Zaha Hadid’s New School in London (10 pics + video)

World renowned artist Zaha Hadid recently completed a school in Brixton, south London that features a bright red running track that flows right through it. Designed for ARK Education, the Evelyn Grace Academy is organized into four smaller schools that share outdoor spaces and facilities. The Academy offers a learning environment that engages students actively. Playgrounds and sports pitches surround the building, while oblique lines stride across the elevations of the structure, veering into curves around the corners. The structure allows maximum levels of natural light and ventilation to enter. This collective space, shared by all the schools, encourages social communication and interaction.

Zaha Hadid via [dezeen], [guardian]



December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Modern

  Every December, Britain’s Tate Modern debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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