MVRDV’s project for Oxford Street in London

MVRDV’s project for Oxford Street in London

Emanuele D'Angelo · 3 weeks ago · Design

Architecture has also had to reckon with the pandemic, rethinking the most famous places in a new way. The capital of the United Kingdom, London, is one of the first cities to move in this direction, questioning and rethinking its beautiful streets.

In fact, the architectural firm MVRDV has presented its latest project that will redefine the connection between Oxford Street and Hyde Park.
Oxford Street is in fact one of the streets of Europe and for this reason, it is useful to rethink it without distorting it in a more modern way.

“This project is a wonderful opportunity to give a boost to a highly recognizable place in London. It’s a place full of contradictions, and our project highlights that,” says Winy Maas, founding partner of MVRDV.

A project for the future but taking inspiration from the past, that’s the choice of the architects of the famous firm.
Marble Arch once marked the corner of Hyde Park, but in the 1960s new roads were added that turned the arch into a traffic island, disconnected from the rest of the park.

MVRDV’s design recreates a park-like landscape with grass and trees, and ‘lifts’ this recreated corner of Hyde Park to create a spectacular 25-meter-high viewpoint that gives visitors a panoramic view of Oxford Street and the park, and a new perspective on Marble Arch itself.

Sustainability as always is at the heart of the project, the scaffolding structure can, of course, be dismantled and reused, while the elements that make up its top layer – wood, soil, grass and trees – will all find new uses in nearby gardens and parks.

Find out all the photos and renderings of the new Oxford Street.

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Martin Neuhof, an evocative photographer and portraitist

Martin Neuhof, an evocative photographer and portraitist

Federica Cimorelli · 3 days ago · Photography

Martin Neuhof, born in 1984, is a German photographer and portrait artist based in Leipzig, Germany. Martin followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Friedrich Gahlbeck, a well-known German photographer of the last century, then worked to afford a camera and began experimenting with images.

His photography is clear and elegant, it focuses on the human face and delves into the interiority of the subject he captures. For Martin Neuhof, the face is a gateway to human emotions, an obstacle to be overcome and a barrier to be broken.

– Read also: The deep photographic portraits by Laura Zalenga

His photographic compositions manage to break down all appearances, they are creative shots that highlight the protagonist of the image and meanwhile strike the viewer, provoke him and activate something in his inner self.

See a selection of his shots here, follow Martin Neuhof on Instagram and on his personal website.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 days ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @to.street, @caterina_cantu, @martinacuscuna, @veber.photos, @littlejos_, @ivananoto_, @elaverre, @radekzawadzki, @tonepantone, @fotopabo.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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The dark and mysterious shots of Marit Beer

The dark and mysterious shots of Marit Beer

Collater.al Contributors · 2 days ago · Photography

The shots of Marit Beer are dark and mysterious, they tell stories of distant and unknown countries where it is cold, there is silence and the air is humid.

To enter her world you only need to look at her photographs: it seems to be in another reality, isolated, far from the confusion of civilization, among small unattended villages surrounded by wild countryside.

Looking at her shots is like reliving them, is like diving in an uncomfortable world of embroidery and lace, among old fabrics crumpled and faded by time. You can perceive her thoughts and anxieties: the passing of time, the weight of existence and the intimacy of secrets.

Her subjects are authentic but always seem to disappear, they are ghosts that never show themselves in their entirety, impenetrable, enigmatic and disturbing spirits.

The photographs of Marit Beer involve us and drag us away from reality, they are ancient paintings faded by time.

Follow her.

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The mysterious photography of Joanne Leah

The mysterious photography of Joanne Leah

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 days ago · Photography

The Brooklyn artist Joanne Leah creates beautiful photographiy that bring the observer into a mysterious journey through her intellectual-surreal world.

Her intent is to examine the relationship between human form, objects, materials, and conventions, transforming each of them into something very different and far.

Using different color palettes, yellow, green, red and purple, she uses the human body as if it were a design element.

Her contents are all inspired by her childhood memories and explore issues such as isolation, detachment and identity.

Apparently violent, each image expresses a concept that, through her subconscious, come to life with an object or subject in tune with her visions.

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