Oasys, a green and artificial oasis for Abu Dhabi

Oasys, a green and artificial oasis for Abu Dhabi

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Design

Imagine walking through the busy streets of a metropolis and suddenly finding a cool, shady and green place to sit and rest, where you can spend your free time. The architects of Mask Architects not only imagined it, but they also designed it. 
As the name says, “Oasys” is a real oasis to be installed in large cities. 

Mask Architects’ futuristic design won the Cool Abu Dhabi Challenge, a competition in which more than 1,570 firms from 67 different countries have proposed their solution to one of the problems of climate change, namely the urban heat island effect, just like that of Abu Dhabi. 

Oasys looks like a small section of a forest, where trees and natural elements interlock with artificial elements that resemble huge leaves. Their design makes it possible to create large, permanently shaded areas beneath them, in fact, this oasis is designed not only for those who want to relax in the cool, but also to host pop-ups, bars and even art exhibitions. 

Oasys has been conceived as a modular structure, so it can be adapted to any place, to any type of terrain and can cover surfaces of different sizes. 
The pride of the project is the lighting system, which reproduces natural light, simulating the sun’s rays during the day and turning blue at night.  

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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: @_barbarac__, @alanyssalas_ph, @saracamporesi.it, @salvo_95126, @labianca_paola_photo, @reportageofmylife, @monica_milescow, @mariyaleksa_ph, @_eleonoram_, @cynthia_foto.

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

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Female portraits by Marat Safin

Female portraits by Marat Safin

Giulia Guido · 3 days ago · Photography

Women are the protagonists of the shots by Russian self-taught photographer Marat Safin. Lonely women, women in the house, in the kitchen or lying on the bed, women immersed in nature, free among the high grass, women looking in the car or immortalized in spontaneous poses. 

Marat’s female portraits convey a sense of calm, intimacy. 

The warm light that we find in all her shots immediately gives the family atmosphere, giving us an air of home, of familiarity. 

In our gallery you can find a selection of her shots, to find out more go to the Marat Safin’s Instagram profile

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The world’s best nature photography of 2021

The world’s best nature photography of 2021

Tommaso Berra · 3 days ago · Photography

After the ranking of the best astronomical and microscope photographs of 2021, these days the best wildlife photos of the last year have also been awarded. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a competition organized by the Natural History Museum in London, now in its 57th edition.
There are many aspects that make extraordinary the 100 photos in competition, taken by professional photographers or amateurs and selected from 50 thousand proposals. On the one hand, the technique used and the patience in waiting to take the perfect shot, unrepeatable in many cases. On the other hand, the unusual point of view, which brings viewers closer to unusual natural events or animals that are difficult to approach, such as the shot of the spider as big as a human hand or the “selfie” taken by a grizzly bear in front of the carcass of a deer in the United States.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is divided into 19 categories, from which the two winners have been announced. Laurent Ballesta, who specializes in aquatic photography, won the Adult Grand Title Winner with an image capturing some camouflaged groupers in French Polynesia emerging from a cloud of eggs and sperm. It took the French photographer five years of night diving to capture this moment, which occurs only during the July full moon period.
The other winner of the wildlife photo contest was Vidyun R. Hebbar, just ten years old, who was awarded the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his image of a spider wrapped in its web, taken in Bangalore, India.

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Erotic and sexy photography by Joshua Rhodes

Erotic and sexy photography by Joshua Rhodes

Buddy · 3 days ago · Photography

Joshua Rhodes is a Californian photographer present on Instagram with the accounts @fuzzyaxolotl and @fuzzyanalog.

His images are charged with solar eroticism: pin-up style models, portrayed with irony and sensuality, with a vintage style that seems to echo the editorial taste of Playboy and a certain 70s erotic cinema.

The statuesque bodies of blonde models shine in the sun on perfect beaches, emerge from the water of the ocean or crystalline pools.

Natural shots, delicate and glossy lights.

Check out a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and on his personal website.

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