Attempts the balance between Art and Design; Form and Function.
photographer peter bennetts has shared with us images of the almost completed ‘la plage d’hôtel du pacifique’ designed by australian architect kristin green along the south-pacific coast of vanuatu. although not completed, the skeletal structure as it exists today already evokes powerful spaces somewhere between ancient ruin and spiritual symbol. the hotel contains 18 villas, a restaurant,and a swimming pool and spa facility located along the coast.
using only exposed concrete, wood, and tile, kristin green beautifully composes classical elements with re-envisioned details and an aesthetic that seems to have originated in a civilization from another world. the arched openings that are carved out from a series of intersecting walls and planes make for abstracted colonnades and thresholds that freely ventilate the interiors and allow for a fluid circulation. the use of simple geometries leave kinetic compositions on the sweeping walls. the colosseum-like fortress and the smaller units serve as barriers against strong winds and frequent cyclones.
photography: peter bennetts
Oria [Legend of the Cryptids] || Willian Murai
Now, I don’t normally post non-Magic art on here. In fact, I NEVER do. But I’ll admit that when I come across outstanding art made by one of my favorite Magic artists, I feel compelled to share it.
In this case, finally seeing a non-sexualized female in Legend of the Cryptids art is enough to jump for joy.