10 Beautiful Staircases Transformed by Artists Around the World

The 16th Avenue Steps by Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher
San Francisco, California
Photo source: Yellofish

Street art can rapidly shift our concrete world into an outdoor gallery through murals and open minds.  One of the lesser used mediums for expressing these works have been staircases.  When painted, public stair art evolves into a stunning and unexpected canvas for portraits, geometric patterns, and intricate mosaics.

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Federico Babina's ARCHITALE Brings Fairytales To Life

Imaginative Italian illustrator and architect Federico Babina has unveiled his latest series, ARCHITALE, “a tribute to the fairytale universe where the architectures are reinvented to accommodate the protagonists of the story.”

Through his illustrations, Babina imagines 17 structures that dance between reality and fantasy, with each architectural detail revealing information about the characters and story of the respective fairytale.

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What HBO's Westworld Gets Wrong (and Right) About Human Nature

Alan Jern, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

A central theme of HBO’s new sci-fi series “Westworld” is the question of what it means to be human.

The setting is an immersive adult theme park that’s been fashioned after the American Old West and is inhabited by intelligent lifelike robots. Over the years, the robots – called hosts – have been updated to look and act more human. As a result, the hosts have started to deviate from their programming. They’ve become unpredictable – just like humans.

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Solar Geodesic Dome Sets The Perfect Balance Between Home & Nature

Inside a glass dome in Northern Norway, lives a family of five. Hjertefølger means heart follower in Norwegian, and the Hjertefølger family were certainly keeping that phrase in mind when designing and integrating efficient ways to incorporate nature's potential into a beautiful space.

In 2013, they built a three-story, five-bedroom, 25-foot-high solar geodesic dome on Norway’s Sandhornøya island, located over 1000km north of Oslo.

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Exurb1a's Thought Provoking & Humorous Youtube Channel

If you haven't noticed by now, there's quite a few questions which humanity has yet to explain fully.  Science is just starting to understand quantum potentials in our universe, philosophers are blurring the lines of the world of physics as we know it, and Youtube is unexpectedly evolving into a platform which these discoveries are unveiled in an informative, and yet entertaining way.   

Exurb1a's current Youtube channel takes a softer approach to explaining many of the Universal questions boggling the brightest minds while maintaining a deep sense into the psychology of the modern thinker.

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Future Forecasting: Landscape Architects Might Save The World

Naomi Stead, The University of Queensland

I predict we’re going to hear a lot more from landscape architects in the coming years. There has long been a misunderstanding about what they actually do – “something about gardens” being a common response.

But the diversity and scale of work in landscape architecture is huge, and the mix of skills and expertise required shows real promise for dealing with the pressing issues facing Australian cities. Whether climate change or urbanisation, population growth or densification, landscape architects have ideas for how to make our future cities liveable, workable and beautiful.

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