Photographer Charles Fréger examines costumes and masks of folk festivals and traditions of 18 different countries in Europe in his series Wilder Mann.
Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, in Graubünden, the hotel Null Stern (Zero Stars in English) delivers for true nature lovers an unprecedented night under the stars. This "room" was imagined and created by hoteliers Frank and Patrick Riklin, without walls or ceiling for the sake of the panorama. It costs $245 a night, with a discount when bad weather arrives. It's worth noting the bathroom is a 10-minute walk.
Photographer Antoine Bruy’s ongoing series, “Scrublands,” grew up in urban France and began documenting the off-the-grid culture with his camera from Spain to Switzerland to Romania,
“Most of the farmers had been living in big cities and I really respect their decision to say, ‘This is not my thing and I can't live this way anymore.’ I think there are a lot of people thinking this way but few making the steps to change. I was interested in how they managed to live another way.”
The UK's main provider of air traffic control services, NATS, visualizes beautifully how complex and busy European airspace is.
"Airspace might be the invisible infrastructure, but it is every bit as important as the road, rail and utility networks we all rely on everyday. It is the lifeblood of our island economy, connecting the UK to the rest of the world. Getting it right matters and we all have a stake in it. That’s why we created this data visualization showing a typical summer’s day of air traffic from last year. It’s an amalgamation of two data sources – UK radar data from 21 June and European flight plan information from 28 July – and it clearly highlights the structure of airspace across the continent. A few highlights include the North Atlantic tracks that connect Europe with North America, the airways that run up the spine of the UK, the holding stacks at London’s capacity stretched airports and the military manoeuvres off Anglesey in Wales. We hope you enjoy it and that is acts as a small reminder of the incredible work air traffic controllers, working with pilots and ground crew, do every single day."
Polish architect Jakub Szczesny designed the Keret House in Warsaw into a gap between two other buildings. It is 72 centimeters at its narrowest and 122 centimeters in the widest.
That is why at first it seems that the construction of living space within such premise is impossible. Keret House is to contradict that false image, simultaneously broadening the concept of impossible architecture.
Created by Luke Shepard:
Nightvision is a celebration of the brilliance and diversity of architecture found across Europe. Over the course of three months I journeyed with a friend through 36 cities in 21 countries with the ambition of capturing some of the greatest European structures in a new and unique way. Comprised of thousands of carefully taken photographs, strung together and stabilized in post-production, Nightvision aims to inspire appreciation for these man-made landmarks.
Here's the library parts of that equation. I know there are some other incredibly stunning ones. Anyone remember that one in Scandinavia I think with the big curved wall of books?