Friday TopFiveDay! #40

Our favorites of week 26

Designx1, Architecturex4

Every week we share a top 5 of the most interesting, coolest, funniest and most exciting stuff that we have encountered on the web and elsewhere. In our studio we have been sharing things that we see around us and that we find remarkable, for as long as we’ve been a team. This way we keep each other informed of the world outside of our personal perspective, because we have a collective hunger for the new.

With this overview we give you some insight into what fascinates us. In addition to projects from clients and self-initiated projects, this is what Jort, Vivian, Jord, and John Patrick are talking about in the studio. Do share this list and let us know if you have any tips!

PowerPoint by an icon

Nicer Tuesdays is an extremely nice and varied series of talks and presentations organised by web-blog It’s Nice That. During lockdown they continued the series through zoom sessions, which made the presentations a lot more intimate. This one with design icon Paula Scher is really nice. Just watch it and if you’re hungry for more, check the archive.


Architecture photography: 1

This week we point our spotlight on four pretty awesome architecture photographers who all catch cities and buildings in a unique way. First off Peter Steinhauer, an American photographer living in Asia, who excels in creating impressive series. Cocoons and Metro are mesmerising.


Architecture photography: 2

American artist Daniel Everett looks through his lens at architecture to capture a very graphical and abstract world. The architecture he captures feels static, nihilistic, dystopian and poetic at once. His Tumblr page shows this best, whereas his own site focuses more on his artistic edits of his photography.


Architecture photography: 3

Italian photographer Stefano Perego is more conventional in his approach to photography than the others on our top 5, but his subjects are pretty hardcore: he has gathered a huge collection of brutalist and modernist buildings and objects, mostly across Europe. Designboom has a great post on his series of Be’er Sheva in Israel.

Architecture photography: 4

To round up the list check out the amazing work by the king of architecture photography: Dutch globetrotter Iwan Baan. For years he has managed to top the field with amazing work. If you ever tried to make a shot of a nice building, you know how to appreciate his portfolio. Enjoy!


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