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The façade of Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway brought to life in a continuous motion feature conjoured from a single photograph by animator Ismael Sans-Pena, who sez of it:

The idea behind the film was to find the innate movement inherit in still forms. Every sculpture has movement in it, and it is the task of the animator to discover it. It was through the process of editing my imagery that I discovered that a single image would suffice to create the animation. The film was made by zooming into the image and panning row by row while making sure that different architectural motives aligned in every increment. This also gave a structure to the film.

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Skull in the Mirror: a 19th century French chateau (abandoned for the last 30 years and lately donated to the Town Hall)  transformed by artist Okuda San Miguel as part of last week’s Festival LaBel Valette organised by Urban Art Paris.

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A 2001 piece entitled ‘Love letters Building’ by the German conceptual artist HA Schult (b.1939) for which the artist invited the public to submit love letters.

He received 150,000, enlarging 35,000 to wrap the exterior of a former post office building in Berlin with the remaining 115,000 letters displayed inside.

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Façades by German photographer Markus Brunetti – an enthusiastic “picture maker,” and “inventor of images” who  digitally interprets the buildings he photographs, replacing the normal low-angle perspective with a surreally lit ‘flattened’ effect to create the impression of a 2D front elevation referencing the architects original design drawings.

Above: Hohe Domkirche zu Köln; Cattedrale di Ferrara; Notre Dame de Reims and Paróquia de Santa Marinha de Cortegaça, Portugal.

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