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A 2018 graduation film by Nicolas Roth, Pirmin Bieri, Luca Struchen and Aira Joana of Lucerne School of Art and Design, Switzerland. To wit:

Troubled by the changes he’s going through, a restless backpacker seeks his place in the world. As he experiences a mysterious encounter in a concrete building, he hopes to have finally found such a place.

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The digital imaginings of Belgian artist Raphal Vanhomwegen, who renders his paintings at speed to maintain sponteneity. Of his foreboding, vertiginous, stream of consciousness architectural visions – depicted in technicolour, neutral shades and moody greys – he tells Colossal:

I am […] one of those people who think nothing is more beautiful than a sketch. I almost never saw a finished drawing look better than a very good sketch. That’s why I almost never finish my drawings. It feels like adding more notes to a perfect musical piece. It’s just not worth it.

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The glorious depth and symmetries of Gareth Pon’s architectural photography – each one with a tiny rocket concealed, ‘Where’s Wally’-style, within the composition.

How’s your eyesight?

From top: Ponte, Johannesburg (+detail); Chicago, Illinois (x3); Hong Kong (x2);  Atlanta, Georgia (x2).

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The still under construction Lieban International Building in Guiyang, China – a 121m tall tower block with a 106m waterfall designed into it.

Sadly, the projected annual running costs of €860,000 generated by 4 huge pumps and building maintenance means the waterfall will only flow a few times a year and not constantly, as envisaged by the designers.

Boo.

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