Aston Martin unveils Its Project Neptune Submarine

[ #inspiration #AstonMartin #Design ]Aston Martin has teamed up with Triton Submarines, the acclaimed manufacturer of state–of-the-art submersibles, to design a luxury submarine. Codenamed Project Neptune, the venture enables Aston Martin to further enhance and grow the brand into new aspects of the luxury world, with all the performance, beauty and elegance one has come to expect from the British marque.

Project Neptune marries Triton’s diving and operational expertise with Aston Martin’s design, materials, and craftsmanship. Overseen by Aston Martin Consulting, the partnership has shaped a unique concept that will lead to an exclusive, strictly-limited edition vehicle. Project Neptune takes Triton’s acclaimed Low Profile (LP) three-person platform as a basis upon which to explore a new iteration of Aston Martin’s progressive design language.
Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and his team have transformed Triton’s compact LP platform, crea…

FantasyWire sculpture by Robin Wight

[ #inspiration #Creative #Art ]Robin Wight, a UK-based sculptor that works primarily with stainless steel wire, has mastered the creation of enchanting and dynamic fairy sculptures that seem to dance in or struggle against the wind.

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Mirage - a renovation proposal for Montparnasse Tower in Paris

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MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, unveils Mirage, a renovation proposal for Montparnasse Tower in Paris, France. MAD’s design transforms this huge black monolithic building ─ positioned in the city center ─ into an artistic lighting installation that reflects the city upside down.
After its completion in 1973, the 210 meter-high Montparnasse Tower became the tallest building in Paris. But through the years, there has been constant criticism over its intrusive existence in the city, that it has been coined the ‘scar of Paris’. In 2016, the owner called an international competition to renovate the tower, and MAD was one of seven short-listed firms out of more than 700 teams to participate.

MAD’s design uses concave principles to create an optical illusion by setting every glass panel of the façade to a specific angle, so that the building itself turns into a city-scale concave mirror.

The streets and rooftops of the neighboring buildings appear as if they ar…

China Philharmonic Hall in Beijing by MAD Architects

[ #inspiration #MADArchitects #Architecture ]MAD Architects has revealed the proposal of the new China Philharmonic Hall in Beijing, which will be draped in a translucent façade. Located at the south side of the Workers Stadium East Gate in Beijing’s Central Business District, the concert hall covers a site of 11,600 sqm, and has a total floor area of 26,587 sqm. Building will begin construction later this year, and is expected to be completed in 2019.

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When animals do selfie

[ #inspiration #Creative #CGI ]Social networks are a zoo made by extrovert beasts taking selfies. Digital art by Cristian Girotto using Maxon Cinema 4D, Octane, Pixologic Zbrush

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BMW’s New Motorcycle Concept: BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100

[ #inspiration #BMW ] BMW Group has debuted a motorcycle concept so artificially intelligent that it eliminates the need for the rider to wear protective gear, including a helmet. The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 motorcycle is the latest incarnation of BMW’s Vision Next series, which celebrates 100 years of the German brand with forward-looking concept vehicles from Rolls-Royce, Mini, and BMW. The group has been hosting events around the world this year to debut each new concept in a different city. California’s event, held in an old airplane hangar, displayed the motorcycle along each of the group's other previously shown concepts. This is the fourth and final of its concepts to be shown.

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Tron Car for Shanghai Disneyland by Daniel Simon

[ #inspiration #Shanghai #Disneyland #Automotive ]Tron show car for the 'Tron Realm Experience' in Disneyland Shanghai, China. Creative process was overseen by: Trevor Bryant - Disney Ed Welburn - GM Vice President of Global Design Jeff Mylenek - Design Manager GM Wang Lei - GM Design China Final model was shaped by Justin Reeves and Nigel Remedios of GM Australia in Autodesk Alias.
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