ART & CULTURE

underwater sculpture by jason de caires taylor

Jason deCaires Taylor: “I want to highlight aquatic places in all their diversity”

Since 2006, British artist and conservationist Jason deCaires Taylor has been sinking hundreds of sculptures in oceans worldwide. With time they transform into living artificial reefs full of marine wildlife. In celebration of World Oceans Week, deCaires Taylor recalls some of his favorite underwater moments and speaks about how he engages new ambassadors for the sea.

PHOTO ESSAY

From Shelf to Sea: How Mandy Barker’s Photography Highlights Plastic Pollution

British Photographer Mandy Barker dedicates her photography to raising awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans. By combining scientific research and fine art photography, she highlights the harmful effect plastic pollution has on marine life and ourselves

The Many Shapes of Water

Whether ice, snow, steam, or liquid: German artist Franz Xaver Aicher’s fascination for water in all its forms defines his photography. As a dedicated skier, snowboarder, and surfer, he uses his camera to capture and examine the “element of life” in alpine and maritime environments.

Sleeping Giants: A Dive into the Wondrous World of Whales

Award-winning Australian underwater photographer Jasmine Carey spends southern winter with humpbacks breeding in the tropical waters of Tonga. In the northern winter, she captures orcas feeding in the Norwegian fjords.

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

“Superblocks” Barcelona: Blueprint for the Green City of the Future?

Barcelona closes its residential areas to car traffic and makes room for the people. But do they really want that? We asked the inventor of the “superblocks”.

Pirouette House by Indian Architect Vinu Daniel

Architect Vinu Daniel on The Art of Wall-making with Waste and Earth

India-based architect and engineer Vinu Daniel creates award-winning buildings with waste materials and earth. But before gaining international recognition for his eco-sensitive construction techniques and materials, Daniel had to overcome many obstacles.

Fake Facades

KOSMOS Architects: Questioning Conventional Laws of Beauty

Artem Kitaev, co-founder of Russian studio KOSMOS Architects on keeping up with fast-paced architectural trends, and the potential of temporary architecture for more sustainable cities.