See highlights from our digital travels this week…
A tour of Moscow’s palatial metro stations
In many a metropolis, descending into the metro is akin to walking through the gates of hell. Not so in Moscow, where its stations are gilded, gallery-esque spaces unlike any other in the world. Photographer David Burdeny has captured the city’s heavenly subway passages for his latest series, called ‘Russia: A Bright Future’, as seen on CNN Style.
LA architects design homes for cats
It’s not only people that are having trouble finding homes in ever more expensive Los Angeles. Some three millions feral cats roam the city’s streets on a daily basis. Thankfully a band of West Coast architects – including Perkins + Will, HOK and Knowhow Shop – have each designed sculptural feline homes, which are being auctioned off in aid of a charity tackling the stray cat problem. Find out more on Archinect.
Hidden pleasures in a maze of mirrors
Don’t venture to this one if you’re claustrophobic. Artist John Miller has built a maze of mirrors to bewilder visitors at Miami’s Institute of Contemporary Art. Should they ever reach its centre, they’ll find a mysterious figure clad in a dress made of fruit. Dezeen has more on the installation, aptly titled ‘Lost’.
From a mirrored maze to a mirrored train
If the maze at Miami’s ICA is meant to get you lost, at least this mirrored train in Japan will take you to the right place. Architect Kazuyo Sejima of practice SANAA has designed a new line of express trains that will blend seamlessly into surrounding landscapes thanks to their reflective shells. Head to Architectural Digest for more.
Jean-François Rauzier gives an architectural twist to the Tower of Babel
The mythical Tower of Babel tells the story of how all the world’s different languages came to be, but in artist Jean-François Rauzier’s world, it’s where all types of buildings come together as one. His ‘Babels’ work is a series of collages that pile similar style of structures on top of each other. An exhibition of Rauzier’s prints takes place at the Brasilia National Museum from 19 April, but you can catch a preview on Fubiz.