Catch up on the best from our digital travels this week…
Vintage works modernised for the internet age
Nicolas Monterrat’s tongue-in-cheek tinkering of vintage artworks and photography is tailor-made for the internet. The French animator has made GIFs of historic works, adding the requisite humour needed for the digital age. See iGNANT or head directly to Monterrat’s tumblr for more.
Going Underground (with Crossrail)
The public won’t see London’s Crossrail in action until 2018 but photographer John Zammit has already ventured down its tunnels to document the £14.8 billion project’s construction. In his shots of these raw, vast underground spaces, Zammit captures a serenity that will be long forgotten once Londoners bear down on the 26 miles of tunnels. The British Journal of Photography has more.
Tadao Ando, on his first New York landmark
‘I wanted to create something which no one else could – a very quiet piece of architecture,’ says Tadao Ando about Ichigoni 152, his first ever project in New York. Filmmaker Marcus Werner Hed travelled to the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s studio in Osaka to capture an intimate portrait of the man himself, and hear more about his Manhattan baby. (Film via Nowness).
A wooden wonder in the Alps
OFIS Architects made us want to swap city living for life in the mountains this week with their artful conversion of a barn into a contemporary living space. They retained the original walls of the building in Slovenia, while lining the interior with a deep-brushed local spruce. Take a tour via designboom.
Is a shipping container ‘co-working hotel’ taking it too far?
Wave your work-life balance goodbye with real estate firm Spacious’ new proposal. The New York-based company has unveiled plans, devised by architects LOT-EK, to create an office-hotel hybrid in a shipping container where rooms double up as workspaces. No such thing as a 9 to 5, obviously. See Phaidon for more.