Escher reveals a world far away from our general perception of reality, a world of mathematics, a world of abstractions, anticipating deep features of modern day cosmology.
Wenzel Hablik is a visionary, an utopian architect of the proverbial crystal castles in the clouds.
In the early 18th century Maharajah Sawaii Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in North India, known as Jantar Mantar.
Goudal makes no attempt to hide any evidence of fabrication, drawing attention to the artificial, man-made aspect of photography
Edward James — described by Salvador Dalí as “crazier than all the Surrealists together” — designed a sculptural dream garden that defies any architectural label.
Gazing up into the kaleidoscopic worlds of these Iranian mosque ceilings invokes a feeling of transcendental glory.
R. Buckminster Fuller gave an extraordinary series of lectures concerning his entire life’s work. These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of his major inventions and discoveries.
Turrell is an artist who works with the nature of perception. He uses light to make you perceive your perceiving.
Minoru Nomata paints fantastical structures and towers, standing isolated in front of a subdued sky. Their purpose is mysterious.
Étienne-Louis Boullée is the master of monumental cenotaphs. His most emblematic project is his cenotaph designed for Isaac Newton.
Oscar Reutersvärd is widely acknowledged as the father of the impossible figure.
Kilian Eng is one of the most popular futuristic illustrators of today. Also one of the most productive one’s.
Tristram Lansdowne is a Toronto based painter who mainly works in watercolor. I like his futuristic approach of combining architecture with nature.
For 15 years Paul Noble is building his imaginary city called Nobson. He presents this world in isometric projection only and I would love to pay this place a visit.
Biosphere 2 was one of the most lauded experiments of the 1990s, then one of the most ridiculed. Now it is back, offering a unique way to put theories about climate and environment to the test.
I’m totally fascinated by Hannsjörg Voth‘s structures in the Moroccan desert. There is a beautiful book called Stadt des Orion…
Auroville is the dream of a better world. It doesn’t matter on how many levels such projects struggle or fail.…
In 1993 the brothers Robyn and Rand Miller created MYST — a video game unlike any other before. It’s a…
I spent all my schooldays in this kind of architecture. But I was never taught about Anthroposophy. I wish to…