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White Arkitekter: Visitor Centre Vattenriket

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A stunning wetlands nature center in Sweden

In a nature reserve just outside of Kristianstad, Sweden architecture firm White Arkitekter has created this landmark public building that maximizes views of the wetlands wilderness outside. Dubbed the "Naturum Vattenriket," the visitor center is situated in a nature reserve, a summer refuge for a variety of waterfowl. Because of the wetlands location, the building is raised......read more

The Living Beauty of Wicken Fen

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The Oldest Nature Reserve in Britain Says A Lot About Us Today

ON NATURE By Helen Macdonald for The New York Times On a foggy morning last spring, I took my brother and 11-year-old niece for a long walk in one of Britain’s oldest nature reserves, Wicken Fen, a tiny fragment of a lost marshland ecosystem that once covered around 2,500 square miles of eastern England. We spent hours walking through a mosaic of grassland and sedge, past wet fields cut......read more

Ars Natura: Genesis

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In his inaugural SHFT post, Karl Burkart explains why the hell a renowned green-tech blogger is writing a column on art and nature.

This is the first in a series I’m writing for SHFT called Ars Natura: art in nature, nature in art. Though I typically blog abut media and technology I have become increasingly aware that the problems our civilization faces are not going to be solved by technological ingenuity alone. Yes I believe we can solve the energy problem and perhaps even find a way to deflate the planet’s overheated......read more

Turtle: The Incredible Journey

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Major Dutch causeway to embark on a new, green future.

Directed by Nick Stringer, TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY is the story of a Loggerhead Turtle who follows the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the way to the frozen north, before swimming around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. But the odds......read more

Heat Waves in a Swamp

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Charles Burchfield's unique, mystical vision of nature captured in new touring retrospective.

Widely acclaimed during his lifetime, American painter Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893 - 1967) is curiously under-appreciated today. But an ambitous new touring retrospective, curated by artist Robert Gober, may change that. HEAT WAVES IN A SWAMP, which opens in June at New York's Whitney Museum, features over one hundred works by the visionary artist. Working predominantly in watercolor,......read more

Henry Roy

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Haitian-French fashion photographer ventures into the natural world.

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Henry Roy emigrated to France in 1966 at the age of three. When he returned to his homeland 22 years later, Roy discovered that growing up as a political refugee had given him a special perspective on society and culture. This unique point of view permeates Roy’s editorial photographs, which have graced the pages of Purple, Vogue Paris, and Dazed and Confused. ......read more

Emil Kozak: Get Out of the City

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Photo collection reveals the connections between life in- and outside the city.

Emil Kozak's raw, black-and-white collection "Get out of the city" looks at the links -- and contradictions --- between urban and natural environments. Based in Barcelona, the Danish photographer says of his photography practice, "I hope that my work can remind us that imagination can defy gravity and bend time. It is our own responsibility to enjoy every second of the day.......read more

Ozant Kamaci: Pause

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Toronto-based photographer juxtaposes technology and nature.

In 'Pause,' a collection of images from Ozant Kamaci, the Toronto-based photographer captures individual planes as they fly behind trees. Mining the fertile ground between reality and illusion, the pictures take the viewer to unexpected places. There are both color and black-and-white collections in the series. Both are great. In Kamaci's own words, the photos depict "the......read more

Lacey

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The ethereal beauty of walking the dog.

Here's some video proof that there's beauty in everything, no matter how mundane. Shooting on a Canon HV40, Jamie Sims filmed his dog plodding through a forest then set the piece to Hammock's "Mono No Aware," a dreamy number that pushes the film into lovely, if a little sentimental, territory. OK, we're going to shoot our roommate watching TV to the sounds of Bach,......read more

Alex Roulette: Fabricated Realism

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Photorealistic American landscapes.

Using photographic source images, Brooklyn artist Alex Roulette creates realistic paintings of fabricated landscapes, depicting private moments in male adolescence. "The invented landscapes arise from archetypal citations of past and present cultural influences," he says. "Placing figures into these landscapes is an attempt to take advantage of the viewer's natural ability to......read more

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