Try not to stare at your screen for too long (we dare you). This animated GIF — of Essen, Germany’s Zollverein School of Management and Design, by Japanese architecture firm Sanaa — is part of Axel de Stampa’s clever series of architecture-turned-animated-art, dubbed “Architecture Animée.” You will be hypnotized, if only momentarily, as iconic buildings move, deconstruct, grow, and otherwise change before your eyes.
Using movement in a different way, Taras Gesh’s take on Gánovce, Slovakia, is a kaleidoscopic wonderland.
And if that’s not enough to blow your mind, check out these funky photo-illustration combinations, titled Sky Art, for which artist Thomas Lamadieu takes photographs of buildings and uses the sky portion of the image as his canvas and inspiration. We can’t get enough of them.
What are some of your favorite uses of architecture for unexpected art? Let us know!