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Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
We propose a contemporary design and architecture for our proposals for the temporary architectures at the Kernel Festival, in the park of Villa Tittoni in Desio. Our approach is inspired by the shapes, the imagination and the way of thinking of a digital environment and paradigm, through a non standard attitude, parametric geometry and lighting. This according to the temporary nature of the projects (existing just from the 1st of July to the 3rd of July 2011), a specific attention in the simplicity of the assemblage of the parts, the use of the given construction materials, the photovoltaic panels and the plastic profiles.
- Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
- Project: Temporary Architecture at Kernel Festival “SHADOWS”
- Location: Desio, Italy
- Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Article source: Emmanuel Combarel
Located 16 kilometres from Paris, Sarcelles is part of the banlieue that hurriedly accommodated the immigrants who arrived at the end of the 50s. With a current population close to 60.000, Sarcelles consists of a small old core and a huge expansion to the south known as Le grand Ensemble and conceived in 1965 by Jacques Henri-Labourdette. Paradigm of an urban plan where the urgency of social housing was such that no thought was given to mitigating the conflicts of coexistence, fifty years after it went up the city is the scene of confrontations between communities of different belief and has an unemployment rate nearing 20%.
Image Courtesy Philippe Ruault
- Architects : Emmanuel Combarel, Dominique Marrec
- Project : SPORT COURT in Sarcelles
- Location : Lycée La Tourelle, Sarcelles, France
- Client : Région Ile de France
- Collaborators : BETIBA Bureau d’Etudes Techniques
- Main contractors : LAFRANQUE, APLOMB, EVERLITE, XR Systems, Tennis et Sols
- Program : Sport Court
Image Courtesy Philippe Ruault
Saturday, June 16th, 2012
Article source: Mode:lina architekci s.c.
A project of Audiochmura (sonic cloud – loosely translated) was inspired by the concept of Audioarchitektura (sonicarchitecture) – brainchild of artist Piotr Adamski and mode:lina.
It is a sonic installation using corrugated pipes as amplifiers emitting sounds gathered around its actual position. The shape of a cloud relates to something ephemeral, almost non-existent and likely to move.
Image Courtesy Małgorzata Opala
- Architects: Mode:lina architekci s.c.
- Project: Audiochmura
- Photography: Małgorzata Opala
- Software used: No software has been used – it was all sketching + model making
Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Article source: Archiactivity
A symbol of China’s, the Great Wall (GWC) snakes through the countryside over deserts, hills and plains. The GWC was created under Qin Empire (221-206 BC), but most of the current wall dates from de Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), with approximately 6.400Km. Around 40% has disappeared, 20% has been restored and 40% is in poor condition, in approximately 2.450Km to apply RGB_Project This proposal aims to generate the occasion and potential of the GWC as a main axis through the northern China, in the boundary with Inner Mongolia, a region that is important as a potential break for advancing desertification and climate change, to generate Green_Spots along this natural path in sustainable and replicable landscape structures to help stop desertification, revitalize the area and be an asset to the population: the N=MxRGB_Project.
RGB Project Made in China
- Architects: Archiactivity
- Project: RGB Project
- Location: China
- Software used: sketchup, v-ray and gimp
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Article source: BanG studio
In conjunction with their participation in American Express’ Partners in Preservation program, Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn has commissioned BanG studio to design, fabricate, and erect an art installation inside the synagogue’s main sanctuary. The given theme of the piece is Jacob’s Ladder reflecting the synagogue’s special connection to the story.
In Genesis, Jacob stops for the night en route from the house of his father, Isaac to Paddan-aram. He dreams of a ladder set upon the earth and stretching to heaven. In his dream, angels ascend and descend the ladder. God appears to Jacob promising the land on which he sleeps to him and his descendants. When Jacob awakens he realizes that, “surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.”
Image Courtesy Todd France
- Architects: BanG studio
- Project: Jacob’s Ladder
- Location: Brooklyn, New York
- Photographs: Todd France
- Software used: Rhino with Grasshopper for the modeling with excel spreadsheets to keep track of tabulated information and then we rendered with Mental ray and 3dStudio Max with Photoshop to touch up
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Article source: LabStudio
Branching Morphogenesis explores fundamental processes in living systems and their potential application in architecture. The project investigates part-to-whole relationships revealed during the generation of branched structures formed in real-time by interacting lung endothelial cells placed within a 3D matrix environment. The installation materializes five slices in time that capture the force network exerted by interacting vascular cells upon their matrix environment.
“Special Issue: 2009 International Science and Visualization Challenge.” Science Magazine, Vol. 327, No. 5968, Feb. 19, 2010.
- Design: LabStudio
- Project: Branching Morphogenesis
- Credits: Jenny E. Sabin & Andrew Lucia
- Collaboration: Peter Lloyd Jones and LabStudio, Simulations with Christopher Lee
- Assembly Team: Dwight Engel, Matthew Lake, Austin McInerny, Marta Moran, Misako Murata, Jones Lab members
- Software used: Processing for simulations and Rhinoceros for the modeling and construction documents.
Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Article source: Shma Company Limited
The goal of modern development has created a clear separation between agricultural and industrial activities, between human and nature, between fluid and solid territories, which become a threat to human living. As we move forwards and slowly detach from nature, we neglect the power of it and forget how we once live with it. Ayutthaya is the city which illustrates such on-going situation clearly, from the day when water was city’s breath to the day when water become city’s catastrophe to local economy, society and environment. In planning for the prospect Ayutthaya we shall try to understand the formation of crisis, in order to determine the new balance between water, Ayutthaya living and Chao Phraya river basin.
2050 Ultra Flood Plain
- Architects: Shma Company Limited
- Project: 2050 Ultra Flood Plain
- Location: Challenger Hall, 1-3 Impact, Mueng Thong Thani, Thailand
- Use: Part of the Architect Expo 2012 “Water Brick” Thailand by Association of Siamese Architects(ASA).
- Site Area: length = 5503 mm; width = 1453 mm; Area 7.7 sq.m
- Model material: Polyurethane Foam/hard wood/lighting effect
- Period of Design: 2011-2012
- Design constrcution: March-April 2012
- Material: Animation/model/plate/booklet
Friday, May 18th, 2012
Article source: Onishi Yasuaki
In his installation, reverse of volume RG, Yasuaki Onishi uses the simplest materials – plastic sheeting and black hot glue – to create a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float in space. The process that he calls “casting the invisible” involves draping the plastic sheeting over stacked cardboard boxes, which are then removed to leave only their impressions. This process of “reversing” sculpture is Onishi’s meditation on the nature of the negative space, or void, left behind.
Image Courtesy Nash Baker
- Architects: Onishi Yasuaki
- Project: Reverse of volume RG
- Location: Rice Gallery, Houston, Texas
- Photography: Nash Baker
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Article source: HWKN
A space for urban tastemakers without logos or branding. HWKN scouted the location, created the design and oversaw construction of the temporary event location for MINI’s ”Creative Use Of Space” campaign. The sheer surprise of encountering a hill on a roof in NYC is heightened by design elements derived from MINI cars that utilize object-in-field design, like deploying brake lights into a field of sheet metal instead of at a seam.
- Architects: HWKN
- Project: Mini Rooftop
- Location: New York
- Software used: Rhino, VRay, AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Article source: Atelier Forte
AtelierFORTE presents the sauna Huginn&Muninn. The sauna, made of spruce wood, accommodates two people. As the Scandinavian tradition it’s powered by a wood stove. The portholes on the walls frame the sunsets on the Piacenza hills, and a warm light floods in the small space.
Huginn & Muninn Sauna
- Architects: Atelier Forte
- Project: Huginn&Muninn Sauna
- Location: Piacenza, Italy
- Software used: Google Sketchup