Minima | Maxima – Marc Fornes / TheVeryMany

September 13, 2017 / 0 comments

“the project extends MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY’s research and development into achieving structural integrity through ‘ultra-thin, self-supporting structures’. these whimsical yet durable curves eliminate the need for columns and beams. the surface is ultra-thin: 6 millimeter aluminum. ‘if an egg were scaled up to the same height as the project, it would be much thicker’, says the design team.” Link…

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50 Urban Blocks

July 30, 2017 / 0 comments

“50 Urban Blocks is the first in a collection of flash cards aimed to simplify architectural design. This first set of cards contains 50 new examples of how to design a block, how to organize space and ultimately how to build the city. Each 13 x 8 cm double-sided card proposes a possible urban form including measurements and…

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Vision with New Lenses: On Designing with Machine Vision

June 6, 2017 / 0 comments

Extract from Archinet: “We increasingly design and inhabit spaces occupied and navigated by both humans and autonomous machines, each with their own unique methods of seeing and sense-making. In this gap between human and machine perception opens a new frontier: how does machine learning transform the vision of the designer?” Link: http://archinect.com/features/article/150010244/vision-with-new-lenses-on-designing-with-machine-vision

Galapagos + Grasshopper + Rhinoceros

May 12, 2017 / 0 comments

Nablus Soap Factory

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

This film shows the process of traditional soap production in the old soap factory in central Nablus. The film was produced in May 2014 by Eirik Moe, Stavanger, Norway. post@mokleiv.no

Nashtifan Windmills

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

In the village of Nashtifan in northeastern Iran, Mohammad Etebari serves as the last keeper of an ancient tradition. Now elderly, Etebari has dedicated his life to keeping the town’s few dozen historic windmills turning. LINK: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/nashtifan-iran-windmills/

ZHA & Form – Salerno Maritime Terminal Design Process

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

A series of drawings, models and photographs that lead to the design of a hadid building:   Inaugurated on 25 April 2016, the new Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects is integral to the city’s urban plan. Begun by Mayor Vincenzo De Luca, now Governor of the Campania Region, and continued under the city’s…

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MOBILE CONSTRUCTION FAST FOOD RESTAURANT

February 26, 2016 / 0 comments

It will never make the Michelin Guide, but New York City’s newest restaurant is almost certainly one of the world’s most exclusive. Most of the patrons are drawn from an elite group of high-beam artists, namely ironworkers laboring hundreds of feet above the street. The dress code is severe: hard hat, overalls, safety vest and…

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GRAPHS AND QUOTES FROM THE BIG RETHINK

February 25, 2016 / 0 comments

Part 2: Farewell to modernism − and modernity too Here she contrasts three paradigms − or as she prefers, ‘cultural ecologies’ − Modernity, Deconstructionist Postmodernism (the transitory, hyper-relativist mode of thought usually referred to as Postmodernism) and Ecological Postmodernism, which she implies is the emerging long-term successor to modernity. Her vision of Ecological Postmodernism is…

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MOVING GOLF COURSES

February 22, 2016 / 0 comments

Out in Arizona, Caterpillar built a driving range where not only the green but also the trees and the sand traps are on the move, carried around by big ol’ trucks. In the video below, pro golfers Erimo and Marimo Ikeuchi take on the driving range challenge and try to land a ball on the…

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