Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ReHiding Published in Competitions Magazine*'s e-zine

"Office of Urban Transformations Research, Australia. Re-Hiding. The metal ‘hide’ can be repositioned to accommodate shifting programs seasonally. The development of living systems proved to be a winning strategy at the Signal House site as well. Located just steps down the canal, a planted skin was the winning entry--transforming an abandoned tower into a vertical planting site. Once an operational hub for the rail line, this narrow, graffitti-covered tower has come to be one of Griffintown's most beloved landmarks. The Office of Urban Transformations Research (OUTR)--based at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia--envisioned a winning second skin for this hollow structure. Re-Hiding wraps a playful metal mesh around the tower, creating a new temporary 'hide' for the emblematic carcass. The hide functions as a versatile planting frame, capable of being adjusted to maximize seasonal light levels, and folding onto itself to become seating and bicycle parking as it meets the ground. Like a snake's skin, the hide is designed to be shed when no longer needed." For more information on the article please go to www.competitions.org

OUTR Published

ReHiding Published in Competitions Magazine's e-zine...Please Click Here

Friday, March 11, 2011

Packing Tape Installation

We recently stumbled across a fantastic installation by numen/for use design collective, which uses nothing but packing tape to create huge, spider web like form that is self-supporting. Visitors can climb inside and explore the design which used nearly 117,000 feet and 100 pounds of tape. Please visit their the numem/for use website for more.... Also visit Morfae for more images....

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wolfgang Hotel 3D print

Recently we decided to 3D powder print the Hotels that were designed for the Wolfgang Mountain Resort in China. Please visit our web site for more...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mapping Urban WiFi hidden surfaces

This project is called "Immaterials: light painting WiFi film" by Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen and Einar Sneve Martinussen, and is about exploring and revealing WiFi networks in the context of their urban environments.

"The city is filled with an invisible landscape of networks that is becoming an interwoven part of daily life. WiFi networks and increasingly sophisticated mobile phones are starting to influence how urban environments are experienced and understood. We want to explore and reveal what the immaterial terrain of WiFi looks like and how it relates to the city."

Please also visit YOUrban for more info

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Compositing the Third & the Seventh

So after viewing the Third & the Seventh you still think parts were filmed? Then view the film below which is equally as rich and mind blowing. 
Compositing Breakdown (T&S) from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

the Third & the Seventh

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.
"A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal."  text extracted from the third and the seventh web site

This has to be the most amazing CGI architectural generated film we have ever seen. The creator is Alex Roman, (real name is Jorge Seva) and he is a extremely talented architectural VIS artist.
Once you see this film we am sure you will agree!
Even though we have known about this film for quite awhile (after a friend of ours referred us to it), we thought that it was well over due that we should post it, and the links to the original web site and interviews with the creator, which are extremely interesting.

Interview with Alex Roman
the Third and the Seventh web site