Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shibuya Nebuta Matsuri, Japan

Eastern Asia (Korea, Japan, China, etc.) is on my agenda for traveling. I'll try my hardest to arrange a trip during a festival like this one in Japan.

Shibuya Nebuta Matsuri, Japan Photo-Post | Shibuya246

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Obama: We Need To Bail Out Newspapers Or Blogs Will Run The World

Obama: We Need To Bail Out Newspapers Or Blogs Will Run The World

I understand Obama's cry for funding Newspapers, but he can't force something that is being outdated by technology. I would not use a blogger as a serious news provider, rather I would want to get my news from the Miami Herald website or that of WSVN 7.

Blogging is more of an entertainment + interaction tool. But to fund the printing + delivery of newspapers is ironic if we still consider "green" activities.

I think Obama is feeling pressures from some.... What do you think?

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Box Design Realized!

Minimalist get-away? Simple design allows for great views for occupants. The horizontal structure of the design reflects the pool. Concrete finish has great texture effect. Architecture doesn't have to be difficult if the right minds work together for a successful product.

kanYe West : Blog : THE PARATY HOUSE

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Monday, September 21, 2009

College Kidz have the Best Ideas

Space conforming lighting.
Check Ball State University project >> Morpholuminescence

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cornell University Johnson Museum + Milstein Hall!

Stuck in Detroit Airport for 4 hours so I composed my pictures from my great weekend trip to my alma mater. The Johnson Museum has a great balcony view of the changes happening to the campus, including the new architecture building construction, Milstein Hall ! Designed by OMA!

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Casa da Musica!!

OMA's Casa da Musica in Porto, Portugal has always been my favorite design. The angled faces with the precise glass windows creates a concert hall that frames the surronding context of the city.

For my structures final presentation @ Cornell, I attempted to rebuild the structure of the building. Arup allowed for the design to funtion off of two separate structures, the shell + the core.

Love it!

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Try navigating the portugese website yourself >>

Tooth-Eye Technology!

Science + technology is coming up with some incredible procedures! Doctors from the University of Miami helped a woman regain most of her sight by removing a tooth, drilling a hole in it, inserting a lens, then placing it in her eye!!

I am not sure how they thought of it but it is great to see how the human body is capable of healing itself. Ill!

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Long Exposure Shots

Hey everyone, I am wrapping up a project this week then flying to Cornell University. I will upload photos from my project next week. In the meantime, enjoy this interview of Vicki DaSilva and her great photography. I always wished to experiment with long exposure. Her technique uses great backgrounds with unique spatial creations. Enjoy!

Vicki DaSilva

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

D.O.A. (Death of Architecture) in Dubai Pt.1

Pushing creativity has always been my forte. But when creativity and innovation is pushed by wealth and greed, the outcome can be very scary. In Dubai, there aren't any negotiations, the empowered get what they want, where they want, when they want. So just as much as an architect studies his designs, he must study his client(s) in order to avoid traps.

Architect David Fisher has allowed his genius Rotating Tower to fall into the wrong hands.

The overall concept of self-sustainability is sucked away by the need to accommodate the rich class so they may park their Ferrari next to the jacuzzi. The price tag of $3M-$30M for an energy saving apartment is nowhere in reach for the major workforce of Dubai.

A Ferragamo themed Hotel/Condo in Dubai also doesn't help the fact that the City has an affordable housing issue that forces expats to live in unsuitable living conditions. But this isn't even a blog about human rights, but about artistic control.

Even with housing market suffering in Dubai, the Rotating Tower is being pushed forward with construction. But who will the outcome benefit?

Rotating towers survive Dubai's construction downturn - Real Estate -

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D.O.A. (Death of Architecture) in Dubai

New Post coming soon! I'm finally going to open up about what I experienced in Dubai. In the meantime, here is a picture of the cancelled...oops I'm suppose to say stalled Trump Tower project. No project is ever cancelled in Dubai, it just vanishes. Stay tuned...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pure Data Graphics!

First off, Pure Data is a free software you can download right now!

Ok, now Pure Data (Pd) gives you the ability to write audio and graphic programming in an easy to learn text layout that consist of; messages, atoms, objects and comments.

I took a semester learning Pure Data, Reason and some other notable music programs. My final group project consisted of hooking up Pure Data to Reason and some Wii Controlers for a live visual performance.

Pure Data is fun and easy to use even if you know nothing about music theory.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Craigslist needs a facelift...

I use Craigslist quite a lot, but the site has always been tough to get through when searching for what I want. This article tries to connect Craigslist to the year 2009 with new interface designs and layouts. But if it isn't broken, why fix it?

I read an article about how the founder of Craigslist was against a new site, but if he doesn't agree to change then he will likely get muscled out but his partners.

Redesigning Craigslist: idsgn (a design blog)

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