Sunday, October 25, 2009

Famous Architect Sketches!!


Black Eyed Peas + LMFAO !!

I have been moving away from "Hip-Hop" lately but thank God that BEP also feels the need to experiment with different genres. Been a fan before the stardom and continue to enjoy their songs. The LMFAO is a great feel-good, love positive song. Thats all.

Enjoy Krystina!!

Never Ending Story!!

Though vague about how the apparatus connects and loads from online searching, it is interesting to experience the potential of information found online. The machine creates a fluid visual story with drawings from patents.

Description Via > Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Trolley House

The slender composition is fine but the location next to a train route is absurd!!

Via >> Trolley House + Studio 2 Architects

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Architecture Sketches!!!

Reading through ARCH DAILY's article on the Dallas Cowboy Stadium (designed by HKS), I discovered that the original sketches for the stadium were posted!

Architecture ideas tend to lose their quality after several re-designs in drawings and renders. The initial sketch captures the pure thought of the designer and serves as the base for the concept to mature into a viable product.

Have you ever seen a Frank Gehry or Le Corbusier sketch? Those drawings are a-mazing in their own minimalistic way. When the drawing is uploaded into a computer, the human feel tends be lost in all the layers and dimensions.

Read the article and pay close attention to how HKS (HKS Sports + Entertainment Group) preserves their sketch ideas into the actual building.

Read at >> ARCH DAILY

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Story of Jesus Rocks!!

JESUS2000 from jesus 2000 on Vimeo.

Google Chrome Themes!!!!!!!!

If you do not operate on Google Chrome then you are seriously missing out on the great products Google is providing for its users.

With the combination of effective e-mail tracking, blog posting, bookmarking, and an ever-improving search engine, Google is far ahead of the competition. But now, Google has collected the talents of designers and artists to give customization a "kool" look.

Marc Ecko, Oscar de la Renta, James White, Kid Robot and Michael Graves have all created custom themes for Google Chrome users. As a designer, I am uber-excited and inspired to use my Google Chrome especially since I customized it with a Karim Rashid interface.

I suggest you make the switch :)

Check it out >> Google Chrome Themes

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The History of the Internet!!

Simplest explanation of the Internet you can find. Great narrative + graphics.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Punch Camera!!!

LOL! This camera idea is a great concept but I'm sure it will take more technological advances before it can work. Industrial Designers are my favorite type of people to know and share time with. Their imagination is endless.

The Punch Camera

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Rubik's Cube Solved in Art Show!

I have never come close to solving a rubik's cube in my life, nor may I ever care to solve it. But the artist at the Johnathan Levine Gallery in New York City has not only mastered it, but manipulated the cube into pop art pieces.

Check it at >> Artful Dodger

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cornell Solar Decathlon Team in DC!!

The Cornell University Solar Decathlon team will be competing this weekend in Washington DC.

Here is the description from the Cornell Team site :

"The Solar Decathlon is an international, interdisciplinary design-build competition hosted biennially by the U.S. Department of Energy for three weeks in October. Twenty college and university teams compete to design, build and operate the most attractive, effective and energy-efficient solar-powered house. The public is also invited to observe the powerful combination of solar energy, energy efficiency, and the best in home design. The final judging competition will take place October 9-13 & 15-18, 2009, on the National Mall in Washington, DC .

The Solar Decathlon brings attention to one of the biggest challenges we face—an ever-increasing need for energy. As an internationally recognized event, it offers powerful solutions—using energy more efficiently and using energy from renewable sources."

Check out the project > Cornell Team

Monday, October 5, 2009

Walmart's Secret Green Mission

The king of Big Box retail has been taking baby steps towards becoming a sustainable entity. But with the large manufacturing and consuming of products, is it possible? Is Walmart too big and fast to control?

Empowering a Sustainability Movement: idsgn (a design blog)

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bernstein Architecture Floating Beds

Being that I have become somewhat of a remodeling/retrofitting architect for housing, I can appreciate something like Berstein Architecture's Floating Beds. The framing system of cables with end-bolting presents an idea taken from modern industrial design. Calculating loads maybe the only drawback, as every owner/tenant bring their unique weight. If it was up to me, I would remove the ground cables and let the bed swing away.

Bernstein Architecture Floating Beds
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