April 7, 2013

How to build a House in 3 hours

March 21, 2013
thisistheverge:

Japanese Subway Stations Totally Look Like Role-Playing Game Dungeons

thisistheverge:

Japanese Subway Stations Totally Look Like Role-Playing Game Dungeons

March 13, 2013
volume-control:

Daniel A. Reed Library, SUNY Fredonia, 1966Fredonia, N.Y.I. M. Pei and Partners
 
 

volume-control:

Daniel A. Reed Library, SUNY Fredonia, 1966
Fredonia, N.Y.
I. M. Pei and Partners

 

 

March 12, 2013
thisistheverge:

130 years later, modern software helps complete Gaudi’s architectural masterpiece
Construction on the Sagrada Familia began in 1883, when famed architect Antoni Gaudi first laid the blueprint for his now-iconic Barcelona church. Gaudi devoted his last years to the project, and 130 years later, it’s widely regarded as one of the most stunningly unique buildings on Earth. It also has yet to be completed.

thisistheverge:

130 years later, modern software helps complete Gaudi’s architectural masterpiece

Construction on the Sagrada Familia began in 1883, when famed architect Antoni Gaudi first laid the blueprint for his now-iconic Barcelona church. Gaudi devoted his last years to the project, and 130 years later, it’s widely regarded as one of the most stunningly unique buildings on Earth. It also has yet to be completed.

March 8, 2013
ombuarchitecture:

NYC. Manhattan. 8 Spruce Street - Beekman Tower - by Frank Gehry
Repinned by Alvina Chu onto Forms//Shapes

ombuarchitecture:

NYC. Manhattan. 8 Spruce Street - Beekman Tower - by Frank Gehry

Repinned by Alvina Chu onto Forms//Shapes

March 7, 2013

how to build a Formula One car, created by the Red Bull Racing team

March 5, 2013
victortsu:

This is what the MASP looked like when I was growing up.

victortsu:

This is what the MASP looked like when I was growing up.

February 26, 2013

mcgheeeee:

Yamaguchi Akira, bitches.

(Source: sink00, via thisistheverge)

February 25, 2013
n-architecture:

«Poème électronique» is the first, electronic-spatial environment to combine architecture, film, light and music to a total experience made to functions in time and space. Under the direction of Le Corbusier, Iannis Xenaki’s concept and geometry designed the World’s Fair exhibition space adhering to mathematical functions. Edgard Varèse composed the both concrete and vocal music which enhanced dynamic, light and image projections conceived by Le Corbusier. Varèse’s work had always sought the abstract and, in part, visually inspired concepts of form and spatial movements. Among other elements for «Poème électronique» he used machine noises, transported piano chords, filtered choir and solo voices, and synthetic tone colorings. With the help of the advanced technical means made available through the Philips Pavilion, the sounds of this composition for tape recorder could wander throughout the space on highly complex routes. 
Le Corbusier; Iannis Xenakis; Edgard Varèse «Poème électronique: Philips Pavilion»
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n-architecture:

«Poème électronique» is the first, electronic-spatial environment to combine architecture, film, light and music to a total experience made to functions in time and space. Under the direction of Le Corbusier, Iannis Xenaki’s concept and geometry designed the World’s Fair exhibition space adhering to mathematical functions. Edgard Varèse composed the both concrete and vocal music which enhanced dynamic, light and image projections conceived by Le Corbusier. Varèse’s work had always sought the abstract and, in part, visually inspired concepts of form and spatial movements. Among other elements for «Poème électronique» he used machine noises, transported piano chords, filtered choir and solo voices, and synthetic tone colorings. With the help of the advanced technical means made available through the Philips Pavilion, the sounds of this composition for tape recorder could wander throughout the space on highly complex routes. 

Le Corbusier; Iannis Xenakis; Edgard Varèse «Poème électronique: Philips Pavilion»

play video

(via thisistheverge)

February 24, 2013
smartercities:

‘Bioconcrete’ Uses Bacteria to Heal Self | ThisBigCity
No product evokes a sense of solidity and sturdiness the way concrete does. However, the tiniest of cracks in an otherwise colossal slab will inevitably lead to structural degradation, leakages and costly repairs.
It is precisely this problem that two Dutch researchers from Delft Technical University have been working on. Beginning in 2006, Henk Jonkers, a microbiologist, and Eric Schlangen, a specialist in concrete development, sought to develop a self-healing cement [pictured] that would stop cracks from forming in the concrete, thereby extending the life of constructions.

smartercities:

‘Bioconcrete’ Uses Bacteria to Heal Self | ThisBigCity

No product evokes a sense of solidity and sturdiness the way concrete does. However, the tiniest of cracks in an otherwise colossal slab will inevitably lead to structural degradation, leakages and costly repairs.

It is precisely this problem that two Dutch researchers from Delft Technical University have been working on. Beginning in 2006, Henk Jonkers, a microbiologist, and Eric Schlangen, a specialist in concrete development, sought to develop a self-healing cement [pictured] that would stop cracks from forming in the concrete, thereby extending the life of constructions.

(via emergentfutures)

February 18, 2013

wildcat2030:

These 3-D Portraits Were Created Using Only A Person’s DNA

Stranger Visions is an art project which tries to determine what we look like based on a single strand of hair.

How much information about ourselves do we leave behind in public, as we shed saliva, hair, and sweat throughout the day? It’s a question that drives the artwork of Heather Dewey-Hagborg, whose project Stranger Visions reconstructs the faces of the anonymous as 3-D printed sculptures, using genetic detritus found in chewing gum, cigarette butts, and wads of hair around New York City. (via 7 | These 3-D Portraits Were Created Using Only A Person’s DNA | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation)

(via emergentfutures)

February 15, 2013
mrdiv:

meta_hexa

mrdiv:

meta_hexa

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February 11, 2013
kenyatta:

How a key works.
via BERG

kenyatta:

How a key works.

via BERG

(via dpstyles)

February 5, 2013

jstn:

Face masks: Super Bowl ‘13 / ‘83

February 1, 2013
emergentfutures:


Audi to Make Fuel Using Solar Power

The automaker is using technology from SolarFuel to make renewable methane for natural-gas vehicles.
Full Story: MIT

emergentfutures:

Audi to Make Fuel Using Solar Power

The automaker is using technology from SolarFuel to make renewable methane for natural-gas vehicles.

Full Story: MIT