Archinect - News 2015-08-29T12:53:41-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/134499490/this-studio-illustrates-minecraft-s-architectural-capabilities-to-create-imaginary-worlds This studio illustrates Minecraft's architectural capabilities to create imaginary worlds Justine Testado 2015-08-17T16:34:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T21:50:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76xvtfizxy81sw5x.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The BlockWorks studio proves, yet again, that architects can use Minecraft as a design tool to produce rather magical results with impressive detail. The team of architects, designers, and animators envision mystical cubic worlds in response to what they refer to as "Briefs", which include commissions from YouTube personalities, gaming networks, museums, and film studios as well as original submissions to actual Minecraft design competitions.</p><p>Although the designs are largely fictional, BlockWorks draws inspiration from real-world buildings from throughout history and even structural details by today's starchitects. As expected, the team's growing portfolio is pretty spectacular, and surely retains one's attention for a good amount of time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vrcrzii4cmsenlwy.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4z/4zwofgmxqynsl5wf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rqcdgxxhhwiydfd7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0l/0lfzeqrnrktnpbh7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8zqbw5g8jk47nzv1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xogew70hw24b0w43.jpg"><br><br>You can check out more of BlockWorks' projects in greater detail on their <a href="http://blockworksmc.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>. Also, sneak a peek at some their project trailers below or on their <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEgEAyjv1YHP-jvjLQpaCA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YouTube channel</a>.</p><p><em>All images <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BlockWorksmc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">via</a>. H/T <a href="http://www.kotaku.com.au/2015/08/when-minecraft-meets-architecture-magic-happens/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kotaku Australia</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126779963/these-artists-revamp-familiar-u-s-landmarks-into-hypnotizing-animations These artists revamp familiar U.S. landmarks into hypnotizing animations Justine Testado 2015-05-05T19:07:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T18:58:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i0xayzmdmtyzkmh4.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Golden Gate Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Space Needle come to life in a growing series of U.S. landmark animations created by illustrators <a href="http://trzown.me" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kirk Wallace</a> and <a href="https://dribbble.com/akamanchild" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latham Arnot</a><a href="http://dribbble.com/akamanchild" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">t</a>. In this collection, Wallace's background in computer science is hinted at through his signature computer icon-like style that he always balances with fun and some bright color. Then, Arnott adds the finishing touch by transforming Wallace's pictograms into hypnotizing GIFs.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/animated_US_cities_NYC.gif"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/animated_US_cities_SEA.gif"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/animated_US_cities_SF.gif"></p><p>The illustrations are <a href="http://trzown.me/?category=Minimal+Cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">available for purchase</a> as prints, which Wallace prints in his studio. Perhaps these aren't your old stomping grounds or your favorite landmarks, but more cities are expected to be added over time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/741agus5bvlx31qr.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kv3iq16twsfur1b.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123119878/buckminster-fuller-tells-the-tale-on-his-geodesic-life-in-a-mini-storybook-style-audio-interview Buckminster Fuller tells the tale on His Geodesic Life in a mini storybook-style audio interview Justine Testado 2015-03-17T13:40:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:35:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hwhcohxkvvplaxtf.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Quoted Studios&nbsp;&mdash; the creators of the acclaimed animated interview series <a href="http://blankonblank.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank on Blank</a>&nbsp;&mdash; introduced The Experimenters, a brand new mini interview series that offers a peek into the minds of iconic figures in science, technology, and innovation. The first episode, which aired today, shines the spotlight on ol' Buckminster Fuller on His Geodesic Life. The other two episodes will feature anthropologist Jane Goodall and theoretical physicist Richard Feynman.</p><p>Like a storybook, the short film features a recorded audio interview with Bucky by renowned broadcaster <a href="http://studsterkel.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studs Terkel</a> from 1965 and 1970. "Everyone aware of his work agrees that Buckminster Fuller is one of the original minds of our time," Terkel remarks in the introduction. Colorful animations by Jennifer Yoo accompany Fuller's distinctive run-on conversational style and maintain a sense of charm as Fuller talks about how his own environment&nbsp;&mdash; particularly his own personal struggles and painful experiences&nbsp;&mdash; catapulted his architect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100938778/deconstructing-architectural-icons-with-gifs Deconstructing architectural icons, with gifs! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-02T14:49:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T18:53:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ognso1cckh983fgo.jpg" width="514" height="221" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.1week1project.org/2014/05/19/architecture-animee/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alex de Stampa</a> makes tricky and delightful animations of famous contemporary structures, remixing the stale static-images circulated on architectural blogospheres. The animations are part of his "1 Week 1 Project", which you can read more about on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.visualnews.com/2014/06/02/remixing-famous-architecture-animated-gifs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visual News</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/md/mdxs66fcyt69o6jr.gif"></p><p>Mirador Building by MVRDV and Blanca Lleo.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/qk/qk8feynjvel32k1h.gif"></p><p>Zollverein School by Sanaa.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/rm/rmaqzf499eye0k4v.gif"></p><p>Vitrahaus by Herzog &amp; de Meuron.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/d1/d1mfarjt8p2u2bch.gif"></p><p>Theatre Agora by UNStudio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/u6/u6m0qwesjst6amw0.gif"></p><p>Emerson College Los Angeles by Morphosis.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/2m/2mgvzxgqg7sh8ket.gif"></p><p>New Museum by Sanaa.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/vf/vfifuyssv7e138gp.gif"></p><p>America&rsquo;s Cup Building by David Chipperfield.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/7y/7yff1c5sg4txjvca.gif"></p><p>Absolute Towers by MAD.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/23/23ih891tvxjqf7db.gif"></p><p>Memory Museum by Estudio America.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93378967/walking-city-architecture-evolution-movement Walking City: Architecture + Evolution + Movement Alexander Walter 2014-02-11T14:04:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T16:01:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wp/wp9u7ghiavi1rjf3.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Referencing the utopian visions of 1960&rsquo;s architecture practice Archigram, Walking City is a slowly evolving video sculpture. The language of materials and patterns seen in radical architecture transform as the nomadic city walks endlessly, adapting to the environments she encounters.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Author: <a href="http://www.universaleverything.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Universal Everything</a><br>Creative Director: Matt Pyke<br>Animation: Chris Perry<br>Sound:&nbsp;Simon Pyke</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92013376/architecture-and-the-unspeakable-3-teaser-release Architecture and the Unspeakable 3 - Teaser Release johnszot 2014-01-24T20:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T15:10:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8ov0an7h1e1x2gf3.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today we released a teaser for the last installment of the Architecture and the Unspeakable video series. The full video is set to premiere in Chicago on April 8th as part of the MAS CONTEXT Spring talks for 2014. See <a href="http://www.mascontext.com/news/mas-context-2014-spring-talks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this</a>&nbsp;for more details.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73777065/chicago-five-great-buildings Chicago - Five Great Buildings Archinect 2013-05-23T16:59:00-04:00 >2013-05-23T19:49:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/al/alcrd33p0cyrl8ol.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago has many truly great buildings. It sits firmly on the map of global architecture and is the birthplace of the skyscraper. Creating a short video about just five great buildings is doing this city a massive disservice, as there are many and this is simply my thoughts.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/42343488/ruin RUIN Archinect 2012-03-22T18:22:00-04:00 >2012-03-22T23:43:34-04:00 <p> An animated short set in a post-apocalyptic universe.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/8311143/plan-of-the-city-skyscrapers-on-mars Plan Of The City - Skyscrapers on Mars Alexander Walter 2011-05-31T18:40:10-04:00 >2011-05-31T19:03:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rjdj5j9qizbypily.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Check out this new animated film, Plan Of The City, conceived and directed by Joshua Frankel, featuring flying skyscrapers from New York and Shanghai, remixed cities, the Martian landscape and a chamber ensemble. The film is, in part, a love letter to architecture, urban planing, and impossible proposals for each. It is also an experiment in extending the concept of collage through live action video and animation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>