Archinect - News 2014-11-27T00:51:41-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/112585338/new-c-city-museum-district-breaks-ground-in-the-netherlands New "C-City" museum district breaks ground in The Netherlands Justine Testado 2014-11-01T12:03:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T18:02:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9hulc3g02zgteegf.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Continium.&nbsp;Cube. Columbus. What sounds like characters in a comic book series is really the three defining components in "C-City", a new museum district located at the entrance into the Dutch-German border town of Kerkrade. Designed by Rotterdam-based <a href="http://www.shifta.nl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shift Architecture Urbanism</a>, the &euro;20.5 million project recently broke ground and is currently scheduled to open by the end of 2015.</p><p>C-City will bring technology, science, and design in one integrated museum district. Next to the existing Discovery Centre Continium will be the C-Square, a sunken-square space for&nbsp; student labs, restaurants, and other public amenities. C-Square will also serve as an underground pathway landscape that connects all of C-City's facilities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/arj0xcg6t7gf6i54.jpg"></p><p>The Continium will also be joined by the Cube and Columbus buildings. The Cube will house The Netherland's first design museum whereas Columbus was designed as an inverse planetarium theater &mdash; making it the first building of its kind in Europe. In addition to the museum gall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109663689/hacking-rem-koolhaas-2014-venice-biennale-with-project-source-code "Hacking" Rem Koolhaas' 2014 Venice Biennale with Project Source Code Justine Testado 2014-09-24T15:33:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T21:59:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vyippqf09u94mzp3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hacking an architecture exhibition through augmented reality? Yes, there's an app for that. "Project Source Code" is a digital guerrilla-style exhibition created by architect/artist/researcher <a href="http://ozeloffice.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G&uuml;ven&ccedil; &Ouml;zel</a> that lets mobile-device users "hack" key works in Rem Koolhaas' "Elements of Architecture" exhibit currently at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Blending digital and physical space, the project is deemed to be the first to use augmented reality on a live exhibition and also the first time that raw 3D architectural models are treated as exhibition pieces.</p><p>Ozel's selection includes 6 pioneering works he directly acquired (with prior approval) from contemporary architects and designers known for their use of digital design techniques. This includes Asymptote Architecture, Greg Lynn FORM, Neil M. Denari Architects, and Oosterhuis_L&eacute;n&aacute;rd.</p><p>Ozel fully explains his project in the info he provided below:</p><p><strong>PROJECT SOURCE CODE</strong></p><p>"In the field of computer science, SOURCE CODE refers to a set of instructions...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102785435/35-of-the-world-s-palaces-gathered-into-one-quaint-interactive-infographic 35 of the world's palaces gathered into one quaint, interactive infographic Justine Testado 2014-06-26T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:04:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4uw7jrlb5jf7ezx.jpg" width="514" height="625" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although it can't compare to experiencing their grandeur in real life, <a href="http://www.movoto.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Movoto</a>&nbsp;gives a snapshot of 35 of the world's most recognized palaces in one interactive infographic. The Movoto team created the graphic and focused on analyzing palaces to catch a glimpse of the power, wealth, the rich history, and the architectural styles of various countries.</p><p>Hovering over the infographic displays each palace's dimensions (to scale, based on pixels), descriptions, resident, and current status.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ia/iag5rt63oyboo90s.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ik/ikzx4760e2k3dijt.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qvypgnl3jlxcu79x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t1li36r21mtyj8ay.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lki63280sn2ojxxl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yc/ych6c1qpn55r5bo7.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p>See the full infographic <a href="http://www.movoto.com/blog/novelty-real-estate/palaces-around-the-world/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102646363/koolhaas-guides-viewers-through-bustling-lagos-in-this-interactive-documentary Koolhaas guides viewers through bustling Lagos in this interactive documentary Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-24T18:51:00-04:00 >2014-07-02T19:19:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0xo53qs2fdr8s93d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The documentary <em><a href="http://www.submarine.nl/#!/project/lagos-wide-and-close-web/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lagos Wide and Close - An Interactive Journey into an Exploding City</a></em><a href="http://www.submarine.nl/#!/project/lagos-wide-and-close-web/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>,</em></a>&nbsp;arose from Rem Koolhaas' 2001 visit to Lagos, Nigeria with filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak, hoping to document a phase in one of Africa's fastest growing cities. The doc's unique direction allows viewers to switch between two video and three audio channels in realtime, mixing and matching different perspectives on the city. At once documenting Lagos from the personal perspective of bus driver Olawole Busayo ("Close"), and an aerial urban view ("Wide"), the interactive piece samples from Busayo's daily journey, interviews with Lagos' citizens, and comments by Koolhaas.</p><p>After visiting in 2001, Koolhaas continued to research Lagos throughout the early 'aughts with the Project on the City at Harvard's GSD, leading to the interactive documentary's release on DVD in 2004. The film is now <a href="http://lagos.submarinechannel.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">available to experience online</a>, where viewers can take full advantage of the multi-modal storytelling, and flip through ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102324994/analyzing-modernism-with-a-multi-faceted-view-in-the-2014-spanish-pavilion-at-the-venice-biennale Analyzing modernism with a multi-faceted view in the 2014 Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-06-20T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-06-20T18:54:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2beq7050cu950wk0.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Spanish pavilion "Interior" at the 2014 Venice Biennale conveys its multi-layered concept with an enticing labyrinth-like design. Visitors can formulate their own experience as they walk through the open maze, which is "guided" by large images of contemporary and traditional Spanish architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The pavilion is set up as an interactive exploration of Spanish modernism throughout the last century, mixed in with other main points like the influence of digital technology, or comparing traditional Spanish architecture with the contemporary. <a href="http://sio2arch.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sio2 Arch</a> (formerly <a href="http://archinect.com/f451arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F451arquitectura</a>) designed the exhibition, which was curated by I&ntilde;aki Abalos, Lluis Ortega, Enrique Encabo, and Inmaculada El Maluenda.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/htgya0wwch06y7tc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h5/h5dzi4c5tvsv1woh.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/dsr0qklhglgx4zyz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rg/rgfu93wws6d7jbnk.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/jiuwoucocnmwxu53.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hc/hcmw6bw98n249nxj.jpg"></p><p>More photos and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/analyzing_modernism_with_a_multi-faceted_view_in_the_2014_spanish_pavilion_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96032669/bright-nights-at-ted2014-vancouver-with-chrome-powered-aerial-sculpture Bright nights at TED2014 Vancouver with Chrome-powered aerial sculpture Justine Testado 2014-03-19T17:47:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T20:58:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vw/vwmhiu2j0reoefqy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Donning a spectrum of colors and moving beams of light, the "Unnumbered Sparks" installation comes to life every night as it hovers near the site of the 30th anniversary <a href="http://conferences.ted.com/TED2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TED2014 world conference</a> in downtown Vancouver, Canada.</p><p>Artist <a href="http://www.echelman.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Janet Echelman</a> and director of the Google Data Art Group <a href="http://www.aaronkoblin.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Koblin</a> -- who both spoke at TED2011 -- collaborated in designing the aerial sculpture just in time for TED2014. Echelman officially introduced the work earlier this week at the conference.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2jrdigmqd3kecdz.jpg"></p><p>The 745-foot net, which is powered by Google Chrome and other modern web technologies, can be choreographed by visitors using their smartphones or tablets to "paint" the sculpture in real time.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0n/0nxjjf1vzbtsgnns.jpg"><br><br>Visitors in the area will be able to interact with Unnumbered Sparks every night until Saturday, March 22.</p><p>Check out the video below to see the creative process behind the piece.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/54642915/hammertone-by-the-principals-at-moma-ps-1 Hammertone by The Principals at MoMA PS 1 Gravitas 2012-08-03T12:22:00-04:00 >2012-08-06T16:41:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/roq0i1lkthqq44wx.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Hammertone is created from a fabric of woven LED strips and paper squares, networked through a series of sensors which read the aural vibrations created by the artists - responding through light, shadow and geometry."</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Saturday August 4, 2012, Brooklyn-based design firm <a href="http://www.theprincipals.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Principals</a> present from 2pm until 9pm, Hammertone will be performing in collaboration with the musicians Lemonade, Pearson Sound and Jamie XX at MoMA PS 1's Summer Warm Up series. &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r92yjv979ecnyh0h.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q4vqer5itfoj8qtb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/lnlozov2dvxf1dgo.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/45340569/cosmic-quilt Cosmic Quilt Gravitas 2012-04-17T17:06:00-04:00 >2012-04-17T18:00:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xi/xim37dlifehidddr.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We were thrilled when our friend Drew Seskunas, one of the founders of the fledgling design studio The Principals- based out of Brooklyn, shared their latest project with us. The "Cosmic Quilt" is an awesome exploration of interactive architecture being created for May's New York Design Week. Check out their video above, and their Kickstarter profile here to contribute to the advancement of design, architecture and a promising young studio.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Cosmic Quilt</strong> is a new installation/student workshop planned by <a href="http://www.theprincipals.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Principals</a> for NYC Design Week 2012.&nbsp; The installation will be a responsive architectural environment where space changes form in relation to it's inhabitants.&nbsp; Continuing their commitment to unite new technologies with traditional craftsmanship, The Principals designed a limited edition furniture line inspired by the installation entitled <strong>Quilt</strong> to be sold through&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/175436728/cosmic-quilt-interactive-installation-student-work?ref=email" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> to help fund the project.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/9903474/apologue-s-tali-krakowsky-to-speak-on-experience-design-at-eyeo-festival-promaxbda Apologue's Tali Krakowsky To Speak On Experience Design At Eyeo Festival & PromaxBDA Michele Lu Kumar 2011-06-14T14:26:11-04:00 >2011-06-14T14:34:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nd/ndm9ysh8bcm49tky.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Tali Krakowsky</strong>, founder of experience design studio Apologue, will be speaking at the Eyeo Festival on June 27th and June 28th in Minneapolis, and at the 2011 PromaxBDA Conference on June 30th in NYC.</p> <p> At the Eyeo Festival, Krakowsky will be moderating in two panels. On June 27th is a panel that wonders &ldquo;WHY&rdquo; and features Golan Levin, Natalie Jeremijenko, and Zach Lieberman. Why do we do what we do? Why should our spaces be infused with the digital? Why data? Why code? Why generative? Why collaborative? Why interactive? Why color? Why sound? Why touch? Why do frameworks have to be open? Why design?</p> <p> June 28th will feature a panel called &ldquo;Coding Spaces&rdquo; with Emily Gobeille, Theo Watson and Jake Barton. Peep behind walls made of bits and bytes to unravel and contemplate the art and science of imagining, coding and building interactive environments. The panel will search for some general process ideas, tips, warnings, recommendations and insights into the making of these fascinatin...</p>