Archinect - News 2014-09-30T06:36:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109801173/festivities-ensue-at-the-beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-in-new-york Festivities ensue at the Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft in New York Justine Testado 2014-09-25T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-25T20:22:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhic3bttagw147ln.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a> hosted another successful <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108182106/the-arch-league-announces-2014-beaux-arts-ball-craft-co-chaired-by-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball</a> this year at Weylin B. Seymour's in Williamsburg, New York this past Saturday night. In spirit of the ball's 2014 theme "Craft", eight architects and designers collaborated with Nuit Blanche New York in creating digital art projections inspired by the gorgeous interior motifs and details of the historic Weylin B. Seymour's building.</p><p>Digitally carved onto the arches of the venue's central domed hall, the installation helped create a festive environment as hundreds of well-dressed guests enjoyed drinks and desserts, and danced the night away with music by pazel. It was a fancy occasion indeed.</p><p>Want more insight to the Weylin B. Seymour's building? Check out the ArchLeague's <a href="http://archleague.org/2014/09/beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-feature/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">feature</a> on the building's restoration.</p><p>Check out photos from the ball and the Benefactors Dinner below.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83234719/a-quick-recap-of-the-beaux-arts-ball-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A quick recap of the Beaux Arts Ball 2013</a></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 >2014-09-24T15:33:50-04:00 <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/108814986/aa-athens-visiting-school-2014-challenges-the-static-built-environment-with-kinetic-haze AA Athens Visiting School 2014 challenges the static built environment with “Kinetic Haze” Justine Testado 2014-09-12T21:03:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T21:03:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z00xv4r57x1wvyfu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Students and professionals had another opportunity to take part in the third cycle of the AA Athens Visiting School program, "Cipher City: Revolutions". Taking place at the National Technical University of Athens this past spring, participants focused on addressing the roles of change, adaptation and interaction through scripting and digital fabricating techniques at large scale models.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The program set out to challenge the motionless built environment in the collaborative creation of a kinetic pathway prototype called Kinetic Haze. Participants applied the basic design elements from their own proposals in creating the project in less than five days.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kin6gc043z19pfg4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kqcqyncun09xugxj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hr86w3xicxiagxyz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixvltito0hgm4tlu.jpg"></p><p>Find more project photos and details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/aa_athens_visiting_school_2014_challenges_the_static_built_environment_with/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104798959/a-glimpse-of-evolo-s-latest-book-digital-parametric-architecture A glimpse of eVolo's latest book, "Digital & Parametric Architecture" Justine Testado 2014-07-22T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:53:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59jglvtxh758p5nx.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From the creators of the popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyscraper Competition</a>, you can now get your hands on a copy of <a href="http://evolo.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo</a>'s latest book, "Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture".</p><p>This 312-page book dives into the "architecture of the future"&nbsp;&mdash; from the development of the latest digital tools to how they are utilized in a variety of digitally designed and fabricated projects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oh/oh6xihyyml1saqse.jpg"></p><p>"Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture explores the development of the latest digital tools including advance-modeling software and computer aided design in the production of architecture. It is a journey through the most fascinating projects, digitally designed and fabricated, during the second decade of the 21st century. "</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7z5j3sij9chh1t1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p797av08f37cc5m6.jpg"></p><p>"The book highlights the use of these technologies to explore tectonic operations such as sectioning, folding, contouring, and tessellating. A wide variety of projects that range in scale and location offer an insight into the architecture of the future."</p><p>You can purchase the book <a href="http://shop.evolo.us/product/evolo-06-digital-parametric-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 eVolo Skyscraper Compet...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99726458/insite-by-luftwerk-turns-mies-farnsworth-house-inside-out-with-light-and-sound INsite by Luftwerk turns Mies' Farnsworth House inside-out with light and sound Justine Testado 2014-05-15T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-05-23T00:00:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/ei43mwneapu7ja1o.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whether you're a diehard Miesian fan or could care less about the modernist architecture canon, we've heard of ol' Farnsworth time and time again since its completion in 1951 in Plano, Illinois. But Chicago-based artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of <a href="http://luftwerk.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luftwerk</a> want the public to see the historic Farnsworth House in a whole new light &mdash;&nbsp;literally &mdash;&nbsp;with their digital installation project called INsite.<br><br>INsite highlights the house's characteristic clean lines through site-specific digital video projections and original music compositions, thus rendering it into a new structure of light, sound, and space. In addition to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98957852/should-it-stay-or-should-it-go-preservationists-weigh-options-to-protect-farnsworth-house-from-flooding-damage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent preservation efforts</a> to protect the Farnsworth from more floodwater damage in the future, INsite could help revive public interest&nbsp;in an eye-catching way that is suitable for these tech-friendly times.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/un2xoqib6hzb5sl8.jpg"></p><p>Illuminating modern architecture landmarks is nothing new for Gallero and Bachmaier, who have collaborated with video designer and programmer&nbsp;<a href="http://liviu.stoptime341.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liviu Pasare</a>&nbsp;and co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90693455/winners-of-the-out-of-hand-materializing-the-postdigital-giveaway Winners of the "Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital" giveaway Sponsor 2014-01-07T18:08:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T21:58:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z4/z4evignb6jnc1day.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> If you still remember our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87931319/win-a-copy-of-out-of-hand-materializing-the-postdigital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital</em></a> book giveaway last month, we're finally announcing the five winners!<br><br><strong>Nick C.</strong> - New Orleans, LA<br><strong>Christopher A.</strong>&nbsp; - Chicago, IL<br><strong>Martin C.</strong> - Los Angeles, CA<br><strong>Mark V. </strong>- Brooklyn, NY<br><strong>Nate O.</strong> - Iowa City, IA<br><br> Edited by <a href="http://madmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Arts &amp; Design</a> Curator Ronald T. Labaco, "Out of Hand" has 304 pages showcasing the interdisciplinary digital fabrication works of more than 80 architects, designers, and artists including Ron Arad, Greg Lynn, Zaha Hadid, Maya Lin, and Anish Kapoor.</p> <p> "Out of Hand" is also the accompanying book for the exhibition currently at the Museum of Arts &amp; Design in New York until July 2014.<br><br> For more details on "Out of Hand", click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87931319/win-a-copy-of-out-of-hand-materializing-the-postdigital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> Thanks to everyone who participated!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87089321/spacemaker-vr-lets-designers-walk-through-their-own-3d-creations Spacemaker VR lets designers "walk through" their own 3D creations Justine Testado 2013-11-22T09:56:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T08:40:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/joog59ovj6ek1kzq.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Spacemaker VR by <a href="http://digitalphysical.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Digital Physical</a> is a virtual reality software system that can add some new perspective to the entire design process. The Spacemaker lets designers export their 3D files and test out their creations, even during the design process. The software also includes customizable presentation display and realistic 3D models of world landmarks -- suitable for travel enthusiasts or perhaps a source of inspiration.<br><br> Digital Physical recently launched a <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/67329263/spacemaker-vr-walk-inside-your-3d-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> in hopes for a beta release by the first half of 2014.</p> <p> Here's more info DP sent us:</p> <p> "Digital Physical, which includes a number of virtual reality veterans, architects and user experience designers, has set the funding goal at $100,000 USD. The Spacemaker system will include realistic 3d models of world landmarks and buildings, a real-time 3d visualizer, and a simple 3d model creation workflow to enable designers to quickly and easily experience what it's like to walk inside their designs."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2frjurf3of935aqi.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "'Its b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82621442/box-by-bot-dolly-explores-the-synthesis-of-real-and-digital-space-through-projection-mapping-on-moving-surfaces "Box" by Bot & Dolly explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. Archinect 2013-09-24T20:44:00-04:00 >2013-09-26T13:52:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bbe026f299db0f9341fef2df0028250b.jpg" width="514" height="193" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. Bot &amp; Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. We believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression.</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/81076783/arki-is-architectural-visualisation-in-augmented-reality ARki is "Architectural Visualisation in Augmented Reality" Archinect 2013-09-04T19:51:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:50:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c356qlwa8aspoqc0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Arki is an Augmented Reality platform for real-time visualisation of architectural models. By incorporating AR technology within the architectural design process, ARki is able to visualise 3d models for both design and presentation purposes, helping to create an immersive visualisation technique with multiple layers of interactivity. ARki can be deployed on any ios/ android device which allows the user to explore 3d data with an added level of navigational freedom.</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/75830098/editor-s-picks-321 Editor's Picks #321 Nam Henderson 2013-06-25T11:32:00-04:00 >2013-07-06T07:48:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odsqt7zhyfjcv4nt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the Student Works: series Archinect featured work by <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/74780159/student-works-ai-aa-athens-aa-istanbul-visiting-schools-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">two AA Visiting Schools one held in Athens &amp; the other in Istanbul</a>.&nbsp;Completed prior to the recent <strong>OccupyGezi</strong> unrest, Noise De-Former (one of the projects from the Istanbul school) "<em>aimed to materialize the fluctuating noise levels in Taksim Square by creating an interface which can regulate noise, enabling a more comfortable environment for the public resting in Gezi Park</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r40s8uqvtxtzeih1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Inspired by a recent discussion re: the Influence of Robert Venturi on Louis Kahn&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>;&nbsp;highlighted&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75520385/the-influence-of-robert-venturi-on-louis-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a significant thesis by then Master of Science in Architecture candidate Sam Rodell in Washington State University completed in 2008. In the thesis Mr. Rodell</a>, "<em>considers the question of how Louis Kahn&rsquo;s development as an architect was shaped by the influences of Robert Venturi. The personal and professional interaction between these two historically significant architects began late in Kahn&rsquo;s career and early in Ven...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72703600/archeology-of-the-digital Archeology of the Digital Orhan Ayyüce 2013-05-08T12:41:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T20:58:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ly/lyxyptr1jl629akh.jpg" width="514" height="193" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now is the time stop starting with "in the future" in relationship to digital technology. This show will tell, "in the past digital technology did this." It is time to write its history.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Greg Lynn aims to pull the curtain on the digital positioning of sci-fi and other camps and record the history of the subject for what it really is or was. This could help the recent debates of what is what, and,&nbsp;depending on the curation,&nbsp;place certain legacies in place.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57063888/editor-s-picks-281 Editor's Picks #281 Nam Henderson 2012-09-11T12:33:00-04:00 >2012-09-17T22:35:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/we2kwk242lv62sm6.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the latest Student Works feature Elif Erdine a PhD in Architectural Design Candidate at the AA, researching on &lsquo;Generative Processes in Tower Design: Algorithms for the Integration of Tower Subsystems&rsquo;, profiled Fallen Star an installation set between biomimetics, interaction, and perception.The project led drewjmcnamara to think "I am always amazed at the resources available to students at some schools. And then to see those resources actually being put to good use".</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest Student Works feature <a href="http://archinect.com/elif.erdine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elif Erdine</a>&nbsp;a PhD in Architectural Design Candidate at the AA, researching on &lsquo;Generative Processes in Tower Design: Algorithms for the Integration of Tower Subsystems&rsquo;, profiled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/56310866/student-works-fallen-star" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fallen Star</a> an installation set between biomimetics, interaction, and perception.The project led <strong>drewjmcnamara </strong>to think "<em>I am always amazed at the resources available to students at some schools. And then to see those resources actually being put to good use</em>".</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> Last weekend Michael Graves penned an opinion piece for the NYT on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/56624330/architecture-and-the-lost-art-of-drawing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing</a>.&nbsp;Graves categorizes three types of architectural drawing and argues that while at least 1 of them (the 'definitive' drawing) have moved with good reason to digital, the other other two ('referential sketch' and the 'preparatory study') are perhaps better suited to paper/hand...</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/45438032/chris-moody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Moody</a>&nbsp;basically agreed commenting "<em>Regarding speed ,accuracy,and the ability to edit quickly, yes computer-aided dr...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/13816900/flatcut-acadia-digital-fabrication-winners-announced FLATCUT-ACADIA Digital Fabrication Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2011-07-18T14:48:29-04:00 >2011-07-21T16:16:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9n/9n8f2i2bj8t2v4cw.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), in collaboration with Brooklyn-based fabrication house FLATCUT_ have announced winners of this year&rsquo;s ACADIA 2011 Design + Fabrication Competition.</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>