Archinect - News 2016-10-25T11:54:09-04:00 A look at the dioramas of apocalypse Julia Ingalls 2016-06-29T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-07-16T21:18:26-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Their ongoing series -- titled "The City" -- imagines a parallel universe where humankind is extinct and nature has already started to reclaim the concrete jungle. Think of it as a journey through apocalyptic architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Commercial diorama makers Kathleen Gerber and Lori Nix's dystopian art project, "The City," is a miniature labor of love. Each diorama takes about 7 to 15 months to build, primarily because of the intricate level of detail contained within each scene. Check out this post-apocalyptic casino, replete with distressed slot machines and chintzy carpet:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Or this bombed-out circulation desk scene with half-opened card catalog drawers (a physical object filled with index cards that people used to look up library materials before computer searches):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Meanwhile, this subway scene features a decayed downtown, glimpsed through the permanently agape doors:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>What's the latest in innovative model-making?&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aspiring Japanese surgeons build tiny models to get hired</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Master Model Maker</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour hundreds of Japanese architectural models by the likes of Shigeru Ban and Kengo Kuma at Tokyo's 'Archi-Depot'</a></li></ul> Microeconomics: A City in Miniature Nam Henderson 2013-10-13T17:32:00-04:00 >2013-10-13T19:20:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="515" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It became a way of documenting the processes of gentrification and urban renewal...I&rsquo;ll go to Flatbush Avenue and walk from Prospect Park out to the end, because that&rsquo;s what Manhattan used to be" - Randy Hage</p></em><br /><br /><p> John Leland highlights the work of Randy Hage, who takes photographs of New York storefronts and then makes mixed-media, &nbsp;sculptural scale models of the storefronts he photographed. His work can be seen in the exhibition '<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fleeting Moments</a>' currently on view at the Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena, Calif., from Oct. 5 to Nov. 15.</p>