Archinect - News 2015-12-01T20:41:54-05:00 Animated 3D data maps of New York City & beyond Julia Ingalls 2015-10-01T13:31:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T01:24:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Created by graphic engineer Patricio Gonzalez Vivo, the animated map gives a sky-high view of the city's hustle and bustle, capturing cars cruising along streets and lights buzzing on and off in buildings. Vivo, who created the project for open source mapping lab Mapzen, applied mathematical functions to street data to create the animated scene.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Vivo's mapping isn't limited to New York City: you can <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">input</a> a variety of different cities, from Aachen to Zemun, and get a hypnotizing 3D view. Here's a view of downtown Los Angeles:&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>And a view of London (with the black, mostly data-less swath of the Thames cutting through):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Archiving the built environment in Joakim Dahlqvist's "Piminski" renderings Justine Testado 2014-02-18T14:59:00-05:00 >2014-02-19T14:27:21-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 3D model renderings of architect, illustrator, and digital artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joakim Dahlqvist</a> are a tug-o'-war between reality and imagination &mdash; a constant tension reflected in the never-ending quest for design innovation. The smartly arranged objects in Dahlqvist's 3D renderings would have one think each piece required thorough, calculated thought every step of the way. They do, to an extent.</p><p>But after I had a short phone conversation with Dahlqvist, his creative thought process seems to lean toward an experimental and intuitive side that may not be easily detected in his work.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Always having an interest in collecting things and spotting interesting details in his everyday surroundings, Dahlqvist began piecing together the renderings as a "bureaucratic" exercise. The renderings were also a uniquely productive way for him to archive the items he had collected over the years.<br><br>When he was invited to exhibit his work at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WUHO Gallery</a> in L.A., he explained that he took it as an opportunity to c...</p> Your phone could soon become a 3D scanner Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-06T13:49:00-05:00 >2013-12-11T09:58:37-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most of us have gotten used to smartphones replacing long-established devices such as cameras and music players. Soon, however, they might be taking over the duties of something that is itself an emerging technology &ndash; the 3D scanner. Researchers at ETH Zurich have created an app that allows an ordinary smartphone to capture and display three-dimensional models of real-world objects, for subsequent finessing or even 3D printing.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>