Can't believe October is almost over. Well, that means it's time for our monthly round of Kickstarters picked from Archinect's curated Kickstarter page.
1. Painting an entire favela in Rio de Janeiro by Favela Painting
Since 2005, Haas & Hahn of the Favela Painting project and local community members have literally painted the town with their colorful pieces in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. They now aim to achieve their ultimate dream to plaster and paint an entire hillside favela.
2. Dithyrambalina-Musical Architecture for New Orleans by New Orleans Airlift
Two years ago, New Orleans Airlift and artist Swoon successfully funded The Music Box prototype, which transformed the inside of a 150-year-old house into a temporary village of interactive, musical houses. The musical architecture project continues with Dithyrambalina, described as "a sonic playground, performance venue and laboratory for musical architecture in New Orleans."
3. CONSTRUCTION MATTERS by Georg Windeck
The 224-page book by Georg Windeck examines the relationship between the advancement of construction methods and artistic form in modern architecture, and it discusses architecture as the median between artistic concepts and engineering methods. The book also includes over 200 drawings, photographs and diagrams along with essays on the major methods of construction.
4. Spencers Art House: A design laboratory and community space by Andrew Perkins
This Kickstarter will help fund the last steps of rehabilitating a vacant funeral home into Spencer's Art House, a design lab for architects, designers, artists, and engineers as well as a model for material reuse.
5. Plane Clothing New York prints by Gerry Buxton
After the success of their London collection, Plane Clothing — a small independent art and clothing label from East London — needs help to launch their new line of prints inspired from their recent travels to New York.
6. Designing The Future: An Architecture Magazine by Designing the future
Made for architecture students, architects, and lovers of art and design, "Designing the Future" is a magazine that showcases 10 architecture projects by young Spanish students. Aside from showing each project's plans, sections, construction details, 3D models, finals images, etc., the magazine also includes drawing and designing tips and tutorials.
7. The Ergonomic Shovel by Bosse Tools: Made in America by Stephen Walden
Designed by a team of young entrepreneurs and with consultation from product innovation and design companies, Bosse Tools' Ergonomic Shovel was specially made to make shoveling less of a pain on the body and more productive. Finally.