Splendid 4D Studio Builds Immersive VR Apps for Architects, Real Estate Developers
This post is brought to you by Splendid 4D Studio.The team at Splendid 4D Studio is partnering with architects and real estate companies to develop flawless apps for showcasing projects and properties. Leveraging virtual reality integration, Splendid 4D Studio takes presentations to the next... View full entry
#SOSBrutalism campaign lists endangered buildings
Surfing on this social media hype, the German Architecture Museum (DAM) and the Wüstenrot Foundation have started using the hashtag #SOSBrutalism to make these buildings visible worldwide in order to contribute to saving those that are currently threatened.
"Brutalism represents an anti-attitude, an anti-idyll," says campaign co-initiator Philip Kurz, of the Wüstenrot Foundation. [...]
The German Architecture Museum also plans to create an exhibition next year based on its online campaign.
"Some 900 buildings - from London to Abidjan, from Tokyo to Caracas - are already documented on the website sosbrutalism.org. Among the structures featured in the database, some have already been demolished while others are currently endangered."Related stories in the Archinect news:Brutal paper... View full entry
Hyper-Reality: Artist envisions our near-future existence submerged in augmented reality
Hyper-Reality is a concept film by Keiichi Matsuda. It presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.
"Our physical and virtual realities are becoming increasingly intertwined. Technologies such as VR, augmented reality, wearables, and the internet of things are pointing to a world where technology will envelop every aspect of our lives. It will be the glue between every interaction and... View full entry
Winners of the "Architectural Guide China" giveaway
In Archinect's latest giveaway, our readers had the chance to win a coveted copy of Architectural Guide China. This unique travel guidebook presents an architectural overview of nine major urban sites in mainland China as well as Hong Kong and Macau.The winners are:Bryce - Milwaukee, WISam... View full entry
Documents Live On in Paperless Architecture Firms
This post is brought to you by BQE ArchiOffice. Physical paper may have given way to PDFs. Ink pens may have been replaced by stylus pens. What architecture firms don’t have to worry about being replaced or disappearing, however, are documents.From initial engagement contracts to drawings... View full entry
Truth is not a superfluous thing
Mostly it is about how propaganda multiplies within that upload/download architecture; an architecture in which both fact and fiction can exist side by side and even overlap
— It’s Nice That
Billie Muraben investigates 'The Sprawl', a multi-channel video installation, by design studio Metahaven. View full entry
Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for February 2016
Have a look at some of the crowdfunding campaigns that caught our attention for this month's list, including a few furniture picks for the end of Archinect's Furniture February. You can also check out Archinect's curated Kickstarter page for more of our previous favorites.BIG Oakland coworking... View full entry
Oregon housing design curriculum wins national award
The University of Oregon Department of Architecture was recognized in January as among the finest in the country for its housing design education.UO architecture faculty members Michael Fifield, Peter Keyes, and Rob Thallon, who spearhead the UO Housing Specialization Program, received the... View full entry
Win the "Architectural Guide China", a handy travel book of the country's architectural history
Architectural Guide China is a unique travel guidebook that presents up-to-date insight into the rich architectural histories in Eastern China's megacities, which continue to create widespread impact through rapid urbanization, population growth, and the consequential effects on the natural... View full entry
Winners of the Arckit giveaway
In Archinect's latest giveaway, readers had the chance to win an Arckit, a reusable and aesthetically savvy modular kit. Architects, students, and design enthusiasts of any age can use the kit for their architectural modeling needs or just for fun.The three lucky winners are:Shawn, Washington... View full entry
Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for January 2016
It's been awhile since our last Kickstarter round-up, so here's our first list of 2016! Take a gander at some of the crowdfunded projects that caught our eye this month for Archinect's curated Kickstarter page.Ghetto Biennale CatalogueCreated by Haitian art collective Atis Rezistans, The Ghetto... View full entry
Envision your next design with Arckit + giveaway!
Need a break from LEGOs or want to refresh your creative process for your next project? Arckit is a choice you wouldn't want to pass up. Irish architect Damien Murtagh created the aesthetically savvy modular kit for architects, students, hobbyists, and design enthusiasts of any age to enjoy and... View full entry
You can now explore the Guggenheim rotunda galleries online via Google Street View
Online visitors from around the world can now explore the interior of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum through Google Street View technology. Additionally, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, in collaboration with the Google Cultural Institute, has made available over 120 artworks from its collection for online viewing. [...]
The Guggenheim’s architecture presented unique challenges for Google’s engineers and Street View team.
Ready to immerse yourself? Click here to start your stroll down the rotunda.All images courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Related stories in the Archinect news:Google is letting you visit museums around the world using Street View and YoutubeGoogle Street View captures beautiful... View full entry
Winners of the "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog" book giveaway
In one of Archinect's latest giveaways, our readers got the chance to win "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog", published by Princeton Architectural Press. The book features a selection of articles and sketches from Lebbeus Woods' blog, which is considered as his last major work before he passed... View full entry
Winners of the "African Modernism" book giveaway
Most recently, Archinectors had the chance to win a copy of African Modernism. Published by Park Books, the book is a visual investigation of post-colonial nation building in Ghana, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, and Zambia. The book's editor, architect Manuel Herz, also took a moment with... View full entry