Dump your old vector files in the Digital Junkyard to be recycled into real-world objects
The Digital Junkyard is an experiment in virtual salvage. It is a repository of donated digital information that is used to generate real physical and spatial objects...This project is an embodiment of the growing collective intelligence that technology affords us; and an experiment in ideas about digital ecology. It also honours the time and energy that designers put into testing and making mistakes.
— digital junkyard
No, this isn't some snarky Craigslist ad. Recently launched by architecturally trained designer and artist Car Martin, the Digital Junkyard is a website with a mission to transform as much of your unwanted vector files into a new physical object or creative idea of sorts, in the real world. In... View full entry
Hardcore Architecture: the homes that produced ’80s punk bands
Of all the variants of punk rock, hardcore always gave the impression of having the most blue collar flavor to its anti-authoritarian vibes. Pulled from the 1982-1989 issues of the infamous punk fanzine Maximum Rocknroll, Hardcore Architecture examines how true that impression is. Cross-referencing the addresses of mostly long-extinct hardcore and punk bands with modern Google Street View [...] snapshot of the homes, neighborhoods, and early apartments of these struggling bands.
The Five Benefits of Getting the Right Domain Name
Did you know that great domain names are the easiest way for customers to find you online? You can help your visitors find you by using a domain name that is short and memorable. This year the architectural community got its very own domain name extension with .ARCHI, a dedicated domain name... View full entry
Win $1,000 subscription to create your website
This sponsored post is brought to you by IM Creator: Creating your own portfolio website Some of you might not believe it but there are still a few architect that do not have their own website. Every small business needs a website to serve as their online business card and allow them to: Display... View full entry
Indians in gated communities meet their neighbors online
Sumit Jain has fond memories of his childhood in a small town where everybody knew everybody. But as a young man, he moved to a big city for work and began living in an apartment building. Jain said he soon missed feeling connected to a community.
That sense of loss led him to create Commonfloor.com, a “neighborhood portal” for Indians whose lifestyles have changed with their nation’s economic transformation but who still crave neighborhood life.
Cooper-Hewitt Launches New Online Guide to Design Week NYC
Design Week NYC is almost here, and the plethora of events going on around New York City can be quite overwhelming. But worry not, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has launched a new tool that will come in very handy: a mobile-ready website, designweeknyc.org, highlighting design-related events around the city during ICFF, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, May 19-22.
Tilt-tables and Google Maps make a game out of environments
How much have books or film influenced your sense and recognition of place were you've never been before? And how about games, as developers push for more accurate and realistic map models? How will the ability to interface with all aspects of real-world data affect our future perception of space... View full entry
Maya Lin invites and challenges visitors to her website to help improve Earth's well-being
Ms. Lin conceived "What Is Missing?" as the fifth, and last, of her memorial projects, which began with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in 1982.
If you're looking for something to do on Earth Day, consider a visit to www.whatismissing.net, the site developed by noted artist and activist Maya Lin that launches its second stage Sunday. View full entry
From the School Blogs: Schmancy new website for the GSD
Just a quick note to say that it looks like the GSD's new website, which has been in the works for the past few years, is live! I haven't even looked through it yet, but you can check it out here. The site is designed by Pentagram.
— Harvard GSD (Lian)
ZahaHadid.com gets a facelift
Zaha Hadid's website just received an extreme makeover. A much needed one at that! Her previous website was a commonly-used reference in the "architects have horrible websites" argument. This new one appears to be a huge improvement based on the few minutes I've surfed around. View full entry
Post Post is a new online project focused on exploring the dialog of relational contexts within architectural projects and practices. By extending the lens beyond the individual scope of projects, Post Post seeks to illuminate the interwoven and complex relationships of congruous... View full entry
OpenBuildings launches new site and secures Series A funding from leading investors
We're excited to share this news from our friends at OpenBuildings. Stay tuned for more upcoming exciting news about Archinect's collaborations with OpenBuildings, DesignerPages and Otto.OpenBuildings, a global archive of buildings for architecture lovers and industry professionals, today... View full entry
Softlab_nyc relaunches site
Are you into parametrics, fabrication and amazing animations? Then check out the recently re launched website of our friends and colleagues at Softlab. Lots of work for a studio thats been running for only 2 years. Enjoy! View full entry