Raw Rendering Ranters: Zumthor's 'undercooked' LACMA redesign on Archinect Sessions #76
Peter Zumthor released new renderings for his LACMA redesign last week, and boy are people not impressed! We talk about the "undercooked" look of Zumthor's snaking concrete inkblot plan for the museum, and experiment with a new segment devoted to ranting on the podcast. You've been warned.Listen... View full entry
A closer look at "the eye" in MVRDV's Tianjin Library
While pronounced ocular structural features are not unheard of (consider the exterior of DS+R's Broad Museum) Winy Maas, co-founder of MVRDV, is drawing attention to his firm's mirrored spherical auditorium sited in the almost complete 34,200 square meter Tianjin Library. “The Eye is the... View full entry
"A blueprint can give you an idea, but this cements it for you.” – VR's promising future in architectural communications
LHB has become one of the nation’s first design firms to incorporate virtual reality, or VR, across the sweep of its in-house teams [...]
“With VR, you can inhabit the space in full scale...You get a far more physical sense of what that space is going to be.” [...]
Virtual reality also has potential to be “the great equalizer,” LHB’s Fischer noted. A middle-school maintenance worker can put on a VR headset and notice design flaws that might go unnoticed by project managers.
More from the VR-desk:Rendered reality: the VR journalism of Emblematic GroupAre virtual reality systems sexist?Using virtual reality to bridge the gap between architect and clientDrury architecture students are experimenting with virtual reality technology Oculus RiftSpacemaker VR lets designers... View full entry
Celebrate diversity! A Resource for your rendering needs
Kaleidoscope challenges the dominance of gendernormativity, ableism and race-blindness in architectural drawings by diversifying the population of represented peoples in renderings. Choosing to include underrepresented people in drawings not only reflects reality, but also actively imagines a more just, inclusive, and pluralistic society.
Frank Gehry's renderings for L.A.'s Sunset Strip revealed
Initial renderings of the $300 million development depict a cluster of five architecturally distinct buildings distributed across the 2.6- acre site around a central plaza. In total, the project will comprise 333,600 square feet, and have 249 residential units. One of the architects’ primary goals was to make the site as approachable as possible to invite the surrounding community in to shop, dine, or simply relax in the plaza.
— Architectural Record
Renderings and model photos were released today of Frank Gehry's proposed design for the 8150 Sunset Boulevard project. Positioned at the so-called Gateway to the Sunset Strip at the curving intersection of Crescent Heights Boulevard, Havenhurst Drive and Sunset Boulevard, Gehry's mixed-use... View full entry
Photorealistic cityscapes drawn in pencil only
Paul Cadden’s work is astoundingly realistic.
— Visual News
If you think straining over Photoshop for hours on end sweating out the nuances of that latest rendering of a project is time-consuming, Paul Cadden voluntarily spends his time drawing photo-realistic versions of photographs with pencil. Only pencil. According to the artist's website, "Although... View full entry
First glimpse at Diller Scofidio + Renfro's prelim designs for U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado
Whatever your feelings are toward the Olympic Games, plans for the upcoming U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs are pushing forward so far. For starters, the Museum unveiled Diller Scofidio + Renfro's initial design concepts for the 60,000 sq.ft building, set to... View full entry
Wide Lens: Scott Frances talks post-production and retouching
For this month's Wide Lens, a column that investigates the relationship between architect and photographer, Photography & Architecture editor Julie Grahame shares some insight from her interview with architectural photographer, Scott Frances.Julie Grahame:Post Production and Retouching of... View full entry
Archiving the built environment in Joakim Dahlqvist's "Piminski" renderings
The 3D model renderings of architect, illustrator, and digital artist Joakim Dahlqvist are a tug-o'-war between reality and imagination — a constant tension reflected in the never-ending quest for design innovation. The smartly arranged objects in Dahlqvist's 3D renderings would have one... View full entry
Seeing (Too Much) Green: Reality Cues' Eco-Porn Competition
Whether by accident or on purpose, we've all seen it somehow.The Eco-Porn Competition, which launched on August 11, is the latest in Reality Cues' series of tongue-in-cheek competitions that point out the tropes in architecture. The series gives entrants a chance to be sassy yet reverent with... View full entry
Kickstarter bans renderings
Product simulations are prohibited. Projects cannot simulate events to demonstrate what a product might do in the future. Products can only be shown performing actions that they’re able to perform in their current state of development.
Product renderings are prohibited. Product images must be photos of the prototype as it currently exists.
Last night, in a blog post titled "Kickstarter Is Not a Store", Kickstarter announced that it will no longer accept renderings of products or projects seeking funding. What do you think about their decision to enforce realistic proposals by limiting virtual representation? View full entry
New Videos by Spirit of Space
Spirit of Space has shared with us two videos they have recently created. The first was created for a studio at Harvard GSD, the second for Gensler Architects + Virgin America. WATERLINE CHICAGO The cadence of morning rush hour reflects the rhythm of the Chicago River, but how often do we... View full entry
The New World Trade Center
Piranha was commissioned by Silverstein Properties to create a short film depicting the completion of The New World Trade Center site. Piranha wrote, produced, art directed, filmed, and finished all vfx for this inspiring piece marking the 10th year anniversary of 9/11.
Piranha has shared with us a short film that they delivered on September 6th to Silverstein Properties that depicts the renaissance of downtown New York. It was presented at Tower 7 at a press event, in presence of Mayor Mike Bloomberg.Produced by Piranha NYCDirected by Gaspard Giroud View full entry