The idea behind the 3Doodler is that it takes the core functionality of a 3D printer, essentially an extruder and a heat source, and jams it into a pen-shaped handheld device. Loaded with either ABS or PLA plastic, common feedstock for traditional 3D printers, the 3Doodler "prints" plastic objects by letting you draw them in freehand in three-dimensional space. — reviews.cnet.com
With a funding goal of $30,000, the 3Doodler Kickstarter project has already raked in almost 1.2 million dollars from over 13,000 backers. And you're definitely not too late to get in on the funding party—the project has 31 more days to go. What are your immediate thoughts of architectural...
Making a mess of the built environment and the politics of space, one issue at a time. — SOILED
With the arrival of a new year, SOILED has big plans. Building on our first three issues, Groundscrapers, Skinscrapers, and Platescrapers, we aspire to elevate our forthcoming issue No. 4 Windowscrapers: more dynamic, more tactilely pleasurable, and filled with more ephemera for you to soil...
It's been a while since we posted our latest "Kickstart This!" selection of Kickstarter projects. So, until we post our next, let's look back at our previous choices and see how they performed. These five projects were the MOST SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED of our curated picks: HEX6AGON: Transparent...
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. — kickstarter.com
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?
One of the biggest pieces of outsider art in New York City, the Broken Angel, is confronting the latest stage of its gradual decline, from a 10-story distorted jumble of wood and glass, to a now more subdued house that still retains the creative energy of its builder, Arthur Wood. Wood’s son Christopher recently launched a Kickstarter project, with supporters paying for their original art to adorn the facade, the ultimate goal being to turn the building into a museum. — blogs.artinfo.com
Check out some new architectural Kickstarter projects we've added to Archinect's curated Kickstarter page... RoboChair A Product Design project in Fargo, ND by Brad Benke of Stahl Architects Nerds Rejoice! RoboChair is foldable lounge chair that doubles as wall art--it's functional art! ...
Remember Jimenez Lai's recent Kickstarter project, trying to turn his conceptual project Hefner/Beuys House into a reality at the Architecture Foundation in London? Well, it certainly worked out for him and his Chicago-based architecture practice Bureau Spectacular: the project got funded and the installation Three Little Worlds opened this week, just right on time for the London Festival of Architecture. — bustler.net
See more of the Bureau Spectacular: Three Little Worlds installation in this video on Crane.tv. Previously in the Archinect News: Kickstart: Hefner/Beuys House by Jimenez Lai and Hefner/Beuys House by Jimenez Lai - FUNDED!
Archinect had the opportunity to speak with Tadao Ando. Check out the Interview: 20 Minutes with a Master. b3tadine[sutures] was so inspired that he posted three times and archaalto wrote "I sometimes imagine that millions of years from now when another intelligent species excavates the earth they find the ruins of Louis Kahn's and Tadao Ando's buildings, and maybe they'll think we had some grace and weren't just accidents waiting to happen.."
Archinect (including Orhan, Alex, Kaori and Paul) had the opportunity to speak with Tadao Ando during Ando's brief visit to Los Angeles to collect his 2012 Richard Neutra Award. Check out the Interview: 20 Minutes with a Master. I especially liked the final exchange wherein Ando revealed "As...
Ok, it's time for a round-up of some new architectural Kickstarter projects we've added to Archinect's curated Kickstarter page... ROSY (the Ballerina) We started an organization called reSITE. It’s basically a platform to exchange ideas about making cities more livable. We want to make...
The Hefner/Beuys House by Jimenez Lai is a cartoonish architectural installation that extends its story into the realm of performance art. Citing two predecessors of performance artists, Joseph Beuys and Hugh Hefner, this project also asks - who is the real extrovert between the two? Hefner may be the obvious answer, but Beuys relocated himself out of his context to a stage-like environment whereas Hefner simply stayed in his mansion. — kickstarter.com
Help support Archinect-fave Jimenez Lai fund his latest Super Furniture project! Check out Archinect's latest curatorial pick at Kickstarter. To view all of our selections visit Kickstarter.com/Archinect.
Drive-ins symbolize the romance of the open road, of Hollywood movies, and for many, memories of romance itself. I’ve been making photographs of drive-in theaters for more than a decade now. Every theater is unique, but there are repeating visual themes like the giant white rectangle of the screen, that relate to and resonate with the enormously varied American landscape. — kickstarter.com
Help support Carl Weese photo-document the iconic drive-in movie theaters before they are wiped off the American landscape. Check out Archinect's latest curatorial pick at Kickstarter. To view all of our selections visit Kickstarter.com/Archinect.
Buckminster Fuller was an inventor, architect and "futurist" who made a very large impact on American culture and technology in the 20th century. “9 Chains” explores his presence in the city of Philadelphia between 1973-1980. Moving between documentary style presentation of the facts and pure abstraction, this work focuses on two projects Fuller worked on while in Philadelphia: the lecture series "Everything I Know" and the development of the World Game Institute. — kickstarter.com
We are two graphic designers and a writer who all surf together. When at our local breaks, we found that many of the people we met were artists, architects, designers, and writers — often leaders in their fields. We wanted to create a publication that tells their stories and opens up a rich dialogue in the urban surf community. — kickstarter.com
BOFFO Building Fashion celebrates cutting edge design through a series of temporary retail installations showcasing the work of an architect paired with a fashion designer. Each of five projects receives a $20k stipend for all construction. We have completed three amazing projects that have given our designers and architects massive exposure but the rest cannot be completed without your help. — kickstarter.com
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