Archinect - News 2017-08-20T23:02:04-04:00 How do humans perceive the built environment in outer space? Paul Petrunia 2014-07-10T14:43:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T18:42:29-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I put out a call via twitter and facebook for quick drawings of the ISS from memory. Asking my social media friends for sketches wasn't some kind of contest about accuracy or skill, it was more an investigation into what sorts of visual responses come up when people think about the space station. The (totally unscientific) results reveal much about how we see and understand the built environment in outer space.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Renzo Piano: my inspiration for the Shard Archinect 2012-12-31T12:18:00-05:00 >2013-01-02T20:48:24-05:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Piano apparently sketched his idea on a restaurant napkin while meeting property developer Irvine Sellar in March 2000. According to Piano's architectural firm, RPBW, Sellar keeps the famous napkin in his offices. "He saw the beauty of the river and the railways and the way their energy blended and began to sketch in green felt pen on a napkin what he saw as a giant sail or an iceberg," Sellar recalled in a recent interview.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>