Pamphlet Architecture : Small Books with Big Ideas

August 23rd, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Books | 2 Comments »

Pamphlet Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press), established in 1977 has an impressive history with helping to launch the careers of Steven Holl and Lebbeus Woods to Zaha Hadid. Pamphlet Architecture 28 is now opening a call for entries to architects, designers, theorists, urbanists, and landscape architects to publish their designs, manifestos, ideas, theories, ruminations, hopes, and insights for the future of the designed and built world. Get published! Step aside Zaha! Deadline: October 10, 2005

Tanaka Profile-Shaping Auto Door

August 16th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Future, Mechanical Tech, Products | 1 Comment »

The Tanaka auto door takes automatic sliding doors one step further with the ability create to openings according to the profile of the approaching figure. [video]

via Gizmodo

Vital Signs : nARCHITECTS

August 9th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Internet, Mapping, Science | No Comments »

Vital Signs, by nARCHITECTS, is a mobius strip (LED) display streaming breaking news at the Liberty Science Center.

via wmmna

Hyperfabric : HMC MediaLab

August 8th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Augmented, Design, Programming | 2 Comments »

Hyperfabric is a new interface that lets you reach beyond the screen. It’s a very “touchableâ€? surface, made out of an elastic-like fabric called “Hyperfabric”. The screen warps like rubber, and can sense how hard your press it, where you press it, and you can even have lots of people using it at once. You really feel like you are going “through” the screen.

Cities, Satellites and Weather

August 3rd, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Health, Mapping, Science, Urbanism | No Comments »

Just how does society’s desire to live in densely populated areas have the potential to change our Earth’s climate? According to a new paper, satellites can help us answer that question.

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Prophecy Magazine : the Lab

July 22nd, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Future | No Comments »

Prophecy Magazine is an internationally distributed bi-annual magazine of architecture, art, fashion, music + culture. Each issue of Prophecy features theoretical architectural ideas/renderings in “the Lab” section. This section usually features 3-5 projects. They are currently accepting submissions to be included in Fall ’05 issue (August 15th Deadline). [Prophecy Magazine : the Lab]

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Semi-permanent 2005

July 20th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Design | No Comments »

Semi-permanent New York is a design event run by the crew at Design is Kinky, and TheHappyCorp Global with the support Diesel. The event covers various fields within design ranging from graphic design, broadcast, illustration, photography, web, fashion, film, graffiti, animation, and more. Speakers include Charlie White, Chuck Anderson, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Fafi, Joshua Davis, Lobo, Paul Pope, The Orphanage, Threadless / Skinnycorp, and Visionaire, designers you already know or should know if you don’t! September 9th & 10th at Lincoln Center – Avery Fisher Hall

Virtual Cities

June 22nd, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Future, Mapping, Products, Technology, Urbanism, Virtual Reality | No Comments »

GeoSim (Israel) offers several services based on their capacity to efficiently digitize cities using proprietary hardware and software. The level of detail is insane! [flythrough 1] [flythrough 2]

via urban cartography | NYT

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FutureFactories : Non-Standard Fabrication+ Design

June 21st, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Fabrication Tech, Future, Materials, Products, Technology | No Comments »

FutureFactories is Lionel Theodore Dean’s design concept which combines parametric digital modeling with rapid prototyping fabrication techniques for a line of one-off luminaires. He asks, “using rapid prototyping techniques, it costs the same to produce similar parts as identical ones, so why produce two products the same?”

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Urban Underground Farming

June 20th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Biology, Future, Social, Sustainability, Technology, Urbanism | 21 Comments »

Using computer-controlled temperature and LEDs , an underground rice and vegetable farm called Pasona O2 in Tokyo hopes to have its first harvest this summer (2005).

via Pasta and Vinegar | Trends in Japan

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