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Facades Minus Architecture: Subtractive Photos Flatten Built Environments

[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Photography & Video. ]

In Facades 3, the latest in a series of such sets, French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy ones again visits flatland, imagining the world constructed like a stage set from virtually two-dimensional building fronts (or sides).

In architecture schools and firms, students and designer often draw or photograph (or these days: turn to Google maps) to capture the street- or ally-facing parts of buildings adjacent to their site — an exercise to understand the context around their new vision.

Paper Signals: DIY Sculptural Objects You Can Control With Your Voice

[ By SA Rogers in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ]

If you could build an origami-like paper object that can visualize information at your voice command, what would you ask it to tell you? Google’s new ‘Paper Signals’ project is a fun way to play with information, technology and DIY crafts, offering templates for paper sculptures containing simple parts like a micro servo, an Adafruit Feather Huzzah (a thin, light WiFi board with built-in USB and battery charging) and some things you likely have laying around the house or office.

Google’s examples are an arrow that points up and down to track Bitcoin, a wheel that counts down to Halloween, an umbrella that tracks the rain in Seattle, a pair of pants that grows shorter or longer according to the temperature in New York City, a box with arms that tells you when it’s time to take a break and a rocket that tracks NASA launches.

Search and you shall find - An art report from Milan by Roberto Marone

The experiments conducted today by artists using Google Maps are impetuous and have the same high margin of error — and, perhaps, even the same lack of inhibition — typical of the avant-gardes of the past.

Free Inspiring Android Apps to Help You Decorate

Everyone needs at some point inspiration when it comes to interior decorating and while we’re in the era of advanced technology, why not enjoy all the benefits that come along with it and make visions come to life with little resources and time.

7 Razones de por qué la Arquitectura (como la conocemos) se terminó

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Steve Mouzon, director de Studio Sky y Mouzon Design, es un arquitecto, urbanista, autor y fotógrafo basado en Miami. Es fundador de New Urban Guild, el cual apoya el Project:SmartDwelling y ayuda al movimiento Katrina CottagesEl brazo sin fines de lucro del New Urban Guild es la Guild Foundation, la cual desarrolla la Original Green initiative

La Arquitectura ha mostrado cambios irreversibles en la última década, sin embargo aquellos que saben adaptarse a estos cambios podrán encontrarse en una posición más ventajosa en los próximos años. Ya son ocho años desde el boom de la construcción el 2005, casi seis desde la crisis hipotecaria subprime y cinco desde la gran crisis que hizo olvidar a la antigua gran recesión.

Spatial Delirium: An Interview with Michael Light

Michael Light, Gated “Monaco” Lake Las Vegas Homesites Looking West on Grand Corniche Drive, Bankrupt MonteLago Village and Ponte Vecchio Bridge Beyond, Henderson, Nevada (2010) Photographer Michael Light divides his time between San Francisco and a remote house hear Mono Lake, in the Sierra Nevada. An artist widely known for his aerial work, Light flies the trip himself in a small airplane, usually departing very early in the morning, near dawn, before the turbulence builds up. Michael Light preps his airplane for flight; photo by Venue. Venue, BLDGBLOG's collaborative project with Nicola Twilley of Edible Geography and the Nevada Museum of Art's Center for Art + Environment, not only had the pleasure of flying with Light around Mono Lake, but of staying in his home for a few nights and learning more, over the course of many long conversations, about his work. Flying with Michael Light over Mono Lake; photos by Venue. We took a nighttime hike and hunted for scorpions in the underbrush; we looked at aerial maps of the surrounding area—in fact, most of the U.S. Southwest—to discuss the invisible marbling of military & civilian airspace in the region; and we asked Light about his many projects, their different landscape emphases, the future of photography as a pursuit and profession, and what he might work on next. From SCUBA diving amidst the nuked ruins of WWII battleships in the most remote waters of the Pacific Ocean to spending years touching up and republishing photos of U.S. nuclear weapons tests for a spectacular and deeply unsettling book called 100 Suns, to his look at the Apollo program of the 1960s as an endeavor very much focused around the spatial experience of another landscape—the lunar surface—to his ongoing visual investigation of housing, urbanization, and rabid over-development in regions like Phoenix and Las Vegas, Light was never less than compelling.

Collaborative Construction: Aerial Drone-Built Architecture

[ By WebUrbanist in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ]

weaving architecture in air

Unmanned aerial vehicles can do more than just take pictures, pick up and drop off objects – they can also work together to create solid structures, built brick by brick or even woven in midair.

drone architectural construction structure

drone finished wall project