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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.

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drone finished wall project

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

Image of “concept city” via shutterstock.com

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.

A Hidden Gem in a Westport Forest

Over the weekend, with the help of a friend's car, I decided to take my wife and daughter to Grace Farms, the SANAA building in New Canaan, Connecticut, that I was able to visit (and write about) when it opened in 2015. But on the way there we first stopped to see Victor Lundy's First Unitarian Church in Westport, which I learned about the day before when a quick Google search for "modern Connecticut architecture" brought me to the Westport Historical Society. The image of the church on that page – like a viking ship moored in a forest – was enough to convince me to visit.
First Unitarian Church

In reality the building does not disappoint. But before reaching the peak of the roof nestled amongst the trees, as in the photo above, we had to walk from the parking lot past two classroom wings that extend in a "V" formation from the sanctuary space. From here, the building felt much like a resort, with its low-slung roof, stone walls, subtly curved glulam beams, and deep overhangs protecting the glass walls.
First Unitarian Church