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Face Hacking: Transformations via 3D Projection Mapping

[ By Steph in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ]

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Actors gain access to thousands of different faces instantaneously as their facial topography is scanned and altered in real-time using 3D projection mapping. Japanese artist Nobumichi Asai collaborates with makeup artist Hiroto Kuwahara and French digital image engineer Paul Lacroix to create transfixing transformations that track the actor’s movements to keep their ‘new faces’ in place.

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Seaside Stunners: 14 Cliff-Clinging Houses with Crazy Views

[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ]

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Dangling precariously from cliffs, tumbling down hillsides or jutting out over the water, these beautiful seaside homes feature mirage-like rooftop infinity pools, diving boards that lead nowhere, terrifying drop-offs and terraces that seem to float.

Mirage House with Rooftop Infinity Pool

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Made in China: World’s First 3D-Printed Apartment Complex

[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ]

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The same company known for printing 10 home in less than 24 hours is back with a new record-breaking construction project: a multistory apartment structure built using recycled building materials and fast-hardening cement, paired with an ornate villa assembled using the same technologies.

3d printed villa exterior

Open Source Homes: 6 Free Plans Put High-End Design in Reach

[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ]

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Rendering luxury-class house designs accessible to the public is just part of the beauty of Paperhouses, an endeavor to raise the quality of free house plans and and explore the potentials for architecture to be as open as technology can be. As with Wikihouse, anyone is welcome to download and begin construction on any of the uploaded homes without paying an architect or builder fee.

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Textscape: 3D-Printed Typography Stretches Up Like City Blocks

[ By Steph in Design & Graphics & Branding. ]

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Like braille for the seeing, this 3D-printed text raises off the page to add an extra dimension of physicality and meaning to its subject matter, the end result resembling a cityscape made of typography. The ‘Textscape’ project by Hongtao Zhou includes actual braille, as well as various languages and alphabets, calligraphies and number systems.

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The intent is to connect the text to its visuality in architecture, landscape, portraits and ‘abstract matters,’ profiling it in a way that can be consumed both literally and intuitively.

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Retro Style Tech: 10 Modern Gadgets with a Nostalgic Look

[ By Steph in Technology & Vintage & Retro. ]

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If you’re nostalgic for Walkman-equipped jogs, need a desktop computer that fits into a midcentury modern design scheme or just want to gaze lovingly at cassette tapes and reminisce while you’re working, these gadgets will scratch that itch while still providing all the functions you expect from contemporary technology.

CURVED/labs Macintosh-Inspired Computer

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