A monumental sculpture consisting of parts of trees gathered from across Ai Weiwei native China /// TATE Modern until Aug.15th Tree 2010 by conceptual Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is made from numerous dry branches, roots and trunks from different species of trees that the artist gathered from across his native China. Although it mimics the form of a real tree, the visible joins make it apparent that it has been made by piecing together individual elements. Tree celebrates the Chinese […]
Architectural Association, London, UK Projects Review 2016 offers an overview of the AA’s 2015/16 academic year. On display are hundreds of drawings, models, installations and photographs from all the AA’s units, courses and departments, documenting the diversity and experimental nature of the AA School.
Palm Tree Gallery are very proud to host Fuller‘s debut London exhibition of his socially insightful works on paper and new pieces that stray away from his typical style. Fuller is known for drawing intricate maps, often described as psycho-geographical, of places he has lived in. As such he observes the identity of places at a particular space in time. His depiction of London will be on display which spans a decade of exploration and provides a unique social commentary. […]
Visual journals are created in a secret language of symbols. Intentional or not, they are private maps only their makers can follow. Visual journals may provide stronger records of the cultural milieu in which they were created than their purely written counterparts. Rather then describing the stuff of the day, they are often made from it.
Cube judgement system and how to quickly draw in three-point perspective Three-point perspective regards linear perspective in which parallel lines along the width of an object meet at two separate points on the horizon and vertical lines on the object meet at a point on the perpendicular bisector of the horizon line. The simplest way to draw in three-point perspective is by employing the cube judgement system, a method way less laborious than the plan-elevation. Follow the short four steps bellow: […]
A quick step-by-step on how to create a figure-ground diagram A figure-ground diagram is a two-dimensional map of an urban space that shows the relationship between built and unbuilt space. It is used in analysis of urban design and planning. It is akin to but not the same as a Nolli map which denotes public space both within and outside buildings and also akin to a block pattern diagram that records public and private property as simple rectangular blocks. The earliest advocates […]
Lebbeus Woods, was a revolutionary, experimental, and theoretical architect. He is regarded as one of the most original architectural visionary of recent times. He was born in 1940 in Lansing, Michigan and sadly passed away on October 30, 2012, in New York City. Woods’ work is primarily focused on theorizing architecture in places in crisis. He is was the founder of the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture (RIEA) and a Professor of Architecture at the Cooper Union School of Architecture, as […]
Pamphlet Archilibs #002 Falling in Line BG-Martin Visible and invisible lines are superimposed on infinite space. There are connecting, converging and vanishing lines that traverse, designate and generate place. Their origins, properties, duration and consistency have different languages. There are untold types of lines: border lines, lines of desire, lines of thought, and lines of rupture. Lines are indicative of underlying forces and tensions, and are unequivocally invested with content and meaning… READ PAMPHLET
Michael Sorkin is a deeply committed and influential architect and urbanist whose practice spans design, criticism, and teaching. A prolific writer, his currently contributing editor at Architectural Record, for which he writes a regular column, was – for ten years – the architecture critic of The Village Voice, and is the author of hundreds of articles in a wide range of professional, academic and general publications. Sorkin is the principal of the Michael Sorkin Studio in New York City, a […]
The project took its starting point from the deformation and aggregation of the Cerdá block. Aggregated Figure: The City as Folded Blocks by Sarah Månsson + Federico Pessani, Los Angeles, CA | SCI-Arc The deformation of the original block, by means of folding, establishes new relationships between parts of the individual blocks, and between separated blocks as they start to aggregate to form a larger figure. The concept of aggregation thus leads to the definition of a new urban form, […]
Oximoron is a research thesis in the field of computational aesthetics through the application of topology optimization strategies for a skyscraper design in Shenzhen (China); the figure of speech that combines contradictory terms better describes the thesis subject: the erosion, a sort of creative destruction, the construction of space through matter subtraction. Oxymoron by Luca Pedrielli skyscraper project in Shenzhen, China | Bologna, Italy The whole design process, from ideation to engineering, orbits around the Soft Kill Option (SKO), a […]
Wireflies explores the potentials of creating an architectural system through a playful design process. It is about user’s creative expression, who through decision making explores new strategies in architectural design. Wireflies by Angelopoulou Dimitra + Karantaki Meropi + Diamanti Vasiliki, Bartlett School of Architecture | London, UK The idea is to create an open sandbox video game as a discrete kit of parts that could be assembled and disassembled, resulting in different aggregations. Wireflies game explores new building blogs of […]