Tuesday, May 29, 2007
By starting 3Dtutorials.sk we would like to support tutorial authors by small paymentor a free membership to our texture sites as well as people new to CG by providingthem with top end free tutorials in easy to search and read environment.And if we can get new members to our texture sites becouse of it, even better :)" to find out more...
Passage from http://www.3dtutorials.sk/index.php?site=2
Passage from http://sesqui.pedali.st/2007/01/about_24.html
by Mason Young
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Great concept, nice detail, design and build~! The ideal prefabrication architectural work I adore. Introduction from Part IV of studio 804.
Passage from http://www.studio804.com/07%20new%20webpages/about%20us.html
Image from http://www.studio804.com/07%20new%20webpages/projects/1718%20Atherton%20Ct.html
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Architecture-Page started with the idea that information about the design industry on the internet should be designed and presented in a form relevant to the web. Typically, readers don't spend much time reading on the web; they merely scan through the content. Hence, we felt the need to create a web design that communicated information effectively, yet concisely.
So, the idea of the Page was born: a clean slate, a backdrop, a placeholder, where areas pertaining to the design industry can be clearly presented and discussed. " to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://www.architecture-page.com/go/about
Friday, May 25, 2007
Image from http://www.snoopywang.com/images/008.jpg
Passage from http://www.aecbytes.com/buildingthefuture/2007/AIA2007_Part2.html
written byLachmi Khemlani
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
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Passage from http://design.arch-world.cn/spData/build/buildSort.asp?id=0027&showwhatid=01
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
"Ban’s interest in simple, easily transported, reusable materials surfaced in another project that made him famous and particularly admired. In a field where humanitarian relief work isn’t exactly commonplace, Ban devised shelters for refugees in Rwanda made of slender paper tubes. This led him to do temporary housing — log cabins with paper-tube walls for disaster victims — first in response to the 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan, where he also built a paper church, and later in Turkey and India. Having put up some of the money himself, he persuaded local companies to donate materials. In Kobe, he used yellow plastic Kirin beer crates filled with sandbags as foundations. The average cost per house was $2,000, though it is the elegance as much as the economy of the architecture that has distinguished Ban. His works are airy, curvaceous, balletic. An heir to Buckminster Fuller and Oscar Niemeyer, to Japanese traditional architecture and to Alvar Aalto, he is an old-school Modernist with a poet’s touch and an engineer’s inventiveness. " to find out more...
Passage from http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/20/magazine/20shigeru-t.html?pagewanted=1
Image from http://www.shigerubanarchitects.com/SBA_WORKS/SBA_PAPER/SBA_PAPER_15/SBA_paper_15.html
If a clear objective has been identified, SWOT analysis can be used to help in the pursuit of that objective. In this case, SWOTs are:
Strengths: attributes of the organization that are helpful to achieving the objective.
Weaknesses: attributes of the organization that are harmful to achieving the objective.
Opportunities: external conditions that are helpful to achieving the objective.
Threats: external conditions that are harmful to achieving the objective.
Creative Use of SWOTs.--- If, on the other hand, the objective seems attainable, the SWOTs are used as inputs to the creative generation of possible strategies, by asking and answering each of the following four questions, many times:
1. How can we Use each Strength?
2. How can we Stop each Weakness?
3. How can we Exploit each Opportunity?
4. How can we Defend against each Threat?
Ideally a cross-functional team or a task force that represents a broad range of perspectives should carry out the SWOT analysis. For example, a SWOT team may include an accountant, a salesperson, an executive manager, an engineer, and an ombudsman. " to find out more...
Passage from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWOT_analysis
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Passage & Image from http://www.vray.us/
Friday, May 18, 2007
" Paquet works in a loose, open style, not quite impressionist, but full of lively brushstrokes and rich color. He also has a solid ability to see and use value contrasts, a characteristic of his work that particularly shines in his paintings of Florence, with its wonderful architecture brought into high relief in the warm sun of the Tuscan plains. I was immediately reminded of my own time in Florence, more strongly than I would be by viewing photographs. I particularly enjoy his night scenes, both of intimate street corners and the sweeping vistas looking out over the Duomo from the Piazzalle Michelangelo and other vantage points in the hills “Alta Arno”." to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://www.linesandcolors.com/2007/05/10/joseph-paquet/ written by Charley Parker
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Passage from http://bimpod.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Great news here~!"ASGVIS has released V-Ray for Sketch-Up. This release brings users various performance enhancements, an out of the box rendering solution, and many great V-Ray features to Sketch-Up. V-Ray is a rendering plug-in that enables Sketch-Up users to take advantage of the power and speed of the Chaos Groupâ€™s V-Ray rendering solution." to find out more...
Passage and Image from http://www.asgvis.com/
"Let's construct buildings that are of their time, meaning of this time and place." Buchanan says. "We are in the 21st century, and now is the time." -from "In te Deep End" FIDLuxe, June 2006
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Passage and Image from http://www.russellbuchanan.com/
Image from http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.architekten-bsa.ch/api/1132344364/de/&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=5&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dwerk,%2Bbauen%2B%252B%2Bwohnen%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX
Friday, May 11, 2007
Architect Edward Mazria of Mazria, Riskin Odems, Inc. in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has been making a case for why his profession should take greater responsibility for the problem. " to find out more...
I think as an architect, there is a responsibility on global warming issues.
Passage from http://www.architectureweek.com/2004/0218/environment_1-1.html
"The Capsule Tower, completed in 1972, stands in the center of Tokyo’s affluent Ginza neighborhood. The building is actually composed of two concrete towers, respectively 11 and 13 stories, each encrusted with an outer layer of prefabricated living units. It has long been appreciated by architects as a pure expression of the Metabolist movement, popular in the 1960s and 1970s, which envisioned cities formed of modular components. But in recent years residents expressed growing concern over the presence of asbestos. On April 15, the building’s management association approved plans calling for the architectural icon to be razed and replaced with a new 14-story tower. A demolition is yet to be determined." to find out more...
This is one of the most inspiring building I came across during my school time. Guess it couldn't withstand the developing pace of Japan. However, it is still an admirable work to be protected. I would propose the building to be recycled in some way, resell or reforming it in some other places or keep certain portion of the building, anyway is better than demolition... It would be wonderful have the units seats on top of roof top... But I would prefer more transparencies for the units.... Some introduction from archspace of the building located. to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://archrecord.construction.com/news/daily/archives/070430kurokawa.asp
by Yuki Solomon
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Passage from http://www.fusion-architects.co.uk/profile/Fprofile.html
Image from http://www.fusion-architects.co.uk/proj.arch/Farch.html
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
This is one of the most creative web design I came across~!!
Passage & Image from http://www.kinetic.com.sg/k2005/main.html
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
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Image from http://www.fcjz.com/box-songshanhu_right.htm#
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Since its launch in May 2004, Curbed has established itself as the center of the virtual conversation about real estate in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond. Sales and rental prices, celebrity deals, new developments, amusing broker stories, hot restaurants, and the latest neighborhood gossip—it's all on Curbed. Updated a dozen or more times throughout the day, and liberally spiced with reporting and dish from readers, Curbed has become a daily fix for tens of thousands of NYC residents—and the most-trafficked neighborhood and real-estate weblog on the web. "to find out more...
Friday, May 04, 2007
Passage from <40>, page 445