Edition Lidiarte

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Great posters of architecture masterpieces from German, Italy, Spain, Europe, Varia and the 20th century's architectural work. to find out more...
Image from http://www.edition-lidiarte.com/catalog/images/lidiarte/plakate/deutschland/img.php?img=314


Friday, April 28, 2006

"This comic is about the life of an architect and the things that cross his path. The goal of the strip is to promote architecture and make it more accessible to the broad public. Archibald, the architect, livens up the discussion on this subject while making the people more conscious of their material environment.
In my own experience as an architect, I was more a manager than an artist with far too little time for the creative work. I felt restrained by mountains of paperwork and never ending discussions with clients and contractors. Forced into the role of the coordinator of fast ideas, I gradually realized that I would never have the time to shape my own ideas on architecture. I had to make more concessions than I was willing to.
Archibald reflects my own vision on architecture. He is the would-be architect in me and is the only architect I ever want to be…
" to find out more...

Image from http://www.maaik.com/archibald.php?lang=en&nav=0

Sketchup Free download

"Google SketchUp (free) is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program that enables you to explore the world in 3D. With just a few simple tools, you can create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects - even space ships. And once you've built your models, you can place them in Google Earth, post them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies. Google SketchUp is free for personal use. No registration is required. " to find out more...

Passage and Image from http://www.google.com/sketchup/

Studio 208

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

This is a great architectural blog with great works. to find out more...
Image from http://photos1.blogger.com/img/201/1251/640/DSC_4111.jpg

DP Architects

"The firm was founded with a deep concern for the built environment and the need for a conscious effort towards creating architecture of exccellence where the enrichment of the human expeirncce and spirit are reflected in both its planning and architectural work. In this way, DP Architects aspires to make a contribution to the region in general, and to Singapore as a City of Excellence in the 21st century in particular. " to find out more...

Pritzker Laureates

Friday, April 21, 2006

Pritzker Laureates that we cannot afford to not knowing them. to find out more...

Architect/Designer List

This is a list found through google, the architect and designer's list.

Ten Arquitectos

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Just could not resist the attraction of architecture from Ten Arquitectos, Mexico~!

Image from http://www.ten-arquitectos.com/houseia.html

Franklin D.Israel

A recommended book to buy from Franklin D. Israel.
to find out more...

Image from http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0847815390.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg

The Art Office

This must be an inspiration from the natural cell structure~!

Image from http://archidose.blogspot.com/2006/04/cylinders.html

Central Chinese Television CCTV, Rem Koolhaas

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

noticiasarquitectura / blog shows a CG movie of the CCTV building designed by Rem Koolhaas (OMA).

BRT Architekten

Monday, April 17, 2006

"We started in 1991 with a small team of ten architects within the framework of the project ‘Car & Driver’. By 2003 the core number of employees in BRT Hamburg has grown to 140. The multisided team consists of architects, building engineers, product designers and graphic designers. Many years of experience in CAD, graphics and model-making extend the scope of our services, meaning BRT can produce all project requirements, from animations to signage, in-house. A regularly expanded and adapted BRT in-house network serves to optimise internal communications. The results of our work-groups are also available to every employee on our intranet. Our technical facilities are intensively looked after by two IT specialists. The equipment is the most up-to-date and is continually adapted to. " to find out more...

Image is training centre dv ag from http://www.brt.de/content/02/projektimages/11_1.jpg
Passage from http://www.brt.de/index2.html

The Architecture of Plant Tissue

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Look at the amazing structure of the natural cells! There are plenty more images. to find out more...
There are so much inspiration through the images~! That is a picture that speaks million of words.

Image located from http://pruned.blogspot.com/


Friday, April 14, 2006

" For Golden Week Casa Brutus' feature story is 'The Next Book to Read'. We asked over 50 architects, designers and artists to tell us what books they recommended, regardless of genre. The result is a lively guide to everything from specialized books to novels, manga to general reading, over 237 books altogether. It's a fascinating compilation of titles that reflects how creators are influenced by so many different things and not just professional reading." to find out more...

Image and Passage from http://www.brutusonline.com/casa/issue/200605/imgs/cover.jpg

Foto de Arquitectura

The beside project is Villa VPRO by MVRDV architects in the year 1997 at Hilversum, Holland.
I found a site of interesting architectural photos of masterpieces. to find out more...
Image from http://www.fotosdearquitectura.fotopic.net/c920912.html

Hugh Pearman

Thursday, April 13, 2006

"Gabion is the site of Hugh Pearman, London-based architecture and design critic. Hugh has been attached to The Sunday Times, London, since 1986, writes for a wide range of other design and consumer titles, is the author of several books, and frequently teaches and lectures. What you find here is a selection - by no means exhaustive - of his writings in various media, including the full, uncut versions of articles previously published in The Sunday Times." to find out more...

Passage from http://www.hughpearman.com/about.html

Brazilian Paulo Mendes da Rocha

The 2006 Pritzkerprize winner goes to a Brazilian architect, Paulo Mendes da Rocha. to find out more...
Pritzkerprize is something like Oscar awards in the movie stream. In architecture, Pritzkerprize is the 'Oscar'.

Image from http://www.pritzkerprize.com/paulo.jpg

Architect's Salary

Do you think architects are working for passion?
Architecture is a very satisfying career.
The tasks you are involved are basically relative to the process of building. Even drafting is the pre action stage of construction work. Do you really work for what you like?
Do people really works for passion?
Is work, work?
Cash, cash?
Passion, passion?
I created a blog of a
salary survey and a One Billion dollar blog today!

Managing Design for Business Success

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

"The Design Management Institute (DMI) is an international nonprofit organization that seeks to heighten awareness of design as an essential part of business strategy. Founded in 1975, DMI has become the leading resource and international authority on design management. DMI has earned a reputation worldwide as a multifaceted resource, providing invaluable know-how, tools and training through its conferences, seminars, membership program, and publications."
to find out more...

Passage from http://www.dmi.org/dmi/html/aboutdmi/aboutdmi_s.htm

pushpullbar2 back online

It is a great news that pushpullbar2 is back to normal!

Ideas on ideas

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

"ideasonideas is brought to you by the people at smashLAB. The ideas, comments, and thoughts on ideasonideas.com remain the property of their owners. Reasonable excerpts are permitted on other sites/blogs; otherwise, the author's permission is required for any reproduction. ideasonideas holds no obligation to comments posted on this site. We reserve the right to delete, edit, or reproduce any postings made to this site, and will remove offensive or illegal posts. " to find out more...

Ice Hotel

Monday, April 10, 2006

"Imagine sleeping snuggly in this spectacular structure crafted each winter from the purest of nature's materials: ice and snow. You`ll be surrounded by beautiful ice sculptures and paintings. You can dance the night away at our N'Ice Club or relax and lounge about in our ABSOLUT Ice Bar. And for fiance├ęs, our Ice Chapel provides an enchanting and fairytale-like setting for weddings."[1]to find out more...
"A night at the Ice Hotel isn't for everyone. Who's willing to sleep on a block of ice in subfreezing conditions?"[2]to find out more...

Passage [1] from http://www.icehotel-canada.com/en/index.en.php
Passage [2] from http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=News&id=179464
Image from http://www.icehotel-canada.com/img/framesPhotosEn/index.htm

Plasma Studio

Thursday, April 06, 2006

"Through form and organization of space as essentially political tools [not in a symbolic way but socially, physically], we work towards generating an architecture that authentically reflects and houses contemporary social life patterns and provides generous and indiscriminate opportunities and qualities to an increasingly contradictory, ubiquitous atomized society.
- The majority of our projects are questioning boundaries between spatio-political realms such as the public and the private spheres. - We are developing strategies that formally and programmatically unify disparate elements into a coherent whole.
- Configuring space and activities elastically we derive at forms that are fine-tuned around specific requirements and express the multiple aspects that informed them.
- We use physical space and ephemeral events as emancipatory and interactively acting tools: these do not depend on [exclusive] linguistic, cultural or intellectual readings but can be experienced and interpreted individually as pure physical and phenomenological experience." [1] to find out more...

"Transformative tectonics set spaces, planes and bodies into unforeseen relationships that challenge conventional topographies and spatial codes. While the angular and complex qualities of their forms might superficially affiliate them with 'computer-generated' architecture, decision-making is never relinquished to the computer."[2] to find out more...

"Material as Form - Likewise, these projects occupy a zone far beyond the debates about truth or presence of materials and structure. They are produced at a time when material sciences are developing techniques not only to produce wholly synthetic materials and nanotechnological structures, but are also beginning to seamlessly fuse steel with rubber at a molecular level, creating entirely new - not even hybrid - materialities. There is no truth to material as the new ontology of matter are essentially informational, defined by transformation and error rates. Blue Architecture's use of material perhaps best exemplifies this approach to matter. Here "brick" as material is stripped of its laden materiality and pseudo-ontology and treated as a texture bump map applicable to any surface or form. The questions are no longer what "a brick wants to be" nor illusionist tricks but what effects can be actualized through material manipulation and recombination." [3] to find out more...

Passage [1] from http://plasmastudio.com/theory
Passage [2] from http://plasmastudio.com/berlinexhib/berlinexhib_2.htm
Passage [3] from http://plasmastudio.com/formsache/formsache_2.htm
Image [1] from http://plasmastudio.com/
Image [2] from http://plasmastudio.com/berlinexhib/berlinexhib_2.htm
Image [3] from http://plasmastudio.com/formsache/formsache_2.htm

Future System

"Future Systems is an architectural and design practice producing highly original work. The designs are not only architecturally innovative and visually striking, but are also pieces of highly functional equipment, inspired by both nature and technologies transferred from other industries.
The practice is recognised worldwide for consistently challenging traditional preconceptions of space and demonstrating environmental concern and efficiency, without the need to compromise on contemporary form. Research is a vital ingredient for the practice and a balance between experimental and real projects is kept in order to remain at the cutting-edge of the field." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.future-systems.com/company/profile.html
Image from http://www.future-systems.com/images/architecture/project_03/image_

Daniel Libeskind

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

"The PROJECTS have developed in unexpected directions through a practice which does not mimic existing procedures, but attempts to break through into the excitement, adventure and mystery of architecture. By dropping the designations form, function, program and engaging in the public and political realm, which is synonymous with architecture, the dynamics of building take on a new dimension. The celebrations of drawing into building, the pathos of production and the dreamlike routines configure into a substance that is not identifiable on any drawing board. This 'substance' which sometimes appears totally opaque and inscrutable often glimmers with belief and offers CONTACT to a reality of the deepest hope." to find out more...

Passage from http://www.daniel-libeskind.com/
Image from http://www.daniel-libeskind.com/image.html?ID=269
Night Rendering of Green Emerald Tower,2004

Latest Project Rendering!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

This is done by me! Only a single daylight applied! But it took 30mins for the rendering! I normally use only 30seconds to 60seconds for the rendering. After reading the pushpull forum, noticing people are using 12~60hours' of rendering time, I tolerated for the light traser, for taking 30~40minutes generating this scene. Haven't add in the advertisement and people yet, but I like it already for it's reality's sake. Finally, something called photorealistic rendering.

Thomas Mayer

Thomas Mayer_archive shows 112 photos of construction of the Hotel Marques De Riscal designed by Franck O. Gehry.
Image from http://thomasmayerarchive.de/details.php?image_id=70677&sessionid=583715e22f90131b2d7da55c9628e65c&l=english

Top 10 Architects in SEA & China

Saturday, April 01, 2006

"The BCI Asia Top 10 Awards 2006 recognize architectural firms and design institutes in eight key Asian markets making the greatest contribution to the built environment this year."[1] to find out more...
"Tongji University is one of the leading universities under the State Ministry of Education in the People's Republic of China . As a state key university, it has also been included in the State Project 211 and the 21st Century Education Plan of China . " [2] to find out more...
"The civil Engineering and Architecture design institute of Tongji University was founded inf 1958 based on the former Architectural Engineering Design Section of Tongji University which was established in 1953.The name "Archiitectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University" was officially ratified by the State Education Committee in 1979 and this has been used since.The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University was merged into the listed Tongji Science and Technology Co.,Ltd at the end of 1993 and it became its wholly-owned subsidiary.In March 2001,Tongji University merged the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji university and the Shanghai Tongji Planning and Architectural design and Research Institute to form the new Architectural design and Research Institute of Tongji University."
[3] to find out more...

Passage [1] from http://www.bciasia.com/top10/index.cfm?CFID=778020&CFTOKEN=20449364
Passage [2] from http://www.istju.com/eng/index1.htm
Passage [3] from http://www.tjadri.com/
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