Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Great architecural books and references can be found here~! "Welcome! We publish fine books on architecture, design, photography, landscape, and visual culture. Our books are acclaimed for their unique editorial vision, unrivaled design sense, and high production values at affordable prices. Please browse around, let our books surprise and seduce you, and order online via our secure server." to find out more...
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UCS Technique

Ucs technique, rotate your entire ucs accordingly to your required angle is important. You can rotate your entire view in your paper space without rotating the actual ucs in model space. Just type "UCS" when you are at paperspace, rotate the ucs then type "Plan" to have the view reflected in the viewport. Remember to save your view to avoid losing it.
This post is a reminder. Hope you can understand my description.

Arken Museum of Modern Art

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

"Søren Robert Lund won the Arken Museum commission through a national competition in 1988; the museum opened March 1996. This eight year evolution of the museum's design has had a critical effect on the final building as it reveals itself today. The design of the museum can be divided into a number of different realms including the overall layout, the spatial experience, and ultimately, the details. " to find out more...
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The Skyscraper Museum

Sunday, January 21, 2007

"On March 1st, 2004 we inaugurated our extraordinary new home, brilliantly designed by Roger Duffy of the internationally-based architecture firm SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP). The SOM design is a dazzling work of contemporary architecture featuring a permanent gallery for the core exhibit Skyscraper/City, a gallery for changing exhibitions, a bookstore, and a mezzanine for staff offices. The design features polished stainless-steel floors and ceilings that reflect the floor-to-ceiling exhibition cases into endless verticals, generating a sense of towering volumes. A large-scale "light box" by artist James Turrell will form the Museum's entrance. This will be Turrell's first outdoor public artwork in New York, and it will be an icon of light and hope in the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan."
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Point Lookout

Saturday, January 20, 2007

"Point Lookout is designed to be used by explorers, camera crews and others in remote locations as well as by lifesavers and surfers on beaches where permanent constructions are not permitted. Several ‘Point Lookouts’ might form a temporary ‘sailboard village’ for race meetings. " to find out more...
I would proposed these Point Lookouts at roof top, imagine taking a nap there~
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Practice 003

Friday, January 12, 2007

sketchup download

Thursday, January 11, 2007

"Google SketchUp Pro 6 is powerful, intuitive 3D modeling software that allows designers and planners to explore, communicate and present complex design concepts. The simple, robust toolset and intelligent drawing system make it easy to create and modify models, while the import/export capability gives you the flexibility and functionality required in a professional workflow. And now, with SketchUp Pro’s LayOut (beta) feature, you can integrate 3D models with 2D elements like photographs, artwork, text, title blocks – even handwritten notes – to create compelling interactive presentations. LayOut (beta) also enables you to output large-format, high-resolution documents. In a single program, SketchUp Pro 6 combines high-quality 2D design tools with the ability to manipulate dimensionally accurate 3D models with CAD-like precision and scale." to find out more...
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Sketchup Practice 002

It is not a simple thing to start from nothing. You will be wondering, what should it be, the scale, the form, the space. How to make it looks good. But, does it have to look good? Your experience will lead you. Another exercise here. What do you think?

More Renderings

Sunday, January 07, 2007

More renderings and updates on the model.
Consideration of breaking louvers, adding pool and simple site texture.

Sketchup Design Practise 001

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Some design practise with sketchyp + Vray Beta. My components and consideration:- planes, cubes, lines(louvres), space interaction, proportion, open roof space, shadow, sense of depth. No functional or detailed material consideration applied yet. The model is for fun. time~ 3 hours. Do you like it?


Friday, January 05, 2007

" selects the most interesting Design news from all over the world. In 2001 VIVID started to report interesting Design Events on their website It became a succes so VIVID launched In 2005 the new -global- name was introduced:" to find out more...
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Loft Cube

Thursday, January 04, 2007

A very interesting idea I adore having. A simple, luxury living space, on the roof, in the sky. The loft cube can be placed anywhere with proper arrangement. I love it. The website design is adorable as well. to find out more...

The Jumanji Site

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

An interest website design for your browsing find out more...
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"We are particularly interested in combining knowledge of vernacular building methods and conventional forms of standardization with advanced digitally-controlled production systems. However, we do not choose to work from a rigid theoretical position or to adopt an ideological approach to design. Instead, we prefer to take a flexible, tactical approach that deals with immediate circumstances. With each new project we attempt to build flexible spaces that remain open to the improvisations of everyday life." to find out more...
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HYLA Architects

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

HYLA Architects from Singapore, another interesting architectural firm for your browsing pleasure. to find out more...
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"Rendering is the process of generating an image from a model, by means of computer programs. The model is a description of three dimensional objects in a strictly defined language or data structure. It would contain geometry, viewpoint, texture and lighting information. The image is a digital image or raster graphics image. The term may be by analogy with an "artist's rendering" of a scene. 'Rendering' is also used to describe the process of calculating effects in a video editing file to produce final video output." to find out more...
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