Friday, June 29, 2007

"In 2007 Rotterdam will be architectural-capital of Europe, London regards the Creative Industry to be the largest growth factor in its economy and the city-council of Berlin considers Culture as the only source of development for the next fifty to hundred years. Trendy neighbourhoods in Barcelona draw inhabitants (and entrepreneurs!) from far across the Spanish border, in all of Europe, old cities sprout and draw attention with new marvelous designs by the latest Superstar-Architect. For European cities the Architectural Energy has become the foremost monitor for cultural and economic prosperity.

Therefore we have dedicated ourselves to bring this Modern Architecture closer to YOU. Your Modern Architecture, assembled, compiled and completed, synoptic, swift and always up-to-date. Architecture to be added, searched, visited and re-viewed, MY Modern Architecture: MIMOA." to find out more...

Passage from http://www.mimoa.eu/about.php

Image from http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Copenhagen/VM_Housing

Maxwell render from Sketchup

Saturday, June 23, 2007

A decent guide from pushpullbar of maxwell rendering, a simple program that requires short learning curve and produces high quality rendering image. Intend to download a maxwell rendering engine for a trial? Just got to the maxwell site to find out more...
and more tutorials of maxwell from http://www.asip.be/form/index.php/topic,205.msg1112.html#msg1112

The Episcopal Academy Newtown Square campus

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Episcopal Academy Newtown Square campus will be designed by four leading architectural firms :
Venturi, Scott, Brown and Associates
Hillier Architecture
Gund Partnership
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

June of 1998, as part of its strategic plan, the Episcopal Academy Board of Trustees directed the "active pursuit of a large tract of land in the western suburbs to serve as a long-term asset and a means of preserving future options."
With this charge, a small group of dedicated visionaries contributed close to $20 million in 2000, enabling us to acquire 123 acres of rolling pasture and mature trees unlike any other on the Main Line. The natural setting is beyond compare and provides a fitting environment for our educational mission.
" to find out more...
Passage from http://www.ea1785.org/newcampus/aboutthemove/index.html

fake HDR photos in Photoshop

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Fake Hdr? You can try the technique from http://www.nill.cz/index.php?set=tu1
Some HDRI flickr from valpopando

Making High Dynamic Range Images

Monday, June 18, 2007

Feeling expansive getting HDRI from the internet? Make one yourself~! to find out more...
Some more tutorials from Talking Tree and Popphoto...
"Step 1. Set your tripod up (in or out of vehicle)
Step 2. Look at the subject and in your mind slice it in 1/3's. Each 1/3 will be a series of bracketed shots, just like making any HDR image.
Step 3. Take your shots and remember when turning your tripod to make sure there is some over laping in the picture so that when you stitch it together later it will line up correctly.
Step 4. Load your HDR software and make your hdr images. I took nine. 3 for each section.
Step 5. Step four upload your photos into your panoramic software, photoshop elements and photoshop include this feature.
Step 6. Stitch your 3 or more images together.
Step 7. Crop if need, I had to crop out the truck mirror and window and door frame. Thats it."
Passage from http://waterfallhunter.blogspot.com/2007/04/making-hdr-panoramic-photograph.html by Sam

Taxi Stand

Saturday, June 16, 2007

After 3days' struggling with modeling in 3dmax. I learned modeling with patch modeling, spline modeling and nurb modeling in 3dmax now. Just a matter of practice. 2 more days in 3dmax tutorials and the sky is the limit. More to learn, fun learning~ encouraging results.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Nice rendering, great architectural concept, nice work. Can't miss Okumo. to find out more...
Image from http://www.okumo.com/ architecture / 2007 / Bezalel Academy

AutoCad 2008

Monday, June 11, 2007

I had been trying out the autocad 2008 and I found some tutorials of the new feature from autocad. to find out more...

Image from http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=2704278

Combarel Marrec

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Some interesting projects from Combarel Marrec. to find out more...

Image from http://www.combarel-marrec.com/projets.html# Mulhouse-Zac du nouveau bassin ilot B6


Thursday, June 07, 2007

One for all, all for one. "Archiblog collects articles from architecture blogs and includes them in its daily digest." to find out more...

Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? Experiencing Aural Architecture

Monday, June 04, 2007

"We experience spaces not only by seeing but also by listening. We can navigate a room in the dark, and "hear" the emptiness of a house without furniture. Our experience of music in a concert hall depends on whether we sit in the front row or under the balcony. The unique acoustics of religious spaces acquire symbolic meaning. Social relationships are strongly influenced by the way that space changes sound. In Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?, Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter examine auditory spatial awareness: experiencing space by attentive listening. Every environment has an aural architecture.The audible attributes of physical space have always contributed to the fabric of human culture, as demonstrated by prehistoric multimedia cave paintings, classical Greek open-air theaters, Gothic cathedrals, acoustic geography of French villages, modern music reproduction, and virtual spaces in home theaters. Auditory spatial awareness is a prism that reveals a culture's attitudes toward hearing and space. Some listeners can learn to "see" objects with their ears, but even without training, we can all hear spatial geometry such as an open door or low ceiling.Integrating contributions from a wide range of disciplines--including architecture, music, acoustics, evolution, anthropology, cognitive psychology, audio engineering, and many others--Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? establishes the concepts and language of aural architecture. These concepts provide an interdisciplinary guide for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of how space enhances our well-being. Aural architecture is not the exclusive domain of specialists. Accidentally or intentionally, we all function as aural architects." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.blesser.net/spacesSpeak.html
By Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter

Center Study Built Environment

Friday, June 01, 2007

"Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE) is a non-profit, private study and research institution that aims at addressing these challenges that affect the built environment in Jordan and beyond. The built environment is defined in a comprehensive manner to include all physical components of human settlements such as buildings, streets, open spaces, and infrastructure. CSBE is therefore an interdisciplinary center that addresses areas including environmental studies, urban design and planning, conservation, architecture, landscape architecture, and construction technologies. To accomplish our goals, we engage in a variety of activities including research projects, print and digital publishing, workshops, and the design and implementation of pilot projects." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.csbe.org/about_csbe.htm
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