Student Works: “Saltworks” from Washington University in St. Louis | via
Instructors Joe MacDonald and Arash Adel set out to investigate the agency behind digital design, by challenging students to integrate computation, a flexible material system and performance in a public space. Students designed, fabricated and assembled Saltworks for the Fall 2011 Digital Fabrication Studio, working with the instructors to decide on the installation site. Their final product neatly embodies the genetic analogy to the practice of parametric design; aligning biological reticulations with programmable, repeating systems.
Disguincio&co | Folio
Folio is a spiral staircase where all the main features are embedded in a single module: there is no difference between form, structure and aesthetic, the iteration of the monolithic fiber-reinforced composites step, designs a spiral curve in space, the force line of the staircase. Each component supports the previous and the next, the only variation would occur in the top and bottom pieces that connect to landings. Behind the simplicity of the single component, the whole becomes a complex system to articulate a special effect.
Academia Somaesthetica: Copacabana Fitness Club by Lisa Sommerhuber
SCHOOL: Studio Lynn at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
STUDENTS: Lisa Sommerhuber
PROFESSORS: Greg Lynn
COURSE: Studio Lynn
“Academia Somaesthetica envisions a new perception of interior and exterior through the human body. It elevates outdoor fitness to a new, urban dimension: The Copacabana beach promenade, known as the largest outdoor sports field in the world and situated in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, gets extended into the building.
Additionally, Academia Somaesthetica takes advantage of the local climate to create a new kind of non-enclosed architecture with a humongous outdoor void inside the building.
John Franzen - Each Line One Breath (2011-)
"In the best case… and for this reason I draw … it’s as if the universe vibrates on my skin and wakes up a powerful emotion inside my body. It’s like I’m listening to the inaudible sound of the energy in the universe which flows around and through me . This triggers a feeling of conjunction with incomparable originality. I disappear completely as a person or thing and I merge completely this bare energy to merge with the whole being.
… When I draw, I draw the void. Not the line. I focus on the nothingness around the line. It is a sort of meditation. My mind is clear. My focus is on the mere moment. There is only this one moment. Every time the same moment.
Everything else is still. Never thoughts are louder and feelings profounder than in this moment. My mind transcends into bare presence. Personality becomes formless and nameless. With each breath the emptiness is filled more and more.
With every line I get closer to my real origin…
Starting with a straight line, I draw each following sequence by copying the character of the previous. I concentrate on breathing and focus on drawing the successor. Again and once more. Again and again. In the process of drawing, my lines evolve into a kind of logarithmic pattern and layering, steered merely by aberrances and anomalies of human failure in contrast to the precision of a machine.”
Frame House, Hiroshima, Japan by Uid Architects & Associates
The house aim the space such as one integral room which is X.There are Bedroom and guest room, wash room and bath room in the ground floor , also LDK and study room on second floor because of referencing around site environment surrounded 3ways. Basically the house is designed like one integral room which is 7m×7m while considering to make each space as small as possible. In addition that, the yard space set to road which connect to outside as extension of interior wall. Therefore we can feel the extra space more than physical extent space. Furthermore by setting this wall, it can connect to outside of area smoothly as ensure the privacy.On the second floor, it could be possible to get lighting inside without affection by around site environment from the top light which exists north to south. Regarding yard, we can feel south side lightning from LDK to study room integrally by setting yard on north to south. And also it could be comfortable study room owing to constant sunlight of north direction by locating study room to north side. In this house It’ s able to live as feeling gentle breeze and daily under the natural sunlight as much as possible in interior room.
Edoardo de Falchi
Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr
Eid Mubarak to all those who observed Ramadan! The moon was sighted on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia, which means that Eid al-Fitr, or the “festival of breaking of the fast,” began today. Though a day-long holiday, some countries will observe Eid al-Fitr tomorrow instead. The festival marks end of Ramadan for Muslims and is celebrated with feasts, family gatherings and large groups gathering together for united prayer.
To see more photos and videos Instagrammers captured of the celebration, visit the Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque) and Al-Masjid Al-Haram المسجد الحرام location pages. You can also browse the #eidmubarak and #eidalfitr hashtags.
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