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  • Palladian Facade Generator

  • For Palladio enthusiasts, the Palladian Facade Generator is a fun gadget to add to the collection. Paul McCann (Dampfkraft) designed a virtual tool that automatically generates Palladian images that combine some common elements in his architectures: columns, porticos, timbers and stairs. The source is written in Li[...]
  • British Library behind the scenes

  • Have you ever wondered how the British Library conserves or digitalizes some of its largest pieces? Two public videos generously give us a behind-the-scenes of these spectacular procedures. Digitalizing one of the largest books of the collection requires a large room, custom made wooden pedestals, staircases, lights, a[...]
  • The internet tower

  • Norwegian designer Benjamin Valand created the internet tower, an installation that reflects and represents the amount of information that is taken from us. "When you are browsing the web, advertisers collect information about you, and each second they collect around 1.5 megabytes" he explains. "1.5 megabytes is almo[...]
  • Do-it-yourself city mapping

  • Architects and urban planners, lo and behold! Berkley PhD candidate for urban planning Geoff Boeing came up with a do-it-yourself open source city mapping tool that improves mapping visualization. As explained in his dissertation, he observed the limitations to the current urban planning street / network analysis l[...]
  • Le Cor(nudie)r competition

  • Le Cor(nudie)r is a collage competition launched by Archistophanes collective, to make the provocative images using the renowned portrait of Le Corbusier painting nude – or, as others say, vandalizing the walls – at Eileen Gray’s villa in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, southern France. The result is a full rage of well tho[...]
  • Urban mandalas

  • In the digital era even mandalas need a refresh: Neal Peterson takes the peaceful rituals of universe representation to an urban scale, depicting cities like Chicago, Vancouver, Mexico City and Reykjavik through a long and dedicated photograpic work. His Urban Mandalas are large-scale collages, where hundreds of ph[...]
  • Pokemoning the city

  • No more playing, "Gotta catch 'em all" has become something serious. The one true pop-topic of the moment raises multiple questions on how the urban space will be lived and perceived in the future. Already downloaded by myriads of fans, Pokemon Go is delivering easy-to-use augmented reality to a vast public, remar[...]
  • Universal Everything: How can you solidify human movement?

  • "We are revealing glimpses into our Research process, through a series of questions we aim to answer" Universal Everything "Carl Sagan, the noted astronomer, scientist and author, once famously wrote about how the human brain is hard-wired to identify human faces. This phenomenon, known as ‘pareidolia’, likely d[...]
  • Rebuilding the Recoletos Racquetball Court in 3D

  • Recoletos Racquetball Court (Madrid, 1935) Architect: Secundino Zuazo (1887–1971) Structural Engineer: Eduardo Torroja The Recoletos Racquetball Court project is a rarity nowadays, it is a so-called Jai Alai court, a sport of Basque origin whose popularity in Spain has decreased in the last few decades. The few cour[...]
  • ‘Miesology’

  • [...] ‘Miesology’ is a series of a dozen or so photomontages created by E2A with the help of their photocopier (the everyday representative of the age of reproducibility par excellence) and based on reassembly of fragments of Mies’ projects into new configurations. By using photomontage as a tool for spatial and archit[...]