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Here is a collection of sci-fi illustrations by the prolific Shigeru Komatsuzaki (1915-2001), whose fantastic work appeared on plastic model kit boxes and in magazines and picture books in the 1960s to 1970s. Click the "+" under each image for a larger view. The Missiler, 1970 [ + ]
Boston architects Howeler + Yoon and Los Angeles digital designers Squared Design Lab have designed a conceptual structure for Boston, where an unfinished building would be covered in modular pods growing algae for biofuel.
first image house 01 model by ryuichi ashizawa architects image courtesy ryuichi ashizawa architects photo by kaori ichikawa japanese firm ryuichi ashizawa architects have designed house 01 in osaka, which is currently under construction. the house created for a couple is situated on a 30m2 site.
ARCHIGRAM dominated the architectural avant garde in the 1960s and early 1970s with its playful, pop-inspired visions of a technocratic future after its formation in 1961 by a group of young London architects – Warren Chalk, Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron and Michael Webb. “A new generation of architecture must arise with forms and spaces which seems to reject the precepts of ‘Modern’ yet in fact retains those precepts.
Brick-loving kids will be bowled over by designer Dave DeGobbi’s new Lego concept, Crawler Town . The story of Crawler Town begins with an end… the inhabitants of this steam-punk world have exploited the earth’s natural resources and can only find life’s simple luxuries “like pizza, fresh vegetables and beer” while vacationing at moving structures like Crawler Town . Yes, the environmental lesson this toy teaches is a pretty dark one (it’s best suited for older kids) but in all of this, forced by necessity, the townspeople have figured out a more energy efficient means of survival.
Je vous ai déjà parlé dans un précédent post des inondations qui menacent Londres. Voir là Je vous ai aussi déjà parlé du retour des plates-formes pétrolières et des portes avions comme supports d'un nouvel urbanisme pour les villes qui pourraient être noyées sous les eaux. Voir là Restait à faire le lien entre ces deux sujets.
Expo '70 [ Asahi newsreel ] The 1970 World's Fair -- a.k.a. Expo '70 -- opened in Osaka 40 years ago this week.
los angeles CALIFORNIA suckerPUNCH: describe your project. philip n. KNIGHT: The project is about the movement of components as they become integrated into the design of architecture through macro and micro gestures. The program is a botanical garden located in a barren dirt lot in the middle of the artist district of Los Angeles. The kinematics and structures on the verge of collapse were drivers in the beginning of the project, while building an Architecture of pieces became the interest.
beijing CHINA suckerPUNCH: describe your project: chi SONG: SoR is a surrealist projection onto Detroit, the most enlightened of all modern cities. The failure of Detroit was the failure of programmatic singularity, which depleted the city’s energy, turning it into futuristic ruins, or an artificial farmland.
incubate+outreach . a system for growth brooklyn NY suckerPUNCH: describe your project. mark t NICOL: In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn’s DUMBO, a neighborhood with a rich industrial past & now a center for the arts, this business incubator draws on the neighborhood’s past, present and future. Community outreach programs are layered with research incubation to create robust hybrid conditions.
Title: The Senster Category: #kineticmachine #cyberneticsculpture Author: Edward Ihnatowicz Year:1960 Url: http://www.senster.com/ihnatowicz/index.htm Description: Edward Ihnatowicz was a Cybernetic Sculptor active in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
For anyone who might doubt that rocket launch towers represent the purest continuation of the Constructivist aesthetic, I give you these pictures of the recent launch of the Soyuz TMA-01M. This launch was also attended by saucy spy minx Anna Chapman , for that added dash of James Bond-esque colour, and the frisson of returning Cold War tensions.
The harsh sun, waterless dunes and spectacular, stark forms created by mountains of sand swirling in the wind are seen as inspirations of incredible beauty by architects Francisco J. del Corral del Campos and Carmen M.
The Floating Observatories proposal by Dorin Stefan’s DSBA, Mihai Carciun, and upgrade.studio wins the Taiwan Tower Conceptual International Competition “Starting from the ‘geographical’ visual of Taiwan ‐ which is an island resembling a leaf ‐ we have developed the concept of the technological tree: we have designed 8 spatial leaves (with eight being a propitious number in the local culture) in the form of zeppelin‐like elevators which glide up and down the ‘tree trunk” and which serve the purpose of observation decks / belvedere. I have called these elevators floating observatories because each has a nacelle which can take 50 to 80 people; they are self‐sustained by helium balloons and are built from lightweight materials (borrowed from the spacecraft industry) and are wrapped in a last‐generation type of membrane (PTFE) and they glide vertically on a track positioned vertically in a strong electro‐magnetic field” ‐ Dorin STEFAN, Principal, DSBA