The Fluidity, Transience and Reverie of Ourika Place is fundamental to architecture and so our project began in the Ourika Valley in Morocco. Here we discovered a landscape and a culture eroded by decades of flooding; the flooding of the river, the life source of the valley and the flooding of tourists bringing with them desires for Western cultures. Storytelling, the cultural art and tradition of the Berber people, is being lost due to the influx of new technologies. Storytelling, the essential passing on of knowledge, sustains the thinker, the community and society and should not be forgotten. We propose a communal dwelling place, a Platonic Academy, with spaces in which to carry out the essential acts of sleeping, bathing, cooking, thinking, dreaming and most importantly storytelling. The dwelling houses twenty people, a number determined by the maximum number of people who can gather for discussion over dinner.
New Project: Train Pavillion The last few weeks have been spent designing a new project that will allow me to experiment with some new rendering styles that I have in mind. The past few projects were located in a dense urban setting so I am switching things up and going rural. I decided on an idea that I have been thinking about for a while and the located in a town I grew up in. How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5 How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5 March 17th, 2011 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Designing In today’s tutorial, we will combine basic colours, shapes and brushes to create eye catching kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started! Final Image Preview
DRAWING ON EXPERIENCE A Luthier’s House and Workshop: Fitzwilliam Lane Dublin PurposeDermot Mc Ilroy, a world-class Luthier makes guitars from a small workshop in rural County Antrim. Thinking of expanding to an urban centre, the brief was to design a workshop, house and guesthouse on Fitzwilliam Lane, an old stable lane on Dublin’s south side. The starting point for the project was a visit to Dermot’s existing workshop with an introduction into the process of guitar making. Through a methodology of observation, drawing and making the existing space was surveyed and reinterpreted for a smaller site in a dense urban location. IdeaNorthern facades protect while southern openings orientate focus internally. Carved earth and building mass create voids.
AA Conversations Hat-making workshop for Foundation students 5:00 PM 19 Jan 13 AA DRL Phase 2 Final Jury 3:31 PM 18 Jan 13 Whiskey ice lollies by @BompasandParr at the ScanLab exhibition opening last week 4:44 PM 17 Jan 13 Create a Realistic and Worn-Out Movie Ticket in Photoshop In this Photoshop tutorial, we will learn how to create a real-looking, worn-out movie ticket. It’s a pretty simple Photoshop tutorial involving some basic procedures which I’m sure will be very helpful especially for anyone with beginner skills. This is going to be our final product: Materials Needed: A Gold Mine of Adobe Illustrator Resources By Melissa Scroggins What could be better than striking gold? How about a huge list of Adobe Illustrator resources? For many designers, a list of resources to help finish those design projects in a quick and easy fashion is like finding gold on the Web.
How To Color, Brighten and Sharpen Eyes in Photoshop If you have ever seen amazing eyes in a photo there is a good chance that it has been edited in Photoshop. Enhancing a person’s eyes in Photoshop is a quick way to make an image really stand out. In today’s episode we show you how to use the natural colors of an eye to enhance its color depth.
25 Architecture and Design Films to Catch This Fall The 2014 Architecture and Design Film Festival is upon us, with New York's stint as host falling from Wednesday, October 15th to Sunday, October 19th at Tribeca Cinemas. The festival will feature 25 films from around the globe, four speaker panel events, lively Q&As after selected films, and many see-and-be-seen after-parties to celebrate all things architecture and cinema. You can find a full line-up and schedule of films on ADFF's website, but for now, sneak a peek and indulge yourself in ten of our favorite trailers: Brooklyn Farmer "Brooklyn Farmer" explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm within the landscape of New York City.
Tutorials - Six Revisions How to Make a Light Textured Web Design in Photoshop This web page design tutorial on Design Instruct (our other website) will show you how to create a beautiful, modern and subtly textured web page layout in Photoshop. continue reading » How to Make a Modern UI Web Button Using Photoshop This step-by-step design tutorial on Design Instruct (our other website) will show you how to create a slick web button in Photoshop, and also how to make it functional using HTML and CSS. continue reading » Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto Motoi Yamamoto, LabyrinthSalt, 4x12m Making MendsBellevue Arts Museum, USA2012 A pioneering contemporary artist, Tokyo-born Motoi Yamamoto carves monumental two dimensional sculptures of entire oceans, shattered planets, typhoons, mountain ranges, fractured staircases and vast plains of brain-like coils using just the one medium: SALT. Although striking, his works are far from being merely aesthetic. Every one of the artist’s saltscapes is an experience in its own right, and one of a highly metaphysical nature for the artist as well as the viewer. Yamamoto’s works have been shown across the world from Russia to the United States and his most recent salt Labyrinth will be on show until 9th Novembe 2014 at the Parisian gallery La (Deuxième) Galerie Particulière.
Crear un retrato en miniatura Surreal: Post-producción - Tuts + Tutorial de fotografía In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a surreal, miniature portrait using some photos that I shot from a previous tutorial on Tuts+. In the process, I will explain several photo manipulation techniques to create a realistic photo illustration. Let's get started. To learn how the photography for this tutorial was shot, see Nathan's tutorial in the Tuts+ photography section.