Olson Kundig Wins the Blank Space Architecture Fairy Tale Contest With a Science-Fiction Story about Seattle For three years running, Blank Space, an online design platform based in New York and Rome, has hosted an open design contest. It’s not a typical call for entries. Fairy Tales asks architects to come up with new tales about myths and magic. It’s an architecture storytelling contest. This year’s winner is Olson Kundig, a Seattle-based architecture firm, which took the contest’s prompt in an unexpected direction.
Bamboo Saxophones, unique wind instruments made from bamboo, odd music Carefully electronically tuned, Ángel Sampedro del Rio's Bamboo saxophones consist of segments of bamboo successively larger in diameter. This progression has now been demonstrated by acoustical studies as the most harmonically effective. The joints are extremely solid and resistant over time. They have keys that cover toneholes outside the reach of the fingers. Since 1985 he has developed and built this instrument, with equal attention to acoustic design and aesthetics. Their interior is protected against changes of humidity, frequent in all wind instruments.
Tricks and Illusions: Magical world of optical illusions This scene depicts the Ohio & Erie Canal as it passed through Massillon, Ohio, directly behind the building it was painted on. Rather than cover the entire wall with paint, the design of this mural utilizes the existing brick as part of the scene’s architectural setting. Dominating the main square of town, this once gray, soiled wall and gravel parking lot have become both a dramatic entrance to the city as well as a backdrop for numerous concerts and civic events. A dingy cement wall once greeted visitors to downtown Massillon, Ohio. It now is a landmark, showcasing the rich history and traditions of one of the most famous high school football teams in America.
Blog Archive » Found Sounds: Frogs Found Sounds is a new SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday! Sure, many people are thinking about bunnies this time of year, but let’s be honest: they’re not animals that lend themselves to much recording. So instead of “rabbit,” the word of the week is “ribbit,” as these week’s Found Sounds feature frogs from around the world. Coming up first is a recording by Thomas Newton of the UK, who used his H4N field recorder while in Ranong, Thailand to capture some of the local frog noise.
Oiwa Island: a massive drawing within an inflatable vinyl dome by Oscar Oiwa all photos courtesy the artist The 2016 Setouchi Triennale officially kicks off in just 3 days on March 20, 2016. Now in its 3rd incarnation, the massive art festival, held across 12 islands, will include 68 new works by world-renowned artists, designers and architects. The Bone Flute at zZounds What is a Bone Flute? The bone flute is one of the oldest known musical instruments in Western Europe. These flutes carved from bone appear to be between 43,000 and 82,000 years old. Dr.
15 Most Influential Jazz Artists The Arts As one of the most well respected American art forms, jazz has shaped the music industry spawning both the careers of various musical geniuses, and an abundance of elemental new music genres. Jazz was developed in the late 19th century and early 20th century as American and European classical music was mixed with African and slave folk songs.
MetaSynth for Windows? Well... The vOICe for Windows is a Free Microsoft Windows program for transforming any picture into a sound! Similarly, MetaSynth is a Macintosh-only sound design program which offers the capability of transforming any picture into a sound. Sometimes people ask for a Mac version of the The vOICe for Windows, but there are no plans to create that.