RNDRD is a frequently updated feed of images from published architectural projects of the 20th century. We do not publish photographs of completed work, only renderings: hand-drawing, collage, models and graphics of all sorts. Our source materials are (mostly) out-of-print academic and trade journals. We cull the most striking, typical and atypical images from thousands of pages of print that will not be available online. As the internet increasingly becomes the main source for designers to draw on precedence, RNDRD hopes to provide a broader sample of the history of architectural image making. RNDRD is organized by rendering type, year, designer and print source.
Heinz Isler ice structures.The swiss engineer started experimenting with ice just a few years afer graduating from university. He would hang nets, cloth, strings and balloons on trees, and support them from below with rods. They took on their natural form through their own weight and the wind.Um gato deitado ao solOlafur Eliasson - Your House (2006)454 laser-cut pages representing the negative space of the artist’s home outside Copenhagen. No text. (Source: likeafieldmouse)
Cataclysmbologna ITALY suckerPUNCH: Describe your project. Power Agents (Francesco LANCIOTTI, Ervis LAPI, Davide MINUTELLI, & Alessandra POLI): Cataclysm is a disaster caused by natural phenomenon, in this case caused by man-kind who is becoming a geological factor, able to pour out events that have always belonged to nature. University of Bologna critics: Alessio ERIOLI (Studio Master); Tommaso CASUCCI, Filippo NASSETTI, & Alessandro ZOMPARELLI (Tutors) Using a bottom-up methodology we studied the paradigm of rivers creation and weather erosion process as new approaches for sustainable housing and developed this project in the mountainous area in the South of Maribor, in which an integrated urban complex will rise.
Keynote SpeakersSymposium Keynote Speakers Jan Knippers, Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering Jan Knippers, Prof.Theater For Magicians – Sara Shafiei – The Bartlett UCLWhatever they are doing at the Barlett School of Architecture UCL they seem to be doing an amazing job at pushing their students to extraordinary limits. Sara Shafiei ‘Theater for Magicians’ is an extremely imaginative and rich proposal. Playing on the notions of illusions created by magicians and the actual illusions portrayed through vantage points.InBetween HouseHouse Karuizawa, Japan Koji Tsutsui & Associates, Tokyo, Japan 2011 World Architecture Festival 2011 - Category Winner South Elevation: Cottages & Thin Folding RoofIwan Baan The client chose a sloped site surrounded by Japanese larch trees in a mountainous region of Karuizawa, Japan, (an hour commute away from Tokyo on a bullet train) as the ideal location for their home. This 178sqm house sits on an artificially leveled area of the site created thirty years ago and left unused. Since the client wanted a house that seamlessly blends into the natural surrounding, topography and local culture, we designed this house as a cluster of small mountain cottages. It consists of five single pitched roof cottages that are clad in the local larch wood siding.
AllhitectureImages of a major project that will transform a key precinct of Sydney are to be featured in an exhibition at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. The images are digital renderings of the HASSELL + Populous designed Sydney International Concept & Competition concept design culture featured ftnews HASSELL MoMA in New York museum Museum of Modern Art New York Populous USA
CirclePack and circle packingGeneral Comments: My primary research interests revolve around circle packing: connections to analytic function theory, Riemann surfaces, computational conformal structures, and applications. (see my curriculum vita.) A circle packing is a configuration of circles with a specified pattern of tangencies. See the examples below; the circles typically must assume a variety of different sizes in order to fit together in a prescribed tangency pattern. (It is easy to confuse this with the well-known topic of `sphere packing' -- how many ping-pong balls fit in a box car -- but there is almost no contact between these two topics!!)
AboutSpatial Agency is a project that presents a new way of looking at how buildings and space can be produced. Moving away from architecture's traditional focus on the look and making of buildings, Spatial Agency proposes a much more expansive field of opportunities in which architects and non-architects can operate. It suggests other ways of doing architecture. In the spirit of Cedric Price the project started with the belief that a building is not necessarily the best solution to a spatial problem. The project attempts to uncover a second history of architecture, one that moves sharply away from the figure of the architect as individual hero, and replaces it with a much more collaborative approach in which agents act with, and on behalf of, others.
MAX GERTHEL - architecture under siegeI’m in Sweden on a long-awaited vacation for the next two weeks, having spent the Swedish unofficial national holiday Midsummer with friends in our family house on the south east tip of the country. Despite the extraordinary setting and great dinner party – orthodox with pickled herring, fresh boiled potatoes and sweet strawberries with cream – we struggled to keep warm in the refreshing but chilly north atlantic winds and finally I decided to cut my stay short and go back to the city (Malmö). Truthfully I was very fed up with Beijing towards the end and coming back here for a short but familiar visit will really help me put things in perspective.