Star Wars Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 21, 2014 in Star Wars The first clip for Star Wars: Rebels has been released at Wondercon 2014, and it definitely impresses me more than the Clone Wars series. In the clip we see Hera, the pilot of the Ghost, engaged in a space battle with two TIE Fighters, complete with original laser sound effects. They’re really pulling on the ol’ nostalgia strings, aren’t they? Mecanoo . Cooper Cromar . Ian White Landscape Architects Aberdeen, the Granite City, deserves a green heart that is designed not only for the 21st century but for all time. The Aberdeen City Gardens are blessed with a truly rich and diverse context which can provide the setting for a spectacular piece of urban theatre. With one strong move we will double the size of the garden, tie tog et hera crucial piece of city fabricand createa sun-filled natural auditorium and international arts centre. A decorated grass arena, shaped by the natural topography, will play host to a multitude of events and uses; from private picnics to giant public performances, from frisbee games to art biennales. This single concentric space has the capacity to bring all the surrounding elements in to harmony and provide an iconic setting of world class status.
POTEMKIN – Post Industrial Meditation Park by Casagrande & Rintala December 22, 2010 / Filed under: Cor-ten / Japan / Parks / Post-Industrial / See all projects by: Marco Casagrande / Sami Rintala / 14,988 / Author: Casagrande & Rintala, Finland Organizer: Echigo-Tsumari Contemporaty Art Triennial 2003, curator Sakura Iso Site: Kuramata village by the Kamagawa River, Echigo-Tsumari, Japan. Dimensions: 130 m long, 5 – 15 m wide, 5 m high. Materials: Kawasaki steel (one inch thick), recycled concrete, recycled asphalt, recycled glass, recycled pottery, river bed stones, white gravel, oak. Team: Marco Casagrande, Sami Rintala, Edmundo Colon, Chris Constantin, Philippe Gelard, Leslie Cofresi, Marty Ross, Janne Saario, Jan-Arild Sannes, George Lovett, Dean Carman, Joakim Skajaa, Sonny Madonaldo Photos: Dean Carman Text: Marco Casagrande
LeveridgeDesign It has been one of those serendipitous weeks where one product has come at me from all different angles, in this instance the ubiquitous guitar. First I made contact on Facebook with an old college friend and read about his new guitar design and build venture in the UK: Then I was contacted by a young entrepreneur from NYU, Rafael Atijas, with a really unique and very creative idea, His creative web campaign to generate seed funding to strike the first major chord into the chorus of mass producing the idea is brilliant.In the designers own words:
Luigi Ghirri Revered for its bright colours and naturally high contrast, Eastman Kodak’s iconic Kodachrome film remained a favourite amongst professional and amateur photographers alike for decades after its introduction in 1935. As Steve McCurry said of the now-discontinued film after shooting the last roll to come of the assembly line a few years ago: “Kodachrome had more poetry in it, a softness, an elegance.” Perhaps it was that soft elegance that inspired the legendary Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri’s unique style when he first began taking pictures of his surroundings in the early 1970s.
Shima Kitchen by Ryo Abe July 5, 2012 / Filed under: Gardens / Japan / See all projects by: Ryo Abe / 12,711 / Principal designer: Ryo Abe Location of site: Kagawa prefecture Program: restaurant, theater, gallery Design team: architects atelier ryo abe Site area: 1,100㎡ Built-up area: 429㎡ Year of completion: 2010 Text credits: Ryo Abe Photo credits: DAICI ANO Shima Kitchen was a renovation project to create a venue for arts, and dinning from an old vacant house in a village on Teshima. Teshima is a rural island in the Seto Inland Sea of Western Japan, just next to the famous art tourism island of Naoshima. Around this old house were vacant lands where several other buildings had been demolished a long time ago. An old warehouse, two persimmon trees,and many smaller fig trees remained.
Saiki Peace Memorial Park by Earthscape July 18, 2012 / Filed under: Cemeteries / Japan / Parks / See all projects by: Earthscape / 21,506 / Landscape Design: EARTHSCAPE/Eiki Danzuka Completion: 1995 Location: 3-3 Tsuruyamachi Saiki-city Oita, Japan Type: Public Park Photographs by Koji Okumura/Forward Stroke Text: Earthscape The old naval facilities on this site, which was a former naval port, were dismantled and the area transformed into a park, before being opened to the public. The large open air is covered by grass and the main spaces are defined as geometric forms by the white paths cutting through it. These simple pathways are dressed with such things as river boulders as well as bout forms, and abstract interpretations of natural flow patterns in Saiki. To these, we constructed mounds, pools and monuments to form a harmonious whole through which the movement of people would become organically involved.
NSE Kitakyushu Technology Center by PLATdesign January 30, 2013 / Filed under: Japan / Parking / Parks / See all projects by: PLATdesign / 18,330 / Landscape Architecture: PLATdesign Project name : NSE Kitakyushu Technology Center Completion date : 2011 Location : Fukuoka, Japan Area : 9500sqm Designer of Architecture : Nippon Steel Engineering Co.,Ltd. Fuji Kindergarten by Tezuka Architects July 26, 2009 / Filed under: Japan / Playgrounds / Roofs / Selected Projects / See all projects by: Tezuka Architects / 16,875 / Project: Montessori School Fuji Kindergarten Design: Tezuka Architects Constructor: Takenaka Corporation Location: Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan Area: 4791.69m2 Photographs : Katsuhisa Kida A kindergarten in the shape of a oval with a perimeter of 183m, made for 500 children. It is conceived as a single village. The interior is an integrated space softly partitioned with furniture. Projecting through the roof deck are three preserved zelkova trees 25m in height.