Favela Painting by Haas & Hahn Invited at the Shenzhen and Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, the Dutch collective Haas & Hahn currently exhibits photographs of their Favela Painting Project. A program that, as the Wynwood Walls, aims to renovate disadvantaged neighborhoods with art. Launched n 2005, the idea first started at Vila Cruzeiro (Rio), before reaching other places such as Santa Maria, and mobilizes young people from these areas, combining education and employment while deeply transforming the favela. A civic-minded initiative you can support through the dedicated website. See more about Haas & Hahn Lupien + Matteau Psychology of Color [Infographic] Perhaps no choice is as vital to marketing as color. Whether you are selecting the color for a product or for your email marketing campaign, color has tremendous impact on all of us. Subconsciously, we associate different colors with different things. This infographic examines the psychology of color and looks at some common associations of different colors. While color can be appealing to us visually, a lot more is going on behind the scenes than just an aesthetic. Embed This Graphic On Your Site <img src=” alt=”Psychology of Color Infographic” />Infographic by <a title=”WebpageFX” href=” Embed the Psychology of Color Infographic The psychology of color directly plays into consumer behavior. When you are looking at the best visual choice for your next project, this color infographic should be a handy guide. Marketing with Color Psychology
Gas Station, Mies van der Rohe (reconversion) Necessary #055 Nel 1966 Mies van der Rohe progettò una stazione di servizio a Nun's Island, Montreal (Canada), per conto della compagnia petrolifera Imperial Oil. Ingrandita negli anni con l'aggiunta di un lavaggio auto, nel 2008 il distributore cessa l'attività e nel 2009 la costruzione passa sotto tutela come patrimonio nazionale. Nel 2010, deciso il suo recupero come centro per alcune attività giovanili, ne viene affidato il restauro allo studio di architettura FABG di Montreal. La costruzione è stata quindi meticolosamente ripristinata, riportando alla luce la struttura originaria. Per non intaccare il disegno primario, il problema del condizionamento e del riscaldamento è stato risolto con una serie di pozzi geotermici sotto la superficie stradale, che hanno consentito di evitare il posizionamento di torri di raffreddamento o altri dispositivi di trasmissione del calore. Roberta Mutti
The 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale | the skinny - by heavy industries The 13th International Architecture Exhibition is taking place in Venice this month. It opened Aug 29th and runs until November 25th. This year’s exhibition is directed by David Chipperfield and titled Common Ground. The exhibition this year is made up of 69 projects, created by an array of talent: architects, photographers, artists, critics and scholars. With the theme, Common Ground, explains President Paolo Baratta, “We go back to talking about architecture … to help architects emerge from the crisis of identity they are going through, and at the same time offering the public a chance to look inside architecture, make it familiar and discover that something can be asked of it, that something different is possible, that we are not condemned to passive acceptance.” One of the goals of the theme is to bridge the gap – no pun intended – bringing architecture and civil society, ecology, and technology back together, looking forward in unison. On that note Director David Chipperfield explains,
Amazing DIY & Crafts Ideas Cupcake pin cushion via (dollarstorecrafts) Magazine rolled up bowl Mosaic Ornaments from CDs Pallet – just stain and take out some slats. Write out your favorite song lyrics or favorite chapter of a book. Dipped pinecone placecard holder Painted vases Puzzle shelf Spoon ornaments could ad a unique twist to a Christmas tree. Turn a Bookshelf into a Shoe Rack! Spine Danish design office, Kollision, who specialise in interaction design, recently introduced me to their truly remarkable kinetic media sculpture, Spine. Spine is an interactive installation based on twenty glowing cubes and an atmospheric sound composition. Each cube is moved precisely in fluid motions by two computer-controlled motors. The movements of the cubes as well as the sound composition react to nearby visitors by working together as one coherent expression in dialogue with the surroundings – a fifty meter long spine floating in space continually displaying new movements, light scenes and sounds. Spine was displayed between November 15th and December 15th 2012 at Godsbanen in Aarhus, Denmark, during the Media Architecture Biennale 2012. Did any of you see this in person? What I find particularly striking about Spine, beyond the basic geometric shapes, is the different atmospheres it can create for passers by.
Copycat: Envidia y Empatía como generadoras de Forma | Cino Zucchi en Venecia 2012 « SKFANDRA El estudio CZA, Cino Zucchi Architetti recibió la mención especial del jurado por su interesante montaje “La Envidia y la Empatía como generadoras de Forma”, un micro museo de colecciones que forman patrones, reproduciendo los obsesivos detalles y filigranas que caracterizan el trabajo y creatividad de este prestigioso estudio milanes. La instalación de CZA da cuerpo a la idea de que las culturas formales propagan a través del “contagio” procesos que combinan la imitación y la innovación, la creación de secuencias de objetos unidos por sutiles variaciones sobre un tema común. Nueve armarios metálicos se agrupan en torno a un espacio central pavimentado con adoquines “de acero”. Semejanza, en lugar de “originalidad”, es lo que permite el diálogo entre los seres humanos, y lo que da forma a los ambientes urbanos que reconocemos como el telón de fondo a nuestras vidas. Copycat: Empathy and Envy as Form Makers Realización: De Castelli – Albino Celato Con el auspicio de: Ennio Brion De Castelli
Via duitang.com on Indulgy.com AD Classics: Le Cylindre Sonore / Bernhard Leitner Architecture and Sound create spaces with changing flexible contours. They create invisible territories which by not being limited by physical boundaries increase their impact. Of course, one argues that architecture is visual and expresses the will to establish limits and boundaries. While these boundaries are elementary, they cannot convey the complete adventure of architecture. Through its very essence the inside formulates an outside. Bernhard Leitner is one of the few, and in this assumes an important role, who pursue connections which constantly interact and combine, in order to fill our spaces with simultaneous attraction of the architectural and sonorous. Sound is not this undefined, unfocused envelope which subordinated us to the mastery of nature and from which there is no escape. Space and Sound have no definite spans of time. Le Cylindre Sonore is embedded in a bamboo garden, a valley-like, sunken landscape in the Parisian Parc de la Villette.
cabinet of curiosities I have no idea how I stumbled on the blog Morbid Anatomy. As the name implies, it’s not for the faint of heart, but Joanna Ebenstein’s blog is full of fascinating stuff. Someday I’ll make it to Paris, and visiting the Cabinet of Curiosities of Bonnier de la Mosson will definitely be on my sight-seeing list. This gorgeous cabinet is located at the Bibliotèque centrale du Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle and was built in the 18th century. You can read more about it on Morbid Anatomy and see Joanna’s whole set of images on flickr. Thanks to Joanna for use of these beautiful images!
Ryan Berkley | Animal Illustrations Ryan Berkley is a talented illustrator from Portland, Oregon. A big part of his portfolio are these witty and immaculate animal illustrations. When I first saw Ryan’s illustrations, I could almost imagine the personality of each of the portrayed animals. So when I saw that Ryan has created a individual profile on the animals, it just made them even better. Find the delightful profiles on his Etsy site. Via We Find Wildness
Flying Walls / ateliermob Children curiosity is the tool for a wider reflexion about different ways and velocities of interact and percept daily spaces, depending on our age, using one Portuguese traditional materiality applied to exterior doors to protect from sun and insects, usually rejected and depreciated by contemporary architecture. In the context of the Festival des Architectures Vives at Montpellier (18th-21st June), on the theme “Ephémères Curiosités”, ateliermob purposed to reinvent children’s universe on one antique mansion’s courtyard of Montpellier. An universe that can interact with children and provide them the sense of proportion and scale as long as the possibility to explore their curiosity, over and over, continuously searching for changes in the surrounding space through their own imagination. Next September, ateliermob will be participating at Experimenta Design 2009 (Lisbon), with an intervention following the same principals.
La Charpenterie du Québec La charpente Nous travaillons avec vous à partir de la conception des plans (votre plan peut être adapté facilement) et suivons l'évolution du projet jusqu'à la fin afin de répondre à vos besoins et de rencontrer nos standards élevés de qualité. Tous les matériaux de charpente sont pensés et planifiés avec précision. Chaque poutre est planée, pré-coupée, codée et numérotée, de pair avec un plan d'assemblage pour ensuite être livrée au site prête pour l'assemblage. L'érection d'un kit se fait très rapidement. Le choix varié de revêtement extérieur (bois pré-peint, briques, pierres, ballots de paille recouverts de crépi intérieur et extérieur, etc.) vous permet un mariage de matériaux qui s'adaptent à vos goûts et respecte le milieu environnant où sera construite votre résidence. Les possibilités de design que permet le système de construction en charpente massive traditionnelle sont illimitées. Pré-montage d'une grange par notre équipe de charpentiers et compagnons du devoir.