Design archive for 2011-07-03

Hatsune Miku in LA

(8 years ago)
Toyota invited me tonight to Hatsune Miku’s Los Angeles concert. Apparently it’s “her” first time outside of Asia and this 3D holograph superstar has been rumored to be like the next Gaga… how could i say no to this experience to see if vocaloids could take over? Well, first impressions. I thought she was bigger. Rumors were floating around that she’d be 20ft tall! She was little asian girl sized it seemed. And she felt like a 3D holo-mime in a big screen/box on stage (particularly when she pounded her fists forwards). And things really looked best when you stared at the giant screens that perfectly captured/optimized her 3D look (aka, you might be better off watching the official vids of concerts online). Though i must say the crowd’s energy was something else ~ while everyone was seated (it felt as if we were watching her amazing band play behind a cartoon) ~ there was non stop high pitched screaming ~ and there weren’t nearly as many young girls as i would have expected in the audience. And everyone seemed to know exactly what to do with the glow sticks ~ waving them in sync with certain wrist actions at just the right moments. So, honestly, the hype had me hoping for more, but my curiosity about the tech and real life experience had me fascinated. Where this is heading is definitely curious ~ but Hatsune Miku definitely doesn’t have enough stage presence to pull me in quite yet… perhaps she should have[..]

Latest Developments for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park Competition

(8 years ago)
The deadline for submitting the projects for the International Competition for the Urban General Plan of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park has been expanded. Now, the projects can be delivered until July 28, 2011 and the results will be…

AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

(8 years ago)
Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten Location: Almere, The Netherlands Project Area: 65 sqm Project Year: 1984 Photographs: Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel ArchitektenThe house was designed for an unusual homes competition held by De Fantasie in Almere. The brief was…

I.C.O.N.

(8 years ago)
Designed by Version-X Design | Country: United States “As part of I.C.O.N.‘s rebranding initiative, Version-X was tasked with creating all new set and kit boxes for their products. They wanted packaging that would not only be beautiful, but also environmentally friendly. Three versions of the intro kit were designed, each using the same shell and drawer [...]

The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities / SEA and Elkiær + Ebbeskov

(8 years ago)
SEA and Elkiær + Ebbeskov have been announced the winners of The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities’ competition to design Pulsen – the Community Centre of the future. The project was selected as the winner from 43…

Video: Rick Mather at The Mackintosh School of Architecture

(8 years ago)
The Mackintosh School of Architecture recently made us aware that their Friday Lecture Series is available to watch online. We will be showcasing a few periodically over the next couple of weeks. This video features Rick Mather talking about his recent…

Michelle Ann Matthews

(8 years ago)
Photographer, artist and graphic designer Michelle Ann Matthews is clearly multi-talented. She also embroiders the strangest subjects — urban and construction sites, a subject I didn’t think I would be as taken with as I am. At a distance, these artworks almost appear like photographs, but as you look closer you see that they’re made [...]

4th Advanced Architecture Contest: CITY-SENSE

(8 years ago)
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and HP are pleased to announce the 4th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of CITY-SENSE: Shaping our environment with real-time data. The aim of the competition is to promote discussion and…

Streetology / Facet Studio

(8 years ago)
Architects: Facet Studio Location: Sydney, Australia Project team: Olivia Shih, Yoshihito Kashiwagi Project area: 30 sqm Project year: 2011 Photographs: Katherine LuWithin plastic tubes of standardized 100mm diameter, tee shirts are stored and merchandised. Within dispensers of standardized…

Residence in Matsugaoka / Mitsutomo Matsunami

(8 years ago)
Architects: Mitsutomo Matsunami Location: Hyogo, Japan Project Year: 2010 Project Area: 89.35 sqm Photographs: Mitsutomo MatsunamiThe client for this project is a family of three: a couple with a small child. The project began from site selection with…

Dezeen archive: markets

(8 years ago)
Following the popularity of our story on the Barceloneta Market by MiAS Architects (bottom left), we’ve compiled all our articles on markets from the Dezeen Archives. See all the stories »See all our archive stories »

Hilltop House

(8 years ago)
Hilltop house is located on a rocky and forested landscape from the edge of Thailand’s...

Bold by Big-Game

(8 years ago)
Swiss designers Big-Game launched an armchair that looks like a quilt-covered deckchair at the Villa Noailles design festival in France this weekend. (more…)

Making the BMW 6 Series coupe 2012

(8 years ago)
Présentée en exclusivité sur Luxury Issues dès la mi-mars, puis dévoilée intégralement sous la forme d’une galerie photos publiée fin de semaine sur Luxury Issues, nous vous proposons de découvrir, ou re-découvrir,

The Archiver

(8 years ago)
Superbe court métrage d’animation entièrement imaginé et réalisé par les étudiants Thomas Obrecht, Guillaume Berthoumieu et Marc Menneglier de l’école française ArtFX, un très gros coup de coeur pour « The Archiver », une impressionnante réalisation mettant en scène

Low Tech Weighing Scale Concept

(8 years ago)
Proposant de ressortir les vieux principes de physique des fluides appris au collège et désormais bien loin au fin fond de notre mémoire, un petit clin d’oeil pour cette excellente ré-interprétation du pèse-personne proposée par les designers Jaeyoon Park, Dajeong

The L House by Mathias Klotz

(8 years ago)
Achevée d’être construite au mois de janvier de cette année, un très gros coup de coeur pour la splendide « L House », une superbe villa contemporaine au style général très aéré largement ouvert sur l’extérieur imaginée par l’architecte Mathias

Salop Gelman Residence / Travis Price Architects

(8 years ago)
Architects: Travis Price Architects – Travis Price, Patrick Swift Location: Oakland, CA, USA Project Manager: Diego Balagna Project year: 2010 Photographs: Kenneth M. WynerThe Salop/Gelman residence is a new home on a lot overlooking the Potomac River above…

Nomad by 1/100

(8 years ago)
This disco-cum-caravan is one of five timber-clad cabins installed by Swiss architects 1/100 in the garden of the Quai Branly Museum, Paris. (more…)

Slipstream Pavilion / David A. Palmieri & Kyle M. Schillaci

(8 years ago)
Architects: David A. Palmieri & Kyle M. Schillaci Location: Pennsylvania, USA Project team: Dan Boghean, Kate Kreisher, Eric Kaing , Tim Vassallo , Colette Aboussouan, Tim Annin , Luong Fletcher, Berrin Terim, Nathaniel Peters, Erica van Rabenswaay Project year:…


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