Seashell Marine Museum
by Carmelia Chiang
Selected by Marcelo Spina [PATTERNS]
caption: [SPAN / Architecture Biennale Beijing installation / 2008]
Matias del Campo and collaborator Sandra Manninger are SPAN, a Vienna-based studio focused on the intersection of emerging technology and architectural design. Since 2003 SPAN has executed a number of research, teaching and installation projects and were recently awarded a significant competition victory. With this interview, Matias has provided a window into his thinking on geometry, digital fabrication and “modes of practice” in contemporary architecture.
Greg Smith had a conversation with Matías del campo. You can read it here.
Architects at EMBT did an unpopular thing for their Comic and Animation Museum Design: they addressed the issue of context. The idea was to engage the surroundings in a visual and associative narrative, delivering a design that joins the Confucian geometry to a mystical appreciation of nature. The intense relationship between object and landscape and subtle referencing to tradition aimed to transform the site into, what the architects called-“a kind of magic land that will enhance the impossible and dare the mind to reach unexpected levels of imagination”. The punch-line iconicity and visual overstimulation were replaced with multilayered experiences of the specific and the imaginative.
More info: eVolo
CTRL+5 - Remove Client’s color Palette
CTRL+6 - Remove Client’s wife’s color Palette (must press hard)
CTRL+E - Cycles through design ideologies
CTRL+F - Flatten all roofs
CTRL+H - Insert Awesomeness
CTRL+K - Justify design concept
CTRL+L - Left justify design concept
CTRL+P - Prints unemployment check
CTRL+V - Value Engineer (reduces scale by 78%)
F4 - Toggles MODERNISM
F8 -Toggles ORTHO MODE (should always be on)
F9 -Toggles POSTMODERNISM (should always be off)
F11 - Toggles ARROGANCE — Coffee with an Architect
Jody Brown at Coffee with an Architect has come up with a revised list of Autocad Command shortcuts. I would imagine that these will quickly become the new industry standard for drafting stations everywhere. Please print and post next to your work station for future reference. And remember, to reboot, just hit - CTRL+ANGST+DEL
WEHO Library by Carmelia Chiang
WEHO Library serves as a community center as well as a park.
1. Rojkind: MATTER steel and glass
2. SPAN: MODE mass
3. PATTERNS: METHOD hyperbolic torsion