These days, architecture is often either left unbuilt (or it takes place within the shell of an older building). Despite our questioning of the QR Code facade yesterday, it’s evidence that the Dutch seem to have an almost preternatural understanding of how to use technology to engage the public in architecture.
the stamps are paired with an Augmented Reality App called UAR (Urban Augmented Reality) that lets you place this and other unbuilt structures in meatspace by holding your iPhone up to the site.
amazing use of technology!
An installation at St Philips Building, Sheffield st, London, WC2A 2EX
An exhibition to mark the life of the St Philips Building was quickly organised before its imminent demolition. Dominic Wilcox was one of those asked to create something in the buliding that would reference the buildings history in some way. The St Philips building started in 1903 as a workhouse Infirmary for the poor before going on to be a hospital for women and then bought by the London School of Economics.
On visiting St Philips Dominic found the last remaining office, left abandonded and intact.
“I thought that it was as if the room was waiting to die and I wanted to ease its transition from this world. My thought for the office was to leave it intact but to remove the colour from every aspect in the room (via white paint) thereby taking away a layer of reality and connection to our world as it moves closer to its imminent death.” Dominic Wilcox
via Dominic Wilcox
Waiting Room from Dominic Wilcox on Vimeo.
I thought the use of white to signify impending doom leaves a very deep impression in people’s mind.
This treatment of physical, visually seen (directly) “whitespace”, I perceive as something portraying reality instead
It is that kind of uncertainty, recalling what exactly the colour of the object is..as if recalling someone close to you leaving, having flashbacks memories on the interaction between you and the person that passed away. almost colourless, fading away. It is the non-existence of the person in future that makes one person ache.
It is the memories and connections we have with the person/object that make us ache.
without a physical sketch. Its all mind to hand.
Mikito Ozeki / Cut Out from mikitoozeki on Vimeo.
Other than lots of practice, he is one that can see negative space very well to sketch out the positive image.
I never quite get sick or trees or papers.
And they go very well together.
via Sandra Juto
One piece design.
Imagine you bring this like a portfolio to a meeting or interview and starts unfolding this and sit on it.
Flux chair from flux on Vimeo.
Don’t quite get the concept in German. But probably something to do with capturing light.
And it resembles a book of light revealing itself in pages. Think of it as the intangibility of light to have the ability to turn into a solid object.
About-Time is a clock that challenges our power of perception and intuition. Featuring a constantly changing composition, through both color and form, it invites us to view the idea of time from a fresh perspective. Three translucent circles, each one’s size equivalent to the corresponding hand of traditional clocks, pivot atop a larger white circle. The location of the circles’ outer most points refer to the time. Traditional clocks, utilizing written numbers, rely on reading the information. This clock relies solely on visual information in the form of varying colors and shapes. Time is manifested into a new and purely visual language.