Monthly Archives: January 2012

2012 Trends // Cat-like

yes, i know

even super-troll ethel posted some article about what the trends of 2012 are..

and yes

thinking like an animal made it to the top 10

now think like cats and dogs bots….

anyway here is a super cool house in japan for a family who obviously relishes its pets….

Asahi Kasei and his crew true to the bone, allways delivering what the client wants

Super cat friendly!


the Moulen

Cars you said?

*Greece, Athens, Crew*

mad luv

WOW II // 3D scans n’ sh*t

forget the robotic arm you saw in Coop’s office which used to scan ur ACTUAL models.

lets take it to the next level …

OrcaM Orbital Camera System is the shit..-seriously havent seen a machine this impressive in a while-

Scannin like a boss

“Developed by a German company called Nek (site is in German), the OrcaM uses a system of seven cameras to create 3D models of any object placed inside its “reconstruction sphere.”

Currently, the machine is limited to objects that are no larger than 31.5 inches wide and 200 pounds in weight. Once placed inside the sphere and sealed shut, the cameras circle the orb taking high definition photos of the object at different angles. Meanwhile, inside the sphere a system of lights illuminate at different times to capture the object’s geometry.

After the photographing session, or the acquisition process as they call it, is over, a computer automatically processes the images to create a 3D model that accurate down to the submillimeter range.

Nek says the aim of the OrcaM Orbital Camera System is to provide high-quality digital representations of objects for use on the Internet, movies, video games, and other digital media. Some examples the company gives is using the 3D models to showcase items up for auction on the Web and creating virtual museums.”

lets check this BABY in some hot ACTION…

So long suckerz…

Note to Frank “hammer-free-form” Gehry

No Frank, unfortunatelly no scanner can fix your model..oh, wait…….

Intellectual Horsepower // Emergency Dwellings

yo & hello again my TOP IQ readers!


Mid-day AGGRESSIVE level up.. for you IN THE PROCESS

You are in a situation where something correctly planned takes an unexpected turn.

[we are gonna work in our Intellectual Horsepower for Temporary Emergency Habitation]

In a weakened state, disaster victims need immediately to have shelter and safety. Emergency Shelters should be easy to install and to move location if its needed, wind-resistant, modular and of course like  feathers[whaa] combining compaction and lightweight to the maximum.

F*UCK DAT SHIT * thats why we are here

Cool Down. Excessive emotionality decreases the effective use of brain power. The emotional system hijacks the brain until the threat is removed. The brain works best under cool conditions. If you tend to get emotional about things, wait a minute or two to regain your composure and then try to solve the problem.

So, dealing with Dynamic Tension Structures :

  • Human Dwellings—> Improve, or redesign if needed, their standard of structural stability and performance, having as a goal to make them have a rare probability to collapse or sustain damage in a catastrophe(human or natural made)
  • Patternize a way and design temporary structures(easily mass produced) using the minimum amount of materials to get the greatest level of effectiveness.


Learn to separate your opinions from facts you know. Help others do the same. Opinionated people are seldom clear thinkers and good problem solvers.


Rigid or narrow beliefs decrease the use of your brain power. Our experience unknowingly creates boundaries for our thinking. Try to think outside your belief  boundaries. You don’t have to give them up,  just turn them off when your are thinking about a problem or challenge.

Applying Fullers invention, the spherical Geodesic Dome combines usage of the minimum amount of surface area, energy saving, low cost of materials and minimum labor. Fuller introduced the idea that when the sphere’s diameter is doubled it will quadruple its square footage and produce eight times the volume.[correct or what?]

Fuller writes in 1928, “These new homes are structured after the natural system of humans and trees with a central stem or backbone, from which all else is independently hung, utilizing gravity instead of opposing it. This results in a construction similar to an airplane – light, taut, and profoundly strong.” (R.B. Fuller, 4D Timelock)

F*UCK DAT SHIT * (haha i wrote that again)

Think Systems:Analyze everyday events and processes and try to see why they work the way they do. Take complex problems and try to show how almost all problems are some form of  models that already exist.

Spherical dome structures win on the efficiency/value stats as the most efficient interior atmospheres because air and energy circulate without any barriers. Take past examples on geodesic shelters (Biosphere–space living simulations) and see that because heating and cooling occur naturally, such human dwellings are proven to be the most effective and efficient shelter possible.

Visualize: People learn and think better using different media. Try studying problems and challenges and communicate the elements of a problem to others. Using a different media than you are used to, can help you see a problem differently and involve a part of your brain you don’t normally use to come with solutions.

It’s nearly certain that the first interplanetary human dwellings will be entirely geodesic in design.

Design Science Fuller Stuff(+)

In case you did not bother to read any of the content or understand anything from the post..todays’ concept is :

ARCHITECTURE ● Meat & Butcher // the best excuse for a cool student project

I know most of you navigate in cyberspace in order to stumble upon cool images or event better KILLER images from time to time.

Architecture education has been long now filled with skillful students that are super capable of producing amazing work. However when it comes to the actual proposal and justification of their projects we all witness a philosophical funeral.

You all know what I’m talking about but do not really talk about it in your studio.

“I want to do something nice, something f*cking amazing, sooo amazing that my images will be like Oreos on a milkshake”

“I want my drawings to be cool and have something (?) to do with new school / high tech, BUT in the same time inject a bit the character of traditional know how….you know so that peepol in London will think I’m good.”


all your drawings will be done with the latest softwares and this “atmosphere for the drawing to convey” will be equal to a “Make your photos look VINTAGE” app.


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One of the best excuses to pursue such a project with clear consciousness is the BUTCHER & MEAT concept (hahah i just said concept ! )

take a look at this render…If you still dont know what is going on..I will reveal the secret :

“Today, the British public are losing touch with traditional craft methods, consuming products without realising the processes involved. These once handed down processes are becoming lost as our nation becomes more globalized.”

“The Institute of Meat aims to reintroduce these understated crafts and skills into the city centre by placing them within the retail high street…”

PROBLEM SOLVED : we take this symbolic (but still functional!) cow facade style building, place it next to M & S, Vodafone or GAP and BOOM!

anyway..lets continue


Next project: celebrating the ambiguous architectural role of Meat production process (hahah) is coming again from our beloved Presidents Medals.

Note 1 : the skills of these students are f*cking TOP! not like the previous Pokemon


“The trajectories of gunfire will be replaced with slow moving tomatoes, courgettes and sumptuous olives.”

hah come on. The guy has the skills to make such a drawing and invests all his energy in “slow moving tomatoes”.. Just so he can do a project like that! The power of the autistic narrative my friends.

Note 2 : before you start trolling about how little we respect the PM and bla bla bla.. when I first saw this project I was 90 % it will scoop the Medal. I even placed a small bet with my tutor (2 cookies).. so shhhh



welcome back my beloved suckerpunch (!) friends..

Ok, what is going on here

“Primal Parts focused on exploring the possible affects and spatial conditions in architecture by analyzing the heterogeneous composition of biological parts. A set of biological parts were configured then dismembered through the use of butchering techniques.”

Translation :

we wanted to check our 3D skills and ended up producing forms that looked like…mmm…whatever you see above.

Then we thought that we might get away by saying our project investigates biological parts ( yes thats the point we laugh..hahah).

Finally we decided to “brain-f*uck” our readers by saying that somehow BUTHCHERING techniques are involved in this diarrhea

Links to the above projects

1) Link

2) Link

3) Link

Ciao for now

Keep ur head up for the Giraffe

ART // Drawings by Juan Francisco CASAS

 Goodmorning ma pipol,

Lets starts this sunday morning with something INSANE and easy to watch.

Just scroll down and hit on the Gallery for even more fun fun fun!


Juan Francisco Casas Ruiz was born in La Carolina, Jaén, 21 September 1976. He got a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999 and a Master in Fine Arts in 2003 from the University of Granada. During his studies he was first in his class and won the National Award for Master Thesis of the Ministry of Education and Science for the best graduate qualifications in Spain, an award which was presented by Culture Minister, Pilar del Castillo.

In 2000, he received the scholarship of Teacher Education and Research. From that year until 2004 he completed his PhD at the University pf Granada while also teaching drawing and printmaking in their Department of Drawing.

In 2002 he was selected for the INJUVE Art Show, at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid and later toured the capitals of Latin America. Since this year he is represented by Galería Fernando Pradilla (Madrid) and Galería El Museo (Bogota, Colombia), but has also done collaborations with Galeria Luis Adelantado (Valencia-Miami), Galeria Metta (Madrid) or Ferrán Cano Gallery (Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca), among others.

In 2004 he won the prestigious ABC Prize of Painting, the president of the jury being the artist Luis Gordillo, and the award was given by Culture Minister Pilar del Castillo.

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Click for his page

G.A.L.L.E.R.Y – V.I.E.W

Hit’em hard ^^

ciao for now,

ze zigaf

ART // Iain Macarthur

The last days we are in a mission to share cool artists that not everyone is aware of!

Take your time, scroll down and enjoy Iain Macarthur’s creations


crazy no ?!


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