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Perspective Drawing // Extracts of Local Distance


the power of the drawing, discover your project through ur drawings, try to design in perspective, killer drawing, bla bla bla 

Someone actually googled “draw like in presidents medals” and landed in the FG = Lolz

Anyway, here is a set of different perspective drawings, created by existing photos of buildings. The collages look ultra-cool but since the same technique is used in every photo-reference, once youve seen the result 2-3 times it becomes ultra-repetitive.

Still cool at the moment, so enjoy!

.1) Untitled mix

.2) Radio Bremen

.3) Kunsthalle Hamburg

.4) Funkhaus

.5) Elberg Campus

.6) Bibliothek Uni Hamburg

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A Room for London // The Boat

The design

The vision behind the boat

Living Architecture is an organisation which asks some of the best architects in the world to design houses that you can rent for a holiday in a variety of places around the UK.

To celebrate the Olympic year of 2012, Living Architecture decided to commission a temporary building for the capital. The one-bedroom boat, the Roi des Belges, by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with Fiona Banner was picked as the winner in an open competition run by Living Architecture and Artangel, in association with the Southbank Centre. Five hundred architects and artists from around the world submitted entries. The competition guidelines asked for a building that would allow guests to spend a truly unique night perched above the river and the judges were profoundly impressed by the imagination and skill with which the brief was interpreted by the winning team.

David Kohn and Fiona Banner drew inspiration from the riverboat, the Roi des Belges, captained by Joseph Conrad whilst in the Congo in 1890, a journey echoed in his most famous work Heart of Darkness.

Perched high above the city, this beautifully crafted space offers a unique and playful perspective on an area of London more commonly seen from river level. With an en-suite double bedroom, kitchenette, library and viewing deck, guests are invited to rest and reflect upon what they see and hear during their one night stay; logging their thoughts, observing cloud patterns, the character of the river and deeper undercurrents.

There are hints that the boat may have come from very far away, and could – once its sojourn on the Southbank Centre is finished – move off to other destinations. The boat is of no distinct era in terms of its style, neither recognisably modern nor old-fashioned. Instead, with its combination of painted wood and hand-worked gold and silver coated metals, it seems to echo the simplicity of a Japanese tea-hut or the rural haphazard quality of a midwestern farm building. On the bridge, the boat is equipped with an array of tools for recording the experience of staying there. As well as a log book to write down observations, there are guides to clouds and tides, seagulls and train-lines, London architecture and history.

A one-night stay in the room is designed as a complete break from the ordinary, a rare moment to stand aside from life and contemplate it anew with the help of a great city and a piece of architecture that stimulates and enchants all one’s senses.

·       Client – Living Architecture
·       Design and concept — David Kohn Architects in collaboration with Fiona Banner
·       Project manager – McLennan
·       Main contractor and fabricator – Millimetre Ltd
·       Lift design & supply – Alimak Hek
·       Quantity surveyor – Boyden Group
·       Structural engineers – Price & Myers
·       M & E – Max Fordham LLP
·       Appliances – Miele

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London Landmarks illustrations from Dimitra Tzanos (link) about


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the work of Henrique Oliveira

yo & goodmorning FGtrolls

This post comes str8 as a “repost” from our favorite Yatzer. However as it seems like an exclusive interview I dont think is that cool to post all the text in here.

The work of Henrique Oliveira is just SICK! please enjoy

Tapumes – Casa dos Leões | Henrique Oliveira, 2009
VII Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre
plywood and PVC
photo © Eduardo Ortega

In the world of contemporary art, when you ask an artist about the messages that he/she is trying to convey, you are most likely to receive a pompous answer/just another boring cliché. This was not the case with Henrique Oliveira, theBrazilian emerging artist known for his spatial wooden pieces whose irregular forms devour large spaces which give you the sense that you are actually inhabiting someone’s body.  His answer had no unnecessary use of any conceptual lingo. ”I believe that the message is never art itself, but instead, the lack of a message is a characteristic that makes some creations interesting to me,” he says, adding ”my works may propose a spatial experience, an aesthetic feeling, a language development and many more nominations to refer to the relation it establishes with the viewer. But, any attempt to find a message would fail.”.

His wooden pieces are chaotic and abstract. They, however, have a natural feeling to them in contrast to his older paintings, which are less naturalistic. ”They have two different moods and I like to have them in parallel, I think they even work as a compensation for each other,” he says adding: ”The artificiality of my paintings is related to the materials and the colors I use, but they have a truth in the sense that they don’t try to be anything they are not, what you see there, is paint manipulated on a surface. My wood constructions are natural in their materiality, but they are artificial in the sense that they give the viewer a sensation of something that is actually not happening.”

Henrique Oliveira’s wooden pieces carry two different themes. ”I call them pictorial and organic,” he says. Although he always starts from a sketch, when occupying large spaces his work is made in a much freer way. “In the organic works, which are based on more clear references such as skin, bellies, organ, or tumors, I tend to follow a plan which can be changed a little bit on the way.”

Whether organic or pictorial, Henrique Oliveira knows that his works transmit a sense of temporality. His aged wooden pieces ”show the transformation of matter,” he explains. However, ”there is also a temporality that is more about the present. There is a sense of movement”. This temporality is both deliberate and dictates the form of the work. In his very round wooden installations he explores the elasticity of PVC tubes playing with the idea of swollen walls. Through these pieces, he gives a sense of movement whilst creating dramatic surfaces that capture viewers.

Anyway, that was it..for full text and more images visit Yatzer’s post HERE

Ciao for now

Floating homes // bad.taste.Lolz

hahahha look at this !

We are not talking about a waste of materials if it ever gets build. We are talking about waste of RAM for this rendering to be done

pure FAIL

“This over-the-top tropical floating island is a fantasy dreamed up by Yacht Island Design, which planned it as a private luxury yacht to accommodate 10 guests with about 57,000 square feet of usable space. Director Rob McPherson estimates it would cost “several hundreds of million euros to build.”

The company also provides sketches and renderings for several other fanciful floating creations, such as one called The Streets of Monaco and a futuristic sea-pod called Project Utopia. In the works are aquatic projects titled Oriental Chuan and Eastern Promise.”

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Models, sets, dolls and cameras

I know how excited you all are when realizing that many scenes from your favorite movies have been shot in physical models (SS example : Coraline)

Lets take it back to oldskool references on this topic

1) Dolls Replace Drawings in Film Cartoon (Jun, 1938)

Dolls Replace Drawings in Film Cartoon

THOUSANDS of carved wooden dolls give a three-dimensional effect to a new type of animated-cartoon film developed by George Pal, Hungarian photographic expert. Instead of using pictures drawn and photographed in sequence to provide movement, the new cartoon-film technique employs numerous doll figures carved and painted to represent the various movements and facial expressions of a single cartoon character. As many as thirty different carvings of one figure may be photographed in sequence for one simple change in a facial expression.

2) Lilliputian’s-eye viewer puts you inside tiny model (Aug, 1964)

This makes those dorky 3D walk-throughs seem a lot more useful doesn’t it?

Lilliputian’s-eye viewer puts you inside tiny model

A slender optical tube fitted with 18 miniature lenses provides realistic views inside architects’, landscapers’, town planners’, and other scale models. With a camera and adapter on the eyepiece, you get photos like the circular ones at left.

The British-made Modelscope is a combination microscrope, periscope, and telescope with an aperture at one side .3 inch from the end. On the floor of a 1:200 model, this corresponds to eye level at the same scale. At other heights, it shows vistas from windows, balconies, and other points. Made by Optec Reactors, Ltd., of London, the unit is distributed in the U.S. by H. C. I. Sales Corp., NYC.

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Collage / Illustration by Dmitry Ligay

holla bitcheeeez,

here are some great collages by Dmitry Ligay [pay a visiti to his page for more of his creations]


bjarke hits with a “mountain” le US of A

One of our favorite architectz, [pictured bellow],

is showing us how you have to roll like a boss if u want to stay on the top. Although Europe is turning away from ze BIG power and China/Japan has already regretted any single danish addition to their land, …..

le Bjarke decided to play his tricks in the US of A.

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Old Grand Bay hotel to become new residential tower


The Grand Bay hotel, once an icon of luxury,

will be razed to make way for a residential tower designed

by a prominent Danish architect.

(dont u luv how they call him “prominent” and did not go for something like “the youngest hot-gun of the architecture world” bla bla bla)


In its prime, the Grand Bay hotel in Coconut Grove was the place to be, whether you were a businessman meeting for breakfast, a celebrity seeking publicity or a bride celebrating her perfect day.

But the hotel’s heyday was a long time ago. And soon, it will just be a memory.

The only hotel south of Palm Beach to have ever earned the coveted Mobil five-star rating will be demolished to make way for a residential tower designed by an up-and-coming Danish architect, the developer confirmed Thursday.

“Our plans are to do something that’s very one-of-a-kind,” said David Martin, chief operating officer of Terra Group, which bought the property last summer for $24 million. “We wanted to really build something that people felt they could be proud of.”

For the first time since the purchase, Martin provided details on the company’s plans for the site. After a gradual decline, the Grand Bay has been shuttered for nearly four years, collecting mold, graffiti and pigeon droppings.

While full details of the new project are still to come, here’s what is known:

The building will be 20 stories high with about 96 units, all residential.

Lead design is by Bjarke Ingels Group, or BIG, which has made waves for high-profile projects near Copenhagen and in China, New York City and Utah. Ingels, a 30-something “starchitect” in-the-making, was named Innovator of the Year in Architecture by the Wall Street Journal’s magazine.

Raymond Jungles, the landscape architect who designed the grounds at 1111 Lincoln Road and the New World Symphony’s rooftop garden, will handle the outdoor space. And rounding out what Martin called a “design dream team” is Coral Gables architecture firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe and Associates, which has worked on Miami-area residential projects and hotels for years — including the original Grand Bay.

Developed by the late Sherwood “Woody” Weiser and Donald Lefton of The Continental Companies for $30 million, the hotel opened in 1983 in an area transitioning from artsy-hippie enclave and cocaine-cowboy hangout to major tourist destination. The 200-roomGrand Bay, at 2669 S. Bayshore Dr., was immediately hailed for its pyramid-shaped structure, its pristine service and its draw for jetsetters, especially Regine’s nightclub, which sat atop the hotel. The eponymous nightclub queen operated party spots around the world but chose the Grand Bay as only her second U.S. location.“I called it Fantasyland,” said Terry Zarikian, who worked there for 10 years in jobs including public relations director for Regine’s.“It was filled with celebrities. It was very, very classy, very chic.”

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Let it snow // Macro insights

back in the loop..macro-ing on some pretty funky snowflakes

Quality not quantity as always…


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