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trial and error

I hate those moments when i mess up displacement maps or the poly count of my model f*cks everything up. Apparently this does not seem to bother everyone since from tweaking around masterpieces can emerge.lol

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Migrant*Dynasphere??

yo yo yo

wassup little trolls. yes maybe one day your dreams might come true and we will be flying, but wheels were, and still remain, a sure bet..

So some old school pimping on wheels, and luckily you will find the inspiration for your next Evolo competition –aint that right mr Migrant Skyscraper?–hahahahahah

 

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IN THE VID BELOW. DO.NOT.MISS. ☟

“this is not a hit.this is a warning.”

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Evolo 12 // Winnerz

Yo,

we always keep an eye on the BEST EVER competition a.k.a EVOLO[dot]US, but this year the winners were BETTER than ever. KILLER projects in every single page of the numerous mentions given around.

Pure radicalism as alwayz the evolo managed to stimulate us once more.

We present you the Winner entries and a few special mentions!

Himalaya Water Tower

Monument to Civilization: Vertical Landfill for Metropolises

Citadel Skyscraper

Occupy Skyscraper

Folded City

Migrant Skyscraper

House of Babel: Post-crisis Skyscraper

Plastic Fish Tower

Coal Power Plant Mutation

District 3: Skyscraper of Liberation

Airport Skyscraper

BONUS

Caterpillar // From China to Japan

Like a boss

Behind the window – European Street Design Challenge

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Interesting post about the European.street.design.Challenge via ArthurDesign (+)

The European Street Design Challenge workshop started by some conferences in the PICNIC area to share with us Paris and Amsterdam’s vision of creativity and to explain us the schedule of the three coming days. We then went in the Waag Society which is settled in a castle in the Red Light District and which hosted us for the whole workshop.

As soon as everyone was ready we jumped into what we believe was the first thing to do: understanding the people and the area.

Understanding

Tourists represent a major part of what the area is, therefore we first walked in the Red Light District of Amsterdam to understand what we feel as tourists when going around with not much information about the area.

 To compare our feelings we mapped where we felt good and/or bad in the district and we discussed why.

We then listened and discussed with Birgit Büchner (see right picture), Project manager for Museum Our Lord in the Attic and Henny Tinga from the Salvation Army who gave us an historical and cultural point of view of the area. They also shared with us some problems they encounter everyday in the Red Light District such as the number of tourists in the street, the noise they generate and the fact that they don’t see the treasure of the area.

To have different points of view of the district we went down in the street and talked to people: waiters, bartenders, massage shop owners, inhabitants, etc. After speaking with many people we came up with one new conclusion: some people feel like this place is the best ever!

After having these keys to see the district from different points of view, we all went downtown again and indeed, we saw all these old buildings and we were especially astonished by the beautiful view you have from all bridges crossing the canals. And this is the moment where we came up with an other conclusion: it is quite difficult to see this aspect of the area at the first glance.

Vision

Based on all the information we gathered we came up with one conclusion: if the district has an incredible cultural diversity it has unfortunately a disproportionate visual diversity.

We believe that this disproportionate visual diversity is just a matter of point of view. This is the reason why we decided to solve the problem: how can we give people the opportunity to change their point of view of the Red Light District to better see its historical and cultural aspects?

To build a concept that would solve this problem and represent our values at the same time, we listed two key elements that we believe could help people see an other face of the area: contemplation and information.

Ideation

We then brainstormed to translate those elements into a concept. To do so we wrote, made quick mock-ups and scenarios.

Concept

At the end, we all agreed that the best place to make people change their point of view is in the middle of the Red Light District meaning, on the canals.

The bridges offer a unique view of the area which is really beautiful especially thanks to the trees and the old architecture.

 We believe the first step to change one’s point of view on an area is to give him the opportunity to contemplate it. Therefore we propose to create a place on top of the canals to give people a chance to do nothing but admire the area.

 Once people are in the position to see the district from an other point of view we believe they need information to increase their knowledge on the area. As this needs to be seamlessly provided we suggest to build screens that use augmented reality to add an informative layer on top of the reality. This layer is added on top of what people see from this place. Plus, tweets related to the area are displayed on the screen to let people share their thoughts and for the local people to share events and more.

As we want to help people see this other aspect of the district ,we suggest to use this augmented reality screens all across the canals. This way people can easily learn about the area.

To push the idea of changing people’s point of view we want to shock them by making them the one that people are looking at.

Finally we would like this place and those interactive screens to be a interface for sharing different strong points of view. To do so, we would like to invite artists to use these to express there points of view and engage people through it. The previous scenario could be the first idea going in this way.

Presentation

On the final day we presented our process, vision and solution to an audiance and a jury.

We finally had the chance to win the contest!

Now I hope our proposal will be an inspiration for the future evolution of the Red Light District in Amsterdam!

Team members: Anabelle Eugenia, Manon Ely, Franck Noel and Renaud Larivière.

* Stay tuned for : a Thesis project from Arthur Bodolec in connection with this topic

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Busan Opera House Competition//Monsta-wha??

BAck to back with a 4xblodbath session…The FG fished out a little nonedited monster-aki scamming its way to the final 10 entries…under a rock.

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Small autistic details:

An amazing very site specific project ,super skin, third value of the structural beams, frozen columns dancing in the field, sound scape monsters everywhere, plot density ^^93.2% (according to brief), extra pedestrian food supplies straight to you, someone is giving pain here, no joke, diagrams are kiling it, interiorizing the bottom part of the upper cascades, + zaha in the house

Its all about form finding with suffiecient ubiquitous experiments as Tsakas mentioned in the jury

yo yo yo  suckerpunch (+)

********Bonus******

TRUE Architecture// No.2

It is nice to have a laugh or two, but every now and then we must take a pause, recognize and praise a masterpiece such as the one following.   links to AWESOMNESS => (+)    (+)

The Los Angeles Design Group, reveiled their elaborated-allthough a bit over-worked to my taste-concept for some random fashion space after the completion of the competition, and if i might say….

IT LOOKS FUCKIN AMAAAZING!!!

“Pigs in a box” represents a  super radical scheme reconceptualised through a simple and fresh idea; using balloon animals and randomly fuck up the space.

Truly inspiring!!

i believe that even The BIG would be envious of such skills.!!

When looking at the plan i clearly can see the intention of the firm to cultivate plug-and-play thresholds, embodied into the almost schizophrenic anatomy of the parametrical apparatus inserted into a random box. Simply stunning!

*Even the renderings seem to enhance their concept of stratifying ruderal ecosystems through a deterritorialization of indexical grids

Just to see how a real bunch of geniuses sets up their office..maybe one day you can aspire the same levels of greatness…Yes, designers do it better, but you architecture bitchez can do it too…

Ben’s desk__Excruciating

Andrew’s desk__Gross

Noah’s desk__Eye-rollingly predictable

Untill our next post….

keep suckin ballz

NOTE1 This post is super serious!

NOTE2 This post is super awesome!!

NOTE3 DO not even think about start trolling about how pic#1 looks like a huge vagina….you just being ignorant!

Irina Shayk // -

Architecture sometimes gets boringly boring so lets get a fresh wave of stimulation

apparently Irina Shayk is so hot that wordpress does not give the permission to post her youtube video. HERE IS THE LINK

Friday Bonus//Fun,fun,fun!!!

Many of you have been going around trolling on our blog, dissin’ the FG, saying stuff you’re like so jealous and full of envy, who do you think you are talking about other peepools works this way, this is journalism with no credential whatsoever and things like that..A frustrated bot reader even wanted us to show some of our work to have the chance of a quick crit….

We have therefore decided to share with you a sneak peek of the libraries we use when handing in a super serious competition for some random chinese dudes….

NOTE1 Feel free to “save as” any of the images and use them in your photoshop drawings…


Well played B.I.G // 700 $ Million Loan denied

hahah

we got informed about that yesterday but did not think is worth posting.

However, we keep reading about this situation again and again the last 2 hours and admit it.. is still funny!

B.I.G :

show me the money,

cash flow millionaire,

high roller,

arab money,

diagrams for $$$,

push-pull-rotate-check ur balance,

 

NOT

 

 

 

“We all knew that the charismatic charm of Bjarke Ingels and his artfully presented Scandinavian modernist mash-ups could only go so far: as Politiken reports, the City of Copenhagen has denied the over $700 million loan needed to advance the competition-stealing trash-incinerator-cum-ski-slope proposed by BIG last year. It turns out that this spectacular scheme to redesign the Amagerforbrænding incinerator would ultimately increase the plant’s carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 30% annually and also fix the waste treatment plant in place for at least another 30 years. The smoke-ring-blowing recreational monument emphasized the hedonism of Bjarke’s “hedonistic sustainability” mantra perhaps a little too much, lest we forget the sustainable part.”

Source : Architizer (+)

 

NOTE

Yes, thats the building that was supposed to throw away smoke circles!