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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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Are you f*cking with me? // Ze Challenge

i have a question whichis triveling my mind since i saw on frame web…(+)

Challenger #1 : CZWG Architects

Challenger #2 : Hopkins Architects

Now

Who’s been fuckin who’s assistant here..?

Note (I know this post smells like “someone has built it before”) but sorry. Im trying not to throw up in my mouth. It is just that the above mentioned assistant is super hot

#1 Canada Water Library, Londan

#2 Nottingham-better known as Shotingham- Uni Library

…..

BONUS

Some math skills//Penrose tilings

time to get really serial….

we decided to give you an extra piece of super serial wisdom for your TRUE architecture….

so some experience points that are going to be serially appreciated by all of those parammetric/grasshopper freaks out there….

Penrose tilings

Penrose tiling is a non-periodic tiling generated by an aperiodic set of prototiles. Penrose tilings are named after mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose who investigated these sets in the 1970s. The aperiodicity of the Penrose prototiles implies that a shifted copy of a Penrose tiling will never match the original. A Penrose tiling may be constructed so as to exhibit both reflection symmetry and fivefold rotational symmetry, as in the diagram below.

A Penrose tiling has many remarkable properties, most notably:

  • It is non-periodic, which means that it lacks any translational symmetry. More informally, a shifted copy will never match the original.
  • It is self-similar, so the same patterns occur at larger and larger scales. Thus, the tiling can be obtained through “inflation” (or “deflation”) and any finite patch from the tiling occurs infinitely many times.
  • It is a quasicrystal: implemented as a physical structure a Penrose tiling will produce Bragg diffraction and its diffractogram reveals both the fivefold symmetry and the underlying long range order.
Penrose tilings are simple examples of aperiodic tilings of the plane.A tiling is a covering of the plane by tiles with no overlaps or gaps; the tiles normally have a finite number of shapes, called prototiles, and a set of prototiles is said to admit a tiling or tile the plane if there is a tiling of the plane using only tiles congruent to these prototiles. The most familiar tilings (e.g., by squares or triangles) are periodic: a perfect copy of the tiling can be obtained by translating all of the tiles by a fixed distance in a given direction. Such a translation is called a period of the tiling; more informally, this means that a finite region of the tiling repeats itself in periodic intervals. If a tiling has no periods it is said to be non-periodic. A set of prototiles is said to beaperiodic if it tiles the plane, but every such tiling is non-periodic; tilings by aperiodic sets of prototiles are called aperiodic tilings.

Early aperiodic tables

The subject of aperiodic tilings received new interest in the 1960s when logician Hao Wang noted connections betweendecision problems and tilings. In particular, he introduced tilings by square plates with colored edges, now known as Wang dominoes or tiles, and posed the “Domino Problem“: to determine whether a given set of Wang dominoes could tile the plane with matching colors on adjacent domino edges. He observed that if this problem were undecidable, then there would have to exist an aperiodic set of Wang dominoes. At the time, this seemed implausible, so Wang conjectured no such set could exist.

an aperiodic set of Wang dominoes

Robinson’s six prototiles

The first Penrose tiling(P1 below)  is also an aperiodic set of six prototiles, introduced by Roger Penrose in a 1974 paper, but is based on pentagons rather than squares. Any attempts to tile the plane with regular pentagons will necessarily leave gaps, but Johannes Kepler showed, in his 1619 work Harmonices Mundi, that these gaps could be filled using pentagrams (viewed as star polygons), decagons and related shapes. Acknowledging inspiration from Kepler, Penrose was able to find matching rules (which can be imposed by decorations of the edges) for these shapes, in order to obtain an aperiodic set; his tiling can be viewed as a completion of Kepler’s finite Aa pattern, and other traces of these ideas can be found in Albrecht Dürer’s work.

Penrose subsequently reduced the number of prototiles to two, discovering the kite and dart tiling(P2) and the rhombus tiling(P3). The rhombus tiling was independently discovered by Robert Ammann in 1976. Penrose and John H. Conway investigated the properties of Penrose tilings, and discovered that a substitution property explained their hierarchical nature; their findings were publicized by Martin Gardner in his January 1977 “Mathematical Games” column in Scientific American.

In 1981, De Bruijn explained a method to construct Penrose tilings from five families of parallel lines as well as a “cut and project method”, in which Penrose tilings are obtained as two-dimensional projections from a five-dimensional cubic structure. In this approach, the Penrose tiling is viewed as a set of points, its vertices, while the tiles are geometrical shapes obtained by connecting vertices with edges.

The pentagonal Penrose tiling (P1) drawn in black on a colored rhombus tiling (P3) with yellow edges.

A P1 tiling using Penrose’s original set of 6 prototiles

Pentagon with an inscribed thick rhomb (light), acute Robinson triangles (lightly shaded) and a small obtuse Robinson triangle (darker). Dotted lines give additional edges for inscribed kites and darts.

Partial inflation of star to yield rhombs, and of a collection of rhombs to yield an ace.

some xtra cool visuals to boost your creativity……

*bonus_cos’ we aint no nerds…*

(ha ha…gotcha)

Trip to ze Moon// Reloaded

sup my minions.

we actually stumbled upon what may be the film restoration to beat all other film restorations — the colour version of Georges Méliès Le voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) (1902).While the film is far from being lost,  all known hand-colored prints of the film were considered lost until 1993, when a copy, in very poor shape, was turned up by Filmoteca de Catalunya in Barcelona. The print was then acquired by Serge Bromberg’s Lobster Films, who overcame great odds to restore the film in time for Méliès 150th birth year celebration.

Enjoy…

link to the book dedicated to the restoration (+)

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 (+)

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TRUE Architecture // No.1

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YES FOR FREE,

architectural tutorials (advanced users only)

Im bored with all you conceptual whatevers. Pay your respects to the true dogs of contruction and REAL LIFE ARCHITECTURE…UP UP!!

From Paris to Japan and everywhere in between

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Sunday tips + updates

ok

first things first

we dont give a f*ck about our readers (yes thats you im talking about)

If you dont like it around here click on the little “home” icon and quickly jump to dezeen or any other stoopid page u like

For those who want to roll with the boss we’ve added a new “tips” sections so we can quickly aim on our next posts and spread the love (whaaaa?)

Tips to the FG (+)

examples of  furious readers :

 

 

 

 

Have a nice sunday

 

Event Alert RIBA // + general updates (?)

So,

1)

for our stooopid readers in London that cant even be bothered to visit RIBA’s website (+) (architecture DOT com, omg),

some students that actually did not make it to the FG  “Epic Fails” (+ section of the Presidents Medals will be showing and explaining their work.

FUCK YEAH!!

Why attend this event?

1. You will meet someone from Australia

2. You can bring along your empty moleskin and pepool will not laugh

3. Since you are all groupies of Factory.Fifteen, Mr.Tavares spends most of his mornings reading & replying your emails. Go ahead and ask him  your questions so that he and his crew get more free time to take over the world.

4. If you are hot: the Factory is looking for a new secretary. Maybe you get to be the lucky stoopid blonde to answer their phones (girls only as far as i know)

5. Basmah will be there

6. Each visitor gets to play with her acoustic prototype (2 rounds each)

7. THE FG TEAM will be around ^^

2)

We just got an email that the AA FASHION will be joining again the Paris lifestyle in FALL 2018. They will be back with ultra radical briefs since the scale of the potential projects will be much smaller. Well known scale surfers, they are, stoopid fashion for little ugly kids will be the main design variable for the upcoming workshop. (more photos will be soon uploaded)

3)

Factory Fifteen made it to the Channel 4 homepage.

To be honest, we dont really care but since it is super recent  (a few minutes ago) why not publish it?

boring friday

Holla stoopid readers,

we just got back in paris and realized that THE BIG will hit our city with his Diagram-Architecture. BORING!

It is clear that he got influenced by our negotiation techniques (yes those we used to obtain Presidents Medals winners from Mr.Richardsson)

As a result he will realize one of the most radical and potentially influential buildings of the century. Its a pure cube with one node point moved to the left WITHOUT pressing “Shift” (that was a key point for the design process)
. Up Up for THE BIG a.k.a I Make Bitches Wet (+)

Anyway,
we dont really care since tonight will be hitting once again all the hot spots of Paris
and after 03:00 our loft office will be looking a bit like that:

Architect of the Year Awards 2011 // LOL

oh yeah!!

The event we have all been waiting for SO long (NOOT!) finally took place!

Architect of the year communicates how stooopid can someone look in a photo + what high rollers architects are supposed to be

We  will not upload photos of the winners cos :

1) we could not be bothered to see who actually won

2)….

who wouldnt kill for this in his living room??

always hot chicks (whaaa?) attend such events since architects are well known players

I once attended the Playboy Playmate contest and the spatial disposition of the tables look EXACTLY like this!

whatever

^^^^^^

whatever 2

^THIS guy is responsible for the event

RESPEC

*NOTE*

we will be shortly announcing our own architect of the year shortlist since we are sure we will not agree with the already existing situation