Tag Archives: transportation

Typology lessonz ● Airport Control Towers

A small collection of probably the most vital & underestimated part of any airport around the globe.

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Megalopolis // Shanghai

Collection of high.contrast, black & white photos of Shanghai
by Martin Stavars

Z.e

S.h.a.n.g.h.a.i

☞ Ze Gallery ☜

The Dream of Flying // JETMAN

Enough with photography and stuff for today, lets get going with some highly exciting toys; made for flying. !

Until now I was aware only of the WingSuit. I have never seen one but for your information here is a picture of this particular device.

Anywayz, just a few minutes ago I saw a new video from Evert Cloetens’ vimeo (link)

SUM VIDEO ACTION

The ultimate dream of flight – soaring through the air, with total freedom in all three dimensions, not within a heavy and complicated machine but with only one’s body and sensations – a dream everybody had at least once in their life.

JETMAN made it real.

Test flights in Swiss airspace.

 

London Landmarks

uber.cool illustrations from Dimitra Tzanos (link) about

London.Landmarks

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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.

via the miami.herald (+)

Old Grand Bay hotel to become new residential tower

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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)

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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.”

3-D London Map

yo yo yo ,

great day down here at the FG headquarterz in Paris..so we decided to share something in connection with London (lolz)

via le Londonist

Every time a new addition is made to the Tube map, it gets a little more crowded. The clean lines of Harry Beck’s original get a little more confusing. Where will we be 100 years from now, when additional lines, stations, cable cars, hover rails and levipads are added to the diagram?

Slapping a third dimension onto the map could be one solution. The extra depth allows for extra layers of information.

We’ve had a first stab at visualising the Tube network in three dimensions, using Google Sketchup to build the model. Like the original 2-D map, it bears little resemblance to geography and is largely schematic. A line’s depth in the model does not indicate its depth or direction in real life. Instead, this is simply a visualisation of how all the stations link together.

As in Beck’s map, we’ve used simple and consistant geometries to connect stations. Horizontal and vertical lines are all of equal length, as are all the diagonals. Where multiple lines connect two stations (e.g. Circle-District lines), we’ve coloured the sides of each rectangle to reflect this — rotate the map to see them.

The result? Well, it’s a confusing tangle. As a navigational aid, it fails, and we offer it only as a conversation piece. But, maybe when we’re all walking round with virtual reality goggles or interacting with holographic projections, someone with more brains and better software can find a way to use the third dimension to advantage rather than perplexity.

 

How to view the map ?

The screengrabs above only give a snapshot of the map, and you might want to play with it yourself. The easiest way is to get the Google Earth plugin for Google Maps, in which case, you’ll be able to twiddle with the model right now in the embedded map below (if you don’t have the plugin, you’ll just see Google Maps).

Ciao for now

FGlegionz[ordie]

 

Propulsion Painting by Evan Roth

yo,

big it up cos there is some crazy stuff shared here by the FG :

Evan Roth is playing in a very clever way with our addiction for spraycans and colors & inventions and machines.

Ok, enough with the freeze-framez..here are the videoz…dont miss the action