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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


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



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)

Building ____ // Life of Sgraffito

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Tuesday morning randomness LEVEL UP on

Sgraffito–> scratching through wet plaster on a wall showing different-colour under surface (2 color)

The title comes from italian “sgraffito” –  a wall decor technique commonly used in Europe to decorate castles and chateaus during the Renaissance.
— Italy in the 16th century

Sgraffito played a significant role during the years of the Renaissance in Italy.  As a simple native art old examples of sgraffito were found in Florence and more specifically in the chateaus , Palazzo Ramirez de Montalvo and Palazzo Peppi  [draft sketch included for the first one to GET you in the subject]


During the 16th century the technique was brought to Germany by the master builders of the Renaissance and taken up with enthusiasm by the formative craftsmen..


In Catalonia, sgraffito was implemented in the early 20th century by the Noucentista neo-classical architects and became a recurrent technique in façade decoration.

[Lets get more into it]
[nothing between post & gallery]

many bows to Wikimedia Commons

La Biennale di Venezia 2011//Exclusive coverage

GODmorning noobs.

Its been already a week since we came back from venice ,handling a super prestiguous deal with some random Italian blokes. +we were the ones to chose the hot blond models handing out leaflets to visitors. Besides that we actually did find the time to visit around, and share with you this super exlusive footage of this year’s biennale.

*Alessandra, if you read this, it was nice to meet you(…even for a couple of hours)

Hooray for the giraffe.! Ciao!

Morning Quiz // for the radicals only // X or H ??


we got a little situation in Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates office and hopefully you could help!!!

After realizing this MASTERPIECE, every single magazine and journal want to publish it!





Please vote so we can contact the Katsutoshi crew and help them out!

Fashion Fags // FG BlackBook #24

We get a lot of questions recently concerning the inspiration behind our very super famous monsterkills. So to make things easier for YOU, our bot readers, we will be outlining things that we LIKE and DONT LIKE.


I know you little fags tend to be easily fascinated by being an architect, and suddenly start crossing fields and lingering between two/three/four fields. so you go around like chickens with their heads chopped off, screaming stuff like “Oh this guy is such a visionaire”, “fuck what a breakthrough!”, even “Like architecture, fashion is an applied art, meant to be inhabitated and to say something, to express a state of mind, am identity, an aspiration.”, blah blah blah.


So we are about to introduce you with our #24 in the FG BlackBook(the top places are actually reserved for REAL architects we dont like), Peter Marino (+)<=Seriously do NOT bother clicking….

Now this guy goes around claiming his work is all about “architecture”  and stuff, but let’s look a bit more carefully.. The guy besides being the definition of colorblind and kitsch, has done nothing more than shops for Chanel, Dior etc.. and maybe one or two residences for some completely tasteless guy in the US(as usual)…

Wouldn’t it be time, mr.Marino, to get out of the closet and tell the world that you have nothing to do with architecture?? Cos seriously you are misleading many students/interns…

Let’s take a closer look to some cases we accidentally stumbled upon on the net.

“In biology, a hermaphrodite is an organism that has

reproductive organs normally associated with both male and

female sexes.”


Mr. Marino, now these guys think they got something to do with architecture.

However the blame is not all on you, as even the 300M$ Gehry dipped his toe into your little gay domain.


I actually got super mad writing this so to calm down I will

post a picture of something we LIKE.

the man : Oscar fucking TUAZON spotted fucking up some random space // hardcore stuff

NOTE1 if you do not agree, or, got offended by featuring your little sister in this post, WE DONT GIVE A FU*K!