I was reading the New York Times and came across this video of the elevator to the observation deck at the top of 1 World Trade Center. As the carriage rises (at 2,000 feet per minute!), the interior walls display a computer-generated view of the city of New York that rises in perspective. Not only […]
The Spanish have been doing it for centuries–mixing cultures across time and heritage. The Alhambra, the Mosque of Cordoba, the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. Why not do it in the most modern of settings? The Barcelona Supercomputing Center features the MareNostrum: a supercomputer housed in an old Roman Catholic church! Even if you don’t […]
Ever wonder where all those happy/engaged/entertained/… people in architectural renderings come from? >> To Sell the Future, Find the Right ‘People Textures’ for the Sketch – NYTimes.com
This is like magnifying glasses and ants, only a mega casino is the magnifying glass and tourists are the ants. Somewhere in that analogy there’s poetry… Check out how the hot Las Vegas sun gets intensified to fry sunbathers at the pool: >> Link: BLDGBLOG: Las Vegas Death Ray
If I weren’t so diligent about saving money right now, I’d be signing up for this weekend’s AIA Los Angeles Spring Home Tour (the 2010 tour is called “Modern Design Voyeurism in Venice, CA“). There look to be some pretty cool homes on the tour. If you go, please take some pictures and let me […]
For those of you in LA, and/or for all the architecture and design lovers out there, check out Dwell on Design this coming weekend at the LA Convention Center. Sponsored by Dwell Magazine, it will feature speakers, exhibits, tours, awards, and more–all about design, sustainability, and architecture. See you there!