1 World Trade Center’s amazing elevator

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 does the CG vantage travel up in space to mimic … Continue reading 1 World Trade Center’s amazing elevator

World’s Most Beautiful Computer

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 know a thing about supercomputing, you can appreciate the stunning … Continue reading World’s Most Beautiful Computer

Modern Design Voyeurism in Venice: the 2010 AIA Los Angeles Spring Home Tour

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 know how it is! Continue reading Modern Design Voyeurism in Venice: the 2010 AIA Los Angeles Spring Home Tour

Dwell on Design

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! Continue reading Dwell on Design