Natural Systems / Emergent Forms

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Sep 262012
 

A model by Mulvanny G2 Architecture of Panjin Plaza in Panjin, China
Courtesy Seattle Architecture Foundation

NATURAL SYSTEMS/EMERGENT FORMS
15TH ANNUAL ARCHITECTURE MODEL EXHIBIT

This free exhibit will run from Sept.14th – Oct.7th and highlight a range of architectural models, physical and digital, from firms in the greater Seattle area. Each model will exemplify how professionals at the forefront of architecture and design are considering how ecological systems can connect to technological advances in order to produce our future built environment.

3D Camp

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Sep 242012
 

3DCAMP Houston 2012 Registration is now open!

The goal of 3DCAMP Houston 2012 is to encourage and educate individuals about the use of 3D in various disciplines; therefore 3DCAMP 2012 is returning with STEAM, an educational initiative that supports 3DCAMP Houston’s educational goal of incorporating and encouraging the blending and education of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).

“The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Houston is pleased to help further the community’s appreciation and knowledge of the many aspects of 3D applications in our modern world. The rapid evolution in visualization technology is playing a critical role in advancing many important areas, from medical and surgical techniques to new methods of energy realization and information transmission,“ said Mark A. Smith, dean of the college. “With the university playing a critical role nationwide in these developments, it is satisfying as well as natural to help bring this understanding to our community through 3DCAMP 2012.”

Sculptor Bridgette Mongeon uses 3D technology in presentations and armature building

Rex Koontz, director of the university’s School of Art added, “Technology, art and design are converging into a significant force on our cultural and economic landscape. The School of Art welcomes the opportunity to work with the cast of 3DCAMP to further the goal of creating synergies between art and technology.”

3DCAMP Houston is an all-day event and is open to the public.  It features lectures and presentations from professionals in the arts, architecture, engineering, science and much more.Online registration will open in July atwww.3dcamphouston.com

Vendors will be on hand to demonstrate the possibilities and uses of some of the most interesting and mind-blowing 3D technology.  ”The Third Dimension,” an art exhibition comprised of 3D art, will be open to the public on Saturday, September 29 from 6-9pm.

For more information concerning 3DCAMP Houston 2012, the art exhibition, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities please visit www.3dcamphouston.com.

Media Contact:
Bridgette Mongeon 

SHOW ME YOUR MODEL

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Sep 242012
 

Show me you model

Step into the architecture model

Discover models from above, from below, from within and from a distance, from the budding idea, through failed and successful experiments and leading to the final solution.As a visitor you will be even a part of an architecture model. The entire exhibition space is designed as a model in the ratio 2:1.A real working model, where the architect’s hand-drawn lines and notes are evident on walls and floors.

“It takes a special work to step into a model. You have to lift the model up and put your eye right up to a window, so as to be able to enter the room there. When we look at the model, so we tread as Alice in Wonderland deep, deep into the model., we look at the light falling., we are looking at the dimensions of surfaces and distances between walls. It is only in the model that we can really find some opportunities that did not exist before we began. ” 
Karsten Gori, architect MAA, Leth & Gori.

Behind the exhibited models are architectural firms:

ADEPT, AREA, BIG, Cebra, Christensen & Co.. Architects, COBE, Dorte Mandrup Architects, POWER, Electrotexture, Elkiær + Ebbe Forest, Henning Larsen Architects, LETH & GORI, MLRP, NORD Architects, Schmidt Hammer Lassen, SLETH, Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, WE architecture and CITA (Centre for IT and Architecture / School of Architecture in Copenhagen).

DANISH 
ARCHITECTURE 
CENTRE

CVR no 7880 5218 
Strand 27B DK 
1401 Copenhagen K 
T 3257 1930

22nd June – 21 October

ASAI Baltimore Conference 2012

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Sep 142012
 

Bromo Seltzer Tower

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators is hosting their annual conference in Baltimore, October 17 – 21, 2012.  This conference is one of the few visualization conferences and always a great one to attend. Allowing attendees to be able to view in person the current Architecture In Perspective Exhibit, meet and spend time with others in the profession and attend a fantastic group of seminars is a special opportunity and should be seriously considered by any one in the business.

Here is a look at the schedule and you are welcome to sign up ‘a la carte’ or at a discount for everything.

Day 1  – Wednesday, October 17

Welcome Reception at Design Collective Office

Day 2 – Thursday, October 18

Trip to Washington, DC
While in DC, with tours of the National Building Museum & The Library of Congress

Boat Tour – Watermark’s The Raven

Dennis Allain & Gilbert Gorski will be presenting

Day 3 – Friday, October 19

Trolley Tour

Tim Phelps – The Art of Medical Illustration at Johns Hopkins

AIP 27 Exhibition Opening & Reception at Top of the World

Day 4 – Saturday, October 20

Baltimore Sketch Tour
Mount Vernon, Federal Hill, Fells Point & Patterson Park

AIP 27 Awards Banquet & Silent Auction

Day 5 – Sunday, October 21

Members Breakfast

Retreat commences

Have you been to an ASAI conference? Share your experiences in the comments section below.

DEVELOPING WORLD – DIGITAL WORLD

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Sep 052012
 

Here is a photography competition that although is not from a traditional ‘architecture’ source does have categories for Architecture and Landscape photography. The split images are a really interesting aspect and definitely give the competition a great artistic twist as well.  Take a look.

‘Building Trust’ is essentially a charity that offers design assistance to communities and individuals in need. From looking at the problems to finding sustainable aid solutions to ultimately providing buildings and infrastructure. These core actions have blossomed into advocating and educating on the principles of socially aware design, providing an accessable resource on humanitarian design projects and providing a structure for the crossover of information between design professionals.

Digital cameras have now surpassed developing film and the Digital World is taking over the developing World. We live in a World of wifi and mobile networks making the World smaller and more connected but still very different from country to country, street to street, face to face. We are asking for people to submit their take on a World of opposites and celebrate difference in a series of pictures. You could win yourself a brand new Digital SLR camera, or the equivalent in cash which ever you prefer.

Simple 2 step registration.

1. Email [email protected] the heading ‘photo’ and you will be sent a registration number and details of how to pay the one off £10 fee.

2. Once registered you can enter as many images as you like in any of the categories Until the 1st November when the competition closes. Best of luck!

Landscape

Natural to built up, open or closed, dry to wet. Landscapes are so diverse we hope to see some great examples here of how the World is made up of some truly spectacular views.

Architecture

Natural build or concrete and glass, large scale /small scale, natural/man-made, public or private. Have fun and show how space in which we live can be defined.

People

Crowds or portraits, you decide. Highlight differences and similarities in features or behaviors.

Money

Rich or poor, does money bring happiness, does wealth equate health? This category is open to interpretation, surprise us think creatively about the haves and have nots?

Time

Young or old, night to day we want a split screen image that speaks about not just a moment but a period of time.

Work

This category should actually be Work + Play, look around at how people spend their time either use the same people in differing situations or show how work means a different thing depending on where you live.

Open

We know that you may have an idea that does not fit with the categories above and who are we to stiffle your creativity. If this is the case for you then please enter you image under the Open category.