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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.

THE 38th ANNUAL KEN ROBERTS MEMORIAL DELINEATION COMPETITION

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Aug 312012
 

Best in Show 2011 Kevin Scott

The Ken Roberts the most senior architectural drawing competition currently in operation anywhere in the world. Although this statement would hint on old and tired, just a look at last years winners and the list of this years jurors shows that this competition is going strong and worth entering. This competition with its strong student participation may make it one the the biggest influencers over today’s architectural visualization world. And if that were not enough, the prizes are really terrific!

The competyition is open to all architecture students, professionals and architectural illustrators throughout the world. Prizes at both the student and professional level are awarded to works done by hand as well as by digital methods.

Entry Deadline: Friday, October 26, 2012 5pm CST
Winners will be announced Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 7pm CST

Jury

  • Jeff Mottle, Founder, CGarchitect Digital Media Corporation
  • Carlo Aiello, Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director, eVolo Magazine
  • Michael Malone, AIA, Founder, Michael Malone Architects

Awards

  • The Award for Excellence in Hand Delineation

One Wacom Inklin and one licensed copy each of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6Corel Painter 12, and CorelCAD is awarded to the best student and professional entries that embodies and celebrates the art of architecture as a tool for communication through hand delineations, sketches and renderings. Professional submissions should be the result of commissioned projects, while student entries need not be based in reality, but must be hand drawn for consideration in this category.

  • The Award for Excellence in Digital/Hybrid Media

One Doghouse Laptop Computer and one licensed copy each of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6Corel Painter 12Corel PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate, and Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X5 is awarded to the best student and professional entries that demonstrate excellence through an innovative use of media. Submissions may be digital, or hybrid mixed media with preference given to those that push the envelope of architectural representation.

  • The Richard B. Ferrier Prize for Best Physical Delineation

In response to the large majority of entries being submitted electronically, this prize has been created to highlight and honor the unique properties inherent to physical drawings. KRob has traditionally been an event that honored physical submissions, and this prize is intended to maintain this practice. To be considered for this prize, the entry must be submitted physically to the AIA Dallas office. Please carefully follow the instructions for physical submissions above. For entrants registered with a U.S. mailing address only. The winner of this category will be awarded one licensed copy of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 and one licensed copy of Corel Painter 12.

  • The Kevin Sloan Prize for Best Travel Sketch

This award acknowledged individuals interested in the time honored activity of drawing architecture and places to learn and understand. In lieu of drawings made to “interpret” drawings submitted for this category are made to observe, analyze and record in a sketchbook. A Wacom Inkling will be awarded to the best travel sketch entry.

  • Jurors Citation

$100 cash is awarded by each of the jurors. These citations allow the jurors to independently select any student or professional piece that they personally wish to see recognized.

Why Scale Architectural Models Work (still)

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Aug 272012
 

The architecture scale model is not dead and still has more value than money can buy! The technological advances in studying and presenting architecture should be taken advantage of whenever possible and those words just came from a visualizer who works in watercolor. Computer graphics (CG) are many and dominate most conversations on this topic and for good reason. CG visualization has gotten to the point that anyone with a free copy of Trimble SketchUp (formerly Google) can produce a walk through animation of even highly complex projects. Truth be told, in house sketch up work has taken a huge amount of work from independent artists as firms loose sight of using great imagery and in place use what is easy if not as visually pleasing or memorable.

Mark Zuckerburg and Frank Gehry study a model of proposed FaceBook campus.
Frank Gehry/Gehry Partners via Bloomberg

How does all this technology have an effect on model makers? A picture is worth more than a thousand words…here is Mark Zuckerburg studying a physical model of Gehry’s new design for the FaceBook Menlo Park Campus. How could Gehry’s office otherwise have presented and discussed their design with a client? The possibilities are endless. Gehry’s office has its own spin off called Gehry Technologies and one of their products is Digital Project Designer a 3d design program! “His office is a giant warehouse overflowing with handmade, wooden models juxtaposed with state-of-the-art architecture software (some of which is designed by Frank’s in-house team)” says Everett Katigbak, Facebook’s Environmental Design Manager.

So why then a scale model? The reason is simple, despite being able to show off a project with the most advanced tools possible nothing compares to actually looking over the physical model. Being larger than a subject helps the mind and body be able to grasp mentally and physically in a way that no other medium can do. Money, talent and resources being no constraint, a physical scale model can still be the best tool!

Frank Gehry/Gehry Partners via Bloomberg