Wind | Robert Loebel
WIND is an animated short about the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned to deal with their difficult living conditions.
The wind creates a natural system for living.
Massiv III | Michael Schlegel
The Last Thing You Would See If You Were Eaten by a Penguin | Via
Santiago Calatrava exhibition in Vatican City | Via
The Santiago Calatrava: The Metamorphosis of Space exhibition celebrated its grand opening at the Braccio di Carlo Magno in Vatican City today.
Curated by Micol Forti of the Vatican Museums, the special exhibition presents over 140 artistic works of Calatrava, including his never-before-seen architectural models, sculptures, and watercolor drawings.
Un amour de Pelote _ Les comptes | laurent Dequick
Type House | R2 design
Typographical installations produced by R2 Design in the old Hermitage of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, in Belém (Lisbon), now in use as an art gallery.
Using headlines plucked from the pages of international newspapers such as the Diário de Notícias, Jornal de Notícias, The Guardian, Le Fígaro, and The New York Times, the installation humorously relates the social, religious, political, economic, and technological themes of our times. The text includes such nonsensical headlines such as “Suspicious paper bag closes Metro for two hours” (in Diário de Notícias, May 7, 2009), “World’s oldest woman dies happy” (in Jornal de Notícias, January 3, 2009), and “Church recommends seven days of sex” (in Jornal de Notícias, November 25, 2008).
If you haven’t played this yet, drop what you’re doing right now.
In his built project for the Todoroki residence (1976), the radical use of the grid produces an evolution of the traditional Japanese interior planning, where spaces were combined in layers. Every element which composes a conventional house is reinvented and relocated. The façades are just the exterior container of the multiple sequences of spaces nesting one within another. The openings are multilayered: they don’t just connect the interiors with the exteriors, but penetrate right into the core of the building. Their location and dimension, as well as for every interior wall, always refer to the three-dimensional main grid and its sub-divisions.
Architecture Imaginaire | Laurence Valenti