Guard your time fiercely. Be generous with it, but be intentional about it.
"In these drawings I have explored ways in which the contingencies of designing might be made manifest in the things that we design. It is not that that I have tried to design objects that “are” contingent—everything we design could equally have been otherwise. Rather, I have tried to make the contingencies of designing experienceable, in contrast to the way that they are often tidied away.
The drawings begin from a consideration of apparently functional everyday objects. Though these have clear requirements following from their purpose, they are under-constrained and leave enormous room for variation. Using an elaborate process of drawing, I have amalgamated several possibilities together to create irregular compositions without any one dominant ordering principle (even that of orderlessness). This formal strategy is complemented by the inclusion of mechanical components, animating the objects so that they slowly cycle through alternative configurations while being used.”
- Ben Sweeting
Drunken Philosophers - Nathan Moshe Geller
Syracuse University (Jimenez Lai)
Infographic Designers’ Sketchbooks
Coming in October from Princeton Architectural Press!
Images: 1) Sketch for an infographic on the shopping habits of American men © Laura Cattaneo, 2012. 2) An infographic illustrating the adulteration of olive oil © Nicholas Blachman, 2013. 3) An infographic of the Memo Process app for iPad (in development) © Caroline Oh + Young Sang Cho. 4) A series of illustrations and games for The Guardian about trees, recycling and saving energy © Serge Seidlitz, 2012.
Envisioned as a medical facility and international clinic for patients to experience peace rather than fear, architect Vasily Klyukin has conceived the ‘white sails hospital & spa’ for tunisia economic city (TEC), a planned beach front urban project and mega-metropolis. A mammoth, ship-shaped structure spans across the site, with four towering ‘sails’ accommodating labs, preventive care centers and a wellness spa.