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The Architectural Association School of Architecture, one of the world’s most respected and ambitious pedagogical laboratories for architectural design and spatial research, offer a 10 day international visiting programme in Paris running twice per year, upcoming: FALL 2011

http://aaschoolparis.tumblr.com/

To demonstrate the principle of the Mercedes-Benz PRE-SAFE® precrash system we simply made walls look like they were transparent. For the first time ever people could really see through the walls.

This concept from Audi is something close to what I was thinking about for couple of months. How to introduce urban scale Augmented Reality into automobile industry. Current examples of heads up displays are good for night vision and navigational/telemetrics aid. However a car has 4 to 6 AR displays available. Think about that !

You can read the whole article from the Hindu

Some of you may want to seriously consider developing projects for this:
http://aire-ville-spatiale.org/blog/expositions-exhibitions/synchronicity/ (Translate the page into English with google chrome – works beautifully!)

I will be participating myself, for sure!

 

The “Greenest of All Buildings” was recently completed in Mumbai, India and we couldn’t be more appalled. The Antilia house which unveiled its first renderings just over two-years ago has become a frightening reality, egregiously boasting 27 stories at 568 feet high, with a total area of over 398,000 square feet of living space.

http://inhabitat.com/worlds-largest-and-most-expensive-family-home-completed/

This new office building of the Austrian metal company Kiefer technic designed by the Graz based practice Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner is characterised by a dynamic façade system of electrically driven folding elements made of perforated aluminium. These façades change continuously each day, each hour showing a new “face” but can also be adapted individually to changing conditions and needs.

http://www.dailytonic.com/dynamic-facade-kiefer-technic-showroom-by-ernst-giselbrecht-partner-at/

At www.mta.me, Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.

Read more here.

“Yekpare” is a storyteller which narrates the 8500 year story of Istanbul. The story embraces symbols from Pagans to Roman Empire, from Byzantine Empire to Latin Empire, and finally from Ottoman Empire to Istanbul at the present day.

Haydarpaşa Train Station, with its brilliant architectural forms, is the building on which the story is projected. The connection between middle east to west has been provided by Istanbul and Haydarpaşa since 1906. In the 50’s it served as a door for millions of internal emigrants who have triggered the chaos in Istanbul’s dialectical daily life scenes.The project’s conceptual, political and geographical positioning, the location’s depth of field and the fact that the entire show can be watched from Kadıköy coast; make “Yekpare” a dramatic presentation.

More info: http://www.vimeo.com/12584289

Automatic Construction of Travel Itineraries using Social Breadcrumbs

From the abstract:

Vacation planning is one of the frequent—but nonetheless laborious—tasks that people engage themselves with online; requiring skilled interaction with a multitude of resources. This paper constructs intra-city travel itineraries automatically by tapping a latent source reflecting geo-temporal breadcrumbs left by millions of tourists. For example, the popular rich media sharing site, Flickr, allows photos to be stamped by the time of when they were taken and be mapped to Points Of Interests (POIs) by geographical (i.e. latitudelongitude) and semantic (e.g., tags) metadata.

Leveraging this information, we construct itineraries following a two-step approach. Given a city, we first extract photo streams of individual users. Each photo stream provides estimates on where the user was, how long he stayed at each place, and what was the transit time between places. In the second step, we aggregate all user photo streams into a POI graph. Itineraries are then automatically constructed from the graph based on the popularity of the POIs and subject to the user’s time and destination constraints.

This is good example how typography, architecture and art meets together. The light cubic structure is a shelter especially for reading in a sunny day in an open area. Tiny holes projects (with the help of lighting) its poem to interior space.  The projected lines seem to be stable (drilled to the plank ) but what happens if the holes on then plank work like a digital screen (each dot is a led). The holes opens and closes according to script and the text changes.

http://www.fubiz.net/2009/09/21/digital-wallpaper/ (through murat durusoy)