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
Daniel Widrig studied architecture in Germany and the UK. After graduating from the Architectural Association in London with a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urbanism in 2006 , he joined Zaha Hadid Architects where he worked on several major international projects. Since establishing his own studio in London, Widrig has been working on architectural concepts, products, objects and experimental furniture editions. His work has won several awards such as the FEIDAD Merit Award 2006, the Swiss Arts Award 2007. In 2008 Daniel Widrig won the Rome Prize. He is currently artist in residence at the German Academy, Villa Massimo in Rome.
Below are a few examples of Widrig’s investigation into fashion art. The two images above are from the Escapism series (2010/11), shown at the Paris Fashion Week with Iris van Herpen and MGX. The image on the bottom is from the Crystallization series (2010) shown at the Amsterdam Fashion Week, again with Iris Van Herpen and .MGX.
Robert Lang uses math and engineering principles to fold mind-blowingly intricate designs that are beautiful and, sometimes, very useful.
This is the direct TED video link for those who cannot display Youtube or those who prefer subtitles.
And this is Robert Lang’s website where you can find a lot of information on what he does.
This is a glove that plays “Rock Paper Scissors” with its wearer. The glove detects the position of the wearer’s hand, remembers patterns in how they play and uses this to play to their weaknesses resulting in a very competitive game against the wearer.