Thursday, October 29, 2009

TRANSLUCENT CONCRETE

by Jill Fehrenbacher.

Brutalists look out. A new type of concrete has been developed, and it looks almost ethereal. Images of LiTraCon, the Light Transmitting concrete – make it look strangely like styrofoam. Hungarian architect Ron Losonczi invented this stuff three years ago, by embedding optical glass fibers into concrete. LitraCon has the strength of traditional concrete, but light can pass through it (through the glass fibers). Walls made LitraCon allow silhouettes of the outside world to be transmitted into the interior of a building. This stuff looks amazing. I can’t wait to see some buildings made out of this.

Benchshop's changing room in Berlin

Monday, October 26, 2009

SYDNEY CENTRAL STATION


Central Station is a part of the day-to-day lives of thousands of Sydney commuters, with more than 900,000 rail journeys on an average weekday, representing about 270 million journeys each year. Heralding the beginning of Australia's rail network, Central Station was built on the site of the old Sydney Yard, and opened on August 4, 1906. The grand sandstone Station has significant heritage value, particularly the Clock tower, the terrazzo-tiled Concourse and the Eddy Avenue overpass. At Central Station, you will find transportation links to all the suburban and Australia-wide networks, and buses to just about everywhere. I was given an honoured by Schmap Sydney Guide to published the above photo in the newly released nineth edition August, 2009. I wish to thank Emma Williams, Managing Editor of Schmap Guides for giving me the precious opportunity to publish my work. Click HERE to view the link or HERE to view on my Flickr.

Monday, October 19, 2009

KSENIYA SIMONOVA'S AMAZING SAND DRAWING

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine's version of "America's Got Talent." She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. Enjoy!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SUSTAINABLE SHELTER DESIGN COMPETITION 2009

Venue: FAB Square,
Faculty of Built Environment,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Date: 7th October 2009
Organised by: Architecture Department
Material: Recycle Plastic Drinking Bottle (200 bottles for each group)
Time Given to Complete the Task: 3 hours.



Friday, October 9, 2009

PEACE BRIDGE BY SANTIAGO CALATRAVA


Peace Bridge,Calgary,Canada..by Santiago Calatrava .
here more information..and here ..

Thursday, October 8, 2009

SMALL HOUSE SEEMS LARGE



The manipulation of light and space makes the Penguin House in Tokyo seem much larger. Tokyo: Living Small in the Big City

Sunday, October 4, 2009

COLOUR AND EMOTIONS

We are all emotional creatures and the modern world constantly inspires emotional within us. Being at the seaside can make you feel peaceful, while sitting in a bright yellow cafe can make you feel stimulated or happy. However, often we are not aware of the effects the visual world has on our senses and our feelings.
source: the colur scheme

Thursday, October 1, 2009

COLOURS TO SUIT YOU

A little knowledge can go a long way, but rules are made to be broken. We can all be influenced by scientific theory and the current trends, but just remember the most important thing, it is you who have to live and enjoy these colours. Never forget your own personal preferences and inspirations. You can use your knowledge of the colour wheel to perfect the actual shades and intensity of the colours, but do not be afraid to go with exactly what you love. Use colours and pattern to really suit you, even if they are a little unusual or eccentric.
source: the colour scheme