Touch has a new research project “Immaterials: the ghost in the field” that is dealing with the invisible fields that pickup rfid tags. The clarity and level of professionalism in the documentation is truly wonderful. Be sure to keep an eye on this group. The Touch project is based at the Oslo School of Architecture & Design and funded by the Research Council of Norway. Please see below for a video and description from Touch. read more
Amit Pitaru has developed a 3d drawing tool that uses a combination of a track ball mouse and tablet screen as an input device. The result is an interface that will allow for a more freehand approach to the construction of three dimensional lines. While it is still very much in the prototype phase, we are excited to see some attempt to challenge the typical mouse/left hand hot key approach. More images and a description form the creator below.
Came across these wonderful drawings from tracciamenti that live between map,pattern+diagram. They could be the 2d doppelganger to the Diller+Scofidio Bad Press project: Dissident Ironing (1993 – 98) uses men’s shirts to rethink the everyday task of ironing, coming up with unexpected alternatives for folding, buttoning and pressing a man’s shirt, and examining expectations of domestic perfection. via butdoesitfloat
It had seemed that the work of Torgeir Husevaag would be a fitting way to start out the New Year. In the Freeze Out series he has created a set of map/diagrams that track the performance that is played out on a poker table. With a high degree of sensitivity and rigor he has produced an enchanting world that begins to reveal the flow of a very specific type of information; RISK. read more
Global Warming Ready image by Diesel
Professor W. Katavolos has been part of the Architecture School at Pratt Institute since the sixties. He is co-director of the Center for Experimental Structures. Over the years liquid architecture has been developed there. His early furniture is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of art and the Louvre.
As a consulting designer he created the Time-Life and Owens Corning partition systems, the suspension ring system for the Moscow Fair, the Agricultural and Solar Pavilions for Salonika. His manifesto, Organics, published in Holland in 1961 became the basis for chemical architecture. His theory of the fundamental structure of nature is being prepared for publication. He lives with his wife, Terenia in Key West and New York.