We aim to produce images that are outside the “3d architectural visualization” category. Our focus is on creating a unique overall feeling in the image, instead of forcefully instructing the viewer in what to think and feel about the project. A Mir image gives space for an individual experience. 1.Natural light We want to create images that humans instinctively relate to and connect with. Manipulating away shadows or faking light can backfire and result in images that feel “disguisive” and unnatural. 2.Unforced process Strawberry cake and T-bone steak are both good things, but it is not a given that they work together in a dish. Camera angle, lighting, colour, and composition are the key ingredients that together make up the foundation of an image. A poor foundation cannot be saved with flares, fog and effects. 3. Thoughtful use of markers Images that over instruct the viewer what to think and feel about the project can be unappetizing. We keep things natural and palatable by questioning the use of any symbolic markers such as “Kids with Balloons” or “Trendy Shopping Girls”.
Form Us With Love recently created the Nest Collection for +Halle. The series provides an unpronounced divider to the traditional lounge area, by simply creating layers of both high and low seating. The heights offers a sense of privacy, whilst maintaining the comfort of a relaxed armchair.
Archtober is accepting nominations for projects to be included in New York City’s month-long festival of architecture and design. Each day in October 2016, the event will feature a Building of the Day as a noon-time, architect-led tour. Building of the Day tours are the centerpiece of Archtober. With the goal of making exemplary architecture and the work of architects more accessible to the general public, the lunchtime tours, led by the project’s architect, generate international publicity and provide a platform for engagement in important issues in the New York City built environment. The building can be located in any of the five boroughs of New York City and does not need to be a recently completed project. The building must be available for a lunchtime tour during October 2016. The building should be nominated by the architect, who is responsible for clearing the copyrights of the images submitted. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 29.
L A M P (Lighting Architecture Movement Project) is calling for entries for its fourth annual international lighting design competition. The competition challenges designers to approach their light fixtures with the guidance of a singular word. This year’s theme is Cosmic. There are three categories for submission: student, emerging, and established designers. Submissions will open on June 1st and close on August 15th, 2016.
Serving as an architectural primer to the streets of the capital from an architect's point of view, Buildings of London leads the reader on a journey around the city through the evocative paintings of architect Roger FitzGerald, combining his keen eye for detail and construction with a fascination for discovery 1.
The winners have been announced for the Bee Breeders Tokyo Pop Lab architecture competition. The competition brief called for the design of a new program for the study and production of pop culture media. The unique and original nature of the brief resulted in submissions varying considerably, from fairly pragmatic to completely ideological. The winning submissions were chosen for their well considered definition of popular culture, the clarity of their representation, and their clear concept of the structure of the laboratory’s program. The first place winners are a team from Italy whose project consisted of two large cubes placed in opposing corners of the site, lifted above the ground plane, and rejoined with an elevated walkway. read more: tokyopoplab.beebreeders.com