Animated GIF Player by Pieterjan Grandry
In 1832, Jozeph Plateau, a Belgian physicist invented the phenakistiscope. The first device which was able to show a moving image and which is considered to be the pre-runner of modern cinema. The only down part however was the fact that it could only show short movie clips in a loop. An animated gif is exactly that, and after some research on Plateau’s original design, Pieterjan Grandry succeeded to build a device capable of playing animated gifs, incorporating led lights, microchips and magnetic sensors. The Gif player is a wooden box, much like a turntable, with a dimmer to adjust the speed of the animation and a small looking hole in the front.
(via Crap is Good)
London Hand-Drawn Map by Jenni Sparks
Our London show inside there, definitely cool.
Extracts from 10 Moments of Production by Palace:
The project provides living and working spaces that allow a site to function self-sufficiently through modes of production. These “moments” that are placed throughout a light industrial zone on the outskirts of Granada, Spain, break from archaic forms of the city both spatially and socially. The challenge of the site is that it harbours numerous urban processes: interests of residential developers, private industrial areas (fragrance and plastics production), oversized commercial shopping malls, agricultural land and terra incognita.
The project responds to these conditions with a series of main spaces: an open theatre, workshops, classrooms, laboratories, living quarters for local flora researchers and a trust fund that administrates profits generated on-site for reinvestment in its maintenance and new projects.
Each of these moments of production are linked to a complimentary architectural response. The architecture of these moments are fragile, able to transform and mutate for future uses and exist in parallel with nature.
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Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook by Adam Frampton, Jonathan D Solomon and Clara Wong.
Axonometric maps revealing Hong Kong’s multi-layered elevated walkways, ramps, elevators and infrastructure interchanges. Definitely enbiggen.
(read more on the guardian and randomwire)
Best advice I’ve ever read.
Amazon (UK) / Amazon (US)
Had I not found this book in Waterstones two days before my history and theory deadline in my first year, I may not have completed the year. Our library only has so many volumes on the Bauhaus.
OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Parc de La Villette, Paris, France, 1982
Not seen this colouring before. It’s as if they were pre-empting Tschumi’s winning proposal.