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"The places Britain has blown up, or liberated, over 100 years or so," says Atkinson. "Initially, I photographed them unpainted. They’re white underneath so they look sort of ghostly. But while I was picking them up (they were loaned to me by Airfix), I was shown a set of painted display models, which I borrowed as well.
"In the end, I think there’s more to the painted models – this extra layer of ideas floating around about the creative and imaginative side of model making. It’s as though they are little effigies or voodoo dolls. The models are all images of destruction, so it sits strangely with the act of creation which made them."
via Creative Review
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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)
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London Hand-Drawn Map by Jenni Sparks
Our London show inside there, definitely cool.
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Archizoom - Projects Must Be Signed
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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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Asahi Kasei Homes via Nippon Design Centre
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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.