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  • Public Farm Installation at P.S. 1

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    If you find yourself in NYC. This is a great installation to see by MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects winner at P.S.1

    To view more images and info click link below: http://www.oberholtzer-creative.com/visualculture/2008/08/public-farm-installation/

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    Yesterday the Hippo Roller arrived in Mountain View after a several week journey from Johannesburg, South Africa. We immediately took her out for a spin at Shoreline Park.

    The Hippo Roller is a 90L barrel-like water transport product. It's manufactured in South Africa and distributed to local communities. Women and children use them to collect water -- their alternative is a jerrycan or 5-gal bucket. Needless to say, the Hippo volume and transportability far outweighs both options. When you have to walk 4km to get your water for the day, I'd also appreciate something that rolls. The Hippo is very Flinstonian in appearance, and is simple to push on grass. Gravel is a completely different story. We struggled to get it up a small-grade hill... and... at one point, completely lost control of the Hippo altogether. Watched it break away from it's handle and roll uncontrollably back down the hill and splash into the water. This, however, was due to subtle misuse on our part.

    So what's it like being a South African woman using this product? I still have no idea... but it certainly made for a fun afternoon.

  • INHOC 2006 . ll part. (c)

    Environment, Industrial Design

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    Este "Principio", en el primer cierre a puntos equidistantes del eje y discurriendo por los cuatro planos, reproduce un poliedro de seis caras cuadradas y ocho caras triangular-equilaterales, que son las bases de las pirámides que conforman las aristas de sus vértices al eje: seis pirámides de base cuadrangular y ocho pirámides de base triangular en vértice compartido. ( Seis mitades de octaedro y ocho tetraedros).

    Desde este conjunto de equilibrios, elegiremos dirección de sus fuerzas para diferentes conformaciones en próximos cierres, teniendo presente que cada nuevo vértice se convierte en otro Principio de otra relación esférica que comparte mitades con sus anteriores y sus posteriores. Los componentes internos de esta figuración, esos poliedros que la conforman "Unidad de Principio Esférico", son "piezas" que, en su relación, conforman otras para estructuración y ocupación de espacios, en alternancia de octaedro y tetraedro:

  • INHOC. 2006 . l part. (c)

    Environment, Industrial Design

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    El situar "tus" planos a voluntad, sus mutuos a voluntad, hace posible la concepción de "Tablas" y "Mapas" de utilidad para quien se desenvuelve en asuntos de medición, confeccionando "Redes" con la exactitud requerida a su función. Las formaciones métricas (numéricas) resultantes, en plano o dimensionadas, mantendrán los equilibrios que proporciona la repetición de una unidad que lo hace para lograrse de nuevo a sí misma en medida proporcionada y relacionándose con sus otras mismas en otras direcciones. En este ejercicio reproductor de "múltiples", tras su dimensionabilidad a espacio cerrado, en objeto sólido, desnudamos sus intríngulis y averiguamos la relación de fuerzas que, partiendo de su punto-eje y discurriendo por cuatro planos que en el se encuentran, producen su apariencia externa y la apariencia de sus componentes, que serán Múltiples sólidos que , en su recomposición, reproducen figuraciones según pretensión y definitivas o estructurales (elemento partícipe en estructura).

  • Hello to all of you

    Communication, Environmental Design

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    I am happy to be a new member of this site and plan to participate in any appropriate way possible. I have had an eclectic work history and want to explore new options in design and human resources and human ecology.

  • Project M - Paying it Forward

    Education, Communication Design

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    Last June, I spent 4 weeks in Hale County, Alabama with Project M, an intensive summer program designed to inspire designers to show that their work can have a positive and significant impact on society.

    After going through the M experience, I’ve realized it’s important that talented designers continue to have the opportunity to attend Project M. Proceeds will go directly to helping other designers like myself attend Project M.

    To donate and help me pay it forward, please visit: www.designthatcares.com

  • AFRICA LUKY LUKIKEBA BLOG

    Poverty, Environmental Design

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    BROTHERS AFRICAINS AND AFRICANS SYMPATHISANS AND ALL WHO ARE INTERSTED TO REBUILD AFRICA IN ASSISTING THIS PEOPLE AND TO DO ALL IN YOUR COMPENTENCE TO MOVE THIS PEOPLE FROM POVERTY AND ALL SICKNESS IT GOT. COMIN TO THE HELP FROM THIS BLOG ALL YOU WILL NEED TO HELP TO CONTACT WE ARE THERE AND STANDING BY FOR OUR PEOPLE AND OTHERS TO BE DEVELOPED. THIS IS BY ATHANASE LUKIKEBA MAMPUYA One of UN's independent Consulting working in assisting NGOs and SMALL ENTERPRISES to be developed. thank you for your assistance! If you have information any thing could help the Africa Continent to be involved, try to contact us for more and more we can do together. TOGETHER ONE SO! Athanase Lukikeba Mampuya

  • Less is More?

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    reading about design in nature, i found these words "less is more" as the philosophy of nature in many articals and books. but my studing makes me think that they all looking to nature from one point of view. i am agree that this philosophy is correct in many cases, but there also other philosophies in nature according to the situation and environmental conditions which control the functional performance of any creature.

    so is there anyone who can help ne clearing this point?

  • Urban Fiber Flotsam at Conflux 2008

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design

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    Urban Fiber Flotsam at Conflux 2008 will take place over the course of several days as an exploration of the way that ‘free floating flotsam’ drifts on the streets and sidewalks of NYC. Collected materials might include unanchored litter, random street debris, historical documents, loose vegetation, lost personal artifacts, textile relics, and culinary ingredients – all gathered and spun by the artist into a single fiber that will unify the disparate nature of these mapping threads.

    On the final day of the project (in the public gardens near Conflux/HQ), the artist will create a crochet fiber piece out of spun and knotted ‘flotsam’ created during her psycho-geographic harvest in lower Manhattan.

    This proposed journey is scheduled to include the following locales: Ellis Island Museum, the ferry from Ellis Island to Battery Park, the NY Stock Exchange, World Trade Center Site Viewing Area, City Hall Park, Chinatown (textile garment region), Canal Street, Little Italy, The Sunshine Hotel (241 Bowery), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (cafe/lobby), Washington Square Park, and the Center for Architecture/Conflux HQ.

    Bouwerij, the old Dutch word for ‘farm’ (today, ‘bowery’), makes reference to ways that art farming or ‘harvesting’ might occur in urban zones beyond the usual contemporary greening strategies. In the same way that fiber and vegetation is integrally woven into the lives of dwellers in rural regions, Urban Fiber Flotsam will be a means to expl...

  • Surf Competition Project

    Peace, Communication Design

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