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  • cubicex charactor

    Arts & Culture, Fashion Design

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    this monster from polution in bangkok city

  • La ciudad de los Mega Objetos

    Education, Audio/Visual Design

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    El capitalismo por todos los medios absorbe de forma masiva las necesidades de servicios de los habitantes de la ciudad, entonces construyen una catedral inmensa que suplirá las necesidades de los humanos del siglo XXI.

    Los centros comerciales y los hipermercados provocan en su emplazamiento daños irreparables de orden espacial en los barrios en que se emplazan: Menos de 500 metros separan los centros comerciales florida center y plaza Vespucio, lo que queda entremedio es lo que merece discusión, discusión que comienza en la fachada de cada uno de estos colosos, el caso de Florida Center es un ejemplo de mal diseño estereotipado de centro comercial, de escaso interés arquitectónico, pésima postura urbana de accesibilidad y espantosa consideración de la escala humana (relación perceptual entre peatón y edifico) el volumen es una torta decorada, carente este de paisajismo el terreno esta cerrado con rejas, las que se abren solo para los vehículos, las personas acceden por un puente que nace en la estación de metro mirador y hoy esta siendo extendido para llevar a las personas directamente desde el metro al interior de un local comercial.

    La propuesta paisajista se baja en unas cuantas palmeras y pasto que cada vez se reduce mas, para dar cabida a nuevos estacionamientos.

    El edificio se rodea de barrios de casa unifamiliares, aparece de entre estas como una gigante, casi como una ciudad oculta y nueva, un contenedor de sensaciones estimulantes para el ...

  • La sociedades necesitan iconos

    Environment, Audio/Visual Design

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    La sociedades necesitan iconos, héroes, la arquitectura entrega los iconos a la ciudad, construye la ciudad no como un conjunto de iconos sino como el principal, la ciudad es un icono en si misma el desarrollo de esta es similar a la búsqueda de la perfección del alma, la perfección de uno mismo.

    Los contextos son variados, dan valides y potencia a la arquitectura… ¿restringen su libertad? - Como el caso de la arquitectura española que no se define en un estereotipo, sino que presenta diferentes soluciones , estilos y formas, pone en jaque las normas de las estéticas no en un afán de eclecticismo sino de realidad y consecuencia arquitectónica, una arquitectura imparable…he aquí la identificación popular…el icono.

    El tema académico hoy no pasa por inducir a los alumnos a la lectura, ni siquiera por el análisis profundo de lo leído, sino por la generación de ideas, están serán verdaderas, puras porque estas presentan contextos genuinos, construidos o interpretados por mentes a su vez genuinas, es respetable esto aun mas que la toma de ideas extranjeras.

  • designmatters

    Communication, Environmental Design

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    As a means to share and develop a strategy for design awareness and formulate a basis for good primer for processing information for the aesthetically inclined, we have commenced on a blog at designmatters. I have yet to devise an entry system to encourage wider participation. However comments are welcomed and reviewed as and when I am available to address visitor remarks.

    www.zlgdesign.com

  • tecnopod [shelter entry]

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    This is a project our organisation has developed for a teaching facility for the homeless and those underprivileged for the East Coast of Malaysia. We envisage as many as thirty or more of these units to be deployed to the poorer states of Malaysia particularly the Malays who are less fortunate to have access to good teachers and education.

    Today we hope to find finance for this humble tecnopod to be deployed to emergency areas where flooding is prevalent, and medical facilities become urgent. To erect any one of these units require very little technology, and the unit is transportable on the back of a truck. Assembly can be organised by a team of semi-skilled labourers.

    zlgdesign

  • Designing gardens and houses

    Environment, Environmental Design

    "You cannot design a garden until you know where the house will be."

    So says the London Financial Times in a recent critique of the Government's lack of movement on committing to deliver Crossrail, a major new proposed development of London's transport system.

    This may be true when it comes to major infrastructure development but the F.T.'s comment assumes a sequential mindset that has slowed progress of improvement of the public realm throughout the world.

    In city development, the idea is to wait until decisions are made about structures and buildings, then worry about the ground that surrounds it. And in life, wait until all the ducks are lined up before making a move.

    There is little doubt that investment requires firm ground and context within which to pitch.

    There is also little doubt that society has suffered greatly from roads which lead nowhere, chaotic planning and beautiful but useless acts of isolated expression.

    But the mindset expressed by the F.T. ultimately disables entrepreneurship, marginalises the incremental and lays the ground for analysis paralysis.

    Why not start with the design of the garden? Why not apply the ethos of incremental development that we apply to our daily lives to the business of making change? Why not tear a leaf out of Reyner Banham and others' ideas of Non-Plan for a moment and think the unthinkable: a world without planning?

    Social-networking and software development have shown the power and value of open, evolutio...

  • designmatters

    Arts & Culture, Environmental Design

    Huat has a link to designmatters.wordpress.com set up to create a base and primer for dialogues and deliberations on design as a process and art as a resource to formulate and stimulate awareness.

  • LA MUERTE DEL ULTIMO MODERNO

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design

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    El arquitecto minimalista en muchas ocasiones toma prestados elementos propios del antiguo movimiento moderno, entonces aparece un revival del movimiento moderno esta vez no necesariamente con la higiene del color blanco, o la simpleza del hormigón, el nuevo arquitecto moderno Chileno del siglo XXI se caracteriza por utilizar en sus construcciones maderas preciosas, y una serie de materiales de alto costo de fabricación de que el mercado dispone fruto del avance tecnológico. El arquitecto minimalista se siente heredero del legado de maestros como Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Oscar Niemeyer, Emilio Duhart y otros. Lo que lo diferencia con estos es el “Contenido” característica a mi modo de ver principal del movimiento moderno.

  • Kalle Lasn receives the Cologne Thumper 2007

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

    Kalle Lasn, founder of the famous Adbusters magazine and author of books such as »Culture Jam« and »Design Anarchy« has been awarded with the Cologne Thumper 2007.

    The »Cologne Thumper« is the only design award that is issued by students. The list of winners is quite respectable: James Auger, Erik Spiekermann or even John Maeda are amongst the winners. A special issue is that it is only given to the winner if he comes to Cologne and physically receives it.

    This year for the first time the students made an exemption to the iron rule, because a close family member of Kalle Lasn got seriously sick. They found a compromise: Kalle Lasn was attending the award night through 4 video messages.

    I am really happy that something like this award exists and it's interesting to see that especially responsible design was awarded in the last years. Here's a link to the video messages that Kalle Lasn sent in for the night..

  • As in any era or any field education is always of significance .........what is taught is as important as how it is taught. As far as content is concerned constant questioning is always essential to prevent stagnation of thought and in renewal process of old ideas. While the technique of imparting education goes with advent of new technology it has become easier to get the point across but sometimes the medium becomes more overpowering than the subject which can be digressive and may also create wrong ideals in the mind of the student.

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