Archive for October, 2012

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A real 3D Theater

‘Dynarchitecture'(dynamic architecture) – yes, I just made that up – is the mix of technology and architecture that allows a space to be transformed by the push of a button. This theater was created for the 2012 Yeosu EXPO in Korea by the Hyundai Motor Group. The walls are built with moving cubes that truly become the theater’s main performance.

2012 Yeosu EXPO HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP – Hyper-Matrix from Yang sookyun on Vimeo.

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Ponte Tower – ReBirth?

This mini documentary by Philip Bloom is both tragic and encouraging. The Ponte Tower, an iconic building in Johannesburg, fell from grace and is fighting to be reborn. The design is interesting with a central circular courtyard that became a depressing garbage pile and that let residents only connect to the world through a small portion of the sky. How does architecture affect social status, race relations, emotional being, daily life, etc.? Check out the video.

Ponte Tower from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

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Project Update -Bald Eagle Lake

Here is another update of a fun residential project we are working on. Things are moving fast because winter is coming and the contractor wants to get it enclosed. Take a look!

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Architecture Schooling -BTS

Ahhh the memories. This video shows the ‘behind the scenes’ at the Department of Architecture Building Technology Program at MIT. Most people think that we learn how to ‘draw buildings’ at college but that is just a small part with the thought that that ability will develop during our internship with a firm. We really focus on studying shape, texture, light, color, etc. Architecture is habitable art, to be experienced emotionally as well as functionally. You may be surprised to see the abstract exploration and how it allows us to be creative in making places special.

MIT Architecture from Paper Fortress on Vimeo.