Archive for May, 2013

May
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The Angles Mirror – What?

If I only had this in my dorm room… Built from plastic spokes, motors, a video camera and some custom software, this moving sculpture is mesmerizing to watch and does some real amazing things. Wait until you get to the to the 1:30 mark. Awesome.

“Angles Mirror” (2013) by Daniel Rozin from bitforms gallery on Vimeo.

Artist: Daniel Rozin

May
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The Cardboard Pavilion

Architects Miguil Arraiz Garcia and David Moreno Terron designed and assembled this cardboard pavilion for the ‘Fallas’ festival in Spain. 3000 hexagonal boxes were glued and filled with earth to help anchor it to the plaza. The fear I had for it is shown at the end of the video… but on purpose. Fun, sculptural study. Take a look.

A battle is raging even though you don´t know from Noel Arraiz on Vimeo.

May
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Project Update -Transit Facility 1

Project Update -Transit Facility 1

SWT-South-SketchSWT-SouthSWT-East-SketchSWT-CornerWe have a large project underway going up west of the Twin Cities Metro. The facility will be a base for commuters to catch a transit bus downtown.

The 3-acre structure includes a two-level parking deck and a main terminal building. The upper level of the terminal building is employee space with a gracious terrace. The main level houses the ‘grand lobby’ along with ticketing, restrooms, vending, etc.

We chose a warm red brick blend along with Minnesota limestone for our main material pallet. A steel canopy extends across the loading area and is suspended with steel rods to large tapered limestone piers. This tapered pier is repeated (on a larger scale) at the corner near a major intersection and will include a large steel art piece depicting a plan view of an adjacent river. Stay tuned to see how it turns out!

May
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Custom Sliding Door -Part 2

Today we install this custom sliding door! A steel frame is sandwiched with etched colored glass. Jim our client (he and his wife are the nicest people by the way!) builds recumbent bicycles and helped with the system to fasten the glass. It was scary assembling the door but I think it turned out great! Take a look.