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Projection Mapped Makeup Transforms Men into Beasts

Transforming a modle face

Transforming a model’s face using projection-mapped makeup.

Two men get the face hacking treatment through the artist’s careful application of real-time facial tracking and 3D projection. Above, watch one transform a cheetah through the careful combination of light, motion capture, and CGI. Omote’s uncanny ability to fully transform human faces comes to life. With the technical abilities of creative experts, it seems, and a little bit of computer-generated magic, the future already looks a lot like Face/Off.

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Article Written by: Emerson Rosenthal.

GIFS courtesy of: Beckett Mufson.

Source: thecreatorsproject.vice

Spiralling underwater cities could make oceans inhabitable by 2030


Underwater cities with infrastructure networks

Underwater cities with infrastructure networks spiralling down into the depths of the oceans could be a reality as soon as 2030. Micro-organisms could be used to turn carbon-dioxide into methane according to a Tokyo-based company. This would fuel power generators along the spiral, which would also take advantage of differences in seawater temperature to create additional energy.The concept was developed in partnership with Tokyo University and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (Jamstec)

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Article Written by: Amy Frearson.

Photo courtesy of: Shimizu Corp.

Source: Dezeen

Water Discus Underwater Hotel By Deep Ocean Technology


The world’s First largest underwater hotel to be built in Dubai

The hotel will be made up of two main discs, one above the water and one below the surface, connected by five columns and a vertical shaft for the stairs and lift. Smaller circular volumes above the surface will contain additional facilities, with a helicopter landing pad mounted on one.

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Article Written by: Emilie Chalcraft

Photo courtesy of: Deep Ocean Technology

Source: Dezeen

AIA New York Honors Rebuild By Design With Its Community Development Award

The BIG U, by BIG. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org

The BIG U, by BIG. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org

The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has awarded its 2014 Community Development Award to the Rebuild by Design competition organized by President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force. The results of the competition were announced in June this year, with six schemes, including proposals by BIG and OMA awarded a total of $920 million to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and improve the resilience of the coastline in the region.

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Written by: Rory Stott

Image Courtesy of: rebuildbydesign.org

Source: ArchDaily

Beyond “Things That Flicker”: The Next Step for Media Architecture

Times Square NYC - Image © Flickr CC User MK

Times Square NYC – Image © Flickr CC User MK


The word ‘media’ was appropriated (and impoverished) by broadcasting and communications in the course of their pervasion during the 20th century. As a new social phenomenon, media (along with its derivatives new media, multi media, mass media) was eagerly studied by the emergent figure of the ‘media theorist.’ Marshall McLuhan, pioneer of the field, categorically dismissed content, focusing instead on the potency of the networked transmission system itself. Media, for McLuhan, was not about information, but about tools of content delivery, the intermediaries between providers and consumers. [2] His reading points to a broader, prior definition of media as simply the things-in-between, diplomatic structures, membranes that negotiate two conditions or entities.

That is, architecture.


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Written by: Matthew Claudel

Image Courtesy of: Flickr CC User MK

Source: ArchDaily

Bjarke Ingels Reveals Plans For Aarhus Island Promenade

Aarhus Island Basin Promenade - image courtesy of bjarke ingels group

Aarhus Island Basin Promenade – image courtesy of bjarke ingels group

Bjarke Ingels has presented plans for a public promenade to be built in Aarhus, stretching along the harbor of Denmark’s second largest city. The mixed-use scheme includes over 200 residential units alongside a variety of spaces for recreational activities that adapt to the surrounding context./span>

Known as ‘Aarhus Island’, the project incorporates large and small scale interventions within its design, with carefully programmed areas intended to encourage social interaction and activate the entirety of the esplanade. Construction on-site is scheduled to begin in 2015, with the first apartments ready for occupation by 2017.

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Written by: Philip Stevens

Image Courtesy of: Bjarke Ingels Group

Source: Designboom

How Nature Will Shape the Built Environment of the Future

Animal Printheads Biomimicry - photo by John Becker

Animal Printheads Biomimicry – photo by John Becker


Biomimicry is quickly emerging as one of the next architectural frontiers. New manufacturing processes such as 3D printing, coupled with the drive to make buildings more environmentally sustainable, have led to a wave of projects that are derived from natural phenomena or even constructed with biological materials. A recent example of this trend is “Hy-Fi,” this summer’s MoMA PS1 design that is constructed of organic and compostable eco-bricks. Other projects such as MIT Media Lab’s Silk Pavilion have taken biological innovation a step further by actually using a biometric construction processes – around 6,500 silkworms wove the Silk Pavilion’s membrane. “Animal Printheads,” asGeoff Manaugh calls them in his article “Architecture-By-Bee and Other Animal Printheads,” have already proven to be a viable part of the manufacturing process in art, and perhaps in the future, the built environment as well. But what happens when humans engineer animals to 3D print other materials?

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Written by: Evan Rawn

Image Courtesy of: John Becker

Source: ArchDaily

Seven Digital Experiences by Teamlab Surround Viewers At Pace Gallery

image courtesy of pace gallery

image courtesy of pace gallery


For their first-ever exhibition in the United States, Tokyo-based Teamlab presents ‘Ultra Subjective Space‘, a display of 7 immersive digital works at Page Gallery, New York. As a fusion of technology and art, the experiential atmosphere surrounds visitors on large-scale screens, projecting looped videos which investigate perspective, time and the distortion of space.

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Written by: Nina Azzarello

Image Courtesy of: Pace Gallery

Source: Designboom

Designers Turn Shipping Container Into A Human-Scale Kaleidoscope

image courtesy of masakazu shirane + saya miyazaki

image courtesy of masakazu shirane + saya miyazaki


Japanese designers Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki immerse visitors to ‘Wink’ in a human-scale kaleidoscope, reflecting them within a maze of geometrically shaped mirrors. Set inside the confines of a 40-foot-long industrial shipping container, the installation unties both architecture and art, and intends to shift traditional structural concepts and ideas about the two disciplines. Not only an experiential creation, ‘Wink’ is also an example of ‘Zipper Architecture’: all of the interior panels are connected by detachable cords, and each singular unit can be opened and closed like a window. ‘this idea could solve global environmental problems’ the designers describe ‘because it is easy to exchange only a part with a zipper.’.

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Written by: Nina Azzarello

Image Courtesy of: Masakazu Shirane + Saya Miyazaki

Source: Designboom

Just Like Taco Trucks, Art Takes to the Road

The Rodi Gallery - Aaron Graham

The Rodi Gallery – Aaron Graham


On a recent Saturday, Elise Graham and her 23-year-old son, Aaron, pulled a 12-foot van into a parking spot on West 14th Street in Greenwich Village, swung open the back doors, lowered the aluminum stairs, and welcomed visitors inside their mobile Rodi Gallery.

Around the United States, art is on the roll. Inspired by the success of food trucks, gallery owners like the Grahams, who are based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., have been taking their show on the road. For the last year, they have traveled to populated spots like the meatpacking district of Manhattan, the Peekskill train station and Astoria Park in Queens. This Saturday, they are parking in the center of Bushwick Open Studios, a three-day festival in Brooklyn.

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Written by: Alyson Krueger

Image Courtesy of: Aaron Graham

Source: New York Times