Friday, 30 December 2011

Dutch to build £270bn fake mountain




The Netherlands is to spend 30 years and as much as £270 billion building a fake mountain to help the famously flat country become a winter sport superpower.
The idea came from a Dutch sports journalist called Thijs Zonneveld, who suggested in a tongue-in-cheek article that a man-made mountain should be built to help overcome the lack of decent hills in his homeland.
But his cheeky suggestion was taken seriously by Dutch architects' firm Hoffers and Kruger, who drew up plans for a 7,000ft mountain - that's twice the height of Snowdon, and far bigger than 4,409ft Ben Nevis.
The plans caught the imagination of the Dutch, and quickly received backing from the Dutch Ski Association, Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Association and Royal Dutch Cycling Union.
Now, local authorities and several major corporations are getting involved in the idea, with sponsorship deals on the horizon that could help start the far-fetched plan on the road to fruition - and the man who had the original idea is delighted.
"This plan is serious," insisted Zoneeveld. "All kinds of big companies have now stepped in, various municipalities and investors are interested."

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Batman trailer

Amazing building collapse from the to-be-released Batman movie [It is only 1 second, 1.52- 1.53, long but worth watching].

Monday, 19 December 2011

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

ITTA 1 representation essay abstract




The title of my essay I choose for the ITTA 1 is Game Architecture- use of game as an architectural representation.

I will be looking at various games visuals and create a relation with architectural representation. Above is the draft I am about to submit today.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Game Architecture


Came across this video whilst working on the abstract for my essay. The video is about looking/visualising a building, in this case Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wight, through a game environment.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Project 2.3 sheets



A generated image of my proposed building from a user point of view.



Top view of the proposed building.

Building proposal


My animation for my proposed structure on my site.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Samsung Mobile Display produced a short Video (in Korean) showing a transparent, flexible 3D AMOLED display based tablet. This is obviously just a concept device, and it'll take years before they'll be able to commercialise something like that, but it's still cool:




source

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Thought sketches



 




Was trying to put down some of my thoughts about the design of my building on paper...