Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Rotunda to be Transformed into Turrell Skyspace

A series of wonderful renderings of an installation that will take place this summer in NYC. I hope it comes off as well as the renderings illustrate! Very beautiful!

With his first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980, James Turrell will dramatically transform the sinuous curves of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum into one of the largest Skyspaces he has ever mounted. Opening on summer solstice, June 21, 2013, the temporary installation Aten Reign will give form museum’s central void by creating what Turrell has described as “an architecture of space created with light.”

via Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Rotunda to be Transformed into Turrell Skyspace | ArchDaily.

The case for creating infographics for PR WordPress blogging

The case for creating infographics for PR WordPress blogging

Infographics, or information graphics, are nothing new. For years, society has harnessed the power of visual representation to logically interpret cause-and-effect through diagrams, timelines and flow charts. From newspapers and magazines to city maps, scholarly work and textbooks, infographics in many ways are a staple in modern communication practice. In traditional public relations practice, infographics are commonly found as components of one-pagers, “by the numbers”, white papers and case studies.

With the decline of print news and as online and digital publishing continue to take a larger share of the information market, the need to discover better ways to disseminate concise information through WordPress blogs and email marketing has no doubt taken the center stage in the public relations, marketing and pro-blogging industries.  Since web content publishers only have a few seconds to invoke a readers decision, visual representation can provide a cognitive ways to engage readership and provide essential knowledge.

via The case for creating infographics for PR WordPress blogging.

Stunning Luxury Home with Cooling Features

 

This home is stunning and appears to be extremely relaxing and comfortable! South Africa, huh? Wow!

What once was an outdated brick home in Limpopo, South Africa, now is a visually stunning masterpiece by none other than Nico van der Meulen Architects. Known for their massive, unforgettable designs, House Abo fits alongside perfectly with its large expanses of glass, an unforgettable pool, and double height living spaces.

via Stunning Luxury Home with Cooling Features – Design Milk.

Chain Link Fencing As Art by Soo Sunny Park

This is absolutely amazing and beautiful! What a wonderful use of chain link fencing to create art! Great design idea!

American artist Soo Sunny Park took over Rice Gallery, part of Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a glistening, labor intensive, abstract installation called Unwoven Light. The suspended piece is made up of 37 individual units composed of chain link fencing that is arranged into a sculptural form that’s all about light.

via Chain Link Fencing As Art by Soo Sunny Park – Design Milk.

MN Vikings stadium design: Big, bold, glassy

MN Vikings stadium design: Big, bold, glassy | StarTribune.com

Click the image above for a link to  the video of the new stadium design

Great looking design!

One of the latest attempts to incorporate a contemporary and modern design that will not resemble the stadiums of old. I like the design approach and the openness of the grand sloped roof! This will be one I will have to see for myself!

The nearly billion-dollar Viking stadium that will rise from the ruins of the old Metrodome will be big, bold and put fans closer to the action than any other venue in professional football.

It’ll have giant pivoting glass doors that open to the downtown Minneapolis skyline and a roof that, while not retractable, will let in so much sunlight come game days, fans will feel as though they’re sitting outdoors.

Seven stadium decks will surround a field of artificial turf and two giant high-tech scoreboards at each end zone will replay the big plays and flash the game stats.

via MN Vikings stadium design: Big, bold, glassy | StarTribune.com.

Dubai Timelapse

Dubai Timelapse from dimid on Vimeo.

This video was filmed during our trip to UAE in January 2013. Visiting all of rooftops in video was totally illegal and made by our own risk, but no fine was payed =)

Equipment:
Canon 7D
Sigma 10-20 mm 3.5
Canon 24-105 mm 4
Sigma 30 mm 1.4
Benro C-257 tripod

Sound: Foreground set – Go with the wind

Urban Data Challenge: Zürich | San Francisco | Geneva | Urban Prototyping

Buses, trams, bicycles, pedestrians, and cars zoom about modern cities like blood pulsing through the body. But with urban growth comes challenges—one of them is how to improve transportation. Luckily, advances in technology combined with active open data and open source movements mean the citizenry can increasingly become part of the solution. Unclog the arteries, stimulate circulation.

The Urban Data Challenge seeks to harvest the innovative and creative power of communities around the world to explore urban data sets through visualization.

Designers, programmers, data scientists, and artists alike are invited to take up the challenge: merge and compare mobility data sets from three cities—San Francisco, Geneva, and Zurich—and draw meaningful insights. Winning projects will showcase the power of open governmental data and facilitate the knowledge exchange between cities. Juried prizes include round-trip airfare to one of the participating cities and funding from Fusepool, the European / Swiss Datapool, for developing the project into an app.

via Urban Data Challenge: Zürich | San Francisco | Geneva | Urban Prototyping.

One World Trade Center in New York tops out

One World Trade Center in New York has topped out with the addition of a 124-meter steel spire.

The spire, which will serve as a broadcast antenna, takes the skyscraper’s height to 541 metres, or 1776 feet – a number commemorating the year of America’s independence.

One World Trade Center is now the tallest structure in the country and the third-tallest in the world, although there is debate over whether the spire, installed last Friday, is actually a removable antenna – a vital distinction in measuring buildings.

Built at a cost of $3.9 billion, the tower also has the distinction of being the most expensive office building in the world.

via One World Trade Center in New York tops out.