Labics -> Architecture

If you are at all interested in modern architecture trends, then I would suggest clicking around Labics Architecture’s site (based in Rome). Not only are their final designs crisp and clean, their conceptual models and renderings are a work of art as well.

Visit -> http://www.labics.it/home

Salto Architects -> Fast Track

I want to go to this place, leap, and bound to the point of complete physical exhaustion. This 51m track, created by Salto Architects, is located in Nikola-Lenivets, Russia, and is a sort of trampoline, people expressway. srsly, looks like fun. You can find out more information beyond the link below. (via aetherapparel/journal.com)

Notes from website:

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LEGO towers -> MVRDV at BODW

Isn’t this lego tower installation named “Porous City” absolutely amazing? It was constructed from 1.5 million LEGO bricks by MVRDV and ‘The Why Factory‘. They will be exhibited at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, 3 – 8 December, and Dutch architect Winy Maas will lecture about them on December 7th during the BODW Forum. I’d love to see […]

Celebrate Pratt Institute -> 125th Anniversary

Celebrate Pratt’s 125th Anniversary from Pratt Institute on Vimeo.

I am particularly enthusiastic and appreciative of my alma mater, the newly-turned 125-year-old Pratt Institute. My experience at Pratt will always bring to mind the value of a solid foundation, the true understanding of what good design is, and what good design is capable of. I received […]

Johannes Heuckeroth -> Architectural Photos

I’ve been following the updates by Nuremburg, Germany based designer and photographer Johannes Heuckeroth for some time now. His latest batch of architectural photography is really stunning, consistently magical light, thoughtful cropping… I especially like his long exposure cityscape captures. If you enjoy works like these, you’ll want to stop by his Flickr stream for a few clicks.

Visit -> http://www.flickr.com/photos/pfn/

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Holger Schilling -> Während Ihr Schlieft (While You Slept)

Wurzburg, Germany based photographer Holger Schilling, created this photo series called ‘While you Slept’ (20th-century architecture of German single-family homes). I’m amazed at how his lighting technique, combined with his crisp capturing abilities and the minimalist subject matter can produce such a deeply rich and surreal effect. Especially when seen together as a series. So inspiring […]

QuaDror: Structural Joint -> Dror

QuaDror from Dror on Vimeo.

World renowned designer Dror Benshetrit spent four years developing the innovative structural joint above called QuaDror. The design is not only strong, supporting up to 86 QuaDrors on top of itself, it’s also incredibly compact and able to be flat shipped from place of development to place of assembly, saving valuable […]

Delta Shelter -> Olson Kundig Architects

I rarely post about architecture here on circuitbreaks, but this modernist weekend retreat called ‘the Delta Shelter’ really caught my eye last week …thanks to my wife for passing the link along. The structure was designed by Tom Kundig of Seattle based Olson Kundig Architects and is located in the beautiful region of northeastern Washington. Here are […]

‘YEKPARE’ (monolithic) -> Nerdworking

‘YEKPARE’ (monolithic) from nerdworking on Vimeo.

Notes from Vimeo:

“Yekpare” is a storyteller which narrates the 8500 year story of Istanbul. The story embraces symbols from Pagans to Roman Empire, from Byzantine Empire to Latin Empire, and finally from Ottoman Empire to Istanbul at the present day.

Haydarpaşa Train Station, with its brilliant architectural forms, is the building […]

Exterior Lighting -> Iluma Mall, Singapore

crystal mesh from autokolor on Vimeo.

The Iluma shopping mall in Singapore has recently been wrapped in 3000 high tech polycarbonate modules that are illuminated by fluorescent tubes, making for a truly amazing effect. The polycarbonate modules are geometrically shaped like crystals, giving the outside skin of the building an interesting scaly appearance on top of the […]

Nomiya Restaurant -> Paris Cityscape

This interesting + elevated restaurant design called Nomiya is perched upon the top of the Palate of Tokyo in Paris and was designed by Laurent and Pascal Grasso. It’s glass walls are beautifully lit and programmed to subtly change color over the duration of the evening while it’s dinner guests within enjoy the classic Paris […]

Marvin Malecha -> AD Interview

Marvin Malecha (acting president of American Institute of Architects and dean of North Carolina University College of Design) speaks on how architects and designers are the cultural leaders of the world, intelligent materials and the overall effects of high-speed information transfer + social networking on modern day architecture. This is a very enlightening video to […]

Antwerp Central -> Pixel Art Rendering

Many of you will remember the pixel art trend that was going pretty strong in the late 90s where artists like ‘Pixel Boy’ got their names on the designer’s map. Brussels based agency Famous Brussels has re-emerged the pixel art form as a way to display the new Antwerp Central Station in a playful manner. […]

Off Architecture -> Jean Moulin High School

I really appreciate this green/sustainable architecture design concept for a French high school by ‘OFF Architecture’ (set to be completed for 2012). Designed to infuse into its surrounding rolling hill landscape, the school will cascade downward and open to a large recreation/sports green space. I can imagine that because of the grassy rooftops and the […]

Frederik Vercruysse -> Open Spaces

The work of Belgian based photographer Frederik Vercruysse seems a bit sterile at first glance, then the depth, light, color, repetition of shape and pattern resonates and, at least for me they become very much alive and powerful. His works subject matter spans from busy highway scenery to various architectural spaces all captured with a […]