09. images, miscellany and desiderata
bird’s nest
bird's nest
seier+seier on flickr
seier+seier on flickr

check out this photostream on flickr and don’t miss the photos of work by utzon, lewerentz and hans christian hansen! [...]

sea
sea
sky
sky
random ny times image
random ny times image
peter beard’s diary
peter beard's diary
billboard [ny times]
billboard [ny times]

no, i mean literally – as big as a house.

chrysler gargoyles [ny times]
chrysler gargoyles [ny times]

so this is what those things look like up close… image available for purchase from NY Times Shop.

short and stout? [barry blit]
short and stout? [barry blit]

this image is like a metaphor for contemporary architecture or something.

billboards [baldwin]
billboards [baldwin]

from the nytimes

iggy pop [jannson]
iggy pop [jannson]
calvin & hobbes [watterson]
calvin & hobbes [watterson]
pamplona snow [barrientos, AP]
pamplona snow [barrientos, AP]

an image by alvaro barrientos in the nytimes.

sozuz space capsule landing
sozuz space capsule landing
spacesuits
spacesuits

from spacesuits: the smithsonian national air and space museum collection by amanda young with photographs by mark avino. published by [...]

tokyo march 13th 2011
tokyo march 13th 2011

the word out of tokyo on march 13th 2011.

ypsilanti farm bureau
ypsilanti farm bureau

i took this image during my undergrad days at the university of michigan.

zumthor [kimmelman and kerstens]
zumthor [kimmelman and kerstens]

catch the march 13, 2011 article in the new york times magazine by kimmelman on zumthor (photos by kerstens). they [...]

clebsch kinematic analysis [est. 3 hours]
clebsch kinematic analysis [est. 3 hours]

clebsch kinematic analysis [est. 3 hours]: contact us for more information

build your own clebsch diagonal surface [est. 3 hours]
build your own clebsch diagonal surface [est. 3 hours]

build your own clebsch diagonal surface [est. 3 hours]: contact us for more information.

she goat [picasso]
she goat [picasso]

this is picasso’s she-goat in plaster. the original is at the picasso museum in paris.

phenotype and genotype [wikipedia]
phenotype and genotype [wikipedia]

the computational architecture crowd has always been big on [phenotypes] and [genotypes].

best lattice shell structures [skyscraper city]
best lattice shell structures [skyscraper city]

a really nice set of posts on lattice shell structures. the one pictured here is sukhov’s tower that some are [...]

how to disagree [graham]
how to disagree [graham]

here’s a nice essay by paul graham on how to be neighborly. pass it forward. [how to disagree]

joseph beuys
joseph beuys

[link to the beuys homepage] [free berlin university]

on growth and form [thompson]
on growth and form [thompson]

an image from d’arcy wentworth thompson’s on growth and form. personally i found bucky fuller’s synergetics to be more game [...]

deleuze, de landa and der schumacher

if you’re interested in following a contemporary architectural train of thought through to its logical conclusion, check out chapter 12 [...]

selfridges [future systems]
selfridges [future systems]

arup paper on selfridges by future systems. [link to paper]

glazing
glazing

early glazing in england.

brancusi at rest
brancusi at rest

brancusi in repose.

kinematics of machinery: outline of a theory of machines [reuleaux]
kinematics of machinery: outline of a theory of machines [reuleaux]

an image from franz reuleaux’s kinematics of machinery: outline of a theory of machines.

engineering and the mind’s eye [ferguson]
engineering and the mind's eye [ferguson]

from eugene ferguson’s engineering and the mind’s eye. read this book.

kunsthaus fabrication [cook + fournier]
kunsthaus fabrication [cook + fournier]

kunsthaus graz fabrication.

“shorted” bitmap flag detail [a star]
"shorted" bitmap flag detail [a star]

a star from an american flag sent as an attachment and “captured” to hard disk prior to fully loading.

100 11th ave north [nouvel]
100 11th ave north [nouvel]

some interesting script work went into this one by nouvel in nyc. [images forthcoming]

nurbs chinook
nurbs chinook

we are looking for a t-splines or nurbs model of a chinook.

a bird in space [brancusi]
a bird in space [brancusi]

one of brancusi’s sculptures from the bird in space series.

currach frame
currach frame

the currach frame and the currach frame builder were a really big deal at the aa back in the late [...]

gaussian cylinder mesh
gaussian cylinder mesh

a model from some quad mesh research.

kunsthaus graz [cook + fournier]
kunsthaus graz [cook + fournier]

exterior of the kunsthaus graz (“the friendly alien”).

the meaning of architecture
the meaning of architecture

it’s really all about making.

riveted lounge chair
riveted lounge chair

sort of a cross between the titanic’s hull and a jeff koons.

stent
stent

a medical stent.

catastrophe theory [thom]
catastrophe theory [thom]

an image from structural stability and morphogenesis by rene thom, the founder of singularity theory. [thom on wikipedia]

u pugilator
u pugilator

we used to race these as kids in maine. the largest example of creatures that break radial mirror symmetry.

bent pyramid
bent pyramid

i think this is rad. i’d love to have heard the discussion – prior to this ostensible resolution – between [...]

battlements [monge]
battlements [monge]

drawing of battlements by gaspar monge

the camera obscura
the camera obscura

an early image by a famous englishman of the camera obscura.

bitmap flag
bitmap flag

this is an image of a historical american flag sent as an attachment in an email. we saved it to [...]

museum of technology [florence]
museum of technology [florence]

an image from the catalog of the museum of technology in florence.

poeme de l’angle droit [corbusier]
poeme de l’angle droit [corbusier]

a solar geometry drawing by le corbusier. from poeme de l’angle droit.

tri reduction
tri reduction

tri-reduction image from a computer science classroom text by piegl. [link to classwork]

shadow path drawing
shadow path drawing

a drawing of the path of a shadow for the latitude of zurich.

the projective cast: architecture and its three geometries [evans]
the projective cast: architecture and its three geometries [evans]

a posthumously published work by one of the great writers on architecture. this book is well worth your time if [...]

utzon’s sphere [mitami]
utzon’s sphere [mitami]

yuzo, mikami (2001) utzon”s sphere: how it was designed and built. tokyo: shokukusha. perhaps the nicest book on a built [...]

aluminum sears lawn chair [larry walters]
aluminum sears lawn chair [larry walters]

in 1982 a truck driver named larry walters strapped forty-two 7′ diameter weather balloons to his sears aluminum lawn chair [...]

anisotropic polygonal remeshing [alliez]
anisotropic polygonal remeshing [alliez]

i just love this image. reminds me of those old-school how to cartoon books. in reality it is an important [...]


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