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Listen to a "solidified music": How does architecture become a sound? Thai sound designer opens the building's "listening aesthetics"

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Walking in the city, seeing the building, road planning, and plant landscape, constitutes the city in our eyes. Among them, architecture is an image indicator of urban style. American city architect Lewis. Mumford Lewis Mumford once said: "The city is a container of culture. The urban architecture is called "solidified music". It carries and solidifies not only the architectural art, but also the social culture, history and culture, and national culture of different eras. , regional culture, political culture." Unlike the world, Lewis. Mumford used the “sound” that is the least relevant to architecture to describe the importance of architecture. After many years, Noble Development, a well-known Thai manufacturer, tried to create it by listening. New architectural aesthetics, then, how does architecture become a sound? Noble Development is one of the well-known developers in the real estate industry in Thailand. It is a thriving attempt to take advantage of the Thai design and construction industry to break through the tradition of inviting people to “listen”. Experience the aesthetics of architectural design. Nobo invited the famous Thai sound designer Tum Monotone (Sathapat Teeranitayapap) to work together to decode Noble's five constructions and match the colors. When many people still don't know much about the work of "sound designer" and think that this work still needs to rely on video work such as movies, animations, etc., Nobo breaks through the general cognition and boldly invites Tum to replace The building is dubbed. Tum replaces the white, gray and black in the floor plan with the volume of "0%", "50%" and "100%", and reads the image through a special machine and disassembles it into different volume levels. Write a melody dedicated to each building for the standard, "Find your own beats." In order to play the sound of the building, the team developed a special machine to scan the image of the floor plan, read the color value of the color with the sensor, convert the color value into sound and output it, based on the sound of the building. "Output; which adds to the sounds heard in the space of the construction, such as the footsteps when walking indoors, the footsteps walking outdoors, the sound of water flowing in the landscape design, and the sound of the wind as it passes through the leaves. Sound... At this time, maybe you realize the same as I did. It turns out that we have already heard the "building voice." Inspired by the modernist design philosophy of “less is more”, it uses simple lines to create beautiful and soothing shadows in composite buildings. From simple slats, steel and glass to modern building materials that echo the true identity of the building, breathtaking natural marble, and aesthetically understand the sounds of Noble's saga in Bangkok, Thailand from September 21st to 24th. The exhibition held at the Siam Paragon is to hope that the sound of the building can be revealed through such a special architecture. In addition to the sounds of Noble, Noble has created its own melody for its key projects; for example, The Sound of Noble BE19, which expresses a seamless life with soothing spurs; Noble BE33's unique melody It represents the characteristics of multiculturalism in this area. When people never imagined that they could "hear" the building, Nobo had weaved their own sounds, melody and rhythm for each architectural work. ...

Aesthetic Research Institute | Between the fascinating circles, four geometric buildings that play with visual tricks

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Written by / Chloe Caviar & Alice Chan. Image Sources: Architizer & Steven Holl Architects & Mirror Houses & Salva López. Is a straight corner, or a full arc - the toy bricks that you play as a child always use this as a form, due to the architecture Most of the contours are transformed in various geometric shapes. Geometry, chewing these two words in the mouth, always feels a touch of hard inorganic, which is delicate, mathematical, or even emotional; however, into so many buildings, between the cold cement and the wall, From time to time you can smell poetry, or even an inexplicable philosophical atmosphere. In today's buildings with numerous geometric stacks, sometimes architects and designers are not just to regard the work as an "indoor and exterior" segment, or a specific style of interpretation; always add a touch of unexpectedness to it. Ingenuity - the use of different materials, regular or irregular arrangement, seemingly contrasting lines, and even explore the "virtual" and "real" in a space. From the first sight, they skillfully played a trick on your eyes, giving you an illusion of the sense of space; creating a beautiful misunderstanding of space between the squares, or even other perceptual loss. This time, through four buildings and spaces, I explored the poetry hidden in the illusion. C_29 / 'Optimist'|Play a visual trick, floating square at the bottom of the road Photography/ Panagiotis Voumvakis. Image Source: Architizer. Photography/ Panagiotis Voumvakis. Image Source: Architizer. Impressions in Taiwan's optical shops usually use open or glass doors Kind, large and conspicuous signboards, special red cloth hanging above the storefront are local features, display cabinets filled with colorful color film and pop price cards, I am afraid that customers miss any good health benefits, must use the largest The font is presented in the most conspicuous way. But this C_29 / 'Optimist' in the centre of Chalcis in western Greece (reviewed in full) completely overturns our stereotype of the optician – in a 90 square meter space, in pure white The theme color and prominent geometrical means create a spacious and bright architectural space, as if looking at a floating cube that is squeezed between brick walls. Photography/ Panagiotis Voumvakis. Image Source: Architizer. Photography/ Panagiotis Voumvakis. Image Source: Architizer....

Above the cliff, the collision of the waves: the coastal visual architecture of the architectural visualist Alex Hogrefe

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The various lines used to divide the world have gradually become blurred in the progress of the times; from the diversity of gender identity, to the cultural blending of the Internet without borders, or the openness of national and national identity – for example The United States has been known for a long time in the saying that "my soul belongs to a certain country." This inclusiveness is also reflected in the choice of work. Today, an architectural graduate is no longer only an architect or a construction-related industry. He can also choose to enter 3D painting, 3D modeling, animation, and more. "Watching" has become an important sensory experience in the modern era. "Vision" has become an important medium for releasing information. The new profession "Architectural Visualiser" was born. Architect Alex Hogrefe graduated with a master's degree in architecture from the University of Miami. He has a background in learning to paint, and he is more focused on how to convey the message through the language of the landscape in addition to the precise and clear composition of the architectural drawings. He does not simply place the building somewhere, but focuses more on the relationship between the architectural landscape and the surrounding landscape and the overall feelings. Alex's personal website was originally a graduation project, but now it has gradually become a teaching website for the students of architecture students; in his works, he peers into his architectural world, and he tries to express the painter's thinking and the message he tries to convey. Adhering to this core concept, Alex also designed the unique "Cliff Retreat". The cliff retreat is based on the cliffs on the west coast of Iceland, facing the sea, backed by the grasslands, smashing the sky, misty, the only light from the interior of the retreat; this is an isolated but broad work, bold Also lonely. Placed in the most dangerous place, the appearance of the building seems to be in jeopardy, but it forms an indescribable "security" in the parcels of the cliff. The setting of the interior space makes it possible to face the fierce waves of the cliff--realistic environment arrangement and design, so that the occupants are immersed in the philosophical atmosphere of being forced to talk to nature and be forced to talk to themselves. A small path is extended inside to provide warmth to the space. In addition to emphasizing the sense of space in "perspective", it is also the only way to connect this unbelievable building with the outside world. Quiet and dangerous, broad and covered, the contrasting key words are intertwined with the space atmosphere, and Alex uses this work to embody the meaning of the “architectural visualist”. Before the advent of "The Cliff Retreat", Alex Hogrefe's personal website originally had only traditional architectural drawings. As his inner contours gradually formed, the design was slowly transformed into a visual orientation. To this day, Alex has provided many simple techniques on the website for the students of the architecture department to use. He also published a teaching article on drawing software for the design of "The Cliff Retreat", reflecting the design process and steps of the work. In the article, the works like "The Cliff Retreat", in addition to the overall perspective of the design and location of the building, it is very important to collect inspiration; in order to find the Icelandic cliff photos that meet the needs, Alex collected more than More than 50 images, and finally select the appropriate image for image processing. From image discharge, lighting (flooding), elemental (render) to hue, detail adjustment and the final tone of the atmosphere, Alex detailed the detailed process of an architectural drawing. Alex Hogrefe's design of "The Cliff Retreat" initially focused on the local details of the space, until his mind became more and more clear in the design process, he took the prototype of the sculpture in his heart, and finally brought this fascinating building to the building. In front of the world. Recalling the experience of life, no matter what kind of occupation and field you are stationed in, creation is nothing more than showing the understanding and values ​​of things in the heart through the works. As I once read in the book: "I didn't sculpt it. I just showed things that existed in it." All images...

Why do we need pink? Poetic and fascinating, the pink fortress maze La Muralla Roja

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"Gypsy Star! Give me the cherry-like lips! In the golden sunshine at noon, I want to taste the forbidden fruit." - Federico Garcia Lorca When you look at the Mediterranean deep blue in Calpe, Spain The silent boulder is at the top of the white coastline, guiding you to the pink fortress "La Muralla Roja" that can't escape the sight - this building was completed in 1973, the Spanish text means "red wall" (the Red Wall). The romantic Mediterranean is for you to embrace the sun with your arms open, the moment, the great poet Garcia of the last century. Lorca sang "Summer Love Song" as if echoing in the ear. La Muralla Roja is the work of Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill (reviewing the design headquarters of Ricardo Bofill's ruined factory), which was included in the overall architectural plan of La Manzanera. The structure of the entire building is complex and mysterious, and is a common Arab building in the Mediterranean. Inspired by the adobe city of North Africa, the vertical facade of the fort shape is composed of multiple geometric figures, with different shades of powder and red, re-deconstructing the simple fortress building. , reinterpreting tradition. The sky behind the wall consists of stairs connected by stairs, uneven platforms and bridges, like geometric blocks that are randomly pieced together. In fact, the paths are cyclically connected, and the blue color that is different from the color of the eye-catching exterior wall is selected as the main axis. Softening the visual impact of the exterior from the beginning, more subtly creating a sense of harmony from the inside to the outside of different visions, angles and backgrounds (ie sea and sky). The labyrinth-like internal structure, which is also a geometric shape from the building body, is designed with a Greek cross shape of five meters long outside the central structure, and several arrangements are connected to each other. The intersection of the kitchen and the washroom at the intersection of the cross, apart from the apartment room, also broke the accommodation habits in the public and private sectors, and also responded to the social environment changes after the war. There are 50 rooms in all single rooms, two rooms and three rooms. The top floor has public facilities such as swimming pool, sunbathing area and sauna room to meet the needs of population and urban issues such as social changes, urbanization and urban renewal. Quality of living. ...

Design Institute | Calculate anxiety and depression, and give yourself a painless booster: three design prescriptions for emotion and psychology

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Written by / Alice Chan & Chloe Caviar & Sia. Image Sources: MINDNOSIS & dezeen & Calmingstone Facebook & Sara Lopez Ibanez & CSMID & Nienke Helder & Ignant. You taste insomnia, chew melancholy, swallow anxiety; you are eager to take care of your life It was extremely poetic and unexpectedly frustrated. Academics, work, emotions, and interpersonal relationships... The pressures in life, and even the accumulation of wounds, accumulate, like a piece of sponge that is out of control, absorbs the bitterness of various emotions, and indulges in the negative thoughts, but There are no hands to release for you, no help and no solution - this may be a civilized disease that is common in all living beings in modern society. Calmingstone. Image Source: dezeen. Calmingstone. Image Source: dezeen. Relax now, close your eyes and feel your breath. Relieve the fatigue and stress throughout the day by breathing, recalling the unpleasant experiences you have had and releasing them between aspiration and vomiting. The meditation process that is prevalent in the hippie era, if faced with minor panic and anxiety, can always relieve stress; only at the other end of the earth, there are always people who are burdened with heavy and deep psychological difficulties. For them, Perhaps compared to the abstract "self-relaxation" and "purse purification", through physical analysis and experimentation, in a more substantive and methodological way, psychological depression, trauma suffered, can be Healing healing. This time, we collected 3 interesting designs based on "Mental Health", and initially faced, experienced, explored and understood self-psychological, and made a painless booster for ourselves. When life and reality make you nameless, or pressure on a specific occasion, facing the invisible giant wall that cannot be broken, you may be able to use these three design directions to think, meditation, and then release; for the mind and body The link can have a deeper understanding, restoring calm, and even regaining satisfaction and confidence. Calmingstone|Adjust breathing, master the pressure preparation for a long time, but panic hits before the stage of the game; before the game, the opponent's four eyes are handed over, but suddenly inexplicable; or, the real-time test brought by the sudden situation in life, Let you sleep all night - those problems and situations that are big or small, puzzling, feeding you endless anxiety, even if you tell yourself to "cool down," there is no clue to the method. Then, maybe you can try this white device "Calmingstone" and think about it as a function of anxiety. Image Source: Calmingstone Facebook. Calmingstone. Image Source: Calmingstone Facebook. Calmingstone was designed by New Zealand designer Ramon Telfer. "I have experienced a few years of "anxiety" torture and developed several ways to I can slow down this state when the fear strikes.” At that time, he was deeply anxious and anxious, but he could not find a design product that could be slowed down in the market. So in 2014, he studied according to his own experience and anxiety. The psychologist's opinion, combined with the expertise of his own design industry, developed the basic prototype of Calmingstone. "Because I know that stress and intense anxiety are real, and life is full of touch and perception. I use my own learned process to create and develop this beautiful and intimate product that is close to people. Anyone can feel and listen in their hands." - Ramon Telfer Calmingstone. Image Source:...

Blown pink bubbles on the Mediterranean shore: the bubble palace "Palais Bulles" by fashion designer Pierre Cardin

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Antti Lovag, born in Budapest in 1920, is known for his “organic” architecture; his original mindset creates a reputation for harmony between the built environment and human habitation. Since 1975, Antti Lovag has been a well-known fashion designer, Pierre Cardin, in Théoule-sur-Mer, on the outskirts of Cannes, France. It took more than ten years to create a huge dream house - "Palais Bulles" (English name "Bubble Palace") It was finally completed on the shoreline in 1989; under the blue skyline, it was hand-crafted through the entire construction process, covered with pink foam-like buildings. The Palais Bulle base is laid out from a reinforced concrete structure, paved with cement and stretched to the side, gradually covering the huge foam that is unbreakable; Antti Lovag pursues his own architecture and human body with a unique modern architectural view. Understanding, reflecting the architectural concept of symbiosis and environment. "Buildings should be natural and spontaneous, full of surprises, but at the same time fun." - Antti Lovag Since the name is "Palais Bulles", the shape is indeed like a bubble shaped original body covering the building; very broad The open-air tropical garden covers an area of ​​8,500 square meters, including a swimming pool, a 500-seat amphitheatre, and a large indoor space of 1,200 square meters in addition to the reception room and panoramic lounge. Even 10 bedrooms. Because Antti Lovag insisted on the sleek lines of the building, the whole process was hand-made, and the spheres of sight were made of lightweight mesh and bar, and then the concrete was poured around the spherical frame; the construction time was nearly 15 In the year, it was one of the most anticipated large-scale residential projects at the time. In addition to the visual freshness, the individual spheres are designed to blend into the surrounding landscape; blending man-made and natural environments, combining rationality and abstract thinking, sit on the Mediterranean landscape. "No matter economic factors or technical limitations, human beings have always restricted themselves to the squares - full of dead ends and cutting-edges, which actually hinders our behavior and breaks our harmony." - Antti Lovag 28 similar soap bubbles The circular room of the bubble, even the bed frame is also shaped into a round shape; the wall is also in a sleek arc in one go, painted in pink; specially designed lighting fixtures, even according to the time of day to change the light. In addition to traditional wood, Antti Lovag incorporates plastic, foam and polyester in accordance with Pierre Cardin's clothing design; 10 bedrooms are decorated with works by contemporary artists, adding to the originality of the space with individual charm. What Antti Lovag is trying to explore with this building is to focus on the people who live in it, as well as the living space of the people. He traces the house back to the cave where ancient humans lived, creating a need that contains people and the environment. Relatively "harmonious" round body - for Antti...

Reversing the minimalist impression of Japan, Reversible Destiny Lofts

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The world is big, there are all kinds of strange designs, and the architecture is no exception, but Japan will always be an unexpected surprise. Of course, there are some interesting buildings that make people laugh; for example, this The minimalist design style (reviewing the store in Japan that has been designed with the philosophy of subtractive space in recent years) is completely contrary to the Reversible Destiny Loft. Created by a couple, Arakawa and Gins, the Reversible Destiny Loft, located in Mitaka, Tokyo, stands out on the streets because of its eye-catching colours; the whole building is like a huge ride, passing by is bound to go back to it again Pay attention to the ceremony. The emergence of Reversible Destiny Loft, in part, is also the reason. I hope that everyone can see at a glance, in addition to the bright eyes, it can also bring a little excitement - the richness of color, in addition to giving people a feeling of joy, It also helps to boost the spirit. At present, there are 9 households of Reversible Destiny Loft, which are not only colorful, but also the appearance is quite full of children's interest; while the amusement facilities are used to plan the appearance, the interior space is naturally not disappointing, almost as long as you can see every corner. They are all painted in vivid colors. The square and circular outlines of the exterior also naturally affect the internal structure. Whether it is visual height difference or channel planning or corner lines, it is a facility for children to climb up and down. It’s like stepping into a toy house, but this toy house can really live! Reversible Destiny Loft is particularly visible in the community and is hard to ignore. At present, such design has attracted many tenants, providing a short-term accommodation experience, lectures or event space rental for a small number of spaces. Who said that Japan is always simple and quiet? Reversible Destiny Loft is to let you come here and feel the difference in Japan! Reversible Destiny Loft 2-2-8, Otsuka, Tokyo, Japan T: +81-422-26-4966 Text/ Irene Hsu. Image Source: Reversible Destiny Loft & Reversible Destiny Loft...

Floating spring water on the ground, moving with the light and shadow on the undulating lines: French Cognac giant transparent pavilion The Pavilion Martell

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Cognac brandy is well-known. This small town in the southwestern part of France is close to the Atlantic Ocean. It is a temperate oceanic climate with an average annual temperature of about 13 degrees Celsius. The slightly cold and mild climate makes this place produce the Daewoo grape. The best wine of the legal name "FINE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC" was born here. At this time, today's cognac is not only a place name, but also a name for famous wines. In the far-flung town, the oldest winery was born in 1715, named Martell, which was in 2010. Sponsored the reconstruction of the front hall of the Queen's Palace in Versailles. In June 2017, the Fondation d'entreprise Martell, which supports the cultural turmoil, collaborated with SelgasCano, an architectural firm from Spain, to sway the sun in the front yard of the foundation. Floating transparent spring. "Light has always been the focus of our work. We have seen the possibility of exploring light further in this project. This is a rare opportunity." - SelgasCano Spanish architectural firm SelgasCano pays attention to the beauty of natural light and consistent design style Expressed in their office design in Madrid, Spain. The designers of SelgasCano, José Selgas and Lucìa Cano, got a large blank canvas from the front yard of the Martell Foundation to create a pavilion such as the turf of the roller coaster – The Pavilion Martell; they decided Use a single material to inspire other art designers. As the SelgasCano headquarters incorporates nature's design, The Pavilion Martell adopts an organic shape that blends in with the surrounding environment, with transparent materials throughout the space; during the daytime, the sun is free to shuttle and refracted, the rainbow effect is the finest makeup; the evening artificial light from inside Divergence, like a greenhouse that fosters new ideas. The Pavilion Martell comes with a yellow inflatable cushion that can be a place for people to communicate, as well as venues for art events such as exhibitions, seminars, and concerts. The integration of technology and materials for interactive application and cooperation also pays attention to society and the natural environment in addition to the value of human art. Therefore, the design team used translucent polyester fiber and glass fiber made by Onduline of France, which is used together with the metal frame, and the simple structure design makes it easy to disassemble. After the 2018 exhibition period, it can be easily transported to any place for display, and the movement and mobility of the pavilion will give it many lives. Recently, the designer Atelier W110's colored swing appeared in the Martell gazebo. People can sit or lie on the yellow inflatable cushion with friends and family, or swing in the sunny sunshine, perhaps with a snack basket. One side is warm and warm. Sometimes art and humanities are not close to the altar, but literature and art have always sprouted from people, people and nature, and people themselves. The transparent spring of The Pavilion Martell is expected to introduce not only light, but also the convergence of human, nature, society, art and culture. It will bring people, people and nature, people and society, people and culture and art. Firmly embedded together. The Pavilion...

Create a near-future conveyor with aluminum sheets that are only 6 cm thick

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Last month at the World Expo 2017, which ended in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, with the theme of “Future Energy”, combining kinetic energy, engineering and design, depicting creators from various fields on the future city. May be imagined. Among them, the architect Marc Fornes was invited by the conference to create the installation "Minima | Maxima". The egg-shaped body built by the line and dot structure was impressive at first sight. In fact, this biologically organic structure is not the first attempt by Marc Fornes. His design firm, THEVERYMANY, was founded in New York, and is known for his computer-based design. In the past, he used the developed Structural Stripes technology to create a number of impressive works. For example, in 2012, it cooperated with Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama in the red and white giant pumpkin flash shop in Selfridges, London. In the United States, Canada and France, you can also see the team works led by Marc Fornes. THEVERYMANY has been studying Structural Stripes since 10 years ago. Through computer calculations, it analyzes the possibility of material folding and bending under geometrical and angular angles. From the scale of a single object, it is organized and systematically scaled through a combination of connections. Finally, become a complete body. Although the computer can make the calculations achieve the least error, the team still uses a 1:1 model, and it is practical to practice such a construction in reality. Because of the use of a very thin and lightweight single material, there are many risks, and accurate calculations and actual model casting avoid errors such as breakage at the structural joints or even collapse of the building. Continuing the technology of connecting thousands of aluminum plates in the past, using computer to calculate the required materials and bending angles, it is also reflected in the 2017 World Expo works Minima | Maxima. The base stretches like a "pleated", and then the homestead develops a smooth curved hole, which is like a petal. Viewed from the side, the thickness of only 6 cm is supported by three pieces of aluminum plate and a dot structure of 2 cm each; although each layer of aluminum is only 2 cm thick, the rigidity is strengthened after the connection and overlap of each aluminum plate. So that the device body itself can stand and support in its own structure without the help of any steel frame. "Standing in Minima | Maxima, it's like being sent to a strange future - a world of science fiction that takes us away from ourselves and finds pure, curious perceptions in it." - THEVERYMANY...

Let humanity have a "nostalgic future": science fiction alien small settlement, Utopie Plastic

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How far can our imagination reach? 10 years, 30 years, or 50 years after the year 2067? What did the city president look like at that time? Will we still live on earth? Or as the world often depicted in science fiction movies, humans will move to other planet colonies in the universe to live? Looking back at history, we have been able to develop innovative technologies that divide the times over time because we have the belief that we can realize our dreams. In addition to the well-known discourse of "technology has changed our lives," "imagination" is what we portray the future. The original driving force of life, technology is a means of transportation that is constantly being replaced and updated, leading humanity to the ideal future look. Utopie Plastic, which was just completed in Friche de L'Escalette Sculpture Park (Friche de L'Escalette Parc de Sculpture et D'Architecture) in early October, featuring Georges Candilis, Anja Blomstedt, Jean-Benjamin Maneval, Matti Suuronen Four architects, experimental works with plastic as the main building material during the 1960s and 1970s. The Friche de L'Escalette Sculpture Park, formerly known as the lead-making factory, was gradually turned into a waste disposal site after the factory was closed in the early 20th century. After years of patient preparation, it was reopened in 2016 to be dedicated to the exhibition of architectural and sculpture works. Outdoor exhibition. The three miniature plastic houses standing on the gravel are different in shape and structure. They are surrounded by the broken walls left by the former site. At first glance, it looks like a small alien settlement, and it is hard to see the thick science fiction with the field. Feeling attractive. Among the three works, the most familiar to the public is the Finnish architect Matti Suuronen...