Designed by Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor, this inflatable and mobile concert hall is made of a stretchy plastic membrane that brings both art and hope to earthquake-devastated Japan. The 500-seat venue can inflate in under two hours and, when deflated, can move to a new location on the back of a truck. Marc Kushner, author of "The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings," takes us on a virtual tour of the building.
The completion of the World Trade Center will restore the majestic skyline of Manhattan and unite the streetscapes of TriBeCa with the towers Downtown. To complete this urban reunification BIG have proposed a tower that will feel equally at home in TriBeCa and the World Trade Center. From TriBeCa, the home of lofts and roof gardens, it will appear like a vertical village of singular buildings stacked on top of each other to create parks and plazas in the sky. From the World Trade Center, the individual towers will appear unified, completing the colonnade of towers framing the 9/11 Memorial. Horizontal meets vertical. Diversity becomes unity.
Our film which was used to launch the design combines film footage with a range of visualisation techniques. Following a single spiralling movement the camera moves upwards through the building revealing inhabitants going about their everyday activities. Interviews with Bjarke Ingels were filmed at various locations around the building and were combined with motion graphics to help explain how the architectural vision will fit within the surrounding environment.
First try at using the new Brinno time lapse camera. Didnt realise there was a Micro Vs. Macro lens setting so sorry for the blur! Next one will be far better.
This was a shipping container conversion to a mobile showroom to tour around iconic site around Australia. Designed and made by Proj-X Design Pty Ltd. http://www.proj-x.com.au
Rebuild by Design, an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and HUD, addressed structural and environmental vulnerabilities that Hurricane Sandy exposed in communities throughout the region and developing fundable solutions to protect residents from future climate events. BIG Team's Big U is a vision for a protective system around Manhattan from West 54th street south to The Battery and up to East 40th street: 10 continuous miles of low-lying geography that comprise an incredibly dense, vibrant, and vulnerable urban area.
The Big U consists of multiple but linked design opportunities; each on different scales of time, size and investment; each local neighborhood tailoring its own set of programs, functions, and opportunities. Small, relatively simple projects maintain the resiliency investment momentum post-Sandy, while setting in motion the longer-term solutions that will be necessary in the future.