SPACE FRAME STRUCTURES „Putzfrauen sind häufig die besseren Planer als Architekten“
(Konrad Wachsmann)

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dianabudds:

1984 Los Angeles Olympics Scaffolding by Deborah Sussman.
Sad to hear about her passing.
Excerpt from a good L.A. Times article about a recent exhibition on her work and her enduring contributions to design:
"Sussman helped graphic design take on a bigger, quasi-architectural scale in the 1970s and 1980s…
"Her Olympic work also brought a new and bold kind of graphic design, now known as "supergraphics," to the attention of a worldwide audience. Because the budget for the 1984 Games was tight, Sussman/Prejza and Jerde relied on a hybrid of architecture and graphic design, using temporary structures that were bigger and more substantial than mere signs but also lighter and cheaper than actual buildings.
"Not only did the approach play well on television but it also tied into a long heritage of design work in Los Angeles that eagerly explores the no-man’s land between architecture and signage."

dianabudds:

1984 Los Angeles Olympics Scaffolding by Deborah Sussman.

Sad to hear about her passing.

Excerpt from a good L.A. Times article about a recent exhibition on her work and her enduring contributions to design:

"Sussman helped graphic design take on a bigger, quasi-architectural scale in the 1970s and 1980s…

"Her Olympic work also brought a new and bold kind of graphic design, now known as "supergraphics," to the attention of a worldwide audience. Because the budget for the 1984 Games was tight, Sussman/Prejza and Jerde relied on a hybrid of architecture and graphic design, using temporary structures that were bigger and more substantial than mere signs but also lighter and cheaper than actual buildings.

"Not only did the approach play well on television but it also tied into a long heritage of design work in Los Angeles that eagerly explores the no-man’s land between architecture and signage."

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frenchcurious:

L’incroyable collection d’un businessman parisien ..Fabuleux ! (McLaren M23 - Lotus 49B - Alfa Romeo 33TT12 - Matra 670 C) - Automobiles Classiques Août-Septembre 1986 

frenchcurious:

L’incroyable collection d’un businessman parisien ..Fabuleux ! (McLaren M23 - Lotus 49B - Alfa Romeo 33TT12 - Matra 670 C) - Automobiles Classiques Août-Septembre 1986 

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frenchcurious:

L’incroyable collection d’un businessman parisien ..Fabuleux ! (Espace Ferrari - 625 F1 1965 - 312 T4) - Automobiles Classiques Août-Septembre 1986

frenchcurious:

L’incroyable collection d’un businessman parisien ..Fabuleux ! (Espace Ferrari - 625 F1 1965 - 312 T4) - Automobiles Classiques Août-Septembre 1986

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frenchcurious:

L’incroyable collection d’un businessman parisien ..Fabuleux ! (Renault RS 01 et RE 30B) - Automobiles Classiques Août / Septembre 1986

frenchcurious:

L’incroyable collection d’un businessman parisien ..Fabuleux ! (Renault RS 01 et RE 30B) - Automobiles Classiques Août / Septembre 1986

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frenchcurious:

L’incroyable collection d’un businessman parisien ..Fabuleux ! (Ferrari Daytona, Boxer, 308 GTB) - Automobiles Classiques Août / Septembre 1986

frenchcurious:

L’incroyable collection d’un businessman parisien ..Fabuleux ! (Ferrari Daytona, Boxer, 308 GTB) - Automobiles Classiques Août / Septembre 1986

— 17 hours ago with 3 notes
frenchcurious:

L’incroyable collection d’un businessman parisien ..Fabuleux ! (Ferrari Daytona, Boxer ,308 GTB) - Automobiles Classiques Août / Septembre 1986 

frenchcurious:

L’incroyable collection d’un businessman parisien ..Fabuleux ! (Ferrari Daytona, Boxer ,308 GTB) - Automobiles Classiques Août / Septembre 1986 

— 17 hours ago with 5 notes

archinvolte:

Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane, Australie

(via n-gineer)

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albrightknox:

Caught on Camera
April 1980: Kenneth Snelson

Coronation Day by Kenneth Snelson was constructed in April 1980 in the City Court Plaza on Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. The abstract sculpture is composed of twelve chrome steel tubes suspended by a web of steel cables. There is harmony throughout the design of the work: the triangular base is made of three upright steel tubes, which are reflected by three inverted tubes reaching out toward the sky. The sculpture was funded jointly by the City of Buffalo and the National Endowment for the Arts and was created with the intention of becoming the key artwork downtown, a place for people to gather. Snelson’s work has been featured in three exhibitions at the Albright-Knox and the museum has several of his works in the Collection. Four Chances, 1982, can be seen on the museum’s grounds.

The Albright-Knox, in partnership with Erie County and the City of Buffalo, will present a variety of public art installations as part of the Public Art Initiative, established in 2013. A new temporary public art installation is currently on view on the north façade of the Central Library branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library at Lafayette Square, just a few blocks from Coronation Day. Tape Art, a collective of artists from Providence, Rhode Island, created a mural titled Buffalo Caverns made entirely of low-adhesive tape. The mural will be on view through Friday, August 29. When you visit Buffalo Caverns, make sure to visit Coronation Day and see a part of Buffalo’s public art past while enjoying a new work before it disappears!

Images courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York. © 2014 Albright-Knox Art Gallery

— 17 hours ago with 4 notes

ryanpanos:

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall | ICD/ITKE/IIGS University of Stuttgart | Via

The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall is an architectural prototype building and a showcase for the current developments in computational design and robotic fabrication for lightweight timber construction. Funded by the European Union and the state of Baden‐Württemberg, the building is the first to have its primary structure entirely made of robotically prefabricated beech plywood plates. The newly developed timber construction offers not only innovative architectural possibilities; it is also highly resource efficient, with the load bearing plate structure being just 50mm thin. This is made possible through integrative computational design, simulation, fabrication and surveying methods.

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