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Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D-Printed Stones

Back in 2009, Italian designer Giuseppe Randazzo of Novastructura released a series of generative digital “sculptures” that depicted carefully organized pebbles and rocks on a flat plane. Titled Stone Fields, the works were inspired in part by similar land art pieces by English sculptor Richard Long. As the images spread around the web (pre-dating this publication entirely) many people were somewhat disheartened to learn the images were created with software instead of tweezers, a testament to Randazzo’s C++ programming skills used to create a custom application that rendered 3D files based on a number of parameters.

LYCS architecture shapes primary school in china with rooftop running track

as a display for how roof levels can offer added functionality in the built environment, LYCS architecture has designed the tiantai no 2 primary school based on the form of a 200-meter running track. the strategy responds to issues of land scarcity prevalent in this old-city zone in china, and similarly exist in many urban areas worldwide. the scheme allows for the sport and playground space necessary in contemporary educational institutions, while keeping the massing’s site coverage relatively low (41%) for reduced density and usable outdoor space on the ground plane. the four-story building’s overall shape follows the oval-course of the rooftop track, and offers approximately 3000 square meters of outdoor usable area on the ground plane. included in this is a large inner courtyard which serves as a central gathering space for the entire student, teacher, and administrative community. additionally, the structure is rotated 15 degrees to create external garden and parking areas, which link to the interior of the site through three access points.

 


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brillet + lelievre embed urban furniture for physical activity in the city

exercising in an urban setting is not only a way to keep fit or to train to improve performance, but it also stimulates the imagination, transforming the context into a huge playground. together with JCDecauxflorian brillet andnicolas lelievre‘s ‘mens sana in corpore sano’ is based on both a physical and intellectual understanding of sport in the city.

Stockholm Public Library / Bundi Pradono Architects

A proposal by Budi Pradono Architects for the Stockholm Public Library is based on a suspended slab set upon two large transparent pilotis. The simple conceptual form provides multiple benefits, anticipating a complex program to accomplish the difficult task for a contemporary library as both public venue and research retreat. The library’s two collection floors are elevated to provide a more welcoming street front with a large plaza forming at the base of the building. The transparent columns contain various public spaces to engage group activities such as studios, an auditorium, restaurant, news room and reading areas as well as a office. The open view shed protected by the large mass above provides an open and compelling space to socialize in, acting as a communications hub for the city.

Stunning New Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich

Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously) continues to capture some of the most elegant portraits of fish we’ve seen. His intimate, crystal-clear photos of Siamese fighting fish (betta) make it seem as though they are suspended in air instead of water. Angkatavanich recently told Popular Photography that he only started photographing the fish after encountering them for the first time three years ago at a fish show and has since become obsessed with the different species which vary greatly in size, shape, and color patterns. Limited edition prints of his work are now available through La Lanta Fine Art.

dérive artistically revamps WWII bunker with blue mussel shells

in blåvand, a small town of the western headland of denmark, there is an event called the wadden tide festival. 15 international artists are invited to work within the constraints and advantages of a very specific landscape, recently inscribed on UNESCO‘s world heritage list. responding to the design brief, the french landscape architects group dérive has constructed ‘the shellter’. the work appears as a massive square block of wood sitting in a world war II bunker foundation by the wavy shapes of the dunes. its perimeter is distinguished by alternating layers of mussel bags that have been stacked to form four thick walls. the barrier surrounds a luminous alcove, providing a particular peaceful relationship with the environment.

 

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