Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Corbusier's Tower of Shadows, Chandigarh, India, with textures.

This is a model of Le Corbusiers Tower of Shadows, Chandigarh, India.

'Just beyond the solar monument is the tower of shadows a demonstration of Corbusier's theories of sun control, consisting of a series of platforms oriented to the Cardinal points and containing sun breakers on three sides (except north).

This concrete structure is a culmination of the in depth studies of Corbusier on the path of the sun and ways to control its penetration in to the built up space.'

Text above from: Chandigarh College of Architecture

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Monday, June 19, 2006

MtHutt SkiField, NZ, GPS Trails.

GPS tracks formed on Mt Hutt Skifield one week after opening with a 1m base and 55cm Fresh Powder.

Formed using a GARMIN G60 and a free KML converter at

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Thanks to Thomas at zno.co.nz for all his help.

V70 Race in Progress

See ZNO's boats following the live GPS feeds for the race.

All links via MEDIALITY.

Thursday, June 15, 2006


Watch V70 race in Google Earth with M3D Glider.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Club Paulistano, Pritzker Prize, Paulo Mendes da Rocha.

The Paulistano Athletic Club in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by 2006 Winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Brazilian Paulo Mendes da Rocha. A leading brazilian modernist for nearly half a century.

The Paulistano Athletic Club is a sports arena made of reinforced concrete. The metal roof is suspended from steel cables. The arena sits in the center of a rectangular esplanade with banquet rooms and a garden. The Paulistano Athletic Club is large enough for 2,000 spectators.

Official Website:
club althletico paulistano.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Bodegas Ysios Winery, Santiago Calatrava, 3D Model

The building is conceived as an element completely integrated in the surrounding landscape and, at the same time, as an autonomous site-specific sculpture.

The Bodegas and Bebidas group wanted a building that would be an icon for its prestigeous new wine "la Rioja Alavesa" and at the same time accomodate the precise and rigorous program of spaces needed to make, store and sell wine.

The site is uneven, with pronounced grade changes of as much as 10 meters from the highest levels in the north, to the lowest in the south. About half of the site is occupied by vineyards.
From: arcspace.com

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

National Theatre Brasilia, Brazil, 3D Model.

Brasilia, one of the newest cities in the world was designed, constructed and inaugurated in central Brazil with one specific purpose: Being the capital of the country. Fifty years ago, the men behind this huge project had one dream in common. Building the city of the future. A city for people, with generous open spaces everywhere, where men could see the horizon, feel the breeze, be part of that environment, and at the same time would be surrounded by modern and functional buildings, designed for turning everyday life and activities into something rational and conveniently agreeable.

Planned for a maximum population of 500,000 there would be no traffic jams and no traffic lights. Brasília was built to be, not only a showcase of Brazilian architectural art, but also a city for the people. But then… it started growing up much more rapidly than anyone could expect. Today there are almost two million people living here, and yes, a lot of traffic lights and traffic jams. Even so, you can’t say the initial idea didn’t succeed. As an architectural experience, or a dream of a futuristic city, this place, head of the Brazilian government, is a unique one. Definitely Brasilia remains today as one of the most interesting places in the world, apart from any other.

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Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany, 3D Model

The museum building was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and opened in 1968.

The "temple of light and glass" is the home of 20th century European painting and sculpture ranging from classic modern art to art of the 1960s.

The collection includes works by Munch, Kirchner, Picasso, Klee, Feininger, Dix and Kokoschka.
The building has almost 5,000 square metres of exhibition space and about 800 metres of wall space, a surprisingly large capacity concealed beneath the famous steel and glass construction.

The spacious glass hall at ground level and sections of the lower-ground floor are used for special exhibitions attracting 100,000 visitors each year.
For those who enjoy sculptures there are a number of works immediately surrounding the gallery as well as in the western sculpture garden.

Visitors gain access to the garden on request. Here, a variety of important works ranging from figurative to abstract representation can be viewed in particularly pleasant and relaxed surroundings.

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Mod'ing by team at pivnice.