Saturday, January 30, 2010

Architecture in HD-Hyper-Reality

Recently a friend of mine forwarded me this link a short film by artist Alex Roman. His profile describes the film to be "A full-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal."
The film covers atmospheric shots with calculated lighting parameters to a level where it is designed to perfection. Never ever will we have opportunity to see these architectural projects at a moment in time when light, season, weather and the world that surrounds it is in such precise harmony that we see the project not as a painting, sketch or a photograph but a completely new form of abstraction that is absolutely hyper real. Some screen shots from the film below.

It takes a while for the video to load, but its worth the wait.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Oil painting

My first oil paint attempt on canvas. I learned how to paint air, clouds, tree, giraffe and squid. Oil painting allows the luxury to maintain the never drying canvas in a constant state of change, which I relished. The medium gives one enough space to wage internal battles between objectivity and subjectivity, the squid and the giraffe that come face to face over industrial Berlin.

This painting changed only on sunny days. Now it is taking a break and drying some place else only to re-continue changing after I meet it again...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Europan 10

Me and Nora had participated in Europan 10 competition few months back.The results were on the 18th of Jan.

(a low res composite of all the 3 A0 panels submitted for the competition)
Our site was located in Spain, at Elda a small town known for its shoe making industry. You can find the design brief here. We didn't win the competition, most of the winners for Spanish sites were Jose, Javier, Alejandro, Diego and Carlos who were local and seemed to have more familiarity with the site.
(3d view through the design intervention, site and the existing hill that was to be developed as a open space for the surrounding neighbourhoods)

(housing with productive landscape and other collective resources)
But inspite of an un-win, it was good fun!
and I hope we win something soon in the next few competitions that we are presently participating...