Search results for "gensler"
Synthesis Design + Architecture translates data into an expressive, CNC-milled wall for IBM Watson
Los Angeles–based Synthesis Design + Architecture (SDA) recently completed work on a 1,100-square-foot sheath for the IBM Watson Experience Center immersion room in San Francisco. The interpretive wrapper—fabricated by Arktura in Los Angeles and executed in conjunction with an overall interior design by Gensler’s San Francisco office—is designed to express data visualizations generated by IBM Watson’s computing powers while also concealing the 350-square-foot sales space from view.
For the project, the design team interpreted and translated data maps depicting the volume of digital sales on mobile devices between 2013 and 2015 in order to derive an expressive moiré-patterned cocoon made out of dual-layered, curvilinear CNC-milled aluminum plates. The plates, backed by bright white lights, can be read by Watson Center docents in order to express a so-called “data narrative” in which Big Data—data sets so complex or vast that conventional data processing can’t process them—plays the titular role charting the growing influence of mobile-based sales.
Describing the project, Alvin Huang, principal at SDA, said, “The kinetic moiré effect that is produced as visitors move around the immersion room breathes some life into the static pattern, which speaks to the fact that data is live and constantly changing—even though the installation itself is static.” IBM Watson Experience Center 505 Howard Street San Francisco Tel: (800) 426-4968 Architects: Synthesis Design + Architecture; Gensler
Towering Above The Rest
Booming Seattle dominates nationwide crane count
Bjarke goes west and other updates from the architects of Instagram
Olson Kundig sent this update from Dornbirn, Áustria, where one of its employees is participating in a two-week Earthwork Building Workshop. The course is part of the firm's traveling fellowship program.
David Adjaye was in Port of Spain, Trinidad and admiring the Hasely Crawford stadium, which was completed in 1982.
inside the former chapel where Earthwork students will refinish the interior, Thomas Künzi is the tadlakt instructor, discussing the finer points of working with the material — the team worked together to apply multiple layers of this Moroccan lime plaster technique, in alternating stages to coat, protect, and repair the finish over the course of the process • (photos and reportage by @jarrihasnain, from his #ok_fellowship at Earthwork in Dornbirn, Austria)
Bjarke Ingels found his way to the set of HBO's Westworld—we think it's the Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, California—and that didn't stop him from enjoying other uniquely West Coast diversions, like this high tech–styled dune buggy.
Spanish architect Andrés Jaque re-grammed this glorious drawing from his Advanced Design Studio at Columbia's GSAPP.
And while we're on student work, Michael Speaks, dean of Syracuse University's School of Architecture, was proud to show oodles of models and drawings produced by high school students during Syracuse's summer architecture program.
Amazing project by Yu In Zheng and Royi, for a Post-Extractive Atlantic life, at my Advanced Design Studio at @columbiagsapp !!!!! Huge thanks to all students, to TA Rui Guan and jurors Carlos Brillembourg, Diana Cristóbal, @mimi_hoang , @mariana.ik , @sabinevalenga and Enrique Walter for an amazing discussion !!!!!! #architecture #archiporn @superarchitects #deviceorientedarchitecture #Transmaterial #OfficeForPoliticalInnovation
The Art Institute of Chicago's Zoë Ryan teased the upcoming exhibit Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute, with exhibition design by Julia di Castri, visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Last but not least, WORKac Co-founder Dan Wood posted this preview of his firm's contribution to the upcoming Chicago Architecture Biennial.