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Thursday, August 11, 2011
'gulp' by aardman
all images courtesy aardman
'gulp', a short film created by sumo science at aardman, has broken a world record for the 'largest stop-motion animation'. completely shot using a 12-megapixel cellphone camera on a nokia N8, the project was set on 11,000 m2 of sand on south wales' pendine beach. props include a full-scale boat and a rain-jacket clad actor to tell a harrowing episode of a fisherman's time at sea.
the short involved a large team that raked and smoothed out patterns on the sand to create a seascape--and the inside of a whale's belly--when viewed from above. shot from a large crane overhead, the images were then compiled to run at 25 frames per second to create the stop-motion effect.
make sure to check out the making-up film embedded at the bottom of the page.
camera set up
created by french artist elise morin and architect clémence eliard, 'wastelandscape' overtakes the 'halle d'aubervilliers' of paris's centquatre with an undulating landscape composed of 65,000 old CDs, sorted and hand-sewn together into a 500-square meter surface. the piece is on exhibition at the centquatre now through september 10th.
in the artists' words:
'made of petroleum, this reflecting slick of CDs forms a still sea of metallic dunes; the artwork's monumental scale reveals the precious aspect of a small daily object.'
'wastelandscape' is planned for exhibition in multiple locations, transforming each time, before eventually being completely recycled into polycarbonate.
the 500-square meter artificial landscape utilizes 65,000 CDs
view from above
video view of the exhibition and installation process
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
''urban woods' by yoshiaki oyabu architects in osaka, japan
all images courtesy yoshiaki oyabu architects
japanese practice yoshiaki oyabu architects has shared with us images of 'urban woods', a parasitic installation ad renovation project in osaka, japan. situated adjacent to an exceptionally wide and busy road in the city, the design seeks to reintroduce the concept of nature into the urban fabric while raising commercial appeal to the tenant building.
conceived as a small forest, the design consists of a grid-like system of lumber pieces that loosely wrap around the building's volume. the natural elements of the installation purposely contrasts itself from the mainly industrial site, creating irregular forms on the otherwise rectangular volume. integrated with the exterior expression of the building, the wood structure lends a distinct identity to the design.
the 'forest' elements permeate into the interior space, spreading on the ceiling like a system of roots.
a built-in bench which runs along the side of the layout extends beyond the glazing to form a long outdoor terrace which benefits from a level of privacy behind the wood installation.
as a result, the structure performs as an extra skin to the building, providing additional shading from both sunlight and outside views. as time goes by, the untreated wood structure will age and slowly change its appearance with growing ivy.
interior view at night
view of the street
night street view