Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Big Pile of Ohwws?

Here is what the architects say: “On both, the front and the lake side, this sculptural villa shows very expressive and ornamental facades. Facing Mount Pilatus the white concrete elements are dotted with circular openings that allow glimpses into the two-levelled orangery with ist exotic plants, as well as the lounge, the guest tract and the staircase accessed through one of the openings at the ground floor.” (via Dailytonic)


O House. This house can be a giant perforated steel mesh that they played around with. They love holes and can't get over it so they play more. They love playing. Because they love orgasm. Orgasm starts with O. Hence Ohh in the O House. What's the relevance of what I said. Nothing. Just a big pile of O.

Living Light Sculpture Maps Seoul’s Air Quality

Seoul, South Korea is filled with blinding light-up displays and headache-inducing neon screens. But residents of the city who want to see these displays put to good use need only take a trip to the World Cup Stadium’s Peace Park, which is where this beautiful Living Light sculpture blooms.... (via Inhabitat)


I wonder if the headache-inducing neon screens was intentional. That is soooooo sadistic....i love it....Anyway I remember a girl in the movie "Mean Girls" who discovered her ability to predict weather using her tits. Her tit twits weather. This one is one level more genius. It gives you up to date report of local air quality through this cloud of polluted imagery.

Red Diamond / Chiasmus Partners

Located in the historic DongCheng district of Beijing, the project calls for a conversion of old factory complex into a dance center with a performance hall, a practice hall and a saloon... (via ArchDaily)


The only thing that makes this building exciting is its color.....(I know what you are thinking)... Elegance in understatement.... that elegance is still making me yawn. that door may be historical but still yucky...it is like a mismatched door in Sims. i know i know.. juxta shit....like randy Jackson would always say...It still not working for me. Up close though, there is some detail which compensates for it's vallum like effect.

Gentlemen, start your engines

At the time Engelbert Frauscher was ready to open his first shipyard at the old Danube in Vienna, the United States were already celebrating the heydays of boat racing.
And it was during the winter of 1921-22 that the rules governing the Gold Cup Races were dramatically changed by the American Power Boat Association....


Bond will look suave in this new ride. If rainbow bright has a unicorn, James Bond has a cockcrotch inspired speedboat.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fingering Models

The 9th Japan Fashion Week just ended. Japan is proud to present to the world its most talented hands. Watch the Video!...

film credits:
art director: takahisa nakajima
nail artist: kanako miura
fashion designer: akira noda
illustrator: aki miyajima
photographer: sachie abiko
movie production: robot communications inc.
sound creator: n/a

Sunday, November 1, 2009

D Koolhaas goes Nude

Nope he is not the wrinkly one. We are talking about the nephew who is able to call a Star Architect, his Uncle and use his name with a big Duh...

Years ago, Rem "Dawwwg Koolhaas" was featured in Architectural Record. If I am not mistaken, the headline was "Shoe selling like hotcakes." He was already associated with the famous uncle and was asked why he opted to design shoes rather than pursue his architecture profession. I remember him saying that the fulfillment is faster because a building takes so long to finish. "Look at my uncle, isn't he too old to be called Kool? I had to put the "D" in my name because I am so trendy I watch Sex and the City. He is already competing with Zaha, I want to compete with Manolo." ...fine, he didn't say the last quote.

Architect Rem D Koolhaas has completed the interior of a new flagship store in Amsterdam for his shoe brand. Called United Nude, the brand was founded by Koolhaas with shoe manufacturer Galahad JD Clark. Shoes are displayed inside back-lit recesses in an undulating wall, which continuously changes colour. Others are presented in glass cases on wooden plinths, or positioned along wooden steps. The store opened last week....(excerpts from Dezeen)

The LED wall changes color like a discotheque space would. Men would imagine silhouettes of naked women behind the light (like a James Bond video). Rem D prefers shoes.... hmmm, tendencies.

PRADA NY....esdatchu?
Rem D: it runs in the genes
I love the brand (name and store interior) because it has no insinuation on sex whatsoever.

A reaction to a post in Dezeen

Here’s some text from United Nude:

United Nude Opens a new Amsterdam flagship store

A new milestone for the architectural shoe brand United Nude, a brand founded by architect Rem D Koolhaas and Galahad JD Clark opens a flagship store in Amsterdam on October 22, 2009. Located in the prestigious city center address of Spuistraat 125, United Nude presents their concept, the Wall of Light™.

United Nude is distributed in over 300 points of sale worldwide in over 30 territories. Up next for the brand in early 2010, are flagship stores in Shanghai and New York.

The Store Concept

From injection moulded shoes to high-end carbon fiber heels, United Nude is a brand founded on conceptual design, elegance and innovation.

The characteristics of the brands products and DNA are also evident in the interior design of the flagship store, designed by brand Creative Director and architect Rem D Koolhaas.

The store is a “dark-shop” concept which means the store is completely dark in all areas other than those where the products are showcased and literally highlighted.

The most important and prominent element of the store design is the Wall of Light™, a computer-controlled LED wall which displays the United Nude products as a work of art encapsulated in geometric frames.

At the store opening in his hometown of Amsterdam, Creative Director Rem D Koolhaas reflected on the completion of the store design by saying “This opening is one of the proudest moments of United Nude this far. It completes the representation of the brand..”

Ferrari excitement deflates

This was the rendering of the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, planned to be the largest indoor theme park in the world. It will feature 20 rides and attractions including the world's fastest roller coaster...124 mph...woot woot! It will have a humongous Ferrari logo, 215 feet in diameter, the largest in the world. And the design? Inspired by the classic Ferrari GT's double curve side profile.

I have always been unsure of the Blob movement. Does this even fall under blob?Maybe it does, in the deflated excitement category. The rendering is not far from it's almost completed stage....
A red fabric....a deflated parachute or a limp starfish trying to survive in the desert?
This building resembles an HQ in a Robot Anime series.I want to raise a point since the WORLD, and The Palm at Jumeirah Dubai were built. Why build something so huge, when it is inaccessible to the human experience? I am not referring to Dubai or those oil rich countries as playgrounds of the rich and who can afford. Not even they can appreciate these developments unless they are in a chopper or in space. When you visit this place, it is not the fluid red thingy statement you will experience, but the underbelly of this over sized red tent.

It would have made sense if people can slide on its surface. Like a starfish, those tentacles curve inward so we slide down toward the center where we get eaten.

A reaction to a post in Carformance