Almost a month ago, I published a story on a series of comic strips about “The 10 Types of Architecture Students.” I mostly shared this because I, personally, have met fellow students that fit within those characterizations in my undergrad and graduate studies. The truth is, I’ve been waiting for a similar take on the various types of professors that I had in my years as a student, and thankfully the Leewardists are back with “The 10 Types of Architecture Professors,” and boy, it’s a doozy. For more about that comic series follow them on Facebook, Instagram or visit their website. Continue reading The 10 Types of Architecture Professors (presented by Leewardists.com)
From the 4 years I’ve spent in undergrad at Texas A&M and the extra 2 years in the Master’s program at UT-San Antonio, I can definitely say that we Architecture majors have a lot in common. As part of the lifestyle, we all have the same long-term relationship with coffee (going on 14 years strong), share the urge to cardboard shards and boxes to make models, and our university studio facility became our ‘home away from home’. Along with that, you get to know your fellow students (as you do in ANY other school), but in the world of architecture majors, our studio culture tends to hosts micro-societies of different personalities (after the break). The Leewardists are rewriting the contemporary history of our civilization through the voice of this elusive being, The Architect. For more about that comic series follow them on Facebook, Instagram or visit their website. Continue reading The 10 Types of Architecture Students (presented by Leewardists.com)
In a recent episode of Section D, Monocle 24 visit a new exhibition at London’s Serpentine Galleries showcasing the paintings of the late architect Zaha Hadid, who I profiled in a past episode of Doc’D. This episode provides an audio tour of the exhibit with additional commentary from the curator of the show. The art show was initially an idea between the gallery and Hadid, as the gallery aimed to present her as “an artist with drawing at the very heart of her work,” which included a variety of Hadid’s calligraphy drawings, rarely-seen private notebooks that contain sketches that show “her complex thoughts about architectural forms and their relationships.”
Wow, it sure has been a while since the last post about LEGO here on The PractitioNERD, huh? Well congratulations, as we bring attention to LEGO builder Tim Schwalfenberg, who has outdone himself by building a The Last Of Us diorama that comprised of the outdoors and indoors of an entire city block. According to Schwalfenberg, over 20,000 bricks were used for the project, and it took him over 100 hours to assemble everything. Enjoy more of this creation after the break! Continue reading Here’s ‘The Last Of Us’ Remade as a Giant LEGO Build…
There exist many photo editing programs, both online-based and offline-based. In a sea of options, I wanted to see what made PearlMountain Technology Company’s FotoJet a practical online photo editing program. It must be said that it certainly helps to have had some experience with other photo editing products before jumping into any program of that type. Fortunately for newcomers, that won’t apply for FotoJet, as it lets you edit photos, create collages, make photo cards, posters and practically anything else with the greatest of ease, which — in my mind — makes it one of the best free online photo editors/collage maker available today. Continue reading FotoJet, an AWESOMELY Simple (& Free) Web-Based Photo Editing Suite
So yeah, the Netflix original series Stranger Things is, in fact, VERY AWESOME; especially for adults like myself who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s. So until a second season the made and released, we can enjoy the next best thing in this new fandom: floor plan and section drawings of two of the show’s main settings from architect Boryana Ilieva. Known for creating studies of space and light in cinematic architecture, Ilieva produces these lovely interpretation of the primary homesteads from the acclaimed series. Also, I’m going to attempt to talk about these drawings without spoiling anything, so wish me luck! Continue reading The Homes from ‘Stranger Things’ Rendered in Beautiful Plans and Sections
Lionsgate and Saban Films have released a slew of new character posters for next year’s Power Rangers film, showing each of the Rangers posing with their corresponding Zord, which they use as gigantic assault vehicles to pilot in battle. The MegaZord, also from the original series, combined the assault vehicles into a humanoid body (a’la Voltron) to create the ultimate fighting robot. Also, I think it’s fair to say that the Blue and Yellow Rangers have the best posters, but all five are pretty great. Power Rangers, also starring Elizabeth Banks as the evil Rita Repulsa and Bryan Cranston as Zordon, teleports into theaters March 24, 2017 (one week before Ghost in the Shell).
At this year’s Game Developers Conference, Polygon asked WayForward designer and artist James Montagna to try building a level in Super Mario Maker. Montagna is a long time WayForward employee who contributed design work to over a dozen of the company’s games, such as Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, A Boy and His Blob, and much more. Continue reading Watch ‘Shantae’ designer James Montagna build a level in ‘Super Mario Maker’
Have you ever wonder what would happen if some of our favorite buildings became cartoons and were able to stand up and walk around? Designer and illustrator Michael William Lester has taken 20 architectural landmarks from around the world (from the Coltejer building to Wembley Stadium and One Central Park) and brought them to life in a series of animated GIFs. Plus, they’re so ADORABLE! Continue reading The Adorable Animated GIFs That Brings Landmark Buildings to Life
Here in the good ‘ol US-of-A (or ANYWHERE that’s NOT Japan), it’s pretty difficult for pinball machines to compete with the advanced visuals of computer and home gaming consoles. It’s probably safe to say that VR isn’t helping things either, but what MIGHT help is the addition of an interactive element that would let players design their own tables. Enter artists Jérémie Cortial and Roman Miletitch, who’ve found an interesting method to make pinball great (and relevant) again. Continue reading Live Your Dream of Designing Pinball Tables with this Drawable Pinball Machine!