Who Wants These Glass Walls That Slide Around Corners to Disappear From View? ME!!!

Window and door manufacturer Vitrocsa seems to have literally turned a corner (heh-heh-heh) with the concept of vanishing glass walls with its “Turnable” system. As demonstrated in the video above, the “Turnable” system turns the concept of your ordinary sliding door on its head by enabling the panels to actually TURN CORNERS. In other words, the glass panels can be hidden within the nearest solid wall. Vitrocsa’s website explains that the system was “developed to optimize space by completely removing panels from view,” as each panel can slide independently of each other and when moved out of the way can be completely hidden either along or pocketed within a side wall. These panels can freely slide around any number of corners allowing a design opportunity in creating opportunities of optimum exterior views. Continue reading “Who Wants These Glass Walls That Slide Around Corners to Disappear From View? ME!!!”

Awesomely Hilarious (but Fake) Architecture Selfies

IM Pei at the Louvre in 1981

Dear God, I love ArchDaily. Especially when it comes to cute April Fools gags (not jokes, but still funny)…

The architecture website recently published a post that stated that “in response to the recent popularity of ‘selfies’ in social media” that the so-called Society of Architecture Photography (SAP; get it?) searched all through their archives to find and release some rare images “architecture selfies.” The collection of photographs consist of images taken by architects themselves in front of their works. ArchDaily’s Vanessa Quirk reported that SAP’s Director, Chantelle Archambault, told stated that:

“We weren’t sure if we would find any at all, but we were pleasantly surprised to find seven – even one of Le Corbusier at Chandigarh in 1961. I suppose it’s only natural – architects consider travel an integral part of their creative process, and a pilgrimage to a built work is one of the most rewarding experiences an architect can claim.”

If you want to check out this awesome gallery of the newly released “architecture selfies” – including photographs of Mies van der Rohe, Zaha Hadid, Philip Johnson and more – check them out after the break! Continue reading “Awesomely Hilarious (but Fake) Architecture Selfies”