30 oct. 2009

Design Against Shoplifting









Here I present some parts of the boards that Marie, Sin Ae, Sean and me make for my first presntation in CSM.

27 oct. 2009

Race and Intelligence: Science´s Last Taboo


In 2007, Nobel Prize winning US scientist James Watson was quoted referring to research suggesting that black people were less intelligent than other races. His comments caused a storm of controversy, Watson was condemned.

Although he apologised for the offence he caused, his public engagements were cancelled and he left his British speaking tour in disgrace.

Meanwhile, right wing websites hailed him as the new Galileo - a martyr to political correctness that was concealing the fact that there is indeed evidence that shows different races score differently in IQ tests. But are the tests biased? Is race really a scientific category at all?

In this documentary, part of the season Race: Science's Last Taboo, Rageh Omaar sets out to find out the truth, meeting scientists who believe the research supports the view that races can be differentiated as well as those who vehemently oppose this view. By daring to ask the difficult questions, Omaar is able to explode the myths about race and IQ and reveal what he thinks are important lessons for society.


"I want them aspiring to be scientists and engineers, doctors and teachers, not just ballers and rappers," Obama said. "I want them aspiring to be a Supreme Court justice. I want them aspiring to be president of the United States."

See the complete Episode HERE

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Anatomics


Square Things


Nonsensical Infographics


Historical Fragments

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26 oct. 2009

Happy Pills by Estudio MM






Thinking abput a project for CSM I ended googling in this great idea by the Estudio M

Nuevo Caixa Forum Sevilla



Hace unos meses estuve trabajando en el estudio Cruz y Ortiz arquitectos y entre los proyectos en los que colaboré fué en el consurso del Caixa Forum Sevilla... fue una gran experencia, de noches delante del ordenador y pizzas para cenar, en el que los Monchis pusieron mucho incapié e interés porque todo saliera bien y que gracias al manegement de
Javier Monge estuvimos hasta el último momento modificando el proyecto para que quedara perfecto.



CyO planteaba 3 puntos desde los que acceder desde el espacio de los pórticos al hall y un núcleo de comunicaciones desde el edificio de Carlos III que daba acceso al personal. Eran también dos escaleras mecánicas, ascensor panorámico y una escalera que nos trajo de cabeza a todos hasta la última noche. Era de 3 tramos, de planta ovalada y en sección mimetizaba el gesto de las arcadas de las naves... un resultado precioso que me hubiera encantado ver realizado.


Pero no pudo ser y Guillermo se llevó el gato al agua. ahora en la distancia y vuendo la propuesta ganadora se ven aún mas claro los posibles errores del proyecto de CyO.

La propuesta dejaba también la planta baja diáfana y las naves se remataban con una nueva construcción que en sección perfilaba las formas características de los arquitectos sevillanos. Esta sección de sucesión de naves seguía con la colocación del salón de actos con una altura y proporción desmesuradas daba a la trasera de viviendas en la calle Tomás de Ibarra. Además perdiendose en todo momento la posibilidad de crear espacios abiertos en cubierta a modo de mirador.

Lo que si era acertado era la idea de llevar al visitante a través de las 3 grandes puertas de la calle Temprado por las naves de las Atarazanas hasta ek hall principal situado a una cota +9. La mirada se focalizaba a través de una cubierta que como en Santa Justa se abre como un gesto hacia el piso superior. el encuentro con las cubiertas de las galerías de exposiciones y el salón de actos se realizaba a través de un lucernario que iluminaría este espacio distrubuidor.

Este encuentro de cubiertas en dos direcciones muy bien resuelto formalemente en la representación tridimensional cantaba un poco. GVC ha savido ocultar este armatoste que supone cubrir las atarazanas con una maqueta de metraquilato y unos renders suavizados que desdibujan el espacio.

Lo que posiblemente suceda al final con la decisión de dejar las naves abiertas al público es que se cierren. En CyO se planteaba una pseudo apertura de este frente con una carpinteía móvil pero no se hacía la main entrance por aquí. Esto si que me parece un acierto de GVC porque la lectura de los pórticos, la concatenación de los espacios, dejar que este ritmo se aprecie desde la calle es una apuesta segura por darle la iconografía y la imagen necesaria a este tipo de edificos museo.




Objetivamente bien emrecido tiene el premio no sólo por la decisión de aterrazar las cubiertas sino también por llevar el salón de actos y todo el espacio anexo de almacén, etc junto al edificio de Carlos III.



Una pena haberme perdido la presentación del proyecto y poder haber estudiado la distribución de las salas y el programa en planata alta.

25 oct. 2009

We need a resolution



(Timberland)
Im tired of arguin' girl
Im tired, Im tired, Im tired
Im tired of arguin' girl
Im tired, Im tired, Im tired
Im tired of arguin' girl
Freaky, freaky, freaky, freaky baby girl

(Aaliyah)
Verse 1:

Did ya sleep on the wrong side?
Im catching a bad vibe
And if contagious
Whats the latest?
Speak your heart
Dont bite your tounge
Dont get it twisted(yeah-ye-yeah-ye-yeah)
Dont miss-use
Whats your problem?
Lets resolve
We can solve
Whats the causes?
Its official
You got issues
I got issues
But I know I miss you(ohhh)

Chorus:

Am I suposed to change?
Are you supposed to change?(yeah)
Who should be heard?
Who should be blamed?

Am I supposed to change?
Are you supposed to change?
Who should be hurt?
Who sould be shamed?(mmh)

Am I supposed to change?
Are you supposed to change?
Who should be heard?
Will we remain oh I?

We need a resolution
We need a resolution
We need a resolution
We have so much confusion

Verse 2:

I wanna know...
Where were you last night?
I fell asleep on the couch
I thought we were going out
I wanna know...
Were your fingers broke?
If you had let me know
I wouldnt'a put on my clothes
I wanna know...
Where did you go instead?
It was four in the morning
When you crept back in bed
I wanna know...
What was in your head?
Or what was in my head
Am I supposed to change?

Chorus:

Am I supposed to change?
Are you supposed to change?
(Oooh) Who should be heard?
Who should be blamed?

Am I supposed to change?
Are you supposed to change?
Who should be hurt?
Who should be ashamed?

Am I supposed to change?
Are you supposed to change?
(Oooh) Who should be heard n'
Will we remain?

We need a resolution
We need a resolution
We need a resolution
We have so much confusion (So much confusion)

Chorus:

Am I supposed to change?
Are you supposed to change?
Who should be heard and
Who should be blamed?(yeah)

Am I supposed to change?
Are you supposed to change?
Who should be hurt,
Who should be ashamed?(yeah-yee)

Am I supposed to change?
Are you supposed to change?
Who should be heard?
Will we remain? (Yeaaahh oh I)

We need a resolution
We need a resolution
We need a resolution
We have so much confusion

Verse 3:

Baby let me know(let me know)
You'll let me know (I will)
You'll let me know(let me know)
You'll let me know (I will)
You'll let me know(let me know)
You'll let me know (I will)
You'll let me know(you'll let me know)
You'll let me know(you'll let me know)

Timberland:

Girl holla_____
You gimmie bits and pieces
You try to blame me when I dont even
know the reason
I think its just the season
Maybe the month
Maybe the feeling
Now tell me whats the reason
Snoop video
Looks are decievin'
So cut the cryin'
Cut the coughin'
Cut the weezin' girl
Quit the blamin'
Cut the namin'
Cut the sneakin' girl
I think you need some prayer
Better call a deacon girl
So getcha act right
Or else we wont be speakin' girl
So whats it gonna be?
Freaky freaky me and you?
Or is it gonna be
Who blames who?
Im tired'a these things
Im tired'a these scars
I think im gonna get me a drink
I'll call you tomorra oh

Industrial Design from the A to the Z >>> Gg


Konstantin Grcic // KGID

I did not know him two or three months ago but his work is so published that I have ssen it many times with admiration. These chapes, colours... the use of the matirial in a contemporary language that give us a new lecture in the Industrial Design... As U know I am new in this subject of ID but I think that KGID is like OMA for the achitecture.

chair one

After gaining experience as a cabinet-maker and restorer at Pernham College in England, from 1988 to 1990 he studied design at the Royal College of Art in London, a city where e stayed for several months to collaborate with Jasper Morrison.

Founded Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID) in 1991. KGID specialises in various fields of design ranging from industrial products to exhibition design. Grcic’s products have received prestigious international design awards and form part of the permanent collections of institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Centre Pompidou, Paris.


bambu chair


‘What interests me about industrial design is how these things are made, in what material, and how this has affected their language and their quality, ’explains Grcic. ‘Some objects are very technically-driven; the function really determines the object. Other objects have much more of a signature or an authorship; you see the handwriting of the designer who made it and that’s what makes it so special.’




mito chair

lunar chandelier

Pallas table

silla de di

and last but not least my favourite: MIURA



In 2007 he was named Designer of the Year by ‘Arckitectur & Whonen’ in Cologne, and Designer of the Year at the ‘Maison & Objet’ fair in Paris. In addition to the numerous industrial projects he is currently working on, Grcic has been asked by architects Herzog & de Meuron to design the furnishings for the new Parrish Art Museum in Long Island (USA).

The Serpentine Gallery is developing its commitment to design by inviting influential German product designer Konstantin Grcic to curate Design Real, a groundbreaking presentation of contemporary design. (DESIGN FOR REAL 26 Nov 2009 - 7 Feb 2010)


Ignacio Lozano Art Work








It is always once in a while check out what has BSB has done new in his emergent and succesful carrer as a photographer and artist in New York City
.

All the photos are from his personal web and blog:
www.ignacio-lozano.net

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