Author: Design Guru

how gensler is using microsoft hololens and mixed reality to develop its projects

with projects ranging from the 2,073 foot tall shanghai tower in china to the first 3D-printed office in dubai, gensler is not only the world’s largest design and architecture firm, but also perhaps one of the most diverse. last year, designboom spoke with visualization artist scott dewoody who explained how he and his team were using virtual reality and NVIDIA technology to design its latest projects. now, we take a look at how gensler is using microsoft’s hololens headset to take its designs to another dimension — literally. the design team is able to virtually experience and inhabit holographic designsimage courtesy...

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azuma makoto sculpts a spiral of 10,000 flowers that slowly decays back into the earth

in an open field in saitama — a popular city near tokyo — japanese artist azuma makoto has made his mark on the natural landscape. ‘back to the earth’ continues the creative’s ongoing research and experimentation in the ephemerality of botanical life. previously, makoto represented the stages of decomposition by creating a ‘box’ of flowers and leaves. the vegetation gradually morphed from a lush and vibrant shape filled with small red roses and pastel purple florets to a flattened, dull object that secreted brown fluid on the ground surrounding it.   this time, the artist demonstrates growth and decay...

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amarist studio converts the shape of projectiles into sculptural lighting set

spanish designers from the amarist studio explore the inner beauty in the shape and design of a mortar shell with the intention to redefine its meaning and purpose. titled ‘fuego amigo’ – friendly fire – the artwork transforms the object into a peaceful set of sculptural lights.  reproduction into detail of a 80mm mortar grenade shell in alabaster stone and brass     throughout the process, amarist accurately reproduced the 80 mm mortar shell grenade –one of the most commonly used projectiles of the last century. the sculpture is made in alabaster stone and 24-karat gold plated brass, with LED interior...

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farming architecture offers new alternative to monotonous living spaces in korea

‘poly house’ was built for a couple with elementary school-age children in the kyunggi province of south korea. like all families today, they spend a considerable amount of their time away from home, at school or at work. nonetheless, their living space forms a stage where everyday life patterns are repeated, and this everyday life is an inseparable, organic whole. when designing a residence, sharing time and space and respecting privacy are contradictory yet essential rules.  main entrance of the ‘poly house’     korean based farming architecture proposes an answer to the issue of how a fixed architectural structure...

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