03 November 2004

Easy Street? Originally uploaded by rwild.

This is one of the places I need to draw a map to ("Easy Street", as well as Treasure Island, Happiness, SanJose, and a few other "where is...?" popular destinations.

New approaches to design / build: SHoP begins its projects in the virtual realm, using Rhino - a more modest 3-D program developed for Hollywood that sells for less than $900 a seat - to rapidly make 20, 40, even 60 iterations of a building. Then the architects judge each version against the requirements - light, room size, zoning issues - for the particular project. From the outset, they aim to do more with less. For one installation, SHoP used fluid dynamics modeling software to create an undulating wooden "beach" from standard 2 x 2 cedar planks. For a museum now in development, the firm is designing a facade whose decorative skin does double duty as a load-bearing structure - a two-for-one approach.... a process which begins with 3-D modeling software and ends with construction workers assembling the laser-cut pieces into their finished form. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.11/gehry.html

"To think. To choose a focus. To see the world however you like, and live to see it so. I mean, what else can you give someone who wants it all?" - The Universe
" Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap ... but by the seeds you plant."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Even if EasyStreet exists, would it be any fun living there? Hmmm.