1. othergeeks:

    “Steel Wire Rope Cross-Sections,” image courtesy of Lam Hong, a Singapore-based wire rope manufacturer.

    Now, when I found this I strongly doubted about whereas to post this or not. After all, it’s no more than a spec sheet of the various products made by a company. And it’s obviously not intended as art, neither was it made with any aesthetic purpose in mind.

    It is, however, the accidental beauty of those steel rope cross-sections that captivates me. Strongly reminiscent of flower petal arrangements, snowflakes and crystal lattice structures this figure seems to posses a inherent link to natural order; which is an extreme contrast with steel manufacturing.

    (via hexagonalawarenessproject)

     
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  4. weandthecolor:

    Architecture Photography Inspiration

    Geisel Library at UCSD Campus in La Jolla photographed by Marcus Avedis.

     
  5. aan1:

    Alexander Tiles @ Giles Miller

     
  6. Hollow Concrete Chambered Cubes Texture

    via thetestvein:

    (via bensasi)

     
  7. Work by Ignacio Fretes

    Check out more of his work - http://www.behance.net/ignaciofretes

     
  8. Various Architects’ project “Yorkshire Diamond” was a finalist in the open international competition for a mobile pavilion for Yorkshire Forward. The Yorkshire Diamond Pavilion is a unique and iconic venue that is designed to represent Yorkshire Forward at events around Yorkshire and Humber or further abroad.

    The project is an attraction in itself with a striking exterior in the form of inflatable tubes arranged in the atomic structure of diamonds. The 20 x 26 x 10 meter diamond grid volume is mined out to form a cavernous interior space reminiscent of the coal mines of Yorkshire. Light and air shafts pierce the structure providing natural light and ventilation. At night the translucent shafts and outer skin radiate light in all colors and directions like a diamond twinkling in the sunlight.

    A focus on flexibility gives the pavilion multiple configurations which allow it to be used for everything from small gatherings to large conferences or public presentations. The voluminous internal space will surprise and delight when installed in close quartered public squares. The pavilion can also be turned ‘inside out’ to open up a large covered area to open outdoor spaces to create the ultimate mobile venue for concerts or big-screen events.

    Innovative sustainable features that can generate energy during transport and while installed, together with lightweight recyclable materials will demonstrate Yorkshire Forward’s commitment to the environment wherever the pavilion is situated. Creative new uses of existing proven technologies make this pavilion design possible to produce and operate for a reasonable price.

     
    • AIA Cardboard Seat
      Winner of AIA Cardboard Seat Competition 2010
    • Competition Brief : Design a chair with recycled cardboard that can support the weight of an adult.
      Role: The idea was to explore the load bearing characteristics of packaged cardboard and build a design that had the structural integrity to support the weight of an adult. Study of origami folding methods and three dimensional truss systems led to the development of the pyramidical structure which was iteratively prototyped
      to create the optimal design for the seat.
      Process: Analysis of design brief, research into cardboard packaging, ideation sketches, prototyping in cardboard, SolidWorks model of Seat, Full scale prototype in double layered corrugated cardboard.
      Deliverable: Full Scale Cardboard Seat Prototype
      Duration: 2 Weeks
      Acknowledgements: Chris Neoh and Indu Thumsi
     
  9. Hexagons are proving to be more popular than I thought.

    • Jakobsen & Hvam Honey
      Identity, stationary & website
    • We created a traditional yet colorful, modern pitch, drawing inspiration from the hexagonal cells in beehives. Our design showcased the colors of nature’s own elements, with due deference to the bees and the commercial product.

      Made in collaboration with Mads Svindt.
     
  10. Still doing research for my Heaxgon designed site. I think this is a little bit off track but still nice amazing work by Leonid Lubochkin.

    Check out more of the work here - http://www.behance.net/ionfoto