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Eye Candy: Let’s Restart


Artist Filippo Minelli hits the West Bank barrier – via.

Posted: December 19th, 2007
at 8:31am by orangemenace

Categories: graffiti,eye candy

Comments: 1 comment

Syd Mead: Visions of the Future


[Image: Syd Mead, Superhighways, Approach to the City]

“If you’ve ever looked down on a major [highway] interchange you couldn’t have helped but admire the very definite swings and tensions of the road curvatures, interlocking lanes and off-ramps, all based on precise control of the kinetic energy flowing over them.” [via]


Syd Mead may not be a name that you all immediately recognize, but I can say with certainty that you’re familiar with his work. An ‘industrial designer’, Mead worked for Ford in the early 60’s in the Advanced Styling Center – going on to found his own company in 1970, Syd Mead Inc. He then goes on to work on some of the biggest sci-fi / futuristic movies to come out during the past 30 years, including the first Star Trek movie, Blade Runner [the man responsible for those city backgrounds that you all know about], Tron, 2010, Aliens, Short Circuit, and Mission to Mars. During the 90’s he branched into art design for video games, and even worked on designs for the Gundam animes. He’s [among others] basically been subtly shaping our expectations of the future for 3 decades.



For more on Mead – head on over to his homepage, or pick up one of his books.

For more architecture of the future as seen in the movies, check this out.

Posted: December 12th, 2007
at 5:00am by orangemenace

Categories: architecture,featured ninjas,eye candy

Comments: 1 comment

Eye Candy: The City Shrinker


[Image: Reserved]

So be honest, my ninjas – how many of you had to take a second look to be sure that this wasn’t a photograph of a model? Pretty siiick, right? Welcome to the world of Ben Thomas, AKA the City Shrinker – a photographer who’s goal is to force you to question the way you perceive your surroundings.

My aim is to give that feeling of newness with each shot I take. My method is to take what was once large and shrink it down to model size. To take the familiar and get you thinking even if for a second “wait a minute, is that…”

Head on over to the City Shrinker‘s website for more of his images – or drop him an email to pick up a limited edition signed print [or just to let him know he’s ill].


[Image: River Constructed]

::Images and info courtesy of The City Shrinker‘s website::

Posted: December 5th, 2007
at 5:00am by orangemenace

Categories: architecture,my ninja, please,photographie,eye candy

Comments: 9 comments

Eye Candy: Alexandre Farto


This week’s eye candy comes to you from Alexandre Farto, AKA Vhils, an artist that I unfortunately know nothing about – other than he’s ill. I don’t know the names of the individual works shown, but all are part of his Building3Steps project, and the images below are all photos of one installation [a photo of each side of the installation space, and a detail]. In particular I’m really feelin’ the whole ‘the city has roots’ thing, and the color contrast between above/below ground. Pretty siiick. Check out his website for more.



::all images from Alexandre Farto’s website::

Posted: November 28th, 2007
at 7:00am by orangemenace

Categories: architecture,installation,graffiti,eye candy

Comments: 2 comments

Eye Candy: Zoarchitect on MySpace


Our ninja Peter AKA Zoarchitect has hit us up to let us know he has new work up on his MySpace page [in addition to the work we featured a few months back from his website] – so go check him out.

::Thanks to Peter for staying in touch and sending us the link::

Posted: November 21st, 2007
at 9:00am by orangemenace

Categories: architecture,featured ninjas,eye candy

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Eye Candy : The Morning After Part 4


[Image : The Morning After Part 4 by Nick Walker]

::via The Wooster Collective::

Posted: November 14th, 2007
at 11:07am by orangemenace

Categories: eye candy

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While our Wednesday posts tend to be a little lax [read: lazy – just throwing up an image ain’t that hard], this week’s architecte de la semaine [ADLS] LTL Architects has some visual gems worth dropping. In particular I like the top image – but I’m pretty sure they were intended as a sequence.

What is it you ask? Pure speculative ridiculousness [making it perfect for MNP] : Mies-on-a-Beam [first published in Pamphlet Architecture 21: Situation Normal]. Here’s the firm’s brief description, as found in their book Opportunistic Architecture:

What if the cleaning system for the windows of the Seagram building was considered a landscape supplement, returning function to the two anomalous, nonfunctional aspects of the building: the I-beams and the tree plaza? How can one do more with less-is-more?

For a more in-depth discussion, head on over to archidose where our ninja John aparently posted on this last spring.
Other posts on LTL Architects here on architecture.MNP:

ADLS 05.11.2007 : LTL Architects

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards

Eye Candy : LTL’s Architectural Illustrations

Posted: November 7th, 2007
at 9:21pm by orangemenace

Categories: architecture,my ninja, please,featured ninjas,architecte de la semaine,eye candy

Comments: 4 comments

Eye Candy : ‘Wind Dam’


Chetwood Associates, a firm out of London [with offices in Leeds and Birmingham] is proposing a £2.5 million “wind dam”, over a lake in Russia.

The dam, which would be located over a gorge at Lake Lagoda in north-west Russia, includes a cup-shaped spinnaker sail, believed to be the first of its kind, which will generate renewable energy by funnelling the wind through an attached turbine.

…it is also highly effective at capturing the wind because it replicates the work of a dam and doesn’t let the wind escape in the way it does using traditional propellers.

My ninjas, please.

::via bdonline, The Architectss Website::

Posted: November 7th, 2007
at 3:44pm by orangemenace

Categories: architecture,my ninja, please,green arch,tech,eye candy

Comments: 3 comments

Eye Candy : Light Graffiti


[Image: By and via Energie in Motion]

So I’m only posting this image as this week’s Eye Candy because I saw this light graffiti post over at BLDGBLOG. I came across some of this work [the above image in particular] a week or so ago while perusing the ‘net looking for content and slept – but Geoff holds it down in his veteran ninja way, so go check it out.

Posted: October 31st, 2007
at 6:00am by orangemenace

Categories: architecture,graffiti,eye candy

Comments: 1 comment

Eye Candy : LTL’s Architectural Illustrations



This week’s installment of our Eye Candy feature showcases the illustrations of LTL Architect’s. I’m not going to say much about the firm, as they’re going to be featured as Architecte de la Semaine and will be discussed in depth then. So for now, enjoy these images – and head on over to LTL’s ‘speculations page to view some conceptual/competition work the firm has done, all of which is pretty nastily illustrated.


[image : PARK TOWER]



Posted: October 24th, 2007
at 7:00am by orangemenace

Categories: architecture,featured ninjas,eye candy

Comments: 6 comments