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Monday, September 22, 2014

Digital Wabi Sabi...

Above and Below: The Plinth Vase...

 There's something tactile, seductive, almost endearing about some of the process-based 'failures' or mistakes that occasionally occur in something fabricated through digital means. Such faux-pas are seldom acknowledged, or are quickly brushed under the carpet, in most discussions relating to things made through either subtractive, additive, or even formative methods of CAD based making. The CAD-CAM (Buildware) methods are, after all, supposed to bring forth a new dawn of projects and work that allow and provide means for artists, architects and designers to retain control of their work from conception to conclusion, and do so through an optimized process in which logistical faults, omissions and inaccuracies are minimized, if not removed. For most of us who use such means daily, however, the 'misprints' are the norm rather than the exception. 

The included designs provide a case for celebrating such aforementioned deviations. They demonstrate that there is an inherent craft component in CAD-CAM based fabrication processes (an allowance for a subjective interpretation) that, in their own right, routinely catalyze (form based, textural, various sensorial) outcomes affecting and resulting in more dynamic and multi-faceted designs. 
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Above and Below: Two renditions of the 'Nouveau' Vase...





Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Design Details No. 27 - Concrete & Grass Ground Tiles, Helsinki...

Photo taken in the Fall, of a grass/ tiling covered parking lot outside a museum... 

The above chosen patch isn't perhaps the strongest representative of this type of hybridized ground tiling (the season, early Spring, might also have been wrong) but in general the fusion of a robust ground plane with a perceptually contrasting grass presents a pleasant and perceptually syncretic whole…

The more spontaneous rendition of the above is also quite nice - raw, but nice...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Change of Addresses

As we rename the blog to match our company name, we have moved from our previous BlogSpot address smarchitecture.com. Be sure to keep visiting us right here to view posts, old and new.


 
 
Furthermore, the blog formerly known as Kuwait School is now renamed A I MOXIE. To keep viewing our incidental design musings and intrigues visit the new address aimoxie.blogspot.com.

Design Details No. 26 - From the Permanent Collection at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam...


A few detail shots from the permanent collection at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam...