Friday, November 26, 2010

Sexy Architecture

Recently while occupying a space that had a TV that I was not paying attention to, I was instantly transfixed by the image of something very sexy.  Out side of the scantily clad super models, the newest Victoria's Secret Commercial, is just one more example why Architecture is THE sexiest profession.


Filmed in the Santiago Calatrava's Quadracci Pavilion, in Milwaukee, the advert features all of our favorite VS models "experiencing" the space while enjoying a Miesien Daybed, a Philippe Starck Ghost Chair, and Eero Saarinen's 1948 Womb chair.


Though not a huge Calatrava fan, having being in the space I can not deny it's wonderful experience.  In fact, I believe that the only thing that could make it better is if it was alway occupied by Victoria's Secret Models.





Thursday, November 18, 2010

Alex Roman at it again AKA The Best CGI You Have Ever Seen

I had to post this as soon as I saw it.

You may remember a few posts earlier this year about Alex Roman, the unreal CG artist that blew everyone away with the Third and the Seventh. This is a commercial Roman did recently.

If this does not make you feel at least a little bad about your rendering skills or a lot inspired to create something beautiful then you are not watching close enough.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What We're Looking At

First, we apologize for not posting as much as over the summer.  Despite the slow down in posts our readership has consistently grown over the last few months.  So we sorry and Thank You! We hope you like what you are seeing and reading.  There is so much more to come.


Not to give away the goose, I was thinking that I would do post of the blogs and creative resources that I personally follow and I know some of our other contributers follow.  Some image and video aggregaters and others are just plain interesting.  The blog roll on the side of this page is just a small sampling.  So, here we go.


http://www.talkvideotome.com/ (the video blog I contribute to)


http://bldgblog.blogspot.com
http://www.archinect.com
http://www.booooooom.com/
http://designcove.blogspot.com/
http://ffffound.com/
http://mediamilitia.com/
http://www.thecoolist.com/
http://designyoutrust.com/
http://www.notcot.com/
http://www.unstage.com/
http://everyroadarunway.blogspot.com/

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fresh Meat

Just a quick plug.

Along with the Operable Window I am also involved with another blog/Publication. Fresh Meat is the school journal and blog for the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois, where I am a grad student.

My portion of the blog is called The Frame. I discuss perception, representation and documentation.

The Rest of the blog and web site is filled with writings and interviews by other students.

Add it to you reader and follow what is happening in the academic world of Architecture.


Monday, November 1, 2010