Architecture / New York

NYC’s Storefront for Art and Architecture Exhibit Questions Architects’ Drawing Practices

Photo Credit: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Source: Flickr

A new show at one of our favorite spaces in the city–the Storefront for Art and Architecture–opened last Tuesday. POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions is Storefront’s second annual drawing show that challenges our contemporary understanding of the basic means of conceptualizing and representing architecture.

Many practicing architects declare …

Amsterdam / Architecture

Amsterdam: A (3D Printed!) House of One’s Own

With a six-meter-tall machine and some ambitious architects, the world’s first printed 3D house is in the works. Using a giant special printer called KamerMaker (“roommaker” in Dutch) the Dutch firm DUS Architects is attempting to construct a life-size house from parts of biodegradable printed plastic along the Buiksloter canal in Amsterdam. 

Architecture / Arts & Culture

DOT Releases iPhone App for Drunk Drivers!

Clever little public service move disguised as fun interactive technology. And it comes directly from the NYC Department of Transportation! It’s called “YOU THE MAN” and can calculate your blood alcohol content, connect you to car services with a click, and a little spin the bottle to determine who the designated driver should be.