Is crowd sourcing design ideas in an online game good business?

Swedish architecture firm, Equator, has recreated a Stockholm site in Minecraft, and invited players to submit designs for a tall building on the site in order to generate ideas of what future urban living may look like. In an interesting twist of life imitating games imitating life, this input is being sought for the firm’s own competition submission for the site in the real world. Continue reading

Flat light

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I love light. Even flat light on a hazy day is beautiful.

The IFC2 curtain wall reflects the flat light of another hazy day in Hong Kong, resulting in an interesting, monochrommatic effect that seems to flatten the subtle articulation of the building facade.

As the gondola slowly moved into position, the cloud cover was shifting and it looked like I wasn’t going to get the shot that I wanted. I actually put my camera away, but just before the gondola drew level with the division in the exhaust manifolds, the clouds moved in again, to give a relatively flat light on the east face, while the sun hit the south face making a nice highlight.

This was even better than I imagined and I would have missed it if I hadn’t looked back just one more time.