Studio630 is the research blog of Kyle Rogler. This blog posts the most inspiring articles of work in architecture, urban design, technology, culture, and programming. Currently stationed at BNIM Architects.
Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence. By visualizing the processes that underlie our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we feed into the network.
What better way to celebrate over a year of Experiments in Motion than with a short film highlighting all the design, research and innovation that went into it.
Swoon NYC worked with us to create a video that captures the collaboration between Audi of America and Columbia University GSAPP, spanning from the initial launch to last month’s culminating NYC installation and everything in between. The GIFs above are just a taste of the footage from the full video, which you can check out here.
Map designer Aris Venetikidis is fascinated by the maps we draw in our minds as we move around a city — less like street maps, more like schematics or wiring diagrams, abstract images of relationships between places. How can we learn from these mental maps to make better real ones? As a test case, he remakes the notorious Dublin bus map.
Remaking L.A. With A Groundbreaking New Idea For Public Transportation
How do you get Angelenos—some of the most car-focused people in the world—to use mass transit?
The challenge came from a consortium of L.A. design and transit types (namely Southern California Institute of Architecture [SCI-Arc], The Architect’s Newspaper and LA Metro in an open invitation for ideas that would increase public transportation use in L.A.’s car-centric landscape. In that “landscape,” each auto produces an average of 1.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per mile per person, which compares unfavorably with public transit. Mass transit riders produce on average just 0.18 pounds of carbon dioxide per mile per person.
As architects who also teach, we were intensely interested in the possibilities inherent in this challenge, which was initially waged several years ago. The interplay of design and psychology (not to mention a multitude of preconceptions) that any legitimate answer would have to address fascinated us. In lieu of a physical solution—which might have been expected from us as architects and included a better bus stop, higher capacity buses, even better advertising—we offered a virtual solution; we devised a more responsive, more personalized mass transit system whose essence is the growing data cache that municipalities, transit authorities, and cellular network providers have at their disposal….
HP Designjet & Dessau Institute of Architecture: Design for Venice Biennale Part III
HP Designjet is teaming with SPAN Architecture and students from the Dessau Institute of Architecture (DIA) to design cities of the future. DIA is presenting their future cities project at this year’s Venice Biennale where they will exhibit their concept among the world´s best and brightest young architects. In this video, the students and their professors share their ideas about the future of architecture and technology.
Urban planning has great effects on collective choices that contribute to climate change. By defining the shape of a community, urban planning determines part of its energy consumption, and thus, the quantity of greenhouse gases released by dwellers. Nevertheless, it remains largely out of the general debate on this issue.SAGA CITYinvites you to learn more about these stakes through to story of the city of Colvert.