A second years blog about all things Architecture, take a look at my archive for some of my cultural context and studio work.
London’s iconic tube map is transformed into a pit-stop journey through classic styles of storytelling, with the individual tube lines turned into genres and sub genres of literature. The depths of the Northern Line are made over into the aptly named Horror Line. The Bakerloo Line coursing past Sherlock Holmes’s Baker Street becomes, of course, the Crime & Mystery Line. And the pink trajectory of the Hammersmith & City is converted to the Romance Line. Each Storyline features a range of illustrations bringing to life both classics and mavericks from that theme, with a genre-defining work lurking at each journey’s end. Stations falling on intersecting Storylines get a sub-genre cross over. Many many days and weeks were spent researching and crafting this piece.
Normally, I’m not a huge fan of the whole “let’s use a well known transit map and replace the station names with something else” thing, but I’m going to make an exception for this stunning poster by artist Anna Burles. This is beautifully done, and — for once — the interchanges between the genre/route lines have actually been thought about properly.
Well todays the day, for my departure! Apologys for the lack of posts during this time but many more to follow!
Your phone may soon know where you’re going before you do
Phones obviously already know where we are and where we have been, thanks to GPS and other clever positioning technologies. Now, thanks to an algorithm developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham, your smartphone may soon be able to make accurate educated guesses as to where you’re going to be in 24 hours time. And here’s the dirty trick responsible for the algorithm’s future-telling powers: it spies on your friends and connects the dots where necessary. […]
My idea of heaven….
Aerographite: Ultra Lightweight, Flexible Nanowall, Carbon Microtube Material with Outstanding Mechanical Performance
For a long time, aerogel was the lightest and least dense material ever made. Late last year, a metallic lattice structure (0.9 milligram per cubic centimeter) took the crown. And today, the new champion is officially aerographite, with a density so low that it barely exists at all. The density of aerographite is a mere 0.2 milligram per cubic centimeter. […]Despite the fragile look, aerographite has some impressive structural properties. You can compress it down to make it 1,000 times smaller, and it’ll spring right back to its original size when you let go. It can also support over 40,000 times its own weight, which is 35 times better than aerogel can do.