August 01, 2006

Projects Review

AA inter3 2005_6 now officially over with the takedown of the end of year exhibition. It was great while it lasted - thanks to everyone in the unit for a fantastic year. Enjoy the summer.


The baby thought the show was great...

Posted by Natasha Sandmeier at 09:00 AM

July 07, 2006

The 'Looking' photo


taken quite a few hours after we finished...

Posted by Patrick Usborne at 10:43 AM

10 minutes to go...


taken 10minutes before we finished - tidying up loose ends

Posted by Patrick Usborne at 10:41 AM

June 30, 2006

First Model In!!


The first model was hung this morning... And two model bases created and one screwed on. This is the best snap shot I have showing the overall view. Progress was slow today as we only had a few of us working on the exhibit, but it is still coming together well.

Thank you to Miho, Selina, Aseel and Kanto for helping out...

Posted by Patrick Usborne at 08:37 PM

June 29, 2006

Cup Configuring


Francesca stitching

Kanto and Aseel

We had a great day putting 90% of the cups in place, and we're easily on schedule to get the exhibition done by Sunday night... THANK YOU TO MAceij, Miho, Aseel, Kevin, Sandra, Francesca and Kanto. At one point we had all eight of us working at the same time - made our neighbour, Oliver feel v jealous!!

Posted by Patrick Usborne at 07:32 PM

June 28, 2006

False Ceiling and Painting


THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HELPED WITH PAINTING!!! Francesca, Martin, Kanto, Kevin and Selina

Posted by Patrick Usborne at 09:39 PM

June 27, 2006

Cup Stitching


Today was a very chilled out day, finishing the new cups and the 2nd years cutting out their circular drawings...

Posted by Patrick Usborne at 09:36 PM

June 26, 2006

Cup Building

Today was a cup building day. The 2nd years are preparing another 750 cups to add to the exisiting cups. Selina and Aseel decided to work from home, leaving Kanto, Miho (pictured) and myself to work in the AA...


Posted by Patrick Usborne at 08:47 PM

June 23, 2006

Miho and cups

Miho doing a STELLA job in a sea of cups. She's taking a little rest here but the mass of cups on the left will be Franscesca's model stand and the cups to the right, her own - both put together in the last two days.


Exhibition construction is still in it's infancy and won't fully get to speed until we get on site - Tuesday night. But we're making a good start..........

Monia has also been slaving away at 1000's of images whcih will be stuck to the cup lids on glossy paper. Should look really good.

Posted by Patrick Usborne at 09:37 PM

June 15, 2006

World Cup Fever

I got caught up in this World Cup frenzy. Look what I've done to Alfie.


Posted by Kevin Cash at 05:18 PM

June 10, 2006


Student: MAciej
Machine: CNC machine

Student: Martin
Machine: 20 hands and 800 cups

Student: Sandra
Machine: 20 hands and so much meters of paper

Student: Francesca
Machine: CNC machine

Student: Aseel
Machine: 2 hands and paper

Student: Kevin
Machine: CNC machine

Student: Patrick
Machine: STL machine

Student: Miho
Machine: 2 hands and paper

Student: Kanto
Machine: CNC and 2 hands

Student: Selina
Machine: 2 hands

Posted by Monia De Marchi at 01:03 PM

June 03, 2006


just crazy

Posted by Maciej Woroniecki at 10:42 AM | Comments (1)

May 21, 2006

Maxwell Render

Ready for tomorrow, check here first

Posted by Monia De Marchi at 08:53 AM

May 17, 2006

paper sculpture

Have a look at this set of images. Paper sculptures apparently created without the use of scissors.

Posted by Natasha Sandmeier at 01:17 PM | Comments (2)

May 09, 2006

corian competition

Here's a new competition over on the Designboom website - using Corian for surface treatment / decoration 'through solutions/techniques like translucency,sublimation, CNC tooling, printing, lithopanie and any other suitable technique. (nb: flooring and ceiling applications and 'small objects' are NOT included)."


Posted by Natasha Sandmeier at 10:31 PM

April 29, 2006


A few images from opening night _ 28 April 2006








Posted by Natasha Sandmeier at 12:08 AM

April 28, 2006

10 LIGHTS countdown

The final hours of preparation and construction...




Posted by Natasha Sandmeier at 11:59 PM

Blog Exclusives

Let us share you some of our times..





Posted by Kanto Iwamura at 03:04 AM

April 27, 2006

1 day to go

a few more pics as the exhibition starts coming together.

francesca's re-director

maciej's metal

miho's patterned lightbox

cup wall takes shape

Posted by Natasha Sandmeier at 11:24 PM

April 25, 2006

in progress

Some pics of the ongoing construction of the 10 lights exhibition in the Back Members Room. Opening Friday 28th April.



assembling the giant cup wall
George and Manu having a good time...

Posted by Natasha Sandmeier at 10:57 PM

April 16, 2006


i was surfing the net when I came across a VERY simple way of generating cautics through glass in 3Dmax. Its super simple, quick, and precise. Could be very useful for ASEEL. Once you have the 3D models done you can render out a sequence in 5 minutes. This one took me only 3 minutes to render.

Posted by Maciej Woroniecki at 12:37 AM

April 15, 2006

1700 year old tomb!

this is a picture my brother sent me of a 1700 year old tomb in China. Pretty amazing huh...

Posted by Maciej Woroniecki at 11:35 PM | Comments (1)

April 09, 2006

miho, what do you think of this?
for miho.jpg

Posted by Francesca Rogers at 02:41 PM

April 04, 2006

toyo Ito

was surfing on the net and found this image. It looks to be the music center competition which Ito lost. Nice model I think.

Posted by Maciej Woroniecki at 03:55 PM | Comments (1)

Graphic Workshop

Zak Kyes led Inter 3 in a graphic workshop to produce a series of graphic manifestos over a 4-day blitz. Sample pages should be uploaded soon to individual student pages.





Posted by Natasha Sandmeier at 01:31 AM

March 28, 2006


For Martin - who asked to see Manu'

m02 at 450p.jpg

126_2689 at 450.jpg

Posted by Selina Bolton at 08:45 PM

March 17, 2006

V&A OnedotZero party

inspirational pictures as shown.

Posted by Kanto Iwamura at 01:41 AM | Comments (1)

March 13, 2006

Light Control via MAC

Can one of you MAC users (Patrick, Martin, Francesca) please try this tutorial. look v interesting.

Posted by Natasha Sandmeier at 12:24 PM | Comments (1)

March 01, 2006

Sensitile - The smart tile.

SensiTile technology allows various materials to react to changes in light intensity and color. Using the same principle that makes fiber optics possible, the embedded light-conducting matrix in a SensiTile material either reconfigures the shadows that fall on it or redirects and scatters any oncoming light. In an environment with ambient light, any movement around the material that casts shadows will produce a set of “ripples” on the material’s surface; while in darker environments, any beam of light falling on a SensiTile is redirected to emerge from another part of its surface. SensiTile can be combined with a range of materials, including concrete, polymer, and resin, to be incorporated into flooring, walls, facades, countertops, and partitions. Last year, in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects, SensiTile won the “Boulevard der Stars” competition in Berlin to develop a series of plaques honoring German film stars.


Posted by Aseel Al Yaqoub at 09:16 PM

February 24, 2006

V&A late night tonight

I'm going to this tonight. Care to join me? It's free, it's in a gallery, it's dijji, it's moving.

24 February

Onedotzero Presents forms part of the Contemporary Programme's ongoing remit of linking contemporary practice to the V&A's historical collections through gallery based installations. Onedotzero are moving image and digital media pioneers who will work with the V&A to invite artists to respond to the Museum's galleries and collections using digital, audio and moving image media. The Friday Late will present a range of new and existing work to a general audience, and build upon the V&A's developing relationships with moving image, digital media and interaction designers and artists, initiated through exhibitions like Shhh…Sounds in Space (supported by Arts Council England, London in 2004) and Touch Me in 2005.

This Friday Late has two key objectives. The first is to promote current creative practice in a multidisciplinary and multicultural way. New work will be shown from a wide range of practitioners using digital media who are all known for pushing the boundaries of the genres in which they work and offering a true diversity of appeal. The Friday Late will also place digital art and design within a broad art and design narrative, suggesting links with the V&A's existing collections, rather than as a discrete art form. The second objective is to encourage new ways for the visitor to relate to digital media and the V&A's collections. This will allow the visitor to become aware of the range of stories that objects and spaces can tell, and enable them to realise that they can create their own responses to the objects around them.

Posted by Martin Jameson at 10:28 AM

February 23, 2006

bandwidth exceeded!

Today we exceeded our bandwidth and realized that has more visitors than we knew of - apologies if you tried to visit the site during our temporary disruption. Order has now been restored.

If you logged in earlier you may have seen this:

[February Statistics for far] our visitors are coming from:

compare that with the previous month [January Statistics}

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February 13, 2006

Simone's Workshop

Simone came today to work with Inter 3 to develop a series of films to explore the manifesto.

Laptop city as Simone shows some of his tricks and we review some of the first videos made in the morning session.

Posted by Natasha Sandmeier at 02:33 PM

February 12, 2006

Yokohama Workshop

Announcment: Have a look on the Yokohama blog page were you'll find a collection of photos and drawings from our weekend in Yokohama City.

If anybody wants a full pdf version of all presentations, let me know; (total pdf file size, 8Mb).


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February 11, 2006

for kevin

There are two kinds of light: the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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February 10, 2006


Here are some of the titles from the incredibly unproductive 'working' session.

(little gradient was jealous of it's solid friends)

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February 08, 2006

Open Jury

Audience during Martin + Patrick's presentation

Martin and Patrick debating the merits of blogging

Vasili's intro to New Media Cluster

Theo introducing the New Media Cluster

The crowd waiting for the afternoon open jury New Media session to begin

Posted by Natasha Sandmeier at 02:20 PM

February 06, 2006

Funny comic

Apropos of nothing. From the Guardian


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February 04, 2006

Inter3 jury

Some images from yesterday's final review of the LIGHT.



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posting frequency

Here's a quick update on everyone's individual blog-posting status.

main page _ 63
maciej _ 86
martin _ 85
patrick _ 60
miho _ 40
francesca _ 30
selina _ 29
aseel _ 30
kanto _ 25
sandra _ 25
kevin _ 21

I'll keep updating these...

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February 03, 2006

aa inter3 light jury





Posted by Natasha Sandmeier at 09:25 PM

January 30, 2006

Installation and Jury

This Friday 3 February Inter 3 is holding a LIGHT installation and final jury. We'll be in Studio 1 in AA. Please stop by and see the work. Students will be presenting their 1:1 prototypes and installation pieces.

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Ali Rahim

As a follow up to Ali Rahim's lecture at the AA last Thursday night, 26 Jan, I'm linking here to Monia's interview with him from last year. The article can be found here at ARCH'IT files.

The work of his practice can be found at Contemporary Achitecture Practice - his Reebok flagship store in Shanghai is amazing - and check out the towers in Dubai.

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January 18, 2006

Deja Vu

Dan Flavin's Retrospective begins on 19 January 2006 at the Hayward Gallery .

Please also click on Backdrop icon once you get past the first page.
At Bloomberg SPACE, Finsbury Square there appears to be another interesting lighting exhibition.


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January 17, 2006

during the ARW




Posted by Natasha Sandmeier at 09:29 PM

January 16, 2006

For Aseel

"Brillance and sparkle define Kartell's new storage cube. Made from PMMA, Optic relies on pyramids in slight relief, either mirrored or transparent, for its striking diamonds-and-ice effect. Dimensions: 40x40x40 cm.

kartell optic.jpg

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aesthetics recovery workshop

Term 2 kicked of with the ARW - short for the Aesthetics Recovery Workshop. In an attempt to bring back a bit of beauty into the world (and the unit) we launched this experiment in critical beauty. While not exactly a 100% effective - it did contribute to interesting developments within many of the students' projects - allowing deliberate decision making to become an integral part of the design process at times when students are often happy to let the design PROCESS to become the determining factor for the direction of their projects and portfolio. A few images of ARW results can be seen on the individual pages.

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January 07, 2006

Strandbeest Lecture Wednesday Night!

Aesthetic Recovery Workshop will finish by 6pm on Wednesday so all can attend.

6.30pm Wednesday 11 January 2006
Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1

Bartlett Architecture International Lecture Series

Theo Jansen

Theo Jansen studied Technical Science in Delft, Holland, but became a
painter. Since 1990 he has been occupied with making new forms of life.
Plastic yellow tubes, rather than seeds or pollen, are used as the basic
material of this new nature. He makes skeletons that are able to walk on the
wind so they don't have to eat. Over time they become better and better at
surviving circumstances such as storms and water. Eventually he wants to put
these animals out in herds on the beaches so they will live their own lives.

Theo Jansen has been a columnist of the Volkskrant (national Dutch
Newspaper) for 19 years. Articles about his work have appeared in New
Scientist, Wired and Popular Science. His exhibition in the Kunsthal in
Rotterdam (2002) drew 14 000 visitors. He has written three books about
technical art and evolution. Several television performances prompted
thousands of people to go to the beach to see him work.

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December 27, 2005

Toshio Iwai-Morphovision

Also this is light.
Here the light is changing and "deforming" the little house. Check out the link.

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December 26, 2005

Images and Links for Selina

These are images and links for Selina:


and also

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December 02, 2005

Term 1 jury

Inter 3 jury Friday December 3 in Morwell Street Presentation Gallery. Meet by latest 9:30am to pin up.

Presentation order


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November 28, 2005

Passports + Tutorials

1. EVERYONE BRING YOUR PASSPORTS TOMORROW. You will all need to go to the Japan Center to buy Japan Rail tickets. They will cost approximately 149pounds. But if we don't buy them before leaving we will spend 4-5 times as much on train tickets when we are there. You will need your passports in order to purchase the rail tickets. I will be going down there around 1pm so if you want to go as a group - meet me @ AA and we'll head down together. (it's at piccadilly circus)

2. Tutorials in Building 37 Ground Floor Front
10:00 maciej
10:30 miho
11:00 selina
11:30 martin

3:00 patrick
3:30 kevin
4:00 kanto
4:30 francesca
5:00 aseel

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November 25, 2005


Drunken Student Forum Dancers

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November 24, 2005

For Fran or Aseel

if you want them, their in the our unit space...

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November 21, 2005

Tuesday Nov 22

Tutorials in Unit space
10:00 maciej
10:30 miho
11:00 selina
11:30 aseel
12:00 patrick

3:00 kevin
3:30 martin
4:00 francesca
4:30 kanto
5:00 sandra

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November 18, 2005

For Maciej

I saw this installation this Summer in Aichi expo.
I hope you feel something!


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November 17, 2005

Friday Nov 18 Tutorials

Tutorials in the Unit Space

10:00 Maciej
10:30 Martin
11:00 MIho
11:30 Kanto
12:00 Francesca

2:00 Aseel
2:30 Kevin
3:00 Selina
3:30 Patrick

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November 16, 2005

December 03 - 15

We are going to:


Will be a great trip thanks to Mr. Iwamura (Kanto's father) who's organized a workshop in Yokohama for us. The rest of the trip is being planned out and shaping up very nicely - will post itinerary here as soon as it's finished.

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This month's issue of Frame has quite a few interesting projects in it you should all look at. One article in particular references the work of Es Devlin - a set designer in London who uses lighting effects and projections as set designs. p 74-81. Also briefly profiled are a set of lights by Bosung Kim who graduated last year from the RCA. I saw both of the lights at the end of year show - one of them is really very beautiful. With a simple pulley action the light collapses together and then turns itself inside-out to transfrom from downlight to uplight. p. 155. Check out p 56 - light installation by korban / flaubert.

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laser cutting madness

image reference for Miho - this model was generated from flat lasercut sheets that were then painstakingly folded and shaped onto the structural ribs. Model by Pulse/Kuatic.



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November 15, 2005

Recent pics from tutorials

Unfortunately I forgot my camera today - there would have been some good stuff to capture - but here are some pics from last friday of Francesca's Wallflowers and Kanto's a_maZe.



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For Martin

coney surface of light


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November 14, 2005

Tuesday Nov 15 Tutorials

If you want to sit through other tutorials and comment, feel free to join in.
10:00 maciej
10:30 miho
11:00 patrick
11:30 kanto
12:00 sandra

2:00 aseel
2:30 francesca
3:00 martin
3:30 kevin
4:00 selina

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Jelly fish for Selina


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November 12, 2005

Light Tape...

The tape has landed... Not in time for our meeting yesterday morning, but in time for a weekend of exploration into this stuff. And let me say now it is truly amazing. Click on my page to discover more.

PLEASE NOTE: There was quite a bit of interest in the technology when I showed it yesterday and it would be cool if a few of us used it, but please DO NOT approach the company 'Elumin8', based in Dorset, UK as if more than one student contacted them there would be less of a chance of going as far with them (sponsorship etc). A concerted approach would be better! If you haven't got a contact of your own let me know as we can combine forces and present them with multiple individual projects to fund/sponsor, whatever.


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November 10, 2005

Group tutorial friday nov 10, 2005

group tutorial tomorrow from 10-2 in BUILDING 37 GROUND FLOOR FRONT.
I'll have to leave sharply @ 2 so please make sure you'll all there on time so we can get cracking. Bring everything.....

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November 08, 2005


here is the link to the website that where you can see the rules of the nature of light.

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November 06, 2005

LED lights

New Philips LED lights at INHABITAT.

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November 05, 2005

Fireworks in the Courtyard

Just a few pics from last night's fireworks extravaganza!




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November 03, 2005


Patrick and I are switching times.


Thanks PAtrick!

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Wave of the Future

For those of you who scoffed at the impracticality of my angler fish hat, check out the following link: It will soon be possible to incorporate flexible, light-emitting compounds onto clothing with ink jet printers. According to the link, you will also be able to fold your television screen like a newspaper! I'm not sure about the utility of that invention, however.

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Friday Tutorials & Digi workshop

We will be in the Unit Space for tutorials... I hope we can fit.
Some of you requested certain times for your tutorials - but i if these don't work, organize amongst yourselves and edit this post so i have the updated schedule. seeya tomorrow.

10:00 MACIEJ
10:30 MIHO
11:30 ASEEL
12:00 KANTO
12:30 SANDRA

3:00 KEVIN


I think there will also be FIREWORKS in the evening to celebrate Guy Fawkes!

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If there's still confusion as to what size an A2 is - look here.

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firefox is foxy

Just a quick note to let you know you should all download FIREFOX. Firstly, (a slightly frivolous reason) the inter3 website looks better in firefox than in explorer (the menu is a bit weird in explorer). Second, it's just a much better and faster web browser. So go to Firefox and download it - you can also import your bookmarks from explorer.

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November 02, 2005

Velux Award 2006 _ Light of Tomorrow

Velux has launched its LIGHT OF TOMORROW competition for the year 2006. Now open for registration until 10 February and the submission deadline is 5 May - so there will be plenty of time for you to all format and submit entries over the Term 2 Break! It's a student competition - you can work in teams or submit individually on a set of 4 themes ranging from daylight to artificial lighting. Jury is Kengo Kuma, Reinier de Graaf (from OMA), Roisin Heneghan and others. Mey Yee has loads of brochures on the competition in her office - swing by and pick one up.

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November 01, 2005

Purves & Purves

The image below follows on from a comment to Maciej's blog. I wasn't sure how you upload a picture onto a comments page so I uploaded it here instead. It's a light from Purves and Purves which reminded me of Maciej's model of reflecting light back to its source to create a volume of light.

Replying to MArtin's comment to PAtrick's entry of MAciej's blog on NAtasha's Inter3 site.

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October 31, 2005

Purves & Purves

Ref MAciej comment:


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October 30, 2005

Tuesday Nov 1 Tutorials

Tuesday (if you need to switch, contact someone to trade and then edit the schedule in this post).
10:00 MACIEJ
11:00 KEVIN
11:30 MARTIN
12:00 KANTO
12:30 SELINA

2:30 MIHO
3:00 ASEEL
3:30 SANDRA (if you're back from the US)

Also, continue to post your work to the blogs - some of your pages need some serious updating. Develop your texts and upload images/ideas of your light.forms. Continue to address how your light begins to shape, direct, re-direct, or manipulate form.


Rhino with Monia in the Computer Lab from 2pm.

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October 26, 2005

Super Patata Light

I mentioned this light with regards Francesca's programme - it is by Hector Serrano and formed from latex, salt and a compact fluorescent bulb.

He said of this light "I wanted to let the user control the intensity of the light just by touching it. As you squeeze the light, the bulb moves around in the salt, and gets brighter as it gets closer to the surface. That's what the product allows you to do - play with light."


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Hi. In regard to the accommodation in Tokyo, I need to inform then with your NATIONALITY and DATE OF BIRTH. Could you please provide me these informations as soon as possible. My e-mail address is
thank you.

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tutorials and rhino

Ok, if you read the previous version of this post, the tutorial times and digital workshop location have changed!

Digital Workshop will now take place in the COMPUTER LAB from 2-4pm. You will no longer need to bring your laptops as you'll be able to use the computers there. Please come at 1:45 so we're ready to go at 2.


10:00 MACIEJ
10:30 SELINA
11:30 KANTO
12:00 MIHO
12:30 SANDRA


4:00 ASEEL
4:30 KEVIN

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October 24, 2005

Lighting Research

Lighting Research Center is an interesting site. There are all sorts of studies on lighting along with case studies, etc.

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British Museum Article

I had an email from Geoff Pickup, the guy I interviewed at the British Museum. He mentioned posting a relevant article on artificial lighting in galleries. Maybe of interest. I'll leave it in the unit space when I get my hands on it.

I'm still in the process of uploading the voice of the interview onto the web...

P.S. Please have a look at my page! would be interested for comments...


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Rhino Intro

Monia posted the entry below over on her page (check it frequently for updates) - but i wanted to repost it here so you all see it and check some of the links out before Friday. Also please make sure you all have Rhino installed before the workshop.

Friday we are going to start the first tutorial in Rhino, for some of you who may not know Rhino, in your spare time you can take a look at this website.
This is the Rhino website

Here you can find the first 20 video tutorials from a dvd, they are for beginners, pretty simple and direct, but if you have never seen the Rhino interface, give it a try.

Also here you can find some tutorials, in case you need them in the future

If you want other Rhino links, you can use this

If you are an advanced user of Rhino, or if you are curious to see what you can do with Rhino, these are some links

See you on Friday, if you find other interesting links, feel free to update me

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October 22, 2005


You can find most of the books below on the unit shelf in the AA Library. More will be added soon and I'll be handing out a reader next week with selected texts from the books below and other sources. Feel free to suggest additional texts and references.

Olafur Eliasson: Your Lighthouse: Works with Light 1991-2004, Germany, 2004.

Ulrike Brandi, Lightbook: The Practice of Lighting Design, Birkhauser, Basel, 2001.

Gannon, Todd, Light Construction Reader, New York, Monacelli Press, 2002

Ulrich Conrads, Programs and Manifestoes on 20th Century Architecture, The MIT Press, Cambridge, 1971

Betsky, Aaron, Architecture Must Burn – Manifestoes for the Future of Architecture, Gingko Press, 2001.

Venturi, Robert, Learning From Las Vegas, London, MIT Press, 1977

Pereira, Sharmini, James Turell: Projection Works, 1966-1969, London, Albion Gallery, 2004

David Redhead, Products of Our Time, Birkhauser, London 2000

Nicola Stattmann, Ultra Light – Super Strong, Birkhauser, Basel, 2003

Simply Droog, 2004

Sarah Braddock + Marie O’Mahony, Techno Textiles, Thames and Hudson, London 1998

Pallasmaa, Juhani, The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema, Helsinki, 2001.

McKee, Robert, Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting, Methuen, London, 1999.

D'Arcy Thompson, On Grown and Form, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1966

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October 20, 2005

unit trip

Democratically I think I got enough responses to proceed this instance. I will tell my dad to take it serious that we are up for it. It will definately be held in English which saves me and Miho from a disaster. He mentioned that he could probably ask a well known lighing consultant to come to the workshop.
Here is this guy's website. Have a look. interesting work.

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October 19, 2005

unit trip

hi everybody. I told my dad about the unit trip to Tokyo which made him quite excited. He was wondering if he could organise a workshop with us and other university students plus invited lighting designers from Japan for a day or so. The content is not specified yet but it will be about aesthetics of lighting design. What do you people think about this?

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October 18, 2005

visual complexity

here is a link to the site that holds many different meathods of representing a network/system....though in my opinion it looks much more beautiful than it is comprehensable...sent to me by my brother...Big M

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October 17, 2005

Lux, Lumen and Colour Temperature

For a quick reference guide to Lux, Lumen and Colour Temperature definitions and indexes have a quick read of these Wikipedia entries.

Lux + Lumen
Color Temperature

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October 16, 2005

Science and light ...

This is a rather technical site but has interesting information on using your camera as a light meter in a museum setting (with a discussion on the difference between reflected light and light falling on an object), and the effects of light on museum objects (of interest to Kevin?).

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Olafur Eliasson

Bought this Olafur Eliasson book at the Serpentine Gallery on Saturday - I'll be putting it on the Inter 3 shelf in the library tomorrow. Will post the full reading list here tomorrow and the rest of the books should be on the shelf very soon - in the meantime, make sure to check this one out - has some great projects and interesting texts.


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Maciej, I've had a look at the space-time video and agree it is a catchy explaination to the very basics of the theory Einstein formulated 100yrs ago. To superimpose your architectural ideas, sounds great and intriguing especially as physics is a science - proving a hypothesis, and architecture more of an art - proving an individual's design! Similar in a sense to Einstein trying to unify gravity and electromagnetism, something which is still trying to be unified. Physics holds some beautifully simple models and to use physics in a good way might take a little more reading(!) I still have all my old physics books and would be happy if you need a little help - one very good book which is more of a novel and is a must read to anyone interested is 'A Brief History of Time' by Stephen Hawking. I'll bring it in on Tuesday...

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October 15, 2005

Billboard with pegs on it

Here's the link to the picture that I showed in our tutorial yesterday. Enjoy.

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October 14, 2005

NOVA space time link

hi guys, i just thought, watching it again myself, that it might be usefull if you all watched what i tried to show during the last tutorial. its a film on the fabric of space/time. basically what I would like to do is make scientific priniciples on space and the fabric of space/time my own by somhow superimposing whatever i would like to do architecutrally with the variables of the sciences in this field. I dont know, maybe this little flick will help you to understand a bit more...even if you dont, the guy..Brian Greene, is a great narrator (a real physisit) and makes the subject quite interesting. please help me to continue in this interests me... Please help!

its the bit of film that has the title of 'a new picture of gravity'

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October 13, 2005

Meeting @ British Museum

The meeting with the guy from the British Museum Department of Building and Estates is still in the pipeline for 10AM Fri morning. I've had an email from Kevin with a few questions, but if anybody else wants any questions answered, please email me with them tonight! I want to get as much info out of him in one hit. P.S. I will see if I can film the meeting so you guy's can listen in @ our tut.

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October 12, 2005

Wapping Pump Station Exhibition

One more thing,

I was just told about an exhibition happening at the Wapping Pumping Station that is also suppose to have great lighting..designed specifically for the show. Maybe some of you want to come along with me on Saturday to check it out. right....thats that.

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Rachel Whiteread @ Gagosian Gallery

Just to let you know that the Rachel Whiteread @ Gagosian Gallery starts 19th October...

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Lighting Books

Hi guys,

I just wanted to tell you all that i checked out some books about lighting and i left them in the unit space. i left two behind the Orange chair on the table as you walk in. Incase you dont know the Unit Door Code,e-mail Natasha and she'll probibly send it out. Anyway, the books are really quite interesting, and I took one home with me that deals specifically with Gallery and museum lighting. Good stuff there too. If anyone wants to get a gander just let me know.

ALL THE BEST..see you guys Friday

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H & de M's Walker Art Center

Here's a link to the Herzog and deMeuron Walker Art Center - which i mentioned briefly yesterday in relation to the way light is relfected / refracted across the surface. The skin is made of a expanded aluminium mesh panels that have been folded and stamped.

Also, some of you should visit the Gagosian Gallery before Friday. The architects are Caruso St John (who lectured at the AA last night) and will be part of the Round Table discussion this evening. It's on Britannia Streen in King's Cross.

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October 11, 2005

Join me to see Tschumi?

My first blog entry :o)

I've got a ticket for Tschumi's 'supercrit' on Friday. You have to apply for tickets by emailing Would be nice to have some company. I don't really know anything about this old AA hand so am going along for edification and enlightenment. See below:

The Architecture Foundation and Experimental Practice are pleased to confirm Supercrit #4: Parc de la Villette on Friday 14 October from 10am-12.30pm in Room M421, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1. Unreserved seating, doors open 9.30am.

The panel of critics to whom Bernard Tschumi will present includes Peter Cook (Archigram), Carlos Villanueva Brandt (founding member of NATO), Bruce McLean (artist), Murray Fraser (University of Westminster) and
Nigel Coates (Branson Coates Architecture), alongside members of the original design and engineering team. Chaired by Paul Finch (Editor of The Architectural Review).

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Is Track Lighting Really the Future?

So, it seems that after a day of reviewing photographs, sketches, drawings, and a video, we've decided that London's gallery lighting on the whole is really rather uninspired. Track lighting, embedded halogens, and the odd fluorescent strip seem to make up the not-so-vast array of lighting strategies currently used to illuminate this city's art.

I wanted to just post a few of your explorations, ideas, and techniques that were mentioned during today's conversation - and that you may want to refer to as you continue to develop your gallery documentation.

> documenting the disparity between night and daytime readings > the range of reflective to matt surfaces > the negative cast > thermal imaging > warm - cool light tones > carving illuminated space > the penetration and depth of light through various skin/surface thicknesses > registering light from screens (videos, TV’s, etc) > ceiling texture > becoming selective about registering lighting effects on only walls, ceilings, floors, or edges > light by numbers > Patrick’s colour patch test > folding paper to 'repair' ineffective lighting > grid distortion test > cloudy light > martin's ricocheted light > controlling light dissipation > motion > surface vs. volumetric registration of light > layered light > boxing light > regularity of bulb change and resultant lighting effect > transition from natural to artificial light <

A reminder that you should bring 2 A2's on Friday - and we'll meet in the AA Bar and then walk over to Morwell Street room 1.05 from there.

The image below is the one I mentioned today by photographer Andreas Gursky - it’s a shot of the ceiling of the General Assembly in Niemeyer’s Brasilia.


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