Um Ponto De Fuga

sexta-feira, março 21, 2014

Sigmund Freud - Evitar o Sofrimento

Privamo-nos para mantermos a nossa integridade, poupamos a nossa saúde, a nossa capacidade de gozar a vida, as nossas emoções, guardamo-nos para alguma coisa sem sequer sabermos o que essa coisa é. E este hábito de reprimirmos constantemente as nossas pulsões naturais é o que faz de nós seres tão refinados. Porque é que não nos embriagamos? Porque a vergonha e os transtornos das dores de cabeça fazem nascer um desprazer mais importante que o prazer da embriaguez. Porque é que não nos apaixonamos todos os meses de novo? Porque, por altura de cada separação, uma parte dos nossos corações fica desfeita. Assim, esforçamo-nos mais por evitar o sofrimento do que na busca do prazer.
FREUD, Sigmund, As Palavras de Freud

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domingo, março 16, 2014

Rubik's Cube Solved In 3.253 seconds

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now 3.253 seconds. The robot, which is the third in a series of automatons designed solely for the purpose of solving the Rubik's Cube ASAP, is powered by an octa-core Samsung Galaxy S4; it's got four high-performance ARM Cortex-A15 cores and four lower-intensity Cortex-A7 cores running the show, each one managing its own Lego Mindstorms actuator.
Engadget

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sábado, março 15, 2014

Zachary Gaudrillot-Roy - Surreal Landscapes





















In any design, the street-facing façade, the structural feature that first meets the eye, has the largest impact. However, in a new series of photos by French artist Zachary Gaudrillot-Roy, the façade is the only part of the building that matters, because it's the only part that exists. Façades features urban landscapes wherein billboard-like façades are completely detached from any structure—street scenes that are at once arresting and confounding.
Gaudrillot-Roy has a fascination with the immediate impression created by a building's façade, how the veneer seems to shape our understanding of the built environment and those hidden behind the outer walls.
"The façade is the first thing we see, it’s the surface of a building," the artist explains. "It can be impressive, superficial or safe. Just like during a wandering through a foreign city, I walk through the streets with these questions: what will happen if we stick to that first vision? If the daily life of 'The Other' was only a scenery? This series thus offers a vision of an unknown world that would only be a picture, without intimate space, with looks as the only refuge."
Using photo-manipulation software, Gaudrillot-Roy transports the façades of nameless buildings onto the streets of similarly anonymous locations. These ephemeral, substance-less structures echo our own anxieties about the endurance of the built environment; like cardboard cut-outs, there's less here than what meets the eye.
Mais fotos em Architizer

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terça-feira, março 11, 2014

"Memory Wound" - 69 Innocent People Murdered





















"Memory Wound" is the winning design by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg that will memorialize the 69 people killed at a Utøya youth camp by Anders Behring Breivik in 2011, the most hideous massacre in Norway's modern history

As anyone who has ever run a finger along the list of endless names engraved onto that black wall in Washington, DC or stood in New York on a September 11 and watched those two columns of light beam down to where the twin towers once stood knows, the best memorials have the power to both wound and heal. That’s a lesson that Norway has clearly taken to heart. The stunning design it has selected to commemorate the 69 people that extremist Anders Behring Breivik gunned down while they were on retreat on the island of Utøya, will quite literally incise a deep wound into the landscape.
In an international competition to design the memorial that drew over 300 entries from 45 countries, Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg’s submission won the judges’ unanimous support. It’s easy to see why. Dahlberg’s design will physically cut away the landmass on the Sørbråtan peninsula across from Utøya, leaving two cleaved halves. The names of the victims will be inscribed on a wall built into the exposed cliff, and although visitors will be able to stand across from the names, the intervening water will keep them from getting close enough touch them. “The void that is created,” wrote the jury in its decision, “evokes the sense of sudden loss combined with the long-term missing and remembrance of those who perished.”
The stone and earth removed from the site will be transferred to Oslo, to become become part of the memorial to the 8 people killed there when, during the same day’s attack, Breivik set off bombs in two government buildings. That site will also include trees and plants taken from Sørbråtan as reminders that even after so terrible an interruption, as Dahlberg wrote in his proposal, “everyday life must carry on.”
The original version of this story misspelled the Swedish artist’s name. It is Dahlberg, not Dahl.
Time

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sexta-feira, março 07, 2014

The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole


Levando o ecletismo do seu primeiro álbum, Exit Planet Dust, ao paroxismo, em Dig Your Own Hole os diferentes estilos orquestam em simultâneo, com o objetivo de dar um apelo maior às audiências de rockers, sem nunca subverter o espírito aventureiro do álbum. Samples do passado são misturadas com camadas de bateria, sintetizadores, formando um estilo que ficou conhecido por Big Beat. Podemos compará-los aos seus pares, mas nunca poderemos esquecer, que foram os que mais imprimiram um cunho identitário, construindo música nova, extremamente apelativa e transversal a gostos.

The Chemical Brothers, Dig Your Own Hole, 1997

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quinta-feira, março 06, 2014

Le Corbusier "chaise longue"

quarta-feira, março 05, 2014

Ridley Scott - Prometheus

segunda-feira, março 03, 2014

Arquitectura - Meta Racionalismo























O Meta-Racionalismo surgiu com o aparecimento do conceito de Ciência de Complexidade e a sua capacidade de subverter a lógica estrutural convencional. As raízes do Meta-Racionalismo estão fixadas no consumismo; seja na forma como a afluência massiva altera as relações económicas; seja na configuração espacial das cidades; seja como no modo em que os utensílios eletrónicos alteram a nossa perceção do meio que nos rodeia.
O Meta-Racionalismo é o patamar regulador que determina se uma peça de tecido é arte ou vestuário, ou se uma peça de metal é uma joia ou uma escultura, por conseguinte, as lojas de alta qualidade, tornam-se veiculadoras de peças de design avant-garde. Neste exemplo, Toyo Ito, demonstra o interesse por estruturas baseadas na Ciência da Complexidade e não na Física de Newton.

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sábado, março 01, 2014

NL Architects’ ArtA - The Netherlands























Dutch firm NL Architects took a step up (pun intended) in "ArtA", their latest competition entry for a new multi-functional arts building for Arnhem in The Netherlands.
The firm is shortlisted along with other notable firms that include Kengo Kuma, Studio HH + SO-IL and BIG, and OMA.
Project description:

"ArtA will be an exciting mixture of public functions: a ‘sandwich’ of cinema, square,  museum and park: Art House, Art Square, Art Show, Art Park. By pushing this programmatic sandwich down on one side the roof becomes accessible. At the same time the building opens up to the river. An easily accessible roof landscape emerges draped over vibrant city life: ‘urban moraine’. (...)
Bustler

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