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Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall by ICD/ITKE/IIGS University of Stuttgart | via

The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall is an architectural prototype building and a showcase for the current developments in computational design and robotic fabrication for lightweight timber construction. Funded by the European Union and the state of Baden‐Württemberg, the building is the first to have its primary structure entirely made of robotically prefabricated beech plywood plates. The newly developed timber construction offers not only innovative architectural possibilities; it is also highly resource efficient, with the load bearing plate structure being just 50mm thin. This is made possible through integrative computational design, simulation, fabrication and surveying methods.

The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall was conceived at the University of Stuttgart as part of the “Robotics in Timber Construction” research project and realized in collaboration with Müllerblaustein Holzbau GmbH, Landesgartenschau Schwäbisch Gmünd 2014 GmbH, the forest administration of Baden‐Württemberg (ForstBW) and KUKA Robotics GmbH. The project demonstrates the new opportunities that arise from the integration of computational design, simulation and fabrication methods for performative and resource efficient constructions made from the locally available and renewable resource wood. The building introduces an innovative, robotically fabricated lightweight timber plate construction system made of beech plywood. It was developed at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD, Prof. Achim Menges), the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE, Prof. Jan Knippers), and the Institute of Engineering Geodesy (IIGS, Prof. Volker Schwieger) and realized in collaboration with Müllerblaustein Holzbau GmbH. The building is part of the biannual Landesgartenschau, where it hosts an exhibition by ForstBW. The project was partly funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF) and “Forst und Holz” Baden‐ Württemberg as well as by the project partners.

Photography: James Nebelsick, Roland Halbe, University Stuttgart

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fastcodesign:

Airbnb’s new brand resembles the logos of several other companies. Looks like someone forgot to do a Google Image Search.
Unveiled today in San Francisco, the new Airbnb logo—or Belo, as the home rental service is calling it—looks like a heart bent out of a paper clip. Some people like it; others think it looks like genitals (male or female, no one’s really sure). The one thing everyone should be able to agree on is that it looks an awful lot like logos that are already out there.
Twitter is awash this afternoon with spottings of the doppelgangers of the new Airbnb Belo:
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fastcodesign:

Airbnb’s new brand resembles the logos of several other companies. Looks like someone forgot to do a Google Image Search.

Unveiled today in San Francisco, the new Airbnb logo—or Belo, as the home rental service is calling it—looks like a heart bent out of a paper clip. Some people like it; others think it looks like genitals (male or female, no one’s really sure). The one thing everyone should be able to agree on is that it looks an awful lot like logos that are already out there.

Twitter is awash this afternoon with spottings of the doppelgangers of the new Airbnb Belo:

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cross-connect:

Famous Caricatures by Viktor Miller-Gausa

Viktor Miller-Gausa resides in St. Petersburg, Russia. His main focus is in illustrations though throughout an informal bet he tried, for the first time, to create cartoons. “Once, my friend Eugene told me that I could not draw a caricature. I said I’ll do it. […] and I promised that 31 days, I will draw portraits. […] It was fun! I learned how to draw cartoons” he explains. The result is great.

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Eszti Varga    |    http://behance.net/eszterzsofivarga

"When I started to design packaging of Paprika I considered several ways, because I wanted to avoid the packaging style from the grocery shops and I wanted to make something special. The emblem has a classy, illustrative way because I think it expresses the tradition of Paprika in Hungary and in typography I used a ligature which form is familiar with the shape of Paprika. "

Eszti is a graphic designer based in London, United Kingdom. She is focused on graphic design, branding, packaging and typography.

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