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Canada's central bank has selected the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, designed by US architect Antoine Predock, to feature on the country's new $10 bank note. Read more
You know those scientific displays of labelled insects stuck on pins? Well, they decay over time, and sometimes even get eaten by an insect known as the museum beetle. That's why German scientists have created a more permanent alternative – an automated 3D scanner designed specifically for imaging insects... Continue Reading Insect-specific 3D scanner could replace fragile displays Catego
a former church is manipulated by a seemingly suburban pavement that covers its colored marbles, while a monolithic concrete wall divides the venue in two parts. The post the estonian pavilion poses ‘monumental’ questions at the venice architecture biennale appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Photographer and educator Daniel Norton has an ongoing video series, OnSet for Adorama and in his latest episode, he shows us how to harness the power of shadows to create dramatic black and white portraits. Photographers spend a lot of time working with lights and modifiers to remove shadows, but there are times when you can utilize shadows to enhance your work. In the videos below, Norton is
We've been saying for years that the term "lens compression" is misleading, but Lee Morris over at Fstoppers has put together a useful video that explains exactly why this is the case, and demonstrates it with two easy-to-understand examples.The main issue with the term "lens compression" is that the distortion the term refers to has nothing to do with the lens itself. The issue is simply perspec
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When we last heard about the Cormorant UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), it had made its first untethered autonomous flight. Now, the VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft has performed a small-scale mission for prospective buyers... Continue Reading Cormorant UAV performs a mini-demo-mission Category: Aircraft Tags: Autonomous flight UAV VTOL Related A
'machines à penser' focuses on three 20th century philosophers: theodor w. adorno, martin heidegger and ludwig wittgenstein. The post fondazione prada explores the art and architecture of exile during the venice biennale appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Lee Morris and Patrick Hall of Fstoppers decided to tackle the topic with the aim of showing that lens compression doesn't exist. As we can see in the video below, the background elements certainly -- and dramatically -- change in size relative to the subject, which in this case is Patrick's face. What's going on here if not lens compression? Morris states that the effect is not the
For our latest competition, Dezeen is giving away three copies of Mies in London – a publication documenting architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's unbuilt Mansion House Square scheme. Read more

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