Autocad. Soon on Macs and iPads near you.
According to the New York Times, Autodesk will be announcing today the return of Autocad to the warm loving hands of Mac users, starting this October. Last May’s Sledgehammer Beta had already prepared the ground for these news; what’s even more interesting is Autodesk’s plans to port a lighter version of the software to the iOS platform and specifically to the iPad. Which, as...
OMA take on Fondaco dei Tedeschi renovation
(via inhabitat) The Fondaco dei Tedeschi building in venice, originally built in 1228 and reconstructed in 1508 by Fra Giocondo after its destruction by fire, currently houses Venice’s Post Office HQ. It has been in need of a vital renovation for plenty of years now and—it seems—that OMA will be coming to the rescue. The Benneton family commissioned Rem Koolhaas’ crew to transform the...
In Memoriam: Le Corbusier
Charles–Édouard Jeanneret A.K.A. Le Corbusier, one of few names in architecture that will be remembered forever; agent provocateur, thought–provoking, a true master of his craft, passed away at the age of 77 on August 27, 1965. Failing to pick a single project to represent his grandeur, I’ll leave you with a great portrait by Swedish photography legend Christer Strömholm.
Juba. A city that looks like a rhino.
(via archinect) Well… OK then. The Rhino masterplan. Juba - South Sudan. [I’m back from a 3–week hiatus. It’s been fun, but now it’s time to get back to work.]
Ad vitam aeternam: Francesco Borromini(*)
Francesco Borromini committed suicide by dropping onto his sword on August 3, 1667. The cupola of San Carlino might as well be one of the most beautiful and meticulous works of architecture I have ever seen. San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (1635) - Rome, Italy. (If you care to read more about his suicide from the man himself, look no further. ‘Cause yes, Borromini committed an act of...