I remembered this fact yesterday when a project I managed for over a year was finally photographed. We drew just about everything in this place down to 1/32 of an inch and the level of craft was about as high as I believe possible. So yeah, I like details.
Not really sure why I made this but I needed to use up some left over Formusol and I'm always trying to squeeze detail out of processes that don't cooperate. The images of this fire were very 'affecting'. I put that in quotes. The whole building was just exploding in this spectacular fireball and the combination of Koolhaas and destructikation had something inevitable / irresistible to it. I hope Rem casts the charred remains in clear concrete.
The film took some hacking up as you can see but I had to work with my limitations on this one to not make the seams ruin it. It came out better with the seams.
“As images of a surprisingly intact TVCC building emerge after yesterday’s inferno, the China Central Television network (CCTV) was forced to admit that a fireworks display put on by its employees caused the fire to its iconic new headquarters complex in Beijing, designed by OMA’s Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren.”
from the Architect's Newspaper
more images here.
I guess technically this door doesn't 'pocket' but I don't know what else to call it... A 'sliding door' is what you use to get to the backyard.
Anyway, Lidia Stonemate Alessandro of Make Design wanted to print this enormous bathroom door for a client's apartment renovation. We vectorized these reedy things which I think are goldenrod and after a couple tests decided on a really subtle silver on white print. We picked the 5000 pound door up at San's shop in Third Ward and the thing barely fit in Buck. We were nearly crushed to death but we got it here. The printing went pretty smoothly, which almost never happens, and after a few color tests we had it finished and ready for the trip back for a final protective clearcoat.
Since we had a huge screen sitting around we made my darkroom door into a pink evil twin. It weighs about 5 pounds.
and here are some final photos of the finished project which i think is really impressive. Ian and Alessandro did a beautiful job and i like how it came out sophisticated and unique but still kind of punk. These photos were taken by the clients, Joel Barhamand and Ashley Macknica, who live in the apartment so kudos on a great job photographing your own place. (they are both pros, btw)
this was actually one of those rare occasions when everything goes according to plan and makes you want to print more stuff like that. i think kitchen cabinets would be a good candidate and maybe some kind of a decorative paneling system. i can also print fleas on your sofa.