Arch Daily presents a very interesting interview with Lorcan O’Herlihy. His ideas on innovation in architecture are particularly thought-provoking as he addresses the need to rethink form, space, materiality and the functional parameters of a project, even when facing strict financial constraints. Visit Arch Daily to see the interview and don’t forget to visit LOHA’s outstanding website afterwards.

Here’s an interesting visual representation of the High Line project designed by Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The video was conceived by Brooklyn Digital Foundry and I recommend a visit to their website for some other interesting clips, most noticeably the presentation of the Museum Plaza by REX studio.

With a price tag over half a million dollars, chances are this iCube won't be coming to a living room near you as soon as you’d wish. Still, EON Reality’s 3D room is one of the most remarkable displays of stereoscopic 3d immersion I’ve ever seen. I can imagine lots of uses for this, in education and marketing for example. But since I’m a big geek, what I’d really love to do is to play Halo on that beauty.

And here I am, back to you with some seriously important news. Those nice folks at MIMOA have recently organized a T-shirt design contest. And the winner was none other than Liliana Sousa, from Portugal. She also looks pretty cool wearing it. :))

Hybrids II is a new magazine from a+t architecture publishers.

Hybrids II is the latest launch from a+t architecture publishers, focusing on Low-rise Mixed-use Buildings. This is the second issue in a+t’s Hybrids series and features a good selection of projects - most of them currently under construction in Europe and Asia - carefully presented and analysed through technical drawings and diagrams. The magazine also includes an extensive theoretical essay that contextualizes the evolution of hybrid typologies through time, from the invention of the skyscraper to the utopian mega-structures conceived by Archizoom in the 1960s.

Jakob+Macfarlane: Docks de Paris, Paris, France, 2007.

Hybrid buildings have adapted to the needs of contemporary cities, mitigating the division between the private and public realms. These are horizontal projects that are invasive in nature, proposing complexity of form, volumetric fragmentation and functional diversity. Often experimental in their design approach, they shatter the borders between the architectural and the urban, challenging pre-established notions of density and scale.

OMA: Bryghusprojektet, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008.

Visit a+t for additional information on this magazine and other publications.

Bjarke Ingels talks about the Danish Pavilion for the Shangai Expo 2010. Visit BIG for the full project presentation with all the usual cool diagrams.
Via darren.webb

Looks like you don’t have to stay awake all night to see Postopolis! after all. Check the Postopolis! channel at Ustream.TV and browse through the pre-recorded videos of all the presentations.

Postopolis! LA mega-blogathon has begun. Check the video feed streaming live from Storefront for Art and Architecture website. And if you’re based in Europe, don’t sleep for the next 5 days.