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Squint/Opera Snow Globe Day 5

19 December 2013

It's Chirstmas Eve! Our favourtie blue monster Messy is in the snow globe today. He features in our kid's tv programme now in production, based on the popular Okido magazine. Happy Christmas everyone!

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Squint/Opera Snow Globe Day 4

19 December 2013

Today's snow globe? The Dubai Wheel. We've been working with AECOM on all sorts of fantastic projects this year - this being one of them. We created a series of images of the 690ft tall wheel which will form part of the one billion pound Bluewaters Island project.

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Squint/Opera Snow Globe Day 3

19 December 2013

Our clients Mubadala over in UAE have provided us with plenty of fun challenges this year, including a film shoot out in the desert for their launch of 'The Galleria' shopping centre. Today, Al Maryah Island gets a turn in the Squint/Opera snow globe. Thanks for a great year Mubadala!

 

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Squint/Opera Snow Globe Day 2

19 December 2013

In today's snow globe? The mighty Stonehenge. We had a lot of fun working with English Heritage on a film describing the history of the landscape around the famous Druid site. 

 



 


 

Squint/Opera Snow Globe

19 December 2013

We've been getting stuck into the festive mood with some Christmas-themed animation. This year, we've created five snow globes, each with a different model from some of our favourite projects of 2013.


Our first snow globe is a tribute to BIG's Miami Beach Square. Happy Christmas to Bjarke, all at BIG and everyone else!

 


 

What will be on our snow globe tomorrow? Stay tuned!


 

The Oculus Rift

14 August 2013

The Oculus Rift has arrived at Squint for further R+D, not before a little test driving by curious Squintees.

A lot of potential applications for its use here.

 

http://www.oculusvr.com/

 

 

 

 

Squint/Opera - Shoot Timelapse - August 2013

12 August 2013

A quick look behind the scenes at a recent greenscreen shoot. Watch this space for the film release...

 

Digital Matte Painter / Photoshop Artist // Architectural Visualization for Melbourne Office

 

We require a Digital Matte Painter responsible for painting/creating photorealistic digital images then applying those images to geometry in a 2D or 3D environment with consistent and seamless results. You must be highly experienced in Photoshop, and of the various proprietary software programs utilised in CG work and principally, Photoshop image manipulation. Working knowledge of compositing packages are a welcome addition.

Required software: Photoshop & Adobe Suite

Advantageous skills: After Effects / Motion graphics / live action shoot experience / Fusion / Nuke / 3ds Max & Vray /

All CV’s in digital format with links to showreel and a break down of shots.

This is a Melbourne based position and all Applicants MUST have current Australian working rights. Please attach details to your application.

natalie@squintopera.com.au

 

 

 

 



CGarchitect.com Architectural 3D Awards Winners 2013

15 July 2013

For the second year in a row we have won Best Commissioned Architectural Film in the CGarchitect.com Architectural 3D Awards

 

We were also nominated in the Interactive category.

 

The winning film and interactive were both part of a recent project Cidade da Copa.

 

 http://www.squintopera.com/work/moving-image/cidade-da-copa/

 

Ollie Alsop recently attended the award cenemony at the Mundos Digitales Conference in La Coruna, Spain


http://www.cgarchitect.com/2013/07/2013-3d-awards-winners-announced

 

Edge Of Arabia

6 June 2013

For the Edge of Arabia’s exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale, Squint created an identity and applied it across all media: a catalogue, invitations, introductory wall, labels and more. Called Rizhoma (generation in waiting), the exhibition is a curatorial project inspired by the multidisciplinary arts practices of 26 young artists, collectives and foundations from Saudi Arabia.

More info

Digital art, donors and discoveries


A large-scale digital installation has been commissioned from Squint by the Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) in New York to recognise the support of donors. The piece comprises almost 3000 mini screens set in a grid pattern behind a panel of optical lenses – a reference to the lenses used in medical research. The dual layer construction makes it possible to read the wall from a distance as a single image, and then, up close, each screen has information about medical discoveries and other news from WCMC’s website.

 

 

Currently at the prototyping stage, the work which will become a permanent installation in the foyer of the new Belfer Research Building, due to open next year. Working with Ennead Architects and Hirsch and Mann, the project is due to be installed by the end of the year in time for the building’s New Year opening. 

 

 

BIG's Miami Beach Square unveiled

17 May 2013

 

Our latest film for BIG's collaborative proposal for the Miami Beach Convention Center.

View the project here

Moving Sketch Interview with Fabio Santoro

14 May 2013

 

Check out this interview on Moving Sketch.com with Squint Artist Fabio Santoro, nice work Fab! 

 

Winners! of the DRUM Award for Digital Design 2013

26 April 2013

    Check out the winning work here:

    https://vimeo.com/57444915

 

Pause Fest 2013

18 April 2013

 

 

Our Creative Director at Squint Opera Australia, Fooch Chi Sung is going to be speaking at Pausefest:

http://www.pausefest.com.au/

Pause Fest is a creative springboard for digital industries to meet, inspire, learn, launch and collaborate.

THE BIGGEST EYE IN DUBAI

12 April 2013

Dubai is set to build the world’s largest Ferris wheel – the Dubai Eye, standing at almost 250ft taller than the London Eye. Working with master planner and project manager AECOM, we created the visual character for the development and a series of images of the 690 ft tall wheel which will form part of the one billion pound Bluewaters Island project. Showing the wheel from a number of angles, including a dramatic view from the air, our work involved interpreting the masterplan to create these finely detailed 3D images.

Merry Christmas from Squint/Opera 2012!

Using long exposure photography, we have created an ephemeral and magical Christmas tree. The decorations have been recreated using trails of light given off by phones and ipads broadcasting work created by Squint over the past year. This all took place in the dark and dusty space that could soon be undergoing a transformation to become the new Squint HQ. We are very excited by this so please 'Watch this space!'. We hope you'll like this simple and short movie. Merry Christmas to you all and see you next year…

V&A Hollywood Costume

Squint/Operworked alongside exhibition designers Casson Mann to create a series
of dramatic animated film installations for Hollywood Costume, the V&A’s major autumn
exhibition. Exploring the central role of costume design as an essential tool of cinema
storytelling, the exhibition has gathered together over one hundred of the most iconic costumes.

Squint/Opera worked alongside exhibition designers Casson Mann to create a series of dramatic animated film installations for Hollywood Costume, the V&A’s major autumn exhibition. Exploring the central role of costume design as an essential tool of cinema storytelling, the exhibition has gathered together over one hundred of the most iconic costumes.

 

Squint/Opera has weaved the different narratives together using a rich selection of montages, film clips and projections to tell the stories behind the exhibits and set them firmly in context. The installations include a deconstructed Indiana Jones costume set and an animated table explaining the design process for Ocean's 11 costumes placed amongst a vortex of quotes. A series of creative arrangements present dialogues between costumes designers, actors and directors.

The exhibition runs to 27th January 2013.

Exhibition info.

We are Ten

We are 10 years old this year and have found ourselves strolling down the memory lane of past projects. Some, like Gardens by the Bay, Thomas Heatherwick's UK Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo, and the London Olympic Stadium, came to pass and looked remarkably like their digital incarnations. Others, like Bradford masterplan, New York Ground Zero, and Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, changed along the way but are still recognisable.  

Many more, like Rio 2016, are still to come. But they have all, in one way or another, expressed ambitions and dreams for places and spaces. Here is what happened when they came into contact with the cold light of day, our selection of ‘Before and After's’.

 

CG Architect Awards 2012

 

At the prestigious GG Architect's 9th annual awards Squint/Opera was acknowledged with two prizes – Best Commissioned Architectural Film/Animation for our Istanbul Seaport film and Best Real-Time Presentation category for our Royal Docks digital interactive table. 

At the prestigious GG Architect's 9th annual awards Squint/Opera was acknowledged with two prizes – 

 

Best Commissioned Architectural Film/Animation for our Istanbul Seaport film and Best Real-Time Presentation category for our Royal Docks digital interactive table.


Talk at Harvard

Harvard GSD recently invited Jules to talk about using video and communications to engage people in discussions about their cities. 

 

 

Other speakers included Jasper Goldman, with whom we worked on Coney Island with MAS, and Damon Rich from the Centre for Urban Pedagogy.

Thanks to Michael Hooper for organising the event.

Talk at Imagina 2012

Director Nick Taylor is due to deliver a talk on Tuesday 7th Feb at the Imagina Architecture and Urbanism conference.

A wide range of rendering styles have been introduced since the advent of 3D images, but it is the way in which they are received and interpreted by their target audience that varies the most. While the creators of these images believed that hyperrealism, realism, dream-like and cartoon-like approaches could help and encourage an audience to understand a project, it is clear that virtual imaging, like many other forms of representation, is currently hampered by a general lack of awareness of the design process.

How can this situation be redressed, so that there can be balanced dialogue between designers and contractors? What types of graphics will we see and use most over the next few years?

Is there a risk of confusion between special effects as used in the cinema industry and images produced for the architectural sector? Ultimately, one key issue remains - who should use and benefit from 3D virtual imaging and why should it be used?

Nick’s talk will begin at 10:30am at Imagina, Monaco.

Squint at MIPIM

We’ll be at MIPIM in March and looking to meet like-minded built environment professionals!

MIPIM takes place in Cannes from 6th - 9th March 2012.

We are installing a digital perspex model built as part of a commission for the London Development Agency. The model is controlled by an i-pad and explores the development around the Royal Docks in London.

See more about the model here.

 

What is next for the Olympic Park?

Playfully weaving in and out of the future Olympic Park, exploring different aspects of this major London regeneration project, our new film glimpses life on the waterways, snippets of new communities, the Legacy sports venues, the abundance of nature and open space, and the new public plaza around the towering Orbit.

The film was commissioned by the Olympic Park Legacy Company for the public launch of their masterplan and featured on the BBC and other news channels nationally.

FInd out more about our work for the Olympic Legacy.


 

I Have Seen The Future

CityVision have invited us to talk at their event in February this year in Rome. Jules Coke will give a lecture on the event’s theme ‘I Have Seen The Future’ on Friday 17th February, 18.30 at the Macro Museum, via Nizza 138.

‘CityVision is a forum for investigating the contemporary city through the lense of its’ future image. By means of competitions, installations, and exhibitions of visionary architectural creation, CityVision strives to be a catalyst for local governments to facilitate the development of young architects and designer entering the workforce. Our goal is to promote and augment critical advanced practices, often including emerging ideas generated in academia and professional studies worldwide. It is a means to explore the potential reality and future of planning, architecture, and design practice through information exchange, events, and projects.’

To find out more about this event click here.

 

V&A Hollywood Costume exhibition

28 May 2012

We are working alongside exhibition designers Casson Mann to create graphic design and animation content for Hollywood Costume, the V&A’s major autumn exhibition. Exploring the central role of costume design – from the glamorous to the very subtle – as an essential tool of cinema storytelling the exhibition has gathered together over one hundred of the most iconic costumes.

Created for unforgettable cinema characters selected costumes include Dorothy’s blue and white gingham dress, Holly Golightly’s black frock in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the latest high-tech suit for Batman in The Dark Knight Rises.

We will be weaving narratives together using a rich selection of montages, film clips and projections to tell the stories behind the exhibits and set them firmly in context.

Pause Fest

We are showcasing our work at Pause Fest this coming November. The programme is an amalgamation of cultural, creative and commercial work right across the global digital industry.

 

Pause Fest, Melbourne, 7-13th November.


 

City West Police Station, Melbourne

Our Melbourne studio has just completed a set of successful competition stills for architects Woods Bagot to outline their proposed designs for the development of the City West Police Station. The new 14 storey commercial development, east of the Docklands District and one of the largest in recent times is to be developed by CBUS + DCWC Properties with Australia Post.

Our Melbourne studio has just completed a set of successful competition stills for architects Woods Bagot to outline their proposed designs for the development of the City West Police Station.  

The new 14 storey commercial development, east of the Docklands District and one of the largest in recent times is to be developed by CBUS + DCWC Properties with Australia Post.

 

Abu Dhabi 2030

We have recently been visiting Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates capital, for a new project about the city’s 20-year vision with the Urban Planning Council. Called Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, the vision sets out how the government would like to plan urban development in the region as the country grows rapidly. The film was shown at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2008 and has featured in the international press; AEC magazine and Building Magazine amongst others.

See more about our work for Plan Abu Dhabi.

 

INSERT PLAN 2030 FILM

Images for West Ham's Olympic Stadium bid.

Our images have been released throughout the press as part of West Ham’s bid to take over the Olympic Stadium post 2012.

 

View more of our work for the London Olympic Legacy.

Coverage by the BBC.

 

Installations for Siemens' new exhibition centre - 'The Crystal'

We are creating a set of interactive screen experiences for Siemens’ new Centre for Urban Sustainability. A central installation in The Crystal displays interactive, generative imagery and will be a key focal point of the space. The eight complimentary, dynamic screens and cubes will display exploratory imagery around the broad themes of fire, technology, medicine and the built environment. The centre is due to open in the summer. The installations will be extended to permanent exhibitions in China and the US.

Imagina 2011

We are proud to announce that our film Stonehenge for English Heritage has won an Imagina Award in the Urbanism and Landscape category.

The film sets out a proposal to improve the setting of Stonehenge, rethinking the ways it is experienced by tens of thousands of visitors every month.

Watch the film here.

 

 

The Doodle Bar

 

We are thrilled to announce the re-opening of The Doodle Bar. Our space on the bank of the Thames has been spruced u by Will Alsop's architecture practice ALL, and has retained the undustrial charm of its former life as a Victorian diary and tile emporium. We welcome back all professional scribblers and aspiring doodlers looking to enjoy a leisurely scrawl on the walls, over a drink of a bite to eat.

The bar is set against the backdrop of Testbed 1, a dramatic, large and versatile arts and events space for creative innovation, ideas and experimentation.
Street Kitchen, the acclaimed food airstream is parked up outside the bar offering delicious locally sourced fare.

The bar is set against the backdrop of Testbed 1, a dramatic, large and versatile arts and events space for creative innovation, ideas and experimentation.

Street Kitchen, the acclaimed food airstream is parked up outside the bar offering delicious locally sourced fare.

Lecture at Arup Design School, Melbourne

20 September 2011

Fooch Chi Sung heads up our Australian studio and will hold a keynote lecture at the Arup Design School in Melbourne on 22nd October. Each year Arup runs an internal design school to invigorate and introduce alternative ways of thinking.

 

 

Colani at the Design Museum, London

We were commissioned by the Design Museum to make a series of films to illustrate the inspiration behind the work of futuristic designer, Luigi Colani, for the exhibtion ‘Thirty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’.

 

 

 

OLO: A beautiful and addictive new game

 

Our sister company Coda Cola have created the sound design for this great game developed by the talented team at Sennep.

Downloadable for ipad and iphone from the Appstore.

 

Exhibition at Gallery of Australian Design

We are pleased to announce a new exhibition in Australia. From the 9th of February till the 12th of March 2011 some of our recent work will be exhibited at GAD (Gallery of Australian Design). 

 

SOM's winning bid for Green City in Hanoi, Vietnam.

We are delighted that our work has helped Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, (SOM) secure the commission for Green Tech City, Vietnam. We produced seven stills which were created for a new sustainable district, based on its local culture and urban heritage.

See more about the project here.


Shanghai Expo Virtual UK Pavilion

14 November 2009

We are pleased to announce the launch of the UK’s Virtual Pavilion, an online interactive website that accompanies the opening of the Shanghai Expo. The online experience is designed to enable visitors to explore and discover more about Thomas Heatherwick’s pavilion and Troika’s exhibition walkways through a series of immersive interactive environments. To visit the site click here.

 

This website accompanies the film that describes the concept behind Thomas Heatherwick’s UK Pavilion.

See our work on the project here.

 

Beyond Architecture


Our latest work has just been featured in the book “Beyond Architecture” which is the first publication of its kind to document the creative exploration of architecture and urban propositions in the contemporary arts. The projects collected in this book demonstrate how not only architects and designers but also artists are taking architecture as a starting point for experimentation.

Get your copy here.

 

Flooded London in the new Art Not Oil diary

As featured on both the RSA’s Arts & Ecology website and The Centre for Sustainable Proactice in the Arts website, our image ‘An afternoon Plunge’ from the Flooded London series, is part of the new Art Not Oil 2010 desk diary. Art Not Oil the organisation that encourages people to create artworks which explore the dangers posed to the climate by the oil and gas industries, has brought out this diary to celebrate its seventh year in existence.

 

 

Cinecity workshops 2010, Melbourne

This winter July, Melbourne’s Cinecity group will once again present a series of workshops exploring the relationship between architecture and cinema.

As part of that group, we will be also be giving a presentation and exhibiting our work. (Week 2: 03/07/10 1:00 - 4:00pm)

 

Federation Square, Winter 2010, Melbourne

1 August 2010

We are once again showcasing a series of films on the big screen in Federation Square Melbourne for a month starting on August 1st 2010.

This time our films will run for 30 minutes, daily at 5.30pm (when there are openings in fedsquare tv schedule) and 12.30 am at night. On weekends the films run again at 3pm. So come on over to peek at our films.

 

http://vimeo.com/13754160

 

London University of the Arts at the RFH

We produced 4 animations for the University of the Arts 2010 graduation ceremonies. Student life, artwork and events imagery were animated and then projected across 3 large screens in the Royal Festival Hall in time to a brass band! 

 

Festival Nemo

Several of our films will be screened as part of this years jam-packed Nemo Festival in Paris. Alongside an exciting line up of artists who are delving into new forms of cinematic, new media, interactive and live art, our films will be shown as part of the Panorama International on the 9th & 10th April at the Le Cube Centre Numerique.

 


 

DoodleEarth at Design Week

We teamed up with Serge Steidlitz to create an interactive cityscape animation.

 

Visit the DoodleEarth website for more info!

 

Doodlearth @ BFI for OneDotZero Festival

10 November 2009

Come and doodle!

...at the British Film Institute 14-17th November - more details on the onedotzero website.

 


Sir Peter Cook presents: Squinting - Blinking - Growing

13 October 2009

Featuring Squint/Opera, Jason Bruges and Baubotanik

Monday 13 October 2008, 6.30pm

The Building Centre, Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

'The event follows last month’s amazing threesome with another that will again peer into the territories that are beginning to animate and stretch the architectural scene beyond its boundaries.'

 

Milan's Audiovisiva

13 November 2009

Federico and Sam escaped London's dull bank holiday weather for sunny Milan this weekend, courtesy of the Milano Design Festival, Audiovisiva

They were invited to hold audio-visual workshops at the international festival and to share techniques on 

 

video production and post-production, photography, animations and musical digital codes. Participants at the workshops will be taught video-making techniques and how to add music to their videos. The festival runs from Thursday 22 May to Sunday 25 May.

 

Martin Hampton

7 August 2009

Original founding member of Squint, Martin now creates his own wonderful documentary films. 

 

www.martinhampton.com


Fonejacker on E4

14 November 2008

Our episodes in the new Fonejacker series are broadcasting on E4, every wednesday night from 16th September 2008 at 22:00.

 

The studio has been busy animating episodes 2, 3 and 6 of the six part Bafta winning cult comedy show.

View all the clips here.

 

The Doodle Bar Launch Party!

5 June 2009

 

Following on from the success of Doodlearth and in collaboration with Serge Seidlitz have created a new arts cafe called The Doodle Bar. The launch party is on Friday 5th June 2009 from 6pm until midnight.

We believe in the Freedom of Doodle! We wanted to create a space that will act as a platform for people to get together, to inspire, share, develop and evolve their ideas, unleash their potential creativity and have fun!

 

Thrilling Wonder Stories at the Architectural Association

29 May 2009

Founding director Alice Scott, and Sam Britton from Coda Cola, will be giving a presentation at the Thrilling Wonder Stories: Speculative Futures for an Alternative Present event at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London on Friday 29th May 2009. Theirs will be part of a series of talks given by a varied and fantastic line up of authors, architects, artists and designers who will be discussing the speculative visions of the future that we devise, investigating how ’slipping suggestively between the real and the imagined, they offer a distanced view from which to survey the consequences of various social, environmental and technological scenarios’. This free event will run from 11am until 5pm and is open to all.

 

 

Squint in News Of The World!

8 May 2009

From the front cover of Icon Magazine… to page 28 in the News of The World on Sunday! Our design for a supermarket of the future was published in the paper on Sunday 10 May 2009.

 

 

UN Climate Conference (COP15), Copenhagen

10 March 2009

The recently completed Green Lighthouse, the first public CO2 neutral building in Denmark, will be showcased at the forthcoming UN Climate Conference (COP15) being held in Copenhagen in December. Our film, commissioned by Velux, will be played to demonstrate the building’s intelligent and sustainable design.

See more about the project in our portfolio.

 

 

 

Vote for Skylon!

3 December 2008

We have produced a film as part of the Rebuild the Skylon campaign.

Built for the Festival of Britain in 1951, the Skylon was a 300 foot high metal sculpture that sat in the heart of London on the Southbank. It was demolished in 1952 but people have wanted to rebuild it again on a regular basis. It became an icon for a new era in British history, and is the first example of high-tech architecture in the UK.

 

 


Imagina 2008

3 October 2008

We're thrilled that our Olympic Stadium film has won the Special Jury Prize at the Imagina Awards in Monaco.

See more about the winning project here.

 


 

Platform 21

22 August 2008

Co-founder Jules has been invited by Platform 21 in Amsterdam to present our work. This lecture is part of their show "checking reality".

"How virtual is our future? At this last Club Real evening five personal visions on the reality of a real virtual future."

 

 

Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial

22 August 2008

Some of our work will be screened at the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial 2008 in the exhibition Flight Number 10 : "As a way of illustrating the attention paid by designers to the development of societies, their uses and their everyday practices. There will be two parts to the exhibition: one area will be devoted to young European creators (in partnership with Culturesfrance), while a second area will be open for people to discover projects from other continents." 

 

Flooded London surges into Jordan

12 December 2008

Our Flooded London images are currently being exhibited at the Jacaranda Gallery in Amman, Jordan. Director Nick Taylor, went along to the exhibition launch to present the work. The exhibition will run until the end of April.

 

 

Kentstate workshop: Urban Script

9 October 2007

We ran a two week course entitled 'Urban Script - Constructing the Site with Narrative Structures' at Kentstate University, Ohio.

As our cities continue to be shaped by dynamic physical, cultural, and social forces, it is essential that architects develop tools capable of exploring mobile phenomena within the urban landscape. This studio will focus on the use of time-based media as a principal method of urban analysis and design. Digital videography that invokes the features of documentary, narrative, and experimental film will be used as a method of characterizing and reflecting upon these animate attributes.

 

Workshop at Munster Skuptur Projekte

20 November 2007

Founding directors Ollie and Alice visited Munster in Germany to present work as part of the Skulptur Projekte 2007.

 

 

Imagina 2009

Our film Restoring Historic Jeddah has won the award for Best Promotional Film at the Imagina Awards in Monaco.

 

Award of Excellence 2010

We are thrilled to have received an Award of Excellence from ASAI (American Society of Architectural Illustration). The Three Sister images was exhibited throughout America with the "Architecture in Perspective 25 Show" until the end of 2011.

 

See more about the project here.

Ringtones!

10 September 2009

The amazing Coda Cola have re-posted their fab ringtones, back by popular demand  - download the sets here.

 


CG World

An interview with our Head of 3d Ryan Lintott is in the May edition of CG World + digital video (Japan). The article goes into depth about influences and inspirations which have shaped his career and how this has helped with directing the 3d on our award winning film ‘Restoring Historic Jeddah’.

 

 

Icon magazine cover

We were asked to design the front cover of the Icon Magazine (June 2009). Here is our interpretation of urban farming in London and some more pages from the magazine showing the making of the image.

 

 

 

Interactive installations at The Crystal

Squint/Opera has just completed our most ambitious and broad ranging set of interactive exhibits for the new, high-profile Crystal building in London’s Royal Victoria Docks. The Crystal was founded as an independent global hub for debate around crucial issues of sustainable urbanism and is home to 'Our Urban Future', the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to the future of cities.

 

 

We delivered a complex set of interactives to communicate challenging issues ranging from infrastructure and density to fire safety, in a visually engaging way. Our creative solutions ranged from fun simulation games targeting very specific engineering challenges to generative installations which are more ambient in their interpretation of density data.

The Crystal opens to the public on Saturday, September 29th.

http://www.thecrystal.org

Olympic fever!

While the UK goes Olympic-crazy and team GB just keeps winning those golds, we're enjoying spotting the CG image we created of the stadium with such frequency all over the mainstream press. Olympic sponsors VISA and EDF Energy have used it in their promotional material and it was even snapped hanging in Sainsbury's last week. But we won't get to enjoy it for much longer - I'm sure our images will be superseded by those of the much anticipated closing ceremony.  

Squint/Opera images in winning bid for Melbourne Park redevelopment.

These images were produced, along with two films, as part of the winning submission for Major Project Victoria’s ‘Melbourne Park Eastern Plaza’ competition. Melbourne Park will remain the home of the Australian Open for generations with a multi-million dollar transformation of the world class sporting precinct.

 

 

Gustafson Porter images win Milan CItyLife Park competition

A series of landscape images we created for landscape architects Gustafson Porter recently helped the project beat all the competition in Milan. 

 

The images show the landscaping designs of the space that will be built alongside the architecture of Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind.

 

 

Interactive work at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2011

 

We are exhibiting work at this year’s Cityscape event. Projects include a large-scale 3d projection mapped onto a model measuring 25 x 17m and presentation film at the Urban Planning Council stand and a film describing ground-breaking infrastructure that defines Sowwah Island for Mubadala. This stand also features a 65″ interactive touch screen model, allowing the user to navigate various aspects of the Island.

Located at the ADACH stand, we have installed a touch screen interactive display of the Al Ain Oasis development and restoration. In this real-time interactive, the user steers through a photo real environment to discover what the future holds for this historic site.

Cityscape is open from 17 - 20 April 2011, between 10:00 - 19:00 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

CItyVision Magazine Cover

CityVision invited us to design the cover for their magazine issue #5 with the theme of a futuristic vision of New York City.  

 

 

CityVision is an architecture laboratory based in Rome with the aim of generating a dialogue between the contemporary city and its future image.