Author Archives: justinzsims

Weaving Life Itself

During the lecture on textiles, I became fascinated with the idea of weaving and textiles evolving from the need to enclose. I immediately thought of a blog post I saw about a year ago from renowned BBC photographer Timothy Allen

Weaving Life Itself

During the lecture on textiles, I became fascinated with the idea of weaving and textiles evolving from the need to enclose. I immediately thought of a blog post I saw about a year ago from renowned BBC photographer Timothy Allen

Light and Material at Play

Minneapolis-based architecture firm HGA recently finished work on the new Garden Mausoleum at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. It has garnered a number of awards, several coming from the American Institute of Architects. Much of its recognition comes from the project’s

Light and Material at Play

Minneapolis-based architecture firm HGA recently finished work on the new Garden Mausoleum at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. It has garnered a number of awards, several coming from the American Institute of Architects. Much of its recognition comes from the project’s

A Vision for Whom?

The film “Great Expectations: Visionary Architecture” explores the idea of major shifts in architectural and urban design over the past century. Citing examples from architects like Le Corbusier self-contained apartment building community and Paolo Soleri “arcology”, the film charts very

A Vision for Whom?

The film “Great Expectations: Visionary Architecture” explores the idea of major shifts in architectural and urban design over the past century. Citing examples from architects like Le Corbusier self-contained apartment building community and Paolo Soleri “arcology”, the film charts very

Printing Buildings

Printing in three dimensions has become an emerging tool for designers. Rather than using traditionally subtractive methods of construction, like carving and sculpting, 3D-Printing binds material together, thus creating very little waste. It has typically been limited to somewhat small

Printing Buildings

Printing in three dimensions has become an emerging tool for designers. Rather than using traditionally subtractive methods of construction, like carving and sculpting, 3D-Printing binds material together, thus creating very little waste. It has typically been limited to somewhat small

Redefining Clay

The pavilion design project for the Size + Matter Expo in London sought to push what materials can do, both in technology and application. Our group chose to take the latter route and redefine a commonly understood material: unfired clay.

Redefining Clay

The pavilion design project for the Size + Matter Expo in London sought to push what materials can do, both in technology and application. Our group chose to take the latter route and redefine a commonly understood material: unfired clay.

GINA the Clothed Automobile

Who is GINA? Essentially, GINA is a dream. She will never be realized to her fullest potential because, simply put, GINA is a concept car. Like a myriad of other automobile corporations, BMW uses the concept car as a way

GINA the Clothed Automobile

Who is GINA? Essentially, GINA is a dream. She will never be realized to her fullest potential because, simply put, GINA is a concept car. Like a myriad of other automobile corporations, BMW uses the concept car as a way

Solar Roads and the Urban Fabric of the Future

Glass has become an increasingly versatile material in the eyes of people as of late and has now surpassed the idea of being a fragile material with which to handle with care. It has gained increasing popularity as a structural

Solar Roads and the Urban Fabric of the Future

Glass has become an increasingly versatile material in the eyes of people as of late and has now surpassed the idea of being a fragile material with which to handle with care. It has gained increasing popularity as a structural