Mar 28, 2019 . Design

Brani & Desi transforms Piet Mondrian’s paintings into apartments.

The Brani & Desi architecture studio, inspired by the works of Piet Mondrian, has created an apartment that seems to best represent the artist’s mind, or at least his imagination. Considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Mondrian was one of the founders of the De Stijl art movement, which was distinguished by its use of horizontal and vertical lines, and primary colours.

“In our project, we want to evoke the same emotions [as Mondrian’s paintings do],” said the sisters. “Through lines and colours, the inhabitants and their guests should feel as though they are part of a dance.”

Mar 28, 2019 . Technology

AR portal takes you inside a Rembrandt masterpiece.

The project, titled Rembrandt Reality and created by Dutch virtual reality start-up Capitola, allows viewers to enter The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632), getting up close and personal with the doctor and the corpse of the recently executed criminal Aris Kindte. Developers used ARkit from Apple and ARcore from Google to create the portal.

“We ‘polished’ the captured mesh to make them look as much as possible as the characters in the painting,” said Capitola’s David Robustelli

Mar 27, 2019

Design School to include VR/AR technology in the curriculum.

The Immersion Lab at ArtCenter College of Art and Design is a dedicated prototyping space designed to immerse students into making with emerging spatial computing platforms from Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Virtual Reality, to Motion Capture. The lab offers new opportunities for artists and designers to rethink our experiences within these overlapping physical and digital environments.

The lab hosts workstations with a diverse range of equipment: HTC Vives, Oculus Rifts, Microsoft HoloLens, and Mixed Reality headsets, 360 cameras, Leap Motions, and Perception Neuron mobile motion capture suits.

Mar 27, 2019 . Product

EvoWood wins Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019 for EvoLlae.

EvoWood, a wood engineering company, has won the globally renowned Red Dot award in the Product Design 2019 category. EvoWood won this coveted award for EvoLlae, 3.5 mm thick solid wood sheets. Atul Marwah, Founder, and Managing Director, EvoWood says, “The aim of EvoWood is to simplify woodworking by providing easy to use solutions to the industry.

These sheets can be applied for a range of applications including wall paneling systems, ceiling, flooring, staircases, doors, wardrobes and modular furniture, among other interior and exterior applications.