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Creating the Statue of Liberty

Erik Åhlander

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 - 06:10:30 pm

@ n1501891g

The statue of liberty was given as a gift from French to the U.S. to honor the centennial independence and friendship between the two. Pieces of the statue was created in Paris in 1884, and then shipped to New York for assemble.

Categories: Case-studies
She's a beauty ain't she. Many stories have come up about the statue of liberty. Some even said that she's a muslim! Nevertheless, this giant sculpture is really beautiful and shipping it to New York would take careful planning and executing. It would take a good project manager to finish this project successfully.

Rain Room

Cindy Chan

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 - 06:09:55 pm

@ C I N D Y

‘Rain Room’ – An installation piece created by Hannes Koch, Florian Ortkrass and Stuart Wood, three contemporary artists from Royal College of Art in London. In the Barbican’s exhibition space known as ‘The Curve’ viewers of the exhibition walk through a one hundred square meter space of pouring rainfall, that operates through a digitalized simulation of the sounds, humidity and visual Read more →

Categories: Case Studies
Tags: rain
This work have been shown by our profs so many time because it is such a good example of interactivity. To me, this project is very complicated because it takes a lot of planning. Furthermore, finding the right gallery is also a challenge. This project uses water, sensors and a drainage system, so pretty much complicated. Executing this project must take a lot of time in planning and whatnot.
I like this project as it explores with such a fundamental and common element in our lives - which is rain. This project would be an example of what I would express as a project with a simple and strong concept, but that involves lots of planning and work in the execution phase.



Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 - 06:07:18 pm

@ Artefactually Lost

Christchurch’s Re:Start Mall was built as a temporary shopping space as a devastating earthquake brought their city down in February 2011. 5 years on, these container buildings serve as a tourist attraction and a fresh start to the Kiwis.

Categories: Case-studies
Project like this to rebuild buildings that was brought down by natural disaster always have a personal touch and stories behind it. As we cannot control natural disaster, we do able to plan what goes after the disaster is gone. This was good planning on behalf of the city to use this containers to build shopping space, not only for the locals but it has become a tourist attraction as well, bringing the revenue back to the city.

The Swedish ship Vasa's revival

Erik Åhlander

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 - 06:06:47 pm

@ n1501891g

The restoration of the 16th century war ship Vasa was a groundbreaking project. New techniques on how to preserve the fragile ship needed to be invented to maintain the ship in the best shape as possible.

Categories: Case-studies
IT was an interesting to read about this Vasa warship. Not only we can learn about things from the past, we can also learn about how this ship was being built, and this is about project management. So this project of preserving delicate things is always a challenge and need very specialise management.
Uh huh, I was there 2 months ago! The place shows how the ship was found, the mythology on the wood carve and astrology people used to navigate. Vasa is really an interesting and unique museum. Moreover, the ship itself is part of the museum, it is really a great idea.
It's somewhat ironic that a ship that sank on its maiden voyage has become a widely recognized symbol of the Swedish "great power period". I have been there myself and I must say that they have done an outstanding job preserving the ship. I like this project because it's different and it's interesting that they had to invent with new techniques to preserve the ship. Managing this project must have been a real challenge and I wonder if they ever thought the result would turned out so good.

One Punch Man's success story


Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 - 06:06:27 pm

@ Real life

One Punch Man, Comic Author: One, anime directed by Shingo Natsume at Madhouse and written by Tomohiro Suzuki

I really love the sucess story of one punch man as it started out as a web comic with really (pardon me) shitty drawing. But when it was done into an anime, the animators really did a great job and managed to push Read more →

Categories: Case Studies
It's a very big different different from the old drawings compare to the anime! And i mean it in a compliment way. The essence of the character is kept through the hairstyle. The animators definitely did a lot of planning before executing it to the final animation.

House of Leaves


Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 - 06:05:54 pm

@ jkoo002

House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski, is an unconventional novel that makes use of typeset, page layout and style to tell a story. It’s classified under a bunch of genres including horror, postmodernism and romance. The book took ten years to plan and write.

On the surface, it seems to be about a family who finds their house is larger on Read more →

Categories: Case-studies
Tags: book | novel | story
wow! 10 years to complete! Mad props to Mark! Yeah, Mark is really a good project manager in this one, he is able to see 10 year forward what this book will have an impact to the world! such visionary is important for leaders actually.
I think even for me it is hard to work on a project for 3 mths ...10 years is really no joke. By the way, I have yet to borrow this book from you =P

Case Study - House made of Windows


Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 - 06:04:18 pm

@ Pixel 林

A house made of windows. Built by an artist couple this house cost them $500 to build. Windows were scavenged so the process of searching for the right window, or building the house with the different sizes of windows in mind must have been a challenge.

Categories: Case Studies
This project is very interesting and inspiring. I find it amazing what humans can do, in this case, a house made of windows which cost them $500. Recycling materials like the windows also make this design sustainable. I think as the artist goes along in scavenging for materials, the design of the house take into form.
I find this two-man project very inspiring because of the many limitations. This proves that a strong commitment is important to follow through a sustainable and artistic vision.
A green and very cheep way of building a house that, through careful planning and execution, turned out to be very beautiful. I think that people in many aspects can be more cost efficient and environmentally friendly if they spend a bit more time and energy purchasing their items.

The One With The Kaws


Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 - 06:04:01 pm

@ The Anatomy Of Life & Death

KAWS is known for his painting but he creates bigger than life sculptures. Definitely he work with a construction company to create the sculpture. From sketching the first draft to going to the factory to inspect the quality of the craftsmanship of the work.

Categories: Case-studies
Tags: kaws | sculpture
I looked at KAWS' works, and his trademark of featuring nostalgic characters in our childhood is pretty apparent here as well (are those mickey's legs?). I'm interested in this as it's always interesting to see how artists explore with mediums out of their usual works, and in this case it would a lot of effort and time to have the work created, going through the factory and etc!

The Butterfly Dress


Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 - 06:03:31 pm

@ V N X Y

“The Butterfly Dress” is a technology incorporated dress that has 40 fabric butterflies attached to it that can flutter and fly when its sensors are activated, either when a person comes close or when it is controlled via a mobile device.

Categories: Case-studies
This is an interesting piece and would be a show stopper for gala events :D It's just kinda sad that the butterflies won't return back to the shoulder after they flutter, or am I wrong? Still, I enjoy the idea of this work, in the future they can put like ninja stars instead of butterflies so we can guard ourselves lol, I'm thinking too far.
Incorporating wearable and technology is always interesting and Professor Galina is exploring in this field. I like the idea of the butterfly dress as it seems like it is interacting with the user. It would be exciting to see what are the prototype before the final dress was being made.
The butterflies actually can return to the shoulder after they flutter away! I think they show that in the video in that link, you could check it out! :)

The One With The Cirque Du Soleil


Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 - 06:02:17 pm

@ The Anatomy Of Life & Death

Cirque Du Soleil is really well known all over the world and their detail to the craft is zero to none. I’m guessing it would take months maybe years to practice the choreography and even planning the design of the set to suit the choreograph. Not to mention, for some show, they even set up their own huge circus tent.

Categories: Case-studies
As you said the planning of this has to take a very long time, especially in comparison to the time of execution. The actors here are probably among the best in their branch, I feel sorry for the one who accidentally ruins the performance.