Friday, June 03, 2011

V.O.B. - Movies: Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Documentary)

Documentary highlighting the late Gil Scott-Heron. Titled The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, the piece originally aired in 1996 through BBC, but it’s quite fitting for the occasion in memory of the musician’s recent passing. Enjoy!

Photography: Mark McNulty

Friday, May 27, 2011

V.O.B. - Music: Steady Roller (inst) by Gonzi

Steady Roller (inst) by Gonzi

Gonzi is back again with a his truly melodious sounds to tantalize our eardrums and excite our nerves to completly be emersed in the sounds of Windmill. The upcoming EP is soon to be released and Vessel of Beauty will definetly have an exclusive on the album.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

V.O.B. - Architecture: J. MAYER H. Completes Metropol Parasol in Seville

April 2011 marks the completion of "Metropol Parasol", the Redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, Spain. Designed by Berlin-based J. MAYER H. architects, this project has already become the new landmark for Seville, a place of identification and to articulate Seville's role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations.

J. MAYER H. architects had won the 1st Prize in the international design competition for the plaza redevlopment back in 2004.

The completed Metropol Parasol on Seville's Plaza de la Encarnacíon. Photo: David Franck

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The completed Metropol Parasol on Seville's Plaza de la Encarnacíon. Photo: David Franck

Project Description from the Architects:

"Metropol Parasol" explores the potential of the Plaza de la Encarnacion to become the new contemporary urban center. Its role as a unique urban space within the dense fabric of the medieval inner city of Seville allows for a great variety of activities such as memory, leisure and commerce. A highly developed infrastructure helps to activate the square, making it an attractive destination for tourists and locals alike.

Photo: David Franck

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Photo: David Franck

Photo: David Franck

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Photo: David Franck

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Photo: David Franck

The "Metropol Parasol" scheme with its impressive timber structures offers an archaeological museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants underneath and inside the parasols, as well as a panorama terrace on the very top of the parasols.

Realized as one of the largest and most innovative bonded timber-constructions with a polyurethane coating, the parasols grow out of the archaeological excavation site into a contemporary landmark, defining a unique relationship between the historical and the contemporary city.

"Metropol Parasols" mix-used character initiates a dynamic development for culture and commerce in the heart of Seville and beyond.

Photo: David Franck

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Photo: David Franck

Photo: David Franck

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Photo: David Franck

Project Details:

Name of the project: Metropol Parasol, Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville, Spain
Function: archeological site, farmers market, elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants
Site area: 18,000 m2
Building area: 5,000 m2
Total floor Area: 12,670 m2
Number of floors: 4
Height of the building: 28,50 m
Structure: concrete, timber and steel
Principal Exterior: timber and granit
Principal interior material: concrete, granit and steel
Designing period: 2004-2005
Construction period: 2005-2011
Building/Cost: 90 Mio Euro

Photo: David Franck

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Photo: David Franck

Photo: Fernando Alda

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Photo: Fernando Alda

Photo: Fernando Alda

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Photo: Fernando Alda

Project Credits:

Client: Ayuntamiento de Sevilla und SACYR
Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects

Project Architect: Jürgen Mayer H., Andre Santer, Marta Ramírez Iglesias
Project Team: Ana Alonso de la Varga, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand, Marcus Blum, Paul Angelier, Hans Schneider, Thorsten Blatter, Wilko Hoffmann, Claudia Marcinowski, Sebastian Finckh, Alessandra Raponi, Olivier Jacques, Nai Huei Wang, Dirk Blomeyer (Management Consultant 1st Phase)

Competition Team: Jürgen Mayer H, Dominik Schwarzer, Wilko Hoffmann, Ingmar Schmidt, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand, Julia Neitzel, Klaus Küppers, Georg Schmidthals, Andre Santer, Daria Trovato

Technical Support for Plants – Competition 2nd Phase only: Coqui-Malachowska-Coqui with Thomas Waldau

Technical Consultant and Multidisciplinary Engineers for Realization: Arup
Project Manager: Jose de la Peña, Jan-Peter Koppitz
Project Team Statics: Romain Buffat, Kayin Dawoodi, Steffen Janitz, Andres Garzón, Enrique González, Carlos Merino, Estrella Morato, Victor Rodríguez Izquierdo, Volker Schmid
Project Team Building Services: Salvador Castilla, Alborada Delgado, Marta Figueruelo Calvo
Project Team Fire Protection: George Faller, Benjamin Barry-Otsoa, Jimmy Jonsson

Timber engineering and detail design: Finnforest

International Competition: 1. Prize, 2004
Project: 2004-2011
Opening: March 2011
Completion: April 2011

Photo: David Franck

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Photo: David Franck

See more photos and plans in the image gallery below.

Source = Bustler

Sunday, March 13, 2011

V.O.B. - Advertising: Puma - The Worlds Fastest Band

Meet Rocker, Flex, And, Groove. Hailing from Jamaica, these four guys comprise the World's Fastest Band. They have jumped on the fast bandwagon (along with Usain Bolt) to help launch PUMA's new Faas Running Shoes.

Watch Rocker, Flex, And, Groove's second television commercial to see how Faas running shoes help them go fast in the recording studio.

To learn more about the band and Faas running shoes, visit

V.O.B. - Architecture: Zaha Hadid's Guangzhou Opera House

The Guardian's Jonathan Glancey explores the Zaha Hadid's latest creation - the Guangzhou Opera house.

For more info go here​artanddesign/​gallery/​2011/​mar/​01/​zaha-hadid-guangzhou-opera-house-in-pictures

Shot with a Canon 5DmkII and Kessler Pocket Dolly V2.

V.O.B. - Movies: PRAGUE 2011- Canterbury School of Architecture Trip DAY 1

An epic journey of our trip to Prague.

Watch Day 2 to see more!!!!!!!!

I used my Canon 7D with a Canon EF Wide-angle zoom lens - 16 mm - 35 mm - F/2.8.

Filmed by Laith Wallace
Edited by Laith Wallace & Clive Coutet

Music From:
Jazztronik - Samurai
Label: Pantone Music
Catalog#: pancd001
Format: mP3
Released: 04 Apr 2005
Genre: Electronic, Jazz
Style: House, Future Jazz, Jazzdance

V.O.B. - Music: THE STORY EP is KING's debut project


is KING's debut project, wherein all songs are written by Paris, Amber, and Anita, and fully produced by Paris. THE STORY, SUPERNATURAL, and HEY are the result of a year's worth of loving and learning, experiencing and experimenting, and ultimately finding the music within themselves.

Supernatural by weareKINGworldwide

The Story by weareKINGworldwide

Hey by weareKINGworldwide

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

V.O.B. - Music: Azekel - New-Ish

'NEW-ISH; written, produced and performed by Azekel. Look out for the upcoming video directed by Paul Akinrinlola.

For enquiries contact:

V.O.B. - Movies: How to Do a Professional Looking Photo Shoot at Home_2AM

This is my first ever video made from me scratch. Ive fully filmed and edited it with Final Cut.

Have you ever been up late till early in the morning and been extremely bored?

What do you normally do?

2AM shows you what you can do with a couple friends and some good camera equipment. Additional lights from Ikea, masking tape, white A4 paper and tracing paper.

Edited by Laith Wallace (Pixeloute Design Studio), with additional Photography from Sai Wentum (Ess Dots & Pixeloute Design Studio) and Gabriel Fayika from Scope Photography

Filmed with a Canon 7D
Lenses: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens

Photography: Canon 500D
Lens: Canon EF Lens - 50 mm - F/1.8


Snoop Dogg performing Ups & Downs/Bang Out. © 2005 Geffen Records

Aranes - Nothin 2' Fear © 2009 M.M.I.S Recordings

Siriusmo - The Plasterer of Love © MONKEYTOWN RECORDS

Diddy - Dirty Money performing I Hate That You Love Me. © 2010 Bad Boy/Interscope Records

For more information contact:

All works presented are protected by copyright and are the property of their respective owners © 2011.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

V.O.B - God: Episode #4: God Me Art from SAU-Visual Art and Design

Episode #4: God Me Art from SAU-Visual Art and Design on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

V.O.B. - Music: Nas - One Love

The Soulful Melodious sound of Gonzi, south london producer who truly creates a sound that engages his audience and an ear that is effortlessly unique. The ability of his talent will be highlighted more on the website, so keep looking and waiting for more.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

V.O.B. - Interior Design: HOERBOARD DJ STAND

“Beauty is simple” David Kornmann, Creative Director of Hoerboard explains. The German company is comprised of a conceptual design team and skilled craftsmen who search for simplicity and the removal of everything unessential which has resulted in the creation of functional and visually uncomplicated products.

Hoerboard has recently released their latest piece of furniture called Scomber Mix Set up Technics 1210. The Scomber is designed to make all your turntables, CD-players and mixers fit perfectly into a great looking workstation. The piece is made from CNC-machined MDF material and is fixed to a laser-cut powder-coated steel support, finished with high gloss coats of various colors.

On top of a sleek and minimalist design, the Scomber wants to keep the clutter out of sight by placing all connections underneath the desk and concealing all power cables inside the stand. The starting price is around $3000 and will go up depending on customizations and accessories.

V.O.B - Motion Graphics: Kobe Bryant is “The Black Mamba”

Nike Basketball celebrated the World Premiere of their Robert Rodriguez directed film “The Black Mamba”. Next to Kobe Bryant, the short film stars Bruce Willis, Danny Trejo and Kanye West. The outcome is rather impressive, so make sure to watch the whole thing here above!

Friday, February 11, 2011

V.O.B. - Motion Graphics: Manhattan 4.33pm

Manhattan 4.33pm from Lizzie Oxby on Vimeo.

Director: Lizzie Oxby

A daydream to remind me of the joy of the New York skyline. "Daydreams" is one of my ongoing projects incorporating a series of observational thoughts. Manhattan 4.33pm is the latest short film made with three photographic stills which I brought to life (35 secs).

'Manhattan: 4.33pm' has been selected as a finalist in Raindance’s Welcome to the Extraordinary competition.​LizzieOxby

Thursday, February 10, 2011

V.O.B. - Architecture: Jakob + Macfarlane: Orange Cube

'orange cube' by jakob + macfarlane architects in quai rambaud, lyon, france
all images courtesy jakob + macfarlane
image © roland halbe

image courtesy RBC

in context of the river and surrounding structures
image © roland halbe

Source: designboom.....

view of the void from an outdoor terrace space
image © roland halbe

roof top terrace
image © roland halbe

interior view of the design showroom
image © nicolas borel

featuring a double-height layout, the ground floor accommodates a design showroom. the display concept,
which was also created by jacob + macfarlane architects, was developed as an extrapolation of the 'orange cube's
architectural language. taking the treatment of the facade, a three-dimensional volume was generated for an
L-shaped wall that wraps around the space. sixty 'alvéoles' are used to display furniture pieces,
while the unit as a whole define the circulation of the floor.

display wall
image © nicolas borel

image © nicolas borel

image courtesy RBC

office floor
image © nicolas borel

images © nicolas borel

detail of light facade
image © nicolas borel

3D rendering of display wall units

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level +4


project info:

client: rhône saône développement
surface: 6,300 m2
commercial program: headquarters cardinal group
cultural program:
design showroom, RBC
cost consultant: michel forgue
electrical engineering: alto ingénierie
acoustic: avel acoustique
structure: RFR GO+
facade: T.E.S.S.
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