penccil: This was 2017
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The penccil year in review is a project selection for 2017, this year curated by Mario Gagliardi. Selecting 3 projects each in the areas of art, design, architecture and photography, Mario shows projects which make a difference: Artefacts, images and concepts which express a concern for the issues and problems of our world and inspire us to see things from a different angle.

Art:
http://www.penccil.com/gallery.php?p=547436958960 Romuald Hazoumé
http://www.penccil.com/gallery.php?p=703352392501 Kader Attia
http://www.penccil.com/gallery.php?p=869790883584 Wang Luyan
Design:
http://www.penccil.com/gallery.php?p=317952112599 Dana Callam
http://www.penccil.com/gallery.php?p=783880256665 Natascha Harra-Frischkorn
http://www.penccil.com/gallery.php?p=506259078708 Volker Morawe and Tilman Reiff
Architecture:
http://www.penccil.com/gallery.php?p=817601247773 Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux
http://www.penccil.com/gallery.php?p=156040750993 Anne Romme
http://www.penccil.com/gallery.php?p=790997085710 Piet Blom
Photography:
http://www.penccil.com/gallery.php?p=744840085822 Vincent Fournier
http://www.penccil.com/gallery.php?p=865174155765 Naoya Hatakeyama
http://www.penccil.com/gallery.php?p=899092181203 Jean-Yves Lemoigne
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Vincent Fournier
Vincent Fournier, a photographer from Burkina Faso, offers a poetic glimpse into the world of global robotics laboratories. His view of robots is not conforming to stereotype: Here, they are fragile, imperfect, searching, and profoundly lonely.
Volker Morawe and Tilman Reiff work on the borderlines of art and design and present an ironic antidote to facebook: The facebox, an artifact to rehabilitate social network geeks. facebox provides everything former social network addicted persons need to reactivate their social skills.
Romuald Hazoumé, an artist from Benin, makes masks out of discarded petrol canisters. He says: "We need to understand that we have the same problems all over the world on different levels. We all take up this “Coca Cola” culture, which makes us unaware of our own culture."
Kader Attia´s installation "Ghost" is a powerful artistic statement of human suffering.
Today the connection between the land of the suburbs and the dinner table of the city has almost disappeared. The Spaceplates greenhouse by Danish architect Anne Romme makes local food production again possible.
Small, simple, and educational: Circuit by Dana Callam inspires kids to experiment with and learn about electricity.
Natascha Harra-Frischkorn makes a smart shelf with minimal material.
A look back at visionary Dutch architect Piet Blom, who was convinced that "architecture serves the people, not the other way around".
Chinese artist Wang Luyan, born 1956 in Beijing, deals with the artifacts and mechanics of war and politics.
Naoya Hatakeyama is using photography to preserve moments of "controlled destruction". Made in the detached style of a scientific documentation, her images are fascinating as well as terrifying.
Architects Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux deal with the architecture of spectacle and the massive investments needed for hosting a World Cup. Their project "Casa Futebol" offers a concept for the reappropriation of the stadiums built for the World Cup in Brazil, colonizing the external facades. In Brazil, the lack of housing is estimated at 5.2 million homes. They also propose the "Qatar World Cup Memorial", a tower made ​​of concrete modules each representing a worker who died during construction.
Jean-Yves Lemoigne depicts uniformly masked, anonymous figures in finely crafted, yet disturbing photographic paysages. Who are these figures? Shadows, puppets, alter egos, agents, terrorists? He says: "In this standardized society, man himself becomes standardized, anonymous.”
  Inspirations.  
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Hybrid urban scooter
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An organic structure for bikes
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Stories of You
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S tables
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Mechanical Suprematist
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Immersive sketch
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One Hundred Thousand Games
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Art Driver
A obstacle driving computer game with visual art. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to push obsta...
Emotibots
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Black Box. A Cabinet of Robotic Curiosities
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Painted by Time
Inricate patterns created by lichens, made over time around the tiny cracks of ceramic tiles. (C) Ma...
Breathe
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City Garden II ´Spaces´
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Charles Tassin
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Cutting the edges
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serpentine 2017
exhibition, schauspiel köln, cologne. steelobjects, ceramic reliefs.
BS1
temporary accessible sculpture.
Functional Pasta
Pasta based on the geometry of a Möbius strip, a geometric surface with the distinction of having o...
Wayne Sorce: Urban Color
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We Ar
University of Sunderland MA Glass and Ceramics Show
Coffee maker
Visualization of the process of coffee making. The aim was not to use words.
Mapping Reality
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BKM/Barozzi/Veiga
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TYPOGRAPHY
RESEARCH
Fallingwater
Modernist Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright
UNTITLED PROJECT: CABIN [THOREAU]
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Untitled Project: Honda CB77 Superhawk
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The wall
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Swiernalis
Polish alternative musician Swiernalis
Green Architecture…. Is it blessing or curse!!
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Library
A library in the center of Moscow, study project.
Vico Magistretti
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Franz Kline
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Glowscape
Study for a LED light installation. LED diodes are installed on a net of wires and placed over the l...
Structured Reflection
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Watch UX
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Lattice
Architectural structures. Mario Gagliardi 2006
Gaetano Pesce: Abstraction is boring
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Jeff Zimmerman
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Kenzo Tange
Kenzo Tange was born September 4, 1913 in Osaka, Japan. After graduating from the University of Toky...
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HYFY
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The gilded castle
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Upcycled
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chair_ONE
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Cazal
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Arte generativo
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Reactive Space
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Omnidirectional microphone
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Paris
Paris 2019. (C) Mario Gagliardi
Rudolf Belling
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Calatrava : Sculptures
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Streampal
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CoBrA Magazines
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PIXelated Cube
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CAMOUFLAGE ARCHITECTURE
My thesis gallery about camouflage and architecture
The e-scooter Boom
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Street Life Tokyo
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Abstract Form
Click 4 times on the canvas and watch how an abstract form is generated: https://www.mariogagliardi....
Energy
Every photo has an energy, a direction, and a story. I do not own this story.
Essential Water
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The Venice Pavillon
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Collaborative City Planning
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Generative Botany
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Creative Changemakers & Future City
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The Persona Project
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Structures
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Dreaming of Skyscrapers
Mario Gagliardi 2006.
Blacker Box
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Bones, Stones, Sticks, & Stones
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Alessandro Mendini 1931-2019
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