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‘City Recognition Software’ developed

  • June 12, 2012

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and INRIA in Paris have developed software that can read the architectural quirks of a city's design; even seemingly unremarkable roads have features unique to the culture that built them. The software searches for elements that occur frequently in one location and rarely in another, keying off features such as street signs, balconies, doorways, windows, railings and street lamps. The researches set their software loose on 120,000 Google Street View shots from 12 global cities. The upshot of this is that the small tics that 'make London feel like London' can be identified, broken down and used as a visual language - particularly useful to animation companies like Aardman and Pixar, where weeks are spent researching the look and feel of a city to capture the right atmosphere. The more subliminally this can be implanted the better - being able to communicate…

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London Architecture Festival Jubilee Celebrations

  • June 6, 2012

To celebrate the Jubilee and the London Olympics 2012, The Building Centre are showcasing 60 projects standout from the last six decades of London's ever evolving architecture. The exhibition will showcase a true cross-section of design ideas and aesthetics that have made and continue to make London architecturally stimulating. The exhibition has been organised and hosted by The Building Centre and New London Architecture and forms part of the London Festival of Architecture 2012. Head to www.thebuildingcentre.co.uk for more details.

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Claydon Reeves showcase at Fraser Yachts

  • June 6, 2012
Claydon Reeves Showcase At Fraser Yachts

The 70 metre superyacht model Caspian has been on display at an exhibition of Claydon Reeves'work, held by Fraser Yachts. The showcase presents the range of Claydon Reeves’ superyacht designs and concepts, where visitors can see conceptual visualizations through to detailed scale yacht models. The showcase runs from 15 May until 15 August 2012 at the Fraser Yachts London office on St James’ Street.

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