Wednesday, October 28, 2015

LAGOS ARCHITECTS FORUM 2015- The VERVEPOINTS Perspective.


From this year's theme,  it was obvious that the sixth edition of the Lagos Architects Forum (LAF), an annual event organised by the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Architects was serious business! From the ease of registration to the calibre of resource persons invited, display of architects’ works and the exposition of products and services by reputable companies, this year’s programme was taken a notch higher and one can daresay that this edition was a runaway success.
 
At the programme which was held at the prestigious Expo Centre of the Eko Hotel and Suites, the Association of Consulting Architects Nigeria was ably represented at the various activities lined up for the four day event from May 6th – 9th 2015. A major highlight of the programme was the series of workshop/ Master Classes headlined by architectural heavyweights from both within and outside the country. Expectedly, ACANigeria’s impact was felt with some of its members forming the bulk of resource persons for the seminars which spanned three days.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WEARABLE ARCHITECTURE


 
3D printing has become a useful tool in solving both complex and everyday design issues as evidenced in this shoe design from United Nude, a popular Dutch footwear brand that has carved a niche for itself with its ultra unique footwear.

One of its latest shoes named the ICE shoe comprises of a detachable upper leather strap and a white eight inch 3D printed sole made of plastic PLA filament. The white platform sole has been designed as though hewn from a block of ice. Talk about wearable architecture even if not for the faint hearted!