Daily archives: April 2, 2011

Daily Blog 04/02/2011

  • “Truth windows” are false windows cut into the interior walls of buildings, used to reveal what lies within that wall and, thus—like something out of an architecturally themed remake of The Matrix—what the building you’re standing in is really made from.

    According to that well-known fast-research assistant Wikipedia, “truth windows” are “often used to show the walls are actually made from straw bales. A small section of a wall is left unplastered on the interior, and a frame is used to create a window which shows only straw, which makes up the inside of the wall.”

    tags: architecture windows

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Buildings on a wall

As a modeller I’ve long considered creating some art using kits, possibly some sort of surreal diorama or somesuch. What I hadn’t considered, until now, was flipping the work through 90 degrees and turning it into a “painting”. This is what Gerry Judah does with his post apocalypse cityscapes, and they’re very effective. I’ve had a load of ideas just from watching the 9 minute video below. Not plans to rip him off, but some thoughts on new ways to present ideas I’ve had for a while.

Gerry Judah: Paintings from Sam Marcuson on Vimeo.