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Concrete Misplots

Posted in Commissioned, Stills by ZEITGUISED on 08/November/2010

Featured in swiss architectural magazine Hochparterre’s “Raumtraum” section, these visualizations of future architectures search for the accidental in computer driven manufacturing processes.

Based on iconic housing shapes, these buildings were intended as prototypes for mass-customization. Yet, as things go with computerized manufacturing, there have been misplots. The cartridge was not loaded properly. The concrete was set to the wrong parameters or scale. The printer module falsely translated a data set…

These misprints are the rejects of this early process, and they are now being used as shared homes by elderly people from the former squatter scene.

With Matt Frodsham.

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  1. Zeitguised | i like this art said, on 14/November/2010 at 12:04 am

    [...] Concrete Misplots [...]

  2. [...] in the Swiss Hochparterre, are housing elderly folks who used to be squatters. Click over to Zeitguised for close-up images of each house. [via BoingBoing] Add a comment var addthis_config = [...]

  3. [...] the rounds on the ‘nets today are the following images from Zeitguised, which illustrate computer-fabricated homes which are ‘misplotted’ – produced via [...]

  4. chrisg171 said, on 16/November/2010 at 5:27 pm

    I am intrigued! Are these located on Planet Earth?! Where?! I tried to find out via article but could not. They seem to be over water and inaccessible, so is this really some kind of high-end Swiss joke? A reply would be nice, ‘cuz I’m so curious. But I’ll understand if not.

  5. mimi said, on 16/November/2010 at 6:00 pm

    this is swiss humour at its best

  6. Commodore Crush said, on 16/November/2010 at 8:12 pm

    Okay, but why and where are they floating on wires?

  7. Steve Thomas said, on 17/November/2010 at 12:21 am

    I don’t understand these. Are they suspended over water? I’m definitely missing something here…

    Amazing looking though.

  8. links for 2010-11-16 « links and tweets said, on 17/November/2010 at 12:31 am

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  9. Anon said, on 17/November/2010 at 1:02 am

    and we’re to believe that these “concrete” homes are suspended on steel guide wires above open water? I cry foul on this bullshit

  10. Grass-Bandits said, on 17/November/2010 at 4:01 am

    [...] (from : via) [...]

  11. Fehlerquelle | Publique said, on 17/November/2010 at 8:06 am

    [...] via zeitguised Tweet Evol und die Miniaturhäuser auf [...]

  12. Misplots « Scratch said, on 17/November/2010 at 1:02 pm

    [...] Concrete Misplots « ZEITGUISED. LikeBe the first to like this post. [...]

  13. [...] instructions.  Now, imagine that something goes wrong with either the printer or the robot and Zeitguised is his hoping that we end up with something as fantastic as the images above. Zeitguised supposes [...]

  14. Paul said, on 18/November/2010 at 11:30 pm

    Strange and beautiful but they don’t look like computer mistakes.

  15. Cuts and zooms « things magazine said, on 19/November/2010 at 4:26 pm

    [...] Misplots at Zeitguised: ‘Based on iconic housing shapes, these buildings were intended as prototypes for [...]

  16. david Wiesand said, on 05/December/2010 at 8:05 pm

    these accidents are quite beautiful to look at!

  17. More Future of Building said, on 15/December/2010 at 10:41 pm

    [...] that occasionally things will go wrong and fail.  That is why I am a fan of these rendering from Zeitguised, architecture fiction of what may be the misprints, failed prototypes of 3D printed houses, and [...]

  18. Concrete Misplots at iainclaridge.net said, on 10/February/2011 at 12:00 pm

    [...] magazine Hochparterre’s “Raumtraum” section, these visualizations of future architectures, by Zeitguised and Matt Frodsham, search for the accidental in computer driven manufacturing [...]

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  20. Misprints | Sophie Kahn said, on 06/February/2012 at 8:05 pm

    [...] cancers’ and 3d printing misprints at BLDGBLOG. You can see more renders here at zeitguised, though the idea of misprinted concrete houses being used by squatters is clearly architectural [...]


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