Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2009!

Another year is coming to a close. But first let’s celebrate! Enjoy your holidays and some wonderful time with your family. And all the best for the new year to you and yours! In case you are curious: The image above is actually a composite of five individual images. All were taken on a rather mild […] Read more..

My New Photoblog is Up!

I always felt that my photos aren’t properly represented either on this site or on flickr. So I decided to get myself a photoblog. One picture per screen, presented at a generous resolution should be more adequate. I am not sure if I can keep up the common one-post-per-day schedule, but I’ll send new stuff […] Read more..

Everything is Data

Even beyond the great music, Radiohead’s latest video “House of Cards” is simply amazing. And that for two reasons: 100% data-driven visuals. The entire music video was produced without the use of a camera. Instead, three kinds of (near- and far-range) laser scanners were used to capture the artists and several environments. That’s just great […] Read more..

Wood Design Photo Series: Brentwood Skytrain Station

I only have a few pictures of this structure, which were all taken during a rushed visit to the station. Nevertheless, the roof structure of this station is a great example for curved glulam and for CNC prefabrication of wood. If I remember right, most connections are timber rivets and lag bolts.

Explorations in the Infrared Spectrum

Okay, okay, this one is a bit geeky, but it’s fun so I had to try it. I don’t remember how I found this, but I saw somewhere that you can easily turn your $10 webcam into an infrared camera. Since I never ventured into the infrared spectrum with my film-based camera, this sounded like […] Read more..

Reducing SketchUp File Sizes for Google Earth

One problem when exporting a SketchUp model that contains images as textures to Google Earth is file size. You do not want to have a building model that weighs in at more than 500kB. A 1 MB file may be justified for a very complex building, but anything beyond that will a) load slowly (remember […] Read more..