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Aug. 4th, 2008

06:06 pm - Borrowed from cargoweasel: The world's coolest carpark

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"In Melbourne I developed a way-finding-system for the Eureka Tower Carpark. The distored letters on the wall can be read perfectly when standing at the right position. This project won several international design awards." -- Axel Peemoeller

The word UP projected onto walls and ground, to be viewed from one angle

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From:orv
Date:August 4th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
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That's really cool. And frankly, if there's any type of building that needs an innovative approach to wayfinding, it's parking garages. They're almost all confusing.
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From:yippee
Date:August 4th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
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i'm reminded of seeing a soccer (or rugby) pitch that had sponsor logos distorted on the field such that they appeared at correct dimension when viewed by the main stadium camera. Wish I had some photos to illustrate the point.
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From:wbwolf
Date:August 4th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
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Like this?


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From:wildbilltx
Date:August 4th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
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WOW.. I'm surprised nobody has freaked out and crashed their car into a wall when they see that giant UP.
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From:antimon
Date:August 4th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
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cool and yet creepy at the same time
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From:ceruleanst
Date:August 5th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
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This concept and the style of its execution is lifted from the work of Felice Verini. For some of the larger-scale ones, spanning city streets, it's impressive just to think of the permissions required.
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From:octan
Date:August 5th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC)
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Ha ha, sweet. This one got me thinking about the "Take on Me" music video, and how that scene would be fairly easy to emulate in a real building.
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From:wildfox34
Date:August 5th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
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That's just freaky looking... o.o
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From:chocorisu
Date:August 5th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
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Wonderful stuff--much easier to see than grubby signs with incomprehensible arrows. It was linked on BoingBoing recently too -- I was surprised at how many naysayers there are and people who think it's a safety problem. How fast do you drive in a parking lot anyway?! Seems like a very elegant supplement to traditional signage.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 5th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, and all those people concerned about words floating in space in front of them.

STEREOSCOPIC VISION
DO NOT WORK THAT WAY! --Morbo

(Darnit, my first chance to use that image, and it's not a plural noun!)
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
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I'd just be tempted to drive down the ramp marked "ulllllmmmeeeeeeep", just to see what happens.
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