For a task that required the conversion of a PDF for print to image files sequence for web display, I had to figure how to export them as quickly as possible, re-combine two facing files into a single “spread”, and add a graphic element that makes them appear more like books. It is a bit [...]
When browsing through large folders with many graphic files, it is difficult to see them all, especially if the thumbnails are small. On Ubuntu 12.04, the default file browser behaviour is that, when the thumbnails are scaled up, the spacing between is increased as well. If found a way around that here.
Although, there are scripts on scribus.net that do this, they were not working for me with Scribus 1.4.2, no matter what I tried. This has led me to do two things: rewrite the script, and use it on Scribus 1.5 SVN, where it works. The interface on the newer version is smoother and faster, and [...]
It has been a day and a half for making the latest version of my design and architecture portfolio, with which I am exclusively using Scribus, the open source alternative of Adobe InDesign. And it is so far so good. There are much less aspects that I need to get used to than what I [...]
With fresh new perspective gained from the recent rejuvenation in Indonesia, I am continuing with my pursuit of open source understanding and knowledge. After a little bit of technological fear from the first few moments of return to regular computer use, I was a little intimidated by recent introduction of Linux Ubuntu on my computer. [...]
In the upcoming months, I will start to publish tutorials for Blender, the open source 3D program, targeted specifically for architects and architectural students. I believe that if students realise there are open source alternatives to 3ds Max, Maya, Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Autocad, then they will be much more likely to use them. Then, [...]
A project of creating bicycle cart, as a first of its kind in Bulgaria. While the mobile bicycle coffee carts are popular in Northern Europe and in the US, in Bulgaria, it is the first of its kind. Additionally, in public spaces, the quality of coffee is inferior to high street cafes. So, what would [...]
After having lived in London for a year and a half, I have slightly revised vision of what a democratic boulevard should be. This vision is not based on the fact that London has many democratic boulevards; it is instead based on my experience of riding a bike every day. It is also based on [...]
I have been quite inactive with updating my website for the past 16 months due to the completion of a post-professional M.Arch at the Architectural Association in London. Here are few renders from our final presentation. Our thesis consisted of utilizing lightweight composites without molds for construction of buildings in urban and dense areas, with [...]
Buckminster’s Fuller’s Dymaxion House was as fuel efficient as modern compact cars are today. The airflow design was inspired by airflow design of airplanes at the time. Yet, today, 80 years later, there are very few cars that exhibit fuel efficiencies and body design developed for the least amount of drag. Why is that? Why [...]
With the launch of Apple’s latest iPad simply as iPad, the product becomes eternal. It does not becomes the successive product in history, but instead erases the history of the previous models to become the one and only model. And although, there could be difference with, say, another model that comes up next year, which [...]
As I am starting to get more and more into scripting, many questions start to arise. It becomes very easy to script a specific behavior. Based on specific relationships, a whole house can be scripted without ever drawing a physical line. A whole neighborhood, also can be scripted. But if we can script it so [...]
What is the digital age, beyond symbols and sculpture? What is the difference beyond architecture and sculpture? How can current issues – of social responsibly, of more equal distribution of wealth and resources, of treating each project as having exhausted as specific, limited of amount or resources – be addressed better through the advent use [...]
As part of transformatori, an event was organized to transform an architecturally significant bus stop. Altogether, 17 people volunteered to scrape, clean, and paint the stop. The photos of the completely repainted bus stop can be viewed here.