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Stereoscopic Parking Garage: I’m Freaking Out, Dude

Posted in Newsworthy by Suzanne Denbow | August 2nd, 2008 | 41 Responses |

Axel Peemoellerof Australia apparently won several design awards for the three-dimensional directional system he created inside the Eureka Tower Carpark in Melbourne, Australia. The Eureka Tower is self-described as the tallest residential building in the world as well as one of the largest building projects to use 3D Virtual BuildingTM .

Admittedly a pretty impressive design, I still picture at least 30% of the building’s parking garage patrons going, “Dude, that is some serious chronic…”

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41 Responses

  1. Vito Rispo says:

    I think this is probably the coolest thing I’ve seen all week, and I’ve had an interesting week.

  2. Anthony King says:

    i think i would get confused….hrm

  3. Robert says:

    nice >^_^<

  4. C Borannon says:

    It looks really cool, believable in a 2-D photo aligned perfectly, but how real do these things look in the 3-D world where you (or the car) is in motion?

  5. Ender says:

    It looks fantastic… although when you hit another car because you were staring at it, it probably wouldn’t seem as cool.

  6. J McClumpha says:

    I must say it looks equally as impressive “in the flesh” – and great to see it’s now being shared with the world online ;)

  7. Elisa says:

    I wonder how many accidents these signs are going to cause…

  8. Chris says:

    Dude, if this is the “coolest thing” you have seen all week and you have “had an interesting week” then you need to get out more!

  9. co mentor says:

    Nice, but in what sense is it stereoscopic?

  10. Very clever use to navigate the cars inside this parking area. I suppose it was very entertaining for the artist to create this painted words.

  11. Bex says:

    urgh it buggers with your head in the carpark and then when you get to the top it’s even worse

  12. stern says:

    look up “stereoscopic” in a dictionnary

  13. woah says:

    Woah that would be pretty trippy to be in the garage on shrooms..

  14. ugatgvinah says:

    this is badass, but it will make people crash.

  15. Chris H says:

    I hate to be a pedant, but the author clearly has no idea what Stereoscopic means. This is anamorphic projection. 3D has nothing to do with this, stereoscopy even less so.

  16. ah says:

    I should not be looking at this drunk

  17. Jason says:

    I think the beauty of this is that if you are coming from the wrong direction, you won’t be able to read it. It seems that if you were to actually be driving around, you would see the words with enough time to make the turn in the direction you needed to go.

  18. Wow that looks really cool, but I think some people might find it confusing. Seeing the photographs verses the real thing might not have the same effect.

  19. Kit says:

    its called anamorphic projection.

  20. Karl Roos says:

    Awsome!
    2D garages is soooo passé now!

  21. Jackie says:

    looks like an accident waiting to happen

  22. seo says:

    I wonder how long it took to measure and set everything up for this.

  23. devan says:

    Wow i wonder how they do that

  24. Pratik says:

    Really cool stuff. Who thought of that! :D

  25. Espen says:

    It’s not hard at all. You just project the words you want using a projector. Then you paint where the projection is showing.

  26. Alan from Va. Beach. says:

    Makes one’s head spin for moment. I think I may have just had a flashback. Yep, Free-buzz.

  27. josh says:

    this is NOT stereoscopic at all. look it up in the internets. besides this it is a nice and interesting post. and yeah: it even might be the coolest thing of all week.

  28. Jordy says:

    Nice 3D effect :D it’s called Anamorphosis
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6AiNFJM0_8

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  30. Peter says:

    Ziet er geweldig strak uit.

    Peter :-)

  31. British architect (and motorist) says:

    Wow you need nerves of steel to drive straight at the signs but once you get close it just devolves into a pattern on the wall and floor. Please advise on the accident rate!

  32. alanparsonschoolofdesign says:

    Its nice just to see parking garage with signage; they are usually the worst examples of information design…

  33. vince says:

    what a waste of time and money

  34. Josh says:

    I seriously think they’re all photoshopped.

    you never see anyone interacting with the designs, and they all seem very bright and saturated with color. you would think they would be dirty and kinda grungy being in a parking garage and all. kind of like the rest of the scenery in the pictures.

    I mean, it wouldn’t be too hard to photoshop it.

  35. J McClumpha says:

    to “Josh” – no these are not photoshopped – as per my comment above, I’ve seen these first hand and the effect is just as great (if not better) “in the flesh”

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  37. steve says:

    Photoshopped!

  38. solofranma says:

    mooooooollllla