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STEVEN HOLL
LIGHT SCORE (LIGHT STUDIES FOR THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY IN CASSINO, ITALY), 1990s
Find the key to the light score here

(courtesy: betonbabe)

STEVEN HOLL

LIGHT SCORE (LIGHT STUDIES FOR THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY IN CASSINO, ITALY), 1990s

Find the key to the light score here

(courtesy: betonbabe)

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What, if Anything, is an Architect? 

Geoffrey Atherden illustration from Tom Heath’s What, if Anything, is an Architect? , (Architecture Media Australia, 1991)

What, if Anything, is an Architect? 

Geoffrey Atherden illustration from Tom Heath’s What, if Anything, is an Architect? (Architecture Media Australia, 1991)

(Source: architectureau.com)

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"Beyond the age of information is the age of choice"

Charles Eames

(Source: youtube.com)

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Kathryn Findlay  |  Ushida Findlay Architects

The Plan 01_08_12  We talk with Kathryn Findlay from Ushida Findlay Architects about #experience2012, the infamous ‘Truss Wall House’, Blobetecture, Digi-Thatch and her recent work with Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond on the 2012 Olympics Arcelor Mittal Orbit Tower.

Courtesy: The Plan

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NeW Space | University of Newcastle
Lyons (Melbourne), EJE Architecture (Newcastle)

University of Newcastle asserts its presence in the Civic Precinct of Newcastle. The education facility will service law and business programmes embracing digital services and collaborative spaces for learning and engagement opportunities with the broader community.

Project estimate cost: AUD$95 million

Completion 2017

Further detail here

Jonathan Owen


more information

(courtesy: artruby)

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Feeling hot?!

Withholding allegiances in the nonchalant climate debate.

Climate data speaks clear and concisely.

State of the Climate 2014 draws on an extensive record of observations and analysis from CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology, and other sources.

Annual mean temperature changes across Australia since 1910.

Time series of anomalies in sea-surface temperature and temperature over land in the Australian region. Anomalies are the departures from the 1961–1990 average climatological period. Sea-surface temperature values are provided for a region around Australia (from 4°S to 46°S and from 94°E to 174°E).

Further reading: State Of The Climate 2014

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Instant City

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(Instant City © José Manuel Ferrater)

Project Description

"Instant City is a call to the imagination and an experiment in community living. It will be held in IBIZA from 13 to 17 October 1971. We have been ceded some 15,000m2 of land alongside the sea and the hotels in Cala San Miguel.

A minimal infrastructure will be constructed, with energy systems, an information point and design consultant center from September 5 to September 20, and from the 21st onwards each person can build their module of habitation and, with everybody else, design and build areas, circulations and communal spaces. To that end, 15,000 square meters of differently colored polyvinyl chloride will be available, 5,000 linear meters of adhesive tape and the necessary set of tools and technical instructions manual needed to help design and build this, the first pneumatic city in the world.

We hope that community life will facilitate all kinds of spontaneous artistic events, bearing in mind that theater, music and mime groups will come and live with us. Life in the city will be a total spectacle, the inhabitants of the city will be able to undertake experiments of any kind without the need to establish a program beforehand.

We planned to set up a big cooperative store where, at worst, foodstuffs could be bought at cost price; however, our aim would be to give away certain basic foodstuffs like bread, rice, dried fruits, vegetable, etc., for free.

We want peace.”

A project by Carlos Ferrater, Fernando Benito, Jose M. Prada from 1971.

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"Bauhaus was very strong in its emphasis on building technologies. ‘Minimal effort to produce a maximum result’ - this principle really caught me. I believe that the ultimate expression that we are presented with in the finished work of architecture has to be a stunning result, but it has to be derived only through a very serious investigation of the needs and purpose of the building and the structure of the building. To say that in another way, architecture is a service art. If it doesn’t serve then it’s not architecture. Ipso facto, it is structure. It has to be so, and my position is based on that. I believe in design from the bottom up. I believe in taking seriously the program, the requirements, the budget and the site conditions, and out of that I have the confidence that I can bring out something beautiful. This is opposed to architects - and I won’t mention names to you, but they’ll be obvious - who design from the top down. They start with a precious image and from there they somehow expect it to be built. This is shocking to me."

Design From The Bottom Up
John M Johansen, from interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist

(Source: johnmjohansen.com)

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"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from."

Seth Godin

…work and play intrinsic to another

(Source: vancouverisawesome.com)

How Not To Die
Madeline Arakawa Gins

(Courtesy: http://the-archipelago.net)

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Madeline Arakawa Gins

Died Jan. 8 2014. 
Half of a valued collaboration with her husband, Shuzaku Arakawa.

"[To] elude death through design…through a literal architecture of instability—a built environment in which no surface is level, no corner true, no line plumb.” They termed their beliefs about evading death Reversible Destiny. 

Gins and her husband channeled this philosophy into various architecture projects, most famously the Reversible Destiny Lofts in Mitaka, Japan, pictured above. 

Gins commentary on procedural architecture parallels somewhat Sou Fujimoto’s interest in ‘cave’ spatial environments that of reinvention, interpretation, and Heraclitic flux.

(courtesy: forwardinthevoid and archipelago

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