Saddling up LINK to GUARDIAN VIDEO
Sunday, 28 February 2010
PROGRAM: architectural retreat
Sited next to three 150-foot-tall Douglas fir trees, which form a vertical, cathedral-like void, this wood-frame studio for painting and writing is sheathed in local natural cedar boards. The 16-square-foot plan is stacked in two rooms of 256 square feet each. The cantilevered porch faces east with Puget Sound, Blake Island, and Seattle in the distance.
LINK to Steven Holl
Steven Holl on WIKIPEDIA
Here is the first video of last years students explaining their building project. This is Rachel.
It runs for nine blocks between the Meatpacking District and Chelsea, passing through several buildings along 10th Avenue and stopping abruptly at 20th Street. Phase two, which landscapes another ten blocks of line, opens next year."
Johanna Agerman, Icon Magazine
in mind, madrid based architecture and design studio studio-kg created 'scenter', a depository
that captures scents helping to evoke personal memories. concentrated personal fragrances
are stored inside compact cartridges, their scent being released through a nozzle upon
pressing the bellows."
small catridges storing various objects
Saturday, 27 February 2010
If you have ever wondered how a ship gets into a bottle - Here you will find the answer! Have a look how professionals are doig this delicate job. Your hands are too big for that? No problem!
i sink sis is a koot iteeea, or wat do ju sink....
my favourite is the rooster in the background noise.... a classic...
LINK to Steven Holl
PROGRAM: mixed-use complex with offices, retail, cafe, sky bar, exhibition space, and double level vertical park.
The "weave" concept for this project refers to four different meanings: a double level and Vertical Park in the form of a weave; the old historic morphology of Seoul's Kangbuk district with its intricate weave of streets, historic structures and gardens; the new role of the surrounding fashion district and textiles; and a 21st century aspiration to fuse landscape, urbanism and architecture.
The site's historic trace of the ancient castle wall is envisioned to be reconstructed in cast glass blocks which are the same size and dimensions of the original stones. At night, these glass blocks will glow and add a special quality to the new landscape.
The basic morphology of the macro scale "weave" is based on a tri-axial fabric which yields six-sided voids. These spaces take on various configurations-skylights, gardens, water ponds, fountains¬-as the phase change of the "weave" responds to variations over the landscape.
At the site's southwest corner, the "weave" suddenly turns vertical, forming an open porous framework for the relocation of a vertical section of the Park. The tri-axial structure is open with an open air carbon fiber weave curtain. On the upper level, elevators serve a sky bar and café, public observation deck and visitors information centre, while a large below grade public lobby joins all public circulation to the subway stations and underground shopping malls.
LINK TO BBC Iplayer
Monty Don celebrates six of the traditional crafts that built our nation and its heritage, ranging from thatching to stonemasonry. Under Monty's watchful eye three hopefuls who are passionate about learning crafts are put through their paces by the country's leading practitioners
The humble village smithy was, for centuries, the most important place in the village and it was the craft of the blacksmith, more than any other, that during the industrial revolution transformed Britain into the great workshop of the world.
Market trader Dominic Branch, 37, museum educator Gill Fewings, 47, and architectural illustrator Hugh Gallagher, 40, take up their places as enthusiastic beginners in a three-hundred-year-old forge in Humberside to learn this ancient craft.
It takes four to five years to train properly as a blacksmith. During their six-week course, our trainees learn the foundations of the craft - from how to forge precision decorative panels to making their own tools.
They are be instructed by Don Barker, the first working blacksmith in 200 years to be appointed to the court of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. He has made ironwork for the royal family, Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral.
While Monty explores the importance of blacksmithing in history and joins in an experiment to test the same method the Romans would have used to smelt iron ore, the trainees learn how to make everything from nails to scrolls and snubs; finally putting all they have learnt into practice to design and forge decorative front gates, unassisted, for local Ferriby residents.
Can they pull it off and impress not only their clientele but the only living Gold Medal holder of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, Bob Hobbes?
- Broadcast on: BBC Two, 9:00pm Friday 26th February 2010
- Available until: 9:59pm Friday 26th March 2010
- Go to Mastercrafts site
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While the generation of the 1960s used architecture to improve reality, the paper architects of the first decade after perestroika withdrew into the beautiful, magic world of paper architecture, opposing official Soviet architecture through their neo-constructivist designs, deconstructive or historicist replicas, and postmodern contextualizations.
Friday, 26 February 2010
please see all the other films as well!
[images courtesy Steven Holl Architects]
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Public Library Enric Miralles, Palafolls, Spain 1997 – 2007 © Enric Miralles - Benedetta Tagliabue | EMBT
LINK to Royal Academy of Arts
Lucy/Carpet House // Mason's Bend, AL // 2002 Outreach Project
Sponsored by Interface, the world's largest manufacturer of carpet tiles, the challenge was to use worn carpet tiles in the construction of a house for the Harris family. The house walls contain 72,000 individual stacked tiles held in compression by a heavy wooden ring-beam. The tiles were held in storage for 7 years to ensure they no longer off-gassed. The tower form contains a bedroom above and tornado shelter below.
LINK to RURAL STUDIO here thank you!
LINK TO WIKIPEDIA here
More than any of their contemporaries, Architects Herzog and de Meuron are challenging the boundaries between architecture and art. Natural History explores that challenge, examining how the work of this formidable pair has drawn upon the art of both past and present, and brought architecture into dialogue with the art of our time. Projects are structured around six thematic portfolios: Appropriation & Reconstruction, Transformation & Alienation, Stacking & Compression, Imprints & Moulds, Interlocking Spaces, and Beauty & Atmosphere. ©Amazon.com
Link here to the Bartlett Library page
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
kyle mentioned about this, its an inflatable structure that holds all types of events