Visit to Dundee V&A.Read More
Talking about Charles Rennie Mackintosh, value of architecture and pros and cons of reconstruction projects. (in lithuanian)Read More
Our urban explorations at la fabrica - 70s found disused cement factory -now the house and studio of the architect ricardo bofill, and walden 7 -his social housing project. a bit terrifying at first but very friendly, open and poetic inside. We were lucky to have the resident walking and talking with us about the everyday life there and how architects vision and philosophy of the building feedback to their lifes. Its clearly not a machine for living, its a beautiful space for community, social interactions and events. every 'street' in the building is named under philosopher or writer as well as its full of aspects of sun moon earth and waterRead More
I had a wonderful conversation with Charo Camino & Sunny this summer and thought it might be worth everyone hearing it.
Its about :
-how to make lemonade when life gives you lemons.
-about the ability of human to be limitless and when you think you might already know all about yourself you find out something new
- what happens when you say 'why not'
- its also about love
- it proves you can learn the language in one month at whatever age you are
- it proves that age is just a concept
and eventually its about how to be young wild and free.
the unreal is more powerful than the real…
it’s only intangible ideas , concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last.
stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well they die.
but things as fragile as a thought , a dream, a legend , they can go on and on.
if you can change the way people think. the way they see themselves.
the way they see the world. you can change the way people live their lives. thats the only lasting thing you can create. ‘’-
Chuck PalahniukRead More
Artwork by Barbara Kruger.
In 1963, the famous Dutch architect Constant Nieuwenhuys wrote: ‘’The future homo ludens (playing man) will probably be a normal man. His main activities will be focused on the construction of reality, whilst freely creating the world without the hardships or struggle for existence. It should give rise to the revolution of public behaviour. If man becomes independent of work, he will not be attached to one place, he will not have to settle down. He will be able to move freely, to change surroundings and to expand his territories. His relationship with space will be as free as that with his time’’ (daniel Herman, Constant’s new Babilon, Artbyte, March-April, 2000
While watching the world going mental, I remembered one weekend last year that made me think that despite all political hassles the future is brighter than ever. It was that one weekend in Venice exploring Architecture Biennale.Read More
Last Year Archinect was looking for the XS creations making an XXL impact and we are glad that our Yellow Submarine was chosen and featuredtogether with other 7 small but fierce interventions, ideas and buildings that push architecture in a constructive direction by going small.Read More
.’.. Municiple playgrounds are often as bleak as barrack squares and just as boring. You are not allowed to build a fire, you would head straight for juvenile court if you started to dig up the expensive tarmac to make a cave, there are no bricks or planks to build a house, no workshops for carpentry, mechanical work, painting or modelling and of course, no trees to climb...’ – Lady Allen critics on playgrounds design .
We have started placing playgrounds in a contemporary art galleries. I wonder how long it is going take for the museum to be built so we could bring our children to see what childhood was about. We often complain that todays’ children are growing up and getting mature faster, but who to blame if they are spending more and more of their time surrounded by adults.Read More
Carsten Holler 'Upside down mushroom room'/Photo via: tumbly wumblies
We pass the tunnel of flashing lights and enter the labyrinth of darkness- the ‘corridors of decisions'. Here i find children who collaborate with an echo to give me- a proper adult a fright. i undoubtedly and certainly unfairly make a decision to use my grown-up power: I put on the phone light to scare them away.
'Skywalkers' by FriendsWithYou, 2006 Miami Beach
i took a year away from what i thought i knew.
i concentrated on what i want to say to myself:
'what am i doing to get out of where i am. '
i took 25 flights this year to various countries, cities and people.
I explored new geographies and tamed new places.
In the meantime, in my mind i revised places i’ve been and places i lived.
i visited the persons i used to be and already lost contact with.
i traveled back to my childhood and started finding coincidenses ( or maybe not) what fascinated me back than, fascinates me now.Read More