Visit to Dundee V&A.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
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
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.