Sunday, 27 April 2008

OPEN HOUSE: FINAL REVIEWS (day one)




It was a long and productive day - looking forward to day two.
With thanks to our guest critic:
Stephanie Schultze Westrum (Hawkins Brown)

Saturday, 26 April 2008

BLOOD ON PAPER



Went to this exhibition today - its about artists books - some are stunning - the ones shown are named in the photo and the green one is gold leaf and ink on leather folded.

GALLERY LINK

Saturday, 19 April 2008

STIFTER'S DINGE


Five grand pianos, insides out, are suspended in the clearing of a forest… absolutely amazing composition - it you are in town check this out - its monumental and ephemeral.
Something to see if you can.

ART ANGEL WEBSITE

Thursday, 17 April 2008

HELEN & HARD


Towards a synthetic architecture - a wide range of clever and sensitive projects that might be interest...

ARCHITECTS WEBSITE

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

SPACE TO THINK


Think a few of you were curious about the lighting in the quadrangle - check the link

BROOKES LINK

Sunday, 13 April 2008

TED

TED Lectures are very diverse in subject matter - this one is 'jaw-dropping' but there are also talks by architects - including Frank Gehry.

TED LECTURES WEBSITE
THEO JANSEN LECTURE

CAMOUFLAGE


A web site dedicated to the subject of military camouflage uniforms. Specifically, it provides information and pictorial references for the benefit of collectors, designers & graphic artists, historians and military modellers.

LINK TO WEBSITE

WILL SELF


Found this link and study of Will Self's office - a room with a collection of thoughts.

ARTISTS WEBSITE

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Certain Trees: the Constructed Book, Poem and Object, 1964-2008








Following on from Colin's Portfolio lecture, have a look at this exhibition at the V+A:

This display of books, objects and constructions reveals an energetic community of poets and artists in Britain discovering and developing the expressive potential of publication as an art practice. The work of the 16 individuals represented here is very diverse, however shared characteristics include brevity, a subtle sense of colour, wry humour, and an unpretentious relationship to art and literature of the past. Some of the works look like quite ordinary books, but their use of mainstream conventions is purposeful, questioning or amused. A poem is a kind of object, and the material character of a book may be its most important message.

1 April - 17 August 2008

Room 74
Free Admission

V+A website

C J Lim Installation at the V+A


Seasons Through The Looking Glass: possible inspiration for our end of year exhibition

Alice's adventures began when she fell into a tunnel that unexpectedly twisted downwards to form a deep well. She landed abruptly on a heap of sticks and dry leaves. This notion of mythical underground spaces is the subject of CJ Lim's installation, a multi-sensory and tactile intervention which explores the spatial possibilities of a subterranean garden.

V+A website

Saturday, 5 April 2008

GEFFRYE MUSEUM




The Geffrye Museum shows the changing style of the English domestic interior in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day. A 1695 interior - now thats a timber interior.

LINK TO WEBSITE

BRIAN SANDERS




British illustrator Brian Sanders was one of two artists hired in 1966 to cover the shooting of Space Odyssey 2001. With so many ground breaking technical achievements on show Kubrick may have felt that the artists pencil could be more easily controlled.

KUBRICKONIA BLOG

MONSIEUR HULOT



Jacques Tati was a french filmmaker and actor who gained renown for his comic films that portrayed people in conflict with the mechanized modern world. A cinematic sequence of golden moments?

TATI WEBSITE

AUDIENCE


Been checking the blog statistics - it appears we have a large international audience. Canada - Germany - Singapore - India - Portugal! The chart shows our unique visitors in percentages.

NB. Don't forget to upload your photos to the flickr gallery!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

JELLY



Bompas & Parr creates fine English jellies, designs bespoke jelly moulds and curates spectacular culinary events.

Bompas & Parr is curating a jelly design competition as part of this summer's London Festival of Architecture. The resulting moulds and preparatory material will be auctioned on behalf of Architects for Aid, a charity dedicated to providing building expertise to NGOs and community groups.

The rules:
i) Design how you want the jelly to look, not how the mould will be made
ii) Use any techniques you want to show off your design: drawings, models, renders – there are no restrictions
iii) Provide a 3D cad file in IGES format so that a mould can be fabricated (alternatively include scale drawings)
iv) Maximum size is 15cm in any direction
v) Make sure there are no ‘undercuts’ in the shape as this will prevent the jelly from unmoulding

COMPETITION WEBSITE

BUILDING FOR APRIL




Haus F, Kronberg, Germany: A house with a secluded rural plot is the enduring dream of client and architect alike. When Meixner Schl├╝ter Wendt Architekten were approached to create a new structure in an existing orchard, overlooking a picturesque wooded valley, they drew on an unexpected combination of influences, including traditional summer cabins and fighter planes.

LINK TO WEBSITE
ARCHITECTS WEBSITE