The BBC brings together 'amateur' architectural photographers
in honour of the UK's Architecture Week
. This always passes us by, embarassingly, but we did manage to see the giant new development model of New London Architecture
on display at the Building Centre
. It was very grey. The Office of Subversive Architecture
have an installation
in progress. Related, the imminent arrival of Channel 4's 'Demolition
' prompts Jonathan Glancey
to decry the concept - 'a determinedly populist, democratic, accessible, anti-elitist bit of prime-time programming in which presenters Kevin McCloud and Janet Street-Porter will find out just which buildings you would like blow up.'
Apparently, 'more than 15 million people, or 30% of the population, are registered for online gaming in South Korea.' One of them succumbed to exhaustation
yesterday, part of the burgeoning problem of people becoming totally, irretrievably, immersed in parallel worlds. More at Joystiq
/ Modern Arf
is a new book by Craig Yoe, looking at the intersection of art and comics. Among the featured work are drawings by Hy Mayer
. Mayer pioneered an extraordinary 'worm's eye view
' perspective (which Yoe rather unkindly calls 'the first upskirt' imagery). That's the only one of his images I can find online.
Turn your colour digital pics into smouldering black and white
/ a big page of products designed by Achille Castiglioni
, courtesy of Evanizer
/ at the opposite end of the spectrum, an interesting post on the white plastic chair
, and how it seems to turn up everywhere
. This 'research' is the work of Functional Fate
, one Jens Thiel. I seem to remember that Douglas Coupland called this chair a 'category killer' in Generation X. Chetan Kunte
, a weblog (with great photos
) / messy page, but lots of info on Parisian architecture
/ what is this?
Apologies for the slow posting lately.