Category Archives: architecture

Old things revisited

Don’t Parade in My Rain, the art of the TV guide (via MeFi) / making random maps / contemporary embroidery by Sarah K Benning / Wallpaper magazine’s Artist’s Palate / Ghosts of Olympics past, overgrown stadia, etc / why bronze … Continue reading

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Throwing itself under the [Micro]bus

The psychology of the VW emissions scandal laid bare (via MeFi), a decade-long deception that stems, in part, from VW’s stubborn desire to give the US market what it thought it needed as opposed to what it so clearly wanted … Continue reading

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Falling down

Studio OBA’s ‘Prenuptial Housing‘, ‘[an architectural] solution for the increasing number of marriages that end up in divorce… When couples feel they are drifting apart, the house initiates a ‘break up’, by detaching the two units which then go solo … Continue reading

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Hoarding ideas

A City of Dust, the history of London through photography / The Legs of New York (via Kottke) / Relics of the Soviet Era / paintings by Soren Amsnaes / the web presence of the eternal Momus / Inside the … Continue reading

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Friday thoughts

Vimeo’s Experimental, remixes and supercuts page is worth keeping an eye on / Space Dashboard: massive data dump from multiple sources and sensors on Earth and beyond / Unpleasant design and hostile urban architecture, or building benches that people don’t … Continue reading

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Models, power and soft-focus

The Chromologist, a website about colour / Look away now, photographs of the views from famous landmarks by Oliver Curtis / Stuff from the Loft, a website about the process of design, including interviews with politically-charged admen like Sidney Myers … Continue reading

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Future thoughts

A couple of tmn things: Brief Interviews with Very Small Publishers, and an old and hence even more magically wrong article about the urban futures of London, Los Angeles and Moscow / underneath that CGI card is a Blackbird / … Continue reading

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City lives

The history of urbanization, 3700 BC–2000 AD / related, Unequal Scenes Johnny Miller photographs ‘scenes of inequality in South Africa from the air’ / see also How Detroit got its Street Grid, from 1965 / Inside Masdar, the UAE’s Zero-Carbon … Continue reading

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Architecture, a life in links

It felt like time to do a bit of spring cleaning and sort out the many, many links in our sidebar, some of which are dead and many others dormant. What follows is a fairly epic post and pruning exercise, … Continue reading

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Castles in the sky

A Guardian report into the wretched 48-storey edifice that is St George Wharf Tower (official site) illustrating the off-shore ownership and generally vacant state of the building. Interesting snippet: ‘At 23,000sq ft, the Tower penthouse is 24 times larger than … Continue reading

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Raise the roof higher

A (partly used?) church for sale on Foulness Island / related: The New English Landscape, always worth revisiting / Andy creates alternate histories of American car design as well as offering pithy visual critiques of current trends / life drawing … Continue reading

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Vultures circling the Square

A short history of death on EastEnders / the Urban Lab at UCL / Playboy Magazine and the Architecture of Seduction / interview with Todd Saunders / long read and interview with incoming CEO Brendan Bechtel on how the world’s … Continue reading

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The city’s spiky skyline

One of our new favourite sites, Development Aesthetics looks at the culture of billboard imagery, glossy renders and lifestyle photography that surrounds the many hundreds of new residential developments ‘reshaping’ ‘vibrant’ neighbourhoods in London and elsewhere. ‘Proof, were it still … Continue reading

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Towering or tottering

In the same vein as BCM’s recent Brutalist London Map is the new Art Deco London Map / a project that falls somewhere in the middle, the Tate’s new Switch House is now just a month from opening. See also … Continue reading

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Shrouded in mystery

A few links about NK’s wretched Ryugyong Hotel, unfinished, unloved and potentially doomed to stay exactly as it until such time as it can be turned into a ghoulish museum of the regime / happier things: let’s get swimming, contribute … Continue reading

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Stripped back

Designboom on the New York model created by artist Spencer Lowell / save Oslo’s Y-Block, a building by Erling Viksjø / the Futuro House at Central St Martins. More / the landscapes of Uncharted 4 / art by Jules de … Continue reading

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Death on the file

Facebook is a growing and unstoppable digital graveyard: ‘By 2012, just eight years after the platform was launched, 30 million users with Facebook accounts had died. That number has only gone up since. Some estimates claim more than 8,000 users … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at the museums

Graphic Designers Surveyed, thoughts and statistics from nearly 2,000 practitioners in the UK and US / which sent us back to Grafik Magazine, now online only but still brilliant / The Principality of Lichtenstein: from ‘WHAAM!’ to ‘WHAAT?’ at Paul … Continue reading

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Some architecture stuff

Architecture things. Barbican Residents is a more refined version of the Modernist Estates monograph. The motivation for participation is slightly hard to parse (via the excellent Meanwhile mailing list) / related, concrete gets a cursing over at the Daily Mail … Continue reading

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The Far Reaches of Space

Exploring the solar system in Wanderers, a short film by digital artist Erik Wernquist / The Scribbler, a weblog / Photos from the Bank of England’s vaults, taken from the Bank’s Museum. The images of the demolition of the Soane … Continue reading

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