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End of week collection of things

A big Friday link round-up. Deck the halls in a Slayer Christmas Jumper / incredible miniature military dioramas at Brigida Tripeira / Quick Streetview, instant access to the world’s front doors (via MeFi / are you growing tired of my … Continue reading

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The idea of a rhinoceros

Albrecht Dürer’s Rhinoceros is one of the most celebrated drawings ever made (the BM link is to the woodcut). According to the British Museum, the animal depicted was originally a gift from Sultan Muzafar II of Gujurat, who presented it … Continue reading

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Complexity and Contradiction in Criticism

Mammoth has a series of images from Simon Kennedy’s Heygate Abstracted, all taken at the monumental and doomed South London housing estate. Mammoth splices the misty, moody walkways – all empty – with the cosy domesticity found within another ‘sterile’ … Continue reading

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An approach of upbeat curation

It’s worth point out at the outset of this post that this particular weblog is not a forum for critical writing. Reading through a recent Blueprint article on the apparent lack of online architectural criticism (‘Critical Response’, not yet online) … Continue reading

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Crash

The cliched idea that European cars are small, poky deathtraps is gradually subsiding in the American consciousness (although occasionally it pops up in relation to things like the smart car and the new Fiat 500). However, this story from Design, … Continue reading

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Folding cities, spinning things

A few thoughts on Inception, several weeks after the rest of the world. James Benedict Brown’s review in Building Design nailed the aesthetic incongruity of how a group of architects with absolute free will (and no clients, budget issues or … Continue reading

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