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I have some Venice and surroundings here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorcasino/sets/72157601373054872/

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 15 January 2009 21:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

this is my favorite thing in the world at the moment:



by Levitate Architects

jed_, Friday, 16 January 2009 14:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha I thought that first shot was an elevation and was like "whaaaaaaat?"

That design is a really fantastic thing.

Tina Fey's narrative bonsai (I DIED), Friday, 16 January 2009 15:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha, did the same thing!

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2009 15:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

that stairbookcase is insanely beautiful: the top image reminds me of this mad dream i used to have as a child about a rabbit-warren library with walls made of earth ane books.

king lame (c sharp major), Friday, 16 January 2009 15:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

i posted that stairbookcase to the What do your books look like? thread on ILB and stet said:

That looks great, but is functionally crap: you'll kick dirt into the books as you climb, and the ones at eye level are furthest from your eyes.

which kinda boggled me.

jed_, Friday, 16 January 2009 15:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

well yeah but it's more of a limited space solution than it is a most perfectly accessible behind glass eye level book collection solution.

Tina Fey's narrative bonsai (I DIED), Friday, 16 January 2009 15:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

dezeen maybe needs to work on the color balance for those video interviews they're doing - ross lovegrove looks like a DEMON! I was going to post the pic here but it's actually too frightening so I'll link instead.

http://www.dezeen.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/rosslovegrove.jpg

Tina Fey's narrative bonsai (I DIED), Friday, 16 January 2009 16:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

ross lovegrove IS a demon. did you watch the Aranda\Lasch one? fancy themselves a bit, don't they?

jed_, Friday, 16 January 2009 16:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

I just watched it - my gosh I hate it when designers think they're doing something scientific when they're just aping the aesthetics of science.

Tina Fey's narrative bonsai (I DIED), Friday, 16 January 2009 17:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

well exactly. so they do some actually quite beautiful faceted tiles etc. that's good enough! the introduction where one of them keeps reiterating how serious they are actually made me feel quite depressed.

jed_, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

I would be so supportive of them if they said "We like triangles and crystals because they are pretty! We make very expensive things that kind of look like them."

Tina Fey's narrative bonsai (I DIED), Friday, 16 January 2009 17:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the thing is in twenty or thirty years it'll be quite clear that some designers were aggressively interrogating the possibilities of new materials and computer-aided-manufacturing, and others were picking up on the look...but while the former MAY end up more valorized, it's the pretty-looking stuff (from either camp) that will rack up big prices at vintage stores.

Thinking specifically of midcentury furniture here - some of it was made by material geeks trying to figure out how to do things that were never possible before, and some of it was made by people who thought outer space was super neat, but all of it's kind of great.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

i couldn't actually work out whether they were trying to take the piss by going on about how serious they were? or do they just have zero sense of humour?

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jed_, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

also, i still don't get the Bloomframe exactly - why not just...have a balcony?

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think they were taking the piss, but trying to be funny by talking about how serious you are only works if you're funny.

Tina Fey's narrative bonsai (I DIED), Friday, 16 January 2009 17:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

i just see it as another way to have a balcony. it's neat and clever and seductive!

jed_, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

Well yeah, transforming stuff is kind of guaranteed to be cool in my book.... but would you ever actually have it in the closed-up position?

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

I guess it depends on climate really..

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

if you were in glasgow the question would be - would you ever actually have it in the open position?

jed_, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

No, the question would be - why do you actually live in Glasgow? Ba-dum-CH!

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'd laugh at that if i didn't take myself so seriously.

jed_, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

I beg your pardon; I know next to nothing about Glasgow and am just free-zinging.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2009 18:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

;)

jed_, Friday, 16 January 2009 18:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

ok were the designers of Jenga paid off for this

roxymuzak, Friday, 16 January 2009 22:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

also, "free-zinging"! cute.

roxymuzak, Friday, 16 January 2009 22:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

I blogged about Michael Graves :/
http://theskyscraperblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/something-about-hating-michael-graves.html

roxymuzak, Saturday, 17 January 2009 04:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

Great Blog Name!

mehlt, Saturday, 17 January 2009 05:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

THANKS!

roxymuzak, Saturday, 17 January 2009 21:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

hi, what's happening in architecture? has spaceinvading replaced our lovely thread?

jed_, Thursday, 29 January 2009 11:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Frozen skyline

And I guess things have got worse since then. Mentions Newhall in Essex, which has some quite interesting smaller houses.

The Unbelievably Insensitive Baroness Vadera (Ned Trifle II), Thursday, 29 January 2009 11:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

Reversible Destiny Housing by Arakawa and Madeline Gins

Neo-Hundertwasser?

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 29 January 2009 13:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ooooh speaking of Spaceinvading these are great: http://www.space-invaders.com/ I saw a good few in Paris (including on Picasso's chimney). Great fun!

I've a few on the flickr account thingy but can't post private pics to ILX sadly...

hyggeligt, Thursday, 29 January 2009 20:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ha, I've seen a few such things too, never realized it was a movement (or whatever)!

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 29 January 2009 20:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

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jed_, Monday, 9 February 2009 20:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

wtf?!

jed_, Monday, 9 February 2009 20:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's not the actualy 'square' that went up in flames, no? 'Just' one of the buildings next/across it?

Anyway, a sad thing. They had Rem Koolhaas on Dutch TV and he was pretty gutted.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 9 February 2009 21:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

ah yes, the news reports on this are pretty confusing. still an unfinished koolhaas building goes up/down. sad.

jed_, Monday, 9 February 2009 21:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

this one:

which i think is hideous but there's little point in discussing that now.

jed_, Monday, 9 February 2009 21:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

It looks like an uncomfortable chair. Still RIP and all that...

hyggeligt, Monday, 9 February 2009 21:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

ha, yes it does!

jed_, Monday, 9 February 2009 21:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

symbol of 2008 starchitect culture inadvertently becomes symbol of 2009 starchitect culture

Tina Fey's narrative bonsai (I DIED), Monday, 9 February 2009 21:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

I've a few on the flickr account thingy but can't post private pics to ILX sadly...

I think you can. At least I have in the past.

The Unbelievably Insensitive Baroness Vadera (Ned Trifle II), Monday, 9 February 2009 21:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

guys, teach me about Lebbeus Woods and where to start with his work

mh, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 01:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

Anarchitecture: Architecture is a Political Act is good.

He's a good thinker and a great draftsman - he started out doing renderings in Saarinen's office! Super radical unusable proposals, but at heart he's a big classical softie with all the attendant ideas about the shape of a city reflecting the shape of a culture that you see in Boullee or Alberti's work.

Tina Fey's narrative bonsai (I DIED), Tuesday, 10 February 2009 03:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

I should look him up - I know him only from the rather stiff treatment Neal Leach gives him in Anaesthetics of Architecture for, I guess, taking formal inspiration from the devastation of Sarajevo? Or something? It's been a little bit and I was reading it in a hurry.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 03:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

should be 'neil'

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 03:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

guys, teach me about Lebbeus Woods and where to start with his work

― mh, Monday, February 9, 2009 8:18 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^^fuckin huge stan of this guy

lol (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 10 February 2009 05:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha my friend texted me "did you hear about rem's building getting butthaased"

lol (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 10 February 2009 06:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

I've a few on the flickr account thingy but can't post private pics to ILX sadly...

I think you can. At least I have in the past.

― The Unbelievably Insensitive Baroness Vadera (Ned Trifle II), Monday, 9 February 2009 21:53

Okay will try.




hyggeligt, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 09:02 (5 years ago) Permalink


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