Staying with the subject of shipping containers used in architecture, I have been thinking about the nineties; the years that I spent all those rainy sunday afternoons watching MTV. I’d like to bring up this video that comes with the famous song ‘Lemon Tree’ of Fool’s Garden. For me it was my first confrontation with the concept of replaceble houses. The makers of this video unconsciously must have influenced the current urban practise.
Amsterdam’s Department of City Planning has presented a plan for possible physical extensions to the city’s Olympic Stadium. Architecture agencies Na-ma and Tom Bergevoet were the lucky ones to explore the extension possibilities.Read more →
On the Architectural Scholar blog I found a four minute video containing a selection of contributions from miscellaneous architectural practitioners. Main topic is the future of our cities. Just to tickle your mind this Saturday… “The film comprises 2D collages of the selected projects, creating an abstract world in the distant future where everything is possible….Read more →
Starting in Birmingham, UK back in 2008, then spreading to São Paulo, Sydney, and a myriad of cool cities around the world, funky street pianos have been popping up in conspicuous public spaces, free for anyone to play or spectate. These pianos come from UK artist Luke Jerram‘s ongoing installation ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’. The…Read more →
Over the last years we’ve encountered a continuous stream of pop-up architecture constructed out of daily objects. Almost every single household product has been used to create a shelter, pavilion, pop-up construction, temporary house, bar or hotel. For me it’s still unclear whether this is a consequence of the bad economic situation for architects (they…Read more →