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.
As you know we’re very interested in temporary structures and and flexible living, but what if life itself is ultimately temporary?Read more →
The video The Eco-Commune by Richard Hardy is a short film exploring a dystopian vision of London in the near future. The economic meltdown of 2009 has left the financial district abandoned, allowing space for nature to reclaim its iconic structures, and a new community of scavengers to settle within its midst.Read more →
Wouldn’t it be nice to have some movie entertainment in trains? However, installing LCD screens behind each seat like in airplanes would be much too expensive. A nice and effective way to solve this problem was shown at the Dutch Design Week with Jeriël Bobbe’s ‘Movie-ng Experience’. Not some projected video on a sound barrier, but a series…Read more →
A collective of Hamburg-based activists comes up with a hilarious way of protesting by holding spontaneous ‘Fette Mieten Partys’ (‘Fat Rent Parties’) at the viewings of apartments they consider too expensive. According to Der Spiegel, these new flashmob-style protests are part of a wave of action against gentrification in Germany’s major cities. The activists aim…Read more →