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.
Why take the path of most resistance, when there’s an easy way to go? This is almost a universal agreement. In the case of technologies, they can provide us with a simple solution for more complex problems. Efficient is the way to go. However, a Rube Goldberg machine like Melvin the Traveling Mini Machine by Eindhoven-based…Read more →
A few days ago I stumbled upon a Wall Street Journal Magazine article about the work of Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig. He designed rustic homes on wheels that engage their landscape, as you can see in the picture. Kundig’s goal is to find balance between the structure and the landscape. I think he did a pretty nice job.Read more →
In 2007 we fell in love with Spacecraft, a fantastic book published by Gestalten which presents inspiring “projects that meet the changing spatial needs of our modern lifestyles and that are simultaneously expanding our current understanding of architecture”. For that reason we were very happy to hear about the launch of Spacecraft 2 last year….Read more →
Probably it is best to start off by asking what the World in a Shell installation is not? It’s just not yet flying, at least not by it’s own means, even though it looks like a spaceship. Besides that, the intervention by Blindpainters artist Hans Kalliwoda, whom some of you might know from the Europartrain…Read more →