June 28, 2008

Roots - Laura Facey

On a visit to Devon House, one of the premier Historic Sites in Kingston, Jamaica I came across a magnificent piece of artwork. The sculpture, placed at the entry to the gardens of Devon House, appears at first glance to be corten or rusted metal, resembling industrial waste left out to weather. Roots as the works are called, are actually salvaged from a massive tree trunk, and bear their own story of being carried by hand from the inner countryside of St. Ann.

Artist, Laura Facey

more here

June 25, 2008

The perspective chair designed by Pharrell.

The recently completed railway bridge by Santiago Calatrava will serve as a gateway to the Holy City, Jerusalem. The bridge was designed to be a light and transparent structure with a single pitched pillar pointing in the direction of the city.


June 22, 2008

Apologies on the slight pause in posts. I am presently on vacation for a few weeks.

In the meantime chomp on these

Bucky exhibition | decolonising architecture | winner of the USC Architecture YouTube Competition | the architecture of cell phones - the green version |

June 16, 2008

The Cult of Design

The Cult of Design
Originally uploaded by CSM Product Design 08.
designer action figures...literally action figures of your favourite designers

June 5, 2008

Whilst acting is my career, architecture is my passion

- Brad Pitt

The actor is slated to design an "environmentally-friendly" 800-room luxury resort (hotel & leisure complex) in Dubai of which he is among a team of design consultants for the project. The proposal will be unveiled next month. In the meantime Brad Pitt is currently helping to build 150 homes in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, an area devastated by Hurricane Katrina.


more fetish

architectural festish gone bad...a woman who has a bizarre fetish for inanimate objects has married the Eiffel Tower. Also check out this

June 4, 2008

The Plaza and Public Library are the winning vision in a competition for the revitalization of Dudley Square, Boston. The proposal by Architect Gregory Minott, won for its depiction of the renovated library and was credited with keeping an appropriate scale for the neighbourhood.

more here

Gregory was a former schoolmate at the Caribbean School of Architecture

new architecture links

ArchSociety is a a global architecture community physically based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The site contains a discussion forum, a growing collection of articles, download contents, and architectural news updates.

Also see their blog

Arcilook is a fairly recent blog focused on architecture of the future.

Turned Earth is run by a California based design-build landscape designer. The site continually features their own work with photographs and drawings

& finally The Architectural Scholar. Frustrated by the lack of informative architectural projects being posted on other websites/blogs he sought to fill the void by creating his own for those interested in the academic, conceptual, and innovative pursuits of the discipline of architecture. Sounds like fetish to me!!

June 3, 2008

NYLON tunnel | Wired Bridges | 2012 Olympic Stadium by HOK/Peter Cook | RIBA 2008 Awards winners | Love letters by Zaha Hadid | The multi-cultural city suburbs | Online tour of architects homes |

Metropolis interview with Brazilian Architect/Planner/former Mayor and Governor of Curitiba Jaime Lerner

June 2, 2008

dirty house

dirty house-002.jpg
Originally uploaded by *-*-*-*-*-*.
found image of David Adjaye's Dirty House

now Holl does it

Following our recent post on Furniture designed by Architects, Steven Holl has joined the ranks. This accomplished architect, and writer of such stellar works as Parallax, has recently completed a prototype bamboo bench called the Porosity Bench.

For more on Steven Holl and his love of well...all things porus

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