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02.16.14
Architecture
It's been awhile since I've written a post about my running and since this has been and continues to be a personal blog , I thought I'd take a moment to share . Anything I 've learned in the past nine
06.17.11
Architecture
The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal, invites creative Montrealers to participate in the Create Winter at Quartier des Spectacles competition. The challenge is to create three exceptional day-and-night winter experiences on place Émilie-Gamelin, place des
01.04.11
Architecture
As if Saadiyat Island weren’t enough, the United Arab Emirates have another island of cultural extravagance in the works: Isla Moda, a fashion wonderland off the coast of Dubai, will boast couture boutiques, private fashion shows, and those staples of overblown
01.04.11
Architecture
“To lose all that is familiar-the destruction of one’s environment..is the threat of a loss to one’s collective identity.” -Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory No city is safe from the scourge of sensational pastiche and grimly uniform luxury towers, even
10.24.10
Architecture
Light Art Biennale Austria 2010 The Light Art Biennale is on the C.A.R. Ruhr 2010 (DE) Messe für zeitgenössische Kunst 29.-31.10.2010 Welterbe Zollverein, Essen This first Biennial for Light Art in Austria wants to generate a cut surface between society
09.29.10
Architecture
International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short.films to include in the next 2010 Exhibitions: Liquid Cities - Video Art & Architecture event at P4 Kuntshouse - Calgary, Canada (October 29-31, 2010). The deadline for applications is October 5, 2010. Performing Light - Video
07.27.10
Architecture
How did they do it? Without the mighty efforts and bitter tears of the Israelites, it's hard to imagine how an ancient society could move and shape massive stones into enduring monuments. Stonehenge is one of the most puzzling ancient sites:
06.28.10
Architecture
I took a sculpture class once devoted to scale, and one of our assignments was to build a model of a monument. The monument I designed, and built out of wire and mud, was the wreckage of a twentieth-century power plant
06.01.10
Architecture
While most of the high-profile architectural innovation in the Gulf is derided for its wasteful luxury (Versace-funded air conditioned beaches, indoor mountains), the region’s desire for novelty and willingness to experiment could prove an incubator for progressive design. Moreover, the Gulf
05.10.10
Architecture
I just discovered this video by Rob Carter, in which architectural fragments of Gothic churches sidle up to Corbu's buildings, and spread over them like creeping vines. I'm not quite sure what the filmmaker's point is--he's just pasting flat images over
02.11.10
Architecture
Dubai's downfall lends itself too perfectly to metaphor. The Burj Khalifa could not provide a more textbook example of hubris if Emaar had expressly set out to rebuild the tower of Babel. The skyscraper was the crown jewel in Dubai's collection
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