Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
dezeen - "dezeen is edited by marcus fairs, author of the major new book Twenty-First Century Design (published October 2006) and former editor of icon magazine. He is also co-organiser of Pecha Kucha events in the UK."
designfood - uk site to "...feed the imagination of anyone interested in architecture, the built environment and design."
city of sound - cities. design. architecture. media. music. etc. by dan hill
tropolism - "...Tropolism means loving the works of architects, and all the public conversation that surrounds it, while retaining a healthy skepticism for what architects say about their work." a blog by chad smith from NYC.
subtopia - a field guide to military urbanism
all of these are now included at the sidebar->
Friday, July 20, 2007
we'll leave the link to gravestmor up at the sidebar until itshuts down, but adding the link to super as well. ->
another blog move: studio109 has been relocated to finding form...
and finally-it looks like werlew is dead...download the commemorative mourning badge here.
also-life without buildings recently posted some images of a troubled denver art museum.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
the denver art museum will hold an exhibition of selected works created by clyfford still entitled clyfford still unveiled: selections from the estate. the small portion of his [2400 piece] body of work will be scheduled for viewing from july.14 through september.30. 2007.
this is definitely a higher profile way to kick off the hype for the new museum design, due to be unveiled this autumn by brad cloepfil of allied works. the museum opening is projected for 2010.
"...I know they're basically privately funded and useful to scholars. But besides offering a place in the sun for those who miss the spotlight, what exactly do these places do? Or, today, mean?
...with the introduction of the "interpretive planner," I think some of the (dare I say it) purity has gone out the window. Conversely, I fear these planners don't really exploit the populist ideal. After all, they are between a rock and a hard place: Do they stress reality, as in recording the lows of an administration along with the highs? Or do they hew to the family's desire to present a squeaky-clean statesman who never, ever did anything wrong?
...If I were the interpretive planner for the George W. Bush presidential
library, I know what I'd include. Sure, there would be a copy of the Bible on which he swore the presidential oath, and menu cards from state dinners, and appointment books and e-mails between and among him, his staff and world leaders, including those who used to be our friends.
But get real. What would sell would include a room for his actual library, things like Maxim and the treacly (but aptly titled) The Little Prince.
In light of this week's big news, there'd be the Libby Lounge, a snug
spot stocked with copies of Our Judicial System for Dummies. The presidential closet would include sharply pressed - and unworn -National Guard uniforms. And who could resist an interactive maze on the library grounds, the Find the Weapons of Mass Destruction Labyrinth?"
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
if you haven't seen the political documentary / apocalyptic prophecy film
we highly suggest you do...soon. the red line climbs.