Friday, December 30, 2011

RIP - Ricardo Legoretta

1931 - 2011, acclaimed Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta was highly regarded for the fusion of modernism and tradition. A noted pupil of famed architect Luis Barragán, Legoretta was awarded the coveted UIA Gold Medal in 1999 and most recently the Praemium Imperiale earlier this year. Some of his notable works include the Camino Real hotel in Mexico City, the Latino Cultural Centre and the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose both in the United States. Read the obituary here


After the passing of Giuseppe Brion, founder of Brion Vega, his wife Onorina, commissioned architect Carlo Scarpa to design a monumental tomb in San Vito d'Altivole next to a little cemetery.

Great Spaces - Season 1 Ep.2: Brooklyn Bridge

Episode two of "Great Spaces" takes us back in time to the Brooklyn Bridge. One of the most iconic pieces of New York City architecture, the Bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn with one of the most beautiful bridge designs in the world.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Buffalo Hide exterior, Silk Lined, Arctic Fox Fur Trim, White Duck Down, 24k Gold Plated Snaps and Zipper, Made in Canada.

Call for Entries ::: Reggae Poster Contest

The First International Reggae Poster Contest 2012 is open for entries for our 2012 edition, The Reggae Poster Contest 2012 from December 26 2011 until March 30 2012. The aim of the contest is to continue to build awareness for Reggae music and to celebrate the global achievements of Reggae and its impact on the world. The term Reggae encompasses all the popular Jamaican musical genres; Ska, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Dub, Dancehall and the unique Jamaican Soundsystems.

Monday, December 26, 2011

blog wunderlust : 26th December 2011

After a brief with a client [...] I can't stop thinking about the project. The subject keeps circulating through both hemispheres of my brain. I dream it, observe, think, research. And sketch profusely
Karim Rashid
Museum of Abandoned Mines by Brandon Mosley

Interview with Star Architect Rem Koolhaas | Starbucks Opens New Reclamation Drive Thru Made From Recycled Shipping Containers | Will British people ever think in metric? | Ideology Through Geometry | Mine Plug: Museum of Abandoned Mines | X-Ray Murals Reveal the Architectural Footprint of Razed Buildings | 3d sculptures from scrap wood | Ikea Hopes To Build An Entire London Neighbourhood | Gingerbread Geodesic Dome |

last word: Happy Boxing day everyone I found this video of world renown architect Alvaro Siza singing the Beatles

Friday, December 23, 2011

Introduction to Architecture for Humanity 2011

Introduction to Architecture for Humanity 2011 from Cameron Sinclair on Vimeo.

Take Care by Ruben Rivera

Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames

Ice Cube celebrates the Eames visiting the Case Study House 8 forming part of a documentary for Pacific Standard Time the birth of the LA art scene. For more info

TED talks ::: Nona Yehia & Jefferson Ellinger

Nona Yehia & Jefferson Ellinger presented at the TEDx Jackson Hole
Architects, artists, scientists and designers throughout the ages have been inspired by the beauty and elegance in nature; studying, imitating and attempting to recreate natural systems has shaped life as we know it. Today, the question is how natural phenomena can become instrumental in the design of new architectures that radically redefine our built environment.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group

Thursday, December 22, 2011

On the Boards: Biosphere Sustainability Centre

The Biosphere Sustainability Centre is a proposed reuse of an 11,508 m2 brownfield site near the Thousand Islands in Gananoque, Canada into a new cultural, social, economic, and environmental centre. Designed by Paul Raff Studio the Centre includes exhibition and conference facilities, artisan studios, market retail, and office space. Additionally, the facility will consist of two green roofs with walk-out gardens, a walk-through biowall that cleans and recycles the air, and sculptural sun shades alongside the building.

On the Boards: Qingdao Water City

Qingdao Water City is a proposed 180,000m2 development to be located on a 120acre site on Aoshan Bay in Goyang City, Korea. Designed by multi-national architectural firm NBBJ the development when complete will consist of 10 exhibition halls, one multi-purpose hall, retail and a central outdoor expo plaza. The form of the facility is intended to induce associations of flowing water and is complimented with a landscape made of natural foliage minimizing the need for irrigation.