Monthly Archives: April 2009

Cashing in the CHIPS

The landscape of urban desolation which New Islington still remains as we plumb the depths of the recession has been recently complemented by the unveiling of Will Alsop’s long awaited CHIPS apartment building. Uncannily similar to the computer simulation produced … Continue reading

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Canova Museum Recreated

Peter Guthrie is a freelance visualisation artist based in London. He produced these computer generated images of Carlo Scarpa’s Canova Museum in Possagno as a personal exercise for his portfolio. Museo Canoviano, Possagno Canova Museum Updated

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Not Brutal but Savage

The Barn, Exmouth by Edward Schroder Prior, 1896. Photoset taken this week. In The Nature of Gothic John Ruskin proposed a list of the characteristics of Gothic architecture. This was an attempt to describe architecture as a living process rooted … Continue reading

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Making a spectacle of itself

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston follows in the now venerable tradition of cultural regeneration projects, hoping to create its own New England version of the ‘Bilbao effect’. It is a taut essay in the creation … Continue reading

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The Measure of the Man

Giant Slide Rule for disbelievers.

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Uncle Monty’s place

Threshold of Sleddale Hall, one of the most remote houses in England, Uncle Monty’s Cottage in the film Withnail and I, has graffiti in the form of lines from the film.

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Fisheye Vienna: Mines & Explosions

Larger version. Via the marvellous JF Ptak Science Books. See Ptak Science Books for explanation and interpretation.

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The Figure in the Grotto

Call for Papers for a session at the First International Meeting of the European Architectural History Network, Guimaraes, Portugal, June 17-20, 2010. The Figure in the Grotto: Materialisation and embodiment in the Renaissance In renaissance Italy the garden represented a … Continue reading

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