"Jean Nouvel, the bold French architect known for such wildly diverse projects as the muscular Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and the exotically louvered Arab World Institute in Paris, has received architectureï¿½s top honor, the Pritzker Prize." His selection is to be announced Monday. - NYT
Just a collection of my thoughts or links to other thoughts on architecture and design.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
As a map nerd this is cool…
The one square mile City of London, London's main centre of finance, has changed dramatically over the years. Here, using Google Earth, you can explore this constructive history via James Stafford's fascinating animation.
I so want to visit Venice. Let's hope this works…
If coastal cities are most threatened by global warming and rising sea levels, none is more at risk than the Italian jewel on the Adriatic. The Globe & Mail looks at a monumental project named Moses that promises to hold back the waters and preserve the city.
From October 29, 2007
"Spain's premier architect is now embroiled in ugly row with his home town over the cause of recent flooding to the city's colossal €332m (£230m) opera house, the Palau de les Arts. Torrential rain last week damaged the palace's electrical and cooling systems, and left rehearsal areas and a side theatre inundated with mud and water." Guardian
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I think this thing is total crap…but that is just me…or is it?
Is April Fool's Day coming early this year? If not, my theory is that UPS dropped the model in transit and tried to fix it themselves. Photos after the jump...
"The whole thing is ridiculous. It's the most ridiculous city in the world – but everyone who lives there knows that. No one thinks that L.A. "works," or that it's well-designed, or that it's perfectly functional, or even that it makes sense to have put it there in the first place; they just think it's interesting. And they have fun there." bldgblog
Monday, March 24, 2008
The University of California Regents Committee on Grounds and Buildings got its first peek at Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects' preliminary conceptual design for a new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) near the main western entrance to the UC Berkeley campus. UC Berkeley News