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Monday, 30 November 2009

Rules of the game - LW

This piece posted today is a call for new thinking in architecture by architects - proactive/complex/inter-disciplinary ->i am thinking we are perhaps ahead of the game...

right click here

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Presidents Medals 2009

The prize giving is this wednesday - with exhibition open for a while afterwards - worth a look... right click here <><><><

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Design Real


New exhibition at the serpentine - some very relevant links and info on extraordinary everyday designs...

exhibition website here!

Grcic’s selection for Design Real focuses on ‘real’ items all conceived in the last decade: mass-produced products that have a practical function in everyday life. The exhibition presents a wide range of objects by leading international designers and manufacturers, from furniture and household products to technical and industrial innovations.

Laban Centre, Deptford

video

Laban Centre Case Study
Produced by Vincenzo, Chloe, Marco, Clemence and Constance

Friday, 27 November 2009

Price of gold...

Check this link - for the bldgblog post

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Saturday, 21 November 2009

LECTURE: 100% UNit A attendance


On 26th November - OxArch will have lecture given by Vincent de Rijk - He is the modelmaker for OMA - from the beginning - it is essential you all go to this to check out how he works and the process of making involved in constructing model 1:1 etc in preparation for next semester...

You will all be in for the crits - so take advantage!
CHECK THE POSTERS FOR TIME+PLACE...
MODELMAKER WEBSITE
ARCHINECT ARTICLE

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

The Waldron Health Centre

video

A video walkthrough of the building and an interview to highlight the environmental factors which affect everyday use of the building.

Video produced by Jason, Fed, Funmi, and Chris

BEN PIMLOTT BUILDING, GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE, DEPTFORD

video


Case study video, exploring the use of the Ben Pimlott Building, Goldsmiths, Deptford.

Josh Thomas/Rich Farrelly/Jack Morton-Gransmore/Joe Brown

Saturday, 14 November 2009

the representation of 'beauty' - in art (and architecture)

READ THIS FIRST BEFORE CLICKING LINK:

please watch this documentary in preparation for the next AM SESSION on monday 16th november on the ideas of beauty in art. the principles, qualities and effort of a 'beautiful' work of art parallel the idealism's of architecture and the representation of a reality - sit back with a cup of tea and quietly watch and think how the key principles can be transferred to your own visual repertoire - and the representation of a valued architecture...

RIGHT CLICK IPLAYER HERE

New Link - Inhabitat

THE site for green products and construction processes... with tweaks manufacture can be adapted and implemented at large scale. INHABITAT LINK

Friday, 13 November 2009

TABLE CRIT | APT GALLERY

The interim crit was held at the APT Gallery and formed part of the events programme for the Deptford Update Exhibition by Design for London.

Special thanks to our guest critics:
Andrew Carmichael (Creative Process)
Armanda Lihope (Architect)
Elliot Krause (Architect)
Emmanuel DuPont (Sohba Productions)
Jan-Marc Petroschka (Emoli Petroschka Architects)
Michael Corr (East)
Tak Hoshino (UeL)
Tobias Goevert (Design for London)



DEPTFORD UPDATE LINK
EVENTS PROGRAMME LINK

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

NEW LINKS: Richviewer + Synthetic-Landscapes

"This site acts a focus for lines of research into the representation of space and the space of representation."
LINK HERE
A site dedicated to line drawing and effects thereof...
LINK HERE

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

THU 12 NOV - INTERIM CRIT @ APT GALLERY 10.00AM














APT Gallery, Harold Wharf
6 Creekside, Deptford
London, SE8 4SA

from West London, e.g. from Marble Arch via Central line, change at Bank to DLR to Deptford Bridge station DLR (or Greenwich DLR)
Alternative route: with British Rail from London Bridge to Deptford station (with (no oyster!)

TFL JOURNEYPLANNER LINK

Sunday, 8 November 2009

LSE - SENNETT!


If you are in london town on 17th November - this is definitely on topic!

SPEAKERS: Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd professor of Sociology, Columbia University, and Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology, New York University and London School of Economics.

With cities contributing disproportionatly to global carbon emissions, urban design is increasingly important when planning for climate change. This discussion examines the social, political and economic impacts of creative urban design solutions coming out of the world's cities.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

LINK TO LSE

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

BOOKS - 24 hour loan




These books are in the library- 24 hour loan for reference - Manufacturing processes, Thomas Demand and Denkmal ISBN 9080842427.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

TALKING TO STRANGERS


The Whitechapel has an exhibition on the work of Sophie Calle - "Upstairs Galleries 8 and 9 are taken up with various smaller-scale projects, all of which are captivating in their own way. There's one where Calle follows the instructions of author Paul Auster by giving out sandwiches and cigarettes on the streets of New York City. It's an intriguing look at human nature, but occasionally drifts towards Amélie-style whimsy-overdose. " Unfinished is particularly interesting work in relation to money and attitudes to money - the artist asks questions people using ATM machines - the project film shows over a decade of 'failed' projects trying to delineate a value to money...

WHITECHAPEL LINK
REVIEW