Saturday, 17 December 2011
So anyway, thought I'd post the two Theme Project vids I did for the POS and Urbanisation assignments... looking back, really would like to re-edit them but have to draw the line under that one for now. Let me know what you think!
Thanks to the Advanced Planting design group for letting me sit in on their crit today. Some really impressive work on show- still glad I took Art & Context though, found it a bit weird that their was so much critique of spatial/ circulation and hard materials usage in what I thought was a a planting module... still, some great schemes and evidence of some seriously late nights. Well done everyone.
Oh, thanks to Duncan Goodwin for letting me drink all his win and eat all his cheese. I recommend the pate.
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Watched Over your Cities Grass Will Grow, a documentary concerning Anselm Kiefer's landscape in the South of France. The above video is an good summary of the film by its maker, Sophie Fiennes, featuring footage from the feature.
Friday, 11 November 2011
Friday, 14 October 2011
A public space animated by the creativity of the surrounding community
Formally opened in November 2006, Gillett Square is a simple, hardwearing and flexible urban space for Dalston. It is bordered by the Dalston Culture House - home of the Vortex Jazz Club, the Bradbury Street Workspace and a number of small retail units. These have been developed and are managed by Hackney Co-operative Developments. On its northern side there is a public car park.
The square has been developed by the Gillett Square Partnership, which currently comprises Hackney Co-operative Developments, Groundwork East London, Hackney Council and Design for London. This partnership operates as an overarching strategic body for all aspects of the square’s function and development. Whilst this space is owned and maintained by London Borough of Hackney, its cultural and enterprise uses are the responsibility of the ‘Gillett Squared’ management group led by Hackney Co-operative Developments as its public entertainment license holder.
Gillett Square is a genuine community asset. It provides an accessible outlet for this area’s abundant creative talents and energy, promotes social cohesion, invites cultural exchange and education, and presents market opportunities. The process behind the building of Gillett Square, its current usage and prospects, are the foundations upon which a remarkable transformation is taking place in Dalston.
"Our ambition to take our programme outside the Centre's walls to audiences in the east reached new heights this year...with Hackney Co-operative Development's Gillett Squared project."
Friday, 7 October 2011
Select “import” and select the GZ file you’ve downloaded from digimap. A dialogue box will appear listing all the ;layers that are going to imported into the drawing.
It is important to ensure you create object data” by clicking on the data column and selecting “create object data” in the attribute data dialogue box. This allows you to update the groups when it comes to rendering the drawing later.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Monday, 3 October 2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Poverty has driven me further into education... there is clearly something wrong with the British economy. Nevertheless, today I met my comrades on the diploma/ MA/ MSc programme and wandered around London with Tom Turner, Robert Holden and Benz Kotzen
We walked around London. Flexible paving is better than rigid. Purbeck limestone was a common paving material in Georgian times.
Lawyers are rich.
If a bit of landscaping looks appealing it's Thatcherite plot to make you buy an over-priced riverside development.
Models are pretty but probably not as clever as landscape architects...
Interesting that we finished our round tour of London at Somerset House neck deep in fashion...
"I don't like fashion people"
ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION LONDON:
"Sure, right... did we mention Eva Castro?"
(I plan to wear this as a t-shirt,complete with Estonian script)
Eva Castro IS hot....
(so hot right now)
(London fashion week)
(uh.. landscape urbanism?)
Yup. Urban planning, anyone?
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Please follow me and tell your friends who like their music loud, discordant and fronted by a woman half singing in swedish
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
*in case there are any SY nerds reading this I am aware of the first, eponymous EP they released in 1981 and I know they consider it to be their debut album but... it's just not really an album, is it?Discuss below.