27/09/2008

Venice


Here are few photos from Venice, St Mark’s Square to be precise.
More photos from Venice Biennale of Architecture soon…

06/09/2008

"Playing the Building" by David Byrne


Ok, here is the David Byrne’s installation that I missed while being in NY!

Playing the Building is a sound installation in which the building itself is converted into a giant musical instrument. Different types of devices are attached to the building structure in order to make these elements produce the sounds.

Can architecture get closer to music than this?


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02/09/2008

Private Library



Here is another film about a beautiful peace of architecture.

New York architect Andrew Berman was asked to design a private library and writing studio in a densely wooded area of Long Island.

As Berman describes in the film, the building is just a door, the door in the woods.

In a way that absence of the building makes it an enigmatic presence. Like a literary vision of the magical door to another world.

The building designed as a framework for experiencing the surrounding is a very inspiring and peaceful space where the nature and light is directly involved in this architectural experience.

What is worth mentioning is the fact that this film by David Vegezzi is part of a series of short films initiated by C-Lab showcasing young directors, video artists, animators, and motion graphics designers.

C-Lab, the Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting, is an experimental research unit at Columbia University devoted to the development of new forms of communication in architecture. Their work is really worth our attention, I will write more soon as I’ve been meaning to do that for a while!

Anyway, here through this beautifully filmed material C-Lab with David Vegezzi bring this poetic architecture to much broader audience than just architects!

More on C-Lab soon, meantime no matter whether you are an architect or not, I hope you will enjoy the film!


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01/09/2008

BCU

Good news!

Today I was officially offered a visiting studio tutor position at Birmingham School of Architecture.

Must say that I’m really excited!

Big thank you to my tutors and friends Romek, Lukasz and Darek who opened my eyes and showed what architecture is really about :)



Moseley Folk Festival

What a weekend!
The Festival was really good!
Beautiful music, great atmosphere and even one full day of sunshine!! :)
Big thank you to my friends for sharing this time and making my birthday weekend so special!
More photos here.