Monday, July 28, 2008

We can learn from spaces like Mammoth Cave. We hear how the cave is always changing, yet it changes much less then our built enviroment.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

walking through seemingly endless stacks of ammo in a dark warehouse, I can't help but be reminded of Indiana Jones. (sorry no pics allowed here)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

existence of space

as I sit in an office on an ammunition depot I reflect on the thought that this place is not a part of the normal conciousness of the world. it is a small non descript metal building that looks nearly exactly the same as every other building on this base. the only incling of what its perpose is comes from asking its workers what they do. what they do do is manage the shipment off ammunition around the world. a very necissary job and yet one that one could almost ever imagin having. more to the point... this office like so many others is, as it could be said, a dime a dozon. places like this make up a seemingly good majority of the office work space in america. it boggles my mind to think about this office space and its part in supporting the country. the building I sit in and so many others, civilian and military, are not speciel they are the opposite of speciel... but they are spaciel, and they are occupied by everyone you know.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

On an army base somewhere in middle america I reflect on the spaces soldiers occupy, as sleep in a windowless corrigated steel building.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The sound of Silence

an interesting take on designing memorials

Extremely interesting installation piece in Dresden Germany. It emulates the sound of the WWII bombing of Dresden by transmitting sound through the listeners arm bones straight to the ears. Very eary(pun intended)

touched echo - intervention in public space from MaUdK on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Why can't we be friends?

This is a collective of artist i came upon a long time ago and am just getting around to writing about. the Graffiti Research Lab is a group that promotes that very special type of art that is so often considered evil, especially to those of us that in the business of building their canvases. I personally have extremely mixed feelings about the graffiti subject as i find a good deal of it very beautiful. In any case this group has developed a new form of graffiti that may have some staggering implications for the built environment. Take a look at the videos, first a news story from and then some examples including a time when they where invited to MoMA. The last video shows how to make this technology at home!

other fun things to build! more on some of this later...

Thank about the facades possible that are simply light, or wanting to remodel and just ending up sketching on a building REAL TIME!