127sho_GOOD VIBRATIONS PART 2: CONTINUOUS FLIGHT AUGERED PILES

Good for thwarting ground vibration due to passing trains.

119bar_GOOD VIBRATIONS 1: RESILIENT BAR GOOD FOR BRAZILIAN BAR

Reza says: isolate the Boyz Noise with a 120bpm resilient bar .

101par_acq_FAKE CLUB

A 2oth Century revival half-planked mock appearance? The exterior form of Fake Club’s Tudorbethan architecture segues perfectly into its interior karaoke nightclub croonings!

101par_fake building!

Spot the difference!

101par_acq_Shoreditch Station!

As seen on BLDGBLOG: BUY A TUBE STATION

048per_Construction Layers

Construction sequence: 1 concrete plinth 2. timber frame 3. plywood diaphragm 4. rubber membrane 5. weatherboard skin

121kra_COLOUR CODED DEWEY CLASSIFICATION

Krakow will feature a colour coded Dewey Classification system such that the spines of the books aid navigation around the library.

107oly_acq_Rethinking the playing field: the WHAT_football box

There is massive economic disparity in the income generated by the English Premiership and the amount of finance available at football’s grass roots level with the English FA unable to reconcile the needs of the professional and amateur game. This project does not try to resolve this economic imbalance through entering the quagmire of footballing political policies but accepts the situation ‘as it is’.  Could architecture save (english) football? Accepting that FC Barcelona today represent the pinnacle of footballing prowess, we adopt their training ethos of ‘think, think, think – space, space, space’. In doing so we accept that design intelligence can improve football and provide better, more accessible footballing spaces to play, train and demonstrate creativity.

The project is supported by Sport England, Play England and the English FA: the first WHAT_architecture Football Box is sited in Toxteth, Liverpool and has architectural features:

  • an artificial all-weather pitches / forget grass and mud: parents not forced to buy their kid’s fancy boots
  • pitches are smaller with less players per game = more space = more goals (21x greater density with 6 children per 100sqm WHAT_pitch compare with 22 premiership players over 7000sqm)
  • pitches come in various shapes: round, triangular
  • goals come in various shapes: tall, wide, basketball like
  • pitches contain obstacles

111llf_2011 London Fields Festival Masterplan

000off_WHAT site visits

Forget GoogleEarth…