The discipline of architecture believes in the ideology of depth / meaningfulness not surface / superficiality. Yet unlike art which admires the expressionism of painting, architecture has always detested paint as being cosmetic. Upon being awarded the RIBA National Award, the Rooftop Nursery was offered a building lifetime’s supply of free paint. This meant the building could change appearance… according to popular demand or seasonal taste.
Given that blablablarchitecture was inspired by a talking horse, it is only natural that we given credence to ‘animal architecture’, where the building users are animals. In the case of Agnes Riley, the natural pond has been endorsed by ducks. Se also animalarchitecture where “Animal Architecture is an ongoing investigation into the performative role of biology in design. The project operates on the edge between humans and our surrounding “others” — illuminating alternative ways of living with nonhuman animals, discussing cross-species collaborations, and defining new frameworks through which to discuss biologic design. Animal Architecture imagines a state of architecture no longer separate from the world around us.”
You sit on the tube with an iPod reconciling the visual field in front of you with the audible experience. In this case, travelling to site. A site visit could transcend beyond the weekly routine and become something more exceptional, something more rock’n roll: WHAT_architecture uses citizen journalism techniques to revisit Michel Gondry’s Star Guitar