136eoe_CUT COPY CONSERVATION


The act of cutting and copying is transformational due to a material shift. Rachel Whiteread’s House near Bethnal Green (1992), Deiner and Deiner’s Naturkundemuseum in Berlin (2006), Francois Roche’s Fouquet’s Barrière in Paris (2006) are three examples of architecture letting one style cast the first stone.

127sho_HANDLE WITH CARE: BRICK LANE CONSERVATION AREA

Brick Lane Conservation Area is made up of narrow frontage, 19th century shopfronts in buildings of 2, 3 and 4 storeys. The low-rise character emphasises the landmark value of Christ Church Spitalfields, whose spire towers over the area at a height of 225ft, and of the chimney of Truman’s Brewery. Both of these features act as focal points for views and important points of reference, making it easier for visitors to find their way around. The Local Development Framework identifies 10 development sites in or around the Conservation Area which includes the former Shoreditch Station.

139you_FOOTBALL PITCHED.

Apparently in Spain children play 7-a-side games on half sized fields: that’s 28 child players per 7,000 sqm which compares favourably with 22 adult players spread over a 7,000 sqm field. Meanwhile there are plenty of other pitch configurations possible…

000off_lo-fi rendering

SketchUp. It’s not but it could be! H5 for Sinema’s In My Eyes (though given the YouTube’s current sound feed it’s more like In Your Ears. So better you turn the sound off until we replace the sound with…!?)

127sho_READ:WRITE THE CITY

Michel De Certeau recognised the city as a book. A place for spatialised stories. Today writing in (Alphabet) city is a textual journey that is experienced everyday in reading graffiti as you leave the front door, reading that free Metro newspaper, reading advertising as hoardings or billiards or East London paintings whilst simultaneously participating by texting anything to anyone anywhere at anytime. [Insert RSS Feed here].

 

000off_COULD ARCHITECTURE BE AS PLURALIST AS ELECTRONIC MUSIC?

The movie features a Novation Launchpad and a Zero SL MkII controlling Madeon’s Ableton session which comprises clips of 39 different songs in 3minutes! Imagine if architecture could segue so many references, so literally in one building! With the diverse eclectic aesthetic of post-modernism, architecture rediscovered the expressive morphology that had evolved through centuries of building; a cut-copy pluralism that modernism abandoned.

127sho_STEPPING STONE URBANISM

Where East London meets the City, 2 storey Victorian terrace housing is accidentally juxtaposed against 40 storey office tower blocks in a melange of brick hitting glass.

000off_iGOd: FROM CHURCH TO RADIO STATION


Due to a dwindling congregation, a low density inner city church in Auckland has been sold off to release funds through the sale of the property to developers. In a moment of devine inspiration, the The Methodist Church of New Zealand has decided that a better use of capital would be to sell the church building (designed for a parish of thousands yet only used by a few dozen) and buy a radio station, thereby expanding its potential listeners from an an urban to a nationwide audience.

136eoe_3 Designs, 4 viewpoints

Four design options for a micro 3m wide single family house in Islington, London.

000off_WHAT 3D printer

We just acquired our first 3D printer!