086tho_GOAL VS WINDOW? DANCE VS FOOTBALL?

As we gear up for phase 2 at Thornhill Primary School, we started thinking about the frisson between indoor (dance) vs outdoor play (football). How could the proximity of adjacent activities be emphasised? With the goal as a window? A goggle of ‘glass goal windows’ threw up some interesting possibilities…

And if not through materiality, then what about cross-programming? The dance in football vs the football in dance? http://plashingvole.blogspot.com/2010/06/peace-reigns-once-more.html

La Cachucha, by Friedrich Albert Zorn vs Roger Milla in Italia ’90…

127sho_CITY FLAT WEST VIEW

Cleaner sought! Thursdays, 3hours per week. Apply within.

162ico_HYBRID/GE

Hybrid/ge is a hybrid bridge. It is an assembly of connections. Bridges connect two points but for how long? The demand from a public civic client for an ‘iconic’ architecture is a titanic struggle between architecture as marketing (cost) and an architecture of sales (income). The brief might be an iconic bridge for Amsterdam but this relegates the primary purpose of a bridge – to connect – for a greater demand – that of attraction. The physical is bypassed for the visual. The Hybrid/ge’s iconography is withdrawn from the aesthetic of money. Bridge brokering…

128art_Midnight Steak Out comes to Shoreditch Station

Midnight Steak-Out secret supper club 150 diners, 75kg sushi, 6 hours.

000off_Metropoly

London as a game board. Nike’s Grid London is 15 days, 48 Postcodes, 12,500 miles.

154sps_THE 100% INVISIBLE BUILDING

In our current age of the look-at-me iconic building, it has been interesting to consider the ‘invisible’ building. Version 2: a building (house) which cannot be seen from 100% of the Conservation Area…

127sho_LONDON GATEWAYS

London was once a medieval walled city with just seven city gates before transforming into the urban mass recognisable today as being served by sixteen air ports (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and City), all interconnected / served by rail and bus transport links.

An 8yo child asked: what’s faster: a horse? a bus? a taxi? a train? a helicopter? or a plane? Well, it depends…

000off_CROSS-PLATFORM SELF-RECONFIGURABILITY!

Thanks to Maarten Happaerts!

162ico_WHAT_HYBRIDGE!?

127sho_THE 92% INVISIBLE BUILDING

In our current age of the look-at-me iconic building, it has been interesting to consider an ‘invisible’ building. A building (seven storey mixed-use) which cannot be seen from 92% of the Conservation Area… the anti-wow-now!