Furthermore, digital Arabic: the Raqami font was designed by Egyptian designer Mostafa El Abasiry.
‘Tesco Test Cot’ is the WHAT_architecture vision of local convenience retail housing. This vision, which we also thought to brand as ‘Tesco Fresco’, is a based on Britain’s grocery and general merchandise retailer, the second largest in the world. Since we subscribed to Tesco’s ‘Every Little Bit Helps’, i.e. we took on the job for what the profession might call a Chaveloper rather than learned money, how could we optimistically use a ruthless commercial developer rationale to squeeze every drop of quality out of this mixed use retail-housing project? Buy one bedroom, get the second at a 50% discount? Offer finishes 30th July 2013. How could we apply retail strategies authentically so as to be a fresh testbed?
“2013 is the 120th Anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand (the first country to give all women the right to vote), and together with the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) we have arranged for a full schedule of events which begins with a public lecture.” Lynda Simmons, co-founder ArchitectureWomeNZ.
In response to Lynda’s recognition of WHAT_architecture being ‘female arch-friendly’ (Anthony worked for 3 women architecture practice principals in Louisa Hutton, Alison Brooks and Francine Houben (by way of affirmation 2 have El Croquis credentials, Alison will surely follow), WHAT_architecture wondered who might this female architect be to deliver the keynote WANZ speaker address? So here’s the ‘WHAT_woman architect’ 5 minute, office crowd source brain storm… or perhaps NZIA should look beyond the present and into the future: Magda!? Natalia? Catarina? Beatrice? Adele? Eugenia? Adriana? Zuzanna? www.architecturewomen.org.nz
The recent event in Istanbul where anti-capitalist demonstrators took a fast-break “iftar” meal along Taksim’s İstiklal Avenue (on the first night of 2013 Ramadan) raised the spectre of mass urban dining as a socio-political event. You want a table for how many? 1. London table for 1000, 240m: 2008 Mayor’s Festival 2. Istanbul table for 5000, 1200m. 3. Lisbon table for 68,000 17km table: opening of the Vasco da Gama bridge.
And of course our own office is not adverse to flash mob dining…