December, 2007

On Christmas Trees, Folk Forests and Staples Office Supplies

The most surreal part of Christmas is the migratory forest that pops up all around us for three weeks. It’s a long forgotten middle European folk-rite that has become buried deep in our seasonal behaviour. Now, thousands of years later, we re-enact this midwinter over and over again in a thoroughly contemporary manner. Christmas trees […]



Hampton Courts Shrouded Sculptures

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Named Fabric: 20 Sponsored Pieces of Architecture at the New Museum

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Form Follows Felony: The Secret Home of the Un-Dead Canoeist.

Anything to do with death, geography, space, houses, money and lies is bound to be architectural if you look hard enough. And the story of the back-from-the-dead canoeist that has played out over the last week or so has revealed a piece of ingenious and deceptive DIY on a family home. For those who don’t […]



Architectural Magazines: Paranoid Beliefs, Public Autotheraphy – More on Clip/Stamp/Fold

It’s hard not to feel an overwhelming sense of nostalgia surrounded by the covers of the so called ‘Little Magazines’ on display at at the Clip/Stamp/Fold exhibition in the AA gallery. But, I realise it’s a nostalgia for a time I never knew. It’s what you might call a pseudo-Proustian rush at the sight of […]