March, 2009

This Concrete 'O': On Serotonin, the M25, and the Motorik Picturesque

Painting of Junction 7 of the M25 / M23 by Michael HirshVia What Florence was to the Renaissance, what Paris was to Modernism, so was the hinterland of the M25 to a particular generation. For a fleeting moment this non-place became the ephemeral capital of a brief moment in time. The big outdoor raves of […]

Church of the Literal Narrative

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Philadelphias Floating Architecture

Floating Church of the Redeemer, Philadelphia, 1847 Lieb House, 13th March 2009 Ok, so the Lieb House was in New Jersey, but at least its conception was Philly-centric. Today, the Venturi and Rauch designed house sailed under the Brooklyn Bridge on its journey to Long Island, waved on from South Street Seaport in the early […]

Strange Harvest Visits: Archizoom, EPFL, Lausanne

I’m in Lausanne, where tonight I’ll be chairing a discussion with David Keshavjee & Julien Tavelli (Lausanne), Rafael Koch & Urs Hofer (Bern), and Jeremy Schorderet & Cem Sever (Lausanne). We’ll be talking about tools and automation processes in graphic design, and what architecture might learn. (My guess is that architecture has a lot to […]

Strange Harvest Visits: Le Corbusier at the Barbican

I’ll be giving a talk at the Le Corbusier show at the Barbican on Thursday 5th March at 6.30pm More details here ]]>