Things about stuff.Ask
Okay, It’s been a good couple of days off. Here’s some things.
I’m not sure if the above hand-drawn render of The Whitney Museum was drawn before or after its construction, but I wonder if it would look nearly as good if it had been CAD rendered - probably not. It’s from over at ARCHI/MAPS, which consists of a steady stream of fascinating imagery created long before the internet, which makes it weirdly refreshing.
Meanwhile, my love for cycling, slow-motion stuff and successful snot-rockets are all combined in this one excellent video by Chris Cairns, which also happens to be in aid of raising money for Leukemia research. To me that equals: win,win,win,win.
Below is the Halley VI Antartic Research Station, of which there’s an extensive and quite interesting post about over at dpr-Barcelona, along with an explanation of what exactly happened to Halley I, II, III, IV and V. - Let’s just say, if you wanna make an
omelet awesome Antartic Research Station, you’ve got to break a few eggs Antartic Research Stations.
I like Dezeen, but franky, those 'A Year Ago' posts are starting to shit me, as I feel like I looked at a lot of those posts only a few months ago - which is depressing for two reasons: 1: the last 12 months has gone way to quick, and 2: It’s now evident that I’m using blog posts to judge the passage of time.
Meanwhile (I’ve used that twice now, sorry), while at home on the farm for the weekend, I took the opportunity to commandeer my parents ipad and use it to watch TED talks while I avoided going out and admitting that I’d left the city. While perusing the ‘achitecture’ tag, I noticed that Daniel Libeskind’s 2009 talk had been tagged with the description tags of 'Long winded' 'Obnoxious' and ‘Unconvincing’ - meanwhile, everyone else on the page gets stuff like ‘Jaw-dropping’, ‘Fascinating’, or ‘Inspiring’ just to list a few of the predictably gushing TED tags. Funnily enough, Liberskind’s talk is on “17 words of Architectural Inspiration" and it goes for 18 mins, possibly implying that the definition of ‘longwinded’ is approximately just over 1 minute per word of insperation. Granted, I haven’t actually listened to the talk, and the tags might be accurate - but at least spread the negativity around a bit, for instance, I wouldn’t mind seeing a few TED favorites tagged with something like “too much earnest hand clasping”.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got this long-weekend. I’m moving (again) this week - so posts may be a little all over the shop until I get settled in again. (as if they’re not all over the shop as it is…)