January 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Lebbeus woods:

“a good piece of criticism—well-researched, thoughtfully argued, and willing to look at all opinions about the recent building by Thom Mayne and Morphosis in New York City”


Up There

January 20, 2011 § 1 Comment

these painters tell their story

Church of the Highway, Italy

January 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

Following a discussion we had before Christmas with some of you during tutorials, here are the images of the San Giovanni Battista all’ Autostrada del Sole by architect Giovanni Michelucci near Florence. The church was built in 1960-64 in memory of the workers who lost their life during the construction of the motorway. The beautiful images are by Bob Sheil.
Happy New Year to you all. Looking forward to seeing the portfolios on Tuesday.

lecture Didier Faustino

December 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

6.30pm Wednesday 15th December 2010
Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1
(Entrance on Malet Place)
Bartlett School of Architecture International Lecture Series
Didier Faustino
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“Didier Fiúza Faustino’s work reciprocally summons up art from architecture and architecture from art, indistinctly using genres in a way that summarises an ethical and political attitude about the conditions for constructing a place in the socio-cultural fabric of the city. Spaces, buildings and objects show themselves to be platforms for the intersection of the individual body and the collective body in their use. Each project represents a concept that subverts the social context, in which seeing is experimenting beyond submission to the dichotomy of the rules that normally mark out public space and private space. The body is recentred on the basis of the social implications of the space, alerting people to the dangers of subjecting it to an ambiguity of representation that may contribute towards their forgetting its identity.(…)”

João Fernandes
(Director of the Serralves Contemporary Art Museum, Lisbon, Portugal)

the president’s medals student awards 2010

December 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

take a look at some of the students projects on

Invisible New York

December 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

Many thanks to Alistair Barr who suggested these references during the crit today:

amazing photographs of forgotten spaces, more images can be found on the Edelman gallery website here, or on Amazon here

a children’s book by Kate Ascher, titled ‘The works: Anatomy of a City’, on Amazon US

and finally this diagramatic section through New York’s Underground on the National Geographic website

10 sketches in 10×10 minutes, New York

December 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

sketches by Adam Shapland