July 10, 2012

Stage 9 of the Tour departs from Ledoux’s Royal Salt Works at Arc-et-Senans

Astute followers of this years Tour of France might have noticed a little more architecture surrounding stage 9 than the usual twee village or triumphal arch. Stage 9, the time trial, set out from The Royal […]
July 5, 2012

Self-proclaimed starchitect bikewashes his matching green hanky

I want to grow old like Hadi Teherani. The Hamburg based architect, interior specialist and product designer, who is never seen out without a silk handkerchief in his top pocket, has obviously reached the top of […]
July 4, 2012

If I may be excused

All bloggers need breaks, and it’s time for one of mine. In the next month I will be relocating to Tasmania, with all the real estate transactions and other banalities that moving entails. I’ll be starting […]
July 1, 2012

Architects and the Public Health Agenda

It is easy to believe that the only generation of architects who thought their enterprise could make people healthy and strong, were the ones designing light airy Modernism in the decades leading to Pruit Igoe. That […]
June 29, 2012

I have seen but not conquered

Landmark buildings are generally too far apart to speak to pedestrians, and nothing speaks to drivers except the traffic around them. So to whom are they pitched? The W-Hotel and Gehry’s fish in Barcelona, are two […]