Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

October 5th, 2011 - 10:23 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Movie Review: post apocalypse documentary of an American city.

My Cultural Landscape: One of the stranger and more eerily disturbing documentaries seen at this year’s San Francisco International Film Festival was Detroit Wild City.  Written and directed by Florent Tillon, the film features some wonderful archival footage in addition to battered landscape[...]

September 2nd, 2011 - 11:14 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

The AVE: a vision for Seattle’s new waterfront.

Any successful effort to create a marvelous waterfront park for Seattle should include turning Elliot Avenue into a grand entrance into the city.  Once you cross the Ballard Bridge, there are fields, a very underused shopping center, warehouses, and amazing access to three great attraction … [...]

May 31st, 2011 - 7:44 am § in America

Gehry Melts Manahattan?

Reminiscent of the transforming architecture in the movie Inception, Frank Gehry’s Beekman Tower in New York appears to be in motion.  The trademark morphing, rippled effect of Gehry’s work is stamped on the 1.1 million square foot Beekman Tower  anchoring it as one of the tallest buildings in[...]

April 16th, 2011 - 8:54 am § in Environment, Religion

Frank Lutz: How to Keep NPR Funded!

from the Dianne Rheems show: There are five different types of people for you to reach out to. Rejecters, Disagreeables, Neutrals, Accepters and Embracers. Each one of those terms means something. You need to forget the Rejecters because there’s nothing you can do to influence them. “The[...]

April 12th, 2011 - 1:46 pm § in Misc.

Michael Jackson Statue Erected in London

from the Independent: Michael Jackson – Fulham’s chairman Mohammed al Fayed says that fans can “go to hell” if they don’t like the new statue of the pop legend Ed. Seattle has Lenin and London has the successor to the Beetles.  Makes sense to me!  [...]

April 12th, 2011 - 1:36 pm § in Jews, Religion

Illegal activity on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem

Ed.  Imagine visiting a former home, the place your ancestors lived for hundreds of years.  There is a cemetery there, now owned by THEM, the people who drove your ancestors out.  You walk around finding  gravestones with your family’s name.  The gravestones are hard to find because a con[...]

March 29th, 2011 - 4:05 pm § in Uncategorized

Pritzker Prize

Eduardo Souto de Moura wins 2011 Pritzker Prize for Architecture.   More images here:[...]

February 22nd, 2011 - 6:36 pm § in Misc.

Europe’s Biggest-Ever Space Payload Goes into Orbit

‘Johannes Kepler’ Blasts Off The freighter Johannes Kepler is on its way to the International Space Station. The unmanned ship, the heaviest load ever carried into orbit by a European rocket, will dock automatically with the ISS using laser-guided technology. By Christoph Seidler in Kour[...]