“It’s not that these new Manhattan buildings don’t look very good. It’s that they look lazily derivative, and they’ll make New York look like every other grubbily transparent financial hub in the world.”
Condos of the Living Dead | Culture | Vanity Fair
Apres Garde is one of my favorite tumblogs.
orchestra 2.0 → Inside the orchestra
Inside the instruments of the orchestra. I thought this was a model for concert hall when I first saw it!
It’s been really wonderful to keep an eye on A House by the Park, “a first-hand chronology of the design, planning, and construction of a modern home in Seattle.” I’m not in the market now, nor do I plan to be in the near future, but it’s cool to watch and learn from a safe distance.
The offices of bldgs, a pair of Atlanta architects, was featured in a New York Times slideshow and article. It’s a pretty cool space, even though it looks like a bit of a disaster from the outside.
Every season, more paint falls off the walls and more rust develops. ItÄôs like an art installation in there—a slow-motion show.
I was just on their website the other day looking at their work on the Florian-Hart residence. [via magnetbox]
How to create an extreme overhang with toy bricks [$]. Via BLDGBLOG, where you’ll find some great images of the crazy stacking and some architectural speculation. I’d love to see some crazy buildings tilting over like that.