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page 123

2008.03.12 | architecture, randomness | no coments »

or for me, page 125.

from i get tagged.

1. pick up the nearset book (of at least 123 pages).
2. open the book on page 123.
3. find the fifth sentance.
4. post the next three sentences.
5. tag five people.

the book closest to me is a book on tokyo. called “tokyo: city and architecture” by livio sacchi.

page 123 is chapter notes, page 124 is an image and the excerpt from page 125 is as follows:

“in 1914 his (referring to frank lloyd wright) taliesin buildings burned down,with the well-known, dramatic implications for the architect’s private and personal life. the celebrated studio-home was gradually reconstructed and its plan certainly recalls the imperial villa of katsura, near kyoto, built with the supervision of the theosophist kobori ensho in the early 17th century, a sublime summa of classical japanese architecture and garden art.”

a note to myself is written on the inner sleeve – telling me where i got it (dublin) that i hoped it would be a good book. back then tokyo seemed a very far away place and it still does. one day.


2007.11.18 | architecture, denmark, planning | no coments »


an astounding video for a proposal for a new mosque in the islands brygge region of copenhagen by the bjarke ingels group (big) architects office can be seen here on this page.


2007.09.24 | architecture, helsinki, photo | no coments »


snøhetta had a nice presentation at helsinki design week. (the rest of the pictures are in focus, honest.)


2007.01.16 | architecture, denmark | 1 comment »


every city should have a magazine like kbh. now to figure out what it says (its all in danish). its all about architecture, culture, townlife (erm i think – byliv), design and activities. the magazine covers a lot of the new modern planning and architecture projects going on about copenhagen. helsinki + dublin could do with something like that.


2007.01.09 | architecture | no coments »

a few years ago when the santiago calatrava designed “james joyce” bridge in dublin was finished, rté broadcast a documentary about the architect. i have it here somewhere on vhs and will put it to avi one of these days.

but in the mean time for those french speakers out there, or people who just like to listen to the dulcet tones of a man speaking french whilst looking at nice architecture then go see the same documentary in french on youtube in three parts.

part one | part two | part three