Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ant Farm: a great book I just read

Cover of the book "Living Archive 7 : Ant Farm" published by Actar


Environman, 1969 35mm slide. Courtesy Chil Lord/BAM/PFA

Ant Farm was a visionary architecture group founded in 1968. One of their projects was the Environman, a fantastic depiction of the man and a woman of the future who could plug into an "alpha" computer for simulated trips, opening the mind to streams of data.

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Maria Papadimitriou and Architecture

Maria Papadimitriou is an artist that merged architecture and art in a project called "Novocomun on wheels" a mobile model building of 6 meters. The building is based on the modernist building of Como called Novocomun by architect Terragni and it is on display 25th of March at the Borgovico 33 museum in Como, Italy.

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Today a discussion on architecture

Deca Architects

Muf Architects

Andreas Angelidakis

Architecture and Art is a discussion organised by Locus Athens in collaboration with the British Council and part of the project "Metropolis". In the discussion: Muf Architects, DecArchitects and Andreas Angelidakis. At 6 o' clock at the Athens Odeion of Vassileos Georgiou and Rigilis.


Friday, February 23, 2007

My last book

This is the last book I read. It is called Future City and it is about utopia in architecture. As a fan of the early James Bond films I inlude here the project of Graham Stevens called Desert Cloud. Buy book from here.


Friday, February 02, 2007

Collateral opening:When Art looks at Cinema

an extract from Dimitris Kozaris' piece

Artists: Brice Dellsperger, Matthia Muller, Thomas G, Clements von Wedemeyer

Here with Adelina Von Furstenberg and Andreas

Collateral exhibition is a group show that explores the relationship between art and cinema. It is taking place inside the Pirelli village called Hangar Bicoca a new huge contemporary art space in Milan. It is curated by Adelina Von Furstenberg of Art For the World organisation in collaboration with Andrea Lissoni and Anna Daneri. The exhibition design is made by Andreas and you can see many more shots on his blog here. Some of the artists are Pierre Huyghe with his amazing The Third Memory (more on this soon), Brice Dellsperger, Pierre Bismuth, Mike Kelley, Dimitris Kozaris, Cory Arcangel and Melik Ohanian and more.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tsui Design

Andreas is providing me with the best architecture information. One of the most innovative and cool architecture magazines is Mark. This magazine is based in Holland and covers a more visionary and fresh aspect of architecture of today. The 4th issue has a full-page article about Andreas' Cloud house (check my June archive for more on this). Browsing a little more I discovered something very very unusual which sticked on my brain since yesterday. Tsui design is an architecture and design firm based in California. I would call their architecture a mixture of Gaudi meets World of Warcraft. Maybe their buildings look more like videogame than a real videogame. Apart from designing these dreamy houses they also make fashion. Why not? entering their houses in Ralph Lauren is a major faux pas... Check their website here

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