Jul 15, 2014

140715_Thought for the Day

A study in clay by George Johnson, Stone Head 2.

Jul 14, 2014
140714_Thought for the Day
Artist Cora Jongsma has drawn over the tracks of a Medieval highway as they are shown on a height map of the Ballooerveld in Drenthe. The cart wheels that have cut into the sandy ground are marked as red lines. She will translate the meshwork of lines into a felt work.
In the words of the artist:
'By understanding the genius loci of the landscape, behind the appearance of which natural or human processes are laying, I can remake the landscape in wool.’
Her blog can be followed at http://mappingballooerveld.wordpress.com
 

140714_Thought for the Day

Artist Cora Jongsma has drawn over the tracks of a Medieval highway as they are shown on a height map of the Ballooerveld in Drenthe. The cart wheels that have cut into the sandy ground are marked as red lines. She will translate the meshwork of lines into a felt work.

In the words of the artist:

'By understanding the genius loci of the landscape, behind the appearance of which natural or human processes are laying, I can remake the landscape in wool.’

Her blog can be followed at http://mappingballooerveld.wordpress.com

 

Jul 13, 2014
140713_Thought for the Day
Sculpture by Henry Moore.
'I have always been very interested in landscape…I find that all natural forms are a source of unending interest - tree trunks, the growth of branches form the trunk, each finding its own individual air-space.'

Henry Moore

140713_Thought for the Day

Sculpture by Henry Moore.

'I have always been very interested in landscape…I find that all natural forms are a source of unending interest - tree trunks, the growth of branches form the trunk, each finding its own individual air-space.'

Henry Moore

Jun 20, 2014

140620_Thought for the Day

A curragh with bent wood frame from Achill Island, Ireland. Taken from the book ‘British Coracles and Irish Curraghs’ part III by James Hornell, 1938

Jun 8, 2014
140608_Thought for the Day
Built between 1883 & 1885 by the Newcastle firm Armstrong Mitchell & Co. this hydraulic crane is the only one of its kind left. The Venice in Peril Fund is working towards  it’s restoration. In the meantime blue straps help to keep the ballast tank from bulging.

140608_Thought for the Day

Built between 1883 & 1885 by the Newcastle firm Armstrong Mitchell & Co. this hydraulic crane is the only one of its kind left. The Venice in Peril Fund is working towards  it’s restoration. In the meantime blue straps help to keep the ballast tank from bulging.

Jun 7, 2014
140607_Thought for the Day
On show at the Venice Bienale is a study of the shifting boundary between Italy and the countries with which it bounds as it runs through glaciers. In ‘Italian Limes’ the authors write ‘Natural borders (limites de re), apparently unquestionable and self-evident, unveil the political dimension intrinsic to the problem of representing territory. Unlike artificial boundaries (limites de dicto, based on abstract numerical coordinates), natural frontiers are subject to the complexity of continuous ecological processes, and depend on the technology and norms we use to represent them. Their definition evolves along with our ability to define space and time.’
An interview with Marco Ferrari, Pietro Leoni and Elisa Pasqual at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition (Monditalia section: “Italian limes”)

140607_Thought for the Day

On show at the Venice Bienale is a study of the shifting boundary between Italy and the countries with which it bounds as it runs through glaciers. In ‘Italian Limes’ the authors write ‘Natural borders (limites de re), apparently unquestionable and self-evident, unveil the political dimension intrinsic to the problem of representing territory. Unlike artificial boundaries (limites de dicto, based on abstract numerical coordinates), natural frontiers are subject to the complexity of continuous ecological processes, and depend on the technology and norms we use to represent them. Their definition evolves along with our ability to define space and time.’

An interview with Marco Ferrari, Pietro Leoni and Elisa Pasqual at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition (Monditalia section: “Italian limes”)

Jun 3, 2014
140603_Thought for the Day
A curragh with bent wood frame from Dingle, Ireland. Taken from the book ‘British Coracles and Irish Curraghs’ part III by James Hornell, 1938.

140603_Thought for the Day

A curragh with bent wood frame from Dingle, Ireland. Taken from the book ‘British Coracles and Irish Curraghs’ part III by James Hornell, 1938.

May 23, 2014

140523_Thought for the Day

The initiative group 'Een Gooie Bak' are working on a possible use for an underground room measuring 16 x 16 x 120 metres. It may become a laboratory for sustainable development through the innovative way in which so-called ‘light-bodies’ bring daylight and air into the underground trough.

The project is part of 'My Town' local community initiative which is to become ‘a testing ground for economic, social and governmental renewal’.

May 19, 2014
140519_Thought for the Day

Hand-made measured drawing of old fisherman’s homes on the island of Marken. Owing to the lack of room on the raised grounds, called ‘werven’, the houses are built shoulder to shoulder.
A plan of a ‘plat-bodem’ - or ‘flat bottomed’ boat - is drawn in one of the houses to see the likeness of boat and home, in their scale, size and construction.

140519_Thought for the Day

Hand-made measured drawing of old fisherman’s homes on the island of Marken. Owing to the lack of room on the raised grounds, called ‘werven’, the houses are built shoulder to shoulder.

A plan of a ‘plat-bodem’ - or ‘flat bottomed’ boat - is drawn in one of the houses to see the likeness of boat and home, in their scale, size and construction.

May 15, 2014
140515_Thought for the Day

Photograph of what is most likely a ghillie’s hide, by which a game keeper or deer stalker could remain hidden by stretching a tarpaulin over the frame. These latter often have grommets at the corners and along the sides, helping to keep frame and its skin tied down to the ground in high winds.
It is a lightweight architecture and easily packed on one’s back.

140515_Thought for the Day

Photograph of what is most likely a ghillie’s hide, by which a game keeper or deer stalker could remain hidden by stretching a tarpaulin over the frame. These latter often have grommets at the corners and along the sides, helping to keep frame and its skin tied down to the ground in high winds.

It is a lightweight architecture and easily packed on one’s back.

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