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.

May 10, 2014
140510_Thought for the Day
Photograph of what is found underfoot, taken along a Mud Way on the 20 October 2013 whilst following the west flank of what was once the island of Marken from south to north.

140510_Thought for the Day

Photograph of what is found underfoot, taken along a Mud Way on the 20 October 2013 whilst following the west flank of what was once the island of Marken from south to north.

May 8, 2014
140508_Thought for the Day
Photograph of what is found underfoot, taken along a Mud Way on the 20 October 2013 whilst following the west flank of what was once the island of Marken from south to north.

140508_Thought for the Day

Photograph of what is found underfoot, taken along a Mud Way on the 20 October 2013 whilst following the west flank of what was once the island of Marken from south to north.

May 6, 2014
140506_Thought for the Day
Photograph of what is found underfoot, taken along a Mud Way on the 28 July 2013 whilst following the Eem from sandy high ground in the South to what was once the Zuider Zee and is now called the Eemmeer to the North.

140506_Thought for the Day

Photograph of what is found underfoot, taken along a Mud Way on the 28 July 2013 whilst following the Eem from sandy high ground in the South to what was once the Zuider Zee and is now called the Eemmeer to the North.

May 4, 2014
140504_Thought for the Day
Photograph of what is found underfoot, taken along a Mud Way on the 14 March 2014 where a dike is about to be broken through to connect the Rammegors fresh-water nature reserve with the tidal flow of the Krabbenkreek along the line of the old Eendracht.

140504_Thought for the Day

Photograph of what is found underfoot, taken along a Mud Way on the 14 March 2014 where a dike is about to be broken through to connect the Rammegors fresh-water nature reserve with the tidal flow of the Krabbenkreek along the line of the old Eendracht.

May 3, 2014
140503_Thought for the Day
Photograph of what is found underfoot, taken along a Mud Way on the 22 March 2014 whilst following a stream that flows into the Waddenzee from the island of Ameland towards the South East.

140503_Thought for the Day

Photograph of what is found underfoot, taken along a Mud Way on the 22 March 2014 whilst following a stream that flows into the Waddenzee from the island of Ameland towards the South East.

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