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January 30, 2006

Installation and Jury

This Friday 3 February Inter 3 is holding a LIGHT installation and final jury. We'll be in Studio 1 in AA. Please stop by and see the work. Students will be presenting their 1:1 prototypes and installation pieces.

Ali Rahim

As a follow up to Ali Rahim's lecture at the AA last Thursday night, 26 Jan, I'm linking here to Monia's interview with him from last year. The article can be found here at ARCH'IT files.

The work of his practice can be found at Contemporary Achitecture Practice - his Reebok flagship store in Shanghai is amazing - and check out the towers in Dubai.

January 18, 2006

Deja Vu

Dan Flavin's Retrospective begins on 19 January 2006 at the Hayward Gallery .

Please also click on Backdrop icon once you get past the first page.
At Bloomberg SPACE, Finsbury Square there appears to be another interesting lighting exhibition.

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January 17, 2006

during the ARW

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January 16, 2006

For Aseel

"Brillance and sparkle define Kartell's new storage cube. Made from PMMA, Optic relies on pyramids in slight relief, either mirrored or transparent, for its striking diamonds-and-ice effect. Dimensions: 40x40x40 cm.

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aesthetics recovery workshop

Term 2 kicked of with the ARW - short for the Aesthetics Recovery Workshop. In an attempt to bring back a bit of beauty into the world (and the unit) we launched this experiment in critical beauty. While not exactly a 100% effective - it did contribute to interesting developments within many of the students' projects - allowing deliberate decision making to become an integral part of the design process at times when students are often happy to let the design PROCESS to become the determining factor for the direction of their projects and portfolio. A few images of ARW results can be seen on the individual pages.

January 07, 2006

Strandbeest Lecture Wednesday Night!

Aesthetic Recovery Workshop will finish by 6pm on Wednesday so all can attend.

6.30pm Wednesday 11 January 2006
Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1

Bartlett Architecture International Lecture Series

Theo Jansen
Strandbeest

Theo Jansen studied Technical Science in Delft, Holland, but became a
painter. Since 1990 he has been occupied with making new forms of life.
Plastic yellow tubes, rather than seeds or pollen, are used as the basic
material of this new nature. He makes skeletons that are able to walk on the
wind so they don't have to eat. Over time they become better and better at
surviving circumstances such as storms and water. Eventually he wants to put
these animals out in herds on the beaches so they will live their own lives.

Theo Jansen has been a columnist of the Volkskrant (national Dutch
Newspaper) for 19 years. Articles about his work have appeared in New
Scientist, Wired and Popular Science. His exhibition in the Kunsthal in
Rotterdam (2002) drew 14 000 visitors. He has written three books about
technical art and evolution. Several television performances prompted
thousands of people to go to the beach to see him work.