• Posts Tagged ‘Fun’

    Public Art WTF? Part 2

    by  • November 10, 2008 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Viewed from a distance, the pile of big read beans, or bags, on the east end of the 16th street pedestrian bridge, looks sort of like a pile of frosting or a Dr. Suess Christmas tree. Once you get closer, the color is a deep red that makes you think of blood and the limp elements...

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    Public art WTF?

    by  • November 8, 2008 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of public art. But this piece sprung up over night on my path to downtown and just remind me of….well, the mind sort of boggles doesn’t it? Bloody beans would be a generous description. Really, it just looks like a pile of crap. Who knows,...

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    Laughing at Goff

    by  • June 14, 2008 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Anything that Charles Jenks writes is probably worth a look. But when he joyously points to the fun in Bruce Goff’s work, any serious student of play in architecture has to stop and consider what’s going on: Looking, learning and laughing with Bruce Goff It is impossible not to smile and laugh appreciatively when...

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    Space Time Play Review

    by  • April 3, 2008 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Space Time Play Computer Games, Architecture and Urbanism: The Next Level Edited by Friedrich von Borries, Steffen P. Walz and Matthias Böttger 2007 Birkhäuser 496 pages www.spacetimeplay.org Book Review (Disclosure: I contributed two small 300 word reviews to this book. To that end, I guess this review is biased. Still, I think the book...

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    Taking the Fun Out the “Play” House

    by  • March 28, 2008 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    You can count on Lebbeus Woods to provide startling clarity to any object he examines. Still, I have to wonder about his comments on architect Raimund Abraham's project, Musikerhaus (Music House). Designed in four quadrants, each housing a musician, with an open middle where they can meet and perform together, the Musikerhaus is clearly...

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    Taking the Fun Out Of the Treehouse

    by  • November 20, 2007 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    This short video sums up a fascinating project: Inhabitat » VIDEO: Grow A Treehouse with TeReForm This idea expands on the notion of architecture that you can grow. Everything about it is very cool. But what strikes me is that in an effort to make the concept seem real, and a rational architectural step,...

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