Public Art WTF? Part 2

Public Art WTF? Part 2

Nov. 10, 2008 by

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

Public art WTF?

Public art WTF?

Nov. 8, 2008 by

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

Laughing at Goff

Laughing at Goff

Jun. 14, 2008 by

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

Space Time Play Review

Space Time Play Review

Apr. 3, 2008 by

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.

Taking the Fun Out the “Play” House

Taking the Fun Out the “Play” House

Mar. 28, 2008 by

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 a special form of “play house”.

Taking the Fun Out Of the Treehouse

Taking the Fun Out Of the Treehouse

Nov. 20, 2007 by

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