Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stolen Shoe House

Angelo found this Dreamy Shoe House in Belle's Daddy's photostream

and since there was no way of sharing, I stole it.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Austrian Phenomenon

Recently i caved in and bought The Austrian Phenomenon (Birkhäuser)
Its a huge book relentlessly documenting Austrian avant garde architecture 
from 1956 to 1973

I'm reading about HyperSpaces from the late 60s

Houses with two Horizons

People who want to live in plastic bubbles

plastic bubbles attaches to houses

suggesting that maybe they want to fly away, 
even though they're just a house.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Building Number Three: Pavilion for the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Here's some images from the just installed 
(and soon to be de-installed ) pavilion for the Ministry of Culture,
at the Thessaloniki International Expo
by Angelidakis, Argyropoulou + Mr Tzirtzilakis
Looking at all the other hyper-polished booths and pavilions, 
and with an eye firmly fixed on Greece's overall budget (as a country),
we decided to bypass any gloss, and just use stuff we found and stuff we will re-use.

We combined booths, to hint to the upcoming changes,
as planned by the Ministry: The Tourism booth was housed together with Young Greek Designers

vintage artist posters together with Campana Workshop chairs 
and Greece is for Lovers fantasmagoria

Bureau of Antiquities got a series of Mock Ups (recently reclaimed pieces)
mixed with official reproductions
: Copyville
Cinema cluster was a Tetris Mountain with five screens

Television Mountain, dirt from the Thessaloniki subway excavation, 
and reclaimed monitors looping the National TV archive.

Observation tower + Book Tetris Mountain
panoramic archipelago of department islands

Friday, September 03, 2010

Le Mepris

We were lost in a cloud of unawareness

white plaster, red eyes

Poseidon, arch enemy, blue eyes, blue lips

color check


big window, big rocks

big staircase

big sky

I see you as if for the first time