March 27, 2015

Exodus, or the Voluntary Prisoners of the Smart (Phone).


An hommage to Koolhaas' "Exodus, or the Voluntary Prisoners of Architecture, The Strip". (Link, MoMA)

March 18, 2015

European Central Bank HQ Opening.



The European Central Bank HQ (by Coop Himmelblau) inauguration.

March 14, 2015

The Perfect Condo.

The perfect bathroom - even better than 432 Park Avenue, NY.

March 02, 2015

Hipster Parking.

Hipster Parking, seen in Paris.

February 09, 2015

Belka and Strelka.

Belka and Strelka were two Soviet space dogs orbiting for one day around Earth before safely returning home (1960, Sputnik 5).

February 07, 2015

How long does it take to get from Vienna to Bratislava?

* (the real flight time is 20min, without check-in, check-out time)

February 05, 2015

Tech's Offices of the Future.

Tech's offices of the future (source: bloomberg TV).

February 03, 2015

Elevation Sketch - Adolf Loos - 1904.

Adolf Loos, "Allgemeine Verkehrsbank", unrealized, 1904 (photo from the MAK exhibition "Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact")

Berlin 1962 - no illusion.

Berlin 1962 - no illusion.

February 01, 2015

VIENNA - NOW OR NEVER.

Persiflage of the VIENNA - NOW OR NEVER campain. #Vienna
(photo by Initiative Denkmalschutz, Brown Boveri-Werke, Gudrunstraße 187, Friday 30.01.2015)

January 21, 2015

Unhappy Cooling Tower.


Fehlbar.

"Ganzer Platz. Fehlbare werden für Umtriebe behaftet" #Basel

December 01, 2014

Loop de Loop - by NL Architects.

view on site

Containers come in many different sizes and dimensions, yet the sculptural qualities of assemblage are limited to orthogonal compositions. But by one relatively simple operation -bisecting, rotating and reassembling- intriguing new configurations are possible. The containers will be combined together at their end points: any continuous tube can be constructed: Loop ‘d’ Loop.

building parts of Loop-de-Loop
The void of the interior can now be explored. It can accommodate many different programs, it can provide shelter, it can contain a path, a stair, a route. Partly opening up sidewalls is easy; it will offer multiple perspectives over the Sites and the City.
section through containers

Loop-de-Loop could serve as information booth, as exhibition space, as adventure came, as a ‘ride’, as ‘view generator’, as cafe, as site canteen, as theatre, as auditorium, as skybox, as Logo.

After sometime Loop-‘d’-Loop can be taken apart, transported elsewhere and be reassembled in a new way: a continuous process of destruction and renewal. It’s appearance always reminiscent of the building site, blending in in a twisted fashion. (Text: NL Architects)



Loop de Loop from anarchitecture on Vimeo.

Design: NL Architects, Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
Team: Wim Sjerps, Christoph Wassmann, Annarita Papeschi, Sören Grünert, Beatriz Ruiz de la Torre, Sarah Möller

November 11, 2014

Competitions and the Guggenheim Competition. 18,336,780 € Worth of Work.

An infographic video regarding the massive impact and response Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition has had. A reflexion regarding the direction architectural competitions are heading nowadays, and the enormous management process involved.
Guggenheim Helsinki // Architectural Competition Data from Taller de Casqueria on Vimeo.

"There is an incredibly amount of wasted effort in the profession. A fair amount is generated through the procedure of competitions. Which is really like a complete drain of intelligence. I don't know any other profession that would tolerate this. On the same time you are important and we invite you thinking, but there is a 80% change* that we threw away your thinking a make sure that it is completely wasted." (Rem Koolhaas, from Urbanized by Gary Hustwit, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqvjicbY1KE)

*surely not in the case of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

November 07, 2014

Highline Vienna / Wien (Spittelauer Lände).

The path between the Donaukanal and the waste incinerating plant (decorated by Friedensreich Hundertwasser)
The "Skywalk Spittelau", by Bulant & Wailzer

October 21, 2014

Logorama - City of Brands.

This is the academy award winning (2010) animated short "Logorama"  by the French animation collective H5. Branding, architecture and graphic design beautifully scary united.

Logorama from Marc Altshuler - Human Music on Vimeo.