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Tada Lists

Monday, January 31st, 2005

If you’re an avid list-maker - try ta-da lists, an online list-maker. I just signed up so haven’t yet had the joy of ticking off one of the boxes, but I look forward to it soon.

House of Cards

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Can’t even begin to track back the links that got me here, but have a look - it’s worth it.

Film Workshop

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

The Film Workshop led by Danyael Sugawara closed yesterday with a screening of the 10 shorts made by 36 students. The films were truly inspired and I’ll try to have them streaming on the Inter 3 website at some point soon. We’ll set up another screening sometime soon @ AA with the final fully-assembled version of all 10 films.


Philip Johnson

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Philip Johnson died on Tuesday at age 98. For the full article go here

Danyael Sugawara Film Workshop

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

From Jan 22-26 Danyael Sugawara, Director of The Quiet One, is teaching a Film Workshop with students from Intermediate Units 3 + 9 and the AA’s Visiting Students. 36 students are creating 10 films to be screened on Wednesday evening in the Soft Room at the Architectural Association at 6:30pm.


Weddings and More

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005

Chinatown wedding cake….for £120.



Thursday, January 20th, 2005

Saw Jamie Oliver while I was cycling to work this morning. Can’t say much other than he looks the same as he does on TV. His restaurant Fifteen is just around the corner from us.

AA Summer School 2005

Monday, January 17th, 2005

The AA Summer School 2005 website is now ONLINE. This year’s theme is Quickspace Slowtime.

Seattle Public Library gets Awards

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

Seattle Public Library received the AIA award for Outstanding Architecture on January 7, 2005 and is rated as best architecture of 2004 in Time Magazine.


Search Softwares - TouchGraph and Clusty

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

I just recently stumbled on TouchGraph who have developed a little applet that generates a graphic output of results from a Google search. It lets you see through a set of visual links how sites are related to you via the google search output. In theory this should let you search through your results more efficiently as you discard those that are clearly irrelevant. But I was fascinated by the links the diagram was generating and clicked through just about all of them to see what they were. Not a timesaver, but interesting.


Musicplasma works along the same principle and graphically relates music artists through info gathered from Amazon’s purchase data (ie, people who bought this cd also bought these….).

For a more efficient browser try Vivissimo’s Clusty which sorts through your search and ‘clusters’ them into groups of related links. Bad graphics but good sorting.

Thom Mayne goes Governmental

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

The Sunday New York Times profiles Thom Mayne as he builds government buildings in San Francisco, Eugene Oregon and in Washington.

Zempt 0.4

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

This is a test post using Zempt 0.4.

Parliament Hill

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

Today’s view from Parliament Hill @ Hampstead Heath.


Giuseppe Terragni

Saturday, January 15th, 2005

On a trip to Como about eleven years ago my uncle helped me and a friend talk our way into the Casa del Fascio by Giuseppe Terragni. We had to construct elaborate stories of lost passports and architectural fanaticism to manipulate the reluctant stern-faced guards. Was a good day. I think he’s not forgotten either - he just sent me this book for my birthday last week.


Saturday, January 15th, 2005

Have been searching for interesting competitions - haven’t found any particularly gripping ones - but there are a few worth mentioning. The Van Alen Parachute Pavilion for Coney Island is due April 18, 2005. The European Architectural Photography Prize 2004/05 is due Jan 28, 2005 with Betsky, Peter Davey and others on the jury. The Buzzard’s Bay Competition is due April 19, 2005 with $20,000 total prize money and has Toshiko Mori, Gregg Pasquarelli, Mack Scogin, etc. on the jury.

And lastly, Zaha Hadid will finally get to build in London now that she just won the competition for the new Architecture Foundation building. Was announced on Jan 12.


Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

Andrew Kudless who just won a Feidad Award will be teaching Rhino to the Inter 3 students starting today at 4pm. His winning competition site can be found at

World Time Zones

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

I just called someone in Thailand and needed to first know the time there - found these useful sites online. The first is World Time Zone which displays the times of the world in realtime on a global map. The second is WorldTimeServer.

10 Chairs

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

The unit’s exhibition at the Architectural Association has been set for February 18. On show will be 1:1 prototypes of the chairs as well as video, scaled models, and 2d documention. Go here for the exhibition schedule and description.


Blind leading the blind

Monday, January 10th, 2005

Here’s the result of our first game of Go. We are not entirely convinced of our technique and maneuvers (or even the results) - but it was interesting nevertheless.



Monday, January 10th, 2005

Just found this site today following a series of links that initially started out at Flickr. Antenna is an interesting blog with lots of great references and links to other obscure and not so obscure sources of information and design.