The High Line

The High Line – Book illustrated with over 500 drawings and photographs from the archives of James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio & Renfro, and narrated from the perspective of the architects, Piet Oudolf. Manijeh Verghese recommended this book to me (thank you so much!), and Charles Parrack loves the book so much, he…

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Cakeland and more…

For everyone: a different type of museum or display made from CAKE – these interiors put that weird shellac-ed cake in the City Reliquary to shame: http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/30304/1/meet-the-artist-making-massive-installations-out-of-cake Janie – check out this building in Auroville, Pondicherry – water runs along the walls of the building and there are two crystals embedded within the building where rays…

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References 23.02

Here are some of the references mentioned today: Nice drawing technique and details for Dale/ Cris and anyone else who wants to look at them: OMMX: http://www.officemmx.com/St-Loo Janie – interesting re-use competition for relocating The Museum of London in West Smithfield Market: https://www.facebook.com/museumoflondon/videos/vb.27560776046/10153787710181047/?type=2&theater] and https://www.facebook.com/museumoflondon/videos/10153798333066047/ Coincidentally there’s a good exhibition on crime at the Museum of London…

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Some more references…

Anoovab, this project was mentioned for you at the crit – Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron’s 2012 Serpentine Pavilion that paid homage to its predecessors by constructing and then revealing fake foundations for pavilions past. Dezeen just published an interview with Serpentine Director Julia Peyton-Jones about the project: http://www.dezeen.com/2016/02/14/video-interview-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-2012-herzog-de-meuron-ai-weiwei-excavation-movie/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Dezeen%20Digest&utm_content=Daily%20Dezeen%20Digest+CID_932da2f25b32f4160f3c7141f4779a29&utm_source=Dezeen%20Mail   Also on Dezeen was…

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Merry Cemetery video

Inez – thought this might be interesting for you since it relates to the shrine you created yesterday and a death positive attitude. It might be interesting for everyone since it talks about redesigning the cemetery as a new form of museum. Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura/videos/10153989551167728/   I also found these two links interesting after watching the…

Interesting talk on the Future of New York’s Skyline

I literally jut saw this on Facebook (Bjarke Ingels shared it lol) and thought it was interesting to have a look. http://92yondemand.org/future-new-yorks-skyline The biggest names impacting New York’s skyline — from Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier to Bjarke Ingels, whose firm was chosen to design Two World Trade Center and Annabelle Selldorf, known for her…

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Some references after tutorials today…

For Cris (the tourist map presentation I mentioned today that you could appropriate for your postcard drawings): https://vimeo.com/29239462 For Dave (The Ingot by Jack Self, a project that manifests intangible factors like time, space and money to create low-cost housing – could be an interesting reference for you): http://www.jackself.com/ingot#hide1 For Anoovab/Catherine (lecture video by Alex Chinneck –…

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Material Instability – The Art Preservation Index

http://theartnewspaper.com/market/the-price-tag-of-contemporary-art-is-just-the-beginning-of-what-it-will-cost-you/ This is an interesting news story on how material deterioration and technological obsolescence could affect the monetary value of art. It suggests that by providing a rating on an artwork’s durability through time collectors will be able to assess whether or not the work will be a good investment, i.e. is it going to…

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More good references for New York, maps, drawing, sound etc

Interactive map that shows how much New York has changed over 200 years: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2409401/Interactive-map-New-York-reveals-city-changed-200-years.html What maps reveal about ourselves: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150917-what-maps-reveal-about-ourselves (a great study of bias and skewed perspectives to delineate the factual and fictional) Acoustic mirrors and other devices (good for Solaf but also Anoovab): http://socks-studio.com/2013/12/10/sound-mirrors-and-other-sensory-expansion-devices-from-wartime-technology-to-radical-art-practices/ and lastly, just because I enjoyed it: A study of negative writing…

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Reference for Cris: Making the impossible possible

Someone sent me this link to a programme on BBC 4 where Sir Roger Penrose discusses MC Escher’s drawings as an inspiration to construct impossible geometries in reality. Thought it might be helpful for you to think about not just hinging but also alignment, viewing angles, planes of symmetry and points of converging to infinity: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06csx20/secret-knowledge-the-art-of-the-impossible-mc-escher-and-me…

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Portfolio Format

Slides from last week’s presentation (Sorry it took so long to upload): http://we.tl/QtRiMxBTlI Also some videos: Antoine Vaxelaire’s final presentation in conversation with Mies: http://vimeo.com/75191842 Mond Qu’s video showing the different digital pieces of evidence he created as part of his elaborate construct to create a fake island: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKAYqof4InI Fredrik Hellberg’s final presentation of a huge structure to…