Aw my Gawd. This BLU animation is amazing, check it out (click on the image).
your daily fix
This is a great talk. It’s not architecture or design related but it has everything to do with the environment and healt so it’s well worth sharing with everybody. Somewhere along the line in the food industry things have gone from bad to worse, so continuing with our eating habits would be like building more filthy factories.
”Mark Bittman is a bestselling cookbook author, journalist and television personality. His friendly, informal approach to home cooking has shown millions that fancy execution is no substitute for flavor and soul.”
Click on the image above to view the video.
A Biiird :D
From 1970, when the first Earth Day was marked on the calenders after massive demonstrations on the environment in 1969, until today, people still did the Earth a lot of wrong. Yet the day is here and it’s a reminder to treat our planet carefully so that our children can inherit all the tastes, smells and sights that we get to enjoy. For the love of them, walk the walk.
“If all the insects on earth disappeared, within fifty years all life on Earth would disappear. If all humans disappeared, within fifty years life on Earth would flourish as never before.”
”When you want that enchalada and it’s filled up with nada, that’s the time when you should really.. be upset because you’re hungry”. :D
Always makes me chuckle. PS: Donovan is hot shut up it’s my blog.
This is a Norman Foster talk done in Munich in January 2007 and was just posted now, over a year ago, but nevertheless is important. ”The green agenda isn’t about fashion, it’s about survival.” Hopefully more big studios will take on the sustainable design because it truly is not just another trend. Click on the image above to view the video.
Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine of BêkaFilms made a film called Koolhaas Houselife on the iconic Maison à Bordeaux private residence built back in 1998. They didn’t want the film to be yet another movie about architecture so they left out all the explaining of the building and introduced a new way of presenting architectural projects – more pictures and sounds.
”The work of Bêka and Lemoine offers us a portrait of the real and changing vitality of one of those monuments that we believe are immortal. This is realized through the stories and daily chores of Guadalupe Acedo, the home’s caretaker and housekeeper, and the other people who look after the building. Following and interacting with Guadalupe, blooms an unusual and unpredictable look at the spaces and structure of the building.”
In their Living Architecture series are also films about Richard Meiers Jubilee Church near Rome and Herzog & de Meuron’s Pomerol winery.