Archive for June, 2014

A Collection of Abandoned Cities and Suburbias

The term ‘ghost town’ conjures haunting images of abandoned buildings from another era, empty streets and personal possessions that never began. From the Unites States to China, these images capture the eery reminder of a possible future (or past civilisation) abruptly ended. Their abandonments have occurred through various means of natural or manmade disasters, war, […]

Architecture Fairy Tales, Fiction and Wizardry

With over 300 entries from 50 countries, Blank Space announce the winners of ‘Fairy Tales,’ the world’s first architecture storytelling competition. Blank Space was established to explore a better manner for communicating architecture, and in turn, to change the way the world perceives architecture. “Since the beginning of recorded time, and perhaps earlier, fairy tales have been a means to confront and […]

Best Architecture Book Recommendations from Influential Architects – Part 3

During my studies I wrote an article entitled “List of Top 10 Architecture Books for Student Architects.” The books were selected because they inspired creativity, innovation and invention. The following Architecture book recommendations are from Architects who have inspired their peers and generations of students to follow. This is part two in a three part series where I have asked influential Architects to share the […]

Interesting stuff on the internet

Interesting stuff on the internet is an article sharing my favourite recent online inspiration and distractions. Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde has created a wonderful and fantastical installation entitled: Nimbus. The installation features individual clouds which appear to magically  float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy clouds drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking […]