Moving pod prototypes are proliferating... but how far have we moved on from the Sinclair C5 from 1985? Also check out Organic Transit's Elf.
How interesting to open the Herald this morning to see (coincidentally I'm sure) two major, scape-changing, high-profile Sydney building developments unveiled on the same day. And what different projects! One, the much maligned Barangaroo site, sees a congregation of generic office towers crowding down towards the harbour edge and looming ominously over the (quaint, diminutive, … Continue reading Passing through
(an excerpt from an article I'm working on...) In a cultural-geographical sense, the international airport is one system implicated in both the fears of cultural degradation and the celebrations of new hybrid forms brought about through contemporary globalisation, as people and places are brought together through greater speed and frequency of encounter. The old routes … Continue reading a little airport writing
Inhabit recently posted this intro to the new Transbay Transit Terminal in San Francisco, currently under construction. Not only will it have wind turbines and geothermal heating and grey water recycling, it will have a "5.4 acre green roof that will act as a city park and will host variety of cultural activities." Are you … Continue reading transporter
Passage: from tunnels of light I turn into dark, swapping fractured fractals and the dry sniff of the arctic for a slumbering under-earth kiln... I'm hoping to win a trip to Copenhagen with this description of my experience of Olafur Eliasson's installations currently on at the MCA in Sydney. The competition asks you to devote … Continue reading have you taken your time?
40 Yrs of Kaldor Public Art Projects @ the Art Gallery of NSW War and Peace and Inbetween (2009) by Tatzu Nishi Tatzu Nishi's intent here is to reframe the familiar and thereby make it strange, but there is an unexpected and strange Ikea-ness to this installation - inside and out. Externally, a mess of … Continue reading An Ikea Christmas #2
I love miniatures. In school I would stay up into the wee hours working on 10x10cm paintings with my size 0 brush (the 'eyelash' brush). And I have had a soft spot for the micro-cosmos of terrariums since I used them in the set design for Babushka in 2004. The attention that the mini incites … Continue reading bigness of the mini