Ever wondered why the BBC don’t get a load of interesting architects, artists and patrons talking about buildings that inspire them? Its because they already did it back in the 90’s….
Building Sights is in the BBC iplayer Archive, as a series of 10 minute shorts. My particular favourites are Damien Hirst talking about the Worsley Medical Building and Simon Armitage discussing the Humber Bridge.
Architect Walter Segal had a long and influential career. In his later years he focused on a series of self-built council housing developments which made use of innovative organising principles. This is the story of Walter’s Way, a little-known street of two storey houses in Lewisham, which may hold part of the solution to London’s housing crisis.
Architecture Foundation website
Does it hold the key to the solution of London’s housing crisis? Two views:
Somebody must have forgotten to pass me the memo…..I have just discovered the paintings of Ardunio Cantafora, the swiss-italian architect and painter who was tutored by Aldo Rossi and is influenced by de Chirico and The Ideal City period painters.
The paintings beautifully capture conditions of time in still frames / multiple frames.
And they feel very local to Italy somehow…..
“The computer can only calculate what is already conceptually inside of it; you can only find what you look for in computers. Nevertheless, you can find what you haven’t searched for with free experimentation.” – From A Conversation with Frei Otto, by Juan Maria Songel
Also see here….