Saturday, 31 December 2011

Friday, 30 December 2011

grand designs; the arch house




Seeing as the name of this blog has clearly taken inspiration from the channel 4 program Grand Designs, I thought it would be only right to use it as a source of inspiration for posts, so here goes;
The Arch House, series 7 episode 11 is perhaps my favourite Grand Design of all time. Aside from the fact that the couple creating this house seemed like genuinely nice normal people - not the crazed controlling millionaires at one end of the spectrum or the totally un-organised, un-funded people at the other, who they usually have on the program - it was a beautiful, practical and innovative piece of architecture, the centerpiece of the house being the painstakingly crafted tiled arch that encompassed the structure. 
I could go on and on about this house instead I shall say that you should go and watch the episode on 4oD though rather shit-aly they have taken this particular episode down, along with the films of my 2 other favourite builds from this series. Bastards.  

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Landscape Projections





Landscape projections by Jim Sanborn, something I would love to try but fairly equipment restrictive! The top photo looks like a perfect setting for Brian Cox to stand in front of and talk about millions and billions stars.

Friday, 23 December 2011

bland designs

A blog consisting of Architecture, Design, Art, Photography, Tree Houses and occasionally Fashion - not all bland of course.