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The Venice Biennale of Architecture - 2008

The Venice Biennale of Architecture – 2008

I have just returned from the opening of the Biennale of Architecture in Venice, which was curated this year by Aaron Betsky. The exhibition, entitled ‘Out There’ and it’s thematic installations are conceptually focussed on creating architecture and environments ‘without buildings ‘. As a prelude, we should keep in mind that In recent years, artists, designers and architects have...
Can petrol ever be 'green'?

Can petrol ever be ‘green’?

The ‘helios house’ is a gas station (BP) in downtown LA – design wise, it has an ‘interesting’ form, is a sculptural piece and has achieved LEED certification status. The question is, can a service station, which sells petrol, really become ‘green’? Is it a step in the right direction, or is it an example...

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my daughter, who is 4 and a half years old, can already recognize hundreds of brands. but she doesn’t know that water comes from the sky, unless it rains. and she doesn’t know that it comes from the ground, even when it forms a stream….she is only four years old, so she thinks water comes...

Why aren’t there more APPLES?

Yes, Finally! The iPhone is one of the most awaited objects of technology ever devised. What is it that had so many people frantically awaiting it’s appearance? Seamless integration, innovation, beauty – etc. Apple has done it again, but the long anticipated appearance of this beautiful and incredible ‘helpful’ device brings to mind a simple...

What role has design played in where humanity is today?

I have been reflecting lately on 20 years ago or so, when a major discussion amongst designers was something like this; ‘design must reach into every aspect of life, everything must be designed, design must be everywhere’…….. But now that ‘Design Is Everywhere, For Everybody, All The Time’, i would like to ask if our...