Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
they are still working on the Escher Wyss Platz in Zurich
a kind of treehouse is standing there
it will be gone in some weeks
when the concret tower is dry
good that they're still working
'cause it's much more poetic like this
and Löwenbräu is also nearly gone
the galleries moved some time ago
to the new tower and to the outskirt of Zürich
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
"Only a few decades ago, Tohoku "snow country"-and especially Aomori Prefecture-was synonymous to most Japanese with dire poverty. Situated dead-end on the northernmost tip of the main island of Honshu, Aomori was home to dirt poor farmers who, out of desperate necessity, created an astonishing textile aestethics out of boro-mere "rags"."
The textiles are indigo dyed and mostly of hemp, handstitched and stuffed, ever and ever again.
One person owned only one piece of clothing his entire life.
Layer on layer on layer.
To sleep, to work, to die.
The last images are diapers from an elderly woman who became bed-ridden.
All images from the book: Boro-rags and tatters from the far north of Japan
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Kyokai: a japanese technique for articulating space
"Between light and shadow, between transparant and opaque,
between interior and exterior, between artificial and natural,
between object and empty space, between trouth and falsehood-
if we can open these intermediary zones, give them spatial form,
and make them into something we can experience,
our world will undoubtedly be the richer for it."
"When you draw a starting point and an ending point on a plan
and then connect the dots, a wall is created. This basic function of architecture
may indeed be the method in which this ellipses that occurs
in the building a structure
and as a result of clearly delineating space is employed."
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Recently I'm fascinated by Japanese architectur, gardens, aestethics.
Found some nice books.
First the one from Kazunari Sakamoto
projects from 1969 till 2001
"I have come to think that my desire is to free the space of architecture from several frames.
It's also that I have come to seek a space of freedom that has not yet been seen.
This type of space will release our bodies and spirits from various binds,
and make possible its own communication to the world
This space, however is not within a special place or a special time.
I have come to believe it is a place within the absolute commonness of the everyday,
within the continuation of ordinary time.
The interiors of his boxes are at the beginning full with Danish mid-century furniture.
Later more the wooden craftmanshio of his one country.
I like the simplicity, really this boxshaped constructions.
Can a box be free?