Map Library Treasure. Amazing book by French architect Florence Lipsky, “San Francisco: La grille sur les collines (The Grid meets the Hills)” (1999). Excellent blend of history, planning, and geography. Here are just a few pages…
Coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time.
Disquiet Luxuriens / Emille F Grenier
Disquiet Luxurians explores alternative trends for the production and consumption of rare and luxurious objects. This has led me to propose a new definition of the current state of luxury, one which (re)places most emphasis on meaning, craft and provenance.
The resulting collection focuses on the material feldspar - the world’s most prevalent mineral which makes up 60% of the Earth’s crust. In designing a scenario in which it gains uniqueness, I have transformed this otherwise meaningless rock into a series of Post-Luxurian artifacts, and in doing so challenged the gilded concept of rarity.
If we define ourselves by what we achieve with the materials that surround us, then let the times of the Disquiet Luxurians be those of more meaningful value.
An insight into the life of architecture students. I was interested in the comment if it’s poetic, it’s not pragmatic. It reminded me of the phrase “form follows function”. Can you have buildings that are both functional and beautiful? It would be crazy to think you cant. Surely that’s part of the challenge for architecture?
Target calm down, it’s only September 29th.
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
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