Archive for the 'Architecture' Category

To the ground

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Reading: JG Ballard High Rise Listening to: Theo Parrish First Floor Iain Sinclair in the LRB on the razing of East London for the 2012 Olympics: The scam of scams was always the Olympics: Berlin in 1936 to Beijing in 2008. Engines of regeneration. Orgies of lachrymose nationalism. War by other means. Warrior-athletes watched, from […]

Unhome: Vadding the Man-made Unknown

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

A while back at BLDGBLOG: ‘Drains of Canada – An Interview with Michael Cook’ – fits well with my troglodyte bit (also John Eden’s sewering in Bow E3), and reminds me to do a tribute that I began but never posted two years ago. . . . “…a triad of paranoia, sleep deprivation and heavy […]


Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Disconnected: In more ways than one. I’m moving this week and likely won’t have much access to the internet for several days. So no posts and patchier than usual email response. Monu: It’s not new but I recently discovered a copy of Monu at the local newsagent. Monu simply stands for Magazine on Urbanism. It’s […]

Descent into deep time

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

The new squirrels? (photo by ldpix) Vancouver after a 14m rise in sea levels. Flood maps by Alex Tingle (via WOEBOT). Erotics of annihilation. Diesel ‘Global Warming Ready’ ad campaign. * * * Children of Men Finally managed to see Children of Men this past week, a full month after its North American release. It […]