The Architectural Career of Sir Peter Cook to be Celebrated with the “80 at 80” Exhibition

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Starting this Thursday, February 23rd 2017 (until March 10, 2017),  the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) will celebrate the opening of its new building located at 22 Gordon Street with an exhibition commemorating the work by legendary architect Sir Peter Cook. Why, you ask? The school’s exhibition celebrates Sir Peter’s 80th year and will recognize 80 of his most inspiration and innovative design projects. Plus, he WAS the chair of the school from 1990 to 2005, so….there’s that; he DID put that institution on the map by making it a leader in creative design after bringing in staff and students from across the world… Continue reading “The Architectural Career of Sir Peter Cook to be Celebrated with the “80 at 80” Exhibition”

Finally, Zaha Hadid’s “Explosive” Drawings, Sketches & Paintings are on display in London

In a recent episode of Section D, Monocle 24 visit a new exhibition at London’s Serpentine Galleries showcasing the paintings of the late architect Zaha Hadid, who I profiled in a past episode of Doc’D. This episode provides an audio tour of the exhibit with additional commentary from the curator of the show. The art show was initially an idea between the gallery and Hadid, as the gallery aimed to … Continue reading Finally, Zaha Hadid’s “Explosive” Drawings, Sketches & Paintings are on display in London

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‘The Interface Experience’ Showcases The History of Computing

Nowadays, ou tech devices are faster and slimmer than ever before, while the collection of bulky, outdated computers serve as an amusing — and often evocative — look into the past. That’s the goal of The Interface Experience, an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center‘s Focus Gallery in New York, as the exhibit aims to ignite that nostalgia with a myriad of vintage machines. Kimon Keramidas, curator and director of the digital media lab, hopes when people interact with this aging technology that they can think critically about how those devices led to their current devices. What’s also interesting is that unlike the “off-limits” display strategy of most museums, the machines at the exhibit aren’t behind glass and are working, as well as overhauled with custom programs to initiate exchanges between the user, the software and the hardware itself. Continue reading “‘The Interface Experience’ Showcases The History of Computing”

And You Thought YOUR Nintendo Collection was Awesome…

Tokyo resident Isao Yamazaki, a website developer by day (and/or by trade), fell in love with Nintendo early on, stating in an interview with website Before Mario, that he started collecting Nintendo items since 1982. He said that his first Nintendo items were pencil erasers, and since then, Yamazaki has been amassing quite possibly one of the most amazing Nintendo collections you’ll in the ENTIRE WORLD (check it out after the break)!!!   Continue reading “And You Thought YOUR Nintendo Collection was Awesome…”

1 LEGO® Architecture Exhibit = 15,500,000 LEGO® Bricks; Plug that in a Graphing Calculator…

If you’re going to Washington D.C. (or will be in the area) before this Labor Day (September 3rd), you can’t miss the LEGO® Architecture exhibition at the National Building Museum, entitled “Towering Ambition”. The exhibit just added three new iconic buildings to the 15 already on display, and they…are…HUGE!!!

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