Can You Live in The Exbury Egg for a Year?

Well? Can you? Anyway, The Exbury Egg is designed by the SPUD Group and PAD Studio, and inspired by artist Stephen Turner, who was studying the nesting instincts of seabirds on the shore.  The egg was designed for the incubation and hatching of the artist’s work, and the self-sufficient structure will serve as a residence, vantage point and studio for Turner along the River Beaulieu in England for a full year.  Turner stated:

“Raising awareness of the past and the unfolding present of a very special location will be the task, whist living in an ethical relationship with nature and treading as lightly as possible upon the land.” Continue reading “Can You Live in The Exbury Egg for a Year?”

Return of the London Olympics: The Summer Game’s Shooting Venue

And now…the long awaited “Part 3” of my “coverage” of works of architecture being erected for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Summer Games that start next month in London. First I covered the nomadic basketball arena, second was the natatorium, and now I’ll be covering the London Olympic Shooting Venue.  This building will accommodate the 10, 25 and 50 m Sport Shooting events for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and after the Summer Games have concluded, the three temporary and mobile buildings will be dismantled (a’la the basketball arena before mentioned) and rebuilt in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.   Continue reading “Return of the London Olympics: The Summer Game’s Shooting Venue”

Look at this Recyclable/Nomadic Arena and KNEEL BEFORE IT!!

I suppose that after the natatorium used in China for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, the whole “design-your-arena-to-look-inflatable” thing is taking off pretty well with Olympic facilities.  Also, I’m not sure if there are bags or bins large enough to stuff this baby into for recyclables pick-up day during the week. Hmmm…

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