nostalgia


Liam Young, 03 11 08


Drifting endlessly above the earth are the suburban dwellers that occupy these visions of 70’s space utopias. In the looming shadow of the cold war fears of nuclear apocalypse led us to envision new worlds above the crust of the earth drifting endlessly as orbital suburbs with all the comforts of home. (more…)

nostalgia


Liam Young, 03 11 08


Nothing dates like images of the future. As a wide eyed child I remember sitting cross legged on the floor, with the flickering images of the Jetsons illuminating my saturady morning, thumbing through the pages of the Usborne books of the Future and the World of Tomorrow series. (more…)

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Darryl Chen, 09 10 08


On a street of love hotels in Osaka, the Don Quijote building presents the idea of ‘facade as amusement park ride’, in so doing, referencing the room compartments of capsule hotels and indeed the capsulized love within pay-per-hour hotels. (more…)

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Darryl Chen, 21 07 08


Today we are ruled by a tyranny of the new. An unflagging faith in progress has been a hallmark of pioneer Modernists of the early 20th century – and even earlier – and this is as felt now as ever given the speed at which we interact with our culture. (Speed it can be argued has even given way to the instantaneous). How the works of our hands will be judged by future generations is told in how our culture values past works of architecture that were performed with the same spirit of freshness and progress.

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