Category Archives: Inspiration

Visualising your PhD in 3D

A workshop facilitated by Graham Barton from UAL Academic Support. Using the LEGO Serious Play method, participants were asked to construct and visualise the answer to a series of questions about their practice, research and PhD, and then explain their position … Continue reading

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Spaces of Memory

This short film is from a session I attended in 2011. Professor Iain Borden of the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture introducing a session on “Spaces of Memory” at the Royal Academy, London.

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Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined at the Royal Academy

This review of the exhibition is inspired by personal insights acquired during my visits complemented by information from the exhibition catalogue. Exhibition curator:  Kate Goodwin References Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined. Royal Academy publication catalogue of the exhibition, 2014. Jay Merrick ‘Doors … Continue reading

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Olafur Eliasson – playing with space and light

I discovered Olafur Eliasson’s work when I went to Tate Modern to see the Weather project. It was such an amazing and unforgetable experience. In this video he very eloquently explores the ideas behind some of his projects.

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Caruso St John for Tate Britain

Between 2010 and 2013 Tate Britain underwent an extensive refurbishment programme, under the direction of the London-based practice Caruso St John, ‘to improve the architectural quality and coherence of the building‘1. The work includes the interior remodelling of the original … Continue reading

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Ambiances

I recently discovered the International Ambiances Network who held their 2013 conference ‘ambiances in translation’ in London. Unfortunately I missed it but the recordings of the conference are available on their website. Information and recordings on other conferences are also … Continue reading

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The Design Dimension BBC

In each episode of ‘The Design Dimension’ charts a different aspect of our relationship to design – desire, damage, choice and, finally, truth. Desire explores sensory aspects of our environments, notably its olfactive characteristics. Episode 1 – Design and Desire

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Other Side

I recently attended a talk called ‘Labyrinthine Memories’ by the Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota at the Japan Foundation in London. She talked about how and why her work developped into the kind of installations she is making today and most … Continue reading

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Serpentine Gallery pavilion

Every Summer the ground near the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park London is host to a temporary pavilion designed by a different architect each year. This is an opportunity for architects to design unique experiences and I have been a … Continue reading

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