Went on a tour of the old DN&SR Chesil railway station (or what remains of it) and tunnel in Winchester to seek out urban farming infrastructure locations. Chesil multi-storey car park sits over the site of the old station. Bear in mind this shows the top floor of the car park, and the station was… Continue reading Winchester Hidden Railways Walk
Inspirational chat from Diébédo Francis Kéré in this TED video.
Video from 2014 of Diébédo Francis Kéré speaking about the methods he employs in his home of Burkina Faso. Community-built projects that as a result create a better sense of ownership over a place and love for it. People care more about the places they have had an involvement in creating. It's quite an apt example of… Continue reading RAA Sensing Spaces | Architecture Reimagined | Diébédo Francis Kéré
Couple of graphic novels I got for my birthday. Really nicely drawn and set out, as well as being great little stories. Both Nobrow publications; they're a great publisher of independent graphic novels drawn by various artists, sometimes selected specifically for their drawing style to illustrate a story I think. Like a curator, with different… Continue reading Storyboarding Precedents
Post on dezeen of the winning entry to the 2017 International Skyscraper Competition, The Mashambas Skyscraper. It's a modular farm tower in Africa that can be expanded as needed to include many other community facilities like a nursery, doctor's surgery and drone landing port for transporting goods on / off the tower. An interesting precedent for… Continue reading Precedent | Modular Mashambas Skyscraper | Pawel Lipiński & Mateusz Frankowski