Precedent | The Iraqui Mudhif

Another post I should have made aaaaages ago.  An example of a traditional form of building with reeds in the middle east - the mudhif.  Feature photo is from this flickr account here. Example interior, some have low-level openings between columns at their base, image source here. Also for reference are this blog article here, Wikipedia… Continue reading Precedent | The Iraqui Mudhif

Precedent | Vila Kopose | Archispektras

Love this sculptural use of thatch and the way the roof hovers just above ground level with the strip of glazing skirting the edges.  Seen here on Archispektras website. Thinking the HQ building could use a thatched roof if the reeds can't be used as structure.  Should be able to find a way to use… Continue reading Precedent | Vila Kopose | Archispektras

Precedent | Kontum Indochine Cafe + Wind and Water Bar | Vo Trong Nghia Architects

A widely referenced couple of projects. Impossible not to love the structure and expression of this bamboo cafe canopy in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects' seen on the dezeen website.  Could provide some clues as to how to employ reeds harvested from the water meadows in my master plan as a construction material. Similarly… Continue reading Precedent | Kontum Indochine Cafe + Wind and Water Bar | Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Storyboarding Precedents

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

Precedent | Modular Mashambas Skyscraper | Pawel Lipiński & Mateusz Frankowski

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

Urban Agriculture in the UK (and Japan)

A little digging in the internet has lead me to a few sites where things are happening in the UK, predictably mostly London.  Many spoken of in this Evening Standard article from June 2016, 'How London's new underground farms will revolutionise the way we source our food'. FARM:  - A Dalston based urban agriculture outfit… Continue reading Urban Agriculture in the UK (and Japan)