A Defensive Architecture

Winners of the President's Medals Student Awards 2009


Impressively beautiful thesis “A Defensive Architecture” by Nicholas Szczepaniak from the University of Westminster London UK . With his thesis he won the President’s Medals Student Awards in 2009.




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Beautiful installation by Pablo Valbuena in 2010 in Madrid.


Quadratura was the technique used in the baroque to extended architecture through trompe l’oeil and perspective constructions generated with paint or sculpture.
The site-specific installation presented at Matadero Madrid follows the same principles but manipulating space by means of projected light. The main axis of the room of Abierto x Obras is extended and the limits of the physical space dissolved.



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This is the “Sliding House” by rDMM Architectur. Completed in 2009 in Suffolk, UK.

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Music for Animals



The band Grass Widow playing for the gorillas of the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston.


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Watch the beautiful video by Danae Diaz for the track “Caffein” by Brandt Brauer Frick.

Reminds me of “Die Grauen Männer” in Momo, by the great author Michael Ende.


Till you stop

decorating plates


“Till you stop’ is an idea for a new kind of manufacturing method. It uses ongoing movements, random processes and the customer’s decision to say ‘stop’, to create special editions next to the normal production lines. “





drilling lampshapes


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Pieces of Time



The Receipt Clock by Marc Owens. (via dezeen)


Reading time with clock by Karlsson.


Vague Clock by Sejoon Kim

Vague Clock by Sejoon Kim

The Vague Clock by Sejoon Kim. (Pictures via Dezeen)


Continue Time by Sander Mulder.



The Real Time Clock by Maarten Baas. (Watch a video to see how it works)


Gregor der Kalenderschal by Patrick Frey.