movement 1 « Kate Jones – Invisible Office


movement 1 « Kate Jones – Invisible Office.


Kate J

ones investigates the connection between the body and the office

The Architecture of Difference : | Form-Finding Utilizing the Social Field of Vision…


Utilizing the Social Field of Vision  and the localities need for an increase of pedestrian activity affords a certain  form across the site. At 20 – 25m the field of vision reveals facial features and expressions and an individual’s feeling and mood. It is at this distances that people become truly interesting and relevant in a social context. Indicated by the intermediate circles.

At distances less than these our other human senses begin to react to the presence of others, what we hear, smell and touch will also have an effect on our desire to engage. At 2 meters people enter our personal space and it is at this distance that collaboration can take place; indicated by blue dots.

via The Architecture of Difference : | Form-Finding Utilizing the Social Field of Vision….

Monstrous Mechanical Marvels: 9 Enormous Gadgets | Gadget Lab |

When it comes to phones, notebooks and portable game consoles, smaller is nearly always better. But sometimes a gadget just needs to be really, really huge.

True to their size, gigantic contraptions accomplish tasks enormously useful to our everyday lives. Take for example the Bagger 293 (above), a 31.3-million-pound bucket-wheel excavator capable of mining 220,000 tons of brown coal in a day. And if the only cost-effective way to get the Bagger 293 to the mine is to drive it across the Rhineland countryside, so much the better. Because people love to gawk at gigantic machines.

Ever seen a giant wind turbine? Any idea what a crawler transporter does? How about a building-sized solar furnace? Read on for a glimpse at some of the biggest, baddest “gadgets” on Earth.

via Monstrous Mechanical Marvels: 9 Enormous Gadgets | Gadget Lab |

A little list of tech

from one-another’s blogs:

Goodbye Oscar Niemeyer!

The Last Modernist…
E.D.T., December 6, 2012

A Tribute to…

The Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at the age of 104. He designed much (more than 600 works around the world) works of the country’s futuristic capital Brasilia. The Brazilian icon, who won architecture’s top award, the Pritzker Prize, in 1988, started his career in the 1930s and went on working well into the 21st century, after turning 10 leaves a considerable work the most known jewels(flagships) of which are the national Congress of Brazil, the Cathedral of Brasilia and the Museum of contemporary art of Niteroi, near Rio.

Architectural journey…

If you look through the projects listed on this page you will be inspired. My favorite is the french communist party HQ in Paris.

EGODESIGN.CA The first canadian webzine dedicated to global design.

David Cameron announces £50m facelift for Old Street roundabout Wired UK


Hmm – they seem to be copying a few of you.. anyone fancy the site? it’s a good one..


David Cameron has announced that the Government will put £50 million towards a project to regenerate Old Street roundabout through the creation of a large indoor “civic space” dedicated to startups.The new building will comprise classrooms, a 400-seat auditorium, co-working spaces and workshops equipped with machinery such as 3D printers to be used by startups and the wider community. The venue will employ between 15 and 20 core staff and have capacity to train 10,000 students in coding and enterprise. Brands need not worry about the loss of the illustriious roundabout billboard space as the whole of the exterior structure will become a screen for advertising. Cameron believes that it is representative of his strategy to “equip the UK to compete and thrive” in the global race.

via David Cameron announces £50m facelift for Old Street roundabout Wired UK.

office manifesto

look up:

It could be the basis for your projects personal manifesto.

Manifesto of the Office Appreciation Society

WE BELIEVE that offices are unjustly maligned
and that life would be immeasurably poorer without them.

We think that they are Architecture’s poetry,
and the most egalitarian of her displays, since
everyone can have a fantastic view of them.

We pledge to fight ‘red-brick thinking’ wherever we find it.
Life would be dull if we had to exist in
office-less monotony day after day.

We seek to remind people that offices are expressions of
our culture’s moods, and can be read like those of
a person’s countenance.

Offices are so commonplace that their beauty is often overlooked.
They are for dreamers and their contemplation benefits the soul.
Indeed, all who consider the spaces they see in them will save
on psychoanalysis bills.

And so we say to all who’ll listen:
Look around, marvel at the ephemeral beauty, and live life with your imagination in the offices!

With thanks to D Greene, assisted by

Now, look up that link and let it inspire your manifestos. (instruction from David)



Feedback has been emailed to each of you.
We should have added that your presentation skills have improved noticeably.
Keep this up, it will prepare your well for that wicked world out there.
T D & R

Manifesto of the Office Appreciation Society