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vacant space

vacant space

You’ve missed Janek Schaefer’s Vacant Space. Fortunately, I visited on your behalf. 1 A video installation at Birmingham’s MAC, it’s a white box containing 360 degree panoramic images of interiors projected on the wall. They scroll, scrape and judder past with transitions between images that feel like a fight for supremacy between the wildly different […]

In the swing of it

In the swing of it

a day in the life

From comments I’ve had in the past I think a fair number of readers and passers-by here at no2self are either students currently at schools of architecture or people considering joining a course. Driving home this evening it struck me that today’s events gave a pretty good representation of what it’s like to practice. So […]

homes of the future?

homes of the future?

I’ve seen the future and it’s expensive. Not to mention cold, sterile and utterly charmless. I look forward to seeing more of this development when it appears on the next series of Lost as the home of the as yet undiscovered and even more sinister community: The Other Others. Speaking about the project, Richard Rogers […]

tools of the trade

It’ll be a sad day here at no2self when I’ve finally made my way through all the shelves and boxes at the office and uncovered all the gems worth sharing with you. I suspect I’ve got some way to go yet though. A special issue of the AJ from December 1986 called Drawing the Line […]

subject he cares about most

Jonathan Jones in the Grauniad (via rodcorp, again!) on Serra and Gehry: Serra is on video in a little cinema in Gehry’s museum, talking about how he loathes architects. But surely you must be grateful to Gehry, objects the interviewer. “Oh, yeah! I should be grateful!” says Serra. He goes on to assert that he […]