today’s links

Richard Sennett Capitalism and the City (via varnelis) How to Get Smarter, One Breath at a Time ‘…Scientists find that meditation not only reduces stress but also reshapes the brain…’ (link to previous entry on meditation) (taken from my linklog, broadcast using deloxom)

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More on Gordon Cullen’s Townscape: My 4 year old son has three modes of operation: drawing, climbing and watching TV. That’s it. There are no others. The first two are easily explained by the science of genetics, the third less so, but I write that having spent the last 4 hours mesmerised by my PC …

today’s links

Log – the anyone corporation magazine ‘…In the public eye, architecture has become media stars parading their newest fashions, which verges on entertainment. Yet when architecture is truly political, it has a social purpose and a transformative potential…’ (taken from my linklog, broadcast using deloxom)


Buildings that rock: Architectural dream no.[series summation]* To make a building as satisfying to experience on every level – from the minutest detail to the sum of the whole – as Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing. The feel of the door handles could be sensed from a mile away. It’s place in the urban grain would …

today’s links

29fragiledays: Berlin holocaust memorial Vodcast entry from between the blocks of the holocaust memorial Telegram from Aalto: Institute Archives & Special Collections: MIT ‘…just unable to produce enough architectural philosophy you may publish this telegramletter as a substitute stop…’ via lewism (taken from my linklog, broadcast using deloxom)

My 2006 reading list.

From the top: Seneca: On the Shortness of Life Deleuze and Guattari: A Thousand Plateaus Giedion: Architecture, You and Me Pevsner Architecture Guide: Birmingham Iain Banks: The Algebraist Dostoyevsky: Notes from the Underground and The Double Sven Lindqvist: A History of Bombing Kevin MacNeil: The Stornaway Way Italo Calvino: The Castle of Crossed Destinies Primo …