• You see, you feel
    You know

    You’re waiting
    You’re waiting


  • …they’re gonna run out of shapes…

  • __Pere Ubu website footnote. God Bless Dave Thomas, et. al.
  • "(1) As has been noted in various articles and openly confessed by us, we have a deep affection for the consumerist society. We are proud to say that More Is Always Better. There is a difference, however, in liking a beer from time to time and being an alcoholic.
    (2) America as a consumerist society is a recent transformation. Social engineers would have us believe otherwise. They are liars. As young men we had known the last days of the golden age firsthand. No amount of Orwellian history modification can alter that. As recently as the early 70s the middle class of America was routinely raised & encouraged to pursue spiritual and artistic goals ahead of other considerations."
  • I cannot wait to hear this performance. One of the more mercurial acts to be working today. Gorgeous, intense hybrid textures…..

  • Stop what you are doing.  Don headphones.  Pour this in yer ears. Do. Not. Stop.  I have not been this excited about new music in a long time. Sounds, textures reflecting a fantastic multitude. Funk, mo-town, punk, motorik Krautrock, pop.  Tunabunny wins new(ish) band of the year…and perhaps I might be willing to give them album of the year.  

    (Source: Spotify)

  • listening to the hum/beats without the imagery is equally fascinating.  smart. smart.

  • Brilliant, hypnotic cover of Skin Patrol’s “Rock Section”.  

  • memory at play in (re)presenting place…. while brief, the article is strong in that it touches on issues of periodicity and palimpsest.  Architecture should remain a living organism to grow/evolve, age/weather and possibly die.  When its revived, it can only truly be considered a ghost


  • Colin Ward
  • "Why do people consent to be governed? It isn’t only fear: what have millions of people to fear from a small group of politicians? It is because they subscribe to the same values as their governors. Rulers and ruled alike believe in the principle of authority, of hierarchy, of power. These are the characteristics of the political principle."
  • I’ve just really started paying attention to Jenny Hval’s work. Its a rich patchwork of many influences and agendas, all bound with beautiful, deeply felt sonics. Here’s a 30 minute live performance from the Louisiana Museum in Denmark. Fantastic!


  • three ways to say “hmmmmm…”

  • ryanpanos:

    Quotes on Architectural Practice

    It has been 10 months since graduating from school. And the most important lesson I have learned through my academic tenure and almost year of working, is that I am involved in a profession I am ashamed of.

    There are numerous reasons: labor exploitation, risk and responsibility adverse attitudes, ivory tower mentalities, non-sustainable business models…

    How can I sit down to design a structure when there is so much turmoil within the profession itself? Since my M.Arch thesis on practice, I find myself more and more only caring how I can design something that can improve practice conditions and processes for architects. So they can gain back a measure of control of realizing buildings and having a larger say in the conversation of our environments.

    I don’t think about form or material, lighting or acoustics, perspectives and procession are so far from my mind its laughable. My only design thoughts are how to design the process of work. 

    This page has always been a sounding board and place to share my likes/dislikes and thoughts on architecture and design, and will continue to be so. I wish that every post could involve some form of forward moving practice progression, but there seems to be so little movement on this aspect of architecture.

    This is what I have been dwelling on for weeks, to think of ways for architects to engage the profession again and in different ways.

    I don’t have any answers yet, and it is the kind of study that could take years, but it always good to start by defining the questions.