We are indeed aware of some spatial forces behind our actions, or for that matter, inactions. No one has ever doubted how doors enable us to move through, a possibility that a solid wall robs us from. In fact, we are so intrinsically adapted to architectural manipulations, no one is shrinking from … Continue reading Urban Life, The Untold Dimension of Happiness
‘Two teenagers sit facing each other on a train. They are having a conversation, but they are also wired, each wearing an earpiece from a shared portable stereo. They are sharing a playlist, presumably enjoying an intimate and localized mood. Their split stereophonic union goes unremarked by the other passengers, several of whom are … Continue reading Book Review: Mood and Mobility by Richard Coyne
In the sequel to the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There” (Lewis Carroll, 1871) Alice contemplates what the world is like on the other side of a mirror's reflection, and so she nudges at the wall-hung mirror and discovers, that she is able to step through it to an … Continue reading British museum through the Looking-Glass, and What You Might Find There!
Is Westfield mall London’s castle on a cloud, or it is a Thénardiers’ inn? Is it simply a display window for London or the result of decisions made, or not made, by its designers? Whatever the answers, it certainly has captured a lot of attention, and attention is a powerful thing because it shapes our … Continue reading Les Misérables in Westfield!
It is indeed a journey to Wonderland, walking through the British library entrance and flying from a small Rabbit hole to a parallel world of shared values and a wide variety of questions. On this commentary, I am going to discuss how a library becomes a wonderland, where every scholar and even every visitor can make … Continue reading British Library; An Adventurous Journey to Wonderland
Philosophy-driven Design UCL main building is a product of Greek Revival architecture, so at first glance it is not as if we are facing a rare creature, there are a lots of same buildings around Europe, North America and so forth with same spatial configuration, proportions and a specific set of continuous patterns both in … Continue reading Philosophy-driven Design