Jan Kattein Architects
Jan Kattein Architects’ stunning winning entry for the Peabody Trust small projects panel competition.
"Life in the city is about carefully mediating between public space and private space, individual interests and the common good. Our proposal for Morpeth Road encourages a lively and bustling street scene that makes a positive contribution to the city. The terraced typology generates a well-overlooked street, but it also gives each unit a high degree of privacy. With courtyard gates, doors and windows lining the pavement we hope that children playing, neighbours talking across the garden wall and the comings and goings of local residents will help to generate a cohesive community in Morpeth Road. Cities are fluctuant entities. People’s needs and lifestyles change. The houses are designed with flexibility in mind. The living space accommodates various use patterns. The kitchen and dining room can easily be partitioned and the private courtyard garden provides opportunities for customisation and adaptation."
Illustrations by Anna Mill :-)
Omg! Sorry, I need to post this… <3
Confocal image of Membranipora membranacea. The triple staining shows three organs in one image. Cells of the nervous system are indicated in pink, ciliated organs in blue, muscular structures in green.
Apparently, people who hate on interracial and same-sex families still exist. When they unleashed their bile on a Honey Maid ad celebrating modern families, the company came up with this enormously heartening response.
Kittiwakes Over Ranga River by Mike Reyfman
“Aerial photography allows for capturing the rawness and cold beauty of magnificent Icelandic landscape from completely different angle.
I love to fly there, love glacial rivers flowing over black basaltic sands, braided streams, kittiwakes flying above turquoise waters, bright, almost fluorescent mosses and grasses, abstract patterns… It is complete departure from land bound experience with all its limitations. It is more on the abstract side of photography, than on landscape…”
The stuff dreams are made of, 1858, John Anster Fitzgerald
Line Segments Space
Installation by Kimchi and Chips features a polygon web of nylon strips, projected on to great effect - video embedded below:
An architectural web of threads subtends a null space. It hangs abstract and undefined, a set of thin positive elements segmenting the dark negative space between. Dynamic imaginary forms are articulated into the physical volume by the material of this thread, and the semi-material of the light. The visual gravity of the filaments occupying the space between.
A 2D canvas is reduced from a surface piece into a line segment, but then constructed into another dimension, a volume. Light creates contrast and order on the lines to articulate digital matter. Digital forms inhabit the interconnected boundaries of space, moulding visual mass,
The artists reference Picasso’s light painting, and Reticuláreas of Gego who’s work offers a contemplation of the material and immaterial, time and space, origin and encounter and art and technology.
You can find out more at Kimchi and Chips’ website here
The word on the street.