Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Architecture Sound Archive at the British Library

The British Library holds an online sound archive of over 5000 selected recordings of music, spoken word and human and natural environment. Amongst that collection they also hold over a 1000 recordings documenting the lives of British architects and those in associated professions. Prominent interviewees include Sir Hugh Casson, Ralph Erskine, Sir Denys Lasdun, Mary Lutyens, Sir Philip Powell and Colin St. John Wilson.



The interviews were carried out for the National Life Stories project Architects' Lives, which began in 1989 and continues today. All the recordings are accessible via the British Library's catalogue and available online. Check here for the index of interviewees.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home

A stunning feat of aerial architecture, Do Ho Suh continues to explore the themes of home, displacement and cultural exchanges with his latest work at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.
In this piece, he has created an exact architectural replica of his LA home in fabric and placed within it a replica of his family's traditional Korean home, creating a surreal juxtaposition. Follow this link to read more about the installation.

Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home

Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home

Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home

Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home