Historical references preserved (only) in architecture; in government backed and preserved historical villages like Tongwei.



Sunset Monkey Dives, Bum Bum, Samporna


Canon Channa Horowitz, 1987, Detail

Previous weekend was on art biennale in Vennice. To say that Ai Wei Wei is an undisputed champion is an understatement. However, I still preferred some of the more unknown artists - it was great to see a parallel thread of the historically forsaken and forgotten.

On the picture Channa Horowitz: "Canon", 1987, Detail

"In the mid-1960s, Channa Horwitz began making rigorous, graph-like visual compositions whose complex, iterative patterns use logic and numeric progression from one to eight to graphically notate time, rhythm, and movement. [...] Through her works, Horwitz proposed a new artistic language-a kind of experimental choreography, which, through its flexible and abstract nature, can "talk to all the arts." (© the Biennale curators)



PhD Project Review

Final review at the CASS; architectural department. The final review of our year's work.


"It is a really fundamental question how architecture is different from nature, or how architecture could be part of nature, or how they could be merged...what are the boundaries between nature and artificial things." Sou Fujimoto

This year summer Serpentine Pavilion 2013 was designed by Sou Fujimoto, noted for delicate light structures and permeable enclosures. It is a really beautiful structure, lite and transparent, creating different configurations of ground, wall and roofs-capes by one voluminous pixel-grid system. The question of nature is very much a central idea and seen as a diagram - the pavillion can open many different interpretations and thinking about nature. Is the idea of transparency (to bring in nature) really the only way to see this? How does our technological world redefine what the nature is? Do these forms - clean, surgical and devoid of any meaning give us a way to contemplate state of contemporary fragmented world of technology vis-a-vis nature? Or is the "tamed" artificial nature of Hyde Park, just one more construct of this very same world?