…overhead on a Malibu bea..
…by frequent design collaborator Benjamin Reichen of Åbäke is in the works and today in Rotterdam we look at the new version, which tells the stories of 24 species of wildlife living within and around the heavy industry of the Port of Rotterdam that will also be recounted by the video we are producing in ..
…in the form of an elegant wood box perched high on a post out my door here in the hills of Saratoga seems to be waiting for a..
…we visited yesterday – all males at the moment, sunning and molting on the beach – along the California central coast off Highway 1 was one of my top animal encounters of all time, enhanced by the helpful Friends of the Elephant Seal volunteer who answered questions and offered fascinating insight, like for example the ..
…of Mauro Di Rico have been grazing here at Pollinaria this season, and with the prices that he can get for their wool way down, he has offered it all to us, in the service of making the Abruzzian ring of the Domestic Integrity Field rug (started in Budapest, then London, and a few days ago at the ..
…in the low bushes of my nephews backyard where we get a good view of the skittish somber colored brown mama on her li..
…(endangered Natterjack Toads) were created by some sensitive folks from the Port of Rotterdam and the Bureau Stadsnatuur Rotterdam to provide a place for these little creatures to mate in the summer, strangely surrounded by this extreme industrial landscape of one of the largest ports in the world, where we are driving around today gathering ..
…accommodated in a cute little red wood house next to a half buried tiny car in a fenced-in pen surrounded by a vast post-human industrial landscape was a surprising/exciting thing to discover out the door of the Port of Rotterdam offices – where the kitchen ladies are tending them for the eggs, served to the ..
…kicked off the series today at the Animal Estates London HQ, Urban Wildlife Client Services, and we’re getting reports back of good times with bat ecolocation device demonstrations… This workshop proposes the design of cohabitable space that is to be shared between bats and humans. Through the acts of drawing and model making we will attempt to ..
…is the awesome new book – I just borrowed from my brother for some inspiring travel reading – by Peter Goodfellow from Princeton University Press all about the crazy brilliant things that birds build which make even the most sophisticated human architect look pretty primitive in c..
…was the opening event of the Animal Estates London HQ: Urban Wildlife Client Services this evening attracting a group of a few hundred to hear from local bird, bat & bees experts presenting their..
…is tomorrow night! ANIMAL ESTATES LONDON HQ: URBAN WILDLIFE CLIENT SERVICES at ARUP Phase 2, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BJ, October 13th, 2011 – January 20th, 2012 Opening Event…* MEET THE ANIMAL CLIENTS Part I: Birds, Bees, & Bats, Thursday 13 October 2011, 6.00pm—8.30pm *Produced in collaboration with the inmidtown Habitats Competition run by ..
…is keeping us (including design collaborator Benjamin from Åbäke) busy morning til night in preparation for the Thursday evening opening event ‘Meet the Animal Clients, Part I: Birds, Bees & Bats‘ organized with the Architecture F..
…coming soon to Arup in London: ANIMAL ESTATES 8.0: LONDON, ENGLAND Animal Estates London HQ, Urban Wildlife Client Services at Arup Phase 2, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BJ October 13th, 2011 – Jan 15th, 2012 OPEN CALL! We are looking for… – EXPERTS on each of the 11 animal clients, interested in collaborating and advising – VOLUNTEERS ..
…some of them lovingly hand-painted and even featuring the name of the cat over the front door, are what I stumbled upon (almost literally) this afternoon, filling a section of sidewalk on a narrow sloping street just up the hill from my hotel and the Antrepo warehouse sites of the Istanbul Biennial (opening for press previews ..
…is the subtitle of the upcoming London Animal Estates HQ project (which I am in town preparing for) coming to the world headquarters of to Arup (the massive global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants, and technical specialists with 10,000 employees and 92 offices in 37 countries) as a new temporary public division of their ..
…this evening were just pulling back into the docks where crowds of locals were waiting to receive them…and why I wondered, was it their families? was it a ritual? had they been away for weeks? but no, they were just waiting to inspect the day’s catch and pick up something fresh f..
…at the masseria I visited late this afternoon near Nardo’ must be the coolest thing I have seen on my Puglia adventures so far – an Animal Estate of the most sophisticated and monumental sort, which from the outside seems to be a fortified castle tower, only to reveal a surprising very contemporary-seeming interior lined ..
…this morning is slowly making it’s way from one side of the boardwalk to the other and catching my eye – as I am drawn to smaller and slower things here in ..
…is admired this afternoon, now back in the city, covering the St. Paul concrete with moving brown carpet only revealed to be ants upon closer i..