Where we’ve been:
This week we have been at the new Tate’s viewing deck to see the recent polemic with the nearby Neo Bankside development. The controversy comes from the owners of the high end flats complaining because Tate’s visitors look and take photos directly towards their apartments.
The flats are indeed close to the viewing deck but not closer than other buildings around. If you buy a fully glazed flat in a busy area to enjoy amazing views you take the risk to be overlooked!
We have anyway taken a panoramic photo of the view towards the Thames and we must say is astonishing.
Where we would like to have been:
A museum in Tokyo showcasing architectural models by Japanese architects just opened! Architects of the likes of Shigeru Ban and Kengo Kuma are renting shelves on this museum/ storage space where they can display their models on the lower end of the 5.2m high space and store boxes on the upper shelves. That helps them free up space at their office and this is very helpful in Japan where space is at a premium.
What we’ve found:
BIG is a referent in terms of architectural marketing and they have just unveiled a parallel company website that is a videogame! We don’t know if this will help them in terms of publicity but it’s fairly fun so click on the image if you would like to give it a go.
What we’ve watched:
The documentary by the BBC Planet Oil: The Treasure That Conquered the World gives us a great insight on something that is shaping our world and has changed our history. Oil has been the main energy supply of the world for decades and it has been the reason for wars to start, countries to fall and for different crisis. Very interesting documentary!
Quote of the week:
‘Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.’ Confucius