Architecture

Photographing Training Sessions

No reason for this other than to remind myself that it doesn’t rain every day.

Another day photographing training sessions, an email while I was working asking me if I had something suitable for the front page. Oh, and a quick (soft) drink before the drive back to the Lightroom. This was the view.

Reminder set.

Hashima

In 2002, a Swedish filmmaker named Thomas Nordanstad created a documentary of the island along with a former resident, named Dotokou, who grew up on the island after moving there when he was 4 years old. It marks the first time Dotokou has returned to the island as an adult and he displays his emotions clearly, reminiscing on his past life. Nordanstad filmed this experience and named it Hashima, Japan, 2002.

La Défense in Paris photographed by Andrew Butler


La Défense in Paris photographed by Andrew Butler

A Day In London

A good day in London starting in Islington, walking around the West End before returning to Islington.

19 May 12

Leica M9

These photos will also be at andrewbutler.net

Container City


Those of you who have been paying attention to my Twitter stream will note that I ‘have issues’ with the beigeness of my current abode. I suppose if you add to that having been brought up in the world of the Lego generation and, a certain fondness for Mondrian, then it’s not hard to see why Container Cityâ„¢ appeals to me.

I am a great fan of modular construction concepts, for heaven’s sake I had three ‘K’ series BMWs. I’m sure there are compromises with the notion but in a world where ownership is still the done thing, but a done thing that can’t be done by an increasing number, alternatives need to be done.

Alternative of course is a cliché that if one is not careful becomes another box to jump into. These are boxes that, on the face of it I would be happy to jump into though. Make mine a red, a yellow and a blue one. Go on then, drop a nice silver one on the top too, put the whole lot on the edge of the estuary, just for now, I may move soon.

Containers are an extremely flexible method of construction, being both modular in shape, extremely strong structurally and readily available. Container Cities offer an alternative solution to traditional space provision. They are ideal for office and workspace, live-work and key-worker housing.
Container Cities do not even have to look like containers! It is a relatively simple matter to completely clad a building externally in a huge variety of materials.
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Respect the Architects: Architecture and Nike Shoe Design

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU_k83I7BSY

Une interview du plus grand shoe designer de Nike : Monsieur Tinker Hatfield.
Créateur de la mythique Air Max 1 suite à sa découverte du Centre Georges Pompidou à Paris !
réalisé par Thibaut de Longeville.
Film by Thibaut de Longeville : The Paris Air Max 1 story vue sur www.lamjc.com
Via ∆dam R. Mc∆leavey on Twitter

A fascinating film linking architecture and Nike shoe design.
What you design is really a culmination of what you have seen and done in your life until that point.