Many of you know that I recently started an “offshoot blog”, called “Radical Architecture“.
The “theme”, you ask?
(You did ask. I have the emails to prove it!) 🙂
Take “unconventional materials” and then do “unconventional things” with them.
However, this really isn’t what I had in mind:
From the “Sometimes You’ve Just Gotta Ask Yourself WHY?” files;
The most radical intervention into architecture ever? A guy named Richard Wilson did this in the middle of the Liverpool city center. Most amazing art installation ever, huh? Okay, maybe not, but…
“Turning the Place Over” consists of an 8 meter diameter ovoid cut from the facade of a building in Liverpool city centre.
Okay. No big deal. We COULD do that…
But… He then made it oscillate in three dimensions.
He took a gigantic “rotator” used in the shipping industries (I’m told they use them at nuclear facilities too) and incorporated it into a huge opening and closing ‘window’, offering recurrent glimpses of the interior during its constant cycle during daylight hours.
Now, if I could just figure out how to get an ISBU into that equation, it’s make the perfect “Mother-In_Law” apartment… 😉