Large installation art piece imagines a facade of bricks torn in two

Deezeen recently featured a profile of a recent art installation by British artist Alex Chinneck titled Six Pins and a Half Dozen Needles. Chinneck's piece is located at a mixed-use development in Hammersmith called Assembly London. In essence, it appears as if an entire section of brick cladding has been ripped in two — much … Continue reading Large installation art piece imagines a facade of bricks torn in two

Artist repairs concrete cracks with gold as part of new project

Within the construction defect industry, we sometimes joke that the repairs proposed by some parties represent a much more costly approach than is truly necessary to solve a particular situation. You might hear comments like "that's the Cadillac repair" or "how can this be so expensive — what are they trying to do, gold plate … Continue reading Artist repairs concrete cracks with gold as part of new project

Highrise – A Documentary Exploring “Vertical Living in the Global Suburbs”

Highrise is a multi-year, multimedia documentary experiment by the National Film Board of Canada, directed by Katerina Cizek, and produced by Gerry Flahive. The project seeks to re-examine documentary as not just observational, but participatory. ArchDaily's Irina Vinnitskaya has the story: One Millionth Tower explores the future of high-rise residential housing and a staple of … Continue reading Highrise – A Documentary Exploring “Vertical Living in the Global Suburbs”