STUDIO CURIOSITY is a blog to explore the realms of architecture, art, design and the delight found in random curiosities.
how can we explore our curiosities?
blog, draw, make, model, read, research, speculate, write . . .
written by Andrew Morris, architectural designer and Master of Architecture graduate, with distinction, from the University of Edinburgh. Examples of my work are collected under the work page below.
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“The project moves forward by making, and looking at what has been made. Things demand to be made, but the demand comes from things that have already been made. At times it is difficult to know who is the maker, and who the made …”
Antony Gormley in introduction to M.Mack (ed.), Anthony Gormley, Gottingen. 2007:9.
5:58 pm • 24 May 2013
“‘Ma’ exists between points or objects. It is nothingness - blank, silence, you cannot hear or see it but you can still feel its existence. This is for me the essence of experiencing space. Objects are not so important - they are replaceable. Just as a Zen priest would say: “Having nothing, means having everything in the world.”
— Arata Isozaki
12:51 pm • 24 February 2013
STRUCTURE & LIGHT
Tate Modern, Turbine Hall
Finally got into the 21st C. with a smartphone & this is my first photo using Instagram. Hope to keep blog updated more regularly now I’ve invested in some technology!
12:23 pm • 5 February 2013
DESIGN THROUGH PRODUCTION
Prof. Bob Sheil of sixteen*(makers)
Presented October 3rd 2012 as part of The Bartlett International Lecture Series.
Design through Production will explore the illusive and evolving relationships between drawing and making in architecture through two decades of work by sixteen*(makers) and four edited books on associated fields. The inaugural lecture will celebrate the speaker’s enjoyment of collaboration and transdisciplinary practice, and will finish with a discussion on the start of two new projects. The event will be followed by the launch of sixteen*(makers) first monograph.
4:02 pm • 4 February 2013
FRAMED PROCESS + MODEL
I have two newly curated pieces in the RIBA Architecture Open Exhibition which has just opened today at Portland Place, London. Free entry from 01 October 2012 - 03 November 2012.
Constructing a Model #03 reveals the process of making. The documentation of this activity provides a platform for reflection but it is not to be viewed solely as a recording. It is another design tool offering new questions (and answers) which may not have been evident when in the act of making.
9:59 pm • 1 October 2012 • 1 note
*PUBLISHED* Traces of an Anonymous Object in Mat.zine #11: Resilience
thanks to the people at mat.zine for holding an interesting evening of discussion and debate … full publication available for free download. distribute, share & enjoy!
1:40 pm • 17 August 2012
Festival of Upcycling in East London
really interested to go and visit this in the next few weeks and to see what weird & wonderful things I may find!
2:01 pm • 8 August 2012
The Architect Journal have published a digital edition celebrating 30 years of architecture at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and it features the majority of the 2012 entries. My [RE]Constructed Ground #01 is published with a picture and short description, which be found here (subscription required) on page 44. I also like the nice simple diagram of all the entries and their titles.
1:22 pm • 7 August 2012
Video by Graypants creators of the Scraplights below.
Whether Graypants see themselves as a design studio or creative think tank they importantly remind us to experiment & explore. *Most importantly make and get your ideas out there!*
2:28 pm • 27 July 2012 • 1 note
Scraplights by Graypants
Great light shades made from recycled/scrap cardboard, cut on a laser and assembled by hand. Beautiful appearance and lighting affect both in its whole and close up detail. Following my post on Play of Brilliants, it is another nice example of using a commonplace cheap/standard materialin a new & innovative way. Why is it always lamp/light related?!?!
2:14 pm • 27 July 2012