Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Hoops Pavilion

Here is an enchanting pavilion in New York made of 1000 plastic hoops attached with plastic ties, and supported by a thin steel structure. The structure is designed by Korean architect Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies in Seoul and provides a setting for a series of evening events. I really think that such structures livens up public squares and encourage interaction of pedestrians, something that we see a lot in the west not so much at our part of the world.

This is a video of the construction.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Playing with the City

Here is another fabulous add... Funny how its always the cheap cars that come up with the best and cleverest ideas for advertisements... I know they do need to give extra motivation for people to buy their cars but I guess the main reason is that they aim to avoid concentrating on the car itself since it won't have that much to offer... instead they need these elaborate story lines to spice up their products.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Legendary Cities

I never visited Yemen, but every person I know who did said that it is like travelling back in time. Whether you are in Sana'a the capital of the country or other villages perched on top of mountains and steep cliffs, you feel like you are part of a portrait in a page of an old legendary book like One thousand and one nights. The fact that the old city of Sana'a is now on the UNESCO world heritage list is great to assure that the cultural and architecture heritage of this city will be preserved.

The city by day

...and by night

Personal note: Apologies to all the great photographers of Flickr from whom I borrowed their photographs without their knowledge.