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The long wait for Boards of Canada

It’s around ten years since I first noticed the name “Boards of Canada” creeping in to designers’ discussion forums (ahh discussion forums, what a quaint idea). It seemed that BoC was the soundtrack of choice for any designer worth their salt in the heady days of the dot com boom. I had dabbled with electronica before, but BoC opened my eyes and ears to a whole new world...

Welcome to the future

Remember all of those sets in sci-fi movies, anytime from the 60’s to the 90’s, and you thought “There’s no way we’ll ever live/work in buildings like that”…?
Think again. Welcome to the future..

An evening with Libeskind

I was delighted recently to be able to attend an address given by none other than Daniel Libeskind in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. The event was a University of Ulster bash, however the night belonged to the guest speaker. Coming across as slightly more unassuming (and shorter) that one might expect, Libeskind emitted passion and enthusiasm for his craft like all great practitioners. In a...

Beautiful boxes

Architecture is something that will crop up again and again in this blog, and more specifically simple, beautiful architecture. While you can read as much as you want online about the “rock stars” of the architecture world – Libeskind, Rogers, Gehry etc – you have to work a little harder to find the more modest stuff; little unassuming pieces of beauty that still manage to...

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