Monthly Archives: April 2013

Dali: Christ of Saint John of the Cross

Christ of Saint John of the Cross is a painting by Salvador Dalí made in 1951. It depicts Jesus Christ on the cross in a darkened sky floating over a body of water complete with a boat and fishermen. Although it is a depiction of the crucifixion, it is devoid of nails, blood, and a crown of thorns, because, according to Dalí, he was convinced by a dream that these features would mar his depiction of Christ. Also in a dream, the importance of depicting Christ in the extreme angle evident in Read more [...]

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Super Market Sanya Lake Park by NL Architects

Housing Corporation VANKE has asked us to make a proposal for a Super Market as part of a big resort in Sanya. Sanya is the southernmost city in China. It is located in Hainan Province. The area is renowned for its tropical climate and is a popular tourist destination. The resort will consist of three clusters of large residential slabs of 21 stories high enveloping semi enclosed gardens. The public space plays a crucial role in the atmosphere of the area as a whole. A lot of consideration Read more [...]

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Joyce & Jeroen House Renovation

The dilapidated state has necessitated a thorough reinforcement of the foundation and load-bearing structure of the entire house, opening up extraordinary possibilities in an otherwise commonplace apartment renovation. The combination of ambitious design visions and a large measure of trust from the client have resulted in a rigorous and uncompromising redesign, in which voids and split levels accentuate the full height of Den Haag’s typical row houses. The potential of the brick structure, Read more [...]

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Miniature Melbourne

Miniature Melbourne from Nathan Kaso on Vimeo. Photographer Nathan Kaso spent almost 10 months making this fun tilt-shift video of Melbourne with a special focus on the city’s annual festivals and other outdoor events. Via this is Colossal Read more [...]

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The Tragical History of Jackson Pollock, Abstract Expressionist (performance)

A filmed performance of a shadow-puppet play written, designed and directed by author Apostolos Doxiadis. (Also available with Greek subtitles http://youtu.be/KB3thBR6a5s ) See more on how it came about here http://youtu.be/_myQ7lLqm2E Using techniques of the traditional Greek shadow-puppet theatre (“Karaghiozis”), East Asian storytelling theatre and the modern American musical, Apostolos puts together a highly idiosyncratic imaginative biography of Jackson Pollock. Performed in February Read more [...]

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