Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre

February 18, 2010


My faith has been renewed. Peter Rich’s Interpretation Centre in Mapungubwe is ray of light amidst a gloomy haze of substance lacking, globally styled Architecture. The masterly conceived cultural centre is built on a site of great local, cultural and historical significance, knowledge that is both respected and celebrated by the scheme. For me, this […]


February 3, 2010


It seems to me that as a generation we harbour a huge portion of people that are working in ‘unskilled’ or unspecialised jobs. A great deal of this number are intelligent, sometimes highly educated, people. It leads me to think about Buckminster Fuller and his thoughts on specialization and how, as others have mentioned before, […]

Content Downloading?

January 21, 2010


For me, the trouble with Spotify/downloading music/We7 etc is the flicking. Everybody ‘knows’ loads of new bands and can stand in the pub and ask ‘have you heard of such and such?’ but you don’t really get to know the music this way. I’m sure most people can still remember teenage days, when you bought […]

Posted in: Music, Society

The Presence of Giants

January 15, 2010


We are all aware of the ever-increasing dominance of chain stores on our high streets, the ominously encroaching blandness. I recently went back to a town that for a long time I called home and there experienced the disappointment of seeing the rather harrowing sight of a familiar little independent shop having been replaced by […]

First Entry

January 13, 2010


Over the past six months I have travelled what I am sure is a much trodden metaphorical path, from ‘I will never blog’ via, ‘blogging could be useful’, ‘to blog or not to blog’, ‘I could have blogged by now’, to here; blogging. I am a part one year out architecture student and I intend […]

Posted in: Blogging