To read more feedback from the architecture crowd, read this article in ArchDaily, which put together a critical round-up taking into consideration all the aspects of the renovation.
Monday, December 16, 2013
As some of you may know, Caruso St. John was put in charge of transforming the oldest part of Tate Britain, the iconic Grade II* listed Millbank building. The renovations have now been unveiled and after the votes were cast, we can happily say that it got an overall positive reception. Check out the results below:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Check out these amazing structures recently completed for display at Dylan’s Candy Bar during Art Basel Miami by food artists and photographers Caitlin Lewin and Henry Hargreaves. The level of detail and the sense of illusion are simply fantastic and in black and white you nearly couldn't tell that all these building are, of course, completely edible...
Posted by Glasgow School of Art Library and Learning Resources at 11:52 AM
Thursday, December 05, 2013
As some of you may know, London is currently building a whole new line for the Underground, the Crossrail line running from Buckinghamshire to Essex and cutting straight across London. The Guardian has shared photos of the construction as it develops and the project seems so otherworldly, it might as well be taking place on Mars!
Posted by Glasgow School of Art Library and Learning Resources at 2:20 PM
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Yes, it's true, we have library envy again... But who could blame us, when you think of the chance to study and read in one these gorgeous libraries:
All these libraries are featured in the book The Library: A World History by James Campbell and Will Pryce. CNN have just released an online showreel where the authors take us on a virtual journey through some of their favourites.
You'll be happy to hear that the book is available in our lending collection (shelfmark 727.8/CAM) and that it features our very own Mackintosh Library!
Not so envious now, hey?
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Concrete has always been a contentious material for architects, environmentalists and the people who live within its structures. Watch below a fascinating lecture by the University College London, reflecting on the rise of concrete in the building industry and its uses and politics in the present day.
UCL make all of their Lunch Time Lectures available to watch online. They span a broad and interesting range of topics. Follow this link to find out more.
Posted by Glasgow School of Art Library and Learning Resources at 3:17 PM
Monday, December 02, 2013
To start off the week, we have an exciting new Tumblr blog to share with you: F*** Yeah Cartography! This site is a real treasure trove of maps and map-related materials. They have historical maps, scientific maps, maps used in the fashion industry, hurricane defense maps, maps repurposed for artworks and so much more!
A 1779 Italian map of Jamaica by Antonio Zatta
Lactose Intolerance Map
Cut and Contoured Map Portrait by Ed Fairburn
Signed by George R.R. Martin
To find out more about this blog, check it out here. All you mapping addicts will love it!
Posted by Glasgow School of Art Library and Learning Resources at 12:46 PM