Tom de Grunwald

Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

The camera and the building; a love story

via This beautiful film has for its protagonist the camera, and its muse, architecture. If that sounds pretentious, you might not like the film, which seems to have caused a stir for its use of technology, namely Vray and 3dsMax – but it’s the elegance and pace of the shots, the sense of love […]

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Arcadia I

The other day I went to Kew Gardens, courtesy of my sister Natasha. It was a cold, wet, rainy day and unusually there were few colourful flowers around – but we had a lovely walk, and came into the Palm House, a beautiful example of pavilion architecture from 1848. Whilst really no expert on them, […]

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What next?

This morning I attended a gathering of the great and the good, and listened to three very interesting New Media pioneers speak about possible futures, courtesy of Policy Unplugged: Kevin Anderson, Blogs Editor of The Guardian, Jeremy Ettinghausen, Head of Digital Publishing at Penguin books, and Matt Locke, Commissioning Editor for Education for Channel 4. […]

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I love the Utopian vision of architects down the ages: somehow, architects can sometimes engage with the Big Questions (the economic, interpersonal, intimate and spiritual dimensions of our lives) with all the ‘can-do’ of the dreamer, and none of the world-weariness or cynicism of the politician. This is not to say that all their ideas […]

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