Design, Bitches overhauls LA education centre 9 Dots with plywood built-ins

September 23, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Los Angeles studio Design, Bitches has refurbished a local building for a nonprofit education organisation, creating a variety of areas to learn, work and develop skills. The 9 Dots education centre in Hollywood offers a wide range of education support, including tutoring for children interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects, as well as

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Franklin Azzi Architecture converts Nantes warehouses into art school

September 23, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

A pair of former warehouses topped with saw-toothed roofs have been transformed into a school for fine arts by Franklin Azzi Architecture, in the French city of Nantes. The Nantes Saint-Nazaire Higher School of Fine Arts, which is shortlisted in the Civic and Cultural Building category of the 2018 Dezeen Awards, provides facilities for 500

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Helsinki highlights: creativity, architecture, saunas

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Helsinki — Europe’s youngest and northernmost capital city — feels like an outpost of Europe. While it lacks the cutesy cobbles of Copenhagen, the aristocratic setting of Stockholm or the futuristic vibe of Oslo, Helsinki holds its ow…

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The Intimate Work of Designing a Home

September 23, 2018 Duo Dickinson 0

Designing a home is no mean feat. It is a project of intimate importance to the client, and one small enough in which each seemingly minor decision can have a significant experiential impact. But when clients are willing to take part in a collaborative process, it is possible to create magic. Architect and author Duo Dickinson describes in this op-ed his experience with such a project, looking back at the work with clear eyes and a vision to the future. This article was originally published by Dickinson on his blog Saved by Design. 

Skandium Townhouse shows how your home could be more eco-friendly

September 23, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

A high-end furniture store has been transformed into an eco-friendly home full of sustainable Scandinavian products for London Design Festival. Skandium Townhouse, a concept store housed inside a four-storey house in Brompton, is currently calling itself Eco Townhouse. Danish brands Montana and Skagerat have furnished the property, using only pieces from brands that have a strong ethical

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Atlantic Pavilion / Valdemar Coutinho

September 23, 2018 Pilar Caballero 0

Due to the necessity of a strong financial control and endow the thought of building infrastructures for a future easy access maintenance, the global cost of the work was restricted in a pre-established value by the City Council of Viana do Castelo.

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Villa Špindlerův Mlýn / ra15 a.s.

September 23, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The motto is an archetype. The seat of the family is the foundation, architecturally expressed by elementary geometric form with local traditional elements. The client´s interest was to build an ancestral residence in a beautiful location, overlooking the spindle basin. The task was to devise a house that overcomes generations with its durability and form. Parents, like founders of an ancestral Cottage, will live here, children and grandchildren, will visit them. In winter on skis, in summer on the bike. Love of sport is one of the reasons for a meeting of the whole family.

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Alkmaar City Office / Proof of the sum

September 23, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

Alkmaar as most innovative 100k+ municipality
The Municipality of Alkmaar (The Netherlands) has set itself a challenging target. It aims at becoming the most innovative 100k+ municipality of the Netherlands by 2021. Innovative in the area of providing services and the manner of in- and external cooperation. To this end, an organisational development plan has been drawn up. Parallel with changing the organisational model, customization of the own accommodation is stated as an essential to step to realize the objective. Working procedures shift from departments with fixed teams and their own clearly defined range of tasks to an organisation with constantly alternating teams on the basis of competencies and own responsibilities. A municipal officer emerges who is empowered to take responsibility, who cooperates optimally with colleagues and partners, who pro-actively meets with residents, community centres and entrepreneurs. What counts is output and not just the physical presence at the office. With respect to accommodation, the development plan states: “Create a flexible, sustainable working environment that stimulates an efficient and effective way of working and that reflects the organisation’s identity and enhances it.”

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1Q1 Kitchen and Bar / Khosla Associates

September 22, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

Located in the Landmark Indian Express Building on Queens Road in Bangalore, the name of this Bar, Restaurant and nightlife venue is derived from the Road number and pin code of its address; No.1 Queens Road, Bangalore 1.
The building was originally designed in a 1930’s Art Deco Style and as Architects we wanted to further the Deco character of the building by integrating a prominent arched colonnade into the existing fenestrations on the street level. The Colonnade, painted in a deep red-oxide color recalls the visual language of the High court of Karnataka in the same precinct.

'Breaking Bad': Bryan Cranston On How One of the Show's Most Tragic Deaths Still Haunts Him

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The Season 2 death of Jesse’s girlfriend Jane (Krysten Ritter), choking on her own vomit as Walter White watches, is one of the most memorable and devastating scenes ever shot for “Breaking Bad” — and filming it nearly broke Bryan Cranston.

Speaking as part of Tribeca TV’s Tribeca Talks series, Cranston revealed to the crowd and moderator David Edelstein that as an actor, there can be real emotional risk to performing some of the extremely heavy scenes he’s been tasked with over his career. “There are times when you’re acting and you get caught in a spiral of emotions. It’s like an eddy and you keep swirling and swirling,” he said.

And Jane’s death was just one such example. According to Cranston, the original version of the scene written by series creator Vince Gilligan was far darker than what was filmed — in the first draft, he said, “she starts to cough and she’s on her side, and Walt looks at her, and pushes her shoulder so she’s on her back — essentially killing her.”

The network and studio reaction to that twist, he added, was negative, because “they thought that would turn [Walt] too soon.” So Gilligan tweaked the scene so that instead of Walt pushing Jane, her own coughing flips her onto her back, and Walt does nothing.

Well, that’s not exactly true: He runs to her side of the bed, before freezing with hesitation. It’s a moment Cranston prepared for by literally writing a pros and cons list for why Walter White would want to save Jane or let her die. (He used a pencil and pad of paper, as the tactile experience is more helpful for him.)

“One of the things that I wrote, aside from ‘she’s going to kill Jesse and ruin our lives and she’s a junkie anyway’… There were a significant amount of pros, and one of them is that she’s a young girl and she could be my daughter,” he said. And it was a thought that haunted him in the actual filming of the scene.

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), Jane Margolis (Krysten Ritter) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) - Breaking Bad - Season 2, Episode 12_"Phoenix" - Photo Credit: Lewis Jacobs/AMC

“Breaking Bad.”

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With no dialogue, Cranston performed the scene, his pros and cons list rushing through his head, “and all of a sudden Krysten Ritter, doing a lovely job acting her heart out off-screen, choking on the mushroom soup that we gave her… in a split second her face lost all characteristics, and out of that came the face of my real daughter choking to death.”

In telling the story, Cranston’s voice broke up a bit. “Even as I say it now, I get a little choked up about it because as a parent, that’s the only thing that scares me. That’s the risk — there’s my daughter choking to death and it scared the hell out of me,” he said.

Once they called cut, “everyone’s going, that’s great. And I’m a weeping mess. Fortunately, you have your family around you, and I went to Anna Gunn and she held me.”

Added Cranston, “but in the end, that’s what we’re supposed to do — you’re supposed to replicate real life and honesty and what it’s like.”

Much of the Tribeca conversation focused on Cranston’s origins as the son of divorced parents, followed by a troubled adolescence before eventually discovering acting. In fact, he earned the nickname “Sneaky Pete,” he said, “because I was a sneaky kid… I’m trying to sneak around and avoid responsibility and accountability. Now fast forward many years later — I’ve created a show on Amazon called ‘Sneaky Pete’ that’s doing well.”

Co-created by David Shore, “Sneaky Pete” focuses on a con man (Giovanni Ribisi) who takes on a new identity following a stint in prison. “That character was where I was headed if I didn’t find something I felt passionately about,” Cranston said. Acting, it’s clear, filled that niche.

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