The Sant Antoni Market is one of Barcelona’s oldest and most popular marketplaces. Originally designed by Antoni Rovira i Trias and the engineer José M. Cornet i Mas in 1882, is one of the most iconic buildings in Barcelonás Eixample district.
Sustainability Lead Claire Bowles joins Total Facilities speaker panel on Thursday 21 March to discuss Biophilia – a natural approach building design.
It’s 1988. A fashion show is going down at your local shopping centre food court, the strobe lights are flashing wildly, the area has been washed in a hot pink colour light and someone has set up a smoke machine. A teenage pop singing sensation is about to enter stage left and her 10-year old fans are going crazy. It’s a sight to behold – a brief glimpse of what the future of retail has in store for us.
Flash forward thirty years to a concert in Sydney – a band on an otherwise empty stage, the scenes set purely by light and colour without which it would probably feel like we were watching a gig practice in someone’s mum’s garage. The place making qualities of the event are not physical, the band isn’t enclosed by a surface or envelope, yet the audible has become visible and the magic of the performance has been created only through immateriality, hues and tone.
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On a recent family holiday travelling around the stunning South Island, I was blown away by Camp Glenorchy. Well I couldn’t visit the South Island and not pop in to the Living Building Project for a peek!