Archive for October, 2008


Posted in Sketches, Stickmen with tags on October 30, 2008 by alexpkaiser

More stickmen from the past couple of months


Sunset Meeting

Posted in Architecture on October 27, 2008 by alexpkaiser

Sunset Meeting
A meeting in the sunset. A haiku-like spatial abstraction: two people coming together for a few seconds, suspended in mid-air, in a moment of risk that creates a moment of absolute beauty: the outlines of the city glimmering way below, spreading out toward the horizon, embracing the earth. And next? A drink? A kiss? A jump?

The contemporary urban condition is one of division and separation, of distances and longing. This alternative meeting point bridges that gap with an architectural statement made of steel and glass: a minimal new connection that creates not only new vantage points of the city, but new nodes in the urban network of buildings that make up that same city, a new grid hovering above the streetscape. An architecture that plays with notions of fear and beauty. Effect wrapped in affect. A skydive without the fall.