October 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
I started seeing these amazing-looking sandwiches pop up over social media last week and eventually got round to hunting where they were from this morning. Stately sandwiches, is a personal project by Kelly Pratt in which she constructs a sandwich for each US state.
I do my best to properly represent each state with research on the Internet, by calling local sandwich shops, and checking out a few books. Each sandwich is photographed and a final print, along with a story and process photos, is added to the site.
June 21, 2013 § 1 Comment
May 29, 2013 § Leave a comment
I’m always intrigued by architecture that makes use of rooftop space, which is what interests me about the Sanya Lake Park supermarket concept in China. Often the potential of this part of a building is neglected. The Dutch firm, NL Architects, have developed a design that makes use of large commercial structure’s ceiling ‘real estate’ by planting a giant stepped garden.
The structure is partially sunken beneath ground-level to lessen the impact of the building and to allow greater access to the terraced area and cafe pavilion that sites in the centre. A large car park is also placed underground, shielded from view. The roof garden not only creates a much more attractive looking roof for neighbouring housing but also adds to the healthy and green connotations of the supermarket. Overall I think this is a great use of a tricky triangular space in a city context – more information here!