Posts Tagged ‘fire’

Fire/Fire – Vancouver art exhibition addressing, among other things, development by fire

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

These photos are from a long Japanese ukiyo-e scroll dating from the 1890s. The art work is on loan to Vancouver’s Centre A Gallery as part of a collaborative installation by Vancouver artists Marina Roy and Abbas Akhavan, titled Fire/Fire. It’s an interesting show; I viewed it last night at the opening. From the curator’s remarks: “Fire/Fire calls out like a warning of obvious danger, perhaps too late. The title derived from …read more

In case of hypothetical fire

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

From Unnecessary Quotes.

Chen House in Taiwan by Marco Casagrande/Frank Chen

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

The Chen House in North Taiwan, design and constructed by Finnish architect Marco Casagrande and Taiwanese architect Frank Chen, was built for an older couple who wanted to retire to the country and grow bamboo and cherry trees – on a flood plain also beset by hurricanes and earthquakes. The house is a light structure constructed almost entirely of mahogany on simple concrete posts. Casagrande quotes Brecht: Last night I saw …read more