Varsity Line at Brookes

Yesterday, visiting at Oxford Brookes with Philip Richards, of Alsop, I joined a critique of 2nd and 3rd year architecture students projects, at the invitation of studio leader, Amanda Marshall. The students had designed portable 'living pods' along the 'Varsity Line' between Oxford and Cambridge. Students had developed fictitious client profiles of professors, including an alcoholic Ancient History expert and a Mad Max aficionado cum Holistic Health expert. One project related to my work with the MWFA, one to Tao, and another needed to research Labanotation. As might be expected, the the plans and sections drawn to date showed less potential, in general, than the conceptual drawings and models shown.


I was delighted to be featured on Walt Balenovic's page, 'Travels in a Blue Chair', helping me to join up some new contacts in the Tour Watch travel forum and the work of Scott Rains of the Rolling Rains Report. It also coincided with an inspiring message I received from Judith Killen, Perth-based life vision coach, whom I met on a train last month.

Via Tour Watch, I was approached about assisting with accessibility conversion in Coventry with a company called Enabled by Design. I had just finished a piece on Mongolia for AA News, and yesterday was asked to write about popular architecture in Ulaanbaatar for the Swedish Journal RUM.