"Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that’s where I imagine it - there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own private library."
— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via observando)


vancouver aquarium, may 2013. photos andy clark


Tato Architects - House in Itami, 2012. Note how the furniture is integrated into the staircase; the daybed, side-table, and dresser all double as stair treads. Via, photos (C) Koichi Torimura.


moon, you’re beautiful no matter what shade of red you wear


TEXT, SPACE, ARCHITECTURE is a showcase of the NUS Architecture first years’ final project for this semester. Twelve different rooms made entirely out of cardboard explore the relationships between architecture and literature, drawing from literary texts and canonical architectural precedents.

If you’re in Singapore between now and 16th April, do drop by the National Library and take a look at these rooms. (Or as early as possible before they get destroyed by the public.)

Concept Sketch

Studio Design IV 2012 // Oncology Medical and Rehabilitation Center - Surabaya

"Islam is the best religion with the worst followers"
— George Bernard Shaw in religious views, political activist, Nobel Prize in Literature 1925, Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay 1938 Pygmalion (1856-1950 died in age 94)