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Roots Architecture returns!
Fourth Door is super-delighted about the second Roots Architecture@WOMAD workshop, which is happening at WOMAD www.womad.org this summer ( july 29th – 31st). This year's workshop leaders include the following:
Berlin's Koebberling and Kalterwasser, creators of AJ 201's small project winning Jellyfish theatre
Norway's Tyin Tegnestue, humanitarian architects who've been working in Thailand, Haiti, and Sumatra
Bill Flinn from the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice
Charley Brentnall, founder of Carpenter Oak and Woodland and carpenter on the Richard Feilden Foundation's Lake
'Bamboo' Jack Everett, bamboo construction and sculpture at St George's Orphnage, Chennai, India
Norwegian and German Language content on FourthDoor website
We’ve been adding to and updating various parts of the website.
This includes some new articles uploaded in the articles section. For our (many, doubtless) Norwegian architectural readers there’s a first Norwegian language article – a review of the 1:1 Small-Spaces art-architecture installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum last autumn. And also Annular now features an in-depth look at massive wood across the Norwegian architecture scene
There’s some new Fourth Door Review information for the German-speaking world. This includes pdf’s and documents about Fourth Door Review for outlets, architects, individuals (coming soon) and institutions (coming soon), as well as a couple of reviews from Zurich’s Hochparterre and the Austrian Architecture Review Architektur Aktuelle
Where to find Fourthdoor Review in Britain and Europe
Also, and very belatedly, since itís for the first time, a list of Fourth Door outlets around Britain and Europe
open list here
Lastly, though in no way least, Fourth Door Review 9 continues to clunk along into existence, slowly slowly. Those who know our Blue Moon publishing timelines, be reassured and watch this space for new news. We are also taking orders. Mail to be put on the orders waiting list.
Fourth Door Review is the unique cross-disciplinary publishing venture from Sussex, Britain. Published annually, Fourth Door Review, explores the relationships between ecology and technology, art and architecture, and new media and new music. Part book, part magazine, Fourth Door Review expands these horizons in ground-breaking ways, offering in-depth essay-features and interviews alongside short overviews, across a spectrum of connections contemporary art, design, craft and architecture are making with new technologies, sustainability and ecological perspectives.
Last year, four years after hanging up its shoes, we rebooted Fourth Door Review into new spool of life. The Hall of Risk issue includes features on artists, Chris Drury and Jem Finer; musicians David Sylvian and Harold Budd, and a special feature on the Alpine regional architectural culture of Graubunden, Switzerland and Vorarlberg, Austria; with Peter Zumthor, Valerio Olgiati, Dietmar Eberle, and Hermann Kauffmann. Also Juhani Pallasmaa interviewed, essays by architecture critic Jay Merrick and writer Jay Griffiths and new media artist Susan Collins in conversation with Sean Cubitt, and you can find further detailed info on the edition here
The Review is a sister project to Fourth Door Research and the Fourth Door's web-magazine, Unstructured.
'Provocative and Visionary' Utne Reader
'One of the few magazines that takes an in depth view of Nature and Culture; that combines articles on the arts and architecture with new views on ecology, science, food and sustainable living. It is neither new age nor academic but explores innovative creativity outside of the current cultural norms' Chris Drury
Fourth Door Review was winner of the US's Utne Independent Press
New Culture Award for 2002. Utne Reader described Fourth Door Review as "a
provocative and visionary British magazine aimed at breaking down barriers
'between ecology and technology, land art and digital crafts, music and
Roots Architecture WOMAD 2010
Fourth Door in association with tangentfield first Roots Architecture workshop took place at this years WOMAD world music festival. We billled it here as a unique, convivial and friendly festival-long workshop, where participants would get a taste of hands-on making and building a low tech and no tech structure to be completed by the festivals end. This is exactly what happened. Led and guided by experienced specialists, including Norway's Tyin Tegnestue, Roots Architecture also featured an exhibition showcasing the humanitarian and emergency architectural community covering projects and people involved worldwide.
AJ Footprint story
Riding On Empty: at LFA2010 19th june 4th july
The Cycle Stations exhibition was shown as part this years London Festival of Architecture. Report soon. Further information on the various venues and a medley of midsummer events
Fourth Door's mid-summer medley poster
further information on the various venues and a medley of midsummer events
Art/Science, Architecture/Cycling and a Blue Moon theory of Magazining:
Fourth Door's evening at the Cowcross, London in mid january went swimmingly.report here
Read new press on Fourth Door Review 8
RSA's Arts and Ecology web-magazine thrilled by FDR's range read more here
The Polytechnic's Jon Goodbun claims FDR is 'very curious' read more here
New Fourth Door web-sites launching:
Annular Timberbuild for the 21st century – a new Fourth Door website project focusing on the latest in the 21st century timberbuild, design and wood culture communities, cross-fertilising timber culture conversation’s with new media and other cutting edges.
Unstructured 4 - The new Unstructured features a new set of art, architecture and new media pieces complementing the new Fourth Door Review.
Riding on Empty - The Cycle Stations Project exhibition was at CAT (the Centre for Alternative Technology) over Easter 2009. Fourth Door Research working on an extended tour from autumn 2009 through spring/summer 2010
The Wood-Why's at Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre symposium carried off peacefully and successfully. Report on Annular soon
Autumn 09 Articles
Essay contribution to Dalziel + Scullion's More Than Us conference in Inverness, december 2007jump to website
Essay contribution in Building Design Research's Woodwork's event pdf document in october 2008
Vaxjo - Home of the Hi-Rise timberbuild. Part 2 in the two part series in Green Building
jump to website
Spring 09 Articles
Read press about Fourth Door Review 7:
David Rothenberg web-reviews Fourth Door Review 7 read at greenmuseum.org>
Financial Times says Fourth Door Review is ‘defiantly non-metropolitan’ stunner! read whole article>
Blueprint rhapsodic over healthcare architecture ‘design with care’ special section. read whole article>
A yes from the healthcare design professionals. Review in HD Magazine read whole article>