Ongoing and Occasional 2021/002

Dear Fourth Door mailing list folks Here’s the third of these Fourth Door Ongoing & Occasional broadcasts with a roll-call of micro-stories, musings and murmurations. Spring is here in these South English parts, maybe it is with you too. Whilst this edition doesn’t alight that much on Covid stories, its shadow, despite the warmth of the […]

Ongoing and Occasional 2021/001

    Helsinki Library – Photo ALA Architects   Dear Fourth Door mailing list folks This is the first in an occasional if regular Fourth Door missive series, mixing things I’ve noticed and noted across the span of FD-terrain. There’ll be further edition as part of a renewed and active year ahead. Let us know […]

Ongoing and Occasional 2020/001

Dear Fourth Door mailing list folks I’ve been asked by Rowland Keable, Mr Rammed Earth (at least on this small Atlantic island) to let people know about this year’s CLAYFEST, which this year is  happening virtually on Zoom at the end of the week – check here. So, I am doing so. Clayfest 2017 In addition, […]

Pioneering the Potential

Pioneering the Potential: Natural Building Materials across the Weald & Downland A symposium and projects tour hosted by Fourth Door in Lewes, Sussex. A full day introduction to natural building materials featuring a morning symposium and afternoon coach tour visiting projects, and demonstrating Sussex’s pioneering natural building materials role and potential. Friday – July 12th […]

Fourth Door News

Re-envisioning architectural symposia – two versions   I – In Lewes – This Saturday 29th September Building with Water Symposium with MakingLewes Water, Building, Architecture, Material Sources and the Future Symposium Saturday September 29th, 13.30 – 18.00 Fitzroy House, Lewes, BN7 2AD Tickets – £8.50 Concessions – £6.50 – Tickets availalble via Eventbrite Featuring: Ruhul […]

Dyson’s workshop

After the post below I found some nice pix of Dyson’s Bellingham Baidarka workshop; proof of sorts that he never disengaged from the world of books. Just look at those shelves….

George Dyson

It was summer 2001. I had just finished a three hour interview with George Dyson within a few hundred yards of Winchester Cathedral. He disappeared off to back to where he was staying, and meet his father, Freeman; somewhere in the back streets of the medieval town. I thought it unlikely I’d meet him again, […]

Turing’s Cathedral

Well, a few weeks back I was going through a new issue of the New York Review of Books (as, yes, we do in these parts…) and guess what, Dyson has just had his new book published in the States. Titled Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe it looks as if it’s a […]

Built Environment Journal

If you’ve found Unstructured’s piece on Stuttgart 21 and its connections to larger European projects of interest you may well find the recently published edition of the Built Environment Journal could also (in the spirit of Amazon) “be of interest.” Volume 38 focuses entirely on Railway Station Mega-Projects and the Re-Making of Inner Cities in […]

Passivhaus events

After approaching the Passivhaus Trust about making a link to the new Unstructured’s Passivhaus feature, they asked if I’d highlight their Prof Feist seminars and masterclasses happening at the end of June in London, Glasgow and Cardiff. Click here for further info.