Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja Church by Michelle Linden





The Hallgrímskirkja Church was designed in 1937 by then state architect Guðjón Samúelsson. Located in Reykjavík, Iceland this Lutheran parish commemorates the hometown poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson. The structure is very interesting, with some deco (yet brutal) sensibilities. Years later, its still the 4th tallest structure in all of Iceland.
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Proving Green Design can still be Beautiful by Michelle Linden




These geothermal water pump stations, which are scattered throughout Iceland are designed by pk arkitektar and prove that green design doesn't need to be ugly, rustic, or even crunchy granola. Green design can also be slick and modern. If we think of green design as not only the process of design, but the program contained by it, our options are limitless.
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Share Your Experience by Michelle Linden

Like a lot of other people, I had seen images of the Olafur Eliasson exhibit at the SFMOMA, and was disappointed that I couldn't visit. But, just recently I stumbled across the Share Your Experience blog, put together by Eliasson as an interactive part of the exhibit. While its obviously not the same as visiting in person, it does make an interesting read. Some of the comments are descriptions of the person's feelings while traveling through the exhibit, while others advise can't miss rooms. All in all, its interesting to make a trip to a museum, which is quite a private activity, into a public expression.
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