Posted at 12:01 PM on November 30, 2009
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Architecture
This is the sort of creativity I love to see at work. Earnest architecture student Magnus Larsson is completely rethinking architecture, both in terms of where it can exist, and what it can be made from. In the case of his "solid sand dunes," His goal is not only to provide solid, safe living quarters to the locals, but to actually stop the spread of the desert and create solid structures onto which plant life can cling and even thrive (note: if you don't want to sit through the lead-up to his pitch, fast forward to 5 minutes into the talk).
The New Zealand Book Council clearly has no interest in those who claim the days of the book are numbered. The council is going to the mat with this TV spot. (Click on the box to the right of the volume control at the bottom to make it full-screen.)
While there is always danger in doing what amounts to readers work for them, this packs a punch.