FT Architects - Archery and Boxing facilities, Tokyo 2013. Each timber structure, while similar in scale, materiality, and design concept, is given a different treatment based on the activity within. The timber roof of the archery range is light, delicately detailed, and set against a black back-drop, referencing the proportions and precision of the archer’s arrows. The boxing studio has a stacked timber roof that is heavy, aggressive, and detailed with over-sized bolts, creating a visual movement akin to the physical contact of the boxing match. The exterior continues the theme; the light brown stain on the archery studio responds to the materials of the bow and arrow, while the more concrete finish of the boxing ring feels more grounded. Via.
Style. I’m glad people out there think like this because I’m certainly not capable.
On Friday, I played a round of golf at one of the most exclusive clubs in Canada. I played with interesting people from my workplace and we had the time of our lives.
I am very lucky to have the job that I do. Very lucky indeed. It is not lucrative but I can’t imagine myself doing anything else.
I get to do things I never thought possible because of this job. I’m very lucky.
I owe a debt of gratitude to many, many people for helping me get to where I am today.
None more than the lazy, intellectually dishonest hack columnists of Toronto and the world over.
Without their dedication to the lowest common denominator and lowest hanging fruit, I would never have taken up the keyboard myself.
Moreover, their consistent inanity would not have turned SO MANY THINKING sports fans off their drivel that an entire audience sprung from the ground in need of something different.
So I thank you, Coxes of the world. I owe it all to your ability to churn out hot garbage with such regularity. I will never criticize again, lest you clue in and do something worthwhile for once in your life.
Not-So-Random Start: All Pigs Must Die, “Chaos Arise”
This is the opening track from APMD’s amazing new album Nothing Violates This Nature, which comes out Tuesday on Southern Lord. It’s a furious beast fueled by Ben Koller’s jaw-dropping drumming and Kevin Baker’s raging vocals. Highly recommended.