Be Inspired (10 of 10 Ways)

Pick 10 things that you really enjoy, then your favorite 10 of each. It’s fun, but more difficult than it seems, don’t worry if its quite random…….. give it a try : )

10 Books

Bruno Latour & Peter Weibel: Making Things Public; Atmospheres of Democracy
Hassan Fathy: Architecture for the Poor
Karl Marks & Fred : The Communist Manifesto
Guy Debord: The Society of the Spectacle
Ernesto Che Guevara: Bolivian Diaries
Rem Koolhaas: Delirious New York: A Retheroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
Mark Wigley: Constants’ New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire
Italian Calvino: Invisible Cities
Douglas Adams: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Mark Bowden: Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

10 Buildings (Visited)

Neutelings Riedijk: Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision. Hilversum, Netherlands
EMBT: Scottish Parliament Building. Edinburgh, Scotland
Benson & Forsyth: Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
Norman Foster: Die Reichstag. Berlin, Germany
Diller, Scofidio + Renfro: Institute of Contemporary Art. Boston, USA
Kallmann, McKinnell, Knowels: Boston City Hall. Boston, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Manhattan, New York, USA.
Le Corbusier: The Carpenter Centre. Boston, USA
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (Rem Koolhaas): Die Kunstahl. Rotterdam, Netherlands
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe: New National Gallery, Berlin, Germany

10 Buildings (Unvisited)

OMA (Rem Koolhaas): Casa De Musica, Porto, Portugal
Le Corbusier: Palace of Assembly, Chandigarh, India
Louis Kahn: National Assembly of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Grafton Architects: Bucconi University, Milan, Italy
Dick van Gameren en Bjarne Mastenbroek: Dutch Embassy, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
David Chipperfield: Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach, Germany
James Stirling: Staatsgalerie, Stuttgartt, Germany
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Barcelona Pavillion, Barcelona, Spain
Walter Gropius: The Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany
Renzo Piano: Jean Marie Tjibiou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia

10 Architects

David Chipperfield
Elizabeth Diller
Bjarne Mastenbroek
Hassan Fathy
Louis Kahn
Le Corbusier
Eileen Grey
Alvar Aalto
James Stirling
Rem Koolhaas

10 Artists

Vincent Van Gogh
Constant Nieuwenhuys
Leonardo da Vinci
Seamus Heeney
Ron Mueck
Bill Viola
Pablo Picasso
John Lennon
William Shakespeare
Andy Warhol

10 Places

Tramore Bay Promenade, Waterford, Ireland
Borneo Sporenburg Housing, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Empire State Building Observatory, New York, USA
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin, Germany
NDSM Shipyard, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Barrow Track, Milford, Carlow, Ireland
Lagan Meadows, Belfast, Antrim N. Ireland
The Ring of Kerry, Kerry, Ireland
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
Edinburgh Castle Grounds, Edinburgh, Scotland

10 Albums

Artic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I am, Thats What I’m Not
The Strokes: Is This t?
The Coral: The Coral
The Beatles: The White Album
Oasis: What’s the Story? Morning Glory
Electric Six: Fire
The Beef Supreme: Presents….
Bloc Party: Silent Alarm
The Best of Talking Heads
Blur: The Great Escape

10 Films

City of God
Murder in the First
Twelve Monkeys
Donnie Darko
The Departed
Fight Club
The Beach
127 Hours
Pulp Fiction
American History X

10 Sports(wo)men

Paul Tergat, Kenya
Haile Gebrselassie, Ethopia
Lionel Messi, Argentina
Carl Lewis, USA
Sonia O’ Sullavan, Ireland
Xabi Alonso, Spain
Jesse Owens, USA
Muhammad Ali, USA
Pele, Brazil
Svetlana Masterkova, Russia

10 Lessons

Don’t waste your time too much with jealousy, sometimes your ahead, sometimes your behind, the race is long but in the end its only yourself. (Baz Luhrman: Sunscreen)
You have to train in pain to get used to the pain of racing, because if you can’t take pain you might aswell quit, you’ll never be a 1-miler. (John Walker: 1500m & 1 mile Champion)
There is no easy way from the earth to the stars. (Rem Koolhaas: The Story of the Pool)
Do to others what YOU would have them do to you. (Matthew 7:12)
Silence is an argument carried out by other means. (Ernesto Che Guevera)
A peasant never talks about art, he makes it. (Hassan Fathy)
Don’t look back in anger. (Noel Gallagher)
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other. (Mark Twain)
Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love. (Louis Kahn)
Visit the library, get your confidence back, and ‘BE INSPIRED’. (Paul Clarke: Architecture Tutor)

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