Tag Archives: John Pilsbury

The Secret Life of Buildings

Just in case you didn’t catch it on channel 4, if you click here you lucky people can watch my tv show. Yeah that’s right I said MY tv show. I worked as a researcher for for this 3 part series and let’s put it this way, the first one on home I said do it on New Islington and Park Hill, they didn’t, it was whack.

The third one on leisure I said go to the Casa da Musica, the Jewish Museum, that these places moved you but actually “play” doesn’t happen here. Actually the best place for leisure is somewhere that blurs the line between public and private, where spaces feel homely but are open to the public, like say a pub… Sound familiar? They did, it was dope.

No credit.


ETA by Audwina:

The geek in me thought I’d look up the viewing figures for you.

So part 1 was seen by a total of  1 million people and part 2 was seen by 944,000.

Final figures aren’t in for part3 yet, but the latest count is 484,000.

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Sorry Auds, I’ve upgraded from the skate pad.

Check this place on LongAcre in London designed by some dope architect!

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Latest post on How to become an Architect

Thought I’d share my irritation…


Pilsbury Online

I’ve finally got my a$$ in gear and done a website. Not quite finished yet but have a look at johnhenden.com

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Getting There…

The latest image from How to become an Architect, portfolio hand in is on wednesday so let’s hope this is gonna do the job.

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Want a pretty doorstop?

No it’s not actually a doorstop (even though that’s probably what it’ll be used for), it’s the final cast from my concrete casting option at uni, but seeing as I’m chained to my desk for the next 2 and a half weeks, and was updating my blog I thought I’d share my pain. And the added numbers to my stats will cheer me up.

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Pilsbury Photos

New photos on the ol’ Flickr, check it here.

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Surfing the world wide webs today has brought me to discover these neat arkitekers, Tham & Videgård from Sweden.

I’ve been looking through the many interesting buildings, ideas and concepts these guys have come up with and thought I should share the one below.

John, what with you being an architect in training I thought it would be right up your street, or tree.

“The concept is to create a shelter up in the trees, a light-weight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, a 4×4x4m box clad in mirrored glass. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The interior is all made of plywood and the windows give a 360 degree view.”

more here

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To celebrate achieving 100 hits in one day for the first time, I give you my latest offering on How to become an Architect.

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