Winter & June*

I love architecture. Perhaps if I was more numerate I would have studied the craft. Or maybe it will be a second life career (by that I mean that here in my real life)? I came across this fascinating idea on the MocoLoco site.

Hanse Colani Roto house

It is a home with a very small footprint. The cylindrical pod in the centre houses the utility areas and the sleeping area.

As a working concept I like it a lot. it would be a sensational bach (if you're not a kiwi a quick lesson: a bach (pronounced batch) is a holiday house, traditionally simple, though thesedays becoming gentrified - if you ever feel the need to visit this country and would like to stay in a bach try my friend Simon Morgan's website bookabach).

The cool thing is that the concept has got me wondering about how it could function on a slightly larger and more practical scale for families.

Lovely documentary on TV1 tonight Here to stay, fronted by Jackie Clarke. Felt my Scottish ethnicity and culture acknowledged for the first time ever (we arrived in 1966). I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the series - I hope it will be released on DVD.

Reminded me of my father, who died last year.

Lang may yer lum reek.

*Billy Connolly joke - Scotland has two seasons - winter...and June.


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