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Phoenix International Media Center BIAD UFo
"Phoenix International Media Center is a multipurpose and comprehensive architecture with functions of television programming, offices and business. As usual, media building has large space such as broadcasting hall, as well as typical office floors vertically. It is hard for this two parts to achieve a harmonious effect. However, in this program, we resort to the pattern of Mobius, that is, combines high office floor with media broadcasting hall. While satisfying the need of the place for programming as well as other supporting establishments, it becomes a complete space and volume. Unique building shape combines with the natural scene in Chaoyang Park."
‘Landed’ is the recreation of a 1920’s suburban Australian home positioned on the forecourt of the Art Gallery of South Australia. The house, all black, appears to have fallen from the sky and embedded itself in the forecourt of the gallery.
The sculpture was designed, in part, to contrast the neo-classical architecture of the museum, but the work is also a direct and playful reference to the Wizard of OZ and the sudden appearance of western culture in Australia.
4. Favourite Baddie? The Toymaker.
We love Michael Gough’s portrayal of the Celestial Toymaker and think he really commanded those episodes. The Doctor wasn’t around much and he really took that sort of lead at times. What we like about him is that he’s so calm and soft-spoken. He is really quite an intelligent and tortured villain who is immortal and is simply lonely. And to us, those people make the best kind of baddies, the ones who are a little bit like the Doctor but took a slightly different path in life like the Master etc.
He doesn’t really have a motive other than needing people to ‘play with’. He doesn’t want world domination or war, he just wants to manipulate people and toy with them and have power over them. When he’s had enough of his old toys, he gets greedy and wants more. He plays this sort of evil puppet master who stands laughing as the others compete to survive his games. And he suddenly appears when you least expect him to with this grin and need. And he even says he needs the Doctor, needs a man of intelligence to stop him being bored. That’s what makes him scary, to think he will enslave people forever just to cure his own tedium.
And that voice, that classical. well spoken, deep memorable voice. When he says “Make your move Doctor, make your last move’ it’s really quite chilling knowing he intends to trap the Doctor with him forever.