April 11, 2014
More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What makes it possible? In part, it’s the city’s great public spaces — from tiny pocket parks to long waterfront promenades — where people can stroll and play. Amanda Burden helped plan some of the city’s newest public spaces, drawing on her experience as, surprisingly, an animal behaviorist. She shares the unexpected challenges of planning parks people love — and why it's important.
April 7, 2014
Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.
Canada launches architecture prize to rival Pritzker | Step Back into the Real World of Mad Men | Battersea Flower Station: Guggenheim architect Frank Gehry unveils plans for new £8bn riverside development | Top architect [Ridwan Kamil] uses role as mayor to transform Indonesian city | Minimalist Leather Goods from a Harvard-Trained Architect | Architect Bjarke Ingels is transforming the Williamsburg waterfront |
last word: A middle-class syndrome: Is homeownership a possibility?
April 5, 2014
April 4, 2014
A look into the soul of a piece of architecture. This film explores the connection between architecture and nature, and how clean minimal design can save us from the suburbs. Film by Jeff Durkin, Architecture by Jonathan & Matthew Segal.
March 31, 2014
The current [urban planning] system doesn't allow people to be sensitive to the environment
Professor Ng Mee-kam
Photo by Shigeru Ban Architects
Why Cities Need to Stop Commissioning Calatrava's Fish Skeletons | Why the UK does not need a formal architecture policy | "One Day, The Only People Doing Architecture in China Will Be Chinese Architects" | The world's top 10 most innovative companies in architecture | How to Be an Architecture Critic | Anupama Kundoo’s handmade architecture | Building with Structural Insulated Panels … or SIPs |
last word: Shigeru Ban Wins the Pritzker Prize, Architecture's Highest Honour
March 28, 2014
March 26, 2014
Photography (c) Sara Dario and Harlan Hambright
Located along the Tellico Plains, Tennessee is a cabin designed Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects. The site has fond memories for the client and the banks of the river and the adjoining valley holds historical significance to the Cherokee nation. The cabin with it's standing seams gabled roofs has walls clad in stone and dark stained cedar and a landscape of plants and vegetation indigenous to the Tellico plains. Inside heavy timbers support the steeply pitched roofs of the cabin that provide sleeping lofts for the guest beds in the raised volume.
March 21, 2014
March 17, 2014
erin go bragh (Happy St. Patrick's Day)
...there exists a need to objectively evaluate our traditional models for their validity in a changing world
Collapsible woven refugee shelters powered by the sun | Awards scheme highlights female vision of architecture in today's world & “Why Do Women Really Leave Architecture” Is the Wrong Question | Dutch architects building Amsterdam canal house with 3-D printer | Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are A Feast For The Eyes | Avant-garde architect builds "ultra ruin" in Taiwan jungle | Re-design of Serpentine Pavilion
last word: Cape Town to Carve New African Art Museum Out of Former Grain Silo
March 14, 2014
March 10, 2014
Architecture is all about scale and this is a grandiose scale. It is a grandiose space. It makes you smile when you walk into the space. It makes you feel good. It talks to you.
The Expansive Designs of Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz | In Indianapolis, a Bike Path to Progress | Inside the Homes of Eight Famous Architects | We cannot absolve ourselves of responsibility for the implications of a project | Energy efficient villas in china by Vincent Callebaut | Levitating Buildings and Floating Extrusions From A+ Finalists | Time stands still: the empty streets of an abandoned inner mongolian city
last word: Arms wide open
March 3, 2014
One of the biggest mistakes in architecture is that we're expecting society to be interested in the specific problems of architecture. [Architects] need to adjust to what society is discussing. We just provide the forms that can translate their problems into solutions.
The World's Most Successful Model for Sustainable Urban Development? | An Office With Just One Table That Is Long Enough To Seat All 125 Employees | Interview: Bruno Simões | Spike Lee’s Amazing Rant Against Gentrification: ‘We Been Here!’ and Cities Mobilize to Help Those Threatened by Gentrification | This House Is Super Cool On The Inside. Which Is Why The Outside Shocked Me So Much | Architect Rem Koolhaas's Protégés
last word: Car park to replace Art Deco house