April 22, 2014

Blog Wunderlust: 22nd April 2014

An architect should be a chameleon
Mose Safdie

Adopt an architect | The Most Outrageous Pink Facades | Architect & client: Maggie’s by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners | Taiwan architect wins Far Eastern award | Architect turns 400 tons of sand into Easter joy | Building design must undergo paradigm shift: Raj Rewal, Architect | interview with architect Kersten Geers | Architect Joshua Prince-Ramus steps out of Rem Koolhaas' shadow

new software: Archisketch

last word: Indian Architect Bijoy Jain on Sustainable Design

April 18, 2014

David Adjaye

April 11, 2014

How public spaces make cities work

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

blog wunderlust: 7th April 2014

Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.
Harry Seidler

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 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

blog wunderlust: 31st March 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

L. Mies van der Rohe - New National Gallery

Another in the excellent architectural film series by Franco Di Capua, this one on the New National Gallery in Berlin, Germany by Mies van der Rohe

TED talks: Diébédo Francis Kéré

Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay... and community

March 26, 2014

House of the Week 175: Tellico Cabin

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

The Ibirapuera Park Marquise in São Paulo, Brazil

Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo, Brazil designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and landscape designer Otávio Agusto de Teixeira Mendes.

March 17, 2014

blog wunderlust: 17th March 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
Fida Ali

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

38n9w / Afriplanus (Angola)

Portuguese design and architecture practice 38N9W has partnered with Afriplanus to establish a presence in Angola, to develop a variety of new projects including schools, office buildings, hotels, restaurants and an exhibition centre.

March 10, 2014

blog wunderlust: 10th March 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.
Shawn Lawrence

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
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