July 28, 2014

blog wunderlust: 28th July 2014

Architecture isn't a job persae, it is more of a lifestyle. We never really stop [doing] architecture no matter what we are doing.

Modern in Lexington, Kentucky | The tale of one woman's radically simplified 'built-it-myself' life | Two Cool Skyscrapers By Architect Norman Foster Proposed for First and Mission (San Francisco) | Tour the Concrete Home of Reclusive Architect Peter Zumthor | So much architecture is monstrous – that’s why we like to see it demolished | This room is made of 10,000 sheets of paper fastened at 44,000 points!

last word: End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

July 14, 2014

blog wunderlust: 14th July 2014

There's a lineage of carpentry and masonry, building with high skill and great efficiency that's specific to India, and I am transferring that ideology to projects around the world.
Bijoy Jain

Why the Millennial Architect Won’t Be Your CAD Monkey | How Chinese Urbanism Is Transforming African Cities | Inside the Iconic World Cup Finals Stadium | Why the modern bathroom is a wasteful, unhealthy design | Is maverick master builder Bjarke Ingels the world's smartest architect - or just the craziest? | Slovak architect turns billboards into homes for the homeless | Knud Lonberg-Holm: ‘The Invisible Architect

last word: Villanueva 114 years

July 7, 2014

blog wunderlust: 7th July 2014

Architecture must seduce.
Alberto Perez - Gomez

(c)architect André Chiote

London's Garden bridge: 'It feels like we're trying to pull off a crime' | Six Characterisitcs of Cohousing | David Adjaye-Designed Sugar Hill Affordable Housing Development Nears Completion in Harlem | Green Roofs: An Introduction with Pretty Pictures | conceptions of space: MoMA NYC's recent acquisitions in architecture | The Rise And Fall Of London Pop-Up Architecture | World Cup Posters Celebrate Stadium Architecture

last word: Evelyn Mitchell Infant School cops top architectural award

June 30, 2014

blog wunderlust: 30th June 2014

Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
Adolf Loos

Drink in the World's Architecture in Milky Coffee Swirls | How Technology Is Changing The Architecture Profession More Than Ever Before | The Invisible Architect Of Invisible Architecture | 10 Architectural Features That Should Be Taken Out Of Rotation | 15 Reasons to date an Architecture Teacher | Beyond the World Cup stadiums, architecture in Brazil returns to glory and Brasilia's Dramatic Architecture Draws World Cup Tourists

last word: Jamaican Architecture - The People's Views and UDC acquiring, refurbishing derelict buildings downtown Kingston

June 27, 2014

Cathedrals of Culture - Trailer

Produced and Directed by Robert Redford and Wim Wenders

Do the Architect

June 23, 2014

blog wunderlust: 23rd June 2014

We see architecture as the direct result of the way of life.
Peter and Alison Smithson

Archimusic: If Songs Were To Look Like Buildings | Constructing identities: Contributions from Iran, Morocco, and the UAE | When it comes to housing, small is the new big | Modern soccer football wouldn't be the same without an architect's invention | Newsmaker: Marc Norman | 22 Questions for Stanley Tigerman | This is not actually an abandoned building with overgrown plants | Why architects love Surface Pro

last word: Taylors Win Architecture Award

June 16, 2014

blog wunderlust: 9th June 2014

It is in hard times especially, that good architecture is made.

Christopher Whyms-Stone [Cornerstone.Design Ltd]

Are Ivy League Schools Really Offering the Best Architectural Education? | 25 Architects You Should Follow on Twitter | A new blueprint for architectural excellence | Berlin Plans 'House Of One,' A Place Where Jews, Muslims, And Christians Will Pray Under The Same Roof | Life in the suburbs: the good, the bad and the ugly | How to make a tool set | Miami's new vice – an addiction to star architects |

last word: “LEEDing” The Pack: acla:works Deepens Commitment to Green Building, Design and Construction

June 2, 2014

blog wunderlust: 2nd June 2014

I think my designs are quite contemporary, but I like to use older forms. I would describe my style as modern, which learns from the vernacular; it applies local building materials while reflecting indigenous culture, offering solutions to environmental issues and accounting for modern technology.

This Abandoned Wasteland Was Once America's Largest Mall | Playful Work Environments | Finding Space for the Living at a Memorial | Renewed Hope For Black Architects | Bauhaus Beauties | Remixing Famous Architecture in Animated GIFs | Focus of architecture is people | klopf architecture remodels double gable eichler home in california | Man who compiled the 'bible' on architecture

last word: Fire razes [Historic] commercial building in Falmouth

May 30, 2014

TED talks: Iwan Baan

Iwan Baan: Ingenious homes in unexpected places

May 26, 2014

blog wunderlust: 26th May 2014

Architecture is a contaminated art.
Renzo Piano

Ettore Sottsass: the godfather of Italian cool | At First It Looks Like An Old Empty Factory. But Go Inside And... WHOA | Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art devastated in fire: "I think we've lost it" | Cutting the Housing-Car Umbilical Cord | Farnsworth House Could Soon Get a Lift | A Manifesto For Icons and Architecture Infatuated By Form | Libyan Board of Architecture wants to redefine architecture in Libya |

last word: Holness Fortress!

May 23, 2014

May 19, 2014

blog wunderlust: 19th May 2014

Modernism is often less about aesthetic impression and more about lifestyle, efficiency of living, sustainability
Leo Marmel

Theaster Gates Gets $3.5M Grant to Push Solar Decathlon -- Innovation in Home Design | This City Aims to Be “Car Free” in 20 Years | Older, Smaller, Better: Why new ideas need old buildings | Creatives, now you can swap homes with other creative types | Trash, waste and household items turned into houses for the homeless | BIG BIM for the conceptual architect

last word: 10 essential habits for successful architects
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