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

May 12, 2014

blog wunderlust: 12th May 2014

By tattooing walls, graffiti writers free them architecture and turn them once again into living, social matter, into the moving body of the city before it has been banned with functions and institutions.
Jean Baudrillard "Kool Killer, or the Insurrection of Signs"

When Architects Build Brands: Is Architecture’s Future in Advertising? | Meet the Dynamic Duo Behind Architecture Firm Fuksas | Why Architects should Blog | The Green Building Reality: Why Two-Thirds of the Profession Are Cowards | One of America's Most Famous Architects Was a Nazi Propagandist | A beautiful mobile home for just $33,000? | A degree in architecture … but all I can get are menial jobs

last word: 2014 - End of Year Exhibition at the Caribbean School of Architecture

May 5, 2014

blog wunderlust: Cinco de Mayo 2014

We were coming out the war the space race was on. People thought science and progress could solve all society’s problems, architecture was there to improve peoples’ lives and things could only get better.
Ivor Smith

An art collective is painting an entire mexican town in bright and beautiful colour | Why live in buildings when you can live in between them? | Is Liz Diller Even Convinced That Razing The Folk Art Museum Is The Right Move? | What It’s Like To Be A Walmart Architect | Architect Hans Hollein's fascination with California and the U.S. | Architect puts his stamp on award-winning home |

last word: Ivor Smith, Park Hill and Optimism

May 2, 2014

emergency shelter

LAU architecture students assemble emergency shelter with plastic crates + ties
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