How to Win Clients and Make Money: New Business Models for Architects. Architects have a reputation for being bad at business.
How to Correctly Design and Build a Kitchen. How to Correctly Design and Build a Kitchen Before starting the design process, the most important thing is to understand how the kitchen is going to be used.
This is a basic approach that any architect must take. A kitchen can’t be just a leftover space or a space to be defined at the end of a project. Designers must understand that a kitchen has various flows and different work areas that need to be integrated throughout the entire project. Beyond the style or design requested by the client, it’s important to define a module to optimize performance and minimize the manufacturing costs of the different pieces. Workspaces and Flow There are a number of studies that have defined 5 general areas in a kitchen: Pantry area: food storage space, canned goods, refrigerator Storage area: appliances, utensils, cookware Sink area: cleaning area Preparation area: ideally a large counter space to work on Cooking area: stove and oven. Types of Kitchen Linear (or two parallel lines) L-shaped U-shaped.
'Parametricism' film by Patrik Schumacher and Rosey Chan. 'Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music,' reads Goethe's famous quote, and the recent collaboration between Patrik Schumacher and Rosey Chan (he the architect, author and director of Zaha Hadid Architects; she the pianist, composer and curator) provides some fascinating proof.
Their new film offers a spectacular audio-visual presentation of Schumacher's study into parametricism - the avant-garde architectural style that he has identified, which is rooted in highly advanced parametric design systems. Originally produced for the Elvis Zapp Urban Film Festival at the Maysles Institute in Harlem, New York, the abstract animation is perfectly matched by Chan's music, especially composed for the project.
Estructuras Disipativas. Metropol Parasol, Seville by Jürgen Mayer H – review. Oh my God, it's an icon.
How very last decade. Did the city of Seville not get the memo? Big, flashy buildings are out; hair shirts are in. Then again, building projects are slow things, especially when they have hugely ambitious and untried structural ideas. Beatrice Galilee. Klaustoon's Blog. A new, meaningless diagram drawn daily, just 'cause. Architecture for Architects. Www.letsremake.info/PDFs/inflatocookbook.pdf.
Retrospective: The Incredible Inflatable Architecture Of The 1960s. One does not often think of balloons, zeppelins, and moon bounces as architecture.
Yet in the counterculture of the late '60s and early '70s, young architects and architecture students increasingly turned to inflatables as a way to critique the hardness and uncompromising forms of modernism. While many of these were drawings and conceptual ideas never realized, others were deployed at music festivals and as temporary performances. Ant Farm, a radical architecture collective based in Berkeley, California, even went so far as to issue the Inflatocookbook, a guide to the construction and realization of inflatable architecture. Though this practice never achieved mainstream appreciation during its early days, many prominent firms such as Coop Himmelb(l)au counted inflatables among their first projects.
AD Classics: Ramot Polin / Zvi Hecker. The Ramot Polin neighborhood is a housing project designed by the Polish-born Israeli architect Zvi Hecker, commissioned by the Israeli government in the euphoric aftermath of the Six Day War.
The project, which resembles a beehive, is an avant-garde architectural experiment on morphology as well as construction. Since being constructed in the late 1970s, the structure has undergone extensive alteration by its tenants, provoking a debate regarding the capacity of expressive architecture to account for authentic human needs. Following the Six Day War in 1967, the Ministry of Housing was confronted with a need to populate new acquired territory, which led to numerous commissions of housing projects by leading local architects. Known for his geometrically inspired experimental architecture (such as his previously designed Bat Yam City Hall), Hecker was commissioned by the Ministry to plan a complex of 720 housing units atop a lone hill four kilometers northwest of Jerusalem.
A List of Peer-Reviewed Articles on Intelligent Design. By Max Andrews There’s been a long running tradition in the Darwinian anti-ID camp propounding that there are no published peer-reviewed papers on intelligent design.
Ever since this mantra was first popularly proclaimed they’ve been wrong. Below is a list of peer-reviewed articles cataloged by the Discovery Institute. For abstracts and more on the articles please visit their site. Publications Supportive of Intelligent Design Published in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals, Conference Proceedings, or Scientific Anthologies. 544713_484240894996349_796453533_n.png (960×621) What is architecture? Amazing ERO Concrete-Recycling Robot Can Erase Entire Buildings. Demolition is a messy business—not only does the process require heavy machinery and produce clouds of dust, but it also results in giant piles of rubble that often head straight for the landfill.
Omer Haciomeroglu, a student at Sweden’s Umeå Institute of Design has designed Ero – a robot that recycles concrete in an energy-efficient manner and separates it from rebar and other debris on the spot. The project won the 2013 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the Student Designs category. Heavy machines used in demolition consume large amounts of energy in order to crush concrete walls into small pieces, not to mention that demolition processes have to be accompanied by large amounts of water sprayed onto the structures to prevent the spread of dust. Once the work is done, the rubble is transported to recycle stations where waste is separated manually. Power crushers are used to pulverize the concrete and the metal is melted for reuse. Seeing straight. Peter Thonemann Richard Bradley THE IDEA OF ORDER The circular archetype in prehistoric Europe 264pp.
Oxford University Press. £60 (US $110).978 0 19 960809 6 Andrew Meirion Jones PREHISTORIC MATERIALITIES Becoming material in prehistoric Britain and Ireland 256pp. Oxford University Press. £60 (US $110).978 0 19 955642 7 Peter S. Wells HOW ANCIENT EUROPEANS SAW THE WORLD Vision, patterns, and the shaping of the mind in prehistoric times 304pp. Princeton University Press. £24.95 (US $35).978 0 691 14338 5 Published: 3 July 2013 An aerial image of Boscawen-Un Stone Circle, St Buryan, Cornwall Photograph: Robert Harding/Getty Images L ook around the room you are sitting in now.
Manuel de Landa Part 1: The Geopolitics of Urban History. Manuel Delanda, "Deleuze and the Use of the Genetic Algorithm in Architecture" Delirious New York - Rem Koolhas. AA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE - Lectures Online. Jon Goodbun Dialectical Ecologies — Architecture and Politics in the Age of Capitalist Crisis Series: Landscape Urbanism Lecture Series Date: 22/10/2012 Time: 18:00:00 Venue: Lecture Hall Running time: 120 mins Out of the deep contradictions of global capitalism an interconnected series of social, political, economic and ecological crises are emerging. These are transforming cities and regions around the planet in unpredictable and uneven ways, even whilst being generated through them. Patrik Schumacher + Eric Owen Moss Pleated Shell Structures Exhibition Discussion. Patrik Schumacher + Eric Owen Moss Pleated Shell Structures Exhibition Discussion-clip_7717.
Eric Owen Moss questions Patrick Schumacher’s use of the word “research.”
Schumacher describes his work in parametric design as part of a global, critical, science-based movement that emerged from experimental design of the 1980s. He and Moss debate the extent to which application of parametric systems can constitute research. Cite/Download Reference Reference Citation. Playlist: 6 beautiful talks by data artists. In the information age we have access to more data and knowledge than at any previous point in human history. But more accessible data doesn’t necessarily mean more processable data — tax returns, court cases and newspaper archives may be available to the public, but they are often hard to interpret and understand.
Data artists process this mess of information for us and break it down into comprehensible pieces, often enhancing it by placing it in deeper contexts and by finding surprising patterns. The designers and artists below are on the cutting edge of this work, experimenting with new technologies to take numbers and facts and turn them into beautiful multimedia works of art and knowledge. 87. You Don't Have to be Good Part 5: The Taxonomy of Architectural Fame.
For a long time the diagram above represented how I understood the mechanics of famous architecture.That all famous architecture was the result of good work that was well promoted. While this is more or less a nice truism, it is far from the norm when you look at the full scope of famous works.The fact is, that like most neatly packaged truisms, it is an oversimplification of a vastly deeper and more complex reality. A more accurate-to-reality diagram would begin to look something more like this Because lets face it, not all architecture that is famous is also good: Some are and some are not.There are a lot of famous architecture out there that are just plain deficient in a lot of respects, but because they are interesting to a few influential people and are well promoted, they receive a lot of attention in the press, and stand a better chance of getting singled out for awards and accolades.So what do I mean when I say “good architecture” you ask?
Tensegrity - home. Marie-Ange Brayer. Maps Marie-Ange Brayer "My surface is myself". William Carlos Williams, Paterson The digital world coils and uncoils, enravels and unravels. The changes occurring with paradigms have benefited dynamic and process-based systems, the generative aspect of form, and a complex world of synapses. This world no longer admits place and form as separate, disjunctive entities. The instability of new urban conditions, and the shifting of people caused by war and natural disaster throughout the world, refer architects to a crisis of inclusion and the idea of foundation. Cities - Timeline Index. Philosophy and Simulation: The Emergence of Synthetic Reason: Amazon.co.uk: Manuel DeLanda.