when I worked for him I understood what kind of architect I wanted to be. He’s a very humane and generous person, and I understood that I didn’t want to do commercial architecture. I wanted to do projects that have a soul and a history, and even if they are new, they have an innovative edge and make people’s lives better.
Posts Tagged: architecture
Brutalist architecture—those hulking, concrete buildings from the mid-1950s to mid-1970s—is making a quiet comeback in popularity. A new book by Christopher Beanland, Concrete Concept explores why:
And the sheer variety of these “brutalist beasts,” in cities from Birmingham to Madrid to Montreal, is extraordinary.
The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Tuesday nights from 7-9 p.m. EST in New York City....more
“I love the tingling pullover of night sounds and forest sounds and the bite of cold breeze and distant cars and stereos. Sometimes I close my eyes and sway my arms into patterns to move with the sensations of the strong bitpieces banging about in my temples.”...more
Wednesdays can be hard, so its either this or reading the GG Allin Wikipedia page in its entirety.
Neatorama ponders one of the less talked about casualties of e-book business....more
Start your weekend off with some fine Victorian era photographs of Japan.
The Guardian UK takes a look at unreliable narrators.
Jeez, stop talking about the upcoming 2010 Shanghai World Expo, move on man, 2012’s will be way radder.
Long story short, everything in your house is trying to kill you....more
Evidently there is some sort of sporting event going on right now. Here are some commemorative stamps.
The prehistoric, possibly dinosaur eating, armored devil toad....more
“Fear, on one side, of watching Europe turn into “Eurabia” —even if the demographics don’t justify such worries—and, on the other, of seeing centuries’ worth of social liberalization—including women’s suffrage and gay rights—fall apart in the face of religious conservatism, has led to the illegalization of an architectural form....more
The number of universes out there may depend on the human brain!
Sometimes trees fall into your house, and that is ok.
I’m certainly not the biggest fan of car culture in any of its forms, but it’s hard to deny how nice these vintage Porsche posters are....more
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Marshall McLuhan, and critical outrage.
Seed Magazine on evolving towards extinction.
The newly redesigned Zoo de Vincennes will change the way you think about zoos. I mean, maybe a little.
As long as we’re talking about architecture, check out this sweet new hospital!...more
Architecture porn of the week: totally sick Singapore garden design.
Cakehead brings you a gallery of awesome and bizarre vintage inventions.
My new hero: Liu Bolin, extreme camouflage expert.
We are living in the future when articles start showing upo about how to regulate autonomous war robots....more
There’s a fantastic article on Life Without Buildings, Jimmy Stamp’s blog about architecture out of context, on how Gotham City came to have the look we know from the Tim Burton films (within the Batman universe, that is) and includes a touch of literary criticism along with some great images, not least of which is a comparison of Hugh Ferriss’s renderings with Anton Furst’s finished design sketches on the first Burton film....more