John Wardle

"To each project, irrespective of type, we bring an interest in the personal and collective histor...

Vo Trong Nghia

"In areas with many rocks I will design works with stone; in areas with pretty coloured clay I will...

Gregory Burgess

"In a way our buildings are ourselves. Their gestures to the world reflect our human responsiveness...

David Salmela

"Design is about making great things happen in any situation, regardless of the constraints.” A...

Jun Aoki

"Selves are nothing more than chains of accidental occurrences." Architect: Jun Aoki Project:...

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    Friday, 25 January 2013 00:00
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    Thursday, 13 December 2012 00:00
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    Wednesday, 17 October 2012 00:00
  • Jun Aoki

    Thursday, 20 September 2012 00:00

Sayings Worth Quoting, Quotations Worth Sharing


"When I visit new places, I evaluate the society by what they have built."

--  Peter Gisolfi (source)

Hakka Tulou Village

Hakka Village, China. (Photo source: Antonior)

Hakka Village

 (Photo source: Dan Washburn)


"The world needs green buildings a lot more than green buildings need Leed or a Breaam certification."

-- Romi Sebastian (source

The only person who will benefit from the green rating systems is none other than the architect himself. Agree?


Build Your Own 3-D Printer

Try build one at home and you will be amazed by what it can print out. Courtesy of &



"A visit to a museum can be a powerful and moving experience. Public buildings are a reflection of our culture, but if we believe that architecture serves a society as well as reflects its values, then we must use it to provide for those with the most need and the fewest options."

 -- Sam Davis (source)

Well said but the truth is how many of us would actually give a second thought to the homeless?


A Flexible Approach To Solar! SoloPower unveils its latest rollable solar panels.

 Read more: New Rollable Solar Panels Make Roof Installations a Snap! | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

"I never said I was opposed to the LEED program or to green building — I’m not."

-- Frank Gehry (source)

Architect Frank Gehry talks LEED and the future of green building

By Abby Leonard

Photos: Left-AP Photo/Isaac Brekken; Right: Flickr/mikel.puga

Frank Gehry, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect best known for his titanium-scaled landmarks like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles and the Experience Music Project in Seattle, among others, stirred up controversy last month when he reportedly called LEED — an internationally recognized green building certification system – “bogus stuff” and told Bloomberg Businessweek that green building had become “fetishized,” like wearing an American flag pin. >> Read More


“Make no big plans, only small ones.”

-- Witold Rybczynski, author of "Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas About Cities" 

Photo by: Alfishstick 

Architect Witold Rybczynski on what happens in cities while the “experts” are busy making other plans.

By: Marc Steiner

Witold Rybczynski is no great fan of urban planning. In a recent column in Slate, he offered a note of caution about city “smart plans” championed by the director of President Barack Obama’s new White House Office of Urban Affairs. “The last binge of planning in the 1960s produced urban renewal, city expressways, and acres of housing projects from which many cities are still only partially recovered,” he wrote. He concluded by paraphrasing the great urban planner Daniel Burnham: “Make no big plans, only small ones.” >> Read More


"Biomimicry has the earmarks of a successful meme, that is, an idea that will spread like an adaptive gene throughout our culture."

-- Janine M. Benyus, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Nature Is the Model Factory

Eastgate Centre by Mick Pearce (Photo source)

Some of the most intriguing discoveries are being made in architecture and urban planning. In Harare, Zimbabwe, architect Mick Pearce, working with engineers at Arup Associates, constructed a midrise building modeled after termite mounds, which maintain a nearly constant temperature of 31 degrees Celsius even as the outside temperature varies from 3 to 42 degrees. >> Read More

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