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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“A lot of LEED is given for "bogus stuff"...they don’t pay back in your lifetime.”

-- Frank Gehry (source)

Frank Gehry echoes what I have been saying so often; "greening" the world is a political issue and should be addressed by politicians. Read More.

 

 
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 Skyrise Greenery Awards 2010

 
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 "The greenest square foot is the one you don't build."

-- Geoffrey Warner of Alchemy Architects (Source)

 

 
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"I don't bring anything a priori to a project in a conscious way."

-- Thom Mayne (source)

Thom Mayne is at his best again with this newly built Cooper Union Building. >> Read More.

 
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Design … is an expression of the capability of the human mind to step beyond.

-- George Nelson, design theorist (source)

How I wish I have the means to own some of these furniture. Wouldn't it be nice if we could have a furniture museum here?

Skin Sofamoon system

 Jean Nouvel SKiN Sofa                                     Zaha Hadid Moon System

 

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"We believe that the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better is by making it fun to do. We call it The Fun Theory."

-- thefuntheory.com

 

 

Quite an interesting way of encouraging people to use the stairs and ditch the elevators. Two thumbs up! By the way, you might want to bookmark this site, www.thefuntheory.com.

 
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"I draw like other people bite their nails."

             -- Pablo Picasso (source)

Every architectural student seems to know how to use Sketchup in this age of information technology. I wonder have the rules changed; I mean do architects really need to know how to draw nowadays? Many older generation architects will tell us that drawing skills is an essential prerequisite for being an architect in those days. Do those views still hold true today? What if you can’t draw? No worries, some architects can’t draw either but they have their mouth to do the “selling”.

What I am afraid is that one-day architects will become a dying breed, just like the fate of the Neanderthals species. The fact that Neanderthals went extinct is that they did not develop artistic skills unlike their ancient relatives, the Cro-Magnons whose artistic expressions were so eloquently shown in the numerous cave paintings uncovered in Dordogne, France.

I guess it’s time for me to brush up my doodling skills.

Guge

Guge - Tibet's long-lost kingdom.

 
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MAD architect unveils its latest Convention Centre in Taiwan which will feature facades laden with photovoltaic panels. >>> Read More

Taichung Convention Centre

Photo source: www.popsci.com

 
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