In architecture and public life we now take certain typologies for granted; in terms of how they look, how they operate and how they are used.
Zero Waste Leith is a project delivered by Changeworks, funded by Zero Waste Scotland and the European Regional Development Fund and supported by Leith community partners working to create cleaner, greener streets. It demonstrates that beautiful and comfortable home interiors can be achieved on a small budget, in small spaces with minimal environmental impact. The Art School bar at Glasgow School of Art plays host to our opening party for this year’s Architecture Fringe.
At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities all over the world. Growing your architecture practice with BIM. BIM tools for better architectural design.
Build geometry, explore design options, automate processes, and create links between multiple applications. TMP’s passion has been the creation of educational spaces that inspire the minds, bodies and spirits of people of all ages. Nominate NYC Projects for Archtober “Building of the Day” Tours.
71 architects from all over the world make responses to the Manifesto by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, in order to reveal the freespace ingredient embedded in their work. Since it architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music…. Ornamentation is the principal part of architecture, considered as a subject of fine art.
I would have, then, our ordinary dwelling-houses built to last, and built to be lovely; as rich and full of pleasantness as may be within and without: with such differences as might suit and express each man’s character and occupation, and partly his history. The true architectural art, that art toward which I would lead you, rests, not upon scholarship but upon human powers; and, therefore, it is to be tested, not by the fruits of scholarship, but by the touch-stone of humanity. I hold that architectural art, thus far, has failed to reach its highest development, its fullest capability of imagination, of thought and expression, because it has not yet found a way to become truly plastic: it does not yet respond to the poet’s touch.
No complete architecture has yet appeared in the history of the world because men, in this form of art alone, have obstinately sought to express themselves solely in terms either of the head or of the heart. Architects and engineers are among the most fortunate of men since they build their own monuments with public consent, public approval and often public money. Besides we build of such perishable materials that one half of our houses must be rebuilt in every space of 20 years.
Architects know that some kinds of design problems are more personal than others. Dancing and architecture are the two primary and essential arts. Moreover, a building or work of architecture can change its function as it meets the different demands of its occupants, although its exterior appearance may be unaltered.
Architecture differs from a work of art, which can be displayed in different settings and the subject-matter, form and meaning will remain unchanged. Can architecture be determined solely by the use of refined architectural style – high or polite architecture instead of vernacular? A cubby house, designed and animated by work experience student Sharon Guan (Academy of Mary Immaculate) – September 2016.
As an exercise in urban infill, this project strives to achieve both social and environmental sustainability objectives, with considerable consideration going into its impact on the local community, as well as carefully designing for good solar orientation and passive ventilation. It represents the kind of tough environments typical of the laneway, calling for a robust architectural response. Stuart’s design completes the collaboration, drawing the poetry and photography together in a format that encourages exploration and discovery, analogous to the experience of walking through a city with eyes wide open.
Among Buildings encourages readers to imagine afresh the buildings around us. Michael’s poetry operates between the physical and imaginative realms, drawing upon aspects of place, myth, history, personal experience, description and narrative. It is published by Uro Publications and includes an introduction by architect, artist and poet Alex Selenitsch. The work was created in collaboration with photographer Tom Ross of Brilliant Creek and reflects Architecture Architecture’s interest in themes of uncanny perception and the strangeness of the everyday.
Or if you’d like, take a seat and peruse our collection of architecture and design books. In short, this is a workplace that continues to remind us that well-designed spaces make a difference. The brief for Architecture Architecture was to design an entirely new fitout on a very lean budget and with a minimalist aesthetic.
The Stanhill is a landmark post-war apartment building designed by the celebrated modernist Frederick Romberg. Set within lush green communal gardens, the art deco Cairo Apartments are a landmark in Melbourne’s architectural heritage. Architecture Architecture have completed a fit-out of one of the Cairo Studio Apartments – an exercise in creating a fully functional abode within a mere 24m2.
Connecting the indoor and outdoor spaces, simple chain-wire netting – a nod to humble suburban fences and cricket-nets – will provide excellent seasonal shade once the grape vines have matured, softening the exact geometries of this Extension House. The original A-frame has been sliced at an angle to optimise orientation; the façade folded-in, affording shelter over the entry doors; the timber gable dropped over the windows like an eyelid, providing shade and shelter to the living spaces within. Now stretched, new living areas have opened-up in the spaces between them: a kitchen, a dining room, a study and an outdoor deck.
“Thanks to Architecture Architecture’s talent and efforts this has been a smooth process, and my family and I are exceedingly pleased with the end result… their vision is very assured. Like fungal blooms, white and pink, sun-drenched living spaces burst from the portal’s shaft, carving the immense backyard into manageable courtyards and play-yards, containing the previously uncontainable and tying these realms back to the certainty of home.