Surviving the Design Studio: 10 ways to fix the plans before the final deadline. 

Ok so it’s the end of semester or the project and you have spent your life deep in the Rhino, or the other R model, and it’s time to do your layout. But hey you forget about the plan. The what? Oh yeah, the PLAN !!! The problem is the plan is the first thing […]

Surviving the Design Studio: 10 things to do when your design tutor is always critical negative. 

Here at “Surviving the Design Studio” I wanted to title this blog “What to do when your design tutor is a bit Psycho”. But, I thought better of it. Then I softened it a bit and thought I would title it “What to do when your Design tutor is kinda crazy.” But maybe those titles […]

The Apartment Apocalypse: “Peak Apartment” and the trashing of brand Melbourne.

In my city of Melbourne the apartments are coming. This has also is happened in other cities around the world but at the moment Melbourne is just about to reach “peak apartment.” It is an unprecedented development onslaught that will change the face and the character of the central city and the broader city of […]

Face to Face vs. Online Teaching: The destruction of culture in architectural schools.

Why architecture students and even university managers should go to design studio.  I went to my Archi school reunion recently. It had a kind of 80s theme. It was great. The pitch for it went like this: If you remember the days of set squares, Rotring pens, dyeline machines, compulsory Charles Jencks text, cardboard models […]