It never ceases to surprise me that other architects, and indeed clients, would continue to promote the cults of identity that beleaguer the architectural profession and our discourse. It has been exacerbated I think by the celebritization of social media…. Read More ›
Month: August 2016
In a recent blog here I opined on the antipathy between planners and architects. I was surprised to get quite a few anonymous responses from both architects and planners. The very best response I received, perhaps from a statutory planner,… Read More ›
Surviving the Design Studio: Why Architecture students should read books instead of sticking their heads up Snapchat.
I took some old books to studio the other day. The students just looked at me like WTF. I also felt a bit ashamed because I felt like I was some kinda old-timey-Appalachian-mountain-fogey bringing out his old architectty books. With… Read More ›
As an architecture student I was a miserable wretch and I was treated as such by my design tutors. At my part-time architecture job I slept at nights under the dyeline machine in the back of the office I worked… Read More ›
Having time away from home often helps one to see things in a new light. The grind of normal routine falls away and more reflective demeanour takes its place. For the academic such reflection helps to fuel ideas and suggest… Read More ›