We really need to have this debate as a profession: What should we be teaching in the architecture schools?
If we are to talk about different forms of practice then I think architects really need to abandon their pre-conceived notions of what practice is. There is no magic solution.
The image on the home page next to this post is a picture of a typical architectural researchers desk. Sadly there are people in this world who dont think architecture has much to do with research. Even I sometimes have… Read More ›
Every design teacher whether the be in architecture, graphic design, industrial design, landscape or urban design has the dilemma of how to make their research count.
Like Martin Sheen in the above image most architects in Australia are barely surviving. Their heads are just barely above water. Like the Doors song “The End” one must question if the profession is heading down the gurgler as I… Read More ›
So what makes a good architecture school? Everyone seems to have an opinion about it. It’s a complex area. Some architects wonder why the graduates of architecture schools are not technically skilled or seem totally useless. A largely baseless and… Read More ›
This blog explores the nexus between architectural design and strategy. I am thinking there will be more blogs on this subject to follow over the year. Most architectural practices seem to lurch from crisis to crisis. In Australia most architects… Read More ›
Of course you may be thinking that there is nothing worse then being stuck in a car with your friends from Architecture school.
We are looking for architects with a commitment to architectural education to tutor, guest lecture or join our weekly discussion panels, in Architectural Practice in Semester 1 of 2017. The subject aims to develop a strong connection between MSD MArch… Read More ›
Avoiding architectural extinction: The hazards and joys of interdisciplinary architectural practice and research.
Last week I blogged about branding and I got some comments back saying that it was all about the actual design of the building and “branding” was a superficial concept. Of course, design should be paramount. In this week’s longer… Read More ›