Dr. Christine Phillips from RMIT and I recently presented a paper on Robin Boyd at SAHANZ 2017. SAHANZ is the 34th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. This year it was around the theme… Read More ›
Digital computing has destroyed essential elements of architectural design. Digital software is killing our architecture schools and the profession. When I read about Schooomaker (king of the market processes) or the other dudes in the parametric digital tribe my eyes… Read More ›
The semester is over and Trump is the prez. So this required a little bit of time to write a more theory driven blog. In this new Trumpian age that we find ourselves in we are witness to the rise… Read More ›
Its time for architects to rise up against their alien project manager overlords.
Loathing the the bow-tied, botoxed yellow traced architect dandy: In search of a new brand strategy for Australian architecture.
This week I consider the necessity of taking a more spohisticated approach to branding the architectural profession. Recently a friend told me the story of visiting an eminent architect on the weekend in his specially designed holiday house. My friend… Read More ›
This week I discuss the need to acknowledge wicked problems in architecture. Why have our two consuls and praetors come out today wearing their embroidered, their scarlet togas? Why have they put on bracelets with so many amethysts, and rings… Read More ›
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 ›
A regular pilgrimage for many architects in the Northern summer is to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington gardens to see the summer pavilion. This year’s pavillion is Bjarke Ingels of BIG architecture fame. It goes without saying that the summer pavilion… Read More ›
This is a blog for that curious class of humans known as the graduate of architecture or almost graduate. The architectural graduate is often not quite a student and not quite an actual architect. In some ways it is an… Read More ›