Architecture, in a particular is the study that deals with planning and designing buildings and infrastructures. It is the imaginative blend of art and science in the design environment for the people. “Architecture is the matrix of civilization”. Each great culture movement has made its own contribution to the art of buildings. Prehistoric man was […]
If the far left, Islam-pandering Christian-haters get their way, this nightmare scenario could become a reality. Modern architects have begun circling the charred remains of Notre Dame, proposing that it should NOT be faithfully restored, but rebuilt with contemporary features such as a glass roof, steel spire, or even a Muslim dome or minaret. French President […]
Sorry for skipping a post last Tuesday. Truth be told I had been working on a post to schedule for last Tuesday but I never got around to finishing it because I had such a packed weekend (by an introvert’s standards anyway). And that post will now have to sit on the back burner for […]
The Golden Rule or the Fibonacci series is found everywhere both in mathematics, nature and can even be used in design. In the world of math, this spiral of increasing size, goes on forever. In nature, of course, the spiral soon stops. It is repeatedly interrupted by death and other natural processes. During the renaissance […]
Designer Matt Woods introduces us to an intimate, yet functional re-design of an inner Sydney warehouse shaped by Brutalist ideals.
Commentary Here is one version of a well-known ancient Chinese wisdom story: There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The […]
Direction la Suisse pour votre voyage, et plus particulièrement Zurich ! Relaxation et bonne humeur sont à la clé car Zurich, ville charmante située dans la partie allemande de la Suisse, a raflé la deuxième place dans le classement des villes en termes qualité de vie (elle est aussi dans le top 5 des villes […]
Unité d’habitation buildings were designed by French architect Le Corbusier. In 1920, Corbusier started to develop the type apartment which became very influential in 20th century modernism and contemporary residential design in Europe. Well worth a visit.
The Unité d’habitation (Housing Unit) is a modernist residential housing design principle developed by Le Corbusier, with the collaboration of painter-architect Nadir Afonso. The concept formed the basis of several housing developments designed by him throughout Europe with this name. The most famous of these developments is located in south Marseille.
Study Break Research Notes: “Chromophobia” – David Batchelor 2000 Why is there a lack of colour in urban design? Why are buildings normally grey, white and beige? The book ‘Chromophobia’ makes a great attempt at answering these questions. Key Points: There is significant prejudice against colour in Western culture. All prejudices mask some kind of fear […]
Modern architects have begun circling the charred remains of Notre…