Ever wondered why some of the world’s most recognisable architects today decided to become architects in the first place? Well wonder no more. The Roca London Gallery, designed by one of the featured architects, Zaha Hadid, is currently holding a free exhibition entitled Childhood ReCollections: Memory In Design. When asked “what or who inspires you?” … More Childhood Recollections: Memory In Design
Source: archdaily In mid-July, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe declared that ZHA’s design for a New National stadium would not be completed and that plans for the Tokyo Olympics-Paralympics stadium would “start from zero.” In response Zaha Hadid Architects has just issued a press release and a link to a 23-minute video presentation. The video, ZHA explains, “outline[s] in detail the … More Zaha Hadid Architects Release Video Presentation and Report on New National Stadium in Tokyo
Bjarke Ingels Group has started a kickstarter fund to create the world’s first steam ring generator. BIG, known for their “hedonistic and sustainable” architectural designs, are one of the most prominent architecture firms today. This kickstarter is aimed at sourcing help from the masses to fund the steam ring generator of the Amager Resource Center, which … More BIG launches Kickstarter for world’s cleanest power plant!
Put down your pencils boys and girls and pick up that stylus, because the future of sketching is now. In our gloss of Representation + Interpretation, we postulated on what it means to be somewhere, but to a deeper extent, we took a close, albeit biased, look at the virtual world vs the physical world. In … More Morpholio Journal. The Future of Sketching.
Source: Dezeen Zaha Hadid Architects says its design for the Tokyo stadium design should be revised rather than scrapped, to avoid missing the immovable deadline of the 2020 Olympics. Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has issued a statement to “set the record straight” over accusations that its design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium led to spiralling … More Zaha Hadid says Japan ignored warnings over Olympic Stadium construction costs.
Toki is a design collective of two recent Howard University graduates (shout out to our alma mater!). The pair consists of Toluwalase Rufai (@tolu_r) and Khai Grubbs (@khaitect).Set in an abandoned building near Rhode Island Metro, this is the second installment in their ongoing Synth Series. We would be lying if we said this isn’t impressive. … More Architects make Art. Synth Series by TOKI
What better way to get started than by first explaining what the hell a whisky (no that’s not a misspelling) is. Hopefully this will give you a good base for beginning your own exploration into what you will see is a large and vast world of whisky. If not, at the very least you will … More What’s A Whisky?
Read Part I Here. Read Part II Here. In the sci-fi thriller, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dominick Cobb, a professional thief and former architect who, along with his partner Arthur, specialises in stealing secrets from his victims by infiltrating their dreams; a process known as extraction. We are introduced to the pair on their latest mission, … More Representation + Interpretation Part III
Source: Archsmarter I write a lot about digital technology and automation here on ArchSmarter, but deep down inside, I have a soft spot for all things analog. I still build physical models. I carry a Moleskine notebook with me everywhere. I also recently bought a Crosley record player. I can listen to any kind of … More Are Computers Bad for Architecture?
Read Part I Here. In this 4 part essay I will attempt to situate “the representation and interpretation of being” and what it means – or rather could mean – in regards to reality (and to a further extent, architecture), through the use of various scholars and thinkers, but more relevantly, through the use of … More Representation + Interpretation Part II