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North Korean’s Architect and Designer’s Vision Of The Future

North Korean’s Architect and Designer’s Vision Of The Future

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North Korea, also known as the Hermit Kingdom is the most isolated country in the world. Ironically, in a Godless country, the only God is their beloved leader Kim Jong Un. As part of a project with the Koryo Tour group, an architect working in North Korea was asked to design buildings suitable for sustainable […]

15th Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class, Australia [ Sign Up Now ]

15th Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class, Australia [ Sign Up Now ]

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The fifteenth Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class will take place 05 – 19 July 2015. The first week will be held at the magnificent Boyd Education Centre ‘Riversdale’, on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, south of Sydney – the building designed by Glenn Murcutt (with his wife Wendy Lewin and Reg Lark) has […]





We Shape Our Buildings and Afterwards, Our Buildings Shape Us

We Shape Our Buildings and Afterwards, Our Buildings Shape Us

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What do you see? What is above the woman’s head? What element is the backdrop? Researchers showed this image to people from East Africa, almost all of those took part in the experiment said the lady was balancing a box on her head, in an African culture where there are few angular visual cues, the […]

2014 Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class

2014 Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class

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Group tutorial with Glenn Murcutt at ‘Riversdale’, the Boyd Education Centre, overlooking the Shoalhaven River, participants from Guatemala, Madagascar, Australia and Canada. Applications are now being received for the fourteenth annual Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class that will take place 06 – 22 July at Glenn Murcutt’s ‘Master Work’, the Boyd Education Centre south […]

Architecture And The Six Senses

Architecture And The Six Senses

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Looks like a very good thesis topic. In a world were buildings are predominantly judged by what they look like, how does someone without sight measure whether a building is a good one or a bad one? Beyond Appearances – Architecture and the senses Julian Treasure: Why architects need to use their ears Watch the […]

Shanghai and Dubai Now and Then

Shanghai and Dubai Now and Then

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My friend forwarded me a Microsoft Office PowerPoint slides on Dubai, within a span of 10 years UAE’s Dubai managed to transform itself from a desert to a big city, a semi-empty big city filled with foreigners to be exact. Shanghai on the other hand is still growing at a rapid pace, perhaps too fast […]

God And Architecture

God And Architecture

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Image Source: Wired New York “The roof (Guggenheim Museum) was made of glass so that the god could see the paintings from up in heaven.” – When In Rome (Movie) Image Source: Assabile This reminds me of Yusof Islam, also known as Cat Steven most notable for his song – “The First Cut is the […]

To be or not to be an Architect!

To be or not to be an Architect!

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Image Source and Copyright : Andrews McMeel Publishing Hello, I have been reading your blog for quite sometime now, and your recent entry- Architecture – A Glimpse Into My Past, described about some similarity in both of our situation. It is exactly what I have to face at this moment, kept crying wishing my mother […]

The Automobile Home of the Great Depression

The Automobile Home of the Great Depression

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They call it the car for everyman, Henry Ford himself calls it the car for the great multitude and it is functional and simple, like your sewing machine or your cast iron stove. You can learn to drive it less than a day, and you can get any colour you want so long as it […]

The Challenge of Building Democracy in Architecture

The Challenge of Building Democracy in Architecture

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Frank Lloyd Wright was jailed for a day because of his comment on the federal building. I couldn’t agree more on what Frank Lloyd Wright said, no government building should emulate any past civilization and their architecture, federal buildings should make no specific ethnic reference. Democratic architecture is the keyword. Putrajaya in Malaysia is a […]

Iconography and the Problem of Form-Making in Architecture

Iconography and the Problem of Form-Making in Architecture

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Concept in architecture should be abstract, the theme or idea should not derive from a physical object. Selling an architecture idea that was extruded from a existing object is a wrong move, I have to admit that famous architects tend to do this due to the sellable idea to the broader public. Iconography is a […]

Tadao Ando Official Website

Tadao Ando Official Website

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Correct me if I am wrong, I believe that the web address www.tadaoando.com and www.tadaoando.net do not belongs to Tadao Ando. I checked with the whois info online and found that it was actually registered by a Korean guy, kind of weird. I once read that the Japanese are not so into the internet compare […]