Monthly Archives: June 2013
Keeping with the spirit of Anon’s post from yesterday, I love Graphic Design. I think that its something that architects enjoy dabbling in because of its relative immediacy (it’s so quick compared to buildings!). And I totally agree that, generally, we need to step back and let the experts take over, (Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Beirut, […]
TYPEFACE BELL CENTENNIAL: Can architects really moonlight as graphic designers and landscape architects?
Ink Traps and Dot Gain For years I had assumed that I could be a graphic designer. Never mind you that I’ve never had any training in graphic design nor worked professionally as a graphic designer, I just knew in my fingers that what I was doing was as good, if not better, […]
A recent conversation with Anon got me thinking about our preoccupation (as architects) with black clothing. We’re all familiar with the pervasiveness of the all-black architect’s attire. I’m pretty sure my instructor last semester, Meejin Yoon, never wore anything that wasn’t black to studio. I guess that means getting dressed in the morning is pretty […]
The workshop is busy! Today we went to visit the Sifang Collective on the outskirts of Nanjing. It was interesting, but maybe not for the reasons one would expect. Its a complex of about 20 buildings done by various, (mostly) famous architects: Steven Holl, Arata Isozaki, Wang Shu, Ai Weiwei, etc. The project was begun […]
Architects Making Weird Stuff: I think I may be the last person to learn about the Ostrich Pillow. Made by architects for everyone who wants to take a nap, the Ostrich Pillow generated 75K in Kickstarter Funds last fall and may be on its way to becoming a mainstay in next fall’s studio equipment list. […]
Every summer – and every January – MIT offers a few workshops to exotic destinations. I’ve watched my friends go to Japan, Fiji, El Salvador, Colombia, France, Italy, and a host of other places. Today I’m leaving for a three week trip to Nanjing for a workshop with Southeast University (SEU). Should be good!