Monthly Archives: September 2013

Zaha Hadid at DAC

This summer, I visited Danish Architecture Centre and saw Zaha Hadid’s first solo exhibit in Scandinavia.  What has stuck with me the most is the field of pristine white models placed on pedestals in the largest exhibition room. Set up in this way, you can readily see the evolution of one line of investigation as […]

RE-CONFIGURATION: Phone Bloks and Inaqui Carnicero

In case you missed it, this past Friday as a part of our architecture design lecture series we had Spanish architect Inaqui Carnicero (of Pitch House fame) in the AVT. We actually had a lot of amazing lectures this week- I also especially enjoyed Francine Houben of Mecanoo and Landscape Architect/Planner Fadi Masoud. Inaqui introduced […]

GOOGLE STREET VIEW: A New American Picture

A lot is made of the way that architects are educated. I can’t count the number of times that I’ve heard some version of: “architectural thinking can be applied to any problem.” As I’ve wrestled with this idea over the years – at times feeling that it diminishes other professions or overstates our capacity – […]

Robots and Virtual Reality

Bot and Dolly is a multi-disciplinary robotics studio in San Francisco. They use architectural 3-D animation and modeling software like Maya, Rhino, and Grasshopper to connect physical space with digital space using robots, cameras, and projectors. Check out the mind blowing video below. To me, this video shows that the space between digital and physical […]

The Interview. Or, when you get to drive the conversation.

I love reading, watching, and listening to  interviews. Perhaps it started when I was just a toddler, but I’ve always been one to ask a lot of questions because I have this insatiable curiosity about almost everything. Lately I’ve been bingeing on the Arch Daily interviews as well as going through the Guardian’s Great Interviews of […]

BUSINESS CARDS AND FOLLOW UPS: Networking for Architects?

This week, I attended an energy conference at the MIT media lab as a poster presenter (how I got to be there has to do with Anon’s post on applying applying applying here). At first, I was vaguely annoyed that i was going to lose valuable working time to stand around talking to people. But […]

The Paper Architecture of Brodsky and Utkin: How building construction and fantasy coalesce.

I recently stumbled across the drawings by Alex Brodsky and Ilya Utkin during my web browsing. Both were Russians and I’m not sure if they actually ever built things, but they produced a lot of paper architecture, i.e. projects that spring up, mostly, from fantasy and the delight in drawing experience. Back in the 1970s […]