Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Its untarnised beauty and elementary power were regarded with repect in many cultures, admired and revered in religions and mythologies. Today we rediscover its fundamental value and essential role in the environment, climate and life of this planet." to find out more...
Passage and Image from http://www.dreiseitl.de/en/index.html
Monday, July 24, 2006
Image from http://www.bcarc.com/projects/annie/00.html
Passage from http://archrecord.construction.com/archrecord2/design/design.asp
"I want finally to address in some detail," Caplan said toward the end of this talk, "a role that I call 'the designer as exotic menial.' He is exotic because of the presumed mystery inherent in what he does, and menial because whatever he does is required only for relatively low-level objectives, to be considered only after the real business decisions are made. And although this is a horrendous misuse of the designer and of the design process, it is in my experience always done with the designer's collusion."
It's 25 years later. Has anything really changed?" to find out more...
Passage from http://www.designobserver.com/archives/010963.html
Passage from http://www.nextd.org/06/index.html
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
The purpose of this set of resources is to try to cross-pollinate the notion of place across disciplines. Philosophy, for example (my own discipline), has much to learn from the way that other disciplines conceive of place, even as those disciplines have drawn on the resources of philosophy in order to reflect on place.
There is no real attempt at a definition here, except perhaps by extension."
Passage from http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/place/
Monday, July 17, 2006
Sunday, July 16, 2006
''Styles'' once accomplished soon become yard-sticks for the blind, crutches for the lame, the recourse of the impotent,
As humanity develops there will be less recourse to the ''styles'' and more style,—for the development of humanity is a matter of greater creative power for the individual—more of that quality in each that was once painfully achieved by the whole. A richer variety in unity is, therefore, a rational hope." to find out more...
Passage from http://archrecord.construction.com/InTheCause/onTheState/0412flw.asp
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Image & Passage from http://www.wulf-partner.de/dna/381_home_english.html
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Passage & Image from http://www.domusweb.it/domus2k6/source/contents/item.cfm?type=FTR&ID=56939&lingua=_eng
What if education is free and it all depends on you and your determination? We have now the OCW from MIT that shares it's course material and topics to the world. This is civilization to me. For the chinese version of 麻省理工學院「開放式課程網頁」 and 建築學 .
"The Department of Architecture, established in 1865, is the oldest architecture department in the United States and is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the U.S. It is a place where the individual creativity of a student can be cultivated and nurtured in a framework that is humanistically, socially, and environmentally responsible."  to find out more...
Passage  from http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Architecture/index.htm
"At the heart of the city, the Guthrie is a machine for capturing and radiating the enveloping vistas. It condenses the landscape that unfolds around it.
The exterior is a composition of metal and glass that evokes industrial forms, rendered in a modern way. The large circular form of the thrust theater echoes the area’s adjacent grain silos, while the towering rectangular structure of the proscenium theater is in harmony with nearby flour mills.At dusk, the exterior walls flicker with the ghosts of great dramatic moments played out on the Guthrie stage. Barely discernible, these urban memories inhabit the facade. They stir in the dark shadows of twilight, when evening descends and the theater comes to life." to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://www.arcspace.com/architects/nouvel/guthrie/guthrie.html
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
"This blog has been set up as an extension of a free weekly e-mail we've been sending out for over 5 years. It is our intention to raise the level of design by exposing ourselves to the examples set by others (both good and bad). We sincerely hope you will think, reflect, learn and raise the bar (or at least bring some insight and/or intelligent conversation that might have been overlooked) on the project in which you are currently engaged. The thoughtful evolution of the design of our cities and built environment is dependant upon the engaged critical thinking of its design professionals. " to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://eyecandy-webcandy.blogspot.com/
"The collective creative spirit is directed toward expressing an idea or unifying concept, comprehensively and honestly addressing all aspects of the project, and considering efficiency, effect on human health, and reuse. Our work embraces its physical, social, and aesthetic potential while seeking to make a real contribution to our clients' needs and the built environment.
We work with a team approach and a highly articulated, inclusive workshop process to reveal the greatest insights about every project. Our team utilizes every tool available, from rough sketches and traditional models to sophisticated modeling software, to help reveal the best possible alternatives..
Gould Evans is a learning organization, committed to continuing the preparation of emerging professionals in support of our profession. IG:AP is a formal mentorship program designed to encourage education and communication among all associates as an avenue towards firm-wide improvement." to find out more....
passage from http://www.gouldevans.com/
Monday, July 10, 2006
As Architects we are positioned to inspire our communities and our business leaders to integrate and collaborate and work across disciplines, to create a healthy and sustainable Canada.
I invite you to join me on the journey of integrating our leadership and vision into the heart of our communities and our Institute." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.raic.org/raic/about_us/presidentmessage_e.htm
Upon passing the Part 3 Examination, one may become a member of PAM and register with LAM as an Architect." to find out more...
"To appear for the Joint LAM-PAMPart I & II Exemption Examination
(Application form is available from LAM. The examination is held once a year and the closing date is 15 August of every year) "to find out more...
"Under Section 4(1) of the Architects Act 1967, the Board is responsible for determining the standard for entry into the architectural profession and conducting examinations related thereto. The examinations are conducted by the Achitectural Examination Council Malaysia. The relevant examinations are as follows :-
"1. Part I and II Examination
This examination is aimed to assess graduates from architectural programmes yet to be recognised by the Board.For further information, please refer to the Handbook for the Part I and II Examination."to find out more...
Image from http://www.pam.org.my/career_guidance.asp
Passage  from http://www.pam.org.my/career_guidance.asp
Passage  from http://www.lam.gov.my/architects.html
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Guggenheim Museum,Spain by Frank Gehry
Jewish Museum, Berlin by Daniel Libeskind
Casa Mila, Barcelona by Antonio Gaudi
Auditorium Building, Chicago by Louis Sullivan
Maison de Verre, Paris by Pierre Chareau
Thermal Baths, Vals by Peter Zumthor
Sourced from http://archidose.blogspot.com/2006/07/un-film-de.html
"Charles Gwathmey faces a delicate task in the renovation of Paul Rudolph's famed brutalist masterpiece--The Art and Architecture Building at Yale University. NYT" sourced from archinect...
Image from http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/rudolph/rudolph.html
Friday, July 07, 2006
"form Z is a general purpose 3D modeler, which combines surface and solids modeling, and includes drafting and rendering, all in a single integrated package. Its users come from all design fields, including illustrators, animators, movie makers, special effects designers, architects, urban designers, landscape architects, interior designers, product and industrial designers, engineers, and even attorneys and doctors. Through the form Z Joint Study program, form Z is also used at about two hundred Universities worldwide to educate novice design professionals. " to find out more...
Passage from http://www.academicsuperstore.com/market/marketdisp.html?PartNo=727446
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Top 10 Sources publishes lists of the best ten blogs (or RSS feeds) on a variety of subjects. We show you the best blogs on sports, entertainment, science, people, finance … you name it. And our pages are dynamic, always full of new, fresh content, thanks to RSS technology." to find out more...
The top ten source of architecture here.
Passage from http://www.toptensources.com/about/
sourced from http://www.archidose.org/Jul06/070306.html
image from http://www.archidose.org/Jul06/070306f-pic.html
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Images from http://www.arcspace.com/architects/calatrava/hag_exhibition/hag_exhibition.html
Monday, July 03, 2006
Image & Passage from http://archinect.com/news/article.php?id=40787_0_24_0_C
Image from http://www.arkitera.com/project.php?action=displayProject&amp;ID=94&year=&aID=651