But polling suggests that devotees of contemporary architecture are overwhelmingly in the minority: aside from monuments, few of the public’s favorite structures are from the postwar period. Another thing you will often hear from design-school types is that contemporary architecture is honest It doesn’t rely on the forms and usages of the past, and it is not interested in coddling you and your dumb feelings. After all, blobitecture ”—which, we regret to say, is a real school of contemporary architecture—is created using complicated computer-driven algorithms!
Try telling that to architects and their acolytes, though, and you’ll get an earful about why your feeling is misguided, the product of some embarrassing misconception about architectural principles. Downtown Boston is generally an attractive place, with old buildings and a waterfront and a beautiful public garden. In my work I find myself both designing for the built world and exploring its relationship to the cultural, environmental and socioeconomic conditions that it will inhabit.”
Our role was to establish the architectural expression of the building, lifting it to the status of a major civic institution, linking the Crick to other nearby landmarks and creating a world class centre for interdisciplinary research.” We advocate the role of the model in the design process by bringing together craftsmanship with artistic vision, intelligence of approach and a continued exploration of new materials and techniques. STUDIO Architecture is excited to partner with John Rex Charter School and the Myriad Gardens Foundation to renovate the McGee Center at the Crystal Bridge, creating a new Launch Pad for Learning and Discovery for John Rex Middle School.
It’s always exciting to watch an installation on one of our projects, especially these custom-designed steel display canopies over the dining bars at our #CrossNeighborhood project at #OU. Join a team of architects, archaeologists and historians to get a hands-on experience using real skills and techniques common to both Mackintosh and architects today. Become an architect for a day with Scotland’s Urban Past to get a hands-on experience using real skills and techniques common to both Mackintosh and architects today!
Place schools at the heart of new cultural regeneration projects. In this talk we hear from two people who actively engage in this mode of practice to open a discussion about designing agency. ‘…the act of architecture has been reduced to a zone comprising the few hundred millimetres of a building’s envelope, the building itself – mass, floor plate, programme and so on – having been defined long before in the formulas of developers’ spreadsheets’ – Sam Jacob, Dezeen, 16.01.2014.
We invite you to follow our global trail whilst exploring, documenting, and reflecting on the public spaces most important to you. Architect Killjoys hosts a transitory, unrecorded space for those in the architectural ecosystem to air criticism of the industry’s institutions. The second (‘ Spatial Synesthesia ‘ Architecture Fringe 2017) explored sound and representation via a single building within the city (S).
Exploring Architecture / Space / Sound; how sound influences the atmosphere and sense of a space; how the architecture of a space influences the sound; and how these affect / effect our sense(s) of that space. We will speculate on the process and wider factors that led to these spaces before giving each destination the common decency of an evidenced ‘fair hearing’. His creative practice mobilises the beauty of Blackness and being as a method of decolonising approaches to architecture and placemaking for the enrichment of all lives in our cities.
Bear Makes is a design practice set up by architect and maker Anna Wynne. Spoon carving live: An opportunity to watch an architect carve a spoon, have a go yourself and engage in conversation about timber detailing in Scottish contemporary architecture and design. Through its existing holdings, redevelopment projects and ongoing acquisitions, the University’s opaque bureaucracies are dictating the aesthetic and spatial trajectory of our shared environment.
An evening of cross-disciplinary co-operation and debate on public procurement and how the construction industry can deliver a better quality built environment. Soon a design dubbed ‘The Hobbit House’ will create a new concert arena to replace the Ross Bandstand, with improved access to the Gardens and Castle Rock. Another Perspective is hosting an evening at Project Cafe to trace people of diversity and create the variety of CAD blocks that are currently missing.
Come with Johnny Rodger, Professor of Urban Literature at Glasgow School of Art, on an audio trail exploring past, present and future of six very different buildings – from ornate Victorian to minimalist 1960s modernism – in Glasgow city centre. The Messenger by Hilary Jack comprises four site-specific works in the landscape, made in response to the rich history of Mellerstain House, its architecture and the fascinating characters who lived there. In this drop in session participants will contribute to a living memory box that will be used as research into the key elements that inform the designs of homes for all our futures.
This group show features the work of friends, collaborators and architects from the practice, exploring this theme in a variety of different mediums. Hoskins Architects have a preoccupation with creating architecture that is emotive and impacts the senses. This project will be a small sculptural installation land-space within the larger regeneration site in the heart of the city of Edinburgh at Fountainbridge.
Living The Dream is a video work which features the former studio of Bernat Klein designed by Peter Womersley. These stories have been assembled into a play script which takes the form of architectural plan of the building. Ahead of the Citizens Theatre’s imminent redevelopment, memories and experiences of the theatre building have been gathered from over 60 participants.
The project reflects on the contemporary image of the new town in the public imagination and seeks to collaborate with local people to develop solutions to current challenges. Crumble Magazine are holding an afternoon of open discussion to create an architectural ‘magazine wall’ full of your ideas responding to our theme ‘Conflict / Resolution’