INTRODUCTION Despite designing a range of high-profile, iconic buildings, Rem Koolhaas is outspoken in his dislike of a specific typology and the concept of the “starchitect” – a successful architect who is hired to design a building in their own signature style. Becoming defensive over the idea of working as a “starchitect” on the CCTV… Read More A NEW URBAN
While speaking to a group of architectural students at Columbia University in 1961, Le Corbusier once said “I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.” Like most students of architecture, I take this position as gospel and will always opt to draw an idea, rather than describe it. And… Read More I PREFER FILMING TO DRAWING. FILMING IS SLOWER, BUT LEAVES MORE ROOM FOR LIES.
After speaking to Ian McKnight of Hall McKnight Architects, I have decided that I seldom critique my own work objectively, a tool that McKnight credits the success of his work during his postgraduate studies to. Looking back at my projects to date, the designs seem clumsy. I seem to spend the majority of the design process justifying… Read More post-(CLAIM) analysis
I have an essay hand-in due in two days and it is going perfectly. That is, if you ignore the fact that I am writing with no real direction, meaning or precision, about a subject that I struggle to even comprehend. You see, in my third year of architecture school, I am still trying to find… Read More a_newer_urban.doc