10 January 2018
M.Arch Jury Week Keynote Lectures (Emergent Technology)
Throughout history, master builders have discovered expressive forms through the constraints of economy, efficiency and elegance. There is much to learn from the structural principles they developed. Novel design tools that extend traditional graphic methods to three dimensions allow designers to...
By arranging small flat pieces of stone by hand to form patterns and images, Portugal created one of its most iconic symbols: the ‘calçada portuguesa’, or Portuguese pavement. Monocle 24’s Carlota Rebelo mulls over the path that the craft has taken.
Source by Monocle 24: Monocle on Design
Lecture date: 2013-02-19
This lecture will present new computational form-finding approaches for exploring 3D equilibrium shapes, by understanding Gothic masonry vaults. Through the use of intuitive graphical methods, the designer gains control over the exploration of form, which blurs the boundaries between funicular (compression-only) and free-form design. Several projects will...
Meaningful architecture, for me, always relays a story. It’s fundamental that it conveys something about a place, a specific time, a person or a family. It must have an opinion, an attitude. Architecture doesn’t have to be an explicit rendering of that idea; rather it can be discovered over...
A primer on modern shingle options: steel, copper, zinc, and stone. What you need to know to employ these contemporary materials in your project. I discuss the material properties of each, design considerations, installation caveats offering examples of each.
Architects featured (in order): Carney Logan Burke, Lake | Flato, Sage...
In this video I walk you through a few of my favorite materials, details and building systems - from exposed framing, to rainscreen walls to porcelain tile and soapstone - this list is always evolving and changing. The themes remain the same: simple, utilitarian, long-lasting materials and systems trump...
More at: http://thirtybyforty.com/blog/
In this video I review the basics of choosing limestone tile, sizing, gauging, and finishes. For a listing of the products I mentioned in the video along with my recommendations, please visit http://thirtybyforty.com/product-review-limestone/
Please watch: "Inside My Sketchbook + An Architect's Sketching Tools"
Wednesday November 13, 2013
Willem Jan Neutelings, Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Completed in 2010, Neutelings Riedijk's nine-story Museum aan de Stroom (MAS), or City Museum of Antwerp, was built to house and conserve the Belgian city's heritage, catalyze development between the center and its famous port, and signal the former financial...
Client: Songyang Dadongba County Government
Gross Floor Area: 2573.57m2
Building Foot Print: 674.5m2
The village of Shicang, whose residents belong to a Hakka ethnic group, is located in a narrow valley in the south of Songyang County. The Hakka are also referred to as ‘guests’, since they migrated here as refugees...
Introduced by Robert Magurian, Peter Zumthor discusses the experience of space through building and materials, stressing the cultural importance of elemental materials such as stone and wood (“madeira, madre, material”).
Zumthor reflects on his own practice and his quest for design which relies on recalling experiences of spaces, places and...