Designed for adults of all ages, Blockitecture is a collection of hexagonal blocks that are capable of nesting together in a variety of formations. The unique design of the blocks create cantilevers that are often found in contemporary architecture.
Architects make beautiful drawings, but that does not mean we are the best communicators. Tim Culvahouse, FAIA of Culvahouse Consulting has a column at AIA California Council addressing just that. His opening conversation, Divergent Mindsets, looks at the psychological difference between Architects and Non-Architects.
Cranbrook Master of Architecture Student (and fellow Drury HSA Alumnus), Kurt Brethauer, is taking his master thesis on the road this summer and needs your support. Smooth Operator is a souped up ’89 Ford Econoline van that serves a dual purpose as a personal living space and public observation deck.
It is time for architects to sharpen their pencils and look at the value our practices bring to the new economy as service professionals. Who better to look at the future, than current graduate architecture students and their professional practice …
Our friends over at Public Interest Design unleashed their Global Public Interest Design 100 earlier this week.
Last year, the American Institute of Architects introduced the Repositioning the Institute Initiative. The initial year-long research effort undertaken by Laplaca Cohen was to help “us (the AIA members) hear each other better, talk more effectively with one another across generations, and, finally, communicate with our collaborators and with the public audiences we serve.”
Public Interest Design is not a new term, but it is definitely one that is gaining ground.