Film review: Ad Astra

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine and I caught up to see a film. We're both fans of the science fiction genre, so the much-hyped Ad Astra was an easy choice. We had heard murmurings that this might be the new Interstellar, which stirred giddy excitement, but sought to curb our enthusiasm... Continue Reading →

Redefining success

In March this year, stories on Dezeen and the Architects' Journal revealed the existence of unpaid and gruelling internships at the office of Japanese architect Junya Ishigami.[1][2] A leaked email offer stipulated thirteen hour days and six day weeks, and required interns to bring their own computers and software. The article was inspired by the... Continue Reading →

From CAD to BIM

Earlier this year I shared a list of ten rules for exceptional documentation. The rules were codified following years of experience working with AutoCAD and one or two of its brethren, beginning in my university days and persisting across practices and decades. During that time, I perfected all the fiddly things that a well-rounded drawing set... Continue Reading →

ArchiTeam 2018 member survey – part 2

This article was written on behalf of ArchiTeam, Australia’s leading representative of small, medium and emerging architects, in my role as director. Between late September and early October last year, ArchiTeam conducted a substantial survey of our members. Though we've conducted member surveys in the past and gather membership data in the insurance forms you fill... Continue Reading →

ArchiTeam 2018 member survey – part 1

This article was written on behalf of ArchiTeam, Australia's leading representative of small, medium and emerging architects, in my role as director. Between late September and early October last year, ArchiTeam conducted a substantial survey of our members. We received responses from 153 of you, or 22% of our membership at the time. Though we've... Continue Reading →

Follow the rules, and then don’t

I enjoy documenting. I enjoy the design thinking that goes into good detailing, the artfulness of laying out a page, the methodical assembly of a rigorous documentation set. As the years have passed, I have codified a list of ten rules for exceptional documentation. Some have been bestowed upon me by peers like perfect golden nuggets... Continue Reading →

Bury an Easter egg

I enjoy documenting. I enjoy the design thinking that goes into good detailing, the artfulness of laying out a page, the methodical assembly of a rigorous documentation set. As the years have passed, I have codified a list of ten rules for exceptional documentation. Some have been bestowed upon me by peers like perfect golden nuggets... Continue Reading →

Check, double check, triple check

I enjoy documenting. I enjoy the design thinking that goes into good detailing, the artfulness of laying out a page, the methodical assembly of a rigorous documentation set. As the years have passed, I have codified a list of ten rules for exceptional documentation. Some have been bestowed upon me by peers like perfect golden nuggets... Continue Reading →

Dimension backwards

I enjoy documenting. I enjoy the design thinking that goes into good detailing, the artfulness of laying out a page, the methodical assembly of a rigorous documentation set. As the years have passed, I have codified a list of ten rules for exceptional documentation. Some have been bestowed upon me by peers like perfect golden nuggets... Continue Reading →

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