The teacup principle

This is the 9th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 9. The teacup principle Today is not the first time I've written about this principle here. I first discussed it four years ago, within an article inspired... Continue Reading →

Community

This is the 9th instalment in a series of 10 articles where we attempt to categorise chronologically and thematically the list of things you will need to start your architecture practice, and furnish it with the glimpses of insight we've accrued during the first three years of our architecture practice, Mihaly Slocombe. 9. Community When:... Continue Reading →

Good design knows no boundaries

The process of writing How to steal like an architect last year, a series of 10 articles based on Austin Kleon's How to steal like an artist, made me consider other lessons learned over the years. What further lessons would I teach my younger self, given the opportunity? 20. Good design knows no boundaries An article in The Age earlier... Continue Reading →

Sting like a bee

The process of writing How to steal like an architect last year, a series of 10 articles based on Austin Kleon's How to steal like an artist, made me consider other lessons learned over the years. What further lessons would I teach my younger self, given the opportunity? 19. Sting like a bee The design of great buildings,... Continue Reading →

Learn from your body

The process of writing How to steal like an architect last year, a series of 10 articles based on Austin Kleon's How to steal like an artist, made me consider other lessons learned over the years. What further lessons would I teach my younger self, given the opportunity? 18. Learn from your body Your body can teach you... Continue Reading →

A building has six elevations

The process of writing How to steal like an architect last year, a series of 10 articles based on Austin Kleon's How to steal like an artist, made me consider other lessons learned over the years. What further lessons would I teach my younger self, given the opportunity? 17. A building has six elevations There... Continue Reading →

Stick with it until the end

The process of writing How to steal like an architect last year, a series of 10 articles based on Austin Kleon's How to steal like an artist, made me consider other lessons learned over the years. What further lessons would I teach my younger self, given the opportunity? 16. Stick with it until the end A piece of... Continue Reading →

Create a hierarchy of ideas

The process of writing How to steal like an architect last year, a series of 10 articles based on Austin Kleon's How to steal like an artist, made me consider other lessons learned over the years. What further lessons would I teach my younger self, given the opportunity? 15. Create a hierarchy of ideas Another lesson gathered from... Continue Reading →

It’s okay not to know the punchline

The process of writing How to steal like an architect last year, a series of 10 articles based on Austin Kleon's How to steal like an artist, made me consider other lessons learned over the years. What further lessons would I teach my younger self, given the opportunity? 14. It's okay not to know the punchline Teaching a... Continue Reading →

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