Bad architecture drives out good

Sir Thomas Gresham by Anthonis Mor van Dashorst (1565) What is it? A paraphrasing of Gresham's Law, an economic principle proposed in the 16th Century by adviser to Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Thomas Gresham. The law, bad money drives out good, described the devaluation of the precious metal content in circulating coins. When new, low... Continue Reading →

New Technologies: New Processes

What was it?A round-table discussion held at BMW Edge last Thursday, part of the Agenda series courtesy of the University of Melbourne’s faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. It followed on from Gregg Pasquarelli's excellent Dean's Lecture held earlier in the week, discussed here, and addressed the changing role of technology in design and construction.Chaired by Professor Donald Bates,... Continue Reading →

Out of Practice

Dunescape by SHoP Architects, New York, 2000 What was it? The second Dean's Lecture for 2013, courtesy of the University of Melbourne’s faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Held on Tuesday night last week, the speaker was Gregg Pasquarelli, one of the five founding directors of SHoP Architects based in New York. He presented a selection of... Continue Reading →

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