Show it don’t say it

This is the 18th 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. 18. Show it don't say it This is another subject I've discussed previously. It first popped up almost three years ago, arriving 21st in a series of lessons to... Continue Reading →

MAXXI Museum

What is it? The MAXXI National Museum of Art from the 21st Century is a recently completed and much lauded project by Zaha Hadid in Rome. So far, it has won the 2010 RIBA Stirling Prize and, just last month, the 2010 World Architecture Festival World Building of the Year award, both prestigious and well-contested accolades.... Continue Reading →

A Forest for a Moon Dazzler

What is it? A house in Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica, by architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe for his mother. It was presented last week at the World Architecture Festival, deservedly winning its category. What do we think? The plan and section are both straightforward and easy to understand, the former shaped by use - living, sleeping... Continue Reading →

2010 World Architecture Festival – an overview

What is it? The third installment of the annual World Architecture Festival, running in Barcelona since 2008 under the creative direction of Paul Finch. It comprises seminars, an exhibition and project presentations by architects who have entered the festival awards programme. What do we think? We had the good fortune of witnessing high quality projects... Continue Reading →

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