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Interview with Jan Glasmeier, a.gor.a architects

a.gor.a architects was founded in 2012 by Albert Company Olmo, Jan Glasmeier, and Line Ramstad.  a.gor.a architects are based in Mae Sot, Thailand, and are working with marginalised groups, community based organisations, and NGO’s along the Thai-Burma Border.  Besides working on several school projects, a.gor.a architects have teamed up with a local construction group Gyaw […]

Architects who Build – Interview with Clinton Cole

Clinton Cole is the founder of Sydney based Architecture & building practice CplusC. As both a registered Architect and licensed Builder, Clinton does not separate Architecture or design from the craft of building. I recently interviewed Clinton who contributed to an article entitled ‘Why Architects Need To Get Back Onto The Construction Site’. Below is my […]

Architects Gone Rogue!

Practicing architects and students of architecture are notorious for changing direction or leaving the field to venture into other creative industries. But that doesn’t mean those hours in the studio were a waste. Indeed, whatever their reason for leaving the profession, these trained architects often find that the urge to improve their environment persists throughout […]

Architects and Gaming

We spend a collective 7 billion hours a week playing games. Why? Because gaming fulfills the innate human need to overcome obstacles. I have always wondered why architects are so into gaming. When playing a game we spend 80% of our time failing and facing the fear of loss and death. Sounds a little like […]

Philippe Block: Bricks Don’t Lie

A theme that was explored by various architects at the 2012 Architecture Biennale in Venice was the exploration of finding inspiration from past precedents in architecture. Philippe Block recently came to Sydney to talk about this and his application of modern technology including parametric modelling. Throughout university I avoided all discourse surrounding parametrics because I felt that the agenda of many students was to develop an impressive image or aesthetic as opposed applying the process in a more meaningful context.

Interview with Thomas Bailey, Room11

I recently had to opportunity to interview Thomas Bailey from the collaborative architecture office of Room11. Located in Hobart and Melbourne, Australia, Room11 was founded in 2005 by Nathan Crump, James Wilson, Aaron Roberts and Thomas Bailey.

Interview with Peter Ho, PHOOEY Architects

PHOOEY Architects are a young, enthusiastic and progressive design practice from Melbourne, Australia. Their portfolio extends from large scale master planning to small scale furniture design. They explore architecture which advocates for environmental, social and cultural awareness and consideration. PHOOEY Architects genuinely and actively explore the use of recycled materials while minimising consumption waste. Directed […]

10 Inspiring Architecture TED Talks

TED Talks on Architecture Following on from my previous post, highlighting the Speech to Harvard Architecture Graduates by TED’s curator Chris Anderson I thought it would be appropriate to highlight some of the most popular TED Talks on Architecture, Here were some of Chris Anderson’s favouirte TED Talks on Architecture: Thomas Heatherwick – Building the […]

Harvard Graduate Speech – Chris Anderson

Having recently graduated, I found Chris Anderson’s speech to Harvard Architecture Graduates incredibly valuable. Anderson, is a former  magazine publisher and journalist from England. He founded the TED (Technology – Entertainment – Design) conferences in 2001 through a nonprofit foundation. TED aims to help solve global problems through media, technology, and entrepreneurship. Anderson discussed three […]

Interview with Belinda Tato, Ecosistema Urbano

ecosistema urbano focuses on the research and ecological design of new architecture projects, utilising their team of architects and engineers to create projects that are sustainable and innovative. Belinda Tato and her team have received over 15 awards for their projects since 2000 in both national and international design competitions including the European Acknowledgement Award from the […]