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Collage: The Exploitation of Chance and Deliberation

Collage: The Exploitation of Chance and Deliberation Collage is the juxtaposition of disparate things and the twentieth century mode of manifesting paradox ‘par excellence’. —...

Fundamentals of Architecture

delight

Delight is a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment.

Events

Nicholas de Monchaux tonight at The Bartlett

Lecture with Nicholas de Monchaux will take place tonight ahead of DrawingFutures Bartlett International Lecture Series | Autumn 2016 /// Today 10 November | 18.30 – 20.00 /// Christopher Ingold Auditorium ///...

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urban design

Urban design is the aspect of architecture and city planning that deals with the design of urban structures and spaces.

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Environmental design is the ordering of the physical environment by means of architecture, engineering, construction, landscape architecture, urban design, and city planning.

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‘Put-away House’ by Alison and Peter Smithson

'Put-away House' by Alison and Peter Smithson Axonometric of ground floor with furniture added.

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‘Between the Lines’ by Daniel Libeskind

'Between the Lines' by Daniel Libeskind | 1988-9 Jewish museum, Berlin "A diagram of an alphabet of architectural diagrams." ©Studio Daniel Libeskind Check full project here

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American Craftsman house

The American Craftsman style, or the American Arts and Crafts movement, is an American domestic architectural, interior design, landscape design, applied arts, and decorative...

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Etruscan architecture is the architecture of the Etruscan people in centuries B.C., before the rise of Rome. Its construction methods, especially the true stone...

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Freehand Lettering: A quick headstart

Freehand Lettering: A quick headstart Freehand titles and subtitles requiring larger letters can be accomplished easily with markers and felt tip pens. This technique is...

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harmonic progression

A harmonic progression is a sequence of numbers the reciprocals or which form an arithmetic progression.

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deconstructivism

Deconstructivism is a philosophical movement that started in the 1960’s, particularly in the study of literature, questioning traditional assumptions about the ability of language...

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Faux Château

Faux Château is an overly pretentious, historically inaccurate suburban tract house that co-opts 17th century  Provencal French architectural detailing in order to project an "old...

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stressed-skin panel

A stressed-skin panel is a structural panel consisting of plywood facings glued to timber stringers. It is normally used as floor, roof, or wall member...

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Construction drawings, also called contract drawings, or working drawings, are the portion of the contract documents showing in accurate graphic or pictorial form the design,...

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city planning

City planning, also called town planning, or urban planning, is the activity or profession of determining the future physical arrangement and condition of a community,...

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Drawing Futures: Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture

Drawing Futures: Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture Edited by Laura Allen, Bob Sheil, Frédéric Migayrou and Luke Pearson /// published by UCL...

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space planning

Space planning is the aspect of architecture and Interior design that deals with the planning, layout, design, and furnishing of spaces within a proposed...

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‘Faculty of Economics and Management’ by Mecanoo

Faculty of Economics and Management by Mecanoo Utrecht, Holland | 1995 The Faculty of Economics and Management of the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht is part of...

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‘Peckham Library’ by Will Alsop

'Peckham Library' by Will Alsop Peckham, London, UK | 2000 Southwark Council wanted a building that would contribute to the regeneration of the area. The resulting...

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‘Parco della Musica e della Cultura di Firenze’ by ABDR

'Parco della Musica e della Cultura di Firenze' by ABDR Firenze, Italia | 2011 The new Opera Theatre which opened in Florence in December is only...

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ceramic

Ceramic refers to any of various hard brittle, noncorrosive, and non-conductive materials formed by the ionic bonding of a metal and a nonmetal, as brick, concrete,...

Brave Drawn World

The Brave Drawn World of Michael Sorkin

Michael Sorkin is a deeply committed and influential architect and urbanist whose practice spans design, criticism, and teaching. A prolific writer, he is currently contributing...

Arts & Crafts

Paper Engineering by Matt Shlian

Paper Engineering by Matt Shlian Artist and designer Matt Shlian describes himself as a paper engineer. His work is somewhat atypical, a hybrid between art...

Art Installations

Ai Weiwei: Tree at TATE Modern

A monumental sculpture consisting of parts of trees gathered from across Ai Weiwei native China /// TATE Modern until Aug.15th Tree 2010 by conceptual Chinese artist...

Paintings

8 Amazing Optical Illusion Paintings That Make Your Imagination Go Wild

8 Amazing Optical Illusion Paintings That Make Your Imagination Go Wild by Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves

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The Disorientating Polyhedral Panoramic Drawings of Rorik Smith

The Disorientating Polyhedral Panoramic Drawings of Rorik Smith Library, Corporation St.Wolff’s “ The composition, executed on site, prior to the relocation of the town library, is...

‘The Raising Stairs Series’ 1 by Jingwei Zhong

'The Raising Stairs Series 1' by Jingwei Zhong | 2012 Chipboard Model

Zaha Hadid Rarely-Seen Sketchbooks at the Serpentine Gallery

Zaha Hadid Serpentine Sackler Gallery /// 8 Dec 2016 to 12 Feb 2017 This winter, the Serpentine presents an exhibition of paintings and the rarely seen drawings...

‘Acoustic Shells’ by Flanagan Lawrence

'Acoustic Shells' by Flanagan Lawrence Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK | 2014 Sited in a sunken garden beside the beach in Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK, these ‘Acoustic Shells’...

Drawing Futures: speculations in contemporary drawing for art and architecture

Drawing Futures: Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture /// The Bartlett /// 11-12 November 2016 Drawing Futures 2016 will be held on the 11th-12th November...

‘The Guild’ by RAW Architecture

‘The Guild’ by RAW Architecture West Jakarta City, Indonesia | 2016 The project consists small home-office in response to tropical climate, cross programming in creative office...

‘Grey City’ by Gilbert Gorski

'Grey City' by Gilbert Gorski | 1996 Drawing, coloured pencil.
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Incredible architecture-inspired cake designs

Incredible architecture-inspired cake designs Ukraine entrepreneur, Dinara Kasko is combining her skills of pastry making and architecture-design to create some spectacular edible designs. Follow her work...

Hell, Yes! New Art Museum / Sanaa

New Art Museum / Sanaa. Photo by James-Ewing, gif by Axel de Stampa.

London Design Biennale 2016 at the Somerset House

London Design Biennale 2016 The first London Design Biennale from 7 – 27 September at Somerset House with 37 countries and territories participating. Nations from...

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armoury

Armoury is a room or place where arms are kept.