Monday, April 23, 2007

Top ten architect's lies

1. I am born creative !!
2. I am different!
3. we hate Autodesk
4. I do sky scrappers only .
5. Give your crap interior to some failed actress.
6. We are not meant for drafting job!
7. We are crazy people !
8. I don’t care for money, I just want creative fulfillment
9. Who are SOM’s and KPF’s?
10. I love my boss because he is so creative .

Saturday, April 21, 2007

A pet named ' Le Corbusier' !!!!

yup!!!! Tadao ando one of the famous japanese architect have a dog named 'le corbusier'

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Super fiber revolution

super fiber structure is a new idea in which greater strength is achieved by the use of fibers . The fibers are arranged in an organised manner to achieve this .This approach differs to the common belief that hard materials should be used. The principle is similar to that of the japanese art ‘aikido’, in which strength is generated by diverting force through a circular movement.

Tokujin yoshioka has exhibited his work on fiber architecture and the use this process on industrial scale .

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

'O' Architecture

It’s a typical Monday morning, with my alarm going off at 4: 30 am . As I wake up with puffy eyes I look out of window to see the dark sky with stars shinning. But alas I have to get ready and gear up for a day. I am an architect working in a outsourcing firm in India where the work starts when our client architects complete their day’s work and handle the task to us .As u reach your office and see all those buildings standing proudly, taking shape, only then you understand the full impact of globalization .the world is a small place now, where your clients or your bosses can be anywhere and the knowledge sharing is global. If we look at India’s scenario, it’s on a development stage and that’s when the talent pool in a country can bloom and look forward to brighter future. Its been a year now, working in a architectural outsourcing firm in noida , and when I look back I can feel how much I have understood the architecture field on a global scale . The architectural education is not enough to gear the students for the real world, ya they can shape dreams and impart technical know how, but the real world need more than that. The real world needs leaders, self-motivated people who are bold enough to handle things on any front beat it design or technical know how or management. The first time you see a project of a huge scale your eyes widen up and you see every thing eagerly and try to gulp up everything, all the design aspects, all the construction details. When I joined the firm and got to know the whole idea, I just couldn’t help being excited. But it will take time before the idea will reach its full limit. When you are at receiving end of any business idea you can understand the full impact of any world changing scenario and architectural outsourcing is one of that. It changed the way architectural world worked but still as I say when you are at the lowest ladder of any idea then only can fully understand it. When you work on the tiny miny part of huge projects you wonder how this building was conceived and how it’s growing. Since India is still learning about the new technologies and more and more architects are implementing them, experimenting them in Indian buildings, the gap between tech know how will decrease. The India is fast catching up the world with its young and dynamic talent pool. The young professionals have confidence and eagerness on their face which is the responses of India to the world , that we ready to move ahead of the world .

Friday, April 13, 2007

small spaces , cool homes!!!!

A modern south california home designed by Lorcan O'Herlihy .The architect built the house on welded steel frame in order to accomodate unsual window placement which simply changed the way we see traditional home designs . It looks like a artfull cube playing with sun . The cube is punctured with 105 windows .

The play of light in the interior spaces gives this home a unsual feel .

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

" Albert campo beeza"

"silence versus so much deafening noise. simplicity versus so much complication. white and simple architecture attempts to achieve everything with almost nothing:
more with less"

The casa gaspar house in zahora, cadiz, spain

The building is named Hortus conclusus which is a latin word meaning " closed off garden " . The name is due to its isolated location in andalusian countryside .

Andalusian countryside where you can see beautifull mountains and fascinating white villages . The house is situated in between the field of orange trees .
Its a square house enclosed by white plan surfaces , the only continous light being low and horizontal , and four symmetrically arranged lemon trees .

The plain white house with the background of the fields . The house revels nothing yet nobody can deny its presence .

In todays chaos where architects try to impress with each line they draw, architect albert created such a simple and dignified beauty which one can find in nature every time we cast our eyes upon it .