Archive for April, 2012

Charles Jencks. May 2012. Excerpt from Log 24, Winter/Spring 2012. Article Preview @ Anyone Corporation Changing canons Contextualism, a term so frequently used in post-modern architecture, is first a legal and literary concept which holds that the meaning of a law or word comes partly from the larger context in which it is embedded. This […]

Building information modelling (BIM) is not just a change in software or skills sets, it requires a paradigm shift. Dennis Shelden, Chief Technology Officer of Gehry Technologies, outlines the more ‘fundamental, subtle and profound decisions’ on the road to BIM. It is necessary to fully consider not only the impacts both ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ from […]

The Telegraph. Architecture. Comfy sofas and clutter are the stuff of John Pawson’s nightmares. But the arch minimalist is nowhere near as austere as his buildings. John Pawson, the ultra-minimalist designer and architect, was miffed with his assistant last week. “I went to Munich and I did not have a window seat,” he hisses, lips […]

Washington Post. Business. Economy. Recent college graduates with bachelor’s degrees in the arts, humanities and architecture experienced significantly higher rates of joblessness, according to a study being released Wednesday by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Washington Post. Business. Economy. Read the full article here

Good Design. Architecture The last few years haven’t been kind to architects. The once-booming construction sector has been brought to a near-standstill by the housing bubble’s burst and the economic downturn that followed. But if the last few years were tough, the past few months have been downright brutal, with a barrage of media coverage […]

One of the coolest creative-class careers has cratered with the economy. Where does architecture go from here? When the Great Recession dawned, architecture was the glamour profession of the creative class. Extravagant, signature buildings – Frank Gehry’s titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum in Spain’s Basque Country, Richard Meier’s white-travertine Getty Center in Los Angeles, and multimillion-dollar concert […]

The Economist. Manufacturing The digitisation of manufacturing will transform the way goods are made—and change the politics of jobs too. THE first industrial revolution began in Britain in the late 18th century, with the mechanisation of the textile industry. Tasks previously done laboriously by hand in hundreds of weavers’ cottages were brought together in a […]

The Economist. special report: Manufacturing and Innovation. As manufacturing goes digital, it will change out of all recognition, says Paul Markillie. And some of the business of making things will return to rich countries. OUTSIDE THE SPRAWLING Frankfurt Messe, home of innumerable German trade fairs, stands the “Hammering Man”, a 21-metre kinetic statue that steadily […]