Archive for August, 2014

Azra Akšamija xplores the power of art and architecture in resolving conflicts and identifying contexts in which these conflicts can be analyzed and explored. Akšamija is an Assistant Professor at the Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) program and MIT’s Department of Architecture, where she works as an artist and architectural historian in addition to teaching […]


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25Aug14

Descargar el archivo Bent Flyvbjerg Harvard Design Magazine, Spring/Summer, no. 22, June, pp. 50-59 Some argue that almost no projects, including our most treasured ones, would ever be undertaken if some form of deception about costs and benefits weren‘t involved. The Brooklyn Bridge, for instance, had a cost overrun of 100%, the Sydney Opera House […]


Thinking involves … the suggestion of a conclusion for acceptance, and also search or inquiry to test the value of the suggestion before finally accepting it. This implies (a) a certain fund or store of experiences and facts from which suggestions proceed; (b) promptness, flexibility, and fertility of suggestions; and (c) orderliness, consecutiveness, appropriateness in […]


In creating buildings conscious of this Green Agenda, a number of things must be considered, largely adaptability and environmental design. Foster designs for the future by giving flexibility for adaptation to future technologies; this means the same building can be used for much longer than a one designed only considering present needs. The Willis Building […]


Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group permiten ver online una serie de libros de manera gratuita. Future Practice Conversations from the Edge of Architecture By Rory Hyde Published October 8th 2012 by Routledge Architectural Theories of the Environment Posthuman Territory Edited by Ariane Lourie Harrison Published December 2nd 2012 by Routledge Co-Designers Cultures of Computer Simulation in Architecture By Yanni Loukissas Published May […]


By Sara Johnson The three-bedroom, three-bath house was designed for the Wiley Development Co. as a speculative house, but others were never constructed. Two additions in the 1960s morphed the L-shaped house into the U-shape it is today.   Read the full article here


By Karen M. Kensek Building information modeling can provide a framework for teaching sustainable design issues, especially for novices, as it often allows for interoperability between building performance software programs and 3d models.  It is also being used in the profession for design green architecture (Krygiel and Nies 2008).  Currently there are numerous annoying technical […]


We planned the first floor as a place to enjoy a garden. The part facing the garden of the half underground is a glass window. By it, a slope of the ground just appears as form of the openings. The exterior floor covered with the white gravel. Since it is surrounded by the outside wall, […]


The word failure is imperfect. Once we begin to transform it, it ceases to be that any longer. The term is always slipping off the edges of our vision, not simply because it’s hard to see without wincing, but because once we are ready to talk about it, we often call the event something else […]