Posts Tagged ‘Knowledge’

An Architecture for Our Time The New Classicism by Charles Siegel Download the book Today’s avant-gardist architects congratulate themselves on how cutting-edge their buildings are. But in reality, they are not responding to the needs of our time in the way that the early modernists responded to the needs of the last century. Modernist architects […]


 Download the article Arup Foresight + Research + Innovation Foresight + Research + Innovation is Arup’s internal think-tank and consultancy which focuses on the future of the built environment and society at large. We help organisations understand trends, explore new ideas, and radically rethink the future of their businesses. We developed the concept of ‘foresight […]


by Justin Cotton A sound and reliable way of avoiding disputes for architects is to ensure that key communications are habitually made in writing, rather than being confined to verbal discourse. Many a dispute involving architects could have been avoided if the “paper trail” had been better maintained. This applies to cost forecasts before extra […]


by MATHWorks You have a complex problem involving a large amount of data and lots of variables. You know that machine learning would be the best approach—but you’ve never used it before. How do you deal with data that’s messy, incomplete, or in a variety of formats? How do you choose the right model for […]


by Yo-Yo Ma In response to: A Mystic Monumentality from the June 22, 2017 issue American Wind Symphony Orchestra Point Counterpoint II, designed by Louis Kahn and launched in 1976; undated photograph To the Editors: I read Martin Filler’s sweeping survey of Louis Kahn’s life and work [“A Mystic Monumentality,” NYR, June 22] with great interest. […]


by Samuel McNerney Embodied cognition, the idea that the mind is not only connected to the body but that the body influences the mind, is one of the more counter-intuitive ideas in cognitive science. In sharp contrast is dualism, a theory of mind famously put forth by Rene Descartes in the 17th century when he claimed […]


by AMANDA KOLSON HURLEY Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for The New Republic for many years, a role she combined with teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and elsewhere. She is an expert on the work of Louis Kahn, one of the 20th century’s greatest architects, known for the weighty, mystical Modernism […]


By Julian Gitsham Within this time of great change, experience has become king. For example, online learning means students can access all the information they need from home, so universities are looking for new ways to entice staff and students back to the campus with an unparalleled social and academic experience. Similarly, the transactional nature […]


By David Capener Then while the fire still burned — the questions about cladding, fire regulations; the architects website offline, the contractor saying that everything had been built in compliance with current regulations and every few hours the alarm sounds in the fire station next-door to my office, followed by a muffled automated voice and […]


by Avery Trufelman There is an old story of a person arriving at the pearly gates of Heaven and asking St. Peter for an introduction to the greatest general who ever lived. St. Peter points someone out and says, “There he is, the greatest general in the world.” The new arrival is shocked. “No way!” he exclaims, “That’s not the greatest […]