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John Clark

Architect, Cordogan Clark in Chicago

Calligraphy, Nature, Art and Architecture

PRESENTED ON DEC 02, 2014
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 32

Reflecting on his fascinations with eastern and western cultures, architect John Clark AIA's calligraphic explorations are illustrations of nature expressed through art and architecture.

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Architecture in Nature

BY THOMAS SANDELL
@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2011

Swedish architect Thomas Sandell presents his works, which are inspired by his homeland's lakes, woods and light.

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Seeing Everything

BY STEPHEN ROBISON
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2015

Stephen Robison shares some of his design influences from viruses seen under a microscope to tattooing. Constant learning is very important in the world of art and design and that is exactly what he is aiming to do. 

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What I've Learnt from Learning Calligraphy

BY ANDREW KELLY
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 24, 2015

Student of lettering, Andy Kelly talks us through the physical and emotional journey he's been on learning the art of calligraphy. You can see more of Andy's amazing work on his blog.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 4, 2015.

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Taking Architecture Beyond

BY MARCELLO GALIOTTO
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

"Architecture has no scale. It can go from a backpack to a city."

Student of "future master" Sou Fujimoto, fellow architect Marcello Galiotto talks about the process of not only interpreting an abstract concept architecturally, but pushing it beyond its architectural limitations. In this highly sophisticated presentation, Galiotto shares his insights in combining imaginative references of architecture, nature, and structure into real living spaces. 

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"Presentation of the Day" on June 12, 2015.



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Nature Boy

BY JUSTIN GIBBENS
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

An adventurous nature boy and artist Justin Gibbens was fascinated with drawing animals and birds since childhood. Eventually he found his passion and forte in the natural science illustration. He takes us through his art blurring the line between science fiction and scientific facts and believes that in our mysterious life the truest expressions of ourselves happen when we do what we love and we are best at!

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Fake It 'til You Make It

BY GHALEB HAWILA
@ VOL 23 ON OCT 21, 2015

Ghaleb Hawila gives us a peek into his journey to find his passion, arabic calligraphy. From how to break the rules to turning your hobby into your occupation, Ghaleb retraces the steps that led him to challenge the preconceptions and develop his own language.

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Adopt the Pace of Nature

BY BRIANNA LAMBERSON
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

"Adopt the pace of nature. Hersecret is patience." -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

In this presentation Brianna Larmberson explains how by adopting the pace of nature we can learn to be patient with ourselves in a culture that is anything but.

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Books and Buildings

BY FELICITY BRISTOW
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 31, 2016

Felicity Bristow talks to us about her love for drawing, architecture and books.

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Travels in China

BY ANNE DUDEK
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 04, 2012

Anne Dudek talks about her travels in China during the Martin Roche Travelling fellowship award, made by the AIA Chicago Foundation