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Andrew Makin

What Is Architecture?

PRESENTED ON JUN 12, 2014
IN DURBAN @ VOL 11

What is architecture? What is a masterpiece of architecture today? Andrew Makin shares a philosophycal view of what architecture is: when architecture is from and on place like children and parents type of connection; when it is engaged in the intellectual discourse of its time; and it provokes visceral experiences in us.

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kwas/kensuke watanabe architecture studio

BY KENSUKE WATANABE
@ VOL 71 ON MAR 31, 2010

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Schizophrenic Architecture

BY MARCO BAKKER AND ALEXANDRE BLANC
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 11, 2012

In their presentation, architects Marco Bakker and Alexandre Blanc start by looking at various examples throughout history of what they see as examples of schizophrenia in architecture. They finish by describing one of their own projects -- the Swiss embassy in Algiers -- and how they also see it as reflecting a certain level of schizophrenic reality (the co-existence of two cultures). (in French)

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Master of the Midfield

BY GIANNI STEVANO
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 01, 2012

Gianni Stevano's presentation is about how he came to produce -- or what inspired -- the new Master of the Midfield clothing line. It is expressed through the memory of playing on the road, in the sand, or anywhere else where there are no restrictions. (in Italian)

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Beginnings as Architecture Students

BY MAREK HUDÁČ AND MATYÁŠ FIALKA
IN ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM

In their shared presentation, Marek Hudáč and Matyáš Fialka talk about what it's like being a 1st grade architecture student at the Technical University of Liberec, and describe the atmosphere of the school's huge studio. (in Czech)

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Little Architecture

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 10, 2012

Dale Weiss' day job is making full size architecture. His passion, however, is collecting miniature versions of architecture. In this presentation we see what can happen when you have little buildings on the brain.

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What Architecture Can Do

BY TORU OBA
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Toru Oba discuss the impact of architecture on life, and how local adaptations can be applied to other circumstances.

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Fun and Unique Approach to Architecture Projects

BY RAFAEL A. BALBOA
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

What do Monsters, Prosthetics and Cannibalism have to do with Urban Architecture? Rafael A. Balboa from architecture studio and urban think-tank STUDIO WASABI, talks about injecting humor and non-sense into architecture. Rafael presents project case studies from Split (Croatia), Riga (Latvia), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Tokyo, highlighting the studio's unique approach of designing from metaphors.

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Return of the Master Builder

BY MATTHEW HUME
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"I tell people I wear two hats—one of the designer and one of the builder, but as I evolve I wish to wear one hat, that of the Master Builder."

In the Return of the Master Builder from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17Adjunct Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and Owner/Principle of HUME PROJECTS, LLC, Matthew Hume discusses his work creating residential and commercial projects, from the design phase through the construction phase. The traditional Master Builder once integrated both design and construction processes by direct involvement. The profession of architecture and processes of building are shifting back toward a more integrated approach forcing architects to re-evolve into earlier versions of themselves. Hume's recent work in design and construction projects serves as an example of this paradigm shift.

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Architecture Futures: of the near and far

BY AHDHA MOOSA
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2017

Ahdha Moosa speaks to the importance of divergent design thinking demonstrated through master’s research projects – highly visual studies.

“If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking” – Benjamin Franklin