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Unifinished Architecture

PRESENTED ON MAY 13, 2016
IN NAGOYA @ VOL 26

Kazuki Moroe shares about standard and simple, unfinished architecture.

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Crofton & Benjamin Architects

BY LEON CONRADIE
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 23, 2012

Leon Conradie is an experienced architectural academic, who is doing his Masters Research on "The Work of Crofton & Benjamin Architects: 1955 -1964." Crofton & Benjamin Architects were prolific in the 50s and 60s on beachfront developments, and have designed many iconic Durban buildings, each with an Art Deco style. In his presentation, Leon gives us a tour of these buildings, and points out their unique quirks. (in English)

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Shop Houses

BY TAY PRUECKSAMARS
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 03, 2012

Urban planner Tay Pruecksamars attempts to summarize the research and work he has done in the past year. In particular he focuses on shop houses, which are generally despised by architects and urban designers, but which can serve multiple purposes, and use their space much more efficiently than many other types of buildings. In his book he proposes solutions to problems facing modern urban designers, and takes a closer look at the shop house problem.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 28, 2014.

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Eclectic Houses: Embracing The Kuwaiti Style

BY ALI AL YOUSIFI
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 26, 2013

Architect Ali Al Yousifi details the aspects of Kuwaiti architecture that make their style unique. He takes us on a tour of some of the houses he finds interesting in Kuwait City, and we find that the flamboyant, flashy approach is not lost on the Kuwaiti people. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 4, 2014. 

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Straw Bale Houses

BY MANUEL ZEITLIN
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Manuel Zetlin, Principal Architect at Manuel Zeitlin Architects, aims to build sustainable houses by using natural materials and no chemicals. In one project, his team had to construct an additon for a 1945 brick home using straw bales, which came with its own unique challenges. 

 

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No Place Like Houses

BY TAKASHI YANAI
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Takashi Yanai, an architect from Los Angeles, talks about what it is he enjoys so much about creating a home -- the collaboration between designers, the satisfaction of clients, and the journey from concept to realization. Take a look at the incredible dream-like California homes that Takashi and his team have turned into a reality. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 25, 2014.

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The Myth of the Architect

BY JENNIFER MENASSA KIRWAN
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 29, 2015

Jennifer Menassa Kirwan discusses the myth of the architect. Who are architects? Through discussing a particular project on a home in Potomac, Maryland, Jenny expalins who architects really are. 

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Learning from the Paper Architects of Moscow

BY ROSS ANDERSON
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 24, 2016

Ross Anderson shares his journey to explore the Paper Architects of Moscow.

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Space - open & closed

BY SHARON HAWARD
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

Artist and curator Sharon Haward sheds a light on the incredible life and work of Modernist architect Eileen Gray. 

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Exploring Empty Houses

BY EMILY ATWOOD
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Emily Atwood is an architect who answered an ad for someone to draw house plans, and ended up documenting hundreds of empty houses as they were preparing to be sold. In her presentation, she takes us inside the homes, guiding us to see the unexpected beauty in their architectural details and the private worlds of the owners who occupied them.