Toru Oba discuss the impact of architecture on life, and how local adaptations can be applied to other circumstances.
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Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil
BY ANDRÉ CORRÊA DO LAGO
@ VOL 118
ON OCT 29, 2014
André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. Representing both of these roles, Ambassador Lago's presentation covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 18, 2014.
What Is Architecture?
BY ANDREW MAKIN
@ VOL 11
ON JUN 12, 2014
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.
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.
What Can Astrology Tell You about Your Personality
BY JULIEN ROUGER
@ VOL 30
ON JUN 13, 2016
Astrology is a widely misused and misunderstood field of knowledge. Astrology can neither be used to predict future events, nor to assess your degree of morality or intelligence, nor to indicate whom you might become friends or lovers with. The zodiac has nothing to do with star constellations. Your solar sign and rising sign might be completely irrelevant to your personality features. Astrology can give a very detailed view over what are personality features, and which environmental stimulations you give high or low priorities to.
SDGs? CBD? LT&C? - And what have penguins got to do with this?
BY PETER PROKOSCH
@ VOL 7
ON MAR 31, 2016
What future do we want? What are our Sustainable Development Goals? How can everybody do good for the future of the world? What is the best recipe to safeguard all the dierent creatures of the world? And what do penguins have to do with this? Peter Prokosch, Founder and Chairman of Linking Tourism & Conservation, is here to enlighten us.
What a Good Council Can Get Done
BY TRISTAN CLEVELAND
@ VOL 22
ON NOV 10, 2016
Tristan is an urban planner from Saint Margaret's Bay who has worked in Montreal, Guyana, Venezuela and Halifax. He worked as an advocate for sustainable planning with the Ecology Action Centre for three years until leaving, recently, to become campaign manager for newly-elected Councillor Shawn Cleary. You can now see his weekly column, City Matters, every Tuesday in Metro.
The Guilty Pleasures of Roadside Architecture or A Boy, a Girl and a Hot Dog Stand
BY CATHY O'HARA WEISS
@ VOL 28
ON NOV 29, 2018
Roadside/novelty architecture is to architects, as Twinkies are to a pastry shef: comical, cheap and not worth of comparison to the real thing. So it is with great reluctance and at the risk of ridicule by my fellow architects that I admit...not only do I like it, I am facinated and inspired by it.
Cathy O'Hara Weiss' PechaKucha will look at what lessons might be learned from this "architecture" and suggest that the dividing line between good design and novelty architecture is less distinct than you might think.