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The Craft of Architecture

The Craft of Architecture

It didn’t start out this way for me. When I was younger, I had an idea of what “Architecture” is – Architecture with a capital A. I held that idea in front of me throughout my career to serve as a guide, as I worked…

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Architecture in Charts

Architecture in Charts

. . .   . . . . . . . great, now I want pie    

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My Work

My Work

 

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Architects still need a good slogan

Architects still need a good slogan

Quality may be as much about perception as it is about reality. It could be that the idea behind the design is less important than the public’s opinion of the design. If you’re trying to appeal to a wide market; if you’re trying to reach…

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An Architectural Pocket Dictionary (K-Z)

An Architectural Pocket Dictionary (K-Z)

. K Keystone: (noun) – Key-shaped stone at the top of the arch used to open a secluded vault in Egypt containing the secret to all Architectural success. The vault may be empty, and booby trapped. L Light: (noun) – The illumination at the end…

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An Architectural Pocket Dictionary (A-J)

An Architectural Pocket Dictionary (A-J)

. A Adaptive Re-use: (noun) – Removing soiled linens and empty colt 45 bottles prior to leasing a building to creative professionals. Agora: (noun) – The fear of Architecture in public places. Amphitheatre: (noun) – Large crowds in seating organized by their dislike of classical music….

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Architecture equals awesome minus reality

Architecture equals awesome minus reality

. Architecture = Form + Function – Financing Architecture = Form + Function – Boring Architecture = Concrete – formwork + inappropriate touching Starchitecture = Ambition + Misguided Passion + Interns / Time – ½ Deadline + lawsuit Arrogance = Architect + wine Architecture =…

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Nobody puts Architecture in the Corner

Nobody puts Architecture in the Corner

30 All-Time Great Architecture Movie quotes: 30.  Of all the Architecture in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine. 29.  You Architectin‘ to me? You Architectin’ to me? You Architectin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you Architectin’ to? You…

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10 reasons Architects probably won’t fix it

10 reasons Architects probably won’t fix it

10 reasons Architects probably won’t fix it 1. Architects are not leaders In fact, we wait to follow. Architecture is a service profession. Clients hire us to help implement their vision, if we’re lucky. Or, they hire us because of a legal obligation to have…

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10 reasons Architects can fix it

10 reasons Architects can fix it

  . 1. Architects broke it It’s probably our fault to begin with. I don’t really know the exact numbers, but buildings use more fossil fuels than cars, construction debris makes up the highest percentage of our landfills, building roofs and parking lots account for…

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Architecture without

Architecture without

. Architecture without context isn’t actually Architecture Architecture without people is just an elaborate form of drainage Architecture without passion is pointless Architecture without effort is seldom worth the effort Architecture without fear is frightening Architecture without the pressure of mediocrity is sublimely irrelevant Architecture…

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An Architect’s Dress Code

An Architect’s Dress Code

An Architect’s Dress code (Revised 9-12-11) Employees contribute to the culture and reputation of the SVEHN JØSSANG ATELJE in the way they present themselves. An Architectural appearance is essential to a favorable impression with clients, and company shareholders (ie. Svehn). Good grooming and appropriate dress…

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