Shelters on the move

Off site fabrication and modular design taken to the extreme… Skýli is the name of a trekking cabin designed by Utopia Arkitekter. The original concept was developed to be easily transported to remote locations along some of the most famous trekking trails on Iceland. Skýli of course means shelter in Icelandic, but this charcteristic building…

The 80/20 Rule of Productivity

Emily Mcintyre writing on the Trello blog, Does your work week often start like this? It’s Monday. Coffee in hand, you browse through your email, Trello, Slack channels, and Instagram feed, taking stock of what to-do’s lay ahead, what your sister did in Cancun this morning, and all the projects your team has piled on…

#Apple campus – Jony Ive interview

Good general article that interviews Apple’s star designer, Jony Ive on the new Apple Campus. The images are excellent and all credit to Foster + Partners for another example of exemplary craftsmanship and technology. The building will evolve. Actually, I’m more interested in being able to see the landscape, that is a more important capability.…

Challenge the design standard #thinkdifferently

María Francisca González: New technological developments in construction have given architects great freedom when designing. Innovations in construction materials and their properties allow for the creation of increasingly original and surprising facades. The buildings constructed as a result can even inspire people to travel thousands of kilometers just to see these masterpieces. Archinect ArchDaily article

Photoshop 9 4 #architects

9 of the best… A powerful software like Photoshop can turn an average looking image or drawing into a stellar asset for a project. The trick is to learn to use some of its best features and optimize your workflow for maximum efficiency. Over the years Photoshop has become the go-to tool for architects for…

Architect _ Eero Saarinen

August 20, 1910 – September 1, 1961 The son of Eliel Saarinen a Finnish architect known for rational Art Deco, Eero Saarinen signature was a neofuturist internationalism architecture characterized with sweeping curves and abundant glass. Saarinen’s design approach including working with Charles Eames on furniture design . Saarinen was widely applauded during his short career…