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…

Architects – get OUT of the studio…

This is an important talking point for our industry. I was fortunate to get valuable construction site experience during my University training and besides the knowledge resulted, I learnt about humility and the importance to listen to the contractor building my design with my drawings. There needs to be more practical training on construction sites…

an exquisite landscape

LANDAU international design have created an exquisite park at Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, that harmonizes architecture with a carefully crafted landscape epitomizing a rare natural beauty. Read the Archdaily.com article here

Radical #architecture from around the world #thinkdifferently #sustainability

The range of design ideas and concepts is in itself impressive… Architecture platform Rethinking the Future (RTF): to create a “new window on international trends in architecture and design” by considering “radical solutions for the present day problems facing the domain.” RTF has announced the winners for their annual “Rethinking the Future Awards.” The competition was…

meccano by mecanno

Mecanno’s take on modular furniture integrated with power and data for today’s work. workplace configuration – each unit can have a visual break made from acoustic material.

Designing for well-being

I consider that sustainability extends beyond the obvious “green veneer,” the ubiquitous solar panel or the wind turbine. As an Architect I seek opportunities with my Clients to design for the user or those who will experience the architecture. Designing for well-being is therefore critical to successful design. A successful building design promotes frequent use…

#design with trees

  Tree and Design Action Group is a group that shares the collective vision that the location of trees, and all the benefits they bring, can be secured for future generations through better collaboration in the planning, design, construction and management of our urban infrastructure and spaces. The group have created a guide, “The Trees in…