Category: on their own work

Ludwig Wittgenstein (and Gustav III of Sweden), designing gardens

Ludwig Wittgenstein (and Gustav III of Sweden), designing gardens

Tim Richardson

In the following extract, from his book Cambridge College Gardens, Tim Richardson describes the incident that made philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein sketch out his ideas for an alternative garden design at Trinity College in Cambridge, alongside a letter Wittgenstein wrote to the College Garden Committee objecting to the plans for their… Read More

Connor Street: Made by Many Hands

Connor Street: Made by Many Hands

Kieran Hawkins

The following text is the fourth in a series by architect Kieran Hawkins, Director of Cairn, tracing the design and construction of an extension to a Victorian House in East London, recounting the everyday realities of the project and, in the green text, the broader environmental issues incumbent on architects to address. The texts have been developed… Read More

Rem Koolhaas—Peter Pan [TBC]

Rem Koolhaas—Peter Pan [TBC]

[Intro] [Lead Image] Excerpt

Elia Zenghelis—Watersheds

Elia Zenghelis—Watersheds

[Intro] [Lead Image] Excerpt

Collaborators—Outsiders

Collaborators—Outsiders

[Intro] [Lead Image] Excerpt — Hans Werlemann and Claudi Cornaz Excerpt— Madelon Vrisendorp and Zoe Zenghelis Excerpt— Vincent de Rijk and Frans Pathesius

Big Competitions—How to Re-orient the Modern Project for the 21st Century

Big Competitions—How to Re-orient the Modern Project for the 21st Century

[Intro] [Lead mage] Excerpt— Xaveer de Geyter Excerpt— Mike Guyer Excerpt— Luc Reuse Excerpt— Georges Heintz Excerpt— Marion Goerdt

Rotterdam—Child’s Crusade

Rotterdam—Child’s Crusade

[Intro] [Lead Image] Excerpt— Kees Christiaanse Excerpt— Paul de Vroom and Herman de Kovel Excerpt— Ruurd Roorda Excerpt— Willem Jan Neuterlings

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

Arthur Erickson

This text is an excerpt from Arthur Erickson on Learning Systems, co-published by Concordia University Press and the Canadian Centre for Architecture where the Arthur Erickson Archive is held. The text is reproduced with the kind permission of the Estate of Arthur Erickson. Recalling distant events is not easy, but those years two… Read More

Landing Square Scenarios: The Wilhelmina Pier & Luxor Theatre

Landing Square Scenarios: The Wilhelmina Pier & Luxor Theatre

Peter Wilson

Radical Scenarios for Rotterdam For a while in the 1990s, Berlin and Rotterdam were seen as embodiments of opposing strategies in city making. Postwar Berlin was the laboratory for the ‘Reconstruction of the European City’—blocks with 22m facades—while Rotterdam, largely destroyed by German bombing during WW2, became a zone of… Read More

Connor Street: Made by Many Hands

Connor Street: Made by Many Hands

Kieran Hawkins

The following text is the third in a series by architect Kieran Hawkins, Director of Cairn, tracing the design and construction of an extension to a Victorian House in East London, recounting the everyday realities of the project and, in the green text, the broader environmental issues incumbent on architects to address. The texts have been developed by Kieran from a… Read More

Connor Street: Made by Many Hands

Connor Street: Made by Many Hands

Kieran Hawkins

The following text is the second in a series by architect Kieran Hawkins, Director of Cairn, tracing the design and construction of an extension to a Victorian House in East London, recounting the everyday realities of the project and, in the green text, the broader environmental issues incumbent on architects to address. The texts have been developed… Read More

On Drawing

On Drawing

Raimund Abraham

A drawing for me is a model that oscillates between the idea and the physical, or built, reality of architecture. It is not a step toward this reality but an autonomous act to anticipate the concreteness of the ideal. An architectural drawing can never be rendered but must surrender to… Read More