Architecture Links

Photo: Nick Amoscato, University of Texas (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others to understand about architecture? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Sustainabilitygreenbuilder.comSustainability Architecture – Dwell HeadlinesThe city of sustainable skyscrapers – BBCOutrage: the problem with tiny homes – Jack SelfThe bland leading the bland – @cdbisset Around …

Architecture

Photo: Ron Mader, Las Vegas Strip (Some rights reserved) Architecture = the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures EssayJust as we engage the natural world, we are glean our visits to physical structures, the built world, the opportunity to put one’s Instagram picture from a particular place …

Parkitecture

Lingo Cards Parkitecture = Style of architecture that developed in the early and middle 20th century in the United States National Park Service through its efforts to create buildings that harmonized with the natural environment Recommended ListeningIcons of the spectacular: American National Parks and the rise of parkitecture – Architecture informed by rather than imposed …

Sydney Opera House

Photo: Aboriginal Tourism Australia Symposium (2007) Sydney – Spotlight on the Opera House Key Linkssydneyoperahouse.com Recommended ListeningThe Life and Legacy of Jørn Utzon – What do you really know about Jørn Utzon? A new film and exhibition shed fresh light on the visionary Dane behind the Sydney Opera House. Twitter Momenthttps://twitter.com/i/moments/921162689795186688Here’s what the Sydney Opera …

Pencil Towers

Photo: Eric Kilby, Pencil Building (Some rights reserved) Pencil Tower = Extremely slender skyscraper with aspect ratio of greater then 1:10 HeadlinesSuper-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the ‘pencil towers’ of New York’s super-rich – Guardian Recommended listening Pencil towers and issues around urban inequality and density – Critics say that the proliferation of modern, wafer-thin skyscrapers are …