images from a pretty fantastic four volume complete works of jean prouve. bravo peter sulzer.
check out this photostream on flickr and don’t miss the photos of work by utzon, lewerentz and hans christian hansen! [...]
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interesting patent by pottmann et. al on supporting structures for freeform surfaces: [link to patent] email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org | link to [...]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsyuyQ1bel0[/youtube] a nice presentation on architecture. be sure to check out the animation at the end. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/9071481[/vimeo] also a nice [...]
catch the march 13, 2011 article in the new york times magazine by kimmelman on zumthor (photos by kerstens). they [...]
there’s some very good truss, and other engineering, information under rational design on this site by j b calvert. [link [...]
the inimitable greg lynn on contemporary architecture. [link to ted talks]
founded by frei otto and continued by werner sobek et, al. some links to get you started. [link to ils] [ils [...]
there is some very well written and consice geometric information on the foundation sagrada familia site. i visited many years [...]
[monocoque] [gridshell] [thinshell] [space frame]
you could do worse than getting it done at the aa. [link to aa masters program] [link to the aa [...]
virtually all of mit’s courses on the web. i guess that is a pun but that’s how they put it [...]
a nice article on wikipedia on skyscrapers. [link to articles]
a pretty amazing historical overview of the superstadium hosted by columbia university. replete with technical details. [link to housing the [...]
nice site on digital fabrication brought to you by the ball state digital design and fabrication program. [link to i-m-a-d-e.org]
koolhas’ ill-fated cctv project in china. arup papers. [link to paper 1] [link to paper 2]
arup paper on selfridges by future systems. [link to paper]
anish kapoor at tate modern – with a little help from cecil balmond at arup. [link to paper]
the joiner’s workshop from eugene ferguson’s engineering and the mind’s eye.
kunsthaus graz in austria by cook and fournier. like modern day borromini or something.
kunsthaus graz fabrication.
foster and partners rp models.
some interesting script work went into this one by nouvel in nyc. [images forthcoming]
exterior of the kunsthaus graz (“the friendly alien”).
it’s really all about making.
if i had to do it all over again i think i’d do it at uni-kassel. some very good digital [...]
excellent technical article. [link to article]
nice insights by williams at arup. [link to article]
branko kolarevic on the state of the state. [link to article]
nice pedagogically-oriented survey on architecture and digital technology by schnabel. [link to material]
nice early acadia catalog on digital practitioners’ work edited by stacey. [link to catalog]
this essay asks: “do computer design techniques enhance or retard the production of architectural design?” one might also attempt to [...]
very nice article with very good illustrations on glass technology (text in german). [link to paper]
a very important essay by eugene ferguson, the historian of technology, on invention. it has been followed by a book [...]
i really like the title of this paper and i think the topic in general could use a little more [...]
old interview from aa files by alvin boyarsky with peter salter. still very pertinent for the architecture school crowd. [link [...]
a very nice paper on spatial cognition and parametric cad in architectural education by mark burry. wouldn’t be complete without [...]
construction image from gehry’s weatherhead [from shelden].
jean nouvel for moma nyc. so dope. form is determined by nyc setback regulation.
a drawing of the original earthworks across the city of newark in ohio. these have been mostly covered up by contemporary [...]
an image from le ricolais’ workshop. father of isoflex tubes and the hollow rope. [link to le ricolais collection at [...]
in school i always got a kick out of this tract by kevin rhowbotham. i also dug some of the [...]
yuzo, mikami (2001) utzon”s sphere: how it was designed and built. tokyo: shokukusha. perhaps the nicest book on a built [...]
torroja, eduardo (1958) philosophy of structures. berkeley: university of california press. torroja is a giant in the field of architectural [...]
an image of mies’ model shop.
a pair of excellent articles on the bishopsgate tower by kpf (hesselgren, charitou and dritsas). well worth your time. [link [...]