Archive for December, 2006

Day 24

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Architectural Advent day 24:

I saved the most fitting sheet of Letraset till last. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone, I’ll see you in 2007.

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A quick recap:

  1. Letraset 1982
  2. Rietveld Chair dimensions
  3. Letraset 1966
  4. Passive solar glazing
  5. Driftwood Ergonomics
  6. The Machine at MOMA
  7. Letraset 1966 – 2
  8. Planning Process
  9. Farrell Grimshaw interview
  10. Letraset 1977
  11. Outrigger extension
  12. Outrigger extension v2
  13. Letraset Love
  14. AR covers 1960s
  15. AR covers 1970s
  16. AD Book Review
  17. Letraset 1982
  18. Good Gift Christmas Card
  19. AR covers 1980s
  20. Living Bath
  21. Manplan 3
  22. Manplan 4
  23. Manplan 5

MANPLAN 4 + 5

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Architectural Advent day 22:

[add your MANPLAN 4 images here]

Architectural Advent day 23:

[add your MANPLAN 5 images here]

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I need your help. After 21 days of giving, I don’t think it’s unfair of me to expect a little in return. Volumes 4 and 5 of the Manplan series are missing from our office. Probably loaned to a student decades ago, never to return. Somebody must have a copy they’re happy to share samples from.

How many degrees of separation am I from somebody with these issues? Ask around, link up this entry and help me find someone so the architectural advent doesn’t have some empty days.

MANPLAN 3

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Architectural Advent day 21:

Nearly two years on from first posting samples of the seminal AR Manplan series, I’ve finally added volume 3.

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Living Bath

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Architectural Advent day 20:

From The Bathroom by Alexander Kira – The Living Bath:

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A fascinating book of extensive research on bathroom use. Although admittedly we mostly only reach for it these days when feeling the need to impress in students the value of good ergonomic/psychological analysis. I spared you from the in depth exploratory diagrams of optimum defacation positions in favour of this lovely proposal guaranteed to break the ice at any party. Would be well placed on one of the previous Letraset sheets I think.

AR Covers: 1980s

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Architectural Advent day 19:

The changing face of Architectural Review magazine – batch 3: the 1980s.

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Good Gift

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Architectural Advent day 18:

Our office Christmas card is provided this year by goodgifts.org.

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Merry Christmas!

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Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Message from BLDGBLOG for my students to think about over the Christmas break:

…some of today’s most imaginative artistic, technological, and even literary work is being produced in architectural studios. Whether you like their projects or not, in other words, architecture students are out-thinking, out-structuring, and out-performing novelists, hands down.
It is now architecture that lets us rethink the world anew.

You’d better be on form when we start back in January!

Letraset 1982

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Architectural Advent Day 17:

On yer bike.

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The autonomous house

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Architectural Advent day 16:

A 1975 AD magazine review of The Autonomous House by Robert and Brenda Vale – a timely discovery following my recent trip to the Hockerton Housing Project (more about which coming up in a future entry).

…their book will be useful to all designers and builders looking to construct soundly, but readers should be wary of joining the more-autonomous-than-thou race.

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AR Covers: 1970s

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Architectural Advent day 15:

The changing face of Architectural Review magazine – batch 2: the 1970s.

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