today’s links

Architecture Week: Open Practice My office will be taking part Birmingham’s open practice event – 23rd June – come and say hello! Take yourself on an Architecture Week podwalk ‘…Join designer Wayne Hemingway as he guides you along a spectacular part of the Thames…’ (taken from my linklog, broadcast using deloxom)

today’s links

Telegraph | Entertainment | Swann’s way with Franglais ‘..The Champs-Elysee was agog for le lunch, le garden-party and le five o’clock tea. Le sport was de rigueur..’ (taken from my linklog, broadcast using deloxom)

sketchmore and more

More on sketching vs. CAD – Edwin Heathcote in the FT (via ArchNewsNow). Computers may be efficient at processing complex data, but they are far from efficient in the creative process. Sketching is not only practical but essential. It is the quickest, most accessible way to find out if a space, a vista, a progression …

more sky

More Skyspace details from Neil: A couple of extra observations: I was in there on Sunday. We had a really grim weekend with stacks of rain, and the floor was all grimed up, plenty of mud and water in the drainage channels. The roofhole /is/ open to the elements, and it’s actually quite nice when …

Wayne Jacobs

A letter to the Architect’s Journal: Wayne Hemingway’s lecture at this week’s affordable housing conference was a great start to the day. With perceptive observations that were very well presented, he was one of the few people to talk about how to deliver cultural sustainability in affordable housing as well as environmental sustainability. I was …

affordable housing

A quick note to announce that I’ll be attending the AJ Designing Affordable Housing conference tomorrow. If you’re going to be there too, drop me a line.

today’s links

Urban Tapestries in Google Earth ‘…nearing completion of version 2 of the Urban Tapestries public authoring platform we are pleased to release a network link for Google Earth…’ – beside myself with excitement about this, can’t wait for it to develop (taken from my linklog, broadcast using deloxom)