Day 24

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. A quick recap: Letraset 1982 Rietveld Chair dimensions Letraset 1966 Passive solar glazing Driftwood Ergonomics The Machine at MOMA Letraset 1966 – 2 Planning Process Farrell Grimshaw …


Architectural Advent day 22: [add your MANPLAN 4 images here] Architectural Advent day 23: [add your MANPLAN 5 images here] —- 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 …


Architectural Advent day 21: Nearly two years on from first posting samples of the seminal AR Manplan series, I’ve finally added volume 3.

Living Bath

Architectural Advent day 20: From The Bathroom by Alexander Kira – The Living Bath: 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 …

AR Covers: 1980s

Architectural Advent day 19: The changing face of Architectural Review magazine – batch 3: the 1980s.

Good Gift

Architectural Advent day 18: Our office Christmas card is provided this year by Merry Christmas!

hands down

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 …

Letraset 1982

Architectural Advent Day 17: On yer bike.

The autonomous house

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 …

AR Covers: 1970s

Architectural Advent day 15: The changing face of Architectural Review magazine – batch 2: the 1970s.