Monthly Archives: January 2012

Private Practice: A Public Duty? Response

At present my current views on architecture’s connection to the other half of society are still being formed.  What I do know is that architecture has generally done a very poor job of helping those already in need. Larger social

Private Practice: A Public Duty? Response

At present my current views on architecture’s connection to the other half of society are still being formed.  What I do know is that architecture has generally done a very poor job of helping those already in need. Larger social

Private Practice: A Public Duty?

Doctors and Lawyers all have ways of giving back to society. Pro bono work in both fields. Not for profit etc. Without utilizing a social contract it is difficult to argue for monopoly autonomy within society. There are four choices

Private Practice: A Public Duty?

Doctors and Lawyers all have ways of giving back to society. Pro bono work in both fields. Not for profit etc. Without utilizing a social contract it is difficult to argue for monopoly autonomy within society. There are four choices

Resisting the City / Context of Disciplines Response

I found in Wigley’s writing a very interesting claim, that the plan is the ultimate weapon of the architect and with the dismantling of the city into a cluster of information sharing entities the plan has been rendered useless.  If

Resisting the City / Context of Disciplines Response

I found in Wigley’s writing a very interesting claim, that the plan is the ultimate weapon of the architect and with the dismantling of the city into a cluster of information sharing entities the plan has been rendered useless.  If

Resisting the City / Context of Disciplines

The readings this week look at the contemporary structure of the profession, first in Wigley’s Resisting the City and then in Abbott’s Contexts of the Discipline. Wigley looks at the profession of architecture as one constantly in paradox, fighting for its survival in unique ways, addressing architects as comforting

Resisting the City / Context of Disciplines

The readings this week look at the contemporary structure of the profession, first in Wigley’s Resisting the City and then in Abbott’s Contexts of the Discipline. Wigley looks at the profession of architecture as one constantly in paradox, fighting for its survival in unique ways, addressing architects as comforting

The Public Origins of Private Practice Response

The ruling on wether or not the institutionalization of architecture is a positive or negative was never touched upon.  What is known is that at present institutions control information, at the same time they tend to be the producers of

The Public Origins of Private Practice Response

The ruling on wether or not the institutionalization of architecture is a positive or negative was never touched upon.  What is known is that at present institutions control information, at the same time they tend to be the producers of

The Public Origins of Private Practice

Architectural schools, institutions, are 400 years old.  Institutions are created because society has come together for the benefit of safety, economy, education etc. Some activities benefit society and the individual. Society reaches a concern threshold where it says, this aspect

The Public Origins of Private Practice

Architectural schools, institutions, are 400 years old.  Institutions are created because society has come together for the benefit of safety, economy, education etc. Some activities benefit society and the individual. Society reaches a concern threshold where it says, this aspect

The Figure of the Architect Response

Posing the architect as someone who is always looking for a problem or crisis to solve is a fairly accurate interpretation of urban planning that took place since Hausmann.  Additionally it can be said that antiquities concern with architecture was

The Figure of the Architect Response

Posing the architect as someone who is always looking for a problem or crisis to solve is a fairly accurate interpretation of urban planning that took place since Hausmann.  Additionally it can be said that antiquities concern with architecture was