Book review: How to Make a Japanese House
How to Make a Japanese House is not a guidebook but a Darwinesque compendium of key observations on the evolution of Japanese housing.
Koolhaas’ Retroactive Manhattanism
With OMA’s latest project, De Rotterdam, Netherlands, has Rem Koolhaas found a local variation on the ‘Manhattanism’ that he explored in his landmark book Delirious New York?
Remote, in more ways than one
NPARIH’s strategy will improve current living conditions, but is it enough and is it up to the standard set by the Building Code of Australia, Federal Safety Commission Standards and the National Indigenous Housing Guide?
Notes on Flexible Volume Housing
Transformations in the supply of housing are not keeping up with transformations on the demand side. How will our cities transform to accommodate the high growth predicted and how will housing be supplied?
ON TRIAL: The Meeting of East and West: Kikutake and Le Corbusier
Japanese architect Kiyonori Kikutake’s Sky House remains an exemplary project. Kikutake, however, was not without a somewhat unlikely precedent in the renowned Le Corbusier.
ArchiSoccer is scoring goals
ArchiSoccer started small, but has grown. Now in its 11th year, this hotly contested competition lets those in the architecture industry socialise, get fit and beat the pants off the grinning gloaters in rival firms… 2013 champions and owners of bragging rights for another year were the team from Cox Architecture.
California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way, running at Queensland Art Gallery until February 9, 2014, transports the visitor to another time and place.
Book review: A Topology of Everyday Constellations
The latest addition to the Writing Architecture series edited by Cynthia Davidson, A Topology of Everyday Constellations represents Teyssot’s long-term research interest in the overlaps between habit, habitus and habitat.