Warith’s drawings

here you go thanks to https://www.facebook.com/abdul.w.zaki?hc_location=stream

Folio | Folio | Architectural Review

Folio | Folio | Architectural Review.


good drawings!


Mataerial 3D-prints beautiful ‘gravity-defying’ structures (Wired UK)


Mataerial is a 3D printer that actually works in three dimensions, printing thick “cables” of plastic that harden instantly on contact with air in any shape, and in any direction.

Instead of building up layer upon layer like a normal 3D printer, Mataerial works more like a robotic arm from a car factory that spraypaints parts. It works around the piece, laying each cable one by one (as you can see in the video). “This patent-pending method allows for creating 3D objects on any given working surface independently of its inclination and smoothness, and without a need of additional support structures,” the designers write.

via Mataerial 3D-prints beautiful ‘gravity-defying’ structures (Wired UK).

A few precedents




DS 5 Technology: function follows form.

DS 19

function follows formLe-Duc Oxford only

Important guidance from your technology tutor – click link above for full original signed pdf text with further reading

DS5/TS/OB…… or if only it could be advanced as the DS23… (for further reading see Rolande Barthes ‘Mythologies’.. don’t worry it’s not long and is very cool !)

Remember all technical decisions are in the end aesthetic decisions .. no discussion , that’s a fact !

Remember function follows form and do not believe anyone who tells you otherwise .

Remember the beautiful words of le-Duc as follows, did you ever think the search for the truth had anything to do with your studies ?  I bet it doesn’t appear as a measurable learning outcome!

‘In architecture there are two ways of being true.it must be true according to the (ADVANCED) programme and true to (ADVANCED) methods of construction. To be true according to the programme is to fulfil exactly and simply the conditions of need; to be true according to the methods of construction is to employ the materials according to their qualities and properties…purely artistic questions of symmetry and apparent (ADVANCED) form are only secondary conditions in the presence of our dominant principals.’

Eugene Viollet- le- Duc: Entretiens sur L’architecture. 1863-72

office manifesto

look up:


It could be the basis for your projects personal manifesto.

Manifesto of the Office Appreciation Society

WE BELIEVE that offices are unjustly maligned
and that life would be immeasurably poorer without them.

We think that they are Architecture’s poetry,
and the most egalitarian of her displays, since
everyone can have a fantastic view of them.

We pledge to fight ‘red-brick thinking’ wherever we find it.
Life would be dull if we had to exist in
office-less monotony day after day.

We seek to remind people that offices are expressions of
our culture’s moods, and can be read like those of
a person’s countenance.

Offices are so commonplace that their beauty is often overlooked.
They are for dreamers and their contemplation benefits the soul.
Indeed, all who consider the spaces they see in them will save
on psychoanalysis bills.

And so we say to all who’ll listen:
Look around, marvel at the ephemeral beauty, and live life with your imagination in the offices!

With thanks to D Greene, assisted by http://cloudappreciationsociety.org/manifesto/

Now, look up that link and let it inspire your manifestos. (instruction from David)



Feedback has been emailed to each of you.
We should have added that your presentation skills have improved noticeably.
Keep this up, it will prepare your well for that wicked world out there.
T D & R

Manifesto of the Office Appreciation Society

CROSS CRITS – Your Digital Portfolio: Toby’s technical guidelines

Really useful technical guidance on compiling your digital portfolio

Digital Portfolios Technical Guidelines

to download templates, refer to:



Business Meeting in Canary Wharf

Interesting site


Institute of Making

The Institute of Making is a multidisciplinary research club for those interested in the made world: from makers of molecules to makers of buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to clothes, furniture to cities. Learn more

via Home – Institute of Making.

Beijing to become smart city within three years (Wired UK)

Beijing to become smart city within three years

By Sarah Marsh12 October 12

via Beijing to become smart city within three years (Wired UK).


DOCUMENTs – Page now available

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Digi/Space USE - 1970-2010

Digi/Space USE – 1970-2010

Our Student Blogs

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Tom Pond http://tomgpond.tumblr.com/

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Clare Washington: http://clarewashington.wordpress.com

Kate Jones: http://katejones949.wordpress.com/

Aaron Brownsdon: http://aaronbrownsdon.wordpress.com

Josh Greig: http://studiogreig.wordpress.com/

David Jarrard: http://jarrarddave.wordpress.com/

Peter Robinson: http://rockarchitecture.wordpress.com/

Kartik Poria: http://kartikporia.wordpress.com/

Antonio Rovira: http://arovira88.wordpress.com

Tom Greenfield: http://thomasgreenfield.wordpress.com/

Ross Dannmayr: http://rdannmayr.tumblr.com/

Nigel Dakin: http://nigeldakin.blogspot.co.uk/