Monday, 30 July 2012

Stories of Fortune

Prophecies - acceptance of uncertainty extends across all genres.

Time is in a continual state of becoming and our narratives are ever-changing. Architectural composition is never complete and we must strive towards an "endless architecture" and become a world evolving around servicing, information, networking and transience. Building programs shall be sourced from human variables and social requirements while expressing the desires for continual modification and program uncertainty. Archigram quoted in 1966, "buildings with no capacity to change can only become slums or ancient monuments," consequently flexibility and reusability become essential characters of today and of the future.

(Sadler, S., 2005. Beyond Architecture. In. Archigram: Architecture Without Architecture, Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. pp90-138.)

Sunday, 29 July 2012

The Fictioneer

Young architects and practising professionals alike are in a sense writers of fiction. Sharing and selling concepts; comprising works of imaginative, enchanting and at times inventive narration. Emphasizing new possibilities while presenting a story designed to interest, explain, delight and excite.

From London’s Royal College of Arts, Tobias Revell’s Master Design Thesis Project entitled '88.7: Stories from the First Transnational Traders' ( is a supportive example of the above analogy. His narration sets the scene and explains the origins of the design project by giving necessary contextual background information without congestion. The article is candid and captivating, and well equipped with visual imagery.