Basic Design Truth #4

When looking at design, one of the many pieces of advice given to me was through the quote: “An idea is salvation by imagination.” from Frank Lloyd Wright.  #truth I have spent a lot of time in design over the years, and I’m sharing a few of my favourite Architects this month. Another favourite is Renzo Piano.  Piano is Italian architect best known for his high-tech public spaces. He has won many awards including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and AIA Gold Medal Awards.   Renzo Piano was born in 1937 to a family of builders and has always seen himself as an architect with a builder's roots. In his earlier years he was deeply involved in the mechanics of buildings and, from an early age, learned to think about the use of space. Piano traveled to the United States to work in the Philadelphia office of Louis I. Kahn. He moved on to London to work with Zygmunt Stanisław Makowski, a Polish [...]

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Basic Design Truth #3

When looking at design, one of the best pieces of advice given to me was to don’t hold on to tightly, also known through the quote: “ To create, one must first question everything” from Eileen Gray.  #truth I have spent a lot of time in design over the years, and I’m sharing a few of my favourite Architects this month. Another favourite is Kazuyo Sejima. Sejima is a Japanese architect, who received many awards for design, not least of which was architecture’s highest accolade, the Pritzker Prize. Sejima is known for envisioning a style that is fluid, transparent and intertwined with nature.  Unlike many current architects, she isn’t an ego-heavy one; and just like her projects, she has whispered her way into the architectural landscape but managed to become one of the industry’s most important practitioners in the process. I like that kind of "rise to the top” by someone using her talent and skill to become the best [...]

Basic Design Truth #2

When looking at design, one of the best pieces of advice given to me was to push boundaries, also known as the “look beyond what you see”.  #truth I have spent a lot of time in design over the years, and I’m sharing a few of my favourite Architects this month. One of my favourites is Santiago Calatrava. Santiago Calatrava Valls is a Spanish/Swiss architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter. Calatrava is known for his gleaming white, sky-high designs. He has captivated the globe with soaring structural feats since he began designing, but has also become the Bain of several clients in the failures of key parts of many of his recent design(s). Having said that, Calatrava has an artistic sensibility that plays out in his compositions of sculpting and painting, and informs his architectural creations on a large scale. He creates his structures with an architectural flair based heavily in his structural engineering background.  Unlike Tadao Ando (last week’s [...]