Mies van der Rohe - Barcelona Pavilion, 1929
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    There was nothing more stylish created in so called “modern architecture” since 1929…

To look like a STARchitect...

To look like a STARchitect…

It’s gonna sound a bit sexist… But if you want to be a starchitect you better be a man…

The sexiest architect ever Gary Cooper & beautiful Patricia Neal  in Fountainhead (1949)

Sexy architects

Ideas, sketches, even drawings those are spiritual encouragement. The foreplay if you wish… And then the construction process comes, rough process full of energy, struggle, fight and sweat. We erect buildings…Call it sex.

Learning to Fly...

A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T.

What does that mean: to be an Architect? If you’re the one you should know that the real architect…

Bugatti Veyron 16 - Base price, €1225000 (£1065000/$1700000)

Cars, girls and architect

“Rich-people-driving-luxury-cars” stereotype is quite often (and unfortunately mistakenly) affiliated with the architects…

WHY?

Why?

How come that no one knows that behind every rich developer is a smart architect? It might be funny but this is so true. We are the brain of the project.

Mies van der Rohe - Barcelona Pavilion, 1929

Nothing

There was nothing more stylish created in so called “modern architecture” since 1929…

Architectural Autumn...

Architectural Autumn of 2011

Guillotine is a perfect architectural project in which Form & Function are in an absolute harmony…

I see harmony in the circle of your eye…

Anatomy of Architecture

I see passion in the arch of your hips. … I am an architect. ( )

Stop Plagiarism

One “tear of a child” in a sea of stinky journalism

Architecture is the only art where plagiarism is partially acceptable. It’s a known paradox… Yet such paradox cannot be applied to the literature about architecture…

This is MADness.

This is MADness

…for many people a brand name attached to the project matters more than the project itself.

iSad

iSad

Socrates, Plato, Rene Descartes, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs…

Royal Shakespeare Theater | Bennetts Associates Architects

You got it all wrong: Stirling Prize 2011

Architecture is not about fancy name and powerful PR…

Dancing with Death...

Dead professions

You can live without an iPad or a vacuum-cleaner. You can even live without Wall Street financial system or without the oil supply from the Middle East.

OMG

10 reasons why architects don’t believe in God

Old Testament, New Testament, Quran are great descriptive materials. Very detailed schedules. But where are the actual working drawings of the world?

People & Architecture

People & Architecture

We never judge people by the exterior look only. Then why we judge architecture by the facades?…

Why so serious?

Why III or Why we don’t fight?

Architect is the only profession directly associated with an absolute power of Creation. So why, why being born as Creators we have become slaves?

Steve Jobs... Since Michelle Obama is in bold blue, I've decided to depict Steve Jobs in bold red

Thank you, Steve…

Styles change, style doesn’t. Presidents’ wives come and go, architectu­re stays.

Barack Obama | Pritzker Prize Ceremony 2011, Washington, D.C.

Thank you, Mr. President…

The central speech at the Pritzker Prize ceremony was delivered by the biggest celebrity on Earth – Barack Obama. Yes we can! Die Hollywood and eat your heart MTV!

Everybody lies

Top 10 lies clients tell architect

“You’ll get everything you need right on time” – Dirty double lie. You, architect, will NEVER get it on time. Actually you’ll get NOTHING.

Crematorium - Kiev, Ukraine

Crematorium

This is really a mystery: how such an extraordinary and futuristic building could be designed and actually built in the country where any spark of talent and individualism was suppressed.

This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die

Life after Death

You don’t find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world…

Super-Architect

This is what we do?

Some of us even say we are married to architecture and our wives are simply our mistresses. This is more true than many of us may want to admit…

Are you a Liar?...

Top-10 lies architects tell their clients

Liar. Liar. Liar. Marketing people are diabolic creatures and your meetings with them remind you of Hieronymus Bosch paintings. Word “Hell” is not powerful enough to describe those meetings… But!… there’s always a “but”…

Frank Gehry or Mark Zuckerberg

Gerontocracy

Architecture is an absolute gerontocracy. Isn’t it pathetic?

What is your -ism? Pick the right one...

Architecturalism

Stick to the “–ism” before you design the project. Use Latin words, rather than intellect. Make sure you have trendy name first. There’s no need to worry about the clever design and the devil which is stuck in the details…

Bravo, Zaha!

Zaha’s aria

This is not frozen, ladies & gentlemen. This is a fantastic aria of architectural diva. So enjoy listening.

Talking Heads or listen up, people, David Byrne's talking...

David Byrne: How architecture helped music evolve

It’s getting even more interesting and twisted once such a comparison comes from a person with completely different background. Especially if this person is a legendary musician, a flamboyant rock star…

Egypt

House of cards or who’s next after Egypt

I take philosophical approach rather than analyzing ephemeral details of political activism; and being an architect I find some quite interesting analogies between the world order and the building design.

Architecture is above the abbreviations...

Architecture is above the abbreviations

I don’t care about AIA, OAA, RIBA or any other specific structures. I’m above it. Architecture is above it.

So really, how much architects make? Here are the numbers.

I see poor people

Here’s a chart of the architectural incomes around the world. Those numbers are coming from the personal answers. Maybe this isn’t is a super-objective database. However the trend is crystal clear…

Harmony. Architecturally obsolete absolute...

Architecturally obsolete absolute

…we refuse to recognize that absolute true and absolute evil exist and there are things (plenty of them) that are NOT fucking relative!

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