NOTEBOOK 98-3 « LEBBEUS WOODS
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Lebbeus Woods, the architect, has started a series of posts on his notebooks. It sounds like this was a practice he went through and “finished” at some point, before moving on to other ways of working. That’s a little disappointing and goes against what I see as a lifetime practice. Still, I guess that depends

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Should we stop designing for purpose and use?
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This sentiment from Lebbeus Woods, on the meaning and purpose of architecture really resonates with me when it comes to thinking about technology. He’s talking about how people should adapt to space, rather then space be totally pre-conceived with use and purpose in mind. I think the same can be true with technology. STONEHOUSE «

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Getting your hands dirty
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I did my undergraduate degree in Industrial Design at Brunel University in West London. I call it a jack-of-all-trades in which we did masses of hands-on as well as theoretical work. In the workshops we did welding, sand casting, jewellery, plastics, woodworking, metal work. In our electronics labs we designed and built our own PCBs,

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Coding Horror: Quantity Always Trumps Quality
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Another great blog entry supporting the idea that doing and repeating is better than doing once and aiming for perfection that solitary time. “The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on

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Francis Bacon
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I really enjoyed this 1985 interview of Francis Bacon on the South Bank Show. It’s amazing how many ‘geniuses’, once you get close to them are quite, quite pragmatic about how they go about their work. Frank Ghery was similarly straight-forward when I saw him speak in Seattle a while ago. I like the honesty

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