educational architecture


Ta-Ha 113. And thus, have We sent it down as a qur'ān (a discourse) in Arabic, and set out in it warnings in diverse contexts and from diverse perspectives, so that they may keep from disobedience to Us in reverence for Us and piety, or that it may prompt them to remembrance and heedfulness.

Ta-Ha 114. Absolutely exalted is God, the Supreme Sovereign, the Absolute Truth and Ever-Constant. Do not show haste (O Messenger) with (the receiving and memorizing of any Revelation included in) the Qur'an before it has been revealed to you in full, but say: “My Lord, increase me in knowledge. ”

Knowledge v. Skills

I had a conversation with one of my friends who left the world of finance for architecture.

Usually, it is the other way around - most of my friends (and I) have left architecture for another field.

She told me that the reason she left the world of finance for architecture was because she wanted to pursue knowledge. She could learn any skill on the job but she wanted knowledge.

I agreed with her. Architecture is a different kind of knowledge - space, design, fabrication, and process. It is the product of an aesthetic developed and refined over the course of a lifetime and education- inspired by life, different perspectives, events, and subjects.

Listing out architecture skills on a resume doesn’t do our education justice. We have to show our work and somehow convey in one single or handful of images all of the knowledge and wisdom which helped us arrive at our design decisions. The truth is those images took more blood, sweat, and tears to produce than any of us would care to admit.

Architecture teaches us how to think, how to build, and how to tackle projects from the ground up. Our education also teaches us to use words to defend our solutions. It teaches us to pick a side and persuade critics that our solution is the best solution. It teaches us grit, stamina, and perseverance.

What I don’t know, I can learn. Skills are obtainable. I am in the pursuit of knowledge and I am grateful for my education in architecture.

Why Millenials Need Less Studio Time in Architecture School

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Architectural education varies widely across the world in terms of focus, emphasis and outlook, but one thing nearly all architecture programs have in common is their format. Universal to the experience of architecture school is a dependence on individually oriented, open-ended design studios at the core of every student’s education. The studio format plays an outsize role in architectural education, but the primacy of this format may be detrimental to the public that architects ultimately design for by encouraging a reliance on intuitive claims over evidence-based results. A sensible correction to this circumstance should be to reduce the dominance of design studios in architectural education, making them part of a more balanced whole, as opposed to occupying the central position they do today. The supremacy of design studios in architectural education is worth questioning, especially in the earliest stages of schooling, when students likely know very little about buildings but are asked to design them anyway. While learning by doing is an especially effective social teaching method among students who will eventually become colleagues, this knowledge gap can breed a culture that favors individual expression over pragmatic solutions, eventually leading to a detrimental divide between the people who design buildings … Ross Brady via projects http://Project/blog/architecture-education/


Latest episode of Freeform….We’re talking about the Muslim Ban

anonymous asked:

hi, what majors would you guys like to see?

Personally I’d love to see some stuff like engineering (biochemical, chemical, industrial, etc.), nursing, business management, homeland security, law enforcement, mechanic and repair technologies, Canadian studies, law, philosophy and religious studies, construction trades, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, aviation, education, architecture, and agriculture! Anything at all that suits your muse we’d love to have, though!

Proferindo o verso(verbo)

Falar de alguma coisa
Rege esse poema, este texto
A si emblema o contexto

Proferi a palavra
Antes de ser era
E não risca de giz
De terno no peito
Não raio de sol deserto e perfeito

De tudo livro
À mão
Regras, vias, suspensão
Papel, pedra, papelão
Rio que passa pra lá
E pra cá num ritmo de parênteses

Falo de alguma coisa
Sexo forte, alfa, erguido
Volumoso, rente, que coisa
O atrito
Tudo move, o poema, a rima
As pernas, a latrina, tudo
É frase rompida
Seguindo a própria vida

Assim quase termino esta poesia
Sem métrica, esbelta, esguia
Começam os trabalhos frase
Feita sem cabeça
Lápis vento que esqueça
Deseducadores embalando um diploma, feito formado
Pré determinado a mesmice
A achice, a burrice, a canalhice, a idiotice
Sem o a ar AH..sem o A..mar….amar
Porque marmoteia sua mármore
Sem lápides

Aqui jaz a educação brasileira
Aqui jaz o cinzento
Aqui jaz o fermento
Aqui jaz o pão
Educar não é só um diploma na mão.
-Iatamyra Rocha


Thomas Jefferson served as his own architect in the building of Monticello. Extremely particular, well-read, and self-educated in architecture, his plans were originally very self-sufficient, a type of “American” style that did not run parallel to the European norms of the time. This individualistic attitude embodied the feelings of the time period and the hopes of defying the restraints and practices of England. 

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Prefab Wood-Clad Preschools : vendelso hage preschool

Vendelso Hage Preschool was a Collaborative Project

Vendelso Hage Preschool in Vendelso, Sweden, is a strikingly designed building that’s the result of a collaboration between many partners in both architectural and educational industries. Led by LINK arkitektur, the project involved contributions from a wide array of companies including Friendly Building, Hemfosa Properties, and Pysslingen preschools.

Interestingly, the design of Vendelso Hage Preschool seems to indirectly reference its diverse background. The building features abstractly shaped and placed windows around its facade, and the exterior walls are further punctuated by patternless shocks of bright yellow. However, rather than giving off a disjointed appearance, the building feels playful and charming — fitting descriptors for the most common inhabitants of the preschool.

Vendelso Hage Preschool incorporates both prefabricated modules and originally designed volumes in order to satisfy the program requirements of the curriculum.

University of Santo Tomas

Uni of Santo Tomas graduates dependably and yearly overpower the primary ten in courses with board exams (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Engineering, Architecture, Accountancy, Education, .). This shows the University’s overwhelming academic tasks. Known as the Catholic University of the Philippines, the four-extraordinarily old University of Santo Tomas draws inspiration from the teachings and thinking of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic pro and supporter blessed individual of Catholic schools. The school is the most settled in Asia, and in understudy people, the greatest Catholic University on the planet arranged in one grounds. UST has made national holy people, church holy people, prestigious analysts, national skilled workers, all around prominent masters and contenders, unmistakable authorities, 4 presidents of the Philippines, 3 VPs and 6 Chief Justices.


Borya Shapshalova

Born in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria



  • University for Architecture, Civil engineering and Geodesy, MA in Architecture, spec. Urban Planning, (2009 - present)
  • National Humanitarian High School, Fine Arts, spec. in Graphic Art (2003-2008)


  • Liquid Gravity Intensive with Daniel Werner, In Touch Festival Berlin 2013
  • Condensed Systematics of Contact Improvisation with Jörg Hassmann & Daniel Werner, Ibiza, 2013
  • Generative Morphologies Workshop & Training, Sofia, 2014
  • Permaculture Design Course, Bulgaria, 2014


2010 - 2012

  • In the Placenta, Lubimo Art Gallery, Blagoevgrad
  • Santa’s Cave, Annual Private Installation, Blagoevgrad
  • X-mas Zvezdolet, Annual Private Installation, Blagoevgrad
  • Dolls, Commissioned Private Installation, Blagoevgrad



  • EXPERIMENTO, Dicemen Productions, 13th IN THE PALACE international Short Film Fesival, Sofia


  • Liquid Light, Cooltsalon Season 1, Amaro Baretto, Sofia
  • Subway Station No. 22, The City Academy, Vitosha Boulevard, Sofia
  • theHARD+theSOFT, Design Morphine, Vitosha Boulevard, Sofia


  • Wrappings, Performance festival ‘Check Mate with the Pawn’, Vlaykova Cinema, Sofia


  • Kuki Wonderland, EASA Wastelands, Helsinki, Finland
  • Kukilicious, EASA Wastelands, Helsinki, Finland
  • ArchiMagi, Sensual Directioned Project, Bulgaria

2003 - 2008

  • GraphiCart, Annual Graduating Artists Exhibition, City Gallery, Blagoevgrad
  • Jeanne, theatrical miniature performance, Festival International de théâtre scolaire francophone, Stara Zagora
  • Soul of a violin, theatrical miniature performance, Festival International de théâtre scolaire francophone, Plovdiv
  • Occastion for Murder, theatrical play staged in Blagoevgrad, Kavarna, Plovdiv


  • Winner of 48h Sofia Film Challenge with EXPERIMENTO (Dicemen productions), 2015
  • Commercial Centers as a new public space, TheCity Weekly, 2014
  • Office space solutions inspired by the employees, TheCity Weekly, 2014
  • Contemporary challenges in erecting office buildings, TheCity Weekly, 2014
  • Façade Engineering, TheCity Weekly, 2014
  • Winner of EASA Wastelands Open Call for participation contest, 2012
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Sweden - Stockholm - Public Library by Erik Gunnar Asplund (b.1885; d.1940)

Erick Asplund was born in Stockholm in 1885. Generally considered Sweden’s leading architect, Asplund began his career as a painter before he studied architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. After completing his studies, Asplund worked for the architects Tengrom, Westman and Ostberg. He rounded out his architectural education with extensive travels through Sweden and other parts of Europe.

Asplund worked alone and obtained a large amount of his work through competitions. Aside from office practice, Asplund taught at the Royal Institute of Technology and edited a Swedish architectural magazine.
By the end of the 1920’s, Asplund had become a committed Modernist. In his architecture, he sought to point the way “to a new architecture and a new life”. Keeping with this ideal, he became a signatory to the Acceptera manifesto of 1931. His layout for the Stockholm Exhibition in 1930 clearly indicates his modernist ideals.

During the period from 1931 until his death, Asplund moved away from Modernism and began showing a sympathy towards a stripped Nordic classicism. Asplund continued to design until his death in Stockholm in 1940.

Among Asplund’s most important works is the Stockholm Public Library, constructed between 1924 and 1928, which stands as the prototypical example of the Nordic Classicism and so-called Swedish Grace movement. It was particularly influential on the proposal submitted for the competition for the design of the Viipuri Library in 1927 by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, who regarded Asplund as his mentor.

Another important work is the extension of the Gothenburg Courthouse Extension building which Asplund started on 1913 and finished 1937 - it shows his transformation from neo-classical to functionalist architect, a transformation in parallel with other European modernists like Erich Mendelsohn.

Asplund collaborated with architect Sigurd Lewerentz in the design of Skogskyrkogården, a cemetery which is a UNESCO world heritage site, created between 1914 and 1940. They were also the main architects for the temporary Stockholm International Exhibition (1930). Although temporary, the modernist, exposed-glass-and-steel-frame Entry Pavilion at the fair was internationally influential. In fact, it was influential already before its completion, having an influence on the much smaller Turku Fair in Finland, designed by Alvar Aalto and Erik Bryggman, who had travelled to Stockholm to see its construction.

Gunnar Asplund is considered perhaps the most important modernist Swedish architect and has had a major influence on later generations of Swedish and Nordic architects