anonymous asked:

What do you think are the most important women architect in the history of architecture, and your fav?

OK, here is MY list. Everyone is free to agree or disagree or to comment on who was left out but I limited the list to 10 spots and focused on the last century.

You are invited to post about any of those that were not included and tag me, if I agree with your suggestion I will add a list of runner ups and link it to your post.

Lina Bo Bardi

Lina Bo Bardi, was an Italian-born Brazilian modernist architect. A prolific architect and designer, Lina Bo Bardi devoted her working life, most of it spent in Brazil, to promoting the social and cultural potential of architecture and design. Source Image

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16.3.16 Short little shopping trip today! At the Royal Institute of British Architects bookshop and then to the London Graphics Centre to find that the pastel washi tapes are out!! These are going to be so cute and useful! Booked my driving test as well for the 13th of July too but my instructor says I’m already at test standard anyway 😁🚗 xxx emily


“…an installation that recreates post-war play structures using foam. inspired by the brutalist architecture movement, the team used archival material from the royal institute of british architects (RIBA) to reproduce now demolished playgrounds as architectural installations and walk-through sculptures for adults and children…”

the brutalist playground by architectural collective assemble and artist simon terrill

anonymous asked:

Dear Archy, we're doing a social housing project just now and I'm completely lost for precedents. Know any good projects for compact living or tenements?

Today it was announced that the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awarded its highest honor to an American architect who has dedicated his career to creating social-housing complexes: Neave Brown. Check out his work for some landmark precedents.

Just read the very clear and strong Open Letter from Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center to RIBA. They do not mince words: 

…The Galaxy Soho Project is definitely a typical unfortunate example on the destruction of Beijing old town; but, not withstanding, it has been selected as a winner of your award. Many of us in Beijing are very disappointed and offended.

The destruction of cultural heritage sites and the violation of the public cultural rights have been a very common offense committed by many of the growing rich and powerful in Chinese society. Some developers work hand-in-hand with some corrupted officials to encroach upon the precious cultural heritage which should be enjoyed by the entire society…

do read the full letter here 

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