Category Archives: Design Thinking

Here be Dragons: On the Value of Incompleteness in Drawing

As a warning to unwary seafarers, the Lenox Globe (ca. 1503-07) included the following cautionary inscription on the eastern coast of Asia: “HC SVNT DRACONES” (hic sunt dracones). The Latin phrase offers an ominous warning, translated directly as “here be

Here be Dragons: On the Value of Incompleteness in Drawing

As a warning to unwary seafarers, the Lenox Globe (ca. 1503-07) included the following cautionary inscription on the eastern coast of Asia: “HC SVNT DRACONES” (hic sunt dracones). The Latin phrase offers an ominous warning, translated directly as “here be

Dead Letter Office

To speak of “live” projects is also to acknowledge the presence of “dead” projects, those for whom there is no client and at the end of which there is no plan to implement or full-scale project to occupy. The dead

Dead Letter Office

To speak of “live” projects is also to acknowledge the presence of “dead” projects, those for whom there is no client and at the end of which there is no plan to implement or full-scale project to occupy. The dead

Urban Seams and Sutures: Strategies for Intervening in Pre-Industrial Urban Landscapes

The urban condition has become “a space of spontaneous self-organization and emergence, it is inherently dynamic, connected, interactive, a messy assemblage of networks, systems, ecologies, all competing with and contaminating, each other” (Furján 2008, 52).  While these conditions and phenomena

Urban Seams and Sutures: Strategies for Intervening in Pre-Industrial Urban Landscapes

The urban condition has become “a space of spontaneous self-organization and emergence, it is inherently dynamic, connected, interactive, a messy assemblage of networks, systems, ecologies, all competing with and contaminating, each other” (Furján 2008, 52).  While these conditions and phenomena

Detours and Denouements

Architectural education is challenged by the pressing needs of a changing profession. With increasing costs and diminishing fees, firms deploy digital tools and/or outsource work to more efficiently deliver design services. Schools are similarly streamlining processes, responding to charged professional

Detours and Denouements

Architectural education is challenged by the pressing needs of a changing profession. With increasing costs and diminishing fees, firms deploy digital tools and/or outsource work to more efficiently deliver design services. Schools are similarly streamlining processes, responding to charged professional

Sketch

Sponsored by the Fordham University School of Visual Arts in association with New York-based curators d3, the Sketch. exhibition for 2013 seeks to investigate this discourse by embracing the full range and potential of sketching in conceptual design. Individual work

Sketch

Sponsored by the Fordham University School of Visual Arts in association with New York-based curators d3, the Sketch. exhibition for 2013 seeks to investigate this discourse by embracing the full range and potential of sketching in conceptual design. Individual work

Drawing Space

To say that the drawing has been displaced by building may be all too self-evident, both in practice and in academia. It is interesting that the displacement has been caused in part by the success of architectural drawings, drawings that

Drawing Space

To say that the drawing has been displaced by building may be all too self-evident, both in practice and in academia. It is interesting that the displacement has been caused in part by the success of architectural drawings, drawings that

Speculative Making: Engaging Mass and Matter

Young designers and beginning design students are often motivated more by emotion, immediacy, and sensuality than by ideologies, theories, and/or abstract principles. Close and/or causal relationships that are remote in perception, time, and/or space are less relevant than those that

Speculative Making: Engaging Mass and Matter

Young designers and beginning design students are often motivated more by emotion, immediacy, and sensuality than by ideologies, theories, and/or abstract principles. Close and/or causal relationships that are remote in perception, time, and/or space are less relevant than those that