My new favorite architect…..


Glass/Wood House


Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum


Chokkura Shelter


Tamagawa Takashimaya S ・C Marronnier Court


Shimonoseki-shi Kawatana Onsen Koryu Center


lucien pellat-finet Shinsaibashi


Hoshakuji Station


Shang Xia


Sakenohana


Prostho Museum Research Center

-Kengo Kuma
http://kkaa.co.jp/

I love their use of rigid origami/architecture.

I hate sitting in at work for our Friday’s presentations. Even though the work is fascinating to look at; listening to the explanation and theory is a whole other story. It’s true that there is such a thing as “archi-speak”, “talkitecture”, or whatever you like to call it. I sit there somewhat confused and blending in like I understood everything, nodding my head every few minutes (I’m glad I’m not the only one because I found out the secretary is on the same boat as I am. She’s hilarious. lol) But anyways, it took me a while to use words like ‘façade’ instead of saying “this side of the building” or ‘threshold’ instead of “doorway”, et cetera, et cetera…
I hate that I can’t make small talk with a designer because of knowledge of famous architects, buildings, designs, artwork, etc. is so low.
“What do you think of the design of sosandso building on 123 streets?”
or
“What do you  think of the architect, MaryJane who founded SoHigh Architects design of the infamous CloudNueve Building in NeverNeverLand?” O_o lol
So in order to increase my knowledge of all these things, I’m going to start copying the Oxford dictionary of architecture and landscape architecture beginning from A to Z, doing as much words as I can a day, every day till I complete the whole book.

And what’s a better way to do it then to make a tumblr page for it and adding a picture and/or example for each word. (Copying and pictures helps me remember and learn better.)
Also, this dictionary also lists famous architects (dead and alive) so I’ll make a different page strictly for that. =]
So, lo and behold!
SpeakingArchitecture.tumblr.com
(Thanks to my friend, Lester for coming up with the name when my brain was fried. lol)
Also,
FamousArchitects.tumblr.com
(Anyone who can come up with a better name is welcome to do so. I would love suggestions)
Anyways, do feel free to follow both the pages or one considering if you want to learn about different architects and/or architectural terms. ;]

Where the Wild Things AreEvery movie I watch, I get fascinated by the architecture. 

Where the Wild Things Are

Every movie I watch, I get fascinated by the architecture. 

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Saturday, 30th April
Bradley House - Airplane HousePurcell & Elmslie ArchitectsWood’s Hole, MA, 1912I need to step away from symmetrical designs but this house looks awesome.

Bradley House - Airplane House
Purcell & Elmslie Architects
Wood’s Hole, MA, 1912

I need to step away from symmetrical designs but this house looks awesome.

architizer:

Zaha Hadid has cracked the “Sunday Times Rich List” for the first time ever, joining Sir Norman Foster as one of the richest architects in England (estimates as to her fortune run at about $60 million).

I envy you and your silly architecture. Yeah, I’ve said it; Silly!OK, maybe they’re not all silly. =_=

architizer:

Zaha Hadid has cracked the “Sunday Times Rich List” for the first time ever, joining Sir Norman Foster as one of the richest architects in England (estimates as to her fortune run at about $60 million).

I envy you and your silly architecture. Yeah, I’ve said it; Silly!
OK, maybe they’re not all silly. =_=

3Scaffolding amazes me. It’s like playing doctor for a building. O_o lol

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Scaffolding amazes me. It’s like playing doctor for a building. O_o lol

4So after interning at my firm for about 6 months, I’ve finally gotten my very own set of keys for the office and the restroom. Yay? lmao That means no more taking the office spare keys and no more ringing the doorbell for someone to let me in.Today was really chill. My supervisor and boss was out so I was the only one in my department. No micromanaging >=].Anyways, I was suppose to get a call from fanfoto Boston today but I didn’t =/ The guy did say to call them if they don’t cause they could be busy. So I’ll give them a ring tomorrow. Cross fingers.  

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So after interning at my firm for about 6 months, I’ve finally gotten my very own set of keys for the office and the restroom. Yay? lmao That means no more taking the office spare keys and no more ringing the doorbell for someone to let me in.
Today was really chill. My supervisor and boss was out so I was the only one in my department. No micromanaging >=].

Anyways, I was suppose to get a call from fanfoto Boston today but I didn’t =/ The guy did say to call them if they don’t cause they could be busy. So I’ll give them a ring tomorrow. Cross fingers.  

17Take me to “ur House” & GRILL.Had fun after work today at the Pour House with Rafy and Xin talking about our #HighTimes and of course about architecture. lmaoAlso thanks to Emily for the free party. BAC always win. I have like 200 unused/old business cards that I should drop in there. >=]

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Take me to “ur House” & GRILL.
Had fun after work today at the Pour House with Rafy and Xin talking about our #HighTimes and of course about architecture. lmao
Also thanks to Emily for the free party. BAC always win. I have like 200 unused/old business cards that I should drop in there. >=]

20My desk was a complete mess scattered with drawings; working on 2 projects at once. Sunday is the Dudley interview. Hope everything goes well. I was partly in charge with the presentation.

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My desk was a complete mess scattered with drawings; working on 2 projects at once. Sunday is the Dudley interview. Hope everything goes well. I was partly in charge with the presentation.

23My love of scaffolding and my favorite store; Burberry. =] 

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My love of scaffolding and my favorite store; Burberry. =] 

44Scaffolding? Fuck Yes! O_o 

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Scaffolding? Fuck Yes! O_o 

47Scaffolding!Also today, my mom lost her business. =[ But she’s going to buy a new one. If only I had access to MLS. 

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Scaffolding!
Also today, my mom lost her business. =[ But she’s going to buy a new one. If only I had access to MLS. 

54Today was tiring and felt like the longest day every.and oh yeah Scaffolding. lol 

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Today was tiring and felt like the longest day every.
and oh yeah Scaffolding. lol 

72Seriously, who would pave a cement wall in the second floor?

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Seriously, who would pave a cement wall in the second floor?