Difficult Times The Archives

Wednesday 10 October, 2012

FECHAC Regional Office / Grupo ARKHOS

Architects: Grupo ARKHOS Location: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 15,600 sq ft Photographs: Courtesy of Grupo ARKHOS


Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Functional Art Piece Inspired By Cancer Survivors

We received photos of a heart-warming project In Vino Vitae In Wine There Is Life. Designed by Axel Yberg of Akke Functional Art, the piece is a statement, a functional art piece and a useful and inspiring object for wine lovers: “I made this piece in an effort to help cancer survivor Erin Zammett Ruddy reach [...]


Monday 23 April, 2012

Functional Art Piece Inspired By Cancer Survivors

We received photos of a heart-warming project – In Vino Vitae – In Wine There Is Life. Designed by Axel Yberg of Akke Functional Art, the piece is a statement, a functional art piece and a useful and inspiring object for wine lovers: “I made this piece in an effort to help cancer survivor Erin Zammett [...]


Thursday 24 March, 2011

The Indicator: The Next Architecture, Part 4

Leadership is important in determining the course of a firm’s success. Leadership style determines a firm’s overall culture, how it positions itself in the world, how it will face down difficulties. In addition, the true, long-term ramifications of leadership style become evident during periods like the last two years, when the economy is racked by [...]


Wednesday 22 October, 2008

Working From Home Makes More Sense Than Ever

Home office of Mr. Universe in Serenity In these difficult times a lot of people are working from home, whether they want to or not. A lot of others would like to, but employers have not been crazy about it, even though it can cut overhead as well as your company\’s carbon footprint. As Megan [...]


Monday 20 October, 2008

Keep Calm With Posters By Douglas Wilson

Letterpress is literally a dying art; the inks were toxic and printers often died young. It is almost completely extinct, practiced only by a few hobbyists and craftspeople. As a teenager I used to visit a neighbour who did letterpress in his basement; I loved watching his hands fly over the galleys of type and [...]


Sunday 19 October, 2008

Book Review: After the Crash

After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan (2008) by Thomas DaniellPrinceton Architectural PressPaperback, 192 pages Architect Thomas Daniell moved to Japan in the early 1990\’s, as the country\’s \”economy began a leisurely avalanche into now what is known as the Lost Decade.\” From 1995 (the year of both the Kobe earthquake and the Tokyo gas [...]