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Recently HKSers got a visit from comedian David Wilk. Take a look for some laughs…
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I’m at work, I just stepping out of a monster meeting, and about to walk into another and I’m thinking where can I hide to do work. This bit of commentary from Jason Fried of 37 signals seemed to hit the nail on the head for my particular mood right now. Granted some of what he’s saying may be a bit unorthodox/impracticable for us architect types, but then again maybe not. Think about it and post your thoughts in the comments below, and if you feel like more of this kind of thinking, I recommend their book Rework.
Throughout this semester the students were introduced to sustainable architecture globally, locally and individually. The students learned about the basics of architecture through structure and how it is adapted around the world based on available materials and climate. A trip to the National Building Museum’s Lego exhibit reinforced architectural lessons learned in the classroom though a familiar medium of creativity. The students explored local architecture on their neighborhood scavenger hunt, performing a site analysis of their school environment. They learned about building systems through parallel relationships to the human body and created collages of conceptual ideas of their final projects inspired by our discussion and precedence found in architectural magazines.
A complicated problem is like playing a game of chess, an ambiguous problem is like having your in-laws over to dinner for the first time. In the latter situation, it’s not the number of variables that kills you. It’s what you don’t know that you don’t know.