The Wet room “Wet Rooms” exist as vernacular spaces in Indian homes found in both communal and family dwellings. Tucked away near the entrances, these semi-private, semi-outdoor spaces have a small but critical task: they allow water to enter and leave the house without eroding it. They […]
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The Underground Public Toilet ‘ Cacator cave Malum!’ – Shitter Beware Evil: Goddess Fortuna, guardian of the latrine user, enscribed in a Pompeiian public toilet There are few better manifestations of the British national character than London’s subterranean public toilets, hiding their modesty discreetly beneath its streets. […]
Open Call for Entries
Greetings, everyone ! It was only February of this year that we launched our first ever brief of “the Director’s Office”. With our contributors, we managed to finish off 2 seasons which amount to 123 entries and 11 Briefs so far. Our team would like to […]
A vestibule is a lobby or point of access that creates a passage between the entrance and the interior of a space or building. Vestibules typically adopt the form of a small room or hall that marks the threshold between two environments. Ancient examples of […]
“Billy was displayed there in the zoo in a simulated Earthling habitat. Most of the furnishings had been stolen from the Sears & Roebuck warehouse in Iowa City, Iowa. There was a color television set and a couch that could be converted into a bed. […]
Of the substation: “In the past, high-voltage substations were always industrial looking eyesores that, whenever possible, were banished from urban centres.” Ward Pincus, Siemens. Can our cities become more creative as utility structures become harder and harder to hide? Can our substations embellish the urban […]
Brief 8 Season 2 // The Architecture Studio Rethinking the microtypology of the architecture studio In her article ‘School Buildings Produce Culture,’ Farshid Moussavi questions how the design and layout of an architecture studio can affect the school’s pedagogy and the students’ approach towards architecture. […]
Brief 7 (Season 2)
Brief 7 // Season 2 // The Library Rethinking the microtypology of the study room The idea of library exists in a symbiosis between reading and displaying. The repeated imagery of neatly arranged wall of books associates itself with the act of reading and creates […]
“Cave”: noun 1. a hollow in the earth, especially one opening more or less horizontally into a hill, mountain, etc. 2. a storage cellar, especially for wine.
What is an interior? They are not sealed boxes nor are they open spaces… what defines them, as interiors are precisely their connection to the outside world, the boundary between the two.
‘Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.’ – Adolf Loos The tomb might be arguably the spatial typology most singular, resolute and […]
To wait: Is to ‘to allow time to go by, especially while staying in one place without doing very much, until someone comes, until something that you are expecting