Tag Archives: architecture

How is computing changing the architect’s job?

In 1957, when local officials in Sydney, Australia, were judging entries in a competition to design their new opera house, they settled on an unusual plan by a Danish architect, Jorn Utzon. In Utzon’s vision, the building would feature a series of curving segments, evoking the billowing sails of a ship, an apparent homage to […] … learn more→

Inside the Forbidden City: Finding Zen through disaster

It was the gentlest of noises, a faint crack as my finger, which had just a moment ago been pushing against solid porcelain, suddenly felt the disorienting feel of nothing. The sound was barely audible, yet so shockingly real. As the rest of those in Beijing carried on with their business, there I sat in […] … learn more→