10 Reasons for Hiring an Architect

10 reasons

“Why hire an architect?” you might ask yourself… According to prejudice only the rich can afford them, and only the less creative really need them anyway. Reason no. 1: You Have Plans For Your House The most obvious reason for hiring an architect is that you have plans to build or rebuild your house, because it no longer meets your needs. If this isn’t already a good enough reason for … Continue reading

Climate Adapted Buildings – The Modern Paradox

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One of the major functions of a building is to provide shelter from the climatic rigors, which may vary tremendously throughout the seasons and across the world. A building must be adapted to the local climatic conditions. The skin of the building The outer layer of a building compares to the layer of skin on the human body in many ways. It breathes, perspires, cools you down, and heats you … Continue reading

Modern Architecture – The Imperfect Argument

The Garden Wall

“No architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.” John Ruskin From the moment a building is inaugurated and put into use it begins to age. Therefore it is decisive for its success how it bears its flaws – because the flaws will indeed come! The flawless ideal A brand new flawless building is beautiful and fascinating for sure, with the freshness that looks good on cover pages. However, … Continue reading

Modern Architecture – Why Do We Build Skyscrapers?

The Gizah Pyramids

A lot of buildings in the world today, that are considered representatives of Modern Architecture, seem to have exceeded all natural limitations when it comes to height. The typically monolithic shape of the popular (from the looks of it) skyscrapers continue to increase in height. The tallest building in the world in the year of 2020 will be over 1 kilometer high. This “mine is bigger than yours” contest has … Continue reading

What Is Modern Architecture – Definition, Interpretation and Personal Opinion

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Some movements make such a great impact on the world that they are irreversible. Should you later wish to take a reverse step or two, you´ll discover the movement have altered our way of thinking so profoundly it´s nearly impossible to go back. All you can do is try to find new paths that maintain the values you seem to have lost along the way. Modernism started out as a … Continue reading

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