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Reaffirming the Essential Role of Drawing in Design
Reaffirming the Essential Role of Drawing in Design

In 2012, the Yale School of Architecture held a conference on the topic of drawing. It posed a couple of provocative questions: Was the study and practice of architecture already beyond it? Was it is even necessary to draw in order to be an architect?

Three Weddings and a Lock In
Three Weddings and a Lock In

In these days, when travel restrictions are foisted upon us, I have found myself reminiscing about adventures of days gone by. Years ago, in my student days, I measured the Raimondi chapel, which is a side chapel dedicated to St Francis in San Pietro in Montori on the Janiculum hill in Rome. The chapel was designed by Bernini and filled with sculpture from his studio.

The importance of craft
The importance of craft

When one thinks of craft you think of the handmade, beauty and the artisan not something made by a machine. Since the dawn of civilisation the art of building has been a very hands on practical affair and one that can be demonstrated throughout the ages.

Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism
Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism

Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism This magazine is aimed at all those people and institutions interested in traditional building, architecture and urbanism. Its articles are related to the theory and practice of these disciplines. Its objective is to promote the creation of places and buildings that are in harmony with the local culture and tradition and that are respectful of the environment and its natural resources. It also aims to provide a better knowledge of..."

LA CHAUX
LA CHAUX

Article de Abian Curbelo (Mad'in Europe)

L'ARGILE
L'ARGILE

"Clay is a simple word for a very complex material. Perhaps one of the first thoughts that comes to mind are dishes and bowls for eating on, terracotta pots for putting plants in, and most importantly, mugs for drinking coffee. If you happen to work drilling holes searching for mineral and other resources you might know how clay is essential to the process as it carries particles up away from the bit, all the while providing lubrication that reduces heat and friction at the same time..."

LE TADELAKT
LE TADELAKT

"In our two previous articles, Ryan Chivers and I considered the means, methods, and materials of traditional Tadelakt in Morocco, aspects of which extend back to Roman times. Having origins as a practical coating for waterproofing cisterns, the aesthetic qualities of Tadelakt were soon recognized and its use was extended for other wet areas, such as the famous Hammams (public bath houses), private sinks and tubs, as well as an exterior coating for walls to add a bit of luxury for prominent..."

LES POELES A BOIS
LES POELES A BOIS

Mad'in Europe

LA DORURE
LA DORURE

TOUT CE QUE VOUS DEVEZ SAVOIR SUR LA PROFESSION DE DOREUR, LA DORURE À TRAVERS L’HISTOIRE, COMMENT RECONNAÎTRE LA FEUILLE D’OR, COMMENT PRENDRE SOIN ET PRÉSERVER VOS OBJETS DORÉS, COMMENT LA FEUILLE D’OR EST-ELLE PRODUITE ET QUELLES SONT LES PRINCIPALES TECHNIQUES DE DORURE AUJOURD’HUI.