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an architecturally oriented photolog of this generic life. documenting travels across the globe/ net to daily routines from home/ vancouver.

failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others." - jules renard


Scott & Scott Architects build their own timber-lined studio in Vancouver Amy Frearson, dezeen.com
A year after establishing their architectural practice, Canadian architects David and Susan Scott have created a timber-lined studio for themselves in a converted butcher and grocery shop in Vancouver (+ movie).The husband-and-wife team co-founded…

New studio restoration by one of my thesis committee members… David Scott and his wife Susan.
More here Scott & Scott

Scott & Scott Architects build their own timber-lined studio in Vancouver
Amy Frearson, dezeen.com

A year after establishing their architectural practice, Canadian architects David and Susan Scott have created a timber-lined studio for themselves in a converted butcher and grocery shop in Vancouver (+ movie).The husband-and-wife team co-founded…

New studio restoration by one of my thesis committee members… David Scott and his wife Susan.

More here Scott & Scott

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— 3 days ago with 58 notes
#vancouver  #architecture  #wood  #restoration 
#work Nothing like modeling some mimulus ringens. Architecture gone scientific

#work Nothing like modeling some mimulus ringens. Architecture gone scientific

— 1 week ago
#work 
Pharrell Williams Will Give the AIA 2014 National Convention Keynote Address | News | Archinect →

well… i guess kanye visited the GSD first,

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note
#architecture?  #jokes 
render render render

major projects in the works. 

nothing to show yet.

— 4 weeks ago
#studio generic  #work  #wip  #render  #architecture 

Nikolaus Gansterer: The Gray Matter Hypothesis

chalk drawing on black wall, 2013

a diagram showing internal correlations and their external consequences marked out by key figures of thought balancing between reflecting and representing symbols of power affected by the structures of human experience and the various forms of interpretation.”

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Interactive #ted art by #janetechelman goes interactive saturday  (at Canada Place)

Interactive #ted art by #janetechelman goes interactive saturday (at Canada Place)

— 1 month ago
#janetechelman  #ted 
studiogeneric asked: Zaha isn't awful because of her stance on migrant workers, she's awful because of her designs... Seriously, for once i agree with her, its not her responsibility to tackle human rights as part of her design. its just that its a much bigger issue than no matter what the projects, its going to be outside of the scope of the project. As noted in the article there were zero deaths during construction of the London games. continued...


Answer:

ryanpanos:

Other half of studiogeneric question

I assume, because like in Canada and the US, there is an organization (IHSA or OSHA) that regulates the environment and education workers are subject too. Not to say that there aren’t workers that don’t always follow those guidelines, but ultimately this falls into the responsibility of the GC. I’d go as far as to say this comes down to a problem or organization and the way contracting process in these locations is handled. This is an issue far greater than the responsibility of the architect.

Hey Jason, 

Is this going to result in a fist fight? I agree with you on one hand, it is a bigger issue than one project and one architect. Safety (as you know) on a job site is the responsibility of the GC as you mention (I think also client/owner but could depend on the contract), legally at least, maybe not morally, but that’s just as much a grey area as working for a political ideology or regime you do not agree with. 

I do take issue saying that she has no power to affect this. She does. Any designer does, if they think of these practice and practical issues as a design process. (I can feel you rolling your eyes). I know that’s a stretch, in the Zaha Hadid and her doppelgangers world of architecture. But I said before as soon as those practice focused ideas can couple with economic directions for projects, then it may pick up steam.

Absolutely, right now it is an issue far greater than the responsibility of the architect, but architects can think about this stuff and hopefully later down the road, architects can engage more responsibility and have a larger say in how projects get realized.

Also nice find on the RAIC article 

"New RAIC president basically equates architects using interns/ volunteers as Imhotep used slaves to build the pyramids." 

and celebrates it…

ryanpanos, Probably not a fist fight, maybe a series of blog responses, but with your followers you outclass me by a lot… I’m just a lowly renderer with no real responsibility.  I agree with you the architect has a responsibility to be involved in methods of construction. Often the process of erecting structural members, for instance, is a carefully choreographed process between the architect, structural consultant, and the GC. However, I bet you would be hard pressed to find a designer involved in that conversation (yes i make a distinction). Zaha if anything is a designer first and not an architect, even though unlike rem or renzo she is at least licensed. 

Yes we can say architects could have more of a conscience about the work they accept and promote, but i doubt thats the first thing in question when so many are starving for work already. how many architects do work for the US gov? or for mega rich clients ala Trump? this is so much more a societal issue than an architectural discussion. i  dont blame “starchitects” for receiving high profile commissions, and the conditions in which they are constructed, that onus lies elsewhere.  She could take a course of action to speak out against the conditions of workers, but i dont think thats likely. Maybe the IOC or FIFA should look at the working conditions of countries before they commit to a location. snide i know, but again, how many died in London or Vancouver? 

i did a bit more research, the AIA goes as far as putting it in the standard contract that the architect is explicitly NOT responsible for job site safety nor should they even interfere with job safety protocol.

"Contractor’s Responsibilities

While on the construction site, the architect must not interfere in

any way with the contractor’s responsibility for job site safety and

other safety programs. It is the contractor’s sole responsibility to

determine and control construction means, methods, techniques,

sequences, and procedures. The contractor is in charge of the job

site and is responsible for coordination of all portions of the work.

The architect’s prime interest should be to determine that the work,

when finished, will conform with the contract documents.

Adapted from Arthur F. O’Leary, FAIA, A Guide to

Successful Construction: Effective Contract Administration”

excerpt page 6

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RAIC | News Updates | Growing Young →

@ryanpanos have you read this? new RAIC president basically equates architects using interns/ volunteers as Imhotep used slaves to build the pyramids. pretty great dude. 

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#raic  #canada  #architecture 
Worlds Collide | Jason AN Smith →

A little bit of self promotion… A link to more of my personal/ university work rather than just regular posts. Potentially not that last time, but I plan to keep any of my work/ updates separate from this blog. It is still a work in progress, over the next few weeks it should fill in to cover the majority of the past ten years of my studies.

Cheers,

J

— 1 month ago
#me 

skunkbear:

The World Resource Institute has created a map tool that allows anyone to watch the world’s forests shrink (and in some very rare cases, grow) in near real time - an amazing wealth of information!

In case you can’t read the small type: PINK is BAD.

— 1 month ago with 213 notes
These two #detroitredwings in sochi #teamcanada . One more game

These two #detroitredwings in sochi #teamcanada . One more game

— 1 month ago
#detroitredwings  #teamcanada 
"It is never easy to demand the most from ourselves, from our lives, from our work. To encourage excellence is to go beyond the encouraged mediocrity of our society is to encourage excellence. But giving in to the fear of feeling and working to capacity is a luxury only the unintentional can afford, and the unintentional are those who do not wish to guide their own destinies."
Audre Lorde — “Uses of the Erotic,” Sister Outsider
— 1 month ago
#audre lorde  #quote  #feminist  #literature 
Thesis is over back to #foodporn

Thesis is over back to #foodporn

— 2 months ago
#foodporn