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Plans and sections no longer seem to be a subject of architectural research and development despite all buildings having them and all of us experiencing buildings via them. This is a shame. It's no secret efficient planning saves resources or that plans and sections can be configured to produce passive climatic or other advantages. Our existing housing typologies are not adapting easily or quickly enough to meet new housing realities, especially in cities, and many of the plans and sections shown here respond to those new realities by designing for new types of households. These new fundamentals become, as they should, the starting point for architectural exploration. An architecture without art or artifice is the ultimate goal. graham@grahambrentonmckay.com
misfitsarchitecture.com ﷯
commonedge.org 2017 04 27 Architecture is in Motion, Again 2017 03 15 The Nine-Step Architectural Beauty Detox Plan 2017 02 06 It's Time for a New Definition of Architectural Beauty 2017 01 09 When Did "Context" Become a Dirty Word in Architecture? 2016 11 23 Whatever Happened to the "Architects' Architect"? 2016 10 04 The Ethics of Rendering: Acceptable Lies When Anything is Possible 2017 08 06 Unspoken Communications: A How-To for Young Architects 2016 17 05 The Pleasures and Futility of Teaching Drawing to Architecture Students articles 2016 05 ﷯ A Rationalist in Venice An essay tribute to Ignazio Gardella, architect of Casa delle Zattere that hosted the 2016 Venice Biennale exhibition, Unfolding Pavilion. 2016 05 ﷯ Architecture Reductions / Old Ideas for New Architectures Two December 2015 articles on the theme of modernity, translated into Polish and published in the 05 2016 issue of the Polish architecture quarterly RZUT. presentations, collaborations 2017 04 ﷯ The Blog As Online Research Laboratory A talk as part of the Reading, Writing and Criticism in Architecture symposium held at the Department of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong 6-8 April. 2016 08 ﷯ 16,777,216 Architectures A summer seminar delivered at the Stevens Institute of Technology. 2016 07 ﷯ Contributed to Face of the House project for Unfolding Pavilion, 15th Venice Bienalle 2016, Venice The submission, titled Neither Art Nor Artifice, is a re-imagining of the facade of Kazumasa Yamashita's 1973 Face House, and is (to be) included in a book of the exhibition and the pavilion itself. 2016 02 ﷯ Guest Curator of OfHouses For three weeks was guest curator of Daniel Munteanu's blog OfHouses featuring old, forgotten houses. 2015 08 ﷯ Interview for The Urbanist Interviewed by Alexei Korolyov for The Urbanist radio as a follow-on from the previous day's public lecture. 2015 08 ﷯ The Periodic Table of Architecture A Summer Public Lecture delivered at the Moscow School of Architecture (MARCH). timeline 2009~ Lecturer, Department of Architectural Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE 2008~2009 Architecture Editor, WS Atkins Middle East, Dubai 2005~2008 Senior Designer, DLG Architects, London 2003~2005 Assistant Design Architect, Hunter & Partners, London 1999~2005 Assistant Architect, various, London 1993~1999 Financial translator, Yamaichi Securities, London 1993~1999 Technical translator, Kyowa Patent & Law Office, Tokyo 1983 Masters of Architecture, Atelier of Kazuo Shinohara (篠原研究所)
Tokyo Institute of Technology(東京工業大学) 1978 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Western Australia
graham brenton mckay
Plans and sections no longer seem to be a subject of architectural research and development despite all buildings having them and all of us experiencing buildings via them. This is a shame. It's no secret efficient planning saves resources or that plans and sections can be configured to produce passive climatic or other advantages. Our existing housing typologies are not adapting easily or quickly enough to meet new housing realities, especially in cities, and many of the plans and sections shown here respond to those new realities by designing for new types of households. These new fundamentals become, as they should, the starting point for architectural exploration. An architecture without art or artifice is the ultimate goal. graham@grahambrentonmckay.com
misfitsarchitecture.com ﷯
commonedge.org 2017 04 27 Architecture is in Motion, Again 2017 03 15 The Nine-Step Architectural Beauty Detox Plan 2017 02 06 It's Time for a New Definition of Architectural Beauty 2017 01 09 When Did "Context" Become a Dirty Word in Architecture? 2016 11 23 Whatever Happened to the "Architects' Architect"? 2016 10 04 The Ethics of Rendering: Acceptable Lies When Anything is Possible 2017 08 06 Unspoken Communications: A How-To for Young Architects 2016 17 05 The Pleasures and Futility of Teaching Drawing to Architecture Students articles 2016 05 ﷯ A Rationalist in Venice An essay tribute to Ignazio Gardella, architect of Casa delle Zattere that hosted the 2016 Venice Biennale exhibition, Unfolding Pavilion. 2016 05 ﷯ Architecture Reductions / Old Ideas for New Architectures Two December 2015 articles on the theme of modernity, translated into Polish and published in the 05 2016 issue of the Polish architecture quarterly RZUT. presentations, collaborations 2017 04 ﷯ The Blog As Online Research Laboratory A talk as part of the Reading, Writing and Criticism in Architecture symposium held at the Department of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong 6-8 April. 2016 08 ﷯ 16,777,216 Architectures A summer seminar delivered at the Stevens Institute of Technology. 2016 07 ﷯ Contributed to Face of the House project for Unfolding Pavilion, 15th Venice Bienalle 2016, Venice The submission, titled Neither Art Nor Artifice, is a re-imagining of the facade of Kazumasa Yamashita's 1973 Face House, and is (to be) included in a book of the exhibition and the pavilion itself. 2016 02 ﷯ Guest Curator of OfHouses For three weeks was guest curator of Daniel Munteanu's blog OfHouses featuring old, forgotten houses. 2015 08 ﷯ Interview for The Urbanist Interviewed by Alexei Korolyov for The Urbanist radio as a follow-on from the previous day's public lecture. 2015 08 ﷯ The Periodic Table of Architecture A Summer Public Lecture delivered at the Moscow School of Architecture (MARCH). timeline 2009~ Lecturer, Department of Architectural Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE 2008~2009 Architecture Editor, WS Atkins Middle East, Dubai 2005~2008 Senior Designer, DLG Architects, London 2003~2005 Assistant Design Architect, Hunter & Partners, London 1999~2005 Assistant Architect, various, London 1993~1999 Financial translator, Yamaichi Securities, London 1993~1999 Technical translator, Kyowa Patent & Law Office, Tokyo 1983 Masters of Architecture, Atelier of Kazuo Shinohara (篠原研究所)
Tokyo Institute of Technology(東京工業大学) 1978 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Western Australia
graham brenton mckay
Plans and sections no longer seem to be a subject of architectural research and development despite all buildings having them and all of us experiencing buildings via them. This is a shame. It's no secret efficient planning saves resources or that plans and sections can be configured to produce passive climatic or other advantages. Our existing housing typologies are not adapting easily or quickly enough to meet new housing realities, especially in cities, and many of the plans and sections shown here respond to those new realities by designing for new types of households. These new fundamentals become, as they should, the starting point for architectural exploration. An architecture without art or artifice is the ultimate goal. graham@grahambrentonmckay.com
misfitsarchitecture.com ﷯
commonedge.org 2017 04 27 Architecture is in Motion, Again 2017 03 15 The Nine-Step Architectural Beauty Detox Plan 2017 02 06 It's Time for a New Definition of Architectural Beauty 2017 01 09 When Did "Context" Become a Dirty Word in Architecture? 2016 11 23 Whatever Happened to the "Architects' Architect"? 2016 10 04 The Ethics of Rendering: Acceptable Lies When Anything is Possible 2017 08 06 Unspoken Communications: A How-To for Young Architects 2016 17 05 The Pleasures and Futility of Teaching Drawing to Architecture Students articles 2016 05 ﷯ A Rationalist in Venice An essay tribute to Ignazio Gardella, architect of Casa delle Zattere that hosted the 2016 Venice Biennale exhibition, Unfolding Pavilion. 2016 05 ﷯ Architecture Reductions / Old Ideas for New Architectures Two December 2015 articles on the theme of modernity, translated into Polish and published in the 05 2016 issue of the Polish architecture quarterly RZUT. presentations, collaborations 2017 04 ﷯ The Blog As Online Research Laboratory A talk as part of the Reading, Writing and Criticism in Architecture symposium held at the Department of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong 6-8 April. 2016 08 ﷯ 16,777,216 Architectures A summer seminar delivered at the Stevens Institute of Technology. 2016 07 ﷯ Contributed to Face of the House project for Unfolding Pavilion, 15th Venice Bienalle 2016, Venice The submission, titled Neither Art Nor Artifice, is a re-imagining of the facade of Kazumasa Yamashita's 1973 Face House, and is (to be) included in a book of the exhibition and the pavilion itself. 2016 02 ﷯ Guest Curator of OfHouses For three weeks was guest curator of Daniel Munteanu's blog OfHouses featuring old, forgotten houses. 2015 08 ﷯ Interview for The Urbanist Interviewed by Alexei Korolyov for The Urbanist radio as a follow-on from the previous day's public lecture. 2015 08 ﷯ The Periodic Table of Architecture A Summer Public Lecture delivered at the Moscow School of Architecture (MARCH). timeline 2009~ Lecturer, Department of Architectural Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE 2008~2009 Architecture Editor, WS Atkins Middle East, Dubai 2005~2008 Senior Designer, DLG Architects, London 2003~2005 Assistant Design Architect, Hunter & Partners, London 1999~2005 Assistant Architect, various, London 1993~1999 Financial translator, Yamaichi Securities, London 1993~1999 Technical translator, Kyowa Patent & Law Office, Tokyo 1983 Masters of Architecture, Atelier of Kazuo Shinohara (篠原研究所)
Tokyo Institute of Technology(東京工業大学) 1978 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Western Australia