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 walls, floors and ceilings. It's no secret that efficient planning saves resources or that we can configure plans and sections to produce passive climatic or other advantages. Equally crucially, our existing housing typologies aren't 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. Actual and anticipated shifts in social fundamentals are the obvious starting point for architectural exploration.
2019 08 Socio-technical Systems for High-Rise Jails
Co-authored with Hugh Lester and Ellyn Lester and delivered at Transdisciplinary Engineering Conference TE2019, Tokyo University, Japan
2020 08 Comfort Zone
ADATO #1_2020– Architecture + Medicine
Thoughts on staying in and going out.
2020 03 Sundowner
ADATO #2_2019 – Architecture + Voyage
Musings on the end of the world.
2019 08 A Shinohara House is a Work of Art
Log 45, Winter/Spring 2019, Anyone Corporation
2016 05 A Rationalist in Venice
An essay tribute to Ignazio Gardella, architect of Casa delle Zattere that hosted the 2016 Venice Bienalle exhibition Unfolding Pavilion.
2019 08 The Blog as Online Research Laboratory
Published transcript of the seminar From Crisis to Crisis, a symposium on Reading, Writing and C criticism in Architecture symposium held at the Department of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong 6-8 Apri;, 2017.
2017 04 The Blog As Online Research Laboratory
A talk as part of the Reading, Writing and Criticism in Architerture symposium hosted by the Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong.
2018 08 Models of Instruction
A December 2017 post translated into Chinese and appearing on the architecture and urbanism website Eyes On Place
2016 05 Architecture Reductions
Two December 2015 articles on the theme of modernity, translated into Polish and published in the 2106 05 issue of the Polish architecture quarterly RZUT.
2019 08 Architecture is in Motion, Again
2017 03 The Nine-Step Architectural Beauty Detox Plan
2017 06 It's Time for a New Definition of Architectural Beauty
2017 01 When did "Context" Become a Dirty Word in Architecture?
2016 11 Whatever Happened to the "Architects' Architect"?
2016 10 The Ethics of Rendering: Acceptable Lies When Anything is Possible
2017 08 Unspoken Communications: A How-To for Young Architects
2016 05 The Pleasures and Futility of Teaching Drawing to Students
presentations and collaborations
2018 04 Misfits at JESTER
A public talk in the form of an interview conducted by Belgian architect Pierre Eyban at a newly-opened cultural café in Brussels.
2016 08 16,777,216 Architectures
A summer seminar delivered at the Stevens Institute of Technology.
2016 07 Face of the House project contributor to the Unfolding Pavilion exhibition at the 15th Venice Biennale.
2016 02 Guest Curator of OfHouses
For three weeks was guest curator of OfHouses, Daniel Munteanu's blog featuring old, forgotten houses.
2015 08 Interview for The Urbanist
Interviewed by Zlexei 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)
2020~ Assistant Professor, School of Public Architecture, Michael Graves College, Wenzhou-Kean University, Wenzhou, PR China
2009~2020 Lecturer, Department of Architectural Engineering, University of 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
1999~2003 Assistant Architect, Haddow Partnership, Basingstoke, UK
1993~1999 Financial translator, Yamaichi Securities, London
1990~1993 Technical Translator, Kyowa Patent & Law Office, Tokyo
1983~1990 Freelance technical translator, Tokyo
1980~1983 Masters of Architecture, Atelier of Kazuo Shinohara , Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (東京工業大学、篠原研究室）
1978 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Western Australia