conversations with the SKY - SLIA National Conference '15

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This year the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects National Conference is going to be a blast with the participation of international starts as Glenn Murcutt (Australia), and Kengo Kuma (Japan) with contemporary maverick from Lebanon - Bernard Khoury and Malaysian Kevin Low. From Sri Lanka, the well-known Vinod Jayasinghe, Palinda Kananngara, Philip Weeraratne and Hirante Welandawe will make their mark. ...

STOP cutting down trees in the name of 'landscaping' stupid!

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Which stupid idiot(s) decided to cut down the few remaining trees inside the University of Moratuwa premises?If this is what 'they' (whoever they are) call 'Landscaping', please be reminded that 'We Don't Want It'!It seems that those responsible for this dastardly act, may not heed the calls by many to 'STOP' this madness right away and protect what is remaining. ...

Architecture for All...

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උසස්‌ පෙළ කලා අංශයේ ප්‍රථමයාට සරසවි වරම් අහිමි වෙයිනිලන්ත මදුරාවලපසුගිය වසරේ අධ්‍යයන පොදු සහතික පත්‍ර උසස්‌ පෙළ විභාගයට කලා අංශයෙන් පෙනී සිට දිවයිනෙන්ම ප්‍රථම ස්‌ථානයට පත්වූ කෑගල්ල ශාන්ත ජෝශප් බාලිකා විදුහලේ සචින්තනී කෞෂල්‍යා ශිෂ්‍යාවට මොරටුව විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයට ඇතුළත් වීමට නොහැකි වීම නිසා මෙවර (2012) යළි විභාගයට පෙනී සිටියි.එම විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ ගෘහ නිර්මාණ ශිල්පය හැදැරීම සඳහා සිසුවිය අපේක්‍ෂාවෙන් සිටි නමුත් ඇය පෙනී සිටි ...

blind leading the blind...

gotukola & architecture
for those who believe aromatherapy works in architectural education...Architecture, unlike other arts, does not find its patterns in nature. G.Samper, 1834 inaugural lecture, quoted in H.Samper, 1880, 7 What man makes nature cannot make. Nature does not build a house, nature does not make a locomotive, nature does not make a playground. They grow out of a desire to express. ...

MDP 2011: Major Design Problem

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MDP 2011: NotesYou see a disproportion between the vertical scale and the horizontal scale in most design schemes. In other words, most of the schemes look visually distorted. This visual disproportion is clearly evident in schemes with more than two floor levels and schemes that are dealing with double height or multiple height spaces. What’s going on here? At present ...

Level 2: Social Studies

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Some useful reads for level 2 Social Studies students:Appeared in Sunday Times (10.10.2011); Eng. K.P. Piyasena, Peradeniya writes: Housing for low income shanty dwellers in ColomboCentre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA): Urban evictions: Protecting the vulnerable in post-election ColomboAn open letter from former Defence Secretary: Mr. Mayor, remember the rights of the slum dwellers

brotherhood of destruction

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Louis I. Kahn once said; “I revere learning because it is a fundamental inspiration. It isn’t just something which has to do with duty; it is born into us. The will to learn, the desire to learn, is one of the greatest of inspirations. I am not impressed by education. Learning, yes; education is something which is always on trial ...

Oh, when are we going to swim in that river...? (අනේ අපි කවදාක පීනමුද ඒ ගඟේ...?)

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Re: Revisions to BArch against RIBA Validation criteria 2011 09.08.2011 - 22.41hrs. The Latest Communique: The workshop has been re-scheduled for this Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 at 11 am.The Head invites all internal academic staff. 02.08.2011 Message: The workshop will be held on Aug10, 2011. 01.08.2011 Message: The workshop to discuss revisions to B Arch Honors will commence at 2 ...