Stop drawing trees on Skyscrapers! (Excerpt from Archdaily)Want to make a skyscraper look trendy and sustainable? Put a tree on it. Or better yet, dozens. Many high-concept skyscraper proposals are festooned with trees. On the rooftop, on terraces, in nooks and crannies, on absurdly large balconies. Basically anywhere horizontal and high off the ground. Now, I should be saying architects are drawing dozens, because I ...

© All rights reserved.Please note that all images displayed here are Copyrighted material and cannot be used anywhere without the authors express written permissionThis is a common copyright warning put up by the numerous "photographers" on Facebook. To you Sir's and Madam's I say "Fuck YOU"Believe me, I am not going to use your crappy little photos. Your photographs are ...

My two cents in three paragraphs. Here is a snippet of a conversation going on in the Sri Lankan Architects FB page. I think the question should be rephrased as How much English do you need to "Produce" a Colombian Architect, because that's exactly what's happening. The Colombian effect has significantly been reduced, thanks to the free education in Sri Lanka, yet there are some fractions ...

Google Vs Apple : Architecture of HQ's Apple HQGoogle HQWhat do these renderings tell us about the companies?This post talks more about the differences and how it relates to the company philosophyTo me Apple's architecture just shows its Utopian, unapproachable, introverted, too idealistic nature which is beyond the reach of the common man, and Google's more approachable, humane architecture. Of course that's just my two cents.

I was laughing so much after the clear point residencies post, that I wanted to just take a look at whats going on in terms of construction.110 Parliament apartments looked ok, so thought of posting the video walk through of it.

It may be the 19th tallest tower in the world..but it's definitely #1 when it comes to the ugliest! click here for a video The construction of South Asia’s tallest multi-functional Tower ‘Lotus Tower’ will commence on January 20.The proposed tower with an entertainment centre will be constructed at the Beira Lake water front in Colombo and the total height of the tower is 350 meters, a statement issued by the Sri Lanka Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRCSL) said yesterday.TRCSL ...

I hate Steve Jobs because he was one of the greatest proponents of consumerism and thereby one of the greatest marketers of capitalism. Apple sucks! yes I said it! Overpriced and overrated, I have never felt the urge to own one of his candy wrapper gimmick machines. Apple made...yes MADE people buy stuff they really did not need, ...

Architects who are SLIA members have been invited to offer Services to the Residents of the Mattegoda Housing Scheme on any Architectural and Construction needs at a two day coommunity assistance project organised by the National Physical Planning Department under the instructions of the Ministry of Construction, Engineering Services and Common Amenities.The project will take place on the 3rd and ...

Geoffrey Bawa Award for Excellence in Architecture 2011 Archt. Thisara Thanapathy was the proud winner of the 2010/2011 Geoffrey Bawa Award for Excellence in Architecture at a glittering ceremony held at the Park Street Mews on Saturday, July 23. He won the award for his urban design ‘The Sarath Abeyrathne House’ having earlier been named in the honourable mention category for his other shortlisted creation ‘The ...

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