What we've Seen
This week we’ve been looking into the affordable use of space. We like this smart little concept for an outside workspace / studio by architects Tomaso Boano and Jonas Prišmontas.
See a similar project by us, the Artist Studio.
What we're reading
As a follow up to Cal Newport’s ‘So Good They Can’t Ignore You’, Newport’s latest book ‘Deep Work’ is our latest read. It’s a really interesting perspective on the connected age in which we now live and the importance of maintaining focus for learning cognitively challenging skills.
What we've found
As an architecture practice we are constantly developing methods of marketing ourselves and getting our designs out there. In the age of online marketing its difficult to work out how best to analyse web traffic and which online strategies might be most effective for spreading the word. Google’s Digital Garage is a brilliant resource for any business or anyone wishing to better understand what’s available to them with regards to websites and online advertising.
What we've watched
We found a couple of videos this week. Firstly this short clip which is advice to young architects from the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels.
Up next this presentation by Wired magazine Bjarke Ingels showcases the latest projects by his practice BIG. There are some great ideas here throughout the work and its really refreshing to see playful ideas and concepts retained in such large scale projects. A really nice reminder that architecture can go beyond just purely commercially driven projects.
App of the week
Here at White Red Architects, we do love a good app. We love making the most of technology to help us work efficiently and collaboratively. DUET is an app which is great for us when working on the move or remotely. Most of the software we use requires us to have two screens to help separate tool panels from view panels. DUET is an app which convert your iPad or Tablet into a mobile second screen which can be plugged straight into your laptop, instantly creating a touchscreen second display.