Articles on Architecture

Thoughts, case studies, book reviews, debates and tips on Architecture, written by prominent authors and carefully edited by FOROALFA.

Portrait of Erik Spiekermann
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Erik Spiekermann
Title:
The Seventh Commandment
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The tribute, robbery and theft of authorship, have blurred boundaries in the design practice.
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Main illustration of the article Paul Ricoeur and creative search
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Cecilia Salinas
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Paul Ricoeur and creative search
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The origin of the creative act from a philosopher's perspective.
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Main illustration of the article Ambient design and new technologies
Author:
Mariane Garcia Unanue
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Ambient design and new technologies
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New ambients and spaces go along with habit and behavior changes in people. In this scenario: what is the role of technology?
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Portrait of Martín Álvarez Comesaña
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Martín Álvarez Comesaña
Title:
Sign consumption
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Culture adherence to the speech of globalization require reviewing purposes and values design assumed.
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Portrait of Andrés Gustavo Muglia
Author:
Andrés Gustavo Muglia
Title:
A navel too big
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Isn't it too much to ask design to “make the world better”? Isn't there in such request an exacerbation of its goals (and of designers) above its possibilities and concerns?
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Portrait of Fernando Del Vecchio
Author:
Fernando Del Vecchio
Title:
And where are the opportunities?
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Somebody has a problem and somebody has the answer to that problem, but... ¿How can we do to meet this couple?
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Portrait of Ricardo Rangel
Author:
Ricardo Rangel
Title:
Creation as the Human Essence
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In a world surrounding us with material, creation has become part of our essence, a key piece in the evolution of mankind.
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Main illustration of the article Management vs. Leadership
Author:
Marco Rinaldi
Title:
Management vs. Leadership
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We don't need to manage the present but we should lead the future.
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Portrait of Fernando Del Vecchio
Author:
Fernando Del Vecchio
Title:
Innovation on Design Is Not Inside Design
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Nowadays, is common to listen in almost every conversation “innovation” term. Everything must be “innovative”. However, innovation is not the same for everyone.
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Main illustration of the article About Effectiveness
Author:
Fernando Del Vecchio
Title:
About Effectiveness
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Being efficacious entails doing the right things; being efficient, doing them correctly. Being effective means being efficacious and efficient.
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Portrait of David Gallo
Author:
David Gallo
Title:
Planned Obsolescence
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Design should no longer respond to market interests anymore, but to the human needs that as a global community we have created as time goes by.
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Portrait of Pau De Riba
Author:
Pau De Riba
Title:
Reality of «Reality»
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Missing the authenticity of pre-marketing, we have created an equally artificial aesthetic of tradition and handicrafts.
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Portrait of Pau De Riba
Author:
Pau De Riba
Title:
Invisible Design
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After the “premium” stage where design acts as quality mark, good design should become a “commodity”, a component of the welfare society we take for granted.
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Portrait of Camilo A. Angulo
Author:
Camilo A. Angulo
Title:
The Roots of Industrial Design Colleges in Colombia
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Looking back from two theories about its origin.
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Portrait of Luciano Cassisi
Author:
Luciano Cassisi
Title:
Less is Less, More is More
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The time is coming - to retire the nearly centenary motto «less is more».
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Portrait of María de Mater O’Neill
Author:
María de Mater O’Neill
Title:
Views and Reflections on Design Education: Local Voices from Puerto Rico
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Limited inquiry that explored ways of knowing, experiences, and procedures in teaching design in Puerto Rico using a critical reflective practice approach.
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