I want to start this post by saying that I’m not a big fan of ArchDaily. For one, all of the posts are written by the architects who designed the building, so the text is often filled with jargon and doesn’t really ever critically evaluate the building. Another thing that bothers me is that the sheer number of posts per day makes it impossible to ever catch up if you ever miss a day or two. This usually bothers me because I like to do everything for completion: watch every show in a series, listen to every podcast, read every book. However, it does make it easy to do something like this: go back through every page for the last 4 weeks and see what is trending in the world of architecture.
Disclaimer: These are strictly surface comparisons based on visual style. I’m not saying that they are good or bad, only that they’re there.
This one is an old standard. I know plenty of people who have done some form of this in school, probably myself included.
Someone somewhere is driving himself insane trying to figure out the meaning in “skinny window, fat window, skinny skinny fat …”
Black is the new White
I’m sure someone has thought of it, but black? On the exterior? I’m guessing it gets pretty hot.
I don’t have anything against wonky planes in principle, I just can never seem to find a use for the awkward spaces they create.