A gr8 site: BLDGBLOG

Geoff Manaugh, an architecture enthusiast who believes that design possibilities can be found everywhere, is the author of a very interesting and well-written blog titled BLDGBLOG (http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/), a long-running catalog of all things spatially unexpected. He is a former senior editor of Dwell; contributing editor at Wired UK; and, now, co-director of Studio-X NYC, an urban futures think tank and off-campus event space run by the architecture department at Columbia University.

I spend as much time as I am able reading about architectural and design theory because I believe that many issues facing organizations requires an approach to problem solving that is holistic and highly “right-brained.” In this sense, this systemic or holistic problem-solving is much like types of mathematics that requires an ability to think in terms of forms and shapes as well as aesthetic “rightness.”

Manaugh site is also worth exploring because he is such an engaged observer of his surroundings, much like a scientist, only in this case the field of study is the urban landscape.

By coincidence, one of the interviews in his blog is of China Mieville, who wrote a book I am currently reading called “The City and The City.”

http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/unsolving-city-interview-with-china.html



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s