The Architectural Philosophies of Kazuyo Sejima

The Philosophies Guiding the Architecture of Kazuyo Sejima

Meet Kazuyo Sejima, one of the figureheads of modern Japanese architecture. Photo courtesy of aedes-arc.de. Japanese architecture has always been known for its close ties to nature and for its simple, minimalist designs. When we think of the subject, we immediately think of the nation’s grand temples and humble shrines. We also think about its […]

Architecture Through the Lens of Tokyo Olympics

tokyo olympics

The Olympic rings stand near the new Olympic stadium. Photo courtesy of The Globe and Mail. Olympic games are the most visible representation of Olympism and a role model for other sports events. That’s why when the curtains are raised on the 2020 Olympics, all eyes will be on Tokyo- not just for the sport […]

How Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” Made Deliberate Use of its Architecture

How Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” Made Deliberate Use of its Architecture

In the Korean movie ‘Parasite,’ even the walls have a story to tell. Photo courtesy of Architectural Digest. Much has been said about Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, the movie that’s been on everybody’s minds since its release last year. It’s clear it’s been on the minds of the Academy Awards’ voting body as well, thanks to […]

Breeze Block: A Material Redeemed

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With the resurgence of all things mid-century modern, breeze blocks are coming back into vogue. You may be wondering why is it called a breeze block. For starters, it doesn’t literally block the air but instead, it helps the home’s ventilation. They are cinder blocks that have been cut out in such a way that […]