213bla_WHAT IS: Radio Blablablarchitecture (SHOW 1)

Radio Blablablarchitecture is talking building. To design is to talk and to talk is to design. Yet the history of architecture has failed to recognised the value of speech as a legitimate means of architectural representation. The podcast ‘sketch’ below was made in-house by the team at WHAT_architecture for the Arts Council’s Modulations series on Resonance FM (104.4FM). The podcast is a little unpolshed: the humour a bit clunky, the attitude DIY punky. Yet the podcast attempts to capture ‘in sound’ the spirit of Radio Blablablarchitecture. In order to talk architecture one must learn the language. So we will evidence the peculiarity of architects talking, in interviews, archi-lectures, conversations, as client presentations. Radio Blablablarchitecture will demonstrate that talking, and the literal sounding of architecture, has much to offer in comparison to the more recognised mediums of architectural expression: drawing, writing and building! Know what I am saying?

276amt_WHAT interns beat architects to win First Prize

2016-07-13-11-20-00-ribaj-amtico-designers-competition-2016-small-size 13646761_1028078913978932_19302501321_o copyWHAT_architecture values its students, interns and trainees! Such that with the 276amt_Amtico Design Charette we allowed the students to conceptualise, produce and present the project. In the accompanying video produced by our structural engineering student Caline Masrehjian (Concordia University Montreal), you can see Šárka Guľašiová (Czech Technical University) and Ania Scibior (University of Technology Lublin) present to Amtico, the world’s largest luxury vinyl flooring producer. Their efforts can be seen here on Amtico’s website: click here!  


In her choice of amtico floor tiles, Ms Barclay is inspired by Polynesia.


A number of analogue models were made to test the geometry of the roof (which has a leaning mansard of 60, 72 and 5 degrees) against the existing context. North point of view.