Rotor: Creative deconstruction – Illustration for A10 #67

Click to enlarge I thought I had already uploaded all the cartoons I had done for Indira van’t Kloosteer’s section ‘Interchange: Architects in Action’. ‘Interchange’ ran from March 2014 through April 2016 in the pages of A10: New European Architecture (issues #56-68), and all its entries featured a full-page cartoon in every issue (I mightContinue reading “Rotor: Creative deconstruction – Illustration for A10 #67”

ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles]: Inclusive Archipolitics – Illustration for A10 #64

Click to enlarge Summer vacation is unfortunately over, so let’s catch up with published work that hasn’t made it to the blog yet. Today’s post belongs in the series of illustrations I did for the ‘Interchange’ interviews published in A10 magazine over the last 2 years. As you may know, A10 went out of businessContinue reading “ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles]: Inclusive Archipolitics – Illustration for A10 #64”

Book Release: Forty&Famous: 10 interviews with successful young European architects

Click to enlarge So, after some waiting, finally my book with Indira Van’t Klooster is out! As  you’ll remember, if you’ve been around for a while, back in 2014 Indira van ‘t Klooster, editor-in-chief of A10 magazine contacted me asking if I would be interested in making some cartoons for a series of interviews with different architects. This evolved intoContinue reading “Book Release: Forty&Famous: 10 interviews with successful young European architects”

KOKO Architects: Temporal layers – Illustration for A10 #63

Click to enlarge Since their start in 2000 KOKO Architects (Andrus Koresaar and RaivoKotov) have evolved on the tides of developments in Estonia, employing an intriguing combination of graphics and modest servitude, and literally building an identity for a new nation with new sense of self-esteem. It made them win the Young Estonian Architect AwardContinue reading “KOKO Architects: Temporal layers – Illustration for A10 #63”

Chartier Dalix: Fluidity on all scales – Illustration for A10 #68

Click to enlarge Pascale Dalix and Frédéric Chartier started their office 10 years ago. Coming from big offices like Herzog & De Meuron and Dominique Perrault it’s easy to recognize where they learned to play with surfaces and how to combine rationality and poetry. The shiny surfaces of the Young workers’ hostel, crèche and studiosContinue reading “Chartier Dalix: Fluidity on all scales – Illustration for A10 #68”

Assemble: The Power of Many – Illustration for A10 #66

Click to enlarge So, It’s been half a year since I posted anything here. I’m not going to promise things will be different from now on, because it wouldn’t be the first (or nth) time I fail to keep that promise. In any case, for those who have stopped by here faithfully these last 6 monthsContinue reading “Assemble: The Power of Many – Illustration for A10 #66”

Competitive spirit – Illustration for A10 #62

Click to enlarge ALA is one of Finland’s success stories, winning a major competition at the age of 30, heading a 40+ employees’ office at 40 and now looking abroad for new opportunities. Besides redoing the Finnish embassy in New Delhi they are also working on the high profile new library in Helsinki. Still, theyContinue reading “Competitive spirit – Illustration for A10 #62”

SO-IL: Reflections from overseas – Illustration for A10 #61

Click to enlarge Yes, unfortunately, this year’s scholarly life and my increasing committments with real publishing (aaahhh… money…) and its dreadful deadlines (ahhh…. my weekends…) has resulted in an almost total neglection of the blog. So, in order to catch up a little, let’s move on with the series of illustrations I’ve been doing for A10Continue reading “SO-IL: Reflections from overseas – Illustration for A10 #61”

Julien de Smedt: On a scale of hybrid – Illustration for A10 #60

Click to enlarge In your view, how do design and architecture relate? It starts with architecture; that’s what I have been involved in the longest. MWA [Makers With Agendas] is an extension of that, but in some ways it goes further. It is easier distributed and available for more people. A building is a singleContinue reading “Julien de Smedt: On a scale of hybrid – Illustration for A10 #60”

WWAA: Freedom of Flexibility – Illustration for A10 #59

Click to enlarge […] The Polish pavilion in Shanghai is probably the most famous and also most evocative project of WWAA. How would you describe it? How does it relate to your other work? I came through several different phases with this project; first is was like with your first newborn, a strange feeling ofContinue reading “WWAA: Freedom of Flexibility – Illustration for A10 #59”