Charles Alexander Jencks

BEYOND THE SENSATIONAL I do believe architecture, and all art, should be content-driven. It should have something to say beyond the sensational. To see the...

Maya Lin

HOW WE ARE LIVING AND POLLUTING THE PLANET IS FRIGHTENING How we are using up our home, how we are living and polluting the planet...

Moshe Safdie

CONTRADICTORY DESIRE IN OUR UTOPIA This is the contradictory desire in our utopia. We want to live in a small community with which we can...

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri
Ar. Esa Mohamed

WE TAKE BUIDLINGS FOR GRANTED Architecture is actually a very important part of human life. We take buildings for granted. In actual fact, we have...

Cameron Sinclair

ARCHITECT IS AN OPTIMISTIC REALIST A true architect is not an artist but an optimistic realist. They take a diverse number of stakeholders, extract needs,...

Edward Mazria

SIMPLICITY WINS We tend to rush toward the complex when trying to solve a daunting problem, but in this case, simplicity wins. Better buildings, responsible...

Professor Dato’ Dr. Kenneth Yeang

BUILDING IMITATE ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS I think buildings should imitate ecological systems. Ecological systems in nature before we had human beings interfere with them exist in...

Professor Shigeru Ban

FORCE OF NATURE Shigeru Ban is a force of nature, which is entirely appropriate in the light of his voluntary work for the homeless and...

Professor Dr. Dionisio Gonzalez Romero

IMAGINARY ARCHITECTURAL REALIZATION González brings us his latest series ‘trans-actions’, a set of imaginary architectural realizations which beckon the question — are these structures contemporary...

Joe Osae-Addo

DEVELOPMENT IS DECIMATING OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS Development is decimating our neighbourhoods. There’s pressure on these heritage properties, on the land, and families are very eager to...

Aziza Chaouni

HER UNORTHODOX APPROACH Just as the river races deep within the wadi of historic Fez, Chaouni’s project digs down, undoes and re-builds through the existing...

Yasmeen Lari

ROAD TO SELF-RELIANCE For the low income groups, you have to understand their needs. If it is housing, I always talk to women because they...

Sarah Staniforth CBE

THE WAY CONSERVATORS THINK Sarah changed the way conservators and their fellow professionals think about and do conservation. She is outstanding in the true sense...

Professor Robert Adam

MINORITY INTEREST IN MY PROFESSION My real passion, however, is crusading – because what I am doing is a minority interest in my profession. Most...

Professor Dr. Kathryn Moore

GEOGRAPHIC SENSIBILITY Landscape architects increasingly need a geographic sensibility, a strong sense of social and ethical responsibility as well as knowledge of the spatial implications...