Architecture : design elements

28
Apr

Interview with Tim Cuppett

categories Designer, Interviews    

“Success is making a difference and having fun while doing it.”

Tim Cuppett

It’s Monday morning and time for an inspirational interview. Please come with me to Austin, Texas to meet architect Tim Cuppett.

What was the moment when you knew you would be an architect?

In the second grade.


Is there something that connects all your projects?

If it doesn’t add to the solution, get rid of it……edit, edit, edit.


Looking back at your first project what design knowledge do you wish you had back then?

The way its drawn is the way it gets built (if you have a good contractor). Problems don’t work themselves out in the field.

What do you enjoy most in your work?

When I know it’s just right, my hair stands up.


What do you love to do when you are not designing?

Looking around and trying to figure out what makes a place great.


What are your favorite artists?

Cannot identify “favorite”artist.  Music and Architecture both use rhythm, crescendo, harmony, etc….to affect the way we feel.

What are some of the most amazing buildings you’ve seen?

Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, Gaudi’s Barcelona Cathedral, Pawson’s Monestery at Novy Dvur, Tadao Ando’s Modern Museum in Ft. Worth.


What does success mean to you?

Making a difference and having fun while doing it.


What’s your advice to upcoming architects?

Travel and work as far away from home as possible.


My signature question – what are the most important design elements?

Relation to context: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” Aristotle

25
Feb

House in Chile

categories Dream View, Houses    

Haus mit Traumblick… Location: Papudo, Chile. Architektur: Raimundo Anguita

House with a view… Location: Papudo, Chile. Architecture: Raimundo Anguita

Raimundo Anguita

11
Feb

House in Brazil

categories Architecture, Houses    

Traumhaus in São Paulo gefunden… Die Schiebewand – Foto 2 – ist unglaublich. Architektur: Guilherme Torres

Dream house in São Paulo found… The sliding walls – photo 2 – are incredible. Architecture: Guilherme Torres

Guilherme Torres

3
Feb

Desert House in California

categories Architecture, Houses    

Traumhaus gefunden… Das Black Desert Haus mit Blick auf die Wüstenlandschaft des Joshua-Tree-Nationalparks. Architektur: Marc Atlan und Oller & Pejic

Dream house found… The Black Desert House with views across Joshua Tree National Park in California. Architecture: Marc Atlan and Oller & Pejic

design boom

24
Jan

Happy Weekend

categories Bathroom, Houses    

via my fave tumblr cabbage rose

23
Jan

House in Lebanon

categories Architecture, Houses    

Der Gewinner in der Kategorie Wohnungsbau der Zukunft des WAF ist das Meditationshaus in Libanon, MZ Architects

Future projects house winner of WAF is the Meditation House in Jbâa, Lebanon by MZ Architects

photos: marwan zgheib via designboom

22
Jan

House in Melbourne

categories Architecture, Houses    

Techné Architects, photos: Shannon McGrath via urbis

21
Jan

House in São Paulo

categories Architecture, Houses    

architecture: Fernanda Neiva of Galeria Arquitetos via desire to inspire

15
Jan

Architect’s Home in London

categories Dining, Kitchen    

So sieht das Haus des Londoner Architekten Matt White aus.

A look inside the London home of architect Matt White.


homebuilding and renovation via planete deco

14
Jan

Backyard Office

categories Architecture, Workspace    

sett studio via cabbage rose

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