So Friday after work I walked to the UVa School of Architecture to sit in on the annual Michael Owen Jones Memorial Lecture.
For an hour and a half, Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott described the work they do at their San Francisco firm IwamotoScott Architecture.
- Architecture students keep Moleskine in business.
- When architects design a house to fit around an existing tree, they create a "tree void".
- When architects design a house to accommodate fog, they create a "fog void".
- Folks from Buffalo Junction, Virginia keep their cell phone ringers on max volume at all times.
- I hadn't heard the word "funicular" since Turkey.
- Architects spend a lot of time and effort designing things that will never be built. When asked about staying motivated in that environment, Iwamoto equated unbuilt projects to investments in research.
Yours in creating, then filling, voids,