Archinect - News 2014-08-27T21:11:35-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/43013355/why-don-t-architects-speak-english Why don't architects speak English? Archinect 2012-03-28T13:47:00-04:00 >2012-04-03T07:00:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jm/jm86fj06o6bv54ma.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grand plans for Seattle Center evoke hovering "Jelly Beans," "dematerialized urbanism," and "catalyzing atmospheres." That's just what Seattle needs: more gobbledygook.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Knute Berger, of Seattle-based Crosscut, opines on the long-pondered use of "gobbledygook" in archispeak, in reference to the architect's project descriptions from the recently announced results in the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/106470/urban-intervention-design-ideas-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Intervention Design Ideas Competition</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/20318531/clowns-chairs-and-dutch-foreign-affairs CLOWNS, CHAIRS AND DUTCH FOREIGN AFFAIRS Archinect 2011-09-13T17:31:14-04:00 >2011-09-13T17:32:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b0/b018bd6ad9bf441fe3741ef09d32f34e.jpg" width="513" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Holland, we have two words for design. One is vormgeving; in German formgeben. And the other word is ontwerpen; in German entwurf. In the Anglo-Saxon language there&rsquo;s only one word for design, which is design. That is something you should work out. Vormgeving is more to make things look nice... While ontwerpe means, and the Anglo-saxon word, but its stronger, means engineering.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>