Archinect - Studio Stumpo 2014-04-23T23:59:11-04:00 Architecture: World Wide Architecture? studiostumpo 2013-07-18T14:52:51-04:00 >2013-07-23T21:04:41-04:00 <p> <em>&ldquo;Now, architecture and design is everywhere because of the Internet. It&rsquo;s arguable that design is at its peak in terms of relevance. The accessibility of architectural images and contents is ever-present, for young designers and clients alike, making design more popular than ever before. In turn, this has made it even harder to raise the stakes of good design, critical thinking, and discerning judgment&rdquo; - Nader Tehrani &lsquo;Beaux Arts &amp; Back Again&rsquo;</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> Nowadays in a time where information can be accessed online in a matter of seconds, we see calls for competitions in every architecture-related website, and we can find precedents for our own projects by just typing a few words on a search engine, I often tend to ask myself, what makes good architecture?</p> <p> With these questions I do not intend to point that the previous tools or methods of searching and gathering information are wrong. I do want to question their principles and ultimate results. Since they are intended to be accessib...</p> Architecture: 3 things that are happening on this side of the river studiostumpo 2013-07-03T12:06:00-04:00 >2013-07-18T13:24:58-04:00 <p> During this past week I had a hard time figuring out what to post for this week&rsquo;s entry and as I have mentioned before, I intended to start this blog as channel to share some insightful architecture-related curiosities, events or interesting dialogues that I see from a student&rsquo;s perspective. Now that I think about it again (this exercise of taking time to figure out what to say, or not!) also helps me understand what I truly find interesting and ultimately worth writing. In order words, Studio Stumpo seeks to reflect what is involved in being an architecture student today.</p> <p> <img title="" alt="" src=""></p> <p> That said, this time I decide to share some of the things that are happening in this side of the river (more specifically the Charles River that divides Cambridge and Boston) since we know the majority of the educational architectural discourse happens across the river (think of MIT and Harvard!) Without further delay, I&rsquo;ve numbered some great past and new events that are happening on this side of the river...</p> Curiosities: One documentary you have to watch today studiostumpo 2013-06-24T17:35:00-04:00 >2013-07-18T13:24:06-04:00 <p> Since the fall of 2012 I&rsquo;ve been collaborating with the Architecture Department, more specifically with the Annex Lecture Series, at my school at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Here we have had the chance to welcome some great keynote speakers like Kent Larson, Kiel Moe and Charles Waldheim, but this time the post is about a documentary that was included in the calendar of events and that I&rsquo;m still thinking about today &ndash; a couple of months after seeing.</p> <p> <img title="" alt="" src=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> I know, after being lectured by the director of the MIT Media Lab and the GSD Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture I should probably be commenting on that (I do wanna include more posts with the highlights of their lectures) but I&rsquo;m here to share with you those curiosities, that directly or indirectly affect the architecture field we all living in and ultimately our lives.</p> <p> <br> The documentary is Manufactured Landscapes, written and directed by world-known photographer Edward Burtinsky. This 90 minutes film ...</p> Post Number One: Welcome studiostumpo 2013-06-18T16:20:02-04:00 >2013-08-06T12:12:38-04:00 <p> <img title="" alt="" src=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> My name is Francesco and I am an architecture student (from Venezuela) living in Boston interested in all fields of design. I am currently in undergraduate school at Wentworth Institute of Technology.</p> <p> Studio Stumpo looks to showcase what&rsquo;s involved in being an architecture student today. Every week I share new and past experiences I&rsquo;ve had so far while working in and outside studio projects, attending conferences and being creative with extracurricular activities.&nbsp;</p> <p> I started this blog on June 2013 as a place to share useful information, thoughts and views about architecture always from a students perspective.</p> <p> Comments are kindly accepted, let me know that you were here and what were your thoughts. Thanks for reading!</p> <p> Francesco @studiostumpo</p>