The sudden and unexpected announcement of the Pritzker Prize yesterday evening sent shockwaves through the architecture world. With the sad death of the Prize’s latest laureate Frei Otto on Monday, the Pritzker made the unprecedented decision to announce the winner two weeks early, ensuring that Otto’s final, crowning achievement would make its way into the obituaries of this great man.
Of course, despite the sudden nature of the announcement, the many critics on Twitter were on hand to lend their initial thoughts in what was an interesting mix of congratulations, sadness and nostalgia. Read on after the break for all the reactions.
We culled the Twitterverse looking for reactions to Shigeru Ban’s Prizker win – from readers and critics alike. While the responses were generally positive, some were less so.
See our favorite responses – from #baffled to #goodenough to #Banstheman! – after the break.
TechCrunch reported that GoldieBlox, the startup that created “GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine,” a girl-oriented alternative to LEGO, has struck its first nationwide distribution deal with Toys ‘R’ Us. Responding on twitter, the Harvard GSD (@HarvardGSDExecED) asked its followers: could GoldieBlox be one of the answers to encouraging women to enter the architecture and engineering professions? The response from Tabitha Ponte (@tcpg) became an interesting exchange – check it out, after the break…
On August 22, 2011 a live map that charts members of interior design, architecture, and related consultants on Twitter was released into the wild. In only three days it had already surpassed 8000 views, and added 120 professionals to the map.
The mapping chart is the brainchild of Mark Schumann – director of program cost consultancy for Davis Langdon, Middle East division. Conceived as a method to connect professionals in architecture and the building industry related fields who are active on Twitter in the Middle East, users’ locations are pinned on a Google map indicating their location and profession.
Are you following us on Twitter? If you are not, here’s 5 reasons why you should:
- We Tweet every update on the site.
- We Tweet what´s happening behind the scenes at ArchDaily: Tweets from events we attend, links we share, buildings we are visiting, thoughts, etc.
- We re-tweet interesting tweets from architects and practices we folllow around the world.
- We announce future postings or interviews we upload to Vimeo, before featuring them on the site.
- We always take feedback and recommendations from the people we are following.
So what are you waiting? Go follow at @archdaily, and recommend us to your friends this #ff by tweeting: “I recommend @archdaily #followfriday #architecture“. Feel free to add anything else you´d like to recommend following on Twitter: other architects, practices, blogs, schools, etc.
Architects on Twitter?
With more than 40,000 followers, our Twitter account @ArchDaily has become a great channel to connect with our readers. Through this channel we’ve been able to see the progress of your buildings, know about the competitions/awards you win, share links, ideas, knowledge, and much more. And Architects on Twitter are constantly finding new creative ways to use the platform, as a collaboration and marketing tool.
UK digital marketing agency Pauley Creative conducted a survey among british architects using Twitter, and put all the info together on this nice infographic. Some of their findings:
- 65% of Architects surveyed had been using Twitter for over a year
- The majority of Architects use Twitter to keep up with the latest industry news (86%) and network with industry peers (79%)
- When asked ‘Who do you follow?’ most selected Other Architects (82%), Practices (77%) and Publications (75%)
- 95% of Architects do find Twitter useful, primarily for the reason that it’s quick and easy to share information and keep up with the latest news
- 99% of Architects surveyed stated that they would provide a recommendation if asked
Are you using Twitter? Are you following @ArchDaily? How are you using Twitter? Who do you recommend to follow?
Share your experience on the comments below, or Tweet it with hashtag #ArchOnTwitter.
See the full infographic below:
The AIA 2010 National Convention starts tomorrow in Miami and ArchDaily is there to bring you all the news. But we want you in the conversation also so if you’re there or you’re following the convention online, make sure you tweet using the hashtag #aia2010. All the tweets using it will be featured in our Twitter box located on the top of ArchDaily’s homepage.
So make sure you follow us right here, and follow the discussion, there might be a few surprises during these days. See you in Miami!
The AIA National Convention 2010 will be held in Miami from June 10 till June 12, and ArchDaily will be there to cover it! To start the engines, we decided to launch a small giveaway in Twitter which started last Wednesday and finishes today. Everyday we will be giving an amazing book related to the AIA Convention. All you need to do is follow us on Twitter and RT our message. To do so, you can just click here (must be logged on to your Twitter account).
Yesterday’s winner was @JeffDahl! He won the great book “Contemporary Design in Detail: Sustainable Environments”. Today’s book is “Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning”. So remember, RT this message till 6pm today and you could win an amazing book!
The AIA National Convention 2010 will be held in Miami from June 10 till June 12, and ArchDaily will be there to cover it! To start the engines, we decided to launch a small giveaway in Twitter starting today and finishing next Thursday. Everyday we will be giving an amazing book related to the AIA Convention. All you need to do is follow us on Twitter and RT our message. To do so, you can just click here (must be logged on to your Twitter account).
And that’s about it. Just a click, and you can win! Today’s book is “Climate Design: Design and Planning for the Age of Climate Change”. So RT our message till 6pm today, and tomorrow morning we’ll announce the winner! And remember, tomorrow we’ll have another book for you!
Last week we gave you 5 reasons to follow @archdaily on Twitter. If you are following us, then you already know that we are attending the Pritzker ceremony today, and that we are going to interview an architecture master from Japan in a few weeks.
Remember to tell your friends to follow us on this #followfriday.
p.s.: if you don´t have any idea what #followfriday is: it is a Twitter meme on which people recommend people to follow on fridays, with a message such as “if you like architecture, make sure to follow @archdaily #followfriday”.