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Exploding the Cube: Yannick Martin's Studies of a Six-Sided Shape

04:00 - 28 August, 2017

Former architect Yannick Martin, who has previously confined architecture's most famous houses to a cube, is a graphic designer who explores line and geometric shapes to examine the language of the diagram. By fragmenting simple shapes, Martin seeks to offer new ways of looking at an icon so commonplace and ubiquitously used that, for most, the sheer potential and variety of its application can be overlooked.

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Diagrams of the Rietveld Schroder House Reveal its Graphic and Geometric Brilliance

12:00 - 9 July, 2017
Diagrams of the Rietveld Schroder House Reveal its Graphic and Geometric Brilliance, Courtesy of Yun Frank Zhang
Courtesy of Yun Frank Zhang

As one of the most prominent examples of the De Stijl movement, the 1925 Rietveld Schroder House represents a radical moment in modern architecture. Categorized by refining components to their geometric forms and primary paint hues, characteristics of the movement are evident in the architect Gerrit Rietveld's approach to residential design. Located in Utrecht, the house experiments with modular elements such as collapsible walls that provide a transformable way of living that still influences design to this day.

Because of its significance, the Schroder House has been the subject of study for many architects, artists, and historians. Inspired by its revolutionary design, aspiring architect and visual artist Yun Frank Zhang created a series of analytical diagrams and an accompanying video in order to understand the functionality, dimensions, and programmatic elements of the house. Below is a sample of Zhang’s exploration.

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Global Architectural Political Event London

14:43 - 29 May, 2017
Global Architectural Political Event London, Global Architectural Political Event London_AA
Global Architectural Political Event London_AA

‘Global Architectural Political Events’ are a series of public debates organised by Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal that continue the investigation about the political re-engagement of the discipline, as analysed in the essay ‘Well into the 21st Century’ and the ‘Global Architectural Compass’.

42 Sketches, Drawings and Diagrams of Desks and Architecture Workspaces

08:30 - 3 October, 2016
42 Sketches, Drawings and Diagrams of Desks and Architecture Workspaces

Last month we put out a call to our readers to show us where they work. It was a pleasure to receive so many submissions, each showing the particular talent and creativity--and, the incredible geographical scope--of the ArchDaily community. These are our favorites (in no particular order). Enjoy and submit your own drawing in the comments.