Tag Archives: Shared Principles

How to Park a Cake (and Eat it Too) – “How To…” Series

Today, in the continuing adventures in architectural alchemy at Studio E … It’s Part II in our “How To…” series! Previously in this series, John Sheehan touched on our desire to find design opportunities within the limitations presented to us … Continue reading

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Cheap Ingredients: Weighty Results – “How To…” Series

Welcome to Part I in our “How To…” series! Over the next several weeks we will be posting on making the most of a modest budget—or how to achieve better results using off-the-shelf building components. On our website we talk … Continue reading

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The Sundial as a Marker of Time and Place

Much has already been written, by us and others, about the UC Davis West Village project’s connection to the sun – from the photovoltaic panels that provide the power to make it the nation’s largest zero-net energy community, to the … Continue reading

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Specificity in Architecture – Shared Principles

All of our work seeks to be idea driven – meaning we hope to bring something beyond program, budget, schedule and site constraints to each design challenge. Our website includes a tab that describes 7 ideas that have inspired us … Continue reading

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Shared Principles: Choreography

  One of our seven shared principles is CHOREOGRAPHY. As stated on our web site (under the “Ideas” tab): Choreography involves planning arranged movement through space. We arrange paths of movement through sequential or serial space to enhance the experience … Continue reading

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Bjarke Ingles & Architectural Alchemy – Studio E Shared Principles

ALCHEMY – as defined by Studio E The chief aim of alchemy – a pseudo-science practiced in the Middle Ages – was to turn base metals into gold. As modern-day architects/alchemists, we embrace the ordinary programs, left-over sites and modest … Continue reading

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Studio E’s Shared Principles…Value of: Connection, Everyday Life, Subjectivity, Complexity

For our retreat I chose to expand on the values behind Studio E’s principles rather than choose an existing principle to define and re-examine. These values provide the fabric for our work: the Value of Connection, Value of Everyday Life, … Continue reading

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Reclaiming

“The accommodation of the automobile at the expense of almost all else characterizes most contemporary planning. Our site plans insist that cars be convenient, but contained balancing their impacts with other considerations. Where possible, parking areas are co-opted for other … Continue reading

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The Studio E Team Share Our Principles

Each New Year, Studio E, like many offices, undertakes an office retreat. This year things were a little different. Yes, we still had the end of year report and the look ahead report, but we focused instead on what each … Continue reading

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