Home parameters
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 24 July 2020
10 Basic parameters in home design

Architecture is not a style of particular buildings, nor is it the drawing of building plans; it is a process of problem solving mixed with aesthetics that results in information (drawings) used for construction. For a home or a city, it is a process embedded with parameters / variables that need to be solved and...

15 Basic parameters in urban design
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 10 April 2020
15 Basic parameters in urban design

This list is not comprehensive but a starting point for any planning project. In a successfully designed urban plan the designer needs to manage and manipulate multiple interconnected parameters. Each parameter can be investigated and developed independently, but will also have to be tested in relation to other related parameters. This can be done using analogue or digital methods or...

Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 30 March 2020
COVID-19 Maker Resources

These COVID-19 maker resources are here for everyone with maker skills and machinery to anyone with a needle and a thread. As a result of the world being unexpectedly plunged into a pandemic, we are finding the Achilles heel of the “just-in-time” manufacturing. Consequently medical and other essential workers need Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and...

Sustainable parametric house
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 13 March 2020
5 ways to prepare your home for disasters

We are living in the safest times in known human history. Globally life expectancy has never been higher and poverty rate never been lower. Life is good therefore and the future looks bright. But this does not mean that we should stop expecting the unexpected and prepare your home. Because the world is volatile and...

Architecture and beauty
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 03 March 2020
Architecture and the multi-beautiful

The Sublime versus the Pretty   "The Beautiful Origin from the Latin bell(us) fine + -ity (state or function). The quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, colour, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else...

The end of Modernism in Architecture
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 30 January 2020
The end of Modernism in Architecture

We have finally reached the long awaited end of Modernism in Architecture How things begin We have been hearing of the end of modernism for a long time, why is it still here? Art movements are founded on a philosophy as well as being fixed in the era the movement operates in. It is always...

Policy H2 Small sites, Draft New London Plan
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 22 November 2019
6 steps to build a new house on a small London site

Advise on how the GLA “Policy H2 Small Sites” can work for you   The Greater London Authority (GLA) is putting small sites front and centre in the new Draft London Plan as a key to solving the ongoing housing crisis. The GLA estimates that the city can provide vast number of small sites. Therefore...

Parametric Design is Changing Architecture high tech sustainability
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 16 October 2019
8 Reasons why parametric design is changing Architecture

This is my short list of 8 reasons why parametric design is changing Architecture. Parametric Design I first came across systemic and parametric design approaches while studying at the Architectural Association in London in the late 90s. Since then I have participated in and conducted research around digital and computational design. My Nordic roots drive...

London housing crisis needs
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 03 March 2017
London Housing Crisis and possible solutions (2019 context)

Urban planning is a strategic endeavor. It involves the maintenance and improvements of the existing and facilitation of growth, or reduction. It uses statistical tools to predict future needs and strategically plans for the urban accommodation of those needs. When these strategies are not met, Urban Planning is failing. The “housing crisis” in the UK...