Magazine

1Q 2009

Table of contents 
Project News
Creating a Wave
A Fluid Ride
Small Home, Big Living
 
Main Feature
Thoughts from six quotes on the value of details.
 
The Futurarc Interview
Principals, The Biomimicry Guild
 
Projects
 
People
 
Commentary
 
Happenings
 
Books
Micro-Design
The 1Q 2009 edition is by far one of the best reads we’ve assembled at FuturArc, with more distinguished voices, more provocations, than ever before. In this issue, we zoom in on the different aspects of Micro-Design—details, materials, products and components—and question how we, as a society, think of production; the making of things.
 
Cheah Kok Ming quotes Mies van der Rohe and others, expounding on the “sublime poetry” that can happen when a brick is thoughtfully interfaced with another. Antonio Eraso shows off timber, as material, in all its sensual glory and speaks of the architect as “closeted craftsman”, struggling to reverse the banality of mass production. We are also honoured to speak with Janine Benyus, author of the highly influential book Biomimicry. In addition, special coverage is given to the World Sustainable Building Conference (SB08) held in Melbourne in September 2008. The SB Conference is a milestone event, held once every three years, that charts the course of sustainability worldwide.
 
In line with what has been driving editorial content for some time, FuturArc also sports a new tagline: Architecture, Design, Sustainability | Asia-Pacific.

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