Henri Achten

Henri Achten

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Prague  ·  Teacher & researcher at Faculty of Architecture of Czech Technical University in Prague.
Henri Achten
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The Law of Perverse Optimization: Whenever a criterion is explicitly formulated, people will optimize to gain maximum profit from the criterion, at the detriment of the reason why the criterion was formulated in the first place.

The Law of Perverse Optimization: Whenever a criterion is explicitly formulated, people will optimize to gain maximum profit from the criterion, at the detriment of the reason why the criterion was formulated in the first place.

Time to get rid of architecture's most inflated concept - Space.

Time to get rid of architecture's most inflated concept - Space.

Beware of the moment when your passion becomes your job description.

Beware of the moment when your passion becomes your job description.

The future is just like we imagined... ...but different.

The future is just like we imagined... ...but different.

"Rationality, as powerful as it is, is also slow, take many resources, and cannot break out of the box. Therefore, to make maximum use of rationality, it is rational to at times be irrational."

"Rationality, as powerful as it is, is also slow, take many resources, and cannot break out of the box. Therefore, to make maximum use of rationality, it is rational to at times be irrational."

Le Foto surreali di Erik Johansson

Photo Manipulations are always very interesting to watch because - and that's what is important - they give a realistic view of an unreal picture. Erik Johansson, a computer engineering student, from sweden has a sense for good ideas for manipulations.

Top-Tattoo-Designs

Cats are lovely animals and beloved pets of many of us. As tattoo pattern, cats are mainly preferred by women in various sizes and designs.

"Design should be in the language of the future, but too often it is based upon a language of the past."

"Design should be in the language of the future, but too often it is based upon a language of the past."

"Nothing is always absolutely so." Theodore Sturgeon, August Galaxy, 1956.

"Nothing is always absolutely so." Theodore Sturgeon, August Galaxy, 1956.

...Parametric design and scripting done today, might seem sophisticated, but are like primitive crutches to the design process. The whole system is waiting for a final nudge that will evolve design into things unimaginable. That nudge will come from a new generation that takes advantage of all possibilities, and cares not for established teaching tradition.

...Parametric design and scripting done today, might seem sophisticated, but are like primitive crutches to the design process. The whole system is waiting for a final nudge that will evolve design into things unimaginable. That nudge will come from a new generation that takes advantage of all possibilities, and cares not for established teaching tradition.