Ladies of the 2014 Architecture Biennale: Modernity? Where?

In the crowds of the opening days of the Architecture Biennale 2014, there was as many women than men. Girls, mature women, students, interns, curators, visitors, panelists, it was not an engineer fair. … Continue reading

♀ architects of the Grisons.

The Swiss mountainous region of  the Grisons has been the set for the production of some excellent architecture in the past years. Among the  designers of these buildings, women architects heavily contributed to… Continue reading

Sexist Myopia: “The Images of Architects”

It is this time of the year again, when the Venice Biennial of Architecture is around the corner. Before discovering the new one, “Fundamentals”, it is time to reflect on the inherent sexism… Continue reading

Gender Check: Bartlett UCL Lecture Series Spring 2014 #fail

As we praised the ETHZ DARCH Lecture series for being surprisingly equal on their podium this semester, the same can’t be said about the Architecture School of the Bartlett, London. The Bartlett International… Continue reading

Reclaiming a seat at architecture’s table: Elsie Krummeck

Few people know Elsie Krummeck. But most architects would have heard about Victor Gruen. Commonly credited as the father of shopping malls, Gruen moved from Vienna to the US fleeing the Nazis. He… Continue reading

8 reasons to rejoice + 8 reasons to fight: 8 March and women architects

March 8 always brings along bad jokes and saddening reports. Here are 8 reasons to rejoice and 8 reasons to keep fighting: 8 reasons to rejoice: 1) The Lina Bo Bardi Together exhibition.… Continue reading

Light Gender Defrosting at the Architecture Departement of the ETHZ.

Switzerland is not doing well at gender balance. The infamous ETHZ and its Department of Architecture score an all-down low with 5 women appointed professors and assistant professors among their 50 colleagues. One… Continue reading

Construction and genitalia: Vaginas as building forms

Picking up on the claims made earlier that the World Cup Stadium she designed for 2022 in Qatar has a vaginal form, Zaha Hadid dismissed the idea as ridiculous. While skyscrapers have been… Continue reading

Girls in architecture: a recent press review

What’s up for girls in the architecture world? First, and though it is debated if architecture is an art or a science or both, an very good article from the New York Times… Continue reading

A letter to Rem Koolhaas

Dear Rem Koolhaas, we have never met, or so it seems. We are a non-relevant group. We are about half of the humanity, maybe more. We are also about 20% of our and… Continue reading