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Authenticity in Design & the Search Bar as a Design Tool

The internet – friend or foe?

The internet is without doubt a mesmerising and beneficial thing but in the world of design, the immediate access for all designers and clients to images of the best projects in the world can potentially lead to a lackadaisical and homogenous design language that negates the need for any struggle to generate good solutions and in many cases can risk losing out on authenticity.

Authenticity in Design & the Search Bar as a Design Tool

Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui

Just imagine: a roof that flutters like a butterfly’s wings or a house molded in the form of a microscopic animal. These are the works of architect Eugene Tssui.  At first glance these structures look like the product of an iconoclast—designs that attack architectural conventions purely for the sake of novelty and surprise.  However, Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui portrays a much different character.  I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the film was more interested in exploring the complexities of the man as opposed to simply advocating for his eccentric design sensibilities.

What I Didn't Learn in Design School

Education comes in many forms and while some lessons are taught, others are learned. Academia provides us a solid footing when entering the workplace but often the workplace itself has its own lessons to impart. In this new section ‘What I didn’t learn in Design School’ members of the HLW team share their lessons from working in the field of Architecture and Design.