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Architecture Is… A Long Journey

Rob has started writing for a new student architecture magazine, Architecture Is, based in Edinburgh. http://www.architectureis.org/ Here’s an introduction to his regular feature, with the broad title of  ‘A Long Journey’. The first article, Basel: City on the Rhine, has been re-posted above.

The saying ‘the journey is the destination’ seems to be particularly relevant when applied to Architecture. However, choosing architectural studies is a fantastic opportunity (and excuse) to travel, take detours and find out about all sorts of unusual things a normal career would never let you do. Last semester, my design studio turned me into an expert on prawn-fishing! Now I’m working for a local firm in Basel, Switzerland. This kind of experience allows you to find out lots about the urban environment, local culture and surrounding country.

‘Der Weg ist das Ziel’ is a similar German proverb. When I first heard it, the saying sounded like it translated as ‘the way is the style’. I thought it meant that it was a lifestyle you could adopt or mentality – an enjoyment of travelling and seeing where you end up. (It actually means ‘the way is the goal’.) Students in our year have travelled all around the world for their placement. It will be great to hear everyone’s tales when they return next year.

So, to celebrate going on a journey, every two weeks my post will be about something that has interested me as a foreigner living abroad.

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New Website

Edinburgh New Town
Edinburgh New Town

As part of my efforts to find a job placement during 2012, I have travelled around Manchester and Liverpool. This is an active way to contact architectural practices, and allows me to explore more of Britain’s largest cities. Stay tuned for articles on Salford Quays and Liverpool Museum.

Earlier this week, my new website launched at www.robhebblethwaite.co.uk/index.html featuring university projects, sample work and contact information. Please have a look and email me for further information.

An Introduction of Sorts

Canal bridge in Venice

Canal bridge in Venice

Welcome to my blog. As an Architecture student, based at the University of Edinburgh, I am passionate about Architecture, its history, and the world of design in general. My mission is to inform and entertain, ranging from the web-surfing public to those in the profession. Thought provoking posts will offer a window on the ‘delight’ to be found in our built environment. Architectural design has a strong impact on our everyday lives, providing the setting for work, rest and play. Like the backing score for a successful film, we can often choose to ignore architecture completely, or only recognise when good design is absent. With this blog, I am asking you to spend more time exploring our built world, discovering its merits and history. The journey will include plenty of interest, facts, and some things to make you smile.