As I wrote last August, I am working on several projects and features among others: the project of studio visits. Next Thursday, I will film Paris-based DATA Architectes as first studio to visit. But this Thursday 6th September, I met and chatted with the two founders. I post here a picture of the agency I took this Thursday…
|DATA Architectes, Paris. Photo: The Architecture Daily/ULGC|
Then and very important: The Architecture Post is now The Architecture Daily. Its website is in progress. I hope I will finish next month. The Architecture Daily (also TAD) will mainly focus on video, audio and of course webinars. Unlike ULGC, The Architecture Daily will be covering Architects, Planners, and Engineers' projects in the form of video, audio and texts. In terms of design and development, the website will have a newspaper-typed interface while being between magazine and newspaper in terms of editorial coverage (well we'll see).
I am currently working on the editorial content of both ULGC and The Architecture Daily. For now, I can say that TAD will include the following sections:
- Main section, containing architecture, urbanism, engineering, with audio, video (both video and audio as important features), and texts;
- Event section: lectures, exhibitions, conferences, book launch and other events that we will review and/or organize;
- Books review section: with features writing on books and magazines.
Then still hesitating with another section: Opinion. As known, ULGC mostly features opinions among other of type of texts. If I add this section in TAD (The Architecture Daily), Opinion will only focus on specific topics like materials, techniques of construction, etc and will be open to call-for-contribution. Other feature is the newsletter that will summarize what is up on TAD (not yet designed).
The broadcast part will be gathered into Visual that will present visual and multimedia features — photographs, videos, slide shows and audio. Photographs will be those of photographers' published in other supports (this feature will be added in the future). Architectural photography, as you know, is another important part to showcasing architects' and designers' projects.
Other features will be coming up in the future.
As for the style, broadly speaking, the main idea is to provide front page as well as a rundown of the top stories in all sections and critics and short analysis of stories; audio, and video playing an important role as providing news on architecture, urbanism, and engineering.
To summarize all above in few words, the idea is to develop a platform. However, of course, the beginning will be full of bugs…
Now ULGC will be redesigned into an independent blog after the launch of TAD. ULGC will be featuring only texts on architecture and urbanism but not on architects' and planners' projects.
Strictly speaking, the idea is to separate both TAD and ULGC into two distinct websites for a better readability. ULGC will be launched in 2013. So I will keep up maintaining this blog until the launch of its new website.