Monthly Archives: August 2016

Taiwan’s Social Safety Net is the Street Market

Free-marketers are often ridiculed for suggesting the welfare state can be substantially replaced by free enterprise: not sure what to call those which even dare  suggest that able-bodied adults would be better off with more invigorating freedom instead of a debilitating dole. The Case … Continue reading

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Updates

As the new semester is just around the corner, let me just talk about a few things that I’m very excited about and I hope the universities working with us, the students and followers are as well. The end of … Continue reading

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Opportunities – much more than just a paycheck

As students are always looking for the best opportunities to earn a living after completing their studies, one of the discussion topics that always comes up in all the courses I teach is, of course, where are  the places with the best opportunities. Incidentally, as … Continue reading

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A Very Brief History of Architecture 3. Contemporary Architecture

3. Postmodern Architecture. In the 70s architects were already starting to look beyond the principles of modernism; Kenneth Frampton published his book, ‘ Towards a Critical Regionalism ‘, in which he sought to provide a modern architecture tied to a … Continue reading

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A Very Brief History of Architecture 2. The Modern Movement

2. The Modern Movement was characterised by a radical rejection of the principles of traditional architecture and embarked on a titanic quest of rethinking architecture from a strictly functionalist perspective. According to modernists, the purpose of architecture is not to … Continue reading

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A Very Brief History of Architecture 1. Pre-Modern Times

I was asked by Dan Livis to write an article that focuses on the ways in which architecture affects / influences the progress and evolution of humanity. Since the subject is extremely broad, I will address it in terms of … Continue reading

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Awake the champion within

The fascination exerted by Olympics is based on a self-evident truth. By virtue of 99.9% DNA that the champion has in common with all and every single one of us, his/her victory is ours. I am a passionate sub-mediocre swimmer … Continue reading

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