Why Is There Public Art?

ART IN PUBLIC SPACES Our upcoming third issue of The Right Angle Journal explores “Art and Architecture” – a broad and complicated topic, to say the least. Our contributors have taken a variety of approaches to the subject, mostly personal: How has the interaction of...

2017 Moriyama Awards and Gala

2017 MORIYAMA RAIC INTERNATIONAL PRIZE WINNER This prestigious prize gives voice and attention to meaningful Canadian shared values such as openness, respect, compassion, equality, and justice. Each of the shortlisted projects is unique and original …. They are very...

Gasoline Castle

While doing research for a project on architectural aesthetics, I came across this quotation: The highest form of popular art is found in the decoration of filling stations […] One tours them as one does the château country of France. – Bruce Bliven, New...

Professional Vocabulary

PROFESSIONAL VOCABULARY When it comes to promoting architectural discussion, architects are often even less successful than the general public. Where the pubic resorts to aggressive, visceral, emotional language, the profession falls back on alienating...

Other Places

OTHER PLACES Think back to a place where everything seems just right. You cannot quite put your finger on it, it is hard to explain to somebody else, and your words will always seem inadequate – but there is something there that transcends other places you have...