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Category: Observations and Digressions

Summer 2019

Vol. 2, No. 4SUMMER 2019
Over the past few decades, a lot of research money has gone into understanding the psychological effects of colour, and how it can be used to create moods, build brand identities, encourage consumption and, as in the TV ads and movies, support a storyline and generate memorable imagery.

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Spring 2019

Vol. 2, No. 2SPRING 2019
We explore the meaning of home. It’s a powerful word, but one with a surprisingly pliable meaning.

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Architect at Work

Join us at:
Enercare Centre, Hall D
100 Princes’ Blvd. Toronto
April 3–4, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Visit our booth, and join The Right Angle Journal Editor Gordon Grice in the Seminar Room, at 11:00 am, on April 3, where he will be sharing his views on “The Architecture of Discomfort.”
We should all be grateful to architects and designers for making our environment more comfortable and convenient. That’s their job, after all. But what about when they create things that are uncomfortable and downright inconvenient? Sometimes they should be thanked for that too.

AIP 34

Stay tuned for news about:
AIP 34 – The 34th annual jury of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI)
Hollywood, CA,
March 29
Go to:
The Right Angle Journal Editor will be in attendance to take notes on the state of architectural illustration in 2019.

OAA Annual Conference 2019

Make sure you reserve your place at:
The OAA Annual Conference:  “Empowering Change”
Quebec City Convention Centre & Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Quebec City, PQ
Sign up early for a presentation of “Architectural Writing: Communication by Design,”
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Writing should be fun. You get to put your ideas on paper or on a screen, admire them and play around with them until they take on a personality of their own. It’s a lot like designing. But far too often, anxiety and uncertainty dampen your enthusiasm, and writing has the enjoyment squeezed right out of it.
If you’re an architect, help is at hand. You already have the creative abilities and the tools to be a good (even a great) writer – and to enjoy writing. All you have to do is learn to approach writing as a design problem.


Latest Issue of The Journal: Summer 2019

Vol. 2, No. 4 – COLOUR
For centuries, architecture and urban design have been characterized by austere colour schemes
(Anything else would have been tawdry)
Has this epoch finally come to an end?


Next in The Journal

Vol. 2, No. 4 – FALL 2019
An examination of drawing as a narrative, drawing as a record of experiences and drawing as a means of discovery

Vol. 3, No. 1 – WINTER 2019/20
Highlighting the changing definitions of “authenticity” as it applies to architecture

Vol. 3, No. 2 – SPRING 2020
We look at the many uses of water as a building material, a plumbing necessity, an aesthetic device, and the source of countless insurance claims.