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"When I was younger I would bring a male associate with me to meetings since the minute the conversation got technical, all eyes would be on him rather than me. I was mostly the most qualified to answer the questions but that did not seem to matter.
I called this the Remington Steele phenomenon.
“Remington Steele’s premise is that Laura Holt, a licensed private detective played by Zimbalist, opened a detective agency under her own name but found that potential clients refused to hire a woman, however qualified. To solve the problem, Laura invents a fictitious male superior whom she names Remington Steele."
Open up information about the World Architecture Festival, Inside Festival, the projects & the city!
What is the 'Buildings' app?
You can download the 'Buildings' app from the android marketplace and apple app store. When the event starts, this app will update with all the necessary information about the festival (if you are nearby).
What are QR codes?
At the festival you will see lots of QR codes - the box-like looking barcodes. Use your smartphone with these to open up all sorts of extra information about the projects involved in the festival.
How do you read QR codes?
Well, first of all download the 'Buildings' app for your Android device or iPhone, now open up the 'Buildings' app and click the 'QR Codes' button, point your camera phone at the QR code and the extra info you want will load automatically.
Why should I use QR codes?
You can check out extra information and media about projects, make comments and importantly you can add projects to your own favourites folder - use your favourites folder to keep a hold of projects that really inspire you from the festival.
It has been a week since the last exhibition day in the Solar Village at the West Potomac Park in Washington that concluded the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The Solar Decathlon is a bi-annual international competition that challenges 20 university-led teams to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house. The set of criteria against which the houses are judged covers a broad range of issues of importance not solely to architectural design, but also not at all limited only to inentive use of solar technology.
United Visual Artists is an art and design practice based in London, an exciting cluster of young artists dealing with the legacy of fine art, architecture, communication design, moving image, computer science and engineering. Bringing into focus the exploration of human-spatial interaction their work unveils a delightful seedbed of light, while giving a new perspective. UVA’s work has been exhibited at the V&A, the Royal Academy of Art, the South Bank Centre, the Wellcome Collection, Opera North Leeds, La Gaîté Lyrique, Durham Cathedral and The British Library.