round table at 751

Cannon Design organized a roundtable at the 751 lecture hall coinciding with the exhibition ‘Unmade in China’ presented at the 2012 Beijing Design Week. The event featured projects developed by the architectural firms featured in the exhibition followed by a discussion about the particular characteristics of the design process in the Chinese market.

quantity survey and cost plan

Quantity surveys are reports containing, broken down into sections, the list of items required to execute the works. Each of these items is called a “budget line”, which includes a measurement unit, and a description of the materials and labour required for the works.

the process

Because of its humanistic and artistic character, there are no consistent procedures in Architecture. If we consider this art and science of designing a discipline for the modification of space we occupy, then the aims of Architecture are to bring together forms and uses that will be, like humans, unstable. We could say that everything […]


interdisciplinary is not multidisciplinary

computer-generated imagery

communicating design with 3D prints

elevations and facade systems

master planning

brief development

right size

prefabricated construction in Anguix

the value of unconventional thought

wiki architecture

the blink

selective tendering

physical models

the philosophy of experimental design

time spent on project development: a future-proof investment

the significant value of design in real estate

the value of psychology on architecture

finishes specification


value engineering

handover and as-built documentation