Need a little inspiration—or perhaps a distraction from that mind-numbing detail drawing you're working on? The Norwegian firm TYIN Tegnestue, a humanitarian-oriented practice and winner of the 2012 European Prize for Architecture, has created an online "toolbox" that features more than two dozen words of wisdom accompanied by illustrations. Let's call it a self-help guide for architects (and possible A+ "Communication" Award contender!). .
The TYIN Architect’s Toolbox is presented in a slideshow format and offers practical and sometimes quirky advice for everyday dilemmas that can stump designers, particularly those working in underdeveloped areas. Hand-drawn illustrations by Mio Oribe Ueno Stuberg accompany prescribed quotes, which are centered on issues the firm has dealt with over the years.
The advice regards practical matters:
Offers ways to clear the head:
Encourages designers to think beyond architecture:
And more! Visit the TYIN Architect’s Toolbox to see additional doses of inspiration.
Images via TYIN Tegnestue