The Radical Architecture website started as a student project to collate and make available resources on the history, philosophy and politics of the Italian avant-garde architecture group Superstudio. After the project was presented in class I archived the files for six months and focused my attention on new projects.
Now the project is being revisited and expanded, with a more elaborate layout and with additional subjects, including Archigram, Muriel Cooper, STUDIODADA, etc..
The development of the new site is ongoing until layout, accessibility, UX/UI, and SEO can be fine tuned and optimized. The site will then be converted to a Wordpress custom theme so that it can continue to grow and be maintained by multiple contributors as a non-pofit endeavor.
The Radical Architecture logo was designed by me to imply structure and organization.
Design & Development Tools
Sketches, Wireframes and Mockups
Sketches for the original mockup
Expanded development, now as .php files in preparation for conversion to Wordpress
Headings: Helvetica Neue
A stone-cold-classic, now and forever, but particularly apt for this project due to the era (though with some irony attached). Fallbacks include Helvetica and Arial to utilize closest possible system fonts on Windows systems.
Copy: Space Mono
Space Mono to emphasize the technical nature of architecture and design. Other body fonts are being considered for legibility concerns. Current fallback is 'monospace'.
Color: Late 60's — Early 70's
Burnt Orange and Avacado Green is not only a great combination, it also speaks to the era that Radical Architecture addresses. (Almost to the point of cliché, so used sparingly).