Hugh Ryan

  • For me mentoring is a lot to do with conversation, and whenever I get the chance I like nothing better than to sit down and chat.
    There are however many people whom I admire that I have not yet met, and one of those would be Zaha Hadid.
    Of those I am unlikely to meet I would have to name Francis Bacon. I really love his work, but I also like wha…[Read more]

  • Hello. I just want to let you know that at SLANT we have just launched our second competition and this time it is an open international garden design competition and all are welcomw. Details can be viewed on

  • Hi Jessie,
    I am currently running a competition specifically aimed at students, and you can get all of the details on
    Let me know if you have any questions and I will get back to you asap.  Hugh

  • My favourite is the last one and I think the inclusion of text makes it especially interesting

  • Hi,
    We use 3ds max in our office, or to be more exact the brilliant young women who work for me use it, and we are all very happy with it. However my question is, is there a risk that the sameness of the presentations as presented by different designers may mask the individuality of the designs and the designers, or am I wrong?

  • Hi Elif,
    Glad that you found my comments helpful. 🙂

  • Hi Elif,
    I have always maintained that there is a profound difference between ‘planning’ a space and ‘designing’ a space. A good design trancends a good plan, but a good design must be based on a good plan.

    Part of what makes a design a good design is its uniqueness or as you call it, its identity.

    In my opinion the first person to whom you need…[Read more]

  • Hi Elif,
    Now this is an interesting discussion, and I agree with a lot of what Michelle has to say, and I would like to add some of my own comments just as soon as I have time , perhaps over the week-end. Greetings from Ireland.

  • Hugh Ryan posted an update in the group Group logo of DESIGNDESIGN 11 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Barlow…hmmmmmmm sweeping statement, but none the less there is some merit in what you say, but surely it is not simply an american[USA] problem. I guess it depends on whose work you are looking at, and at what stage they are at in their careers. It takes time to develop individuality.

  • Hugh Ryan posted an update in the group Group logo of DESIGNDESIGN 11 years, 4 months ago

    Nice group. I look forward to sharing in discussion

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