Founded in 2005 with a single photo, Arkhitekton is a website by Matthew Todd that provides intermittent and idiosyncratic commentary on architecture, design, landscape and occasionally, technology. I’m a registered architect (and landscape architect) with over 20 years professional experience – primarily in public buildings – working throughout Australia and the UK. Currently I’m a Principal of Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT), a well-known Australian design practice, and also worked at Denton Corker Marshall for most of my early career.
Rather than provide up-to-the-minute architecture news, of which there are plenty of examples, Arkhitekton is updated on a more relaxed (ie. when I get time) schedule to draw attention to interesting websites, articles and videos that might otherwise get overlooked. There might be a slight bias towards Australian architecture and the odd post about technology, but don’t let that get in the way of a good look around.
About the Name
Admittedly “arkhitekton” is a bit of a mouthful but the term “architect” is derived from the Greek word “arkhitekton”, where “arkhi” means master (or chief) and “tekton” is builder so it seemed appropriate. Now you know.
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