Psychitecture? Dig it, baby!

Architecture Here and There

John Lautner's Sheat's Goldstein's House, diagnosed with apostrovitis. (Rachel Medvald.) John Lautner’s Sheat’s Goldstein’s House, diagnosed with apostrovitis. (Rachel Medvald.)

Psychitecture is one of those coinages enabled by the word architecture. The word psychotecture springs immediately to mind, and there’s a blog called Architorture, which is brilliant, except that it is by a coed, Celina, at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo who is bored to death by her experience at its school of architecture. Don’t go there. (I mean the blog, which is kaput, not the school; to avoid the latter goes without saying.) Members of TradArch will be toying with psychitecture for the next several decades.

Rachel Melvald and her couch. ( Rachel Melvald and her couch. (

Architect magazine, mouthpiece of the AIA, ran a piece in 2011 called “How Common Is Your Type?” about the psychological traits of architects. The introductory text ran: “When a leadership consultant reviewed the Myers-Briggs tests of 100 architects, he discovered there really is an…

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