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10 Breathtaking Infinity Swimming Pools Around The World

10 Breathtaking Infinity Swimming Pools Around The World

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Masterpiece

According to Google, the most googled infinity edge pool (also named negative edge, zero edge, infinity pool, disappearing edge, or vanishing edge pool) is the Marina Bay Sands’ infinity swimming pool. Maybe it is because the infinity swimming pool is the highest infinity pool in the world siting on top of a high rise in […]

Modern Minimalist Design Furniture for Compact Living

Modern Minimalist Design Furniture for Compact Living

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Contemporary Furniture

If you’re into compact living, these videos will provide the much needed inspiration. Philips Johnson once said: “Today industrial design is functionally motivated and follows the same principles as modern architecture: machine-like simplicity, smoothness of surface, avoidance of ornament…. It is perhaps the most fundamental contrast between the two periods of design that in 1900 […]





5 Creative and Beautifully Crafted Ceiling Fan to Beat the Summer Heat

5 Creative and Beautifully Crafted Ceiling Fan to Beat the Summer Heat

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Contemporary Furniture

According to Wikipedia: “A ceiling fan is a mechanical fan, usually electrically powered, suspended from the ceiling of a room, that uses hub-mounted rotating paddles to circulate air. Casablanca Fan Co. ceiling fan from the early 1980s. A ceiling fan rotates much more slowly than an electric desk fan; it cools people effectively by introducing […]

Photoshop Tutorial – Transform a Photo into an Architect’s Blueprint Drawing

Photoshop Tutorial – Transform a Photo into an Architect’s Blueprint Drawing

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Videos

Adobe Photoshop tutorial showing how to transform a photo of a building, car or anything else into an architect’s blueprint drawing. Download these resources for free: Woolkarth-Bold Font (Windows and Mac) Paper texture Water stain brushes Marks & Scratches brushes Related posts: Adobe Photoshop Image Masking Online Tutorial Adobe Photoshop Goes Online Increase Adobe Photoshop […]

6 Cities and their Skyscrapers Reaching for the Stars

6 Cities and their Skyscrapers Reaching for the Stars

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Architecture Rumbling

Cloud architecture, reaching for the stars. Photo copyright: trexcali Canary Wharf, London Photo copyright: daveandmairi Dubai, UAE Photo copyright Robyn New York Photo copyright Unknown Vancouver, Canada Photo copyright Glenn Harper Chicago, USA Photo copyright: Corbis.com Golden Gate Bridge, New York Related posts: 13 Famous Building Under Construction 2014 Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class […]

5 Interesting Illustrations on Architecture

5 Interesting Illustrations on Architecture

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Comics + Illustrations

Via The All Nighter, Thanks Anete T Thomas for the pointer. Have fun sharing these comics with your friends. Join miragestudio7′s facebook fanpage for more. (Click the like button, thanks!) Architecture Humor section. or search our site with the keyword ‘Architecture Comics‘ Related posts: 3 Architectural Comics and Architect’s Sleeping Position 11 Interesting Facts – […]

3 Architectural Comics and Architect’s Sleeping Position

3 Architectural Comics and Architect’s Sleeping Position

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Comics + Illustrations

A friend of my emailed me this really funny comics, I love these archi-comics, anymore? Please email it to me and I’ll share it with all the readers of mirage studio. Please! More comics can be found at : Architecture Humor section. or search our site with the keyword ‘Architecture Comics‘ Related posts: The Image […]

8 Postcards On Life and Colonial Architecture in Malaya During British Rule

8 Postcards On Life and Colonial Architecture in Malaya During British Rule

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Illustration and Presentation

Bought these beautiful postcards 12 years ago in Suria KLCC, a shopping mall inside the tallest twin towers in the World. Contrary to popular believes on ‘The Good Old Days Are Better’, I tend to disagree. Life is better now, not then. Call it what you want, the Islamic Golden Age, the Chinese Golden Age, […]

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Books

Image Source: bartkowalski.com I purchased the “101 Things I Learned in Architecture School” and after 10 minutes of reading, I conclude that this is a funny and by far the best architecture book – ever, this is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It […]

The Architect Says – Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

The Architect Says – Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Books, Quotes

Quotes extracted from ‘The Architect Says’ book. Just like any books, if you put good use to it, it is worth 10 times the value you paid for. Worth investing. If there’s anything architects like doing more than designing buildings, it’s talking about architecture. Whether musing about their inspirations (a blank sheet of paper, the […]

A Design Film Festival 2014: Tadao Ando, From Emptiness to Infinity

A Design Film Festival 2014: Tadao Ando, From Emptiness to Infinity

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Videos

The documentary portrays one of the world’s most renowned architects: the Japanese 'Master of Minimalism, Tadao Ando. His award-winning brutalist architecture creates a spectacular connection between Japanese tradition and contemporary modernism. The film introduces Ando’s world-famous buildings and accompanies him at work and shares his sources of inspiration and motivation with us. Related posts: Tadao […]

Download Tekton, DK Ching’s Architectural Hand-Lettering Font

Download Tekton, DK Ching’s Architectural Hand-Lettering Font

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Architectural Resources, Fonts

According to Matthew Frederick, good architectural lettering adheres to several principles and techniques, that is to emphasize the beginning and end of all strokes, and overlap them slightly where they meet. [Complete List of Architectural Fonts Here] If you happened to have a really shitty handwriting, just like me, there are several ‘hand lettering like’ […]

2014 Fifa World Cup – The 12 Stadiums in Brazil

2014 Fifa World Cup – The 12 Stadiums in Brazil

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Architecture Matters

According to Fifa, 3 out of the 12 stadiums will be ready at the very last minute. 5 of them are brand new stadiums, the rest are refurbished and upgraded from existing stadiums. Like all major events, there are scandals such as cost over run, construction delays, corruption and more. Whatever it may be, there […]

Trump Cadde – Creative Shipping Container Shopping Mall

Trump Cadde – Creative Shipping Container Shopping Mall

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Masterpiece

Located in Istanbul, Turkey. Trump Cadde is a modern day bazaar and food court on top of the existing Trump Tower Mall. Designed by GAD Architects, the creative use of 25 shipping containers is a masterpiece – simple, reusable and most important of all – creative. Forget about building big shopping malls like the Westfield […]