15th Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class, Australia [ Sign Up Now ]

15th Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class, Australia [ Sign Up Now ]

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Debates, Ideas and Discussion

The fifteenth Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class will take place 05 – 19 July 2015. The first week will be held at the magnificent Boyd Education Centre ‘Riversdale’, on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, south of Sydney – the building designed by Glenn Murcutt (with his wife Wendy Lewin and Reg Lark) has […]

Villa Kogelhof – Energy Saving and Geothermal Storage System Architecture

Villa Kogelhof – Energy Saving and Geothermal Storage System Architecture

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Masterpiece

Photography: Jeroen Musch | Image Source: Paulderuiter.com Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter is designed based on complete autarky: therefore the house is energy neutral. By using several techniques, the villa will have a comfortable climate all seasons, whilst being extremely energy efficient. It was an important wish from our client to create a simple, […]





10 Quotes By Famous Architects On Architecture

10 Quotes By Famous Architects On Architecture

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Quotes

The sun never knew how great it was until it struck the side of a building. – Louis Kahn I don’t know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do. – Frank Gehry You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site. – Frank […]

Mirage Residence By Kois Associated Architects

Mirage Residence By Kois Associated Architects

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Masterpiece

Located in the northern side of the Cyclades, Tinos is the third largest island of island group. Well known as the “Island of Madonna”, Tinos is the greatest center of pilgrimage in Greece. Within its landscape of rugged, rocky hills lay more than 40 villages, like marble fragments of an ancient statue scattered across the […]

10 Famous Architects Separated at Birth

10 Famous Architects Separated at Birth

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Architecture Humour

All images via archinet.com (a really noteworthy forum, do visit) with the post title separated at birth, I just couldn’t agree more with them, all of these great architects do look alike. Pointer by Archidose. Now, architecture can be fun – sometimes. Rem Koolhaas | Jacques Herzog Daniel Libeskind | Lee Evans Zaha Hadid | […]

Enter North Korea’s Pyongyang

Enter North Korea’s Pyongyang

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Videos

“Enter Pyongyang” is another stunning collaboration between city-­branding pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting‐edge panorama of a city hardly known, but one emerging on the visitor’s landscape as North Korea’s opening unfolds. North Korea was the last […]

8 Frank Lloyd Wright Stamps

8 Frank Lloyd Wright Stamps

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Interesting Architectural Stuff

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, who was a pioneer of the modern style. He is considered one of the greatest figures in 20th-century architecture. The Stamp on the right was launch in the USA in the year 1965, entitled – Frank Lloyd Wright in front of the Guggenheim Museum, New York. U.S. Postal […]

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 Recommended for you: Adobe Photoshop Image Masking Online Tutorial Adobe Photoshop Goes Online Increase Adobe […]

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 Recommended for you: 13 Famous Building Under Construction 2014 Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master […]

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‘ Recommended for you: 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‘ Recommended for you: The […]