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

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

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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

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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, […]





Mirage Residence By Kois Associated Architects

Mirage Residence By Kois Associated Architects

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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 […]

Enter North Korea’s Pyongyang

Enter North Korea’s Pyongyang

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick

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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

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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

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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. Recommended for you: […]

Trump Cadde – Creative Shipping Container Shopping Mall

Trump Cadde – Creative Shipping Container Shopping Mall

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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 […]

Five Design Tricks Starbucks Uses to Seduce You

Five Design Tricks Starbucks Uses to Seduce You

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Call this a cleaver use of architectural design and physiology. Your neighborhood Starbucks gives off a laid back vibe, but that vibe is the result of countless hours of store testing and tweaking by high level designers. Bloomberg’s Sam Grobart takes us inside an average Starbucks to break down five ways in which this coffee […]

Cat Table for Architect Cat Lovers

Cat Table for Architect Cat Lovers

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In movies and most social norms, cats are associated as evil, bad luck and so on. Those that are not exposed to both cats and dogs tend to lean towards dogs, probably because movies depict dogs as friendly, smart and caring, while cats and always beside an evil witch. When was the last time you […]