Illustration and Presentation

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

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

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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, […]

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 | 2 Comments

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’ […]





9 Inspiring Quotes from Creative Thinkers, Leaders, and Artists

9 Inspiring Quotes from Creative Thinkers, Leaders, and Artists

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Just when you need some creative juice flowing down your veins, here are 8 high resolution wallpaper for your desktop and iPads, minus the James Franco quotes. If you are into schools, teaching and kids, do check out Sir Ken Robinson’s book and videos on YouTube. 1920×1080 scalable to (1600×900 or 1366×768) 1440×900 scalable to […]

The Perfect Gift for Architect & Interior Designer – 3D Popup Cards

The Perfect Gift for Architect & Interior Designer – 3D Popup Cards

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These 3D pop-up cards are hand-crafted and laser cut by Xoox. They are possibly the best gifts for architects, interior designers, contractors, project manager, landscape architects and all those involved in the construction industry, and football fans too. The level of details is astonishing. If you’re thinking of buying something memorable and unique for your […]

22 Architectural Fonts – Download Free Fonts Similar To Architect’s Handwriting

22 Architectural Fonts – Download Free Fonts Similar To Architect’s Handwriting

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[Updated] Architecturals font intended for use in technical drawings, presumably with Google Sketchup 7 and the hand-drawn strokes feature. Now, everyone can write like an architect! More architecture fonts: Flux Architect (Free) Architect Bold by Australian Type Foundry ($25) Graphite Light by Adobe ($26) Tekton Pro Regular by Francis D.K. Ching ($25.99) Urban Sketch (Free) […]

12 Motivating Last Minute Panic Wallpaper for Architects and Designers

12 Motivating Last Minute Panic Wallpaper for Architects and Designers

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Been there, done that. No matter how early one starts doing their projects and assignments, there will always be the last minute panic mode, even when you’re done, you wished you had a little bit more time. In Japan, they called it the Kaizen spirit, where the race for perfection is a marathon with no […]

Download AutoCAD Wallpaper To Get You Organized

Download AutoCAD Wallpaper To Get You Organized

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Wallpaper | 2 Comments

Most probably one of the less beautiful desktop wallpaper ever, but for those studying or working in the construction industry, especially those involved in using AutoCAD for work or study, this empty bookshelf “Auto CAD wallpaper” line drawing is more than another wallpaper for your Microsoft Windows 7 or 8 desktop. If for some unknown […]

20 Amazing Quote About Architecture And Design

20 Amazing Quote About Architecture And Design

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Writing about music is like dancing about architecture, they say. Here are 20 memorable quotes by architects, designers and critics. “Less is more” is perhaps one of the most influential quotes of all time, this can be seen with Jonathan Ive’s product design in the Apple’s product line. If you’re into motivation quotes, do check […]

17 Minimalist Architecture Wallpapers

17 Minimalist Architecture Wallpapers

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Skeuomorph is officially dead when Apple decided to ditch it for a more minimalistic look on their operating system, undeniably it was Microsoft that started the revolution with the launch of Windows 8 Metro style. Anyway, minimalism in architecture is a style of design that focus on what is important while removes distraction, this enables […]

Tamiya Architectural Edition – Tadao Ando Koshino House

Tamiya Architectural Edition – Tadao Ando Koshino House

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Found the Tamiya’s ‘Tadao Ando Koshino House’ Architectural Edition at pushpullbar.com by Ryo Inagaki. Can’t wait for the Church of Light model, thanks Ryo. ;) Recommended for you: Tadao Ando Official Website Shell House – Portable Cardboard Shelter for Homeless Pyramid House – An Architectral Visualization By Juan Carlos Blueprint of Houses – The Jetson, […]

6 Architects’ Iconic Posters by Andrea Gallo

6 Architects’ Iconic Posters by Andrea Gallo

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Six awesome posters by Andrea Gallo aka roosterization Alvar Aalto University School of Science and Technology Helsinki, Finland Frank Lloyd Wright Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, USA Le Corbusier Notre Dame du Haut Ronchamp, France Louis Kahn National Assembly Building of Bangladesh Dhaka, Banglasesh Ludwig Mies van der Rohe German Universal Exposition Pavilion Barcelona, […]

Your House – Hollowed Out Architecture Book

Your House – Hollowed Out Architecture Book

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Concept by Olafur Eliasson. Design by Michael Heimann, Claudia Baulesch/ Source – olafureliasson.com And I quote: “this book shares its stories in empty voids rather than words or ink.” and Kahlil Gibran once said, “Trees are a poem the earth writes across the sky. Humanity cuts them down for paper so we may record our […]

Wood Veneer Crafted World Skyscrapers and Kabbah

Wood Veneer Crafted World Skyscrapers and Kabbah

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Wondering what gifts to give an architect friend? Here are some really nice collection of gifts for your friend working in the architectural field, the Skyscrapers is perhaps one of the more meaningful item. Do check out the rest. The Kabbah is an ideal gift if your friend appears to be an architect and follows […]

8 Excellent Free 3D Model Websites For 3D Studio Max

8 Excellent Free 3D Model Websites For 3D Studio Max

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Looking for free 3d models for your 3D Max Studio, Vray, SketchUp, AutoCAD, and Maya for your project? Look no further, we’ve compiled 8 amazing websites that offers free 3D libraries for your 3D projects. ↓ 01 – ArchiBase [Link] A very simple site with 3d models in popular 3ds, dxf, max, dwg formats for […]