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75 Types of Wood Ranked by Hardness

Ever wondered about the hardest and softest woods in the world? As architects, we're all pretty familiar with the softest: Balsa. Its material …

Cats in the Right Place at the Wrong Time in Architectural Photography

Cats just don’t care. They don’t care if you bought them gourmet food. They don’t care if you got them customized furniture or luxury cardboard …

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wood

Pine<p>Pine is an inexpensive, lightweight wood that can be yellowish or whitish with brown knots. It's often used for rustic pieces, like …

Woodworking

Beautiful Bahá'í House of Worship unveiled for Papua New Guinea capital

The temples of the Bahá’í Faith are renowned for their beauty—and the new national Bahá’í House of Worship in Papua New Guinea will be no exception. …

Papua New Guinea

Want A Nice House Without Breaking The Bank? Call An Architect

In his original article in the Arquia Foundation Architecture Blog, the author Alberto Campo Baeza talked about how important an architect is in the …

ReGEN House / EKAR

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> ReGEN House - a house where every generation can live together.<p>Beginning:<br>After living with his parents …

Architecture

10 Exemplary Ways to Represent Architectonic Construction Details

The visual presentation of a project, which architects are responsible for, must effectively communicate and analyze the organization of the …

UC Berkeley

What Would Happen if Other People Designed Buildings

In an alternative universe, architects would have the ability to design every single aspect of their building in line with their architectural …

Architecture

SLA Reveals Park and Ski Slope That Will Cap BIG's Groundbreaking Waste-to-Energy Plant

The final designs for one of 2018’s most awaited projects have been revealed, as SLA has released plans for the 170,000-square-foot …

iA Writer's new duospaced font is great for drafts, and it's free

If, like me, you write a whole lot on your computer – be that letters, articles, blog posts, prose, or poetry – you’ll know that it’s important to use a good text editor that helps you word good. Finding a legible font to go with it doesn’t hurt, either.<p>To that end, it’s worth trying the new …

Typography

How To Find Your Favorite Automotive Fonts

Many typefaces in your favorite car badges, gauges and advertisements are instantly recognizable. Now if you want know what those word-designs are …

How to Build a DIY Vertical Garden

About thirty years ago, French landscape architect Patrick Blanc became a pioneer in the implementation of vertical gardens in Paris, and later in …

verticalgarden

Ivan-Khaneh / Piramun Architectural Office

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The <i>Ivan-Khaneh</i> is the example of where the former single-story townhouse prototype meets the recently …

Green Houses – Strijp R / Eek en Dekkers

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> There is a story behind nearly every design I conceive. Very often the story is about coincidence or …

Room Dividers - Partition Wall MDF from Bruag

<b>Delicate Perforated Elements Made to your Design</b><p>Our laser technology offers creative-minded designers maximum flexibility. <b>Bruag</b> provides you with the …

Le Corbusier

How to Specify: Green Walls

Sometimes is feels like green walls are one of those modern design fads, but despite their growing visibility and exponential popularity, green walls actually date way, way back. The idea to create a living green wall was first patented by Stanley Hart White in 1938 and was later popularized by …

This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

Architecture aficionados take note – a new Airbnb-inspired platform is offering stays in stunning modernist homes around the world. Started by two …

Using LEGO to Save Crumbling Cities and Buildings

After 10 years of exploring the world and making LEGO interventions to city walls and masonry in disrepair, artist Jan Vormann invites you to …

Streetwear

This is not a drill: Microsoft admits Windows Phone is dead for real

It’s time to say goodbye for real this time. Windows Phone’s death has been slow and painful, but, as CNET spotted, the head of Microsoft’s Windows division finally admitted you shouldn’t expect anything more when it comes to Windows Phone.<p>Microsoft doesn’t plan to let existing Windows Phone users …

Windows Phone

​How to Detail a Code-Compliant Floating Staircase

<i>In line with our new content direction, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is stairs and railing. If you’re looking for the perfect stairs and railing products for your next project, search for them on Architizer’s new network</i> …

26 Handy Architecture Cheat Sheets

If you find yourself always looking up the same information, or if you're just starting out and you need to have the basics handy, this post is for …

Infographics

Eigent House / Fabian Tan Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nestled in a high-end enclave at Kuala Lumpur, this bungalow is an ancestral residence that is home to a …

Architecture

Toyota’s incredible motorsport secret stash

You know that useful pocket of space under the stairs where you shove the hoover, your mucky boots or spare Harry Potter? Well, this Toyota’s version …

Ivory Coast

Illustrated Interior Scene Creator

Tricky, an illustrated interior scene creator with lots of vector elements of vintage inspired furniture objects.Recently published by Darumo Shop, …

The One Wall Color That Instantly Creates a Grown Up Home

White walls seem to be a designer secret weapon: they open up rooms of all sizes (make small rooms seem larger, large rooms appear...even airier) and …

How (and Why) to Let Weather Into Your Buildings

Bringing the weather inside is usually the opposite of what you want from a building envelope. However, new research from the University of Oregon, …

Reading between the Lines by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh have completed a see-through church in Limburg, Belgium.<p>The ten metre-high church is …

Wooden Living-Roof Built With Japanese Joinery Techniques Uses Zero Screws

A multidisciplinary design study by J.Roc Design, based in Boston, has developed a proposal using wood to restore value to an underused rooftop at …

Carpentry