Nicholas Voravong

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Why Computer Renderings Are Old News

<i>This article was written by Jim Keen, an architect-turned-architectural illustrator whose motto is "stand out from the crowd." Here, he discusses the pitfalls of computer visualizations, and what he is doing to break with the status quo.</i><p>I graduated as an architect twenty years ago. Back then, …

Dallas is getting a $600 million urban park that's more than 11 times as large as Central Park

Dallas, Texas, is getting a lot greener.<p>The city is building a 10,000-acre nature district— nearly 12 times as large as Manhattan's Central Park — along the Trinity River. Featuring plenty of walkways, sports fields, trees, and other flora, the site will become one of the largest urban parks in …

Urbanism

The Surprisingly Popular Baby Names in Every State

Baby names are fascinating because they reflect larger sociological patterns within the U.S. Some take the entire nation by storm — here’s looking at …

Social Security

Chicago’s Living Room: The Making of the $120 Million Chicago Riverwalk

This article has been produced in collaboration with BUILTWORLDS, a media network and community committed to exploring, understanding and driving innovation across the built environment. This video is brought to Architizer from BuiltWorlds’ ‘Project Innovation’ series.<p>One of the most iconic …

Living Rooms

It's Official: Boston's Public Schools Have Ditched This Distorted And Misleading World Map

Everyone else, take note.<p>Last Thursday, social studies teachers in Boston's public schools ditched the widely used - but horribly distorted - …

Maps

The Under-Sung Infographics of W.E.B. Du Bois

The early Black academic who understood the value of pretty lines<p>W.E.B. Du Bois is famous for both his powerful academic research on race and class …

W. E. B. Du Bois

Advanced Tutorial: How to Color Grade Photos Using Luminosity Masks

When you look at the work of a professional, award-winning beauty photographer like Zoë Noble, it just has that <i>something</i> extra. If you’re wondering …

Tutorials

Typography: Noway Font + Icons Free Download

Noway font plus icons is a graphic design and typography post shared by atipo ® on their Behance profile. Noway was originally designed as a …

Typography

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Learning

You can now get a free photography diploma from Harvard

As academic hopefuls face more debt than ever just to brush up on the skills of their choice, Harvard university is making the art of photography more accessible – and, more importantly, cheap. You can now ace a course from the prestigious institution for absolutely nothing from the comfort of your …

Harvard

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

Here’s How to Improve Your Cityscapes by Using Photoshop to Replace a Boring Sky (VIDEO)

Yesterday we showed you how to improve landscape photos suffering from blown out clouds, but what if your image has a boring sky with no clouds at …

A Beginner's Guide to German Beer Styles

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Yesterday, my dear, sweet, 95-year-old grandma asked me if the Germans still make the best beer in the world. That should give you a pretty good idea as to how hip German beer is at this point (hint: it's really, …

Round-Up: 5 Striking Examples of Social Housing

For many people, there is an unfortunate stigma attached to social housing. Fortunately, some countries have realized that one of the best ways to …

Snøhetta Unveils Version 3.0 of San Francisco's Golden State Warriors’ Stadium

<b>Snøhetta</b> <b></b>has released an updated, more "slimmed-down" version of the Golden State Warriors’ Stadium, which is scheduled to debut on a preeminent San …

Why Gentrification Can Be A Good Thing

Gentrification doesn’t have to be a dirty word. Not when it’s done right.<p>For the socially conscious city dweller, gentrification is the buzzword of our times. It’s heralded by the upscale juice bar on the corner, a new yoga studio down the street, and the sight of a web journalist plunking out …

Urban Design

Crone Partners Rethink the Community Center in Rhodes

Australian practice <b>Crone Partners</b> has recently won a competition to design a new community precinct in Rhodes, New South Wales. Starting with the …

Soil treatment centre by Christensen & Co designed to look like piles of mud

This soil treatment centre in Copenhagen by Danish studio Christensen & Co was designed to resemble the mounds of earth being used to sculpt the …

Home - Architecture Lab

Latest<p>March 3, 2018<p>If you are into natural healing technics or are aware of the methods, then you must be familiar with something called ‘Himalayan …

Architects Propose a Barrier of Garbage to Prevent Future Flooding in Manhattan

A team of New York architects has proposed a ring of shipping containers full of trash to protect Manhattan’s shores from future flooding. Aptly …

Weather

The effect of urban green spaces on wellbeing is comparable to employment and marriage

Life satisfaction boost<p>A walk in the park might cure your fuzzy brain, but urban green spaces in general seem to have a big impact on the overall …

Self-improvement

Pine Cones, Moss and Rotten Food Fuel One of Europe's Greenest Cities

Växjö in Southern Sweden relies on its renewable energy, clean transport and energy conservation initiatives to justify calling itself “Europe’s …

Sustainability

1500m2 vertical garden by Urbanarbolismo

Urbanarbolismo have designed a vertical garden for the Palacio de Congresos Europa (Palace of Congresses Europe) in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.<p>From the …

Has Cycling Hit A Speed Bump?

There are few recent trends in urbanism that have received such widespread support as cycling: many consider cycling the best way for cities to …

Cycling

PLASMA Studio Wins Competition to Relocate and Enhance Italian Railway Station

<b>PLASMA Studio</b>, in collaboration with Groundlab, won first prize in an international competition to masterplan the relocation of the Innichen/San …

Railway Stations

Competition Entry: Russian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Architects of Invention

London-Moscow-Tbilisi-based practice <b>Architects of Invention</b> has completed a proposal for the Russian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo as a part of the …

4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

Without serious preparation, most cities will be overwhelmed by rising waters. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, from protective wetlands to shipping container reefs.<p>Since most cities are built next to water, the risk of floods threatens more people than any other natural …

Staten Island

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

How To Upgrade Bottled Juice With Fresh Fruit

I bought my wife a juicer as a pre-wedding gift about five years ago. Since then, I can count on two hands the number of times we've actually pulled it out to use it. It's the cleaning that really makes it difficult to rationalize using on a daily basis. Instead, we've been resorting to making …