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Dear Architect Students: You Have a Problem

Shock, horror: A new study conducted by Indiana University has revealed that architecture students study for more hours each week than any other major.<p>According to the University’s national survey of student engagement, the average of 22.2 study hours includes “time spent in a week preparing for …

Computer Science

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

This column is by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups<p><i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies</i> …

Self-improvement

35 Retro Fonts to Perfect your Vintage Style Inspired Design - Super Dev Resources

In this post, we bring to you a collection of high-quality vintage and retro fonts to add a touch of nostalgia to your work.<p>When designing influenced …

8 Productivity Hacks for the World's Worst Procrastinators

Finding it hard to stay focused? These strategies will help you get more out of your day.<p>Procrastination can strike virtually anyone in any context. And it can take several forms: You might avoid work entirely, deliberate so much over work decisions that you don't actually get anything done, feel …

5 brilliant hacks to make any small room look much larger

In this day an age, where property prices are flying sky-high, it is really difficult to get a big space that also fits in with your budget. So, you …

Tadao Ando: The Self-Educated Architect

Japanese architect <b>Tadao Ando</b> is a master of his craft. Ando’s reverent approach to each architectural commission is, in many ways, commensurate with …

Domed greenhouses form heart of botanic garden design by Delugan Meissl

Tropical, desert and aquatic plants will be housed in a trio of domed glass greenhouses at the centre of these botanical gardens planned by Austrian …

Proof That "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince" Had The Most Beautiful Cinematography

Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel made this movie look truly incredible.

Film Industry

'Blockhood' is a beautiful game about eco-architecture

What happens when an architect makes a video game? <i>Block'hood</i>, a "neighborhood-building simulator" from one-man developer Plethora Project. It started life as a research project at the University of Southern California's School of Architecture, where its creator, Jose Sanchez, is an assistant …

Star Japanese architect wins competition to design new Hans Christian Andersen museum in Denmark

Renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has won a competition to redesign the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense in Denmark.<p>Kuma’s firm collaborated with Danish companies Cornelius+Vöge Architects, the MASU Planning Landscape Architects and Eduard Troelsgård Engineers to create the winning …

How Can We Reduce Concrete’s Hefty Carbon Footprint?

<i>By Nate Berg, Ensia</i>A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on “grand challenges in construction materials,” …

Engineering

How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on "grand challenges in construction materials," slowly passed a brick-size white block around the room. They held in their hands, briefly, part of the solution to one of those grand challenges. …

Engineering

Best Tokyo Cafés - Things to Do in Tokyo Photos

Coffee culture in Tokyo has been brewing for years, and Asia’s most fashion-forward city is now abuzz with some of the world’s best cafés. From sought-after baristas to award-winning beans, Tokyo’s coffee scene is a dreamscape for java enthusiasts—and, now, design hunters too. The look is …

10 Tips For Traveling To Japan From A First-Timer

<i>This is the eighth installment of my Japan travelogue. Read my first impressions</i> <i>here</i><i>, my visit to Odaiba</i> <i>here</i><i>, my visit to Akihabara</i> <i>here</i><i>, my last day in Tokyo</i> <i>here</i><i>, my first day in Kyoto</i> <i>here</i><i>, my shrine visit</i> <i>here</i><i>, and my traditional inn excursion</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>After nine days in Japan, my sleep schedule finally …

Japan

archatlas: Architexts Architexts is a webcomic about working in an architectural firm. Architexts tells the story of a fictitious architectural firm called Franklin + Newbury Architects, Inc. Their experiences are based on real-life experiences of architectural professionals. Franklin + Newbury Architects is a fairly typical firm, meaning that the projects aren’t all that exciting: tenant fit-outs, small commercial renovations, feasibility studies… not much new construction. The lack of exciting design work makes the young production staff jaded and cynical. They struggle with their seemingly mundane jobs and are constantly finding ways to amuse themselves to get through each day. They have antipathy for the bosses, who don’t seem motivated to pursue more exciting projects. The production staff is made up of designers and drafters ranging from recent graduates in their early twenties who still have high expectations for their careers and the profession, to more experienced designers in their mid-thirties who would like to work in a better firm, but feel stuck. Your office may not be exactly like Franklin + Newbury Architects, but we are sure you will be able to relate to the situations and hijinks that occur. Images and text via (via archatlas)

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Windows That Morph Into Balconies at the Push of a Button

Design by HofmanDujardin<p>Dutch Architecture and design studio HofmanDujardin have developed an innovative window that morphs into a balcony at the …

See New Photos of MAD Architects' Harbin Opera House

Move over, Sydney—there’s a new high note in opera design.<p>Ensconced in the wetlands of Harbin—the capital of Heilongjiang, China’s northernmost province—Harbin Opera House was created as an extension of the park in which it resides.<p>A sinuous mound seemingly sculpted by wind and water, the unique …

Photographers

The 10 most beautiful ceilings in the world

Some of the world’s most glorious sights can only be experienced if you crane your neck. Jonathan Glancey looks up.

Calligraphy

Bala Line House / Williamson Chong Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Within Toronto’s network of well-preserved ravines and valleys, historic rail lines are occasionally …

Habitats

10 Upcoming Architects Every Highsnobiety Reader Should Know

Architects design buildings and infrastructure that will define our cities for years to come. Their creativity, artistic drive, and commitment to …

Bjarke Ingels Designed a Brick Pavilion That Seemingly Shapeshifts

The Serpentine Galleries in London’s Hyde Park are known for being a playground of sorts for architects. Each year, the contemporary art galleries …

Dream House in Ibiza, Spain

A luxurious dream house on a steep cliff in Ibiza, Spain.<p>Back in 2002, Belgian architecture firm AABE was commissioned to design house ‘AIBS’, a …

60+ free awesome resources for Architects and Designers

<b>Design is hard</b>. We all know that. But the design process could be less painful by <b>sharing resources with each other</b>! So over at Pitcrit we have …

These amazing Nutella hacks will make your life so much better

Us serious Nutella fans all know the sorrow of finishing a jar - there are still a few delicious splodges clinging to the sides, but no amount of twisting your arm in ridiculous ways will help you spoon that sweet brown goodness out.<p>But fear no more. We've scoured the internet to find these amazing …

How to make basic pancakes

We're into February, which means one thing for us: Pancake Day has arrived. While many often turn to ready-made pancake mix – Aunt Jemimas, invented in Missouri in 1889, has been sold for centuries – cooking the dish from scratch is actually incredibly simple.<p>Traditionally, pancakes were eaten on …

Funky slide cuts through this modern-chic apartment in Ukraine

The joys of a slide don’t have to be limited to the outdoor playground. Ki Design Studio added a funky indoor slide to this apartment they recently …

How to Apply Design Thinking—to Your Own Life

A review of Ayse Birsel's "Design the Life You Love: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future"<p>A New Year's resolution is the easiest …

Innovative Skylight Window Easily Transforms into Rooftop Balcony

It's now possible to transform a skylight into a small balcony by simply opening its frame. Danish window company Velux has designed <i>Cabrio</i>, a dormer that's made up of two sections, each with a different purpose. The top opens for ventilation while the bottom features an integrated banister that …

Architecture