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House of Stone / Jorge Hernández de la Garza

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located in a development north of the metropolitan area of Mexico City, in a lot of stone …

Structural Design of Zaha Hadid's 1000 Museum Revealed in CAD Drawings

As Zaha Hadid Architects’ 1000 Museum residential tower in Miami continues toward its December 2018 completion date (tracked by this nifty countdown …

This is the Most Popular Style Home in America

If you're thinking of buying a home, you've likely given a lot of thought to what style suits you best. Are you drawn to the sleek lines of modern …

Mid-Century modern

How houses were cooled before air conditioning

It’s too darn hot<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>On these sweltering midsummer days, it’s natural to want nothing more than to sit in front of an air …

4 Tips For Photographers To Figure Out What You Love & How To Start Without A Large Investment

Do you remember the sensation when you first held your first camera in your hands? My first purchase was a Hasselblad 501cm (see below) in the …

Real Estate

Here’s how to use light to convey different emotions in your work

There are plenty of factors that can convey the emotion want to express through your image. While light is one of the essential components for …

A Beginner's Guide to Prime Lenses

When you're just starting out in photography, one of the first things you'll probably wonder about is the difference between prime and zoom lenses. …

Photography

Essentials of Composition for Landscape Photography

In this free webinar, Robert Rodriguez Jr explains the basic principles of composition for landscape photography, and share three tips to improve …

An Interview with Photographer Joe McNally

Joe McNally is a photographer and a storyteller. The word photography comes from Greek and means to write with light. That, in a nutshell, is what …

Photographers

House of Music / Mario Cucinella Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The House of Music of Pieve di Cento was born out of the desire to create structures and spaces suitable …

Middle School

9 Incredibly Famous Architects Who Didn't Possess an Architecture Degree

Had the worst jury ever? Failed your exams? Worry not! Before you fall on your bed and cry yourself to sleep—after posting a cute, frantic-looking …

CC BY-SA

New Renderings of Penn Station's $1.6 Billion Renovation Released as Project Gets Greenlight

New York City’s fast-tracked Penn Station transformation project is moving forward, as Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the closing of the $1.6 …

Skyscrapers

6 Timeless Details Using Stone

Stone is elemental to our built world. It is one of the oldest (if not the oldest) materials used in man-made habitats. The sense of timelessness in …

Architecture

Learn About Seismic Design of Wooden Buildings With These Online Resources

With the aim of raising awareness and expanding knowledge about the advantages of wood in the built environment, reThink Wood has created an online …

Architecture

Foster + Partners' New London HQ for Bloomberg Uses Ancient Roman Site Features to Inspire Interaction

Foster + Partners has revealed new renderings of their designs for Bloomberg’s new London headquarters as the project races toward anticipated …

Life Before and After Architecture

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. David Bowie was right when he sang it – life’s full of so much uncertainty, variables, and excitement that half the battle is …

Architecture

The 58-Year Evolution of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum

<i>This article originally appeared on guggenheim.org/blogs under the title "Wright’s Living Organism: The Evolution of the Guggenheim Museum," and is</i> …

Architecture

AIA Announces Winners of the 2017 Small Project Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 11 recipients of the 2017 Small Project Awards. This is the 14th edition of the program, …

Architecture

Bee Breeders Announce Winners of Hong Kong Pixel Homes Competition

Bee Breeders have selected winners of the Hong Kong Pixel Homes competition, seeking to address the pressures of expanding populations and urban …

Hong Kong

NOHlab and Buşra Tunç Create Immersive Installation Based on Centuries-Old Architecture

As part of the Third Istanbul Biennial, NOHlab and architect Buşra Tunç collaborated with HAS Architects to create OCULUS: an experiential light and …

Art

Diébédo Francis Kéré's Serpentine Pavilion Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

Following the opening of the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion, designed this year by Diébédo Francis Kéré (Kéré Architecture), photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu …

Design

World's First Vertical Forest City Breaks Ground in China

Construction has begun on the Liuzhou Forest City in the mountainous region of Guangxi, China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the new …

Skyscrapers

This Is the Best-Designed Small Town in the U.S.

New York’s secret stash of midcentury-modern design<p>In the early 1930s, Frank Lloyd Wright offered up a pared-down vision for the American home: simple, beautiful, affordable, environmentally friendly, and collaboratively maintained. A vision in which no two houses would be alike. That vision came …

Mid-Century modern

Zaha Hadid Architects Reveals Designs for Supertall Mixed-Use Skyscraper in New York

A 1,400-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects may be the next supertall structure to hit midtown Manhattan. Located at 666 Fifth …

4 Tips for Improving Your Landscape Photography Right Now

If I were a betting man, I'd say that landscape photography is the genre most photographers rank as their first love.I'm certainly part of those …

Landscape Photography

10 Essential Freehand Drawing Exercises for Architects

<i>The following excerpt was originally published in Natascha Meuser's</i> Construction and Design Manual: <b>Architecture Drawings</b> (DOM Publishers). <i>With our</i> …

Le Corbusier

How to Use Hyperfocal Distance for Landscape Photography

Tired of adjusting the settings and positioning to minimize blur in your landscape photos? Hyperfocal distance is defined as the distance between a …

Concrete-and-glass house in Argentina is spare and beautiful

Casa GS is meant to be ‘timeless’<p>Argentina is no stranger to beautiful, Brutalist concrete architecture. Showcasing the country’s rugged landscape, these homes often marry the indoors and outdoors through massive windows and a flat, low profile.<p>Casa GS in rural central Argentina follows this trend. …

This plant-covered Singapore skyscraper is the tropical building of the future

Steel and glass skyscrapers may work in the climates of New York City or San Francisco, but in tropical Singapore they heat up fast. So WOHA …

Skyscrapers

Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing

Architects from Amsterdam to Lagos are building on water to try to tackle the twin urban pressures of population density and climate change<p>It’s a timber-clad house with open-plan living, pale floorboards and large windows giving views across Chichester canal. This building designed by London-based …

Housing