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Japanese Master Craftsmen Dry Fitting Huge, Insanely Complicated Wood Joints

After a woodworker has cut his/her joinery, prior to final assembly they'll do a dry fit to make sure everything fits correctly. This can be …

Internet Archive Releases 2,400 Games

Thanks to Internet Archive, your favorite childhood games like “Sim City,” “Oregon Trail” and 2,400 other MS-DOS games are now available to play straight from your computer, all for free. The MS-DOS emulating software running the games is a new and experimental technology, but it should work on the …

A Cabinet Formed From Intersecting Squares

Mexican designer Joel Escalona partnered with French company Roche Bobois on an intriguing cabinet called Booleanos. The storage piece’s …

22 Study Skills from the Quran

By A. Syed<p><i>**Editor’s Note: Many of the ayahs referenced by number below are partial ayahs.</i><p>Imam Suyuti defines a verse as “<i>Kullu ayatin wafqatun li</i> …

Barkow Leibinger chose "strong and elastic" cotton for tensile installation in Marrakech

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> cotton was the material of choice for design studio Barkow Leibinger when forming an undulating canopy in the centre of Marrakech …

Best Architecture Posts of 2014

10. Tiny 100-Square-Foot Apartment Virtually Transforms Throughout Day<br>Using digital projection and modular furniture, a tiny windowless 100 sqft …

This is what happens when you ask hundreds of architects to design Santa's workshop

Invisible buildings and public climbing walls<p>If you've ever wondered what would happen if you told a bunch of architects to design a building without worrying about the realities of budgets, bylaws, or building codes, here's your chance to find out. A competition run by Helsinki Design Week and a …

11 Tips to Improve Your Diet and Make Your Abs Pop

There’s a layer of flab over your abs.<p>Yes, you do have abs. It’s just time to get your diet in check. And by getting it in check, we mean it’s time …

Fitness

Take a Peek at the Latest Installations from Hello Wood

Hello Wood is an architecture camp in Hungary that brings together over 100 architecture students for a weeklong immersion with their craft. Students …

Warm Your Hearth and Home Digitally with Yule Log 2.0 - The Fox Is Black

Yule Log is a website composed of a collection of short films created by illustrators, animators, directors, and creative coders, that wants to bring …

Draw Better Portraits With a Free Class From Craftsy (Sponsored) - The Fox Is Black

Do you want to draw accurate, lifelike portraits? Join the free online video class, <i>Draw Better Portraits: Capturing Likeness</i>, and start sketching the …

10 Architects That Forgot How To Architect

The fail — it's... it's everywhere! Most architects know that great software can mean a world of difference, so check out all the amazing things you can create with Autodesk’s free educational software. It’s free.

The Top Places To Watch Architectural Lectures Online

The online lecture, similar to the podcast, is an easy, often entertaining way of absorbing knowledge and the opinions of thinkers and practitioners …

Know Your DSLR Camera: What Do All the Controls Mean?

If you are a new DSLR owner or if you’re seriously considering moving up from a simpler camera to a DSLR, the very sight of a more complex camera …

Architecture Guide

MongoDB enables you to meet the demands of modern apps with a technology foundation that enables you with:<p>1. The document data model – presenting you …

Intricate Pop-Up Sculptures Are Tiny Feats of Engineering

Peter Dahmen is a paper engineer. Which in practice is totally different than, say, a mechanical engineer or a civil engineer, but in principle maybe …

7 Top Free PC/mobile Tools That Will Boost Your Daily Productivity

As the world of technology moves faster, we all are able to achieve, engage, and multitask more than ever before. However, the downside of all that …

The Human Scale

Last night I attended the opening of the Architecture and Design Film Festival, seeing <i>The Human Scale</i>, a documentary that "questions our assumptions …

The 20 Best Articles of 2013

The following 20 articles are what we at ArchDaily consider the Best of 2013. They may not have received the most traffic, but they posed fascinating …

11 Delightfully Absurd Architectural Drawings

Is there value in spending time on something with no practical application whatsoever? Josh Lewandowski reckons so. The Minneapolis-based …

VIDEOS: ArchiLab 2013 Discusses "Naturalizing Architecture"

This past September marked the commencement of ArchiLab 2013 at the newly completed FRAC Centre in Orleans, France. Forty architects, designers and …

This is Your Brain on Beautiful Architecture

A recent fMRI study suggests that better architecture can give you deeper moments of personal reflection.<p><i>Interior of The Pantheon, via</i><p>Looking at beautiful architecture might be as potent as prayer or meditation, say scientists in a recent study. The research is the beginning of examining how …

Architecting Your Career: It’s Time to Pursue Licensure

<i>This post is brought to you by PPI.</i><p>Just as a doctor, lawyer, dentist or engineer require licensure to protect public health, safety, and …