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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> …

Artists

5 beautifully modern houses and their plans

Even at the best of times, and despite any help you may have from expert architects, the task of building a new house is a daunting one. That's why …

Green Design

These sleek prefabs come with smart home features

Go inside a 720-square-foot “Coodo”<p>Another day, another prefab company trying to lure you into the out-of-the-box home dream. This time, Coodo from Hamburg, Germany, shows off its newly completed project, a 720-square-foot “Coodo 64,” installed in Bielefeld, Germany.<p>With rounded edges (also seen in …

Prefab Homes

The 11 best new buildings designed by American architects

The winning firms span across the US and their projects were constructed in the last five years. Selected from approximately 700 submissions, the 23 recipients will be honored at a AIA conference in Orlando, Florida in April.<p>Check out the top projects in the architecture category below.

Architecture

Stunning World Monuments in Moiré

Italian artist Andrea Minini, who we presented previously, was commissioned by the Italian company Progress Profiles and by the Studioverde agency, …

Burj Khalifa

Happy Holidays from the Architects (2016 Edition)

'Tis the season for offices from around the world to send us a bit of holiday cheer! See our favorites below (or check out our reader-submitted …

Architecture

A CNC-Milled Coffee Table, a DIY Modular Concrete Kitchen Backsplash, a Homemade Lumber Mill, Display Cases & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>DIY Concrete Backsplash and Dish Rack</b><p>Wow! Ben Uyeda uses Legos to cast a modular concrete backsplash/dish rack …

Woodworking

To Tackle Big Urban Issues, This Architect Became A Data Designer

Herwig Scherabon wanted to communicate the inequality of cities rather than contribute to it.<p>Herwig Scherabon remembers the exact moment that he no longer wanted to be a practicing architect. He was working on a project based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with a team of fellow Viennese architects, …

Modern Wall Hooks With Cute And Quirky Designs

They’re practical, easy to install and extremely versatile. We use them to hang our coats, bags, scarves, to organize our jewelry and to keep things …

Furniture

The best architecture of 2016 | ArchDaily

The research project of Architecture of the VII Day is fascinating on so many levels, encompassing politics, spirituality, community, construction …

Architecture

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Why Every Startup CEO Should Not Have an Office

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

The best fall getaways from NYC

Even the most loyal New Yorkers crave a break from the city, and lucky for us, these fall getaways are just a few hours away. Pack your bags—amazing …

New England

Why China's super wealthy shun Western-looking homes - CNN Style

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN<p>When Sotheby's listed a 32-bedroom house in Suzhou last month, it was the property's price tag that made headlines.<p>Valued at 1 billion yuan (over $150 million), the 72,000-square-foot estate -- nicknamed 'utopia' in Mandarin -- was heralded as China's most expensive …

Real Estate

The tallest skyscraper in Stockholm will be made entirely out of wood

Anders Berensson Architects<p>If Ikea's minimalist approach to home furnishing still isn't enough, you'll probably love Sweden's newest …

Photographer 'stitches' images to create new worlds - CNN Style

Written by By Angelica Pursley, for CNN<p>Jean-Francois Rauzier's ability to capture whole cities in one photograph, is undeniably entrancing.<p>The French photographer developed the concept of the "hyperphoto" in 2002, a technique which involves digitally "stitching" hundreds of images …

CNN

Forget steel and glass, open a different door

by Stephen Crafti<p>Black steel and glass doors have become a standard feature in many renovations.<p>Clear panes, heavily outlined in steel, first started …

Architecture

Repurposed Container Homes : recycled shipping container

The RDP House is an environmentally friendly project put together by architect Daniel Moreno Flores that utilizes recycled shipping containers to …

Admire Singapore from top-down with these gorgeous drone shots

You've never seen Singapore so gorgeously symmetrical until you've seen it from drone's eye view.<p>Local drone enthusiast @idroneman has been …

What you need to know about realistic photo compositing and image manipulation – a primer

Creating realistic photo composites or photo manipulation isn’t as hard as it looks. The steps you have to take to create a good composite are …

Are 3D Renderings Deceiving Architects and Clients?

<i>"The Rendering View," is a monthly column on ArchDaily by PiXate Creative founder Jonn Kutyla which focuses on hints, tips, and wider discussions</i> …

Digital Art

The Engineering Tricks Behind the World's Super Tall and Super Slender Skyscrapers

Our tallest buildings elicit all manner of flowery descriptions and grandiose statement, owing to both their scale and symbolism. In the entryway to Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the world's highest, quotes such as "the word impossible is not in the leaders' dictionaries" are prominently …

Why Every Product Person Should Drive A Tesla

I made a huge mistake a few weeks ago. Tesla opened a new store near my home and I dropped in on their grand opening event for a test drive. The …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Founded in 2001, Amy Lau Design creates interiors known for their warmth, expressiveness and impeccable attention to detail. Amy has a reverence for …

Yale

In Just A Week, This Kit Turns Old Houses Into Zero-Energy Homes (For Free)

The dream of net-zero homes isn’t just for the rich anymore.<p>In slightly more than a week, a clever kit of parts can transform an old rental house into a net-zero energy home–one that creates as much renewable energy as it uses in a year–at no extra cost to tenants or building owners.<p>Net-zero homes …

Housing

Articles about 11 amazing midcentury renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

Today, architecture and design in Australia is more vibrant and exciting than ever.<p>A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.<p>With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents …

Architecture

Secrets Second-Time Entrepreneurs Know About Managing Money

The failure rate of start-ups is close to 90%. So with 9 out of 10 start-ups headed for failure—and I speak from experience—financial management tops the list of challenges for first-time entrepreneurs.<p>Being aware, smart and surgical with your capital will not only make you one of the few …

Entrepreneurship

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …