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8 Short Architectural Texts You Need To Know

<b>Update:</b> <i>We've added links to help you find these books for purchase and, in 5 of 8 cases, tracked down a way you can read them online for free!</i><p>Quality …

How Photographers Captured the Biggest Full Moon in 70 Years

We won't see anything like it again until 2034.<p>Early this morning, astrophotographers got their closest look at the moon in 70 years, and the internet won't stop talking about it. The so-called "supermoon" is a flashy name for any full moon in October, November, and December, when its elliptical …

Raw Studio Pushes Boundaries With Art Lighting and Engineered Furniture

Amazing light designs that draw you in from across the room — that’s what we first noticed about Raw Studio. But the UK-based business, led by Nick …

Prototypes

Transitions II: A Challenge To Turn The Ordinary, Extraordinary

For the second year in a row, materials company Baars & Bloemhoff challenged six different designers to dramatically rethink ordinary “unsexy” …

Studio Nendo celebrates paper in 3D in new exhibit

Quite delicate<p>Prolific Tokyo design studio Nendo has just opened a show at Creation Gallery G8 that celebrates the paper that graphic designers use—but not in the way one may necessarily think. Called “Un-Printed Material,” the exhibit presents 3D-printed and handmade outlines of pages, leaflets, …

Designs That Bring New Aesthetic Standards For Bathroom Faucets

Each type of space has its own set of design challenges but also its own series of elements which can add character to the decor and make it stand …

Interior Design

Why Being A City Geek Is So Cool Today

Once the unsung workhorse of cities, infrastructure is now a lifestyle trend. Can it actually help cities?<p>Earlier this year, Pentagram partner Marina Willer and a cadre of her colleagues roamed London’s streets on a search for the city’s most beautiful manhole covers. Yes, manhole covers: those …

Master of Architecture - Application Portfolio Information Session

Portfolio Tips - Architecture, Design & Planning

7 (More) Websites to Help Us Be Better Architects

Last year we published a list of 22 websites meant to make an architect's job a little bit easier. From selecting the perfect color scheme to …

6 Amazing Restaurants with Jaw-Dropping Views

Great food is only one part of the dining experience<p>Like a fine wine, extraordinary service, or luxurious decor, a spectacular view has the potential to upgrade a typical meal to a truly memorably dining experience. We’ve scoured the map for restaurants around the world offering panoramic vistas of …

Will an 80-story timber tower join Chicago’s Riverline mega-development?

The tower could become the world’s largest made from wood if built<p>Could Chicago claim another world’s tallest record? If a wild new conceptual design for an 80-story wooden tower from architects Perkins + Will moves forward, then Chicago could claim the record for having the world’s tallest timber …

Pictures of the Week 10.6.16

Washington D.C.

The World’s Youngest Rainforest Is Growing In Dubai

What’s the latest surprise to sprout from the desert in the Emirates? A tropical climate.<p>Never mind the toasty desert climate, there’s a rainforest growing in Dubai. This rainforest isn’t so much sprouting up from sun-baked sand by the Persian Gulf as it is under construction. It’s one of the main …

Mad Max

10+ Pics That Show Photography Is The Biggest Lie Ever

The internet is full of beautiful and amazing photographs, but do you ever stop and wonder just what went into that perfect shot? I'm not just …

Photography

Ma Yansong of MAD talks about office design and organic style

There are plenty of lessons to learn from the way the Chinese architect fuses traditional and modern elements<p>For many Americans, architect Ma Yansong may be best associated with his proposed design for the now-in-flux Lucas Museum in Chicago, an unorthodox, curvaceous white form set upon the city’s …

Michelangelo's Secret Drawings Are Underneath The Medici Chapel

You may have heard of a certain artist named Michelangelo, arguably one the most famous artists of all time, whose work is some of the most …

BLACK AND WHITE FINE ART PROCESSING WITH PHOTOGRAPHY DRAWING™ IN 15 STEPS

BLACK AND WHITE FINE ART PROCESSING WITH PHOTOGRAPHY DRAWING™ IN 15 STEPSPhotography Drawing™ (PhtD) is the method I created to process black and …

Street Photography

The Best Foods To Eat At Every Time Of Day

Raise your hand if you've ever been so caught up in life that you accidentally skipped lunch! Sometimes it's disturbingly easy to power through your …

Design Portfolio Demystified and Explained

<i>Image source: Tamarcus Brown/Unsplash.</i><p>Did you know that 90% of the information human brain processes is visual? Luckily enough, the job of a designer is nothing but visual work, and you have all chances to give clients a feel for your expertise.<p>While some years ago, we worked on printed portfolios …

Why Investors Are Watching Sotheby's and the Art Market

In the fall of 2013, activist hedge-fund manager Dan Loeb announced his campaign to remake Sotheby’s, the venerable auction house. The global art …

Carl Andre's Equivalent VIII: the most boring controversial artwork ever

BBC4 is revisiting the hoo-ha over Carl Andre’s ‘pile of bricks’, which angered conservative art lovers in the 1970s. But the real scandal is that we’re still talking about this banal artwork<p>Most works of art that cause controversy are by their nature sensational. They are sexually graphic, or …

Art

15 Dark Comics By Gypsie Raleigh That’ll Make You Think

Love. There’s nothing in this world more amazing. But as these “gleefully dark and whimsical” comics remind us, there’s also nothing more painful.<p>The …

Pacific Northwest

Which 'high-profile' musical couple now owns Rosedale's curvy castle of calculus?

James Stewart’s Integral House in Toronto is shown in August, 2014, before Mr. Stewart’s death that December.<p>The award-winning residence at 194 Roxborough Dr. was built in a Toronto ravine for a violinist and mathematician, who made it a haven for music and culture in the city. Now it has new …

The Coolest Hotel Elevators Around the World

While most elevators serve as mundane mechanical boxes that transport passengers from point A to point B, some hotels are turning their contraptions …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Why Yes, This Is a Pineapple Shaped House (& You Can Stay Here)

You may not be able to visit Bikini Bottom, but the Dominican Republic can be the next best thing. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana features a …

Dominican Republic

Trumpf Poland Technology Center / Barkow Leibinger

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Trumpf Poland’s new headquarters in Warsaw, housing offices and exhibition areas, represent a prototype …