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Brick Curtain Office / Firki Studio

‘Brick Curtain’ is a small office building in Karnal, a town in the state of Haryana, India. The office had to be relocated from a busy commercial …

Architecture

Casa de Chá Chapéu / A1 Architects

A Casa de Chá Chapéu [Hat Tea House] é a terceira casa de chá que realizamos. É uma pequena casa para se reunir com uma xícara de chá, um paraíso …

The World's Oldest Piece of Architecture Tells a New Story About How Civilization Developed

Located in south-east Turkey, the 11,000-year-old Göbekli Tepe is considered to be the world’s oldest temple, greatly surpassing England’s …

Archaeology

Clara House / Tovo Sarmiento arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In a neighborhood where low houses abound, a passage of barely 200 meters in length is discovered that …

Architecture Inspired by the Aztecs

The architect Ludwig Godefroy has created a space that functions around outdoor living spaces and gardens in a unique style to the ancient temples …

Architects build their own rammed-earth office around existing trees

Paraguay-based design firm Equipo de Arquitectura has created a number of innovative structures, but when it came to constructing their own office …

Norway Opens Another Spectacular Roadside Bathroom

Norway’s National Tourist Routes will change how you think about rest stops. As part of a decades-long program, the Norwegian government has been …

Techniques For Landing A Job At The World's Most Competitive Architecture Firms

<i>This article was originally published by The Architect's Guide as "5 Techniques To Land A Job With The World's Most Competitive Architecture …

From Romantic Ruins to the Ultra-Real: A History of the Architectural Render

Throughout history, architects have used sketches and paintings to display to their clients the potential outcomes of the projects rattling around …

Drawing

Futurology: A new study looks at the design of the home in 2050

<b>It seems that sometimes it goes too far, and in other ways doesn't go far enough.</b><p>A new study has been released by the NHBC foundation in the UK, …

High Horse Ranch by Kieran Timberlake overlooks forested valley in northern California

American firm Kieran Timberlake has used prefabricated components to create a mountaintop retreat, composed of a main dwelling wrapped in weathering …

Casa Zicatela

Solid. Harsh. Unassuming. At least that's what Casa Zicatela is giving on the outside. But beyond its concrete barrier is an intricate network of …

This tiny cabin on the Greece-Turkey border generates 100% of its own energy

Istanbul-based studio SO? Architecture & Ideas has completed a tiny off-grid cabin perfect for reconnecting with the outdoors. Located in a village …

Off-grid

How To Add People To Your Renders Like a Pro

It’s no mystery why we put people in our designs. People are the quickest way to an emotional connection. With the right visual cues, you can evoke …

Google Glass

House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as …

Guaranty Building

A 19th-century architectural wonder designed by the "father of the skyscraper."<p>This architectural beauty was co-created by Louis Sullivan, an …

A Rise in the Statement Staircase

Feature staircases, once synonymous with grand period houses and historic hotels, are having a renaissance.<p>Open-plan spaces have made staircases more …

Steel Frame and Wood Frame: The Benefits of Dry Construction Systems

You have to consider many factors when designing an architectural project in order to ensure quality and value. The construction technique is in most …

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Eco-Friendly Insulation Offers Thermal Performance, Sound Absorption and Fire Resistance at the Same Time

With the aim of promoting more efficient ways to isolate and protect building envelopes, the Chilean team Rootman has developed Thermoroot; a …

Moleskine’s latest smart pen saves your writing to download later

So long as you don't mind paying $180 for a writing implement.<p>Moleskine has valiantly tried to bridge the divide between analog writing and digital files for years. The company released its Smart Writing Set in 2016 as a $200 holistic solution of pen, proprietary smart paper and app that instantly …

20 Technical Architecture Drawing Tips

The black sheep of all architectural drawing has got to be technical drawing. Everybody loves drawing perspectives, sketches —you know the creative, …

Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape - Dwell

A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest lightly on the land.<p>When David and Suzanne Rinaldo showed architect Jonathan Feldman the site for their new home in fall 2009, they told him they wanted a house with a …

This Clay Brick Disperses Heat to Keep Buildings Cool

With the goal of harnessing and exploring the benefits of clay as a raw material, which is characteristic of Colombia's Cúcuta region, Architects …

The Rolling Huts of Methow Valley, Washington

Designed by Olson Kundig Architects, the six Rolling Huts, small paradisiac shelters, are nestled in the Methow Valley, Washington. They compose a …

This Puget Sound eco cabin is made almost entirely from reclaimed materials

Activist and artist Anna Hoover collaborated with architect Les Eerkes from Olson Kundig Architects to build the Scavenger Hut – a beautiful, …

New Renderings Show off Gehry's Grand Avenue Development as Project Gets Official Start Date

New renderings have been revealed of Gehry Partners’ Grand Avenue Project as construction is finally set to begin this fall. Located across from …

SANDWORM / Marco Casagrande

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Sandworm is an organic structure/space/creature realized on the dunes of the Wenduine coastline, …

Casa Meztitla

Endless transitions between interior and exterior strengthen the bond to the historic site, inviting plenty of natural light for a refreshingly tranquil ambiance.<p>This retreat for two by Mexican architecture group EDAA flawlessly meshes with its surroundings in an elegant response to the landscape …

Grade-A Getaway Outside Mexico City

Two families share a triangular retreat on Lake Avándaro.<p>Group vacations are great for splitting travel costs, but not so good for getting restful alone time. That’s why architecture studio Método used vertical space to divvy up a shared vacation house outside Mexico City. When the joint owners, …

A Sublime Indoor/Outdoor Retreat in Mexico City

On an undesirable lot in Mexico City, architect Yuri Zagorin Alazraki created a stacked home and lush garden.<p>"The longer I work as an architect, the more I want to deepen my skills as a gardener," says Yuri Zagorin Alazraki, founder of the Mexico City firm ZD+A. In building his own house in Mexico …