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Shore House / LSS

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located at the juncture where a forest opens onto the bay, the Shore House was designed to capture both …

Auckland University Mana Hauora Building

The 11,000m2 Mana Hauora (MH) Building is the first major development at AUT’s South Campus in Manukau, South Auckland. As the first university based in this part of the city, the campus redevelopment is to play a vital role in lifting local uptake of university education.

Architecture

Shallow pools mirror sugar-cube suites at Hotel Mar Adentro by Taller Aragonés

White blocks containing guest accommodation appear to float on expansive reflecting pools at this minimalist Mexican hotel by Taller Aragonés.<p>Hotel …

Los Cabos

Architectural Details: Wheeler Kearns’ “The Alice” Is an Acoustical Retreat

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is Acoustic Panels. If you’re looking for the perfect acoustic panels for your next project, search for them on Source, Architizer’s new network marketplace for</i> …

Architecture

5 Reasons to Learn CSS

Why CSS is Important for Web Designers<p>Cascading Style Sheets or CSS are an important way to control how your Web pages look. CSS can control the …

Web Design

For the Love of Louvers: How to Enliven Your Façades With Colorful Vertical Fins

<i>Looking for striking louvers for your next project? Search for them on Source, Architizer’s new community market-place for building-products. Click here to see if you qualify — it’s free for architects.</i><p>Louvers are one of those architectural elements that are as much about aesthetics as they are …

Mediterranean Sea

V12K03 / pasel.kuenzel architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In an inner-city context the spatial qualities of private dwellings depend on the degree of privacy. On …

Architecture

Master Photoshop | 20 Brilliant Tutorials You Should Try

If you want to master Photoshop, these brilliant tutorials will surely help you a lot! We selected some of the best Photoshop tutorials that show …

Graphics

Walls That Breathe: 7 Buildings Clad in Perforated Bricks

Brick is one of the most traditional and universal building materials in the world. In some ways, a brick home represents the archetypal house, a symbol of protection and stability — the proverbial house that the wolf could not blow down. Many of the following projects incorporate brick because it …

Clark Nexsen Wins Activate Urban Housing Design Competition With a Food-centered Vision

Clark Nexsen has won the international Activate Urban Housing Design Competition with its proposal for an urban dwelling on South Mint Street in …

This is the fire station of the future — and it costs $32 million

From the 1960 plane crash in Park Slope to the 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, Rescue Company 2's firemen have always responded to New York City's most dangerous emergencies.<p>For the last 31 years, they have worked and trained at their station in Brownsville, Brooklyn. But by …

New York City

The Idiot-Proof Guide to Brewing a Decent Cup of Coffee

11 steps toward your caffeinated happy place.<p>Based on our highly scientific calculations, the number of daily coffee drinkers to those who can make a halfway-drinkable cup of their own is around 1,765,432 to 1. Homemade brews are always too weak or too strong, too hot or too cold, too burnt or just …

Coffee

How Ove Arup Brought Engineers Out Of The Shadows

The legendary engineer’s building philosophy has never been more relevant. This summer, he’s getting his first major museum retrospective.<p>In 1956, the Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s won the competition to build the Sydney Opera House with a visionary charcoal sketch of the now-iconic design. The …

Engineering

Resource Travel’s Top 10 Travel Photos of the Week

<i>Editor’s Note – Michael Bonocore is the Editor in Chief for Resource Travel, a new division of Resource Magazine. Resource Travel is dedicated to</i> …

Vij’s: Vancouver’s new eatery where fiery flavours excite

A neon-pink elephant waves its trunk in the air, heralding the new Vij's. After many delays, Vikram Vij and Meeru Dhalwala have finally moved their acclaimed restaurant to Cambie Street Village.<p>The exterior, clad in pink-grill panelling, seems subtle when compared to the shimmering silver sequins …

Dining Rooms

Top 300 US Architecture Firms

Architectural Record has released its annual list of the “Top 300 Architecture Firms” in the United States, based on architectural revenue from 2013. …

Let's Talk About the Plot of Bioshock Infinite (Spoilers)