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Young Architect Guide: 5 Techniques to Improve Your Sketching

Bob Borson is creator of the famous Life of an Architect blog, a Texas-based architect at Malone Maxwell Borson Architects and an indispensable guide to professional practice. We are pleased to present a selection of his posts on Architizer, each one providing amazing insight into the complex …

25 Masterpieces That Prove 2016 Was an Incredible Year for Architecture

• Author: Sam Lubell. Sam Lubell Design<br>• Date of Publication: 12.30.16. 12.30.16<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>In 2016, the best architects …

Museums

Artist Recreates Demolished Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings in Full Color

From Fallingwater to the Guggenheim, Frank Lloyd Wright's structures are some of the most iconic of the past century. But a few of his buildings …

Designing for places of worship: An architect's guide - CNN Style

Written by By Jonathan Glancey, for CNN<p>Designed for 35,000 people, the prayer hall of the stridently modern, German-designed, Chinese-built, Djamma El Djazair mosque overlooks the Bay of Algiers.<p>Here, the faithful will be called to prayer from the world's tallest minaret. A project dear to …

Catholicism

Zaha Hadid's successor: scrap art schools, privatise cities and bin social housing

The extreme views of Patrik Schumacher, who has taken over at the global firm, are causing outrage. His vision? Let the market rule – and don’t put equality before profit<p>Abolish social housing, scrap prescriptive planning regulations and usher in the wholesale privatisation of our streets, squares …

Social Housing

This iPad accessory is about to up-end the whole 3D imaging industry

From 360 video to 3D emoji, there's a big movement from Microsoft and others to make 3D imagery accessible to everyone. However, the act of scanning …

3D

Buildings can add ‘significant value to society’ | FM World – the BIFM’s Facilities Management magazine

<i>24 October 2016</i> <b>| Herpreet Kaur Grewal</b><p>Commercial property development could potentially add up to £20 billion of worth within the area it is located, …

LOD

Level of Development Specification<p>Latest Version<p>The BIMForum has released the 2016 version of the LOD Specification.<p>Updates to the 2016 version …

The Internet's Unanswered Questions And Strange Assumptions About Architecture and Architects

The usefulness (and, at times, unintended hilarity or abhorrence) of Google's autocomplete function is nothing new. The screenshots, listicles and …

AIA Announces Recipients of Innovation Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected this year's winners for the TAP/CCA Innovation Award, which highlights new practices and …

A New Option for Existing Building Certification

Greener Facilities UK-based green designation launches in U.S. BREEAM, the international green building certification first launched in the UK, is a …

Google Station will bring fast and safe Wi-Fi to locations around the world

One of Google’s major efforts in India is to bring high-speed Wi-Fi to the country’s railroad stations. That effort has now been rebranded to Google Station and is expanding to other countries around the world.<p>So far, the effort is still limited to 100 major railroad stations across India. As of …

Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia) 2017 in Venezia, Italy | Everfest

Dates<p>Festivities may not take place every day during this date range. Please check the festival's official page for more details.<p>Make a plan of attack<p>…

Autodesk Live Aims To Change Building Design With Video Game-Like Walk-Throughs

One button press turns a building model into a virtual world.<p>While trying to design a set of high-end homes, Frank Wolbertus and his colleagues at TBI-KennisLab had an idea.<p>Wolbertus had been testing a tool from Autodesk that within minutes could turn building designs into video game-like 3D …

Autodesk

Laser Scans Unveil a Network of Ancient Cities in Cambodia

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA — For decades, archaeologists here kept their eyes on the ground as they tramped through thick jungle, rice paddies and buffalo grazing fields, emerald green and soft with mud during the monsoon season.<p>They spent entire careers trying to spot mounds or depressions in the earth …

Archaeology

Leadership - TechnologyinArchitecturalPractice

TAP Leadership<p>Leadership Group<p><b>Cory Brugger | 2017 Chair</b><br>Morphosis <i><br>Culver City, California</i><p><b>Natasha Luthra | 2018 Chair-elect</b><br>Jacobs <i><br>Philadelphia</i><p><b>Jeffrey W.</b> …

Thinking outside the box: 17 federal buildings with award-winning design

The winners of this year’s General Services Administration Design Awards don’t look like your typical government building. These structures aren’t …

Project management of BIM projects in the US.

As one of the top 100 BIM Architecture firms in the US, my firm is no stranger to managing BIM projects. Specializing in designing Healthcare, …

Project Management

Invicara's BIM Assure helps transform project handover

<i>by Brianna Crandall</i> — July 29, 2016 — Invicara, provider of transformative solutions for building information modeling (BIM), recently announced the …

Construction Specifications Institute endorses AIA's owner-consultant Contract Documents

<i>by Brianna Crandall</i> — July 27, 2016 — The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have announced …

The digital construction revolution: When will BIM become BAU?

Digital technologies are changing the way we work, rest and play. In recent years the construction industry has been making its own digital journey …

BIMStorm Data Independence

Webinar 1<p>August 30, 2016<p>A Short Summary<p>by Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op, Co-founder<p>More than 300 professionals signed up for the launch of …

archatlas:

MahaNakhon by <b>Buro Ole Sheeren</b> is a new 77-storey high-rise complex located in Bangkok’s Central Business District, with a direct link to the Chongnonsi BTS Skytrain station. The development of more than 150,000 square meters will be comprised of a landscaped public plaza; a multi-level retail centre with restaurants, cafes, and 24-hour marketplace; 200 serviced apartments operated by the Ritz-Carlton; the Bangkok Edition, a 150 room boutique hotel in collaboration with Marriot International and …

Building Informed Environments

Intensify + Simplify Architecture<p>Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be used to build informed environments and drive incredible value for the …

BIM GIANTS: A ranking of the nation's top BIM design and construction firms

TOP 140 BIM ARCHITECTURE FIRMS<p><b>Rank</b><p><b>Firm</b><p><b>2015 Revenue</b><p>1<p>HOK<p>$425,000,000<p>2<p>Perkins+Will<p>$377,707,200<p>3<p>Stantec<p>$376,618,905<p>4<p>Skidmore, Owings & Merrill<p>$334,715,658<p>…

LeanBIM: Unleash BIM Possibilities and Make Lean Construction Even Leaner

The main goal of implementing Lean Construction is to generate value and to minimize waste. This value can be maximized by implementing BIM alongside …

Wicklow step-by-step retrofit reveals new way to go passive

This article was originally published in issue 16 of Passive House Plus magazine. Want immediate access to all back issues and exclusive extra …

Download McGraw-Hill 'Measuring BIM Impact On Complex Buildings'

BIM Report from 391 owners, architects, engineers and contractors with moderate to high level BIM use-knowledge of BIM in their organization.