Sketching the #architect ‘s personality

Sketches of scale figures can be seen as an architectural signature. These miniature stand-ins for human life not only bring scale and understanding to a sketch, they also offer a glimpse into the architect’s personality. Some designers automatically go for realistic, anatomically correct people, while others have more abstract interpretations of the human body. But what…

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The Architect’s toolkit

An Architect’s work life can be extremely varied and in my experience a typical week can involve a sketch of a new concept, drawing and document reviews and design team discussions through to client presentations and site reviews of construction progress. The ability to carry out a site review and to record your observations while staying…

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September A&D review

September 2016 Architecture & Design blog posts… #parametric brickwork the old way #stadia kickstart #urbandesign #blue is the future #mixeduse facility for Paris constructed #forest for exhibition space #architecture students treated for mental health problems #hallucinate through design #apple architecture #expressionist monument Arthur Ashe covered in plastic  

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August A&D review

August 2016 Architecture & Design blog posts… lie down to get #productive with #Altwork Station #future architecture & design #centralstation Moscow – Architectural Bureau [WALL] Building as sign Street furniture Elementary design #prologis real estate investment goes big on solar Shenzen’s world’ largest #wastetoenergy plant #sustainable power from green wall #holedeck #sustainable concrete structural slab Cities…

July’s A&D review

July 2016 Architecture & Design blog posts… #naked hotel 5 Steps to Creating High-Performance Communities Board #workplace   Another brick in the wall… James Wines Architect – interview the real life of a #architect ! #virtualreality architecture Technical support Brexit: the profession’s verdict | RIBAJ Le Corbusier works named as UN world heritage sites Sustainable cities…

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#virtualreality architecture

We know it’s coming… Just like the advent of CAD revolutionized the industry, changing the ways that Architecture was communicated to building owners and contractors, virtual reality will be the next step. The ability to now create first person immersive three dimensional environments will be a game changer for both communicating design and the design…

Technical support

Construction Canada publishes technical documents that provide a useful reference for Architects, Engineers and Specification Writers. Useful technical resources

Brexit: the profession’s verdict | RIBAJ

I think it is to be expected that the impact of leaving the EU will hit the Architecture profession and the Construction industry. As we saw the world recession, it’s not just the direct impact that needs to be understood and managed but it’s the uncertainty and lack of confidence throughout all the aspects of…

Architecture & Design muse – a new look

Well here it is…a revamped blog page, simplified to show architecture & design posts that have captured my attention, offer important messaging or simply just great images. This new layout is based on WordPress’ “The Boardwalk theme” and together with the clean presentation of each post, offers horizontal scrolling which breaks the norm a little.…

Spray-on rechargeable batteries could store energy anywhere (Wired UK)

Just imagine the potential of this…..   “Related features What’s inside: Energizer lithium batteries First transatlantic solar-powered flight a success Massive lithium deposit found in Afghanistan Leaf-mimicking solar cell delivers more power than flat designs Leave a comment A team of mechanical engineers has published a paper demonstrating its latest invention — spray-on rechargeable batteries…