Megan Jett

Infographic: The Bauhaus, Where Form Follows Function

UPDATE: In honor of the 81st anniversary of the day the closed in 1933, we’re re-publishing this popular , which was originally published April 16th, 2012.

From the “starchitect” to “architecture for the 99%,” we are witnessing a shift of focus in the field of architecture. However, it’s in the education system where these ideas really take root and grow. This sea change inspired us to explore past movements, influenced by economic shifts, war and the introduction of new technologies, and take a closer look at the bauhaus movement.

Often associated with being anti-industrial, the Arts and Crafts Movement had dominated the field before the start of the Bauhaus in 1919. The Bauhaus’ focus was to merge design with industry, providing well designed products for the many.

The Bauhaus not only impacted design and architecture on an international level, but also revolutionized the way design schools conceptualize education as a means of imparting an integrated design approach where form follows function.

Infographic: Iconic Olympic Buildings

The London 2012 start today, and once again architecture is on the spotlight. With a big focus on reusable and adaptable structures, the lineup includes renowned architecture firms such as Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Hopkins Architects, Populous and Zaha Hadid Architects.

On this infographic we introduce you the iconic buildings of the Olympics since 776 B.C. until today! Follow our London 2012 Olympics coverage in its dedicated page.

Infographic: Architecture for Humanity

Since 1999, Architecture for Humanity has been putting Architects in service of those communities who need them most. After disaster strikes, AfH uses its expansive network of contacts to get well-designed buildings built – and fast. Today, AfH has built over 2,000 structures that have positively impacted about 2 million people worldwide.

Co-founders and Cameron Sinclair (you can find our interview with Sinclair here) also run design competitions, manage the Open Design Network, WorldChanging, and have published the best-selling books Design Like You Give a Damn and Design Like You Give A Damn [2]. Together, and with the Architects who work for them, they are redefining the role of Architecture and Design: to truly make an impact on our world.

Infographic: Public Interest Design

is the next frontier of the sustainability movement. Taking a triple bottom line approach, it positions design to more tconsider economic, environmental, and social factors - creating better places, products, and systems for people to live their best lives. Inherently human-centered and participatory, seeks to improve the quality of life for all people, regardless of their socio-economic background.

Infographic: The Serpentine Pavilion 2012 Update

With the recent release of the design for the 2012 Serpentine Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and collaborator Ai Weiwei, we’re bringing you the 2012 updated , a cheat sheet for the 12 years of the Serpentine Pavilion. Read more about the new design here

Infographic: Burbs Going Bust

For decades the and the American Dream went hand-in-hand: a house with a yard and a white picket fence. It was the alternative to the hustle and bustle of urban living, a peaceful place to raise a family. Instead of letting the dwindle away, resulting in unkempt ghost towns, we should begin thinking about how to retrofit the for the needs of our changing culture, reinventing Suburbia as a sustainable alternative to urban life.

For more on understanding the reality and difficulties of redesigning Suburbia check out this two part series on Saving Suburbia by Vanessa Quirk: Saving Suburbia Part I: Bursting the Bubble and Saving Suburbia Part II: Getting the Soccer Moms On Your Side.

Infographic: LEED

Download the “From Mad Men to Mies” Wallpaper to your Tech Device

After receiving a lot of compliments on our “From MadMen to Mies” graphic, we decided to let you take a little piece of Mies (the original Mad Man) with you wherever you go. Click through the gallery below to find the wallpaper for the technological device of your choosing – iPad, iPhone, Android phone, MacBook, or Samsung Tablet. Take one, or heck, take all. In this case, less isn’t more.

Infographic: Celebrating Mies van der Rohe

Infographic: Women in Architecture

Roslyn Street Bar-Restaurante / Durbach Block Jaggers

© Peter Bennetts

Architects: Durbach Block Jaggers
Location: Potts Point, , Australia
Project Team: Neil Durbach, Camilla Block, David Jaggers, Stefan Heim, Lisa Le Van, Deborah Hodge, Brigitte Thearle
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 197 sqm
Photographs: Anthony Browell, Peter Bennetts, Neil Durbach

Infographic: A Closer Look at the Young Architects Program (YAP)

Infographic: The history of the Pritzker Prize

AD Infographic: Building of The Year Awards

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Pronat Offices / José María Sánchez García

© Pedro Pegenaute

Architects: José María Sánchez García
Location: , , Spain
Project Year: 2006
Project Team: ARO consultores: Francisco Sánchez García, Enrique García- Margallo Solo de Zaldivar
Structural Engineer: Aro Consultores / Enrique García- Margallo Solo de Zaldivar
Services Engineer: Aro Consultores / Francisco Sánchez García
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Rowing Center / José María Sánchez García

© Roland Halbe

Architects: José María Sánchez García
Location: Alange, Badajoz,
Project Team: Daniel González Guerrero, Julia Ternström, Enrique García-Margallo Solo de Zaldivar, Francisco Sánchez García, Marion Foucault, Cruz Calleja Perucho, Rafael Fernández Caparros, Maribel Torres Gómez, Laura Rojo Valdivielso, Marilo Sánchez García, Marta Cabezón López, Mafalda Ambrósio, Carmen Leticia Huerta.
Structural Engineer: María Concepción Pérez Gutiérrez
Services Engineer: ARO consultores
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 1,959.81 sqm
Photographs: Roland Halbe

Via Regina Public Garden / Lorenzo Noé Studio Di Architettura

© Marco Introini

Architects: Lorenzo Noé Studio Di Architettura
Location: Brienno,
Client: Town of Brienno
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 230 sqm
Photographs: Marco Introini

UTS Great Hall and Balcony Room / DRAW

© Brett Boardman

Architects: Draw [de Manincor Russell Architecture Workshop]
Location: Broadway, Ultimo, , Australia
Client: University of Technology, Sydney [UTS]
Project Team: Adam Russell, John de Manincor, Fransisco Layson, Raffaello Rosselli, Nick Sargent, Chris Steinbach, Leisa Tough, Lorraine Yip, Zana Wright
Collaborators: Kann Finch Group (Collaborating Architects)
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Brett Boardman