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BIGyard / Zanderroth Architekten

05:00 - 16 August, 2016
BIGyard  / Zanderroth Architekten, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Michael Feser +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
  • Design Team

    Kirka Fietzek, Diana Gunkel, Guido Neubeck, Christian Roth, Konrad Scholz, Lutz Tinius, Sascha Zander
  • Area

    9100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

8th New York Architecture and Design Film Festival Line-Up Announced

04:45 - 16 August, 2016
8th New York Architecture and Design Film Festival Line-Up Announced, Courtesy of New York Architecture and Design Film Festival
Courtesy of New York Architecture and Design Film Festival

Following the burgeoning success of the 7th New York Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF), this year's incarnation—which will run September 28 through October 2 2016 at Cinépolis Chelsea—appears set to maintain its position as the nation's and most popular largest subject-focused film event. Over 30 feature-length and short films, curated by Festival Director Kyle Bergman, will be presented, including Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future, a film that examines the life of the eponymous modernist architect.

Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016 Symposium

03:30 - 16 August, 2016
Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016 Symposium

Once a niche topic, architectural geometry enjoys increasing interest from both academics as well as practitioners from the fields of architecture, engineering, computer science and mathematics. The Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) symposia series addresses this increasing interest through presentations and discussions of innovation in geometric and computational applications in architecture.

Casa Forest / Daluz Gonzalez Architekten

03:00 - 16 August, 2016
Casa Forest  / Daluz Gonzalez Architekten, © Philippe Wiget Photography
© Philippe Wiget Photography

© Philippe Wiget Photography © Alexandra Kreja © Philippe Wiget Photography © Philippe Wiget Photography +23

Quietness / Wei Yi International Design

02:00 - 16 August, 2016
Quietness / Wei Yi International Design, © James
© James

© James © James © James © James +18

BRG House / Tan Tik Lam Architects

22:00 - 15 August, 2016
BRG House / Tan Tik Lam Architects, © Mario Wibowo
© Mario Wibowo

© Mario Wibowo © Mario Wibowo © Mario Wibowo © Mario Wibowo +30

Aleph in Domoon / studio_GAON

20:00 - 15 August, 2016
Aleph in Domoon  / studio_GAON, © Yong Kwan Kim
© Yong Kwan Kim

© Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Yong Kwan Kim © Yong Kwan Kim +47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh in studio_GAON
  • Area

    203.55 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Yangzhou Zhongshuge / Li Xiang

19:00 - 15 August, 2016
Yangzhou Zhongshuge / Li Xiang, © Shao Feng
© Shao Feng
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Li Xiang
  • Design Team

    Liu Huan, Fan Chen, Tong Ni-Na
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Frick Environmental Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

17:00 - 15 August, 2016
Frick Environmental Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux +15

Video: Ali Karimi and Hamed Bukhamseen Discuss the Kuwaiti Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale

16:20 - 15 August, 2016

In this interview, presented in collaboration with PLANE—SITE, Ali Karimi and Hamed Bukhamseen, curators of the Kuwait Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, discuss the architectural identity and potential of Kuwait and the Middle East region as a whole. The duo explain how they approached the pavilion design by asking themselves the question: “How do we imagine a conversation between the different countries of the Gulf?”

Ecuestre / David Macias + Miguel Quintana

15:00 - 15 August, 2016
Ecuestre  / David Macias  + Miguel Quintana, © Santiago Robayo Fotografía
© Santiago Robayo Fotografía

© Santiago Robayo Fotografía © Santiago Robayo Fotografía © Santiago Robayo Fotografía © Santiago Robayo Fotografía +20

Watch How Bamboo Scaffolding Was Used to Build Hong Kong's Skyscrapers

14:45 - 15 August, 2016
© flickr user ahmcdowall. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
© flickr user ahmcdowall. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

In the late 20th century, restricted by an a small landmass and extreme terrain, the Hong Kong urban area grew to become one of the densest and most vertical places on the planet, with more buildings taller than 500 feet than any other city in the world. But instead of the steel or aluminum structures used as scaffolding in Europe and the Western Hemisphere, the majority of skyscrapers built in Hong Kong and much of Asia used scaffolding systems constructed out of bamboo.

To create the structures, the high strength, lightweight material is strapped together with plastic ties by construction crews, who also use the structure as a ladder for scaling the building. Despite using few safety restraints, crews are able to construct up to 1,000 square feet of bamboo scaffolding in just one day. To protect the structure, nylon gauze is sometimes draped along the outside.

Check out a series of GIFs and images showing how it works after the break. And if you're interested in learning more about bamboo construction materials, check out our Materials catalog.

Coca-Cola Pavilion / Atelier Marko Brajovic

13:00 - 15 August, 2016
Coca-Cola Pavilion / Atelier Marko Brajovic , © Fernando Martins
© Fernando Martins

© Fernando Martins © Fernando Martins © Fernando Martins © Fernando Martins +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Rodrigues Alves, 10 - Saúde, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil
  • Area

    3500.0 m2
  • Year of project

    2016
  • Photographies

    Fernando Martins

What Were Your #FirstSevenJobs?

12:30 - 15 August, 2016

Last week, the latest craze to hit the Twittersphere was #FirstSevenJobs. An interesting mix of nostalgia and self-congratulatory posturing, the hashtag had seemingly everybody on the social media site sharing how they took their first seven steps to where they are now. For architects though, whose path to their ideal job is often long and torturous, the hashtag may have offered a little solace: with notable and successful architects, educators and critics sharing how they took their first tentative steps into the profession, those still working towards their goals can be reassured that, no matter where they are now, success could be on the horizon.

With that in mind, we wanted to extend the hashtag to our users: what were your first seven jobs, and what did you learn while doing them? What was your experience like in getting to where you are now? And do the jobs that many architects have in their early years reveal anything about the architecture profession?

Atrium Townhome & Garden / RobitailleCurtis

11:00 - 15 August, 2016
Atrium Townhome & Garden / RobitailleCurtis, © RobitailleCurtis
© RobitailleCurtis

© RobitailleCurtis © RobitailleCurtis © RobitailleCurtis © RobitailleCurtis +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Design Architect

    Andrew Curtis AIA, MRAIC, LEED BD+C
  • Designer

    Marie-Eve Lamarre Brodsky
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Latest LEGO® Architecture Set: The U.S. Capitol Building

11:00 - 15 August, 2016
The Latest LEGO® Architecture Set: The U.S. Capitol Building, Courtesy of LEGO®
Courtesy of LEGO®

LEGO® has unveiled the newest kit in their Architecture series: The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Originally designed by architect William Thornton in 1793, the building has gone through several iterations, including the addition of its iconic white, cast-iron, neoclassical dome in 1866. The 1,032 piece LEGO® set portrays the building in its current form, with its “striking white, columned façade with its famous steps and lawns.”  The kit also features a removable dome, which, when lifted off, reveals “a detailed interior depicting the famous National Statuary Hall, complete with columns, statues and tiled floor.”

Courtesy of LEGO® Courtesy of LEGO® Courtesy of LEGO® Courtesy of LEGO® +10

How to Ensure that Your Online Architecture Portfolio is On Point

09:30 - 15 August, 2016
How to Ensure that Your Online Architecture Portfolio is On Point

Why should I even have an online portfolio?

A portion of working in architecture includes having to market yourself and your skills. "One minute networking" is a skill that many architects learn in order to be successful in the creative field, but having the gift of gab requires you to put your money where your mouth is. If you have an online portfolio which is accessible with just an internet internet connection and a digital device capable of viewing it, your work is always conveniently available during your networking conversations. It's also helpful for sharing your work in online conversations: while a pdf of your print portfolio can really only be sent by email, practically every messaging app or direct messaging service built into social networks will allow you to send a link, allowing you to take advantage of an opportunity even when you weren't expecting one to arise. Finally, if you make it right your website can even do some of the advertising and networking for you.

The most important thing to remember is that like your resume or print portfolio, an online portfolio is a tool to help you advance your career, so it must be useful towards your goals. Therefore instead of asking yourself why you should have an online portfolio, you should ask yourself what those goals are, and how your online portfolio can be optimized to help you achieve them.

Now that we've gotten that question out of the way, here are 8 other questions to ask yourself:

H3 House / Luciano Kruk

09:00 - 15 August, 2016
H3 House                                                                                                                                   / Luciano Kruk, © Daniela Mac Adden
© Daniela Mac Adden

© Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mar Azul, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    Luciano Kruk
  • Area

    75.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs