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How to Make Beautiful Stylized Floor Plans Using Photoshop

07:00 - 16 October, 2017
How to Make Beautiful Stylized Floor Plans Using Photoshop, Courtesy of RenderPlan
Courtesy of RenderPlan

This article was originally published by RenderPlan as "How to Render an AutoCAD Floor Plan with Photoshop."

Rendering plans in Photoshop is an essential part of presenting your work to your client or to convince a competition jury to pick your design as a winner. Whenever you publish your work for books, websites or presentations the design quality of your plans will be your business card to future clients and the audience you build around your practice. Let’s start step by step.

Which Are The Most Used Materials in Social Housing?

06:00 - 16 October, 2017
Which Are The Most Used Materials in Social Housing?, © Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal
© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal

Choice of building materials and the inherent continuous reflection about the reach and capabilities of architecture are an interesting alternative way to approach this issue. The materials used in social housing should address local and economic possibilities and the real needs for access to housing in the contemporary context.

In this article, we analyze different projects published on our site to identify some of the predominant materials used in social housing, both for the formation of structures or enclosures. The intentions of this are two-fold: firstly, to create a worldwide panorama of different case studies with different construction styles from a range of geographical locations, and secondly, to provide inspiration and tools to architects to make better social housing.

Below we present 15 social housing projects and their diverse materials and construction styles.

Haus B / Yonder – Architektur und Design

05:00 - 16 October, 2017
Haus B / Yonder – Architektur und Design, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González + 23

AOR Win Commission to Extend Public Art Galleries in Finnish City of Tampere

04:00 - 16 October, 2017
AOR Win Commission to Extend Public Art Galleries in Finnish City of Tampere, Exterior Rendering. Image © AOR
Exterior Rendering. Image © AOR

Designs by Helsinki-based practice AOR have been selected following an open competition for the extension of Tampere Art Museum, in Finland. The existing building which the museum currently occupies was formerly used as a granary, designed by C. L. Engel and completed in 1838. Most believe it to be the third oldest building in the country. AOR's winning proposal seeks to create "a landmark for the museum" by articulating the urban landscape between nearby Pyynikintori square and adjacent parkland, connecting to and with the existing gallery spaces.

Model. Image © AOR Site Model. Image © AOR Elevation. Image © AOR Model Drawing. Image © AOR + 11

Chapel of Silence / STUDIO associates

03:00 - 16 October, 2017
Chapel of Silence / STUDIO associates, Courtesy of STUDIO associates
Courtesy of STUDIO associates

Courtesy of STUDIO associates Courtesy of STUDIO associates Courtesy of STUDIO associates Courtesy of STUDIO associates + 30

Baltic Station Market / KOKO architects

02:00 - 16 October, 2017
Baltic Station Market / KOKO architects, © Tõnu Tunnel
© Tõnu Tunnel

© Tõnu Tunnel © Tõnu Tunnel © Tõnu Tunnel © Tõnu Tunnel + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kopli 1, 10149 Tallinn, Estonia
  • Architects in Charge

    Lembit-Kaur Stöör, Martin Tago, Maia Grimitliht, Raivo Kotov
  • Interior Architect

    Kärt Loopalu
  • Landscape architect

    Eleriin Tekko
  • Area

    25000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Transform a Dark Space into a Bright Interior for the FAKRO Fusion Design Competition

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Transform a Dark Space into a Bright Interior for the FAKRO Fusion Design Competition

Dark and forgotten attic spaces, full of useless items, are due to the present fashion in interior design and architecture for living under a roof. The enormous arrangement potential of attic interiors results from their unusual shape, which is dictated by the diversified construction of roof structures. Benefits arising in connection with this fact can be achieved exclusively through an individual approach to each project. However, the most important element of this puzzle is light. Indeed, light is the main interior designer, creating the space and contributing to arranging a cozy room on a small area such as the attic.

Natanz Villa / White on White Studio

00:00 - 16 October, 2017
Natanz Villa / White on White Studio, © Arash Ashourinia
© Arash Ashourinia

© Arash Ashourinia © Arash Ashourinia © Arash Ashourinia © Arash Ashourinia + 32

Shinsegae International / Olson Kundig

20:00 - 15 October, 2017
Shinsegae International / Olson Kundig, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kevin Scott © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin + 59

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Landscape Architect

    Randy Allworth, Allworth Design
  • Area

    129166.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Adelaide Creative Community Hub Competition

16:00 - 15 October, 2017
Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Adelaide Creative Community Hub Competition, Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders announced the winners of the Adelaide Creative Community Hub competition, challenging designers to propose an innovative, vibrant public space for the city of Adelaide, Australia. Participants were required to design either a temporary pavilion or fixed landmark within the frequented public park. Competition submissions seemed to focus on one of three things: a flexible open program, half building/half landscape, or a temporary pavilion. Judges looked for a clear concept. Winning projects have the potential to do more than merely bring people together; they go a step further sparking innovation in creative communities.

18 Beautiful Barbecue Areas for Summer

14:00 - 15 October, 2017
18 Beautiful Barbecue Areas for Summer, Pabellón de Playa / PAR Arquitectos © Diego Elgueta
Pabellón de Playa / PAR Arquitectos © Diego Elgueta

Our readers in the southern hemisphere are getting ready to fire up their barbecue area for some warm weather fun.

For many, this space has converted into an important social space where family and friends get together to enjoy a meal. Due to its importance, architects include this enclosure as one of the fundamental parts of the functioning of the house.

Below we have compiled some of the best barbecue areas published in ArchDaily to inspire and tempt you, our readers.

Rancho El Descanso / RE+D

13:00 - 15 October, 2017
© César Bejar
© César Bejar

© César Bejar © César Bejar © César Bejar © César Bejar + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cerro Viejo, 24630 San Miguel Cuyutlán, Jal., Mexico
  • Author Architect

    Miguel García Martín
  • Area

    275.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

10 Incredible Works of Architecture Photographed in Fall: The Best Photos of the Week

12:00 - 15 October, 2017
Cortesía de VIPP
Cortesía de VIPP

September 22nd marked the start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. This season of the year is excellent for architectural photography due to the effects of nature, which delights us with wonderful red and orange foliage. To mark the beginning of this season, we have created a selection of 10 works captured in fall by prominent photographers such as Francisco NogueiraJorge López Conde, and Steve Montpetit.

Cortesía de Matter Design + FR|SCH © Roger Frei © Roland Halbe Cortesía de Format Elf Architekten + 11

House in Oleiros / Emilio Rodríguez Blanco

09:00 - 15 October, 2017
House in Oleiros / Emilio Rodríguez Blanco, © Ana Amado
© Ana Amado

© Ana Amado © Ana Amado © Ana Amado © Ana Amado + 41

Architecture Books You Can Borrow (For Free) From The Internet's Largest Library

08:00 - 15 October, 2017
Architecture Books You Can Borrow (For Free) From The Internet's Largest Library

Have you registered for your free library card? If you haven't, you're missing out on some serious perks! The Internet Archive has a lending feature that allows users to electronically "borrow" books for 14 days. With over 2,000 borrowable books on architecture, patrons from across the globe can read works by Reyner Banham, Walter Gropius, Ada Louise Huxtable and Jonathan Glancey. There are also helpful guides, dictionaries and history books. 

The 7 Best Podcasts Hosted by Architects, for Architects

07:00 - 15 October, 2017
The 7 Best Podcasts Hosted by Architects, for Architects, © <a href='https://unsplash.com/photos/4fegNAjoAl4'>Jaz King</a> on <a href='https://unsplash.com/'>Unsplash</a>
© Jaz King on Unsplash

This article was originally published by The Architect's Guide as "The 7 Best Architecture Podcasts For Architects, Hosted By Architects."

Libergier Sports Centre / philippe gibert architecte

05:00 - 15 October, 2017
Libergier Sports Centre / philippe gibert architecte, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault Courtesy of philippe gibert architecte © Philippe Ruault © Clément Chevet + 22

Fantoni Headquarter Office / 3rd Skin Architects

02:00 - 15 October, 2017
Fantoni Headquarter Office / 3rd Skin Architects, © Deed Studio
© Deed Studio

© Deed Studio © Deed Studio © Deed Studio © Deed Studio + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran Province, Tehran, کوچه شانزدهم،, Iran
  • Lead Architects

    Samaneh Ghasempour , Amir Ghasempour
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs