5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Website for Your Firm

00:00 - 5 December, 2013
5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Website for Your Firm, Courtesy of http://www.archimelie.com/ - built with IM Creator
Courtesy of http://www.archimelie.com/ - built with IM Creator

It’s unavoidable. In today's world, in order to reach out to your target audience and promote your services, you need to have a website. And just any won’t do. Keep in mind that if you are an architect, people expect creativity out of you and from your website. An efficient, well-built, and good-looking website is the most convincing marketing tool you have at your disposal.

So, we’ve come up with five tips that explain (1) why a good website is so important; (2) what you should have in mind when creating your website (including what to avoid!); and (3) how to get started immediately, after the break... 

The Challenges of Post-Disaster Design

00:00 - 5 December, 2013
The Challenges of Post-Disaster Design, Courtesy of Flickr User mansunides
Courtesy of Flickr User mansunides

In the wake of the destruction of Typhoon Haiyan, architects were asking: "couldn't we have avoided this?" Technically, yes. But while the opportunity to build better exists, such measures are often expensive - and in poverty-stricken areas like the Philippines - cost-prohibitive. A recently published article by Carey Dunne on Co.Design breaks down why disaster-proof construction is such a complex challenge. 

Public Library and Reading Park / Martín Lejarraga

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
© David Frutos
© David Frutos
  • Architects

    Martín Lejarraga
  • Location

    Calle Costa Rica, 2, 30700 Torre-Pacheco, Murcia, Spain
  • Project Area

    2475.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photography

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +25

Happy Birthday Lina Bo Bardi!

00:00 - 5 December, 2013
Happy Birthday Lina Bo Bardi!, © Ioana Marinescu, Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi
© Ioana Marinescu, Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi

“Architecture is created, 'invented anew,' by each man who attempts her, who roams her space, climbs a stair, rests on a balustrade, lifts his head to look, open, close a door, who sits down or gets up and makes intimate contact with - and at the same time create 'forms' in - the space [...] This intimate, fiery, contact, that which was perceived by man at the beginning, is today forgotten. Routine and communal places made man forget the natural beauty of "moving in space," of his conscious movement, of those little gestures…” -- Lina Bo Bardi

We're celebrating the life and work of renowned Italian-Brazilian architect, Lina Bo Bardi, who would have turned 99 today. 

Discover more about this icon and proponent of humanist modern architecture, after the break...

New Public Nursery and Primary School in Seville / UNIA Arquitectos

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
New Public Nursery and Primary School in Seville / UNIA Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dos Hermanas, Sevilla, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    César del Pino González de la Higuera, Moisés Jiménez Jaime, Enrique Revuelta Romo, Manuel Reyes Barraza, José Eduardo Romero Martínez
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +20

Experience Tyler Architecture

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Experience Tyler Architecture, This thesis project explores the inherent irregularities of memory as a means of exploring design. (Eric Mayer, B Arch; Professor Sneha Patel)
This thesis project explores the inherent irregularities of memory as a means of exploring design. (Eric Mayer, B Arch; Professor Sneha Patel)

Tyler Architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia focuses on design in the contexts of culture, technology, and stewardship of the built and natural environment. Its programs stress critical inquiry and innovation as part of the creative process, teaching students how to intervene in the physical world through carefully considered acts of making. 

The Department engages the city, exploring and addressing the ethical and social dimensions of architecture and the urban environment. Through this engagement, it seeks to develop an ethos of responsibility in the students, preparing them to become effective leaders in practices and discourses surrounding the complex global and local issues of our time.

More after the break.

2013 RIBA President's Medals Winners Announced

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
RIBA Silver Medal: Ben Hayes. Image Courtesy of RIBA
RIBA Silver Medal: Ben Hayes. Image Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the President’s Medals Student Awards at a special event in London. The awards, known to be the world's most prestigious awards in architectural education, were inaugurated in 1836 and are therefore the institutes oldest award (even older than the RIBA Gold Medal). Three medals - the Bronze for a Part I student, the Silver for a Part II student, and the Dissertation Medal - are awarded to "promote excellence in the study of architecture [and] to reward talent and to encourage architectural debate worldwide." 

Around 300 schools of architecture from over 60 countries were invited to nominate design projects and dissertations by their students, of which students of the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London won all of this year's primary awards.

Centre for Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy / Henn

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Centre for Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy / Henn, © HG Esch
© HG Esch
  • Architects

  • Location

    Russische-Orthodoxe Diözese des orthodoxen Bischofs von Berlin und Deutschland, Hofbauernstraße 26, 81247 Munich, Germany
  • Area

    12420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© HG Esch © HG Esch © HG Esch © HG Esch +12

House Rehabilitation in Oreiras / Ventura Trindade Arquitectos

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
House Rehabilitation in Oreiras / Ventura Trindade Arquitectos, Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos
Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oeiras, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    João Maria Trindade
  • Collaborators

    Filipe Nunes, Lourenço Van Innis, Filipe Carvalho, Nuno Marcos, Vasco Rosa Tomás
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos

Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos +16

House I / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
House I / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects, © Fumihiko Ikemoto
© Fumihiko Ikemoto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
  • Design Team

    Hiroyuki Shinozaki, Sota Matsuura, Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Area

    92.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto +12

Cafeteria in Ushimado / Niji Architects

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Cafeteria in Ushimado / Niji Architects, © Masafumi Harada/Niji Photo
© Masafumi Harada/Niji Photo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ushimadocho Ushimado, Setouchi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Masafumi Harada
  • Participants

    Niji Architects, AI Design, OHNO JAPAN
  • Constructor

    UG Giken
  • Area

    144.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Masafumi Harada/Niji Photo © Masafumi Harada/Niji Photo © Masafumi Harada/Niji Photo © Masafumi Harada/Niji Photo +11

Library and School for Adults / estudi grv arquitectes

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Library and School for Adults / estudi grv arquitectes, Courtesy of Estudi grv arquitectes
Courtesy of Estudi grv arquitectes

Courtesy of Estudi grv arquitectes Courtesy of Estudi grv arquitectes Courtesy of Estudi grv arquitectes Courtesy of Estudi grv arquitectes +18

House of Toilet / Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Courtesy of Future-scape Architects
Courtesy of Future-scape Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ibuki-shima, Japan
  • Architects

    Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects
  • Area

    50.91 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Future-scape Architects

Courtesy of Future-scape Architects Courtesy of Future-scape Architects Courtesy of Future-scape Architects Courtesy of Future-scape Architects +46

A Year Without Oscar

00:00 - 5 December, 2013
A Year Without Oscar, Niemeyer observa maquete da escola projetada em Belo Horizonte (MG). Image Courtesy of ON
Niemeyer observa maquete da escola projetada em Belo Horizonte (MG). Image Courtesy of ON

It's been exactly one year since the world first mourned the passing of a great master of 20th century architecture: Oscar Niemeyer. 

After 104 years of life, the renowned architect left a profound legacy. His works  - known for their impressive curves, embrace of  light, and profound relationship to their surroundings - made him an icon. Not just in Brazil, but the world.

In Progress: SAHMRI / Woods Bagot / Woods Bagot

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
In Progress: SAHMRI / Woods Bagot / Woods Bagot, © Peter Barnes
© Peter Barnes

© Peter Fisher © Peter Fisher © Peter Fisher © Peter Fisher +23

The Curate Award

01:00 - 5 December, 2013

The Curate Award recognizes that we are all curators. Everything we choose and collect to surround us has meaning. Great curatorial expressions and ideas on how to exhibit can be communicated in all artistic forms and media, by anyone, whether in the art world or not. Participation in the competition is not limited to aspiring or established curators; anyone with a great concept is encouraged to enter.

Apartment Restoration in Barcelona / Vora arquitectura

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Apartment Restoration in Barcelona / Vora arquitectura , © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Gran de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Team

    Pere Buil y Toni Riba
  • Project Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +18

4 IN 1 HOUSE / Clavel Arquitectos

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
4 IN 1 HOUSE / Clavel Arquitectos, © David Frutos-Ruiz
© David Frutos-Ruiz
  • Architects

  • Location

    30107 Guadalupe, Murcia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Manuel Clavel-Rojo
  • Design Contributors

    Ricardo Carcelén-González (architect), Aarón Hernández-Hernández (architect)
  • Building Engineering

    David Hernández-Conesa
  • Area

    1210.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© David Frutos-Ruiz © David Frutos-Ruiz © David Frutos-Ruiz © David Frutos-Ruiz +11