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A Library of 100 Downloadable Photoshop Textures

07:45 - 13 November, 2018
A Library of 100 Downloadable Photoshop Textures

Among the dozens of software programs exploited by architects today, Photoshop is one of the most universal, enduring, and valuable. The go-to tool for students and architects for image-based editing, collages, and rendering, the popularity of Photoshop has given rise to countless online tutorials, tips, and resources.

One of the most frustrating and time-consuming exercises in using Photoshop is the endless search for high-quality material textures. This demand has led to the creation of many dispersed online libraries, allowing users to download royalty-free, high-resolution textures for almost any material. One such site is Texture Palace, offering an extensive, Flickr-based library with high-quality concrete, timber, steel, and many other textures.

Below, we have collated some of the best textures from Texture Palace, creating an easy go-to resource as you create your next masterpiece. The site is steadily updated with new textures, so be sure to visit the official site here, and their Flickr page here. To access the full range of resolutions for each texture below, simply follow the link in the image caption.

Form of Wander / MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

12:00 - 14 November, 2018
Form of Wander / MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, © NAARO
© NAARO

© NAARO © NAARO © NAARO © NAARO + 20

Architect Magazine Selects the Top 50 Architecture Firms in the US for 2018

11:00 - 14 November, 2018
Architect Magazine Selects the Top 50 Architecture Firms in the US for 2018, Intuit Marine Way Building / WRNS Studio + Clive Wilkinson Architects. Image © Jeremy Bittermann
Intuit Marine Way Building / WRNS Studio + Clive Wilkinson Architects. Image © Jeremy Bittermann

Architect Magazine has unveiled the 2018 edition of the “Architect 50,” their list of the 50 best architecture firms in the United States. This year saw more entrants than ever before, with 160 completed submissions calculated along three categories: business, sustainability, and design.

Topping the list this year was WRNS Studio, followed by Brooks + Scarpa, and William Rawn Associates. Below, we have republished the full list, along with links to their ArchDaily archive of work. Visit the official website here for more information on the methodology, details, and 2019 submission notes.

Casa Manns / Felipe Assadi Arquitectos

10:00 - 14 November, 2018
© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapallar, Chile
  • Author Architects

    Felipe Assadi, Trinidad Schönthaler
  • Design Team

    Sebastián Delpino, Macarena Avila
  • Area

    297.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

10 Years Post-Recession, a Resilient Generation Makes Practice Work for Them

09:30 - 14 November, 2018
10 Years Post-Recession, a Resilient Generation Makes Practice Work for Them, Courtesy of Atelier Cho, via CommonEdge. ImageAtelier Cho Thompson designed the offices for Food Corps, a Portland, Oregon non-profit.
Courtesy of Atelier Cho, via CommonEdge. ImageAtelier Cho Thompson designed the offices for Food Corps, a Portland, Oregon non-profit.

This article was originally published on CommonEdge as "The Kids are Alright."

Economics and technology affect every profession. But since World War II perhaps no profession has experienced more technological change than architecture. These shifts occurred, paradoxically, within a well-established professional model of personal development: The guild structure of learning in the academy, then becoming professional via internship leading to licensure, has been the structure of practice for almost two centuries.

Once upon a time manual drafting with graphite or ink was applied by white males, and a single sheet master was reproduced with typed specifications added, and buildings were constructed.

That world no longer exists.  

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Pavel Hnilicka Architekti to Transform Prague's Victory Square

09:00 - 14 November, 2018
Pavel Hnilicka Architekti to Transform Prague's Victory Square, © Pavel Hnilicka Architekti
© Pavel Hnilicka Architekti

Pavel Hnilicka Architekti is set to design Prague’s Victory Square, having been announced as winners of an international competition. Led by Pavel Hnilička, Eva Macáková, and Josef Filip, the winning scheme seeks to divert all existing traffic away from the square, transforming the space with a striking central monument.

The scheme sees the removal of tram tracks through the square, which will instead be relocated to the west side and Evropská Street. While traffic will be removed from the square, a new traffic plan will, in fact, accommodate more cars than the existing layout, while the center of the existing roundabout will become a “functioning space for universal use.”

© Pavel Hnilicka Architekti © Pavel Hnilicka Architekti © Pavel Hnilicka Architekti © Pavel Hnilicka Architekti + 10

Theater Jacques Carrat / ateliers O-S architectes

08:00 - 14 November, 2018
Theater Jacques Carrat / ateliers O-S architectes, © Cyrille Weiner
© Cyrille Weiner

© Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner + 42

  • Architects

  • Location

    21 Avenue Louis Georgeon, 94230 Cachan, France
  • Partners

    Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne
  • Projects Architectes

    Marine Bouhin, Etienne Pellier
  • Area

    3323.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Erve BE / Reitsema & partners architects

06:00 - 14 November, 2018
Erve BE / Reitsema & partners architects, © Ronald Tilleman
© Ronald Tilleman

© Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Enter, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects

    Theo Reitsema, Tim de Graag, Jacob Kunst, Dennis Weerink
  • Landscape architect team

    Stephan Schorn, Mark Elshof, Eelerwoude, Goor
  • Area

    625.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

GRAFT's Masterplan for Georgian Railway Headquarters Mimics the Natural Curve of a Railway Junction

05:00 - 14 November, 2018
GRAFT's Masterplan for Georgian Railway Headquarters Mimics the Natural Curve of a Railway Junction, Courtesy of GRAFT
Courtesy of GRAFT

GRAFT has developed a master plan for the Didube Chughureti District in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. The master plan for the business district attempts to provide its inhabitants with a healthy working environment by balancing scenic landscaping with the necessary amenities.

The overall complex consists of a pair of complimentary towers: the main tower, in particular, will house the head offices for the Georgian Railway Company. Elements of the façade reflect the railway. The facades, themselves, appear to divide in a similar way to a railway junction. At the base of the tower, the descending curve of the façade plateaus, creating a roof for the new open-air museum, which features locomotives from the Georgian Railway Company.

Take Control of the Stages of Construction: 4 Ways To Ease the Process

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In the planning and construction of buildings and landscapes, it’s important to recognize the strong correlation between design and construction during the different stages of a project. In fact, these stages can best be viewed as an integrated process where one won’t work without the other.

To fully understand how these stages work together, let’s break it down. Simply put, architecture design is the process of creating the layout of a construction project. It’s usually presented through detailed plans, drawings, and specifications. On the other hand, construction planning is a process of identifying steps and resources required to turn those designs into physical reality.

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Storberget Viewpoint and Rest Stop Area / Pushak

03:00 - 14 November, 2018
Storberget Viewpoint and Rest Stop Area / Pushak, © Archtic Drone & Photography
© Archtic Drone & Photography

Courtesy of PUSHAK Courtesy of PUSHAK Courtesy of PUSHAK Courtesy of PUSHAK + 27

Villa-T / YTAA - Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates

02:00 - 14 November, 2018
Villa-T / YTAA - Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates, © Ieva Saudargaite
© Ieva Saudargaite

© Ieva Saudargaite © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan + 16

Banyan Tree Anji / ZSD + CL3 Architects

01:00 - 14 November, 2018
© b+m Studio
© b+m Studio

© b+m Studio © b+m Studio © b+m Studio © b+m Studio + 28

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Anji County, Huzho, Zhejian, China
  • ZSD Team

    Weiwei Wang, Bin Zeng, Feng Shi, Xuan Zhang, Shiyi Yang, Dan Han, Zhang Haiquan, Xiaodong Wang, Baichun Xu
  • CL3 Team

    William Lim, Ricky Chung
  • Architectural Design

    gad
  • Area

    3160.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Villa in the Palms / Abraham John Architects

00:00 - 14 November, 2018
Villa in the Palms / Abraham John Architects, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner + 57

  • Architects

  • Location

    Penha de França, India
  • Design Team

    Abraham John, Alan Abraham, Anca Florescu, Neha Gupta, Niranjan Fulsundar, Vatsal Mistry
  • Area

    610.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Jiaxing Qixing Joyful Rural Complex Exhibition Center / Antao Group · ZAN

23:00 - 13 November, 2018
Jiaxing Qixing Joyful Rural Complex Exhibition Center / Antao Group · ZAN, Terrace plants form different spaces. Image © Xiao Wang
Terrace plants form different spaces. Image © Xiao Wang

Xiyue Center inside an organic farm. Image © Xiao Wang Spacious entrance hall for holding different events. Image © Xiao Wang Various spaces suits for gallery and performance. Image © Xiao Wang The "level-up" design suits the agricultural context. Image © Xiao Wang + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xiangtan Road, Qixing Street, Nanhu District, Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Xiaofei Zhu
  • Design Team

    Qing Ma, Han Wu, Zhan Pang, Xiaoyu Li
  • Developer

    Jiaxing Xiyue Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    2000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Red Wall Café / B336 Design Group

21:00 - 13 November, 2018
© Eric Zhang
© Eric Zhang

© Eric Zhang © Eric Zhang © Eric Zhang © Eric Zhang + 39

Blinco Street House / Philip Stejskal Architecture

20:00 - 13 November, 2018
© Bo Wong
© Bo Wong

© Bo Wong © Bo Wong © Bo Wong © Bo Wong + 60

Shangjia Maker Space II / HUA Architects

19:00 - 13 November, 2018
Lobby. Image © Haiting Sun
Lobby. Image © Haiting Sun
  • Interiors Designers

    HUA Architects
  • Location

    No.1 Changkong Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Patent of Movable Multifunctional partition

    HUA Architects
  • Area

    2441.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

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