Archinect - News 2016-02-12T02:45:54-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/144056372/need-another-last-minute-holiday-idea-build-your-own-gingerbread-village-with-these-architectural-drawings Need another last-minute holiday idea? Build your own Gingerbread Village with these architectural drawings Justine Testado 2015-12-23T14:57:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T22:37:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ks/ksrrswnc7mskomly.jpg" width="514" height="512" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If last-minute is your signature style for the holiday season, here's a crafty idea from a fellow designer that you can use to impress your guests or as a fun family-friendly activity.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.robertchristo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Christo</a> is a Brooklyn-based architect who enjoys building gingerbread houses with his family during this time of year. He decided to take the well-loved pastime a step further and draw some IKEA-like architectural drawings for a Gingerbread Village. With some frosting, a good amount of gingerbread, and whatever sweet edibles you need, use Christo's handy instructions as a guide to assemble your own festive town, including homes, shops, village green, a schoolhouse, and sledding hill. (Hopefully you won't need an Allen wrench in the process.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/le/le86whi5uo3d7h87.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qm/qmhhcr6wems9otfg.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/em/emjxvtnlcwb7kb1e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ym/ymzs1yu6fmxevhgu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ne/neevji53n8y9z55s.jpg"></p><p><strong>Update</strong>: Robert Christo shared a few more drawings he sketched.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zl/zl9p7sqaen0sg3bz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sd/sd6shojfc9cyzldx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/af/afd21nokmwzhpf0g.jpg"></p><p>To zoom in on the drawings, click <a href="http://files.archinect.com/public/Gingerbread_Village_Drawings.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>If you still have some gift shopping to do, check out Archinect's holiday gift guides:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143070988/the-2015-holiday-gift-giving-guide-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2015 holiday gift-giving guide for architects</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143595052/archinect-s-2015-holiday-guide-to-architecture-books" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's 2015 holid...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71958582/you-can-build-a-brand-new-richard-neutra-case-study-house You Can Build a Brand New Richard Neutra Case Study House Archinect 2013-04-25T14:45:00-04:00 >2013-04-25T14:51:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aaqwvq92c4yzzvfv.jpg" width="514" height="245" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the Neutra Office (and Neutra's son Dion, a partner) has teamed up with the California Architecture Conservancy to offer the architect's plans for license. According to a press release, "For the price of what one would customarily pay for an architect to design and render supervising architectural services, you can build one of the mid-century modernist master's works of art and have Dion Neutra and the Neutra Office supervise the construction."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://www.theagencyre.com/2013/04/richard-neutra-architectural-plans-available-for-first-time-now-possible-to-build-your-own-neutra/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Press release</a> from The Agency...</p> <p> <strong>Richard Neutra&rsquo;s Architectural Plans Available For First Time; Now Possible To Build Your Own &ldquo;Neutra&rdquo;</strong></p> <p> No longer are the architectural plans of mid-century master Richard Neutra merely curatorial elements of an architectural exhibition. Now, courtesy of a new partnership between Dion Neutra (Richard&rsquo;s long-time partner in the Neutra Office), California Architecture Conservancy (CAC) and the Neutra Office, those plans can serve as the basis for your new home.</p> <p> Neutra (1892-1970), who is perhaps the most important of the mid-century modernist architects, if not of the Twentieth Century as a whole, became famous for the simple geometries of his designs, which were often made of steel and glass, and the prefabricated elements that made them extremely easy to build with a modernist look. Several of his built designs were demolished or remodeled to the extent that they can no longer be considered true &ldquo;Neutras.&rdquo; And many more were drawn up, but neve...</p>