Archinect - News 2016-08-27T20:41:51-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149964653/virtual-reality-an-architect-s-1-marketing-and-business-development-tool Virtual Reality: An Architect’s #1 Marketing and Business Development Tool Sponsor 2016-08-25T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T18:23:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jz2o6nh89jek9m1q.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.yulio.com/?utm_source=Archinect%20Editorial%202&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=Archinect%20Editorial%202" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ll/lli3ol7lk0ircrfx.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.yulio.com/?utm_source=Archinect%20Editorial%202&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=Archinect%20Editorial%202" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yulio</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>There&rsquo;s no denying it: Virtual Reality (VR) creates a buzz. It&rsquo;s exciting and attention-grabbing. It attracts and then holds. And keeps holding. Wherever you go, a pair of goggles instantly draws a crowd.</p><p>For businesses in the Architecture and Interior Design industries, VR technology becomes a fantastic&nbsp;<strong>marketing and </strong>business development opportunity.&nbsp;Telling &ndash; or showing &ndash; prospects that you&rsquo;re using VR is great for <strong>sparking conversations</strong> and leaving <strong>lasting first impressions.</strong></p><p>For those interested in or actively experimenting with it VR, here&rsquo;s a few <strong>tips for using this technology as a business development and marketing tool in your business.</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xp/xprvqtje3m834iix.jpg"></p><p><strong>1. Give a great first impression</strong></p><p>Show, don&rsquo;t tell. The best way to explain what VR can do is to simply <strong>hand your client or prospect a pair of goggles. </strong>Pre-load it with a <a href="http://www.yulio.com/gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sample space</a>, past projects or perhaps even a 360&deg; &lsquo;before&rsquo; photo, and let them imagine the possibilities for themselves.</p><p>Make sure you <strong>know y...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962346/tickets-now-available-for-2016-core77-conference Tickets Now Available for 2016 Core77 Conference Sponsor 2016-08-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:49:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dy/dy52ifpj25dvrhs9.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.core77.com/conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/l1/l1tl4zninnh01wc9.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.core77.com/conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Conference</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Have you ever wondered where the relationship between&nbsp;human and machine intelligence&nbsp;is headed?</p><p>Have you considered how the principles of&nbsp;quantum mechanics&nbsp;can be applied to the design process?</p><p>Are you curious about how interdisciplinary teams can collaborate to engineer exceptionally&nbsp;elaborate Rube&nbsp;Goldberg machines?</p><p>Join us&nbsp;September 29&ndash;30 in Downtown Los Angeles&nbsp;for the&nbsp;3rd annual Core77 Conference as our speakers&nbsp;share their thoughts and experiences regarding the disparate, yet interconnected questions that challenge the way&nbsp;designers can impact the modern world, and reinvent our notion of possible.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yp/ypz67e0smhkpqs30.jpg"></p><p>The first day of the conference features panels and presentations led by design, arts, science, engineering, and business luminaries, and&nbsp;will focus on human-centered design, start up strategies, and leading successful projects from concept to launch.</p><p>The second day kicks off with a series of workshops hosted by outstanding professionals f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962163/the-are-5-0-loophole-you-should-know The ARE 5.0 Loophole You Should Know Sponsor 2016-08-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:22:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xc/xcemt17sl7dgc1l2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://ppi2pass.com/shop/are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/q3/q3cfyydwavo30knj.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ppi2pass.com/shop/are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>If you are on the path to becoming a licensed architect, you may already be aware that the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) is being updated starting November 1st, 2016.&nbsp; You may not know that there could be significant benefits in store for you if you adopt a strategic approach to the update from ARE 4.0 to ARE 5.0. You could be among a group of candidates who can take advantage of a special loophole that may save you considerable time and money.</p><p>This &ldquo;loophole strategy&rdquo; (or Combo Strategy) involves taking a combination of division exams from both exam versions by beginning your testing with three specific divisions from ARE 4.0 and then completing your requirements with two divisions from ARE 5.0. The key to saving time and money is that you will complete just five divisions total, instead of the required seven for ARE 4.0 and six for ARE 5.0. Completing fewer divisions will subsequently save you time and money. But you&rsquo;ll need to act before ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962783/moontopia-an-out-of-this-world-challenge MOONTOPIA: An out of this world challenge... Sponsor 2016-08-12T12:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:21:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5yacnxjvbnjs8clu.jpg" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.eleven-magazine.com/competitions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/jo/jo4wrvcw47mrzluk.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.eleven-magazine.com/competitions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleven Magazine</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In 1969, the Space Race peaked with the successful Apollo 11 mission, which allowed the first man to walk on the moon.<br>Between 1969 and 1972, there have been six successful manned missions to the moon, all from the USA. In total, 12 people (all male) have walked on the lunar surface.<br>No one has walked on the surface of the moon since 1972.<br>Today, nearly half a century later, new technological advances and a renewed desire for space exploration have ignited a new race. Attention is moving back to the moon. This time, however, we are tired of just walking&hellip; what we want is to inhabit! Space Architecture is becoming a growing field with the desired outcome to kick-start space tourism, expand our scientific knowledge, and ultimately make mankind a multi-planetary / galactic species.<br>But how?<br>Eleven is excited to announce its first international ideas and design competition on space architecture.<br>We invite thinkers, architects, designers, academic...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962743/one-day-left-to-enter-your-work-into-hansgrohe-axor-s-das-design-competition One day left to enter your work into Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition! Sponsor 2016-08-11T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T13:19:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5r5djddklaqucps8.jpg" width="514" height="202" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe + Axor&rsquo;s Das Design Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Cash Prize &amp; Eligibility for VIP Trip To Germany</p><p>Good&nbsp;design&nbsp;is POWERFUL, and Hansgrohe/Axor believes it should be celebrated and recognized!</p><p>There is just one day left to enter the 3rd annual <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe+Axor&nbsp;Das&nbsp;Design&nbsp;Competition</a>--open for entries until&nbsp;August 12th!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b1/b19lpx525byenlx4.jpg"></p><p>U.S.-based Architects and Designers are invited to submit recent Commercial/Hospitality or Residential projects, which incorporate Hansgrohe/Axor products (completed or renovated between Jan.1, 2011 and&nbsp;Aug.12, 2016).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/321zxd3ozlffkczb.jpg"></p><p>The first place winner in each category will receive $2,000 &amp; be eligible to attend a VIP trip to the Black Forest of Germany and the ISH Show!</p><p>Entry is free online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.dasdesigncomp.com</a>.</p><p>Good design was made to be seen--show off your hard work. Enter the competition today!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961844/sign-up-now-for-aa-chania-visiting-school-progressions-4-14-october-2016 Sign up now for AA Chania Visiting School Progressions, 4-14 October 2016 Sponsor 2016-08-10T12:32:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T01:05:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6huo0uwav0vjxztt.jpg" width="514" height="439" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://greece.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>AA Chania Progressions::<br>4 October &ndash; 14 October 2016</em></p><p>In 2016, the AA Chania Visiting School will continue to pursue its design agenda concentrating on the bigger picture of the Chania city&rsquo;s characteristics. The city of Chania is the second largest city of Crete. Chania can be divided in two parts: the old town and the modern city which is the larger one. The Visiting School will revisit the way by which the built environment has been put together and will explore design possibilities which can be applied in order to improve connectivity and functionality in the city. Interactive design coupled with generative form-finding techniques towards the fabrication and assembly of a 1-to-1 scale prototype will be investigated.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h7/h7idqo2ko1efag0o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7km1p5rks8lj2eue.jpg"></p><p>Each year a series of software tutorial sessions takes place in order to allow participants develop their basic skills on controlling models parametrically and on producing interactive presentations. These session...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958488/7-bookkeeping-tips-for-architects 7 Bookkeeping Tips for Architects Sponsor 2016-08-08T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:12:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/008p2uzurp6ymui9.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectEditorialAug16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ue/ue98beec2403e52h.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectEditorialAug16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE ArchiOffice</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Many architects struggle with staying on top of their finances. After all, they were trained to draw and design, not how to run a business. Here are seven bookkeeping tips to help you better manage your finances with innovative tools.</p><p><strong>1. Get Comfortable with Reporting</strong><br>The first tip is to get comfortable with the reporting system of your accounting software. You spend money on bookkeeping so that you can get valuable information out of the system. This is precisely where the reports come in. If you have a good working knowledge of the reporting area of your accounting system, then you can pull reports, analyze your business and make decisions based on that. Of course you should also consult your bookkeeping and/or accounting professional for help understanding the reports, especially if something doesn&rsquo;t make sense to you.</p><p><strong>2. Know Your Numbers</strong><br>The second tip comes right on the heels of the second. You should have a working knowledge of how ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960213/deadline-approaching-hansgrohe-axor-s-das-design-competition Deadline Approaching: Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition Sponsor 2016-08-01T15:30:00-04:00 >2016-08-01T15:35:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3tjv5r4xcu2z7m9.jpg" width="514" height="202" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe + Axor&rsquo;s Das Design Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Cash Prize &amp; Eligibility for VIP Trip To Germany</p><p>Good&nbsp;design&nbsp;is POWERFUL, and Hansgrohe/Axor believes it should be celebrated and recognized!</p><p>There are just a few weeks left to enter the 3rd annual <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe+Axor&nbsp;Das&nbsp;Design&nbsp;Competition</a>--open for entries until&nbsp;August 12th!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r20ep5qub4phycgb.jpg"></p><p>U.S.-based Architects and Designers are invited to submit recent Commercial/Hospitality or Residential projects, which incorporate Hansgrohe/Axor products (completed or renovated between Jan.1, 2011 and&nbsp;Aug.12, 2016).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/321zxd3ozlffkczb.jpg"></p><p>The first place winner in each category will receive $2,000 &amp; be eligible to attend a VIP trip to the Black Forest of Germany and the ISH Show!</p><p>Entry is free online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.dasdesigncomp.com</a>.</p><p>Good design was made to be seen--show off your hard work. Enter the competition today!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960649/jems-architecki-s-polish-conference-center-is-built-on-an-old-coal-mine Jems Architecki's Polish conference center is built on an old coal mine Sponsor 2016-07-29T14:52:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T15:59:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7d/7dafhs92nj3boq3a.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Editorial2%20USA%202016%20%20&amp;ut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/e9/e98zt4b7q8a4ynl0.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Editorial2%20USA%202016%20%20&amp;ut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Figueras International Seating</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Katowice, a city of 300,000 inhabitants in the South of Poland, wants to leave its past of mining industry behind. In the heart of the city, and on what was formerly a mine and its inevitable mountains of mining residue, today we find there the new City Conference Centre: <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/projects/convention-centers/1541_katowice-international-conference-center.html?utm_source=Archinet%20Editorial2%20USA%202016%20%20&amp;utm_medium=Edit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MCK &#8208; International Conference Centre (ICC)</a>, designed by the most internationally known group in Poland, Jems Architecki.</p><p>The building, a unique block of 388,500m3, was erected (or submerged, depending how you look at it) in the new cultural area of the city, right next to the <em>Spodek</em> (saucer in English), the emblematic building of 1962, symbol of the city and which needed to be complemented in both aesthetics and in what it had to offer. Together they form Poland's largest Conference Centre.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cf/cfwwpu8igercmr98.jpg"></p><p>After three years of construction, the ICC shows colossal dimensions. The structure is divided in two and at the intersection, the architects have created hills that ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957892/unique-seating-for-the-philharmonie-de-paris-how-to-create-a-seat-with-low-acoustic-absorption-for-a-perfect-symphony-hall Unique seating for the Philharmonie de Paris: How to create a seat with low acoustic absorption for a perfect symphony hall Sponsor 2016-07-20T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T17:27:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xfm5dw2hm71hnrfg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/e9/e98zt4b7q8a4ynl0.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Figueras International Seating</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>The building of the <strong>Philharmonie de Paris</strong>, designed by Jean Nouvel, is a unique architectural work in the Parc de La Villette in the French capital. The seating installed inside was specifically created for the hall by Jean Nouvel in partnership with <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20%20%20&amp;utm_medium=Newsletter%20Archinet%20728x90&amp;utm_campaign=000007000596" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Figueras</a>. Up to 10 acoustic tests, in laboratories in Paris and Barcelona, were needed to achieve the desired product.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0v/0vlp6pjx2kf9hb42.jpg"></p><p>Jean Nouvel gave the Philharmonie concert hall a unique shape, as it is an adjustable space that surrounds the spectator. The Grande Salle of the <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/projects/concert-halls-and-auditoriums/1476_philharmonie-de-paris.html?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20%20&amp;utm_medium=Newsletter%20Archinet%20728x90&amp;utm_campaign=000007000596" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Philharmonie</em></a> is not designed in a &ldquo;vineyard&rdquo; or &ldquo;shoebox&rdquo; shape like traditionally. The Grande Salle starts a new model, enveloping and moveable. Jean Nouvel chose a unique solution to offer a total and enveloping experience, placing the spectators in hanging balconies at different heights. In this way, they are immersed in the hall with the feeling of heading toward the orchestra. The sound literally wraps each of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957435/why-modern-furniture-is-here-to-stay Why Modern Furniture Is Here to Stay Sponsor 2016-07-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T17:37:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5ei7k7wfkkgsyn8z.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cc/cclh6rkwq08hew66.jpg"><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.modani.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modani Furniture</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Modern furniture has progressed into a timeless and valuable interior design staple. When people think of modern, they normally associate sky-high prices. But huge furniture names developed the concept of affordability in the modern furniture world, and smaller brands like <a href="http://www.modani.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modani Furniture</a> have kept the concept thriving. As most trends come and go, modern has taken a permanent seat as a design classic whose style, materials, and colors are meant to last.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o3/o31lbnvh76kh4snq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l4/l484rx8hdjcu6d8f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l6/l6wmulc2x2un7bdw.jpg"></p><p>Easy to identify due to its clean aesthetic and versatility, modern furniture stays away from the ornate, making it uncomplicated and functional. In turn, modest or minimalist pieces hold a high value because &ldquo;simple&rdquo; never goes out of style. Modern design is infamous for grounding rooms by using neutral colors and creating an interior that can constantly be added to. Because these staples are so versatile, adding trendy ornamentation can easily accentuate modern d&eacute;cor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7vvoeffzxd5bu7gw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6f/6fehunhe7vto5kjf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rf/rfxjb9dgrtd8bfg0.jpg"></p><p>Essentially, inv...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956294/yulio-offers-architects-a-diy-virtual-reality-platform Yulio offers architects a DIY Virtual Reality platform Sponsor 2016-07-07T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-13T10:49:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xy/xyv1xfvhoo5nhrfm.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="https://www.yulio.com/?utm_source=Archinect%20Editorial%201&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=Archinect%20Editorial%201" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/48/48mtx6nymobdtk3m.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.yulio.com/?utm_source=Archinect%20Editorial%201&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=Archinect%20Editorial%201" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yulio</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong>AN INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUAL REALITY </strong></p><p>Though Virtual Reality (VR) is yet to truly break into the mainstream consumer market, it&rsquo;s an industry <strong>growing at breakneck speed.</strong></p><p>With Deloitte Global predicting a <a href="http://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/technology-media-and-telecommunications/articles/tmt-pred16-media-virtual-reality-billion-dollar-niche.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$1bn year</a> for the VR industry this year, and Digi Capital estimating it to <a href="http://www.digi-capital.com/news/2015/04/augmentedvirtual-reality-to-hit-150-billion-disrupting-mobile-by-2020/#.V3q8qbgrKUk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hit $30bn by 2020</a>, it won&rsquo;t be long before <strong>VR is in the hands of millions of consumers worldwide.</strong></p><p>Yet though initial traction for the industry has been centered around the gaming and entertainment communities, <strong>VR is making serious headway as a tool for health, education, and business.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>VIRTUAL REALITY FOR ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN </strong></p><p>For an architect or designer, viewing an image of a 3D space is enough to fully visualize the space around them. Yet this is not the case for the clients, who typically lack this ability. Yulio aims to bridge this communication gap through VR technology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vd/vdiwim15x61q9cg7.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Virtual Reality technology transforms crucial aspects of the client-engagement experience b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954309/reminder-the-2016-aa-summer-dlab-orange-application-deadline-is-july-11 REMINDER: The 2016 AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE application deadline is July 11! Sponsor 2016-06-29T15:11:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T01:29:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nd/nd6091mfozlq4wg0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><strong><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/4y/4yeri5eczuzwnhwt.png"></strong></em></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB 2016</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda, Summer DLAB immerses in &lsquo;orange&rsquo; for its 2016 cycle, as a starting point to investigate principles of natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces. These concepts are carefully interwoven with spatial, performance-based, and structural criteria in order to create full-scale working prototypes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6k/6khvffokapou0u0x.jpg"></p><p>The three-week long programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the two-week initial phase, participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase, lasting for a week, shifts to AA Hooke Park and revolves around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques in AA&rsquo;s Hooke Park premises.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/br/brnmz0ta4he57ju1.jpg"></p><p>Prominent Features ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954304/holistic-design-tool-homekit-takes-on-issues-of-resilient-community-and-sustainability-in-rural-colombia Holistic design tool HOMEKIT takes on issues of resilient community and sustainability in rural Colombia Sponsor 2016-06-28T13:14:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T11:00:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmg1wo9h810m4qf4.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs?utm_campaign=Architecture&amp;utm_medium=Editorial_Programs&amp;utm_source=Archinects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Population growth and lack of shelter are the main indicators of increased poverty in developing countries. Every year, millions of people in rural communities in tropical climates migrate to cities in search of a better life. Informal settlements proliferate on the cities&rsquo; peripheries. However, what often awaits them is misfortune: few employment opportunities, lack of clean water, crowded housing spaces, crime, and other threats to their family traditions and lifestyle.</p><p>The HOMEKIT training program educates people in rural areas to sustainably cultivate bamboo and empower their villages to be self-reliant and to meet their own shelter needs. The system reduces forest depletion and contributes to the socioeconomic infrastructure of the villages. It provides safe, dignified, highly functional homes that respond to the local environment and natural disasters, connects people with the natural systems that support them, and he...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953114/this-weekend-re-imagine-modern-at-dwell-on-design-june-24-26 This weekend: (re)imagine modern at Dwell on Design, June 24-26 Sponsor 2016-06-22T15:15:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T20:21:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x60aytvyiwuqzod3.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://la.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In just two short days, Dwell on Design LA (DODLA), the largest design event on the West Coast, will kick off its eleventh and best show yet. Packed with inspiring onstage content, high-end designer home tours, live demos, art installations, consultations and feature areas, including the highly-anticipated Dwell Outdoor curated by famed Australian-born designer Jamie Durie, Dwell on Design LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center will be the place to be June 24-26. For hours, tickets and additional event information, visit <a href="http://la.dwellondesign.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">la.dwellondesign.com</a>.</p><p><strong>LEARN FROM DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE EXPERTS</strong></p><p>Don&rsquo;t miss renowned architect and keynote speaker <strong>Sou Fujimoto </strong>Friday June 24 at 6:00 PM, whose innovative residential structures and institutional projects represent a fresh approach to the relationship between architectural space and the human body.</p><p>Lectures and panels with actor <strong>Gary Sinise</strong>, architect <strong>Matthew Hufft</strong>, co-creator of Morpholio<strong> Toru Hasegawa</strong>,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951863/splendid-4d-studio-builds-immersive-vr-apps-for-architects-real-estate-developers Splendid 4D Studio Builds Immersive VR Apps for Architects, Real Estate Developers Sponsor 2016-06-15T19:56:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T20:29:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/go/gopnaj3mv78t0b1e.jpg" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.splendid4d.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Splendid 4D Studio</a>.</strong></em><p><br>The team at Splendid 4D Studio is partnering with architects and real estate companies to develop flawless apps for showcasing projects and properties.&nbsp;Leveraging virtual reality integration, Splendid 4D Studio takes presentations to the next level.&nbsp;</p><p>Splendid 4D has more than 50 years of combined experience in creating stunning VR content, apps, websites, architectural renderings, and more. Now, the company is helping clients create immersive experiences for their prospective and current customers by constructing fully customized, cutting-edge apps.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sr/srefq2rg57mat9ee.jpg"></p><p>These individual apps offer customers and prospects the ability to dive into VR, 360 degree renderings in high resolution. The immersive experience is completely tailored to the specifications of the project, offering a seamless, easy to use, and lifelike experience.</p><p>President Zoey Zhao says the key to the success of their apps is the use of a 360 degree camera for on-site shooting. Then, th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948926/re-imagine-modern-at-dwell-on-design-june-24-26 (re)imagine modern at Dwell on Design, June 24-26 Sponsor 2016-06-02T16:04:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:44:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5l0itzhl5hv56ybl.jpg" width="514" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://la.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Dwell on Design brings together the brightest people, products, and content in modern design. Featuring 400 brands that shape modern, over 2,000 furnishings &amp; products, 40 on-stage presentations, 5 prefab homes, 3 days of Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours, and endless networking opportunities with thousands of like-minded design and trend-seeking enthusiasts, Dwell on Design invites you to <strong>reimagine modern</strong>.</p><p>Speaking of imagination, <em>Dwell</em> editors have enlisted a number of industry experts and thought leaders for panels during the three-day celebration of design &ndash; including <strong>keynote speaker </strong>and world-renowned architect, Sou Fujimoto. Fujimoto, who is the youngest architect to ever receive the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion commission, is a rising star in the world of contemporary architecture and was named Architecture&nbsp;Innovator of the Year&nbsp;by&nbsp;<em>The Wall Street Journal&nbsp;</em>in 2014.&nbsp;From his Tokyo-based practice, established in 2000, Fujimoto has rei...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948018/aa-summer-dlab-2016-orange AA Summer DLAB 2016: ORANGE Sponsor 2016-05-31T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:56:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qaaqr130d29ixs6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB 2016</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda, Summer DLAB immerses in &lsquo;orange&rsquo; for its 2016 cycle, as a starting point to investigate principles of natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces. These concepts are carefully interwoven with spatial, performance-based, and structural criteria in order to create full-scale working prototypes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i72aeg76o3xprlcy.jpg"></p><p>The three-week long programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the two-week initial phase, participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase, lasting for a week, shifts to AA Hooke Park and revolves around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques in AA&rsquo;s Hooke Park premises.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2ab73d9brwvf7oc9.jpg"></p><p>Prominent Features ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945854/world-architecture-festival-2016-last-chance-to-enter-your-work World Architecture Festival 2016 – last chance to enter your work! Sponsor 2016-05-17T19:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T00:06:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/er36sgik25sa20zf.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The <a href="http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> (WAF) has announced that this year&rsquo;s event will take place at the Arena Berlin in Germany from 16-18 November.</p><p>Returning for its ninth edition, and following four successful years in Singapore, the Festival returns to its European roots and will be housed in Franz Ahrens&rsquo; historic former bus depot, now known as Arena Berlin.</p><p>WAF and its co-located sister event INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, will welcome more than 2,000 of the world&rsquo;s leading architects and designers to the city for three days of conference programmes, awards, exhibitions and fringe events.</p><p>The German capital provides the perfect cultural backdrop for the world&rsquo;s largest annual celebration of architecture. Berlin&rsquo;s eclectic and constantly evolving cityscape owes much to the city&rsquo;s turbulent history, and features an assortment of architectural styles, from Prussian Classicism through National Socialist design to Postmodernism...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944734/fundermax-clever-mounting-systems-for-success FunderMax – Clever Mounting Systems for Success Sponsor 2016-05-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:08:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/um/um8xtr0ak4117xho.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.fundermax.at/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FunderMax</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>With the Modulo and Scaleo Rainscreen Cladding systems, FunderMax offers panels, mounting system and all the necessary accessories from a single source. Thus, you not only efficiently save time with your purchase and installation, you can also be confident that you will receive impact resistant, attractive, durable and UV resistant panels and accessories with proven FunderMax quality.<strong> </strong></p><p><strong>SCALEO: A Robust Fa&ccedil;ade System with a Perfect Look </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8b/8b0kogh72vpsz6ke.jpg"></p><p>Pre-fabricated Max Exterior Panels for Scaleo Lap Siding make it easy to design and install robust and modern facades. With the engineered and easy to install mounting system, a fa&ccedil;ade of durable, UV resistant, and maintenance free Scaleo Lap Siding creates a beautiful and functional building exterior. The product characteristics make Scaleo Lap Siding a fa&ccedil;ade material with comprehensive protection. The double-hardened acrylic curing process provides a non-porous surface with tremendous abrasion resistance and...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943503/learn-about-interior-architecture-at-the-boston-architectural-college Learn About Interior Architecture at the Boston Architectural College Sponsor 2016-05-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:50:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5rdj7l7ieacgmuzq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs?utm_campaign=Architecture&amp;utm_medium=Editorial_Programs&amp;utm_source=Archinects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The Boston Architectural College&rsquo;s <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs/school-of-interior-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Interior Architecture</a> offers professionally accredited Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Master of Interior Architecture degree programs. Both degrees help students prepare to become NCIDQ-certified interior designers within a framework of mentored work in the field. Evening class scheduling after the first year allows students to gain real-world practical knowledge and build their network, while exploring creative scholarship in their academic work.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lm/lm2av27lfzgwhetp.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Interior Architecture is the design of human experience,&rdquo; said Crandon Gustafson, Dean of the School of Interior Architecture. &ldquo;Good design makes health and well-being a priority, and achieves its aims sustainably in balance with nature. We ask our students to base their decisions on a proven body of knowledge, and to draw and apply ideas taken from their own practical experience.&rdquo;</p><p>Both the Bachelor and Master of Interior Archite...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944753/don-t-miss-8-unique-exhibition-venues-at-cdw2016 Don’t miss 8 unique exhibition venues at #CDW2016 Sponsor 2016-05-13T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:48:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dpp4cxstl1i7umvy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>This year, Clerkenwell Design Week is bigger and better than ever &ndash; covering more ground and introducing 4 brand new exhibition venues - &lsquo;Design Fields&rsquo;, &lsquo;Additions&rsquo;, &lsquo;Project&rsquo; and &lsquo;British Collection&rsquo;, in addition to the returning favourites &lsquo;Platform&rsquo;, &lsquo;Detail&rsquo;, &lsquo;Detail Pavilion&rsquo; and &lsquo;Icon House of Culture&rsquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2a1jxuwpsmah6ias.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;&amp;Tradition at Icon House of Culture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ftu5o9iadszi5x06.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Orsjo at Design Fields</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xf/xfhg9pv2c3us9a1v.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;PTOLEMY MANN at Detail</p><p>Each with its own focus and style, make sure you follow the exhibition route to discover the very best in product, lighting and furniture design from across the globe.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bit.ly/1XMjZhV" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Register free now</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941625/alucobond-plus-meets-the-higher-requirements-of-fire-regulations-in-architecture Alucobond® PLUS Meets The Higher Requirements Of Fire Regulations In Architecture Sponsor 2016-05-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T12:34:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/undzepmikgyo7qd9.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectMay2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectMay2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a> aluminum composite material (ACM) has been used for exterior cladding products in the North American building construction market for over forty years. Throughout these years, we have continued to be on the forefront of all fire and building code developments.</p><p>Not all Aluminum Composite Materials (ACM) are created equal. Making the correct choice can be a complex process. At Alucobond&reg;, it is critical that the ACM is tested, third-party inspected on a regular basis, and labeled as required by the building code in order to meet the necessary and expected fire performance critical for evacuation and life safety in high-rise structures.</p><p>When an architect, designer, or engineer indicates a project design basis as the International Building Code (IBC), the ACM is regulated within the code by the Metals Composite Materials Section 1407. This division has performance criteria that may require the use of a fire retardant core due to the pro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944300/designjunction-dwell-on-design-announce-line-up-for-nycxdesign-2016 designjunction + Dwell on Design announce line-up for NYCxDesign 2016 Sponsor 2016-05-10T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-05-10T18:49:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0l/0ln58e6b1k51nkgz.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction + Dwell on Design NYC</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>For the first time this May 13-15, the UK&rsquo;s leading design exhibition designjunction and Dwell on Design, America&rsquo;s largest design event, will partner during NYCxDESIGN. This much anticipated collaboration promises to present the city&rsquo;s most exciting display of cutting-edge design and captivating conversations.</p><p>The warehouse-style ArtBeam venue in Chelsea will host speakers including legendary illustrator <strong>Bob Gill</strong>; <strong>Caroline Baumann</strong>, director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; artist <strong>Tom Sachs</strong>; architects <strong>Matthias Hollwich</strong> of HWKN and <strong>Dong-Ping Wong</strong> and <strong>Oana Stanescu</strong> of Family; <strong>Dorothy Cosonas</strong>, creative director of KnollTextiles; and design entrepreneurs <strong>Sandy Chilewich</strong>, <strong>Stephanie Goto</strong>, <strong>David Weeks</strong>, and <strong>Gregory Buntain</strong> of Fort Standard.</p><p>designjunction + Dwell on Design will also provide a community hub for design and architecture. WeWork, the archetypal co-working space, brings a pop-up workspace to the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940787/call-for-applications-2016-17-master-interior-architecture-and-retail-design-miard ­­Call for Applications 2016-17: Master Interior Architecture and Retail Design (MIARD) Sponsor 2016-05-09T12:15:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:55:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tlg406z2doidwjnx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by the <a href="http://www.pzwart.nl/master-interior-architecture-retail-design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Piet Zwart Institute</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong>Final Deadline: May 15 2016 </strong><br>EU and Dutch applicants</p><p>The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programs of the Willem de Kooning Academy, part of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange in a vibrant learning environment.</p><p><strong>About the program:</strong></p><p>The Master of Interior Architecture &amp; Retail Design [MIARD] at the Piet Zwart Institute is a two-year, English Language postgraduate program.</p><p>Our international course situates itself in applied-research, experimentation, critical thinking and the professional field of interior architecture and developing spatial practice(s). We provide an educational platform to train and support designers to be critical and progressive in the field of interiors and to expand the bound...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943005/50-off-on-tickets-to-designjunction-dwell-on-design-plus-free-espresso-on-arrival-for-archinect-members 50% off on tickets to designjunction + Dwell on Design, plus free espresso on arrival for Archinect members! Sponsor 2016-05-05T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T20:17:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pg/pg1xzdip88b3wowz.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction + Dwell on Design NYC</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong>Cutting-edge design + captivating conversations</strong></p><p>Visit New York's most exciting design destination during NYCxDesign. 20 international design brands, one co-working pop-up, a leading talks program and vibrant caf&eacute;. designjunction + Dwell on Design is delighted to offer Archinect members 50% off on tickets to the event, as well as a free espresso from illy on arrival. To redeem offer, book in advance <a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=282&amp;PromoCode=DJEMPIRE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>May 13-15,&nbsp;2016<br>ArtBeam, 540 W 21st Street<br>New York, NY 10011</p><p>Opening Hours:<br>Friday, May 13, 11 AM - 6 PM<br>Saturday, May 14, 11 AM - 6 PM<br>Sunday, May 15, 10 AM - 4 PM</p><p>Tickets:<br>$15 when booking in advance <a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=282&amp;PromoCode=DJEMPIRE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a><br>$35 on the door</p><p>More information<br><strong><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">thedesignjunction.co.uk/new-york</a></strong></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/djDOD?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#djDOD</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NYCxDesign?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#NYCxDesign</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941275/the-proven-benefits-of-daylighting-on-employees-and-the-environment The Proven Benefits Of Daylighting On Employees And The Environment Sponsor 2016-04-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T01:07:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0zr30t2sjda6c42.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.gkdmetalfabrics.com/applications/sunshade.html/?utm_source=ArchinectAPR252016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=daylighting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GKD Metal Fabrics</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>There are many benefits produced as a byproduct of incorporating daylighting into an office building design. Access to daylight throughout the day improves employee well-being and overall health, even after leaving the office. Besides creating a pleasant working environment for employees, solar protection also plays a key part in supporting sustainable energy efficiency concepts.</p><p>It is important to incorporate a well-designed solar protection system, particularly for buildings with modern glass fa&ccedil;ades. Glass building fa&ccedil;ades are often seen as the ideal solution for energy-efficiency, but they are not the ultimate solution - on their own. Glass buildings result in interior overheating from direct sunlight, but there is a simple design solution available that can reduce solar overexposure throughout the day. Adding a material specifically designed for solar shading, like <a href="http://www.gkdmetalfabrics.com/applications/sunshade.html/?utm_source=ArchinectAPR252016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=daylighting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GKD Metal Fabrics</strong></a>&rsquo; solar line of metal mesh, offers a way for emp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938504/how-alucobond-acm-continues-to-be-on-the-forefront-of-meeting-strict-fire-and-building-code-standards How Alucobond ACM Continues To Be On The Forefront Of Meeting Strict Fire And Building Code Standards Sponsor 2016-04-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T05:32:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yf/yfbymrr4l34qgxru.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectApril2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectApril2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a> aluminum composite material (ACM) has been used for exterior cladding products in the North American building construction market for over forty years. Throughout these years, we have continued to be on the forefront of all fire and building code developments.</p><p>Not all Aluminum Composite Materials (ACM) are created equal. Making the correct choice can be a complex process. At Alucobond&reg;, it is critical that the ACM is tested, third-party inspected on a regular basis, and labeled as required by the building code in order to meet the necessary and expected fire performance critical for evacuation and life safety in high-rise structures.</p><p>When an architect, designer, or engineer indicates a project design basis as the International Building Code (IBC), the ACM is regulated within the code by the Metals Composite Materials Section 1407. This division has performance criteria that may require the use of a fire retardant core due to the pro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936576/big-risk-for-bigger-reward-in-small-architecture-firms Big Risk for Bigger Reward in Small Architecture Firms Sponsor 2016-04-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-13T12:22:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2cjldnktjfn3exz.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectEdApr16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE ArchiOffice</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Are you an architect who always had that special entrepreneurial drive? Were you mentored by another successful architect or by a friend or family member who was successful in their own business endeavor and aspired to be like them? Perhaps you were forced to open your own firm by necessity after getting downsized by a previous employer during the recent recession?</p><p>No matter what your background is, you as an entrepreneur and owner of a small firm comprise a strong portion of the architecture industry. According to <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/AIAB104583" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kermit Baker</a>, chief economist at The American Institute of Architects, 63 percent of all AIA member-owned architecture firms have five or fewer employees.</p><p>Good news, smaller firms have reported a growing share of professional billing. Baker reported that for firms with five or fewer employees, the overall share of professional billing increased from 8 percent in 2005 to 9 percent in 2013. On the other end of the spectrum, firm...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940353/laka-competition-2016-is-now-accepting-submissions Laka Competition 2016 is now accepting submissions! Sponsor 2016-04-12T20:12:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T01:16:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23sznlt1utj1b7z2.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Public arts initiative Laka Architektura has launched their second &ldquo;Architecture that Reacts&rdquo; competition! The ongoing theme intends to spark more interest in the investigation of adaptive and socially engaged architecture, for now and the future.</p><p>Following a successful first run last year, the 2016 Laka Competition is shifting its focus toward social needs. More and more architects continue to ask how architectural design can aid in pressing social issues, and now designers worldwide &mdash; as well as scientists, engineers, students, organizations, and the like &mdash; all have an opportunity to respond to that timely topic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tu/tu71q29i01itzkkw.jpg"></p><p>The 2016 brief is a conceptual architectural project that is socially engaged and capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions and environmental, natural, and social risks. The submission should focus on architecture as a key field heading toward social revitalization and increased safety and freedom of its users. Proposed solutions should also involve a thorough analysi...</p>