Archinect - News 2016-12-10T19:39:51-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149980690/m-arch-students-at-rensselaer-architecture-specializing-in-a-professional-degree-a-discussion-on-environmental-sciences-and-technology M.Arch Students at Rensselaer Architecture: Specializing in a Professional Degree, A Discussion on Environmental Sciences and Technology Sponsor 2016-12-05T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T17:51:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/16/16u2bhvxc9xjwbh4.jpg" width="650" height="655" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://march.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ya/ya6lbs698vnq3abd.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://march.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer Architecture</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The practice of architecture in the twenty-first century is increasingly driven by heightened cultural, social and environmental issues demanding that a greater degree of specialized knowledge be accessible in professional degrees. <a href="http://march.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer&rsquo;s Master of Architecture program</a> responds to this challenge with the integration of cutting edge research study into its coursework and studios, where students directly confront the most relevant contemporary ecological issues. The M.Arch program also offers minors in specialized areas, and enrollment into Master of Science research programs upon completion of the Master of Architecture degree.</p><p>The Master of Architecture engages innovative building science research with a full semester residency at the <a href="http://www.case.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE)</a> located within Skidmore Owings and Merrill&rsquo;s [SOM] New York City office. The residency offers M.Arch students firsthand experience in researc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978918/why-we-re-thankful-for-licensed-architects Why We’re Thankful for Licensed Architects Sponsor 2016-11-21T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T16:08:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sl/slifm2z1q2f84vao.jpg" width="650" height="303" 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>Being able to call yourself an architect is just one perk of becoming licensed. After hours of studying, practicing, and testing, licensed architects can confidently take on unique design projects with knowledge and experience to back up their choices. This is why their clients trust them with important decisions, and why we are thankful every day for their expertise. Here are a few reasons we are thankful for licensed architects.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/sn/snfvi806ry1h8sre.jpg"></p><p><strong>1. They make choices you can trust.</strong></p><p>High-level knowledge of design practices and how to best avoid errors only comes with practice and studying, two things with which every licensed architect is intimately familiar. After participating in Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and passing the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), involving hours of studying, testing, and practicing in the field, licensed architects are equipped for success. Architects utilize their arsenal of knowledge to inform the decisions they make...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978462/geofutures-master-of-science-in-architecture-program-at-rensselaer-architecture-student-project-wins-second-place-in-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition Geofutures Master of Science in Architecture Program at Rensselaer Architecture: Student Project Wins Second Place in Archinect’s Dry Futures Competition Sponsor 2016-11-16T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:45:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d5/d5r0q2zfmng8jyuf.jpg" width="650" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/bb/bbs2n0l9dxq9myyb.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer Architecture</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>A Rensselaer student project from the <a href="http://geofutures.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geofutures Master of Science in Architecture</a> program at <a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer Architecture</a> was selected as the second-place winner in the speculative category of the <a href="http://dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a> competition, sponsored by Archinect in 2015. The competition was designed to address the unfolding drought crisis in California. Archinect launched the competition in the summer of 2015, the fourth year of California&rsquo;s ongoing drought, asking for bold design proposals that could mitigate the over-consumption of water.</p><p>The competition was divided into two categories: one for speculative projects and the other for pragmatic responses. The Geofutures <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136804920/urban-swales-subterranean-reservoir-network-for-los-angeles-2nd-place-winner-in-dry-futures-speculative-category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Urban Swales&rdquo;</a> project received second place in the speculative category. The project was conceived by Muhammad Ahmad Khan, a graduate student in the Geofutures Master of Science in Architecture program at Rensselaer Architecture as part of an advanced design studio conducted by <a href="http://geofutures.arch.rpi.edu/2011/10/perry-chris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977564/is-your-architectural-firm-a-practice-or-business Is Your Architectural Firm a Practice or Business? Sponsor 2016-11-14T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-17T18:34:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ih/ihj3dxa52pzp2xp4.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectSponsoredEd-Nov16" 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=ArchinectSponsoredEd-Nov16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE ArchiOffice</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In my experience, most firm owners don&rsquo;t appreciate the significance of being at the helm of a business. At the risk of sounding clich&eacute;, they run a &ldquo;practice&rdquo; and they operate it as if they&rsquo;re just&hellip; well&hellip; practicing. This problem is evident in each firm&rsquo;s mission statement. Of the many I&rsquo;ve read, only a handful acknowledge the firm&rsquo;s ultimate goal is to sustain itself and be a profitable, successful business. <strong>This is a primary reason why architects are notoriously under-compensated.</strong></p><p>Mostly, firms use the mission statement as an opportunity to echo what every architecture school pounded into our brains: something touching upon the noble pursuit of our profession, improving the built environment, serving our clients and helping the planet. Neither our employees nor our clients can differentiate one firm from another. Imagine showing up at a conference and everyone is handed a name tag that reads &ldquo;Joe.&rdquo; Not much sense in that. Why bother w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977567/immersion-in-robotic-design-keeps-acadia-workshops-true-to-posthuman-frontiers-theme Immersion in robotic design keeps ACADIA workshops true to 'Posthuman Frontiers' theme Viola Ago 2016-11-10T13:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T20:25:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/er/er74xng9au6nhxmj.jpg" width="650" height="174" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/831852/acadia-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA</a> (The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) conference is a yearly, highly anticipated event for many architecture practitioners, researchers, educators, and inventers around the world. It is a chance for architects to come together and reach into the work that they have been starting or contributing to over the last year. This year ACADIA was hosted at <a href="http://archinect.com/taubmancollege" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan</a>, chaired and organized by accomplished and celebrated faculty members from Taubman College. The theme for the ACADIA 2016 conference is &ldquo;Posthuman Frontiers: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines&rdquo;; an elusive title meant to question certain fundamental conventional methods in architecture.</p><p><strong>The workshop series: immersive, full-service learning</strong></p><p>Every year, the workshop series is an integral part of a successful ACADIA conference. This year, there was a total of seven workshops that spanned across three intensive days in intim...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977527/acadia-s-robotic-softness-workshop-experiments-with-xbox-kinect-and-robo-weaving ACADIA's 'Robotic Softness' workshop experiments with Xbox Kinect and robo-weaving Drishti Haria 2016-11-08T20:07:00-05:00 >2016-11-17T12:37:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ds/dsn8y7qbb1ixr9kl.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The<a href="http://acadia.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture</a> (ACADIA) conference 2016, hosted by the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban planning at the University of Michigan, is a preeminent platform to discuss design philosophies and acknowledge new realms of work done by individuals or organizations among the architectural community. The Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart's contribution to the field of computational design and architecture has been immense, and the workshop gave us valuable insight into the technology and know-how being developed at the there.</p><p>Through the seven ACADIA&rsquo;s workshops, we participated in &ldquo;Robotic Softness: Behavioral Fabrication Process of Woven Structures,&rdquo; led by Lauren Vasey, a Research Associate from the ICD and Giulio Brugnaro, a graduate of the ITECH Master&rsquo;s Program at the University of Stuttgart who is currently also pursuing his PHD at The Bartlett School of Architecture. The three day workshop was structured...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977519/how-do-you-imagine-the-skyscraper-of-the-future How Do You Imagine The Skyscraper Of The Future? Sponsor 2016-11-08T14:32:00-05:00 >2016-11-08T14:35:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u4/u4j73m60j4gq2edq.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.evolo.us/featured/registration-2017-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/it/itytox4m50c4exq0.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.evolo.us/featured/registration-2017-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Skyscraper Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Since 2006 <strong>eVolo Magazine</strong> invites architects and designers around the world to imagine the skyscraper of the future. The annual <strong>Skyscraper Competition</strong> explores new possibilities of building high through the use of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. The competition challenges preconceived ideas, and as such, the results are received with a mix sentiment of excitement and misbelief. Many believe that these projects belong to science fiction, that would never be built, and let alone solve any of our current architectural and urban problems. eVolo Magazine seeks to enter the ranks of inspiring publications like <em>Lacerba</em> in Italy and <em>Le Figaro</em> in France which published conceptual projects by Futurists like Arne Hosek, Piero Portaluppi, and Sergei Lopati whose &ldquo;out of this world&rdquo; projects of the 1900&rsquo;s became a reality 100 years later.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>It is eVolo Magazine&rsquo;s mission to keep promoting t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973317/new-harwyn-alucobond-office-pods-continue-to-revolutionize-modular-design New Harwyn Alucobond Office Pods Continue To Revolutionize Modular Design Sponsor 2016-11-07T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-09T00:08:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6l/6lhzkbvd45x5p8s7.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=November2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/5r/5rcqjsc6l0t2l929.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=November2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The <a href="http://harwyn.com.au/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harwyn Office Pod</a> is a portable home office born from founder Jason Fremder&rsquo;s need for a demarcation between home life and profession life.</p><p>Fremder explains the idea for the pod was born simultaneously with the birth of his first daughter &ldquo;my home office was no longer a quiet sanctuary&hellip;one sunny afternoon, when working in the backseat of my 4WD in the driveway at home, the idea for Harwyn struck me like a bolt of lighting.&rdquo;</p><p>The award-winning <a href="http://harwyn.com.au/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harwyn</a> office pods have taken the design world by storm offering beautifully designed prefabricated modular spaces. The small team at Harwyn is dedicated to innovative design working with the &ldquo;100 to 1 concept ratio&rdquo; which, as the designers explain, &ldquo;&hellip;for every 100 great ideas we put to paper, one will emerge as exceptional to make its way from sketchpad to design.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vr/vrml0hvb3ebnng6f.jpg"></p><p>Today the brand, and designs, have evolved as well as the company&rsquo;s clientele. In a recent installation for a residential dwelling in Austr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976752/acadia-s-floating-megalith-workshop-challenges-architecture-s-obsession-with-surface-over-volume ACADIA's 'Floating Megalith' workshop challenges architecture's obsession with surface over volume Isabelle Leysens 2016-11-04T14:24:00-04:00 >2016-11-09T17:21:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kh5mmj1nz8pwu41.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last Wednesday afternoon, traffic briefly stopped at the main entrance to the University of Michigan&rsquo;s North Campus as 12 of us hauled a stark white blob the size of a jet ski up hills and across intersections. Curious and confused onlookers watched us as we carried what must have seemed like an unidentifiable object towards the small pond located behind the School of Music. Despite the cold and the rain, the workshop group prepared the form for its maiden voyage, and watched as its water ballast was filled, allowing the foam blob to slowly position itself into a floating megalith. Throughout this trek the workshop&rsquo;s leader, MIT Assistant Professor Brandon Clifford, walked alongside answering questions. For Brandon, this procession towards the water was not just a familiar aspect of his research in megalithic constructions, but instead an essential element of the history and significance of volumetric design.</p><p>Two days earlier, Brandon began his <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/831852/acadia-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA workshop session</a> by telling the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976215/acadia-s-wooden-structures-workshop-takes-a-hack-at-automated-fabrication-of-multi-species-structures ACADIA's 'Wooden Structures' workshop takes a hack at automated fabrication of multi-species structures Nada Elsonni 2016-11-02T13:26:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T23:21:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/ziuo7d50dp5evvr7.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There is a misleading <a href="https://www.architecture.com/files/ribaprofessionalservices/researchanddevelopment/whatisarchitecturalresearch.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">myth that &ldquo;architecture is just architecture&rdquo;</a>, that assumes that architecture is a form of knowledge that neither research definitions, nor processes applied in other disciplines, can be applied to architecture research. It is a myth that has been used enduringly as an excuse to avoid further forms of research, claiming that other disciplines do not have the capacity to comprehend the nature of the field and the kind of work it entails. While part of these claims might be true, these claims have led to the severance between architecture and other disciplines, thus marginalizing architecture. Furthermore, it has made architecture seek authority from other disciplines such as art and science.</p><p>In the last decade there has been a tremendous change in the way architecture is perceived, which came along with the growing awareness of the importance of research in architecture, initiating interdisciplinary research, and removing all the intellectual paradigm boundaries ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975286/bau-2017-the-premier-event-for-architects-and-planners-is-approaching-quickly-register-now BAU 2017, the premier event for architects and planners, is approaching quickly — register now! Sponsor 2016-10-26T17:37:00-04:00 >2016-11-14T04:39:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/28/28slvzz4hfmfq6mt.jpg" width="650" height="469" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://bs.serving-sys.com/BurstingPipe/adServer.bs?cn=tf&amp;c=20&amp;mc=click&amp;pli=18609116&amp;PluID=0&amp;ord=%5Btimestamp%5D" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/j6/j61xesw3wsntsonz.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://bs.serving-sys.com/BurstingPipe/adServer.bs?cn=tf&amp;c=20&amp;mc=click&amp;pli=18609116&amp;PluID=0&amp;ord=%5Btimestamp%5D" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BAU 2017<img alt="" src="http://bs.serving-sys.com/BurstingPipe/adServer.bs?cn=tf&amp;c=19&amp;mc=imp&amp;pli=18609116&amp;PluID=0&amp;ord=%5Btimestamp%5D&amp;rtu=-1"></a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>On about 185,000 m2 of exhibition space, BAU will be presenting a display of architecture, materials and systems for commercial and residential construction and interior design, for both new-build and R&amp;M projects. This next edition of the show, which takes place in Munich from January 16 to 21, 2017, will again be filling up all the available halls at the exhibition center. Here around 2,000 exhibitors from more than 40 countries will be showcasing a comprehensive range of materials and technologies for planning and construction. In particular architects &ndash; many coming from all over the world &ndash; regard this event as an unmissable source of information and inspiration.</p><p>BAU brings together all the technologies, products and materials that are used in planning and building. This cross-functionality approach makes BAU an essential information source for everyone involved in planning and building: from investors, planners and architects through to s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975217/last-call-registration-deadline-for-2017-fairy-tales-competition Last Call | Registration deadline for 2017 Fairy Tales Competition Sponsor 2016-10-25T13:45:00-04:00 >2016-10-25T13:47:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ac/acgka4e37nee2aed.jpg" width="650" height="501" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/92/92k1x98i5jmudf7w.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Next Wednesday, November 2nd,&nbsp;is the last day for regular registration in the <em><strong>Fairy Tales</strong></em> competition! Don&rsquo;t miss this unique opportunity to see where your imagination can take you. The beauty of <em>Fairy Tales</em> is that there are absolutely no constraints. We&rsquo;re excited to see where you will take us.</p><p>All participants will be invited to the first annual <em><strong>Night of Fairy Tales</strong></em> event at the <strong>National Building Museum</strong> in Washington DC. Here you can take a peek into the greatest minds in architecture and design as we announce the winners of this year's Fairy Tale Competition. This night of whimsy will feature performances inspired by the winning entries all staged under the grand canopy of the NBM&rsquo;s Great Hall.</p><p>Entries to this year's competition will be reviewed by a jury of 25 of the most influential architects and designers from around the world. The jury includes: Dan Wood, Jing Liu, Alan Maskin, Gro Bonesmo, Michel Rojkind, Marion Weiss, John Maeda, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973318/gkd-mediamesh-display-delights-shoppers-in-northern-china-mall GKD Mediamesh Display Delights Shoppers In Northern China Mall Sponsor 2016-10-24T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-24T12:20:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8n/8nbk5u84xbsqedt4.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.gkdmediamesh.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/34/34diexdu18hosbku.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.gkdmediamesh.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GKD Media Mesh</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The port city of Dalian in northern China is a city of contrasts. A vibrant center of trade and industry, this rapidly growing metropolis plays an equally important role in the region as one of the country's most popular vacation destinations. In the city center of Dalian, the Beijing office of the <a href="http://www.nbbj.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NBBJ</a> architectural firm designed the Eton Place Dalian tower complex as a superlative multifunctional development: five mixed-use towers standing 41 to 81 stories high and a six-story mall transform the 6.23-hectare site into an exclusive microcosm of urban life. The connecting element between the two highest towers is the spacious mall, with a roof designed in a manner reminiscent of a park. Over six floors, it offers a representative atmosphere for high-class boutiques, a luxury department store, elite gastronomy and a supermarket. Large <a href="http://www.gkdmediamesh.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mediamesh</a> screens from GKD running around the corners of the building seize the attention of passers-by ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973636/five-can-t-miss-are-updates-from-ncarb Five Can’t-Miss ARE Updates from NCARB Sponsor 2016-10-19T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-24T22:29:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7g/7g1r53tgfqyrmo13.jpg" width="650" height="303" 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>It&rsquo;s an exciting time to be an ARE candidate. With the release of ARE 5.0, new information is revealing itself daily. Keeping up with these updates can be difficult, but not impossible. Read on to discover essential ARE updates from NCARB that will help you on your path to licensure.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3m/3mu2a45peiejwefo.jpg"></p><p><strong>1. Earn a $100 Gift Card by Contributing to the Cut Score</strong></p><p>If you&rsquo;re among the first 600 candidates to take the ARE, not only will you contribute to the cut score (defined points on the score scale that determine the passing standard), but you will receive a <a href="http://blog.ncarb.org/2016/September/ARE5-Cut-Score.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$100 gift card from NCARB</a>. NCARB will temporarily hold the release of ARE 5.0 score reports until the cut score of each division is decided, so encourage other ARE 5.0 candidates you know to test early.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3h/3hcp2qks8opmz28v.jpg"></p><p><strong>2. Navigate the New Testing Interface with NCARB&rsquo;s Demo Exam</strong></p><p>The <a href="http://blog.ncarb.org/2016/September/ARE5-Testing-Strategies.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARE 5.0 Demonstration Exam</a> is an interactive tool that helps you become familiar with the interface of the new test, and can be accessed easily through yo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973036/digital-demands-in-architecture-kennesaw-state-remedies-digital-expansion-for-students Digital Demands in Architecture: Kennesaw State remedies digital expansion for students Sponsor 2016-10-17T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-12T17:58:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s6/s60a2dsnhafuxoc8.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://cacm.kennesaw.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cd/cddbxhas365oxhhs.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://cacm.kennesaw.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kennesaw State University</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Architecture&rsquo;s relationship to technology is as old as the primitive hut. Material and construction technologies have shaped design and detailing throughout history. But with the dawn of the information age came a new category of technologies that have shaped architecture in fresh new ways. Initially, these digital programs were treated as an extension of Representation theory. For architects, the debut of AutoCAD and form<strong>&middot;</strong>Z would prove transformative similarly to the way the plan and section impacted architectural theory and practice during the Renaissance. Prospects of virtual reality in the 1990s had architectural theorists musing on the possible obsolescence of brick and mortar buildings.</p><p>By the late 1990s, computer-aided design products like AutoCAD had become a standard tool in architectural offices. In response, the academy speculated on the elimination of the traditional art studio concept with its drafting tables, opt...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973161/fundermax-individualdecor-if-you-can-think-it-we-can-print-it FunderMax Individualdecor – If you can think it, we can print it Sponsor 2016-10-13T12:37:00-04:00 >2016-10-16T22:39:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ss/ssb5li5sxla6ru9c.jpg" width="650" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.fundermax.at/en.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/lw/lw9hmfogxqqxk75i.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.fundermax.at/en.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FunderMax</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Make your imagination into individual, large-sized decor concepts. With various formats and motifs spanning over multiple formats, your fantasy becomes reality.</p><p>As a small inspirational source, we present to you a few application examples. FunderMax Individualdecor has made all of them possible.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o2/o2m4b96lqczumdt5.jpg"></p><p><strong>Unique applications</strong></p><ul><li>Individual facades</li><li>Wall claddings</li><li>Creative solutions for balcony and floors</li><li>Exclusive furniture and attractive shop fitting</li><li>Gates and doors</li><li>Bathrooms</li></ul><p>Create fantastic projects &ndash; Interior and Exterior! Find all information about FunderMax Individualdecor on <a href="http://www.individualdecor.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.individualdecor.com</a></p><p><strong>MAX EXTERIOR INDIVIDUALDECOR</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3e/3e8l7hlmowtfg8ym.jpg"></p><p><strong>Ideas with Form</strong></p><p>With individual designs from FunderMax, you have the freedom to provide facades, balconies and outdoor-applications with creative and completely unique designs.</p><p>Your design can be printed on single panels, or as in the image below, across several panels. Ideal for large designs and special visual effects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y5/y5gdtixj2jzd53gv.jpg"></p><p><strong>Possible exterior a...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149971107/quickly-recover-from-missing-billable-hours-and-miscalculated-project-costs Quickly Recover from Missing Billable Hours and Miscalculated Project Costs Sponsor 2016-10-10T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-11T22:08:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ka/kagp8d33y4253h9w.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectEditorialOct16" 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=ArchinectEditorialOct16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE ArchiOffice</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong><em>Learn how this Brisbane-based architectural firm is enjoying faster cash flow now.</em></strong></p><p><strong>About</strong></p><p>Based in West End, Brisbane, Tim Bennetton Architects is a small, private architectural firm with a single director and three employees. They work in an intimate, responsive environment that collectively values good design, simplicity and positive relationships. This Australian firm goes above and beyond for their clients to ensure that the joy remains through the ups and downs of their projects &ndash; from the initial meeting through to completion. Tim Bennetton and his team offer unparalleled service that provides excellent design, as well as an experience in transforming that vision into reality.</p><p><strong>Background</strong></p><p>Prior to finding the right software for their firm, Tim Bennetton Architects encountered many time tracking issues that made it difficult to estimate project costs and profits. &ldquo;We used something called Timesheet Professional, which tracked our times ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149971430/strelka-institute-announces-enrollment-campaign-for-postgraduate-education-programme Strelka Institute announces enrollment campaign for postgraduate education programme Sponsor 2016-10-04T14:40:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T00:20:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z4/z4scngitr3iwntmg.jpg" width="650" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="https://applytostrelka.com/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=1004&amp;utm_campaign=thenewnormal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/tk/tkyr1h4b9tp7gxbr.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://applytostrelka.com/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=1004&amp;utm_campaign=thenewnormal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Strelka Institute</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>During the new academic year Strelka students will answer the question: &lsquo;What has become &ldquo;The New Normal&rdquo; in the modern world?&rsquo;</em></p><p><a href="http://strelka.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Strelka Institute</a> for architecture, media and design launched <a href="https://applytostrelka.com/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=1004&amp;utm_campaign=thenewnormal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the enrollment campaign</a> for the postgraduate education program. The theme of the 7th academic year at Strelka is The New Normal.</p><p>Research will focus on the new contemporary condition, which has emerged because of the rapid development of technology &mdash; including machine intelligence, biotechnology, automation, alternative spaces created in VR and AR &mdash; and define new paths for urban design and development.</p><p><strong>The New Normal is:</strong></p><ul><li>30 international students from Russia and abroad</li><li>monthly stipend of $600</li><li>5 months from February 2017 to July 2017</li><li>for experts in media, architecture, design, urbanism, creative industries (artists, scenarists, writers, filmakers), and other fields like software studies, digital media, social sciences</li><li>in English</li></ul><p>Students will learn the met...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968613/in-3d-ustry-the-show IN(3D)USTRY - The Show Sponsor 2016-09-29T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T12:09:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/07/072glukt1h89roqj.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.in3dustry.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/o0/o0ajywdxb6kz0cfl.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.in3dustry.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The first edition of <a href="http://www.in3dustry.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions</a>, which took place from June 21st to June 23rd 2016 at Fira de Barcelona, successfully introduced an entirely new concept for exploring the possibilities offered by additive manufacturing and 3D printing across four key industrial sectors.</p><p>The event showcased both the present of additive manufacturing, as well as its promising future, by focusing on the challenges 3D printing presents, and offering innovative, pioneering, and state-of-the-art solutions to manufacturers&rsquo; specific needs.</p><p>Over the three-day event, prominent international speakers took to the stage to describe their experiences with additive manufacturing in the four most important vertical sectors: Aerospace &amp; Automotive, Healthcare, Architecture &amp; Habitat, and Consumer &amp; Retail Goods.</p><p>This unique approach stimulated participants to explore the many different solutions already offered by additive man...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969837/bau-2017-events-services-and-information-for-architects BAU 2017: Events, services and information for architects Sponsor 2016-09-27T12:30:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T21:14:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ek/ek3fkdnyzq4sj855.jpg" width="650" height="469" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://bau-muenchen.com/trade-fair/visitors/index.html?etcc_cmp=bau17&amp;bid=160620jb045&amp;etcc_med=banner&amp;etcc_var=&amp;bkn=central_media&amp;cnt=&amp;etcc_par=ArchinectSponsoredEditorialNewsPost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/j6/j61xesw3wsntsonz.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://bau-muenchen.com/trade-fair/visitors/index.html?etcc_cmp=bau17&amp;bid=160620jb045&amp;etcc_med=banner&amp;etcc_var=&amp;bkn=central_media&amp;cnt=&amp;etcc_par=ArchinectSponsoredEditorialNewsPost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BAU 2017<img alt="" src="http://bs.serving-sys.com/BurstingPipe/adServer.bs?cn=tf&amp;c=19&amp;mc=imp&amp;pli=18609115&amp;PluID=0&amp;ord=%5Btimestamp%5D&amp;rtu=-1"></a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>On about 185,000 m2 of exhibition space, BAU will be presenting a display of architecture, materials and systems for commercial and residential construction and interior design, for both new-build and R&amp;M projects. This next edition of the show, which takes place in Munich from January 16 to 21, 2017, will again be filling up all the available halls at the exhibition center. Here around 2,000 exhibitors from more than 40 countries will be showcasing a comprehensive range of materials and technologies for planning and construction. In particular architects &ndash; many coming from all over the world &ndash; regard this event as an unmissable source of information and inspiration.</p><p>BAU brings together all the technologies, products and materials that are used in planning and building. This cross-functionality approach makes BAU an essential information source for everyone involved in planning and building: from investors, planners and architects through to s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967497/gkd-metal-mesh-plays-disappearing-act-on-interior-office-building GKD Metal Mesh Plays Disappearing Act On Interior Office Building Sponsor 2016-09-26T08:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-27T23:38:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ch/ch9cgjayi2tm1mxo.jpg" width="650" height="472" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.gkdmetalfabrics.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/yl/yl0ptky6yzn93g5f.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.gkdmetalfabrics.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GKD Metal Fabrics</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>White <a href="http://www.gkdmetalfabrics.com/metalfabrics/omega_1510.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GKD metal fabric</a> plays a disappearing act on the interior of a commercial office building in Toronto, Canada. With sharp geometric lines and vibrant white walls set against concrete floors and metal railings, a few red bucket chairs starkly break up the monotone design. The overall aesthetic creates a futuristic lobby worthy of the busy, interconnected corporate office that caters to premium retail spaces below 14 floors of office space. GKD Omega 1510 was used to create partitions on the second level, hiding walkways and blending into the design allowing the metal fabric to become indistinguishable from the solid white walls.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ce/ce890y54uavu537q.jpg"></p><p>It&rsquo;s a brand new feature for GKD in North America for metal wire to arrive from Germany already treated with a white powder coating. The coated wire mesh was handled with extreme caution to avoid scratching the white surface. What GKD representatives expected to be a delicate process turned out to be stand...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963814/multi-layered-cube-like-fa-ade-achieves-diversity-in-residential-high-rise-design-with-fire-rated-aluminum-composite-material Multi-layered cube-like façade achieves diversity in residential high-rise design with fire-rated aluminum composite material Sponsor 2016-09-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T00:28:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gm/gm0n2wr58pdszz7r.jpg" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=September2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/un/une1gycg8tboij7b.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=September2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>A big compliment to architects is hearing that one of their building designs has become a recognizable landmark. That&rsquo;s the case for architects at the Los Angeles office of <a href="http://arquitectonica.com/architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Arquitectonica</strong></a> International Corp. who designed the Olume residential building in San Francisco&rsquo;s Mission District with a unique multi-layered cube-like metal fa&ccedil;ade featuring a total of five custom earth-toned colors of <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/products/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=September2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Alucobond&reg; Plus</strong></a> aluminum composite material (ACM).</p><p>The 12-story 138,512-square- foot Olume multifamily residential community opened in March 2016 with owner Monogram Residential Trust, Inc., of Plano, Texas, offering 121 luxury rental units &ndash; including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments &ndash; as well as two levels of subterranean parking. Monogram Residential Trust partnered with Martin Building Co., of San Francisco, to develop the boutique-style community.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gn/gn1cjrk1z5bhkwua.jpg"></p><p>Arquitectonica was brought in to re-design the fa&ccedil;ade of the building after the project&rsquo;s en...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968582/waf2016-your-annual-dose-of-the-very-latest-in-architectural-thought-practice-ideas-and-activism WAF2016: your annual dose of the very latest in architectural thought, practice, ideas and activism Sponsor 2016-09-16T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T18:54:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gx/gxd5d9x5kfi97cz4.jpg" width="650" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<ul><li>2,500 architects, designers and allied professionals</li><li>346 sqm of project galleries</li><li>411 shortlisted projects presented in live crits</li><li>100 international judges giving live critique on shortlisted schemes</li><li>58 countries represented</li><li>50 inspirational lectures and seminars</li><li>11 exclusively curated architecture and design tours</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4f/4fwid8bkshadzzra.jpg"></p><p>The World Architecture Festival is unique, the only independent, global festival that combines awards, conferences and networking, providing architectural knowledge and inspiration. Under one roof, over three days you will be immersed in extraordinary architecture from around the world. Be inspired, gain knowledge and make contacts with your global peers, high-end manufacturers and the press. WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange and be inspired.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tl/tlhr6njgdtdlk3f2.jpg"></p><p>This year&rsquo;s theme is prompted by a variety of influences, not least the situation of displaced communities (war refugees, natural and man-made disasters); th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967753/be-a-part-of-the-here-now-less-than-one-month-to-book-your-ticket-for-2016-core77-conference Be a Part of the Here/Now - Less Than One Month to Book Your Ticket for 2016 Core77 Conference Sponsor 2016-09-14T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-18T23:48:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yl/ylf46rvpsb59cbue.jpg" width="650" height="241" 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>Tickets are still available for the 2016 Core77 Conference,September 29&ndash;30 in Downtown Los Angeles,&nbsp;but time is&nbsp;running out to reserve your seat.</p><p>Celebrate the end of summer in style with two days of inspiring conversations, exclusive tours, catered meals, and fabulous&nbsp;parties.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a7/a7wi91wsgmp9tq78.jpg"></p><p>Still not decided? We've published&nbsp;<a href="http://www.core77.com/posts/55696/Cultivating-Community-Offline-A-Short-History-of-the-Core77-Conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Short History of the Core77 Conference</a>&nbsp;that explains our intent and showcases the spirit of&nbsp;what the Core77 Conference is all about.</p><p>We can't wait to see you there!</p><p><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/core77-conference-2016-designing-herenow-tickets-26272079497" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Book Your Ticket Now</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967050/designjunction-brings-immersive-design-experiences-and-its-first-open-air-party-to-king-s-cross designjunction brings immersive design experiences and its first open-air party to King's Cross Sponsor 2016-09-13T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T14:22:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/37/37b41gwpcaefs3ei.jpg" width="650" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/fx/fxixoae09afuuwuf.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>designjunction</strong></a> (22 &ndash; 25 September) is set to transform its new home in King&rsquo;s Cross into one destination full of immersive design concepts and stimulating experiences.</p><p>On Wednesday 21 September designjunction will host its first open-air party on Granary Square alongside headline partner Dezeen, and sponsored by EIZO. Expect street food from Real Food Festival, pop-up bars and live DJ sets from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and Adventures in Paradise.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54qvy8fu694fk1s5.jpg"></p><p>Throughout the show, the centrally located Granary Square will be home to eight giant Monopoly-style houses, filled with conceptual installations, creative projects and live activities.</p><p>Presenting its SmartHouzz concept, Houzz will demonstrate how to maximise urban living space through smart design, smart use of space and smart technology. Leading high-end kitchen and bathroom manufacturer, Dornbracht, will create an immersive installation &ndash; the Dornbracht Water Experience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/do/doq28ospidh1e74p.jpg"></p><p>Specialising in visuall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967250/are-you-ready-for-are-5-0 Are You Ready for ARE 5.0? Sponsor 2016-09-12T11:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-15T23:50:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uj/ujos82y0w2uc3u22.jpg" width="514" height="240" 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>As the release date for ARE 5.0 draws near, knowing what to expect on the new test is becoming more pertinent for ARE candidates. Exciting breakthroughs in graphic testing methods and a desire to move away from the outdated CAD software system were just a couple of considerations fueling the latest ARE update. NCARB&rsquo;s aim of making ARE content better reflect the day-to-day activities of professional architects also played a large role.</p><p>NCARB&rsquo;s goal with any update is to use the most effective methodology to properly test a candidate&rsquo;s ability to protect public safety and welfare - not to mention making the test as logical and cost-effective as possible. With the update, candidates will only have to take six divisions in contrast to the seven divisions of ARE 4.0. In fact, you may qualify to take advantage of a unique and lucrative <a href="http://ppi2pass.com/are-5-0-loophole-you-should-know" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loophole Combo Strategy</a> to the transition between tests. Check <a href="http://ppi2pass.com/are-5-0-loophole-you-should-know" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see if you&rsquo;re eligible.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s2/s2l0881iy5g0wwuk.jpg"></p><p><strong>What&rsquo;s New?</strong></p><p>With the relea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965815/financial-management-for-the-small-architectural-firm-101 Financial Management for the Small Architectural Firm 101 Sponsor 2016-09-12T08:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T23:12:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y8/y8ubi4yviafdnfj1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectEditorialSep16" 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=ArchinectEditorialSep16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE ArchiOffice</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Providing great architectural services and running a financially successful firm are not mutually exclusive. It&rsquo;s quite the contrary. If you are as good an architect as you think, you&rsquo;ll be successful and it won&rsquo;t be because of your design skills. However, what separates the great&ndash;struggling designers from the great-successful designers isn&rsquo;t just luck.</p><p>It&rsquo;s not your fault that after all the years of education and training you endured to become an architect, you don&rsquo;t know the first thing about how to run a business. Sure, you can design &ndash; like nobody&rsquo;s business &ndash; but do you truly understand the difference between income and revenue? How about a credit and debit? Do you know what an overhead factor is and why it&rsquo;s so critical? Do you know what your minimum billing rate is? Did you ever sit down and map out your firm&rsquo;s operating budget?</p><p>Chances are the answer to all these questions is no. So let&rsquo;s get to work and get you on the right trac...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967236/moontopia-design-a-self-sufficient-lunar-colony-in-this-out-of-this-world-challenge MOONTOPIA: Design a self-sufficient lunar colony in this out of this world challenge Sponsor 2016-09-08T12:49:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:45:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tx/txau1lsicrkzjq08.jpg" width="650" height="542" 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 success of the Apollo 11 mission bringing the first man to walk on the Moon. Today, nearly half a century later, new technological advances and a renewed interest in&nbsp;space are igniting a new race.&nbsp;</p><p>This time, however, we are tired of just walking. We want to inhabit!&nbsp;</p><p>But how?</p><p><em>Eleven</em> has launched its first international ideas and design competition on Space Architecture! 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Now in its fourth year, <em>Fairy Tales</em> is the largest annual architectural competition in the world.</p><p>Blank Space is proud to partner with the <strong>National Building Museum</strong> and the <strong>American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)</strong> along with <strong>Archinect</strong>, <strong>Bustler</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Archdaily</strong>, and <strong>DesignMilk</strong>. The competition will be capped with a special celebration at the National Building Museum in February 2017 for all winners, participants, jurors and VIPs.</p><p><em>Fairy Tales</em> is open to all, and invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with 5 images, in the most spectacular way possible.</p><p>&ldquo;Every week or two we are approached...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962803/fundermax-introduces-an-exclusive-new-surface-sky FunderMax introduces an exclusive new surface... 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