Archinect - News 2016-09-29T16:29:18-04:00 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/514x/07/072glukt1h89roqj.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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 >2016-09-28T14:44:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ek/ek3fkdnyzq4sj855.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://bau-muenchen.com/index-2.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/j6/j61xesw3wsntsonz.png"><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><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://bau-muenchen.com/index-2.html" 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/514x/ch/ch9cgjayi2tm1mxo.jpg" width="514" height="374" 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/514x/gm/gm0n2wr58pdszz7r.jpg" width="514" height="770" 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/514x/gx/gxd5d9x5kfi97cz4.jpg" width="514" height="335" 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/514x/yl/ylf46rvpsb59cbue.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>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/514x/37/37b41gwpcaefs3ei.jpg" width="514" height="281" 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/514x/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/514x/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/514x/tx/txau1lsicrkzjq08.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 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! The&nbsp;challenge ends on the 11th&nbsp;November 2016 and will be judged by a&nbsp;prestigious group of space architects, researchers, academics and representatives from NASA&rsquo;s lunar inhabitation program.</p><p><em>Eleven</em> invites thinkers, architects, designers, artists, academics and visionaries from around the world to imagine innovative solutions for&nbsp;Moontopia&nbsp;- the first ever self-sufficient lunar colony designed for living, working, researching and - why not - a little space tourism, too.</p><p><em>How will mankind exist on the Moon?&nbsp;You decide.</em></p><p>Find out more:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eleven-magazine.com/competitions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">htt...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967065/fairy-tales-2017-blank-space-launches-fourth-annual-architecture-storytelling-competition Fairy Tales 2017: Blank Space launches fourth annual architecture storytelling competition Sponsor 2016-09-07T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:22:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/60ok1jehb0727081.jpg" width="514" height="401" 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>After the record breaking success of last year&rsquo;s competition which drew over 1,500 participants from 67 countries, Blank Space is excited to announce that the 2017 edition is <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>open for registration</strong></a>. 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... SKY Sponsor 2016-09-06T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-08T09:18:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yk/ykwfauhtho8vzg9r.jpg" width="514" height="379" 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>SKY has been carefully developed to complement our Max Exterior portfolio, specifically for exterior decors and in instances where you want to create distinctive and convincing stone/concrete like finish.</p><p>This unique surface allows you to achieve the very best in terms of visual depth and texture. Carefully developed, SKY delivers an entirely new optical quality, emulating the nuances of rough stone surfaces. Its deep matt finish is enhanced with shiny facets, which sparkle as they catch the light - creating the perfect impression.</p><p>SKY is an aesthetically striking new addition which opens up so many possibilities. Full of character and depth, the name itself conveys the vitality of this product.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9z/9z74r78tx8ql2xrj.jpg"></p><p>We recommend installing SKY in the following ways:</p><ul><li>as a&nbsp; large-panel open-joint Rainscreen</li><li>using our economical <a href="http://www.fundermax.at/en/exterior/products/detail/modulo.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modulo</a> Rainscreen-System: factory-prefabricated 8mm panels, concealed fastening, closed joints,</li></ul><p>Both engineered Rainscreen systems are NFPA 285 ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966402/only-a-few-days-left-to-sign-up-for-aa-chania-visiting-school-progressions-4-14-october-2016 Only a few days left to sign up for AA Chania Visiting School Progressions, 4-14 October 2016 Sponsor 2016-09-05T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-02T17:38:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kf/kfknmz3be5jrrm6o.jpg" width="514" height="515" 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></p><p><em><a href="https://vimeo.com/181030542" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School :: Chania 2016 : Teaser I</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/aaathensistanbulvs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AI</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</em></p><p>Each year a series of software tutorial sessions takes place in order to allow participants develop their basic skills on controlling models par...</p> 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 >2016-09-03T11:11:43-04:00 <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 >2016-09-07T17:06:01-04:00 <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>