Archinect - News 2014-12-22T13:43:19-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/68349505/editor-s-picks-304 Editor's Picks #304 Nam Henderson 2013-02-26T13:39:00-05:00 >2013-02-26T16:31:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/mukv418f4irv3cuu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the ShowCase feature, Archinect published the first fire station designed by Pritzker Prize winner <a href="http://alvarosizavieira.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;lvaro Siza Veira</a>. The project, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/67851052/showcase-santo-tirso-fire-station-by-lvaro-siza-vieira" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santo Tirso Fire Station</a> is located in Quinta de Ge&atilde;o, Portugal "<em>comprises a total gross area of 1173 m2 and lodges the support functions to the fire brigade...it is organized in 3 floors</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y6/y6lredc7oqjd26uy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/45438032/chris-moody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Moody</a>'s initial reaction was that "<em>At first glance, it would be hard to picture this building as a fire station. But then again, that's probably the point. Nicely done! Alvaro.</em>" <strong>toasteroven</strong> added "<em>that brick is yummy, the exterior is really nice - but -&nbsp; the interiors seem a little cold and off-putting.&nbsp; all shades of grey and white - like a bunker in Antarctica in the dead of winter</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68021876/strong-surge-for-architecture-billings-index" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">According to released figures the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) showed its strongest growth since November 2007. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January ABI score was 54.2, up sharply from a mark of 51.2* in Dec...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/18149596/the-sketches-behind-the-world-s-most-magnificent-buildings The Sketches Behind the World's Most Magnificent Buildings Archinect 2011-08-25T19:36:53-04:00 >2011-08-26T12:59:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ir/irvh1g8rrndetpwe.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The inspiring recent release Architects' Sketchbooks celebrates the earliest traces of a building's coming into being, the ideas that pave the way for the precision of engineers' calculations or CAD renderings. Through the book's beautiful reproductions of original blots, jots, and scribbles, we can see that even the most awe-inspiring edifices begin as a line&mdash;as reassuring an insight into the creative process as any.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/8615044/sketchbooks-of-roto Sketchbooks of RoTo Orhan Ayyüce 2011-06-03T09:55:00-04:00 >2012-10-12T19:22:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egyaldgaiyvmp1e0.jpg" width="480" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>My ideal workspace is wherever I am when a thought or an image comes to mind and I can sit with my sketchbook. I have always carried a notebook with me, for at least thirty years. This hand to paper, mediated by my fountain pen or RoTo pencils, switches on my mind and focuses my attention. As I draw or write, all of my senses become more acute&mdash;apprehending everything around me more clearly and precisely. A paradox, but true.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/6931895/q-a-architects-sketchbooks Q&A: Architects’ Sketchbooks Paul Petrunia 2011-05-19T19:31:28-04:00 >2011-05-20T12:48:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/5655e0fb00e64ab02c777c0a7c2077f1.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To combat the relentless move toward electronic technologies, many schools are integrating such analog technologies as pencils, pens, water colors, pastels, in addition to teaching the manipulation of the latest computer software.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Metropolis Magazine's Susan S. Szenasy interviews Will Jones about his book "Architects' Sketchbooks".</p>