Archinect - Blogs 2017-03-25T16:07:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/149998051/digital-construction-architecture-in-fictional-media Digital Construction: Architecture In Fictional Media sonairun 2017-03-21T11:43:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T11:43:58-04:00 <p>The purpose is to examine the architecture within fictional digital environments, (i.e. Video Games, Movies, Graphic Novels, Comics, etc.) in order to provide a different perspective on the built environment, as well as providing insights into how power structures, societal issues, and/or other issues of the built environment are portrayed within these media.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149997765/thirty-five-5 Thirty-five & 5 TAB1006 2017-03-21T11:43:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T13:17:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f9/f9takywphkhh3sep.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This is an account of my journey towards licensure, the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. At 35, many people, including myself at times, doubt that completion of the journey I started nearly a decade ago can be obtained. But here I am, with 2 years of school and all of my internship ahead of me, finally working in a firm after escaping the world of retail. May these thoughts serve as inspiration for those in doubt, encourage supportive wisdom, and of course, an outlet for frustration!</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149996496/architectural-management Architectural Management Kari 2017-03-14T17:01:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T17:01:32-04:00 <p>Over 91% of architecture firms in the United States have less than 19 employees, which means they may be too small to have a formal management training for their employees. Combine that with the fact that most architects join the profession due to their creative nature, this results in an upward battle when it comes to effective management. This blog aims to gather the most effective best practices and distribute them to help others.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149992961/the-vacuum The Vacuum RUBEN CABANILLAS RAMOS 2017-02-20T21:48:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T17:42:10-05:00 <p>Go through your favorites architectural daily sources, pass the vacuum, open the Vacuum Bag and voila! we will have enough provocative material to start political, cultural, philosophical and sustainable discussion regarding postmodernism trends in architecture terminology. A several blog entries that will try to filter some current overrated architectural terminologies such as Public Space,or the most common: Green Strategies. </p> http://archinect.com/blog/149992060/urban-planning-and-architectural-design-for-sustainable-development Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development heshamierek 2017-02-15T06:35:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T17:41:43-05:00 <p>Urban Planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and use of land, protection and use of the environment, public welfare, and the design of the urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149990411/creations-and-analysis-out-of-boredom Creations and Analysis Out of Boredom Chris_Teeter 2017-02-05T23:29:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T01:13:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hp/hp447ya1mqayzp4t.jpg" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Boredom as&nbsp;a&nbsp;result of too much to do.&nbsp; Too much professional practice&nbsp;architecture.&nbsp; Too much reality.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149987784/radio-architect Radio Architect Farzam Kharvari 2017-01-21T11:58:00-05:00 >2017-02-26T06:00:05-05:00 <p>As the world is developing its way of communication, we, the architects need to be more curious on stuff around us! Rise of different philosophies around the globe, rapid growth in our awareness, transformation of communication types and many more items around are leading the ARCHITECTURE to an absolute new brand of its roots! It is time to ask: are we, the TRANSFORMERS or are we the results of TRANSFORMATIONS of GENIUS LOCUS (the protective spirit of a place)?</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149986462/urban-architecture-lab-blog Urban Architecture Lab Blog lucyq 2017-01-16T14:38:00-05:00 >2017-01-16T14:38:02-05:00 <p>The vision for Urban Architecture Lab is to inspire and educate our community of architects, developers, engineers (and more!) on seeking success in business, leadership, and life. We hope to achieve this by providing content that is relevant to current best practices as well as food for thought with the future in mind.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149982499/james-v-coane-associates James V. Coane + Associates James V. Coane + Associates 2016-12-13T08:02:00-05:00 >2016-12-14T16:44:56-05:00 <p>James Coane holds the title of Principal Architect of James V. Coane and Associates, an architecture firm located in Pasadena, California.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149980558/tokyo-story Tokyo Story will galloway 2016-12-05T18:31:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T00:56:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kq/kqafqhksk8r0j6ea.jpg" width="600" height="800" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The perspective of a western architect living in the largest megacity in the world</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149980780/question-of-the-month-theory-of-architecture Question of the Month +++ Theory of Architecture flop8 2016-11-30T06:12:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T18:32:13-05:00 <p>Theory of Architecture - ranging from trivial to yearning, since 2004, new every month, non academic, at the borders of science, more bewildered and curious. May be you have an answer and you need the question? I am looking forward to an exchange. Please enter the discourse! &bdquo;Every revolution starts with stupid questions.&ldquo; Joseph Beuys</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149980694/elemental-urbanism Elemental Urbanism James Pereira 2016-11-29T16:04:00-05:00 >2017-03-23T07:00:06-04:00 <p>I often wonder if all cities should be shaped like Rome; a city that is enourmous yet walkable with all paths leading to monumental icons. Many major cities now look as merely a cemetery of parts; buildings, gridded streets, and parks creating a cityscape of cluster. Even an individual apartment building can be looked at similarly to a microscopic level. This is due to evolution, program, and constraints which alltogether create elements that limit possibility. </p> http://archinect.com/blog/149979514/aias-unm-chapter AIAS UNM Chapter AIAS 2016-11-20T21:17:00-05:00 >2017-03-16T07:00:04-04:00 <p>Want to know if UNM SA+P is the right school for you? Stay tuned as the 2016-2017 UNM AIAS board delves into what life is like within and beyond the walls of the University of New Mexico's School of Architecture and Planning. From the greater Southwest to our own studio culture and family, this blog series will highlight just some of what makes the UNM SA+P experience so unique. </p> http://archinect.com/blog/149976270/a-walk-thru-are-5-0 A WALK THRU ARE 5.0 Builder2025 2016-11-01T21:04:00-04:00 >2016-11-03T02:15:31-04:00 <p>As of Tuesday, November 1, 2015 - 5:15 pm I began studying for the ARE 5.0. I will look to complete all six exams by next year. While doing so I will let report on the highs, lows and in between on my journey to becoming an architect.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149974260/restarting-a-career-path-in-architecture Restarting a Career Path in Architecture Michael Lipski 2016-10-19T20:57:00-04:00 >2016-12-29T13:45:59-05:00 <p>My passion is, was and always will be design of the built environment. Somewhere after graduating with an architecture degree from university, I ended up in the world of online advertising. A recent move to Calgary and the opportunity to remake my career path has me asking if it's even possible to restart a design career in architecture. I hope to share my experiences as I start this process.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149973236/thorugh-the-eyes-of-an-architect Thorugh the eyes of an architect Rodrigo Senties 2016-10-11T23:01:00-04:00 >2016-10-20T12:35:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fv/fvwx7aysjnde6208.jpg" width="650" height="542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architects see things differently. We find beauty in concrete walls&hellip; in infrastructure&hellip; in abandoned spaces&hellip; in urban chaos. We appreciate things that no one else notices, and we see details that are invisible to everyone else. We are annoying travel companions as we spend long hours meandering new places, take hundreds of photographs of peculiar things that catch our attention, and we take very long detours to visit those special buildings that mean so much to us. </p> http://archinect.com/blog/149968821/steps2go4ward Steps2go4ward jacquelynyun 2016-09-15T19:12:00-04:00 >2016-09-16T18:38:05-04:00 <p>Both times that I started studying architecture in a new environment, at the College of DuPage and the University of Southern California respectively, I felt ready but was unprepared for the full implications of adjusting to a new environment, including different software preferences and design methodology. The hope for this endeavor is to help students and applicants who are starting from a disadvantage to better prepare for architecture school.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149968809/the-shaper The Shaper Roberto Lopez 2016-09-15T17:44:00-04:00 >2016-09-21T17:53:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q0yvvjxrq98bg9fs.jpg" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Shaper talks about Architectural Concrete, Technics, Architects, Brutalism, Impossible Shapes, Fairfaced Concrete Buildings and all the Beautiful of these Naked Surfaces... My experience in this field working in some projects from top architects such as Calatrava, Hadid, Kuma... (among others), through the company PERI, lights an enthusiasm to deepen this world. I want to share, learn, and enjoy The Shaper with you!</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149968532/disrupt-ve DISRUPT/VE Austin Samson 2016-09-14T13:12:00-04:00 >2017-03-07T06:00:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pv/pvfyu1ge0ylnw5di.jpg" width="650" height="796" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Using an Ad-Hoc approach to digital computation, new coherency between architectural elements can be discovered. History has shown that certain techniques or processes are capable of solving problems that they were not originally intended to solve. Nicholas De Monchaux has outlined many of these scenarios in his novel "Space Suit". By researching processes of making that are external to typical architecture, designers can generate relationships between existing an new formal qualities.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149968400/off-narratives off-NARRATIVES: 3Ecologies 2016-09-13T18:44:00-04:00 >2016-09-16T19:29:19-04:00 <p>off-NARRATIVES: is a space for the exploration of detours in architecture and design discourse. The blog's inception is in alignment with the "off-modern" perspective; drawing from the works and teachings of the Svetlana Boym among other writers and thinkers in the 20th and 21st centuries. off-NARRATIVES: seeks to contribute to contemporary architectural discourse through observations, essays, book reviews, serial narratives, and other works of original research and the theory.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149963461/urban-ecosystems-and-landscape-conservation-in-the-21st-century Urban Ecosystems And Landscape Conservation In The 21st Century marzarts 2016-08-15T23:53:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T20:51:03-04:00 <p>It is sometimes said that the industrial revolution spurred the largest human migration in history. This migration is first spread through Asia, Europe and Latin America and is still in the process of transforming the rest of the world, including Africa because of poverty had been with a slow development, where causes environmental imbalances at the biosphere of our planet.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149963049/tracing-the-logic-of-city-building-activity-through-its-built-form Tracing the logic of City building Activity, through its built form narendra 2016-08-13T05:09:00-04:00 >2016-08-15T12:21:20-04:00 <p>All the cities are different from each other. This variation is observed in the urban form and the urban pattern. These urban patterns are human response to land. Each city has a certain geography, climate, natural resources and natural deficit. Humans respond to these conditions and built the city that makes each city different from the other. Some are built in desert, some along sea, river, some on hills, and some on plateaus. </p> http://archinect.com/blog/149957514/the-socratic-method The Socratic Method Sean Joyner 2016-07-12T18:41:00-04:00 >2017-02-11T13:03:37-05:00 <p>This blog explores ideas about design and how it relates to our lives through research and critical thinking. As the title suggests this will be a platform to present thought provoking ideas intended for further discussion. </p> http://archinect.com/blog/149950526/keimyung-university Keimyung University Henry Tsang 2016-06-09T10:15:00-04:00 >2016-06-13T14:16:34-04:00 <p>This blog will track and highlight the activities at Keimyung University's College of Architecture of both departments of Architecture and Architectural Engineering. Keimyung University is based in the city of Daegu in South Korea.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149950496/revit-better-or-worse-for-your-company Revit... Better Or Worse for your company? Kevin Bruno 2016-06-09T08:03:00-04:00 >2016-06-13T14:16:16-04:00 <p>Hello. In this blog we will be discussing the overall effects of Revit in the workplace and whether the process has been a positive or negative connotation / effect on the firm. Feel free to throw out any new and exciting advise as we move further and further into this global change. </p> http://archinect.com/blog/149948168/konstruktivism Konstruktivism Jean Bai 2016-05-29T18:15:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T18:16:55-04:00 <p>Part photo blog and part travel blog, Konstruktivism is a visual guide to art, architecture, culture and our environment. Pieces will mostly feature locations in the rapidly urbanizing San Francisco Bay Area as well as locations around the world. About every other week, a new locality will be featured.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149946415/the-architecture-critic The Architecture Critic Eric Wynkoop 2016-05-20T13:08:00-04:00 >2017-03-08T06:00:03-05:00 <p>As a recent master of architecture graduate, and a designer with 11 years of professional experience, I have many ideas about what great design is. I like starting conversations about what I see and others can agree or contribute their opinions.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149944035/the-architectural-imagination-exhibition-fellows The Architectural Imagination Exhibition Fellows lacroixa 2016-05-06T14:12:00-04:00 >2017-03-13T07:00:04-04:00 <p>Six Taubman College M.Arch students were selected to assist the curators of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale in installing The Architectural Imagination. The students will travel to Venice for one month as Exhibition Fellows. They will serve as docents for the opening days of the exhibition. This blog is about their experience working on the 2016 U.S. Pavilion and in Venice. Students: Kristen Gandy Ramon Hernandez Christopher Locke Rubin Quarcoopome Salam Rida Diana Tsai</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149942295/aa-visiting-school-los-angeles AA Visiting School Los Angeles Eulalia Moran 2016-04-26T11:17:00-04:00 >2017-03-01T06:00:08-05:00 <p>The AA VS L.A. is an enterprising workshop that aims to create a stimulating experience targeting the entertainment and music world through interactive installations. L.A. Experiential will ask the students to imagine, design and create a kinetic structure for a festival of their choosing. It will integrate technology, engineering, design and architecture, replicating the iterative pace environment at which architecture and entertainment work together to create unique experiences.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/149938330/hello-architecture Hello Architecture! Christopher Perrodin 2016-04-04T21:50:00-04:00 >2016-04-05T14:43:40-04:00 <p>Searching for joy, toughness, wild speculation, and architectural judo. Hello Architecture! </p>