Bid for “Art + Design Experiences” with famous architects in Van Alen Institute's 2017 benefit auction
Dig into Lina Bo Bardi's own archives at her Casa de Vidro in Sao Paulo, get a VIP preview of Yale’s new residential college with Robert A.M. Stern, dine with Neil Denari in the Alan-Voo House in LA, or enjoy cherry blossom season at its peak in Go Hasegawa's office rooftop in Tokyo... View full entry
Up your LEGO-building game with the Nimuno Loops “LEGO-compatible tape”
Nimuno Loops might be the missing piece to your LEGO-building needs. Created by industrial designers Anine Kirsten and Max Basler from Cape Town, Nimuno Loops are rolls of LEGO-compatible adhesive tape that turns almost any surface at any angle into a LEGO-building project site. The reusable... View full entry
Winner of PPI's ARE 5.0 Review Manual Book giveaway
In Archinect's most recent giveaway, our readers had the chance to win an architecture dream bundle that includes PPI’s ARE 5.0 Review Manual Book written by David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425, and Steven E. O Hara, PE ($250 value); a LEGO set from the Architecture... View full entry
Only $90 for Frank Gehry's wisdom?
Don't tell grad students carting around six-figure debt, but those who wish to learn from one of the masters of architecture can now do so for $90. MasterClass, a San Francisco-based educational video company, is now taking pre-orders for an online class taught by none other than Frank Gehry... View full entry
Designing Together in the Cloud: How architects and engineers use cloud collaboration to increase productivity
This post is brought to you by BIM 360 Team Your latest building design project is moving forward quickly. But you discovered a small hitch yesterday: the MEP engineers referred to an old version of the structural model while modifying the duct work. Luckily, the team spotted and resolved the... View full entry
Ceiling tile that wirelessly charges devices unveiled at CES 2017
The days of having to purchase astonishingly expensive replacement charging plugs accidentally left behind on trips, or for that matter of lugging around charging plugs in general, may be over. At this year's CES in Las Vegas, licensing company Ossia is unveiling a drop ceiling tile that purports... View full entry
AIA study reveals architects want material manufacturers to step up their digital game
As any architect who has spent precious time trying to identify a chrome versus silver nickel plated kitchen faucet for a client can attest, outdated websites and their corresponding vague specifications from building products and materials manufacturers makes life unnecessarily tedious. This... View full entry
Top Features: Our Favorite Feature Articles of 2016
These are the articles that made big waves in 2016 – not just in traffic, but in defining the discussions architects were having. From professional practice issues to academia to interviews and showcases, we present to you our favorite original editorial of the year:One student's solution to the... View full entry
Airbnb reveals its top 17 trending city neighborhoods for travel
The hottest Airbnb deals are—surprise!—a little bit out of the way.
The home-and-room rental platform has revealed the top 17 neighborhoods whose bookings grew the most this year, based on 140 million arrivals at 3 million homes. Peppered throughout are terms like “off the usual tourist path” or “a tranquil outpost” and “though detached from city proper.” [...]
While smaller than many of Airbnb’s major markets, these neighborhoods could be in for even more growth in 2017.
In a data analysis report unveiled yesterday, Airbnb summarizes what travelers are allegedly looking for this year:"In cities like Miami and Seoul, travelers to this year’s trending neighborhoods can connect with Experience hosts for local access you won’t find in typical tourist guides: In... View full entry
Winners of the “Dingbat 2.0" book giveaway
In Archinect's latest giveaway, our readers had the chance to win “Dingbat 2.0: The Iconic Los Angeles Apartment as Projection of a Metropolis”. Co-edited by Radical Craft founder Joshua Stein and architect and educator Thurman Grant, the book is the first full-length critical study of... View full entry
Take a stroll inside Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, courtesy of Google
After nearly ten years of being put through the ringer of recession and recovery, Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie is finally complete, and slated for its grand opening in January 2017.But before the public gets to bask in Yashuhisa Toyota's acoustic design, anyone can peek inside the... View full entry
Is Your Architectural Firm a Practice or Business?
This post is brought to you by BQE ArchiOffice. In my experience, most firm owners don’t appreciate the significance of being at the helm of a business. At the risk of sounding cliché, they run a “practice” and they operate it as if they’re just… well… practicing. This problem is... View full entry
Win “Dingbat 2.0”, a critical study of L.A.'s most ubiquitous vernacular typology
Dingbat 2.0: The Iconic Los Angeles Apartment as Projection of a Metropolis is the first full-length critical study of the dingbat apartment, the stucco-clad boxy “building code creature” that is the Southland's most ubiquitous and mundane vernacular typology. Co-edited by Radical Craft... View full entry
Quickly Recover from Missing Billable Hours and Miscalculated Project Costs
This post is brought to you by BQE ArchiOffice. Learn how this Brisbane-based architectural firm is enjoying faster cash flow now.AboutBased 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... View full entry
Winners of the 2016 Beaux Arts Ball ticket giveaway
The 2016 Beaux Arts Ball is happening this Friday at the new A/D/O space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn! Thanks to the Architectural League of New York, two Archinect readers will each win a pair of tickets to the Tabula Rasa-themed ball.The giveaway winners are Wendy Fok and Aditya Ghosh.Congrats!... View full entry