Need another last-minute holiday idea? Build your own Gingerbread Village with these architectural drawings
If last-minute is your signature style for the holiday season, here's a crafty idea from a fellow designer that you can use to impress your guests or as a fun family-friendly activity. Robert Christo is a Brooklyn-based architect who enjoys building gingerbread houses with his family during this... View full entry
Archinect's 2015 holiday guide to architecture books
No matter how prepared I think I am, December is always a frenzy. Between wrapping up end-of-the-year projects and remembering to buy wrapping paper, the days disappear faster than my coworker’s toffee. If you’re anything like me, the holidays are heralded by a panicky visit to the mall and a... View full entry
Hello Wood to give 5,000 pieces of Christmas Charity Tree firewood to Budapest community
Getting caught up in holiday madness has become so normal that it's easy to forget that the holidays can act as a reminder that caring for each other -- no matter how simple the act -- can go a long way. Architecture firm Hello Wood, who built the 11-meter Christmas tree made out of 365 sleighs... View full entry
Hello Wood uses 365 sleighs to build an 11-meter Christmas tree in Budapest
The holiday season is in full swing — or sleigh, in this case. Hello Wood, an architecture and design studio, built an 11-meter tall Christmas tree in one week using 365 sleighs in front of the Palace of Arts in Budapest. (Watch the video below.) After Christmas, the temporary structure... View full entry
Nothing says "Christmas" like a bunch of dead animals suspended over an orchestra
Archinect member Ricardo Soares has shared with us a video he captured on his smart phone last night in NYC's Guggenheim museum. Maurizio Cattelan's installation All, which I'm quite fond of, personally, is seen suspended from the oculus of the rotunda above the orchestra. View full entry
Archinect's Last Minute Gift Guide - 2012 Archinect Calendar and T-Shirts!
Need a last minute Christmas gift idea? For an architect even? – Worry not, we got you covered with cool gifts from the Archinect Shop that even Santa will envy you for! In Focus is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects... View full entry
how to buy a present for an architect
A certain flintiness, an inability to keep from commenting on the settings of movies, sensitivity to bright lights and impatience with the ordinary are common side-effects of architecture education and practice. These quirks can mean real headaches for those who, already under the pressure of finding good and appropriate gifts for normal people, are met with the challenge of finding a good gift for an architect...
Happy Holidays from the World Trade Center
Just as last December, the fine folks at Five Star Electric, 1 World Trade Center’s electrical contractor, volunteered their time to affix different colored sconces to the work lights in the tower, creating the seasonal effect.
— New York Observer