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Drawing Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Apple Pencil

17 August, 2018 - 11:30
Courtesy of Morpholio Trace Courtesy of Morpholio Trace

Want to get the most of your Apple Pencil in Trace? Today, Rome Prize winner Javier Galindo, is going to show you a few features that will make your Trace drawings sing.

“Forget anything you thought you knew about previous styluses. Draw with the Apple Pencil as you would with any pencil and the rest will come naturally.” -Javier Galindo

1. Pressure

Want a line to be bolder or darker? Simply press down and watch the lightness of the line change. Make your line look heavy or faint. Perfect for expressing depth in your drawing.

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Bompas & Parr creates "world's first non-melting ice lolly"

17 August, 2018 - 11:00

Bompas & Parr creates "world's first non-melting" ice lolly

Food design studio Bompas & Parr has invented the "world's first non-melting" ice lolly, inspired by a frozen composite material pioneered during World War Two. Read more

Residence Maribou / Alain Carle Architecte

17 August, 2018 - 11:00
© Raphael Thibodeau © Raphael Thibodeau

Betillon & Freyermuth

17 August, 2018 - 10:00
Betillon & Freyermuth
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · Un Gymnase parfum vanille . Villefranche de Lauragais BETILLON & FREYERMUTH ARCHITECTES In a text written in 2001 entitled The Default Aesthetic,Vanilla flavored beauty, the artist Etienne Cliquet, defines the bases of a new aesthetic appeared on the Internet of the relation between man and machine. It shows itself in … Continue reading Betillon & Freyermuth

KILD Wins Competition for Kaunas Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge in Lithuania

17 August, 2018 - 10:00
Courtesy of Davit Tsanava Courtesy of Davit Tsanava

KILD has been announced as the first place winner for a design competition in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest city. The competition sought for innovative and eco-friendly proposals for a pedestrian and cycle bridge that would connect the downtown area to Science Island.

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Emilio Tuñón

17 August, 2018 - 08:00
Emilio Tuñón
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · nueva sede de la Escuela de Arquitectura y Edificación . Cartagena Tuñón Arquitectos . + UPCT La Mesa de Contratación de la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT) ha propuesto el trabajo de Emilio Tuñón como ganadora del concurso para la nueva sede de la Escuela de Arquitectura y Edificación en … Continue reading Emilio Tuñón

Hospitals and Health Centers: 50 Floor Plan Examples

17 August, 2018 - 08:00
Cortesía de Fabian Dejtiar Cortesía de Fabian Dejtiar

A floor plan is an interesting way to represent and approach the functional program of hospitals and health centers, where the complexity of the system implies the need for specific studies of the distribution and spatial organization for proper health care.

From our published projects, we have found numerous solutions and possibilities for health centers and hospitals depending on the site's specific needs.

Below, we have selected 50 on-site floor plan examples that can help you better understand how architects design hospitals and health care centers.

Maggie's Cancer Centre Manchester / Foster + Partners

Cortesía de Foster + Partners Cortesía de Foster + Partners


Hospital Complex Broussais / a+ samueldelmas

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Named Chair of the Pritzker Jury

17 August, 2018 - 08:00
Justice Breyer. Image Courtesy of Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States Justice Breyer. Image Courtesy of Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer has been named chair of the Pritzker Architecture Prize jury by the Hyatt Foundation. As a member of the award jury since 2011, Breyer takes over from the current chair Glenn Murcutt, Hon. FAIA. Tom Pritzker, chairman and president of the prize's sponsor, noted how Breyer's devotion to "civic-minded architecture underscores the mission of the Prize and his unparalleled ability to guide a group deliberation is essential in creating a unified voice." The international prize is regarded as architecture’s highest honor, and this year marks the 41st year of the award.

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How to build your own kitchen

17 August, 2018 - 08:00

Whether you live in a mansion or a tiny house you’ll want to finish your house in a style that suits you and is practical. Considering the kitchen is one of the most important rooms of your house it is only natural that you spend a little extra effort and funds on getting it right.

What you may not have considered is the possibility of building it yourself; it is possible.

Step 1 – Design

You can’t simply jump in head first. You need to consider the space you have available and how many cupboards are really necessary. Don’t scrimp on cupboards because you have limited space or a limited budget; you’ll only regret it later

You need to consider how easy it is to get from the stove to the refrigerator and the sink. It’s also important to work how much counter top space you really need.

You may find it useful to use an online tool to map the kitchen and create a virtual image of the result.

Building It

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The Loquat Tree House / Machado Igreja Arquitectos

17 August, 2018 - 07:00
© João Morgado © João Morgado
  • Collaborator: Luís Marquez
© João Morgado © João Morgado

Text description provided by the architects. The apartment was visibly disfigured and degraded. The parlors looked over the road; the kitchen and the bedroom stood above an enclosed balcony, which led to an abandoned courtyard where the loquat endured. The project contemplates the conversion of the parlors into bedrooms making way for the living room. 

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17 August, 2018 - 06:00
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · LA CASA DESORDENADA . Granada SERRANO + BAQUERO . photos: © Fernando Alda El proyecto plantea una casa superpuesta a un orden anterior encontrado. Las molduras y la estructura conservan la configuración de la vivienda original, mientras un nuevo muro continuo de cajas translucidas organiza una nueva vida. Orden desordenado … Continue reading SERRANO + BAQUERO

5 Essential Tools for Renovating a Home

17 August, 2018 - 05:38

If you’re thinking of renovating your home, you’re going to need a well-equipped toolbox. Hiring professionals can prove to be pretty expensive, so doing various renovations yourself could save you a small fortune.

Once you’ve bought the tools you’ll need, they’re going to last you for many years. The question is, which tools are the most useful to invest in? Here, you’ll discover 5 essential tools you’ll need to carry out your own home renovations.

  1. Oscillating Multi Tool

An Oscillating multi tool comes in useful for a wide range of renovation tasks. They come with great interchangeable accessories to help you carry out numerous jobs such as cutting wood which is otherwise unreachable with standard saws.

So, what else can you do with these oscillating multi tools? Well, you can trim door casings, sand wood, cut pipes, remove old paint and remove old grout. Basically, whatever renovations you’re looking to do, an oscillating multitool can help.

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Opificio Golinelli / diverserighestudio

17 August, 2018 - 05:00
© Giovanni Bortolani © Giovanni Bortolani
  • Architects: diverserighestudio
  • Location: Via Paolo Nanni Costa, 14, 40133 Bologna BO, Italy
  • Lead Architects: Simone Gheduzzi, Nicola Rimondi, Gabriele Sorichetti
  • Area: 4500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Giovanni Bortolani


17 August, 2018 - 04:00
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · Unicorn Island . Chengdu OMA OMA’s design for Unicorn Island in Chengdu, China, has been selected as a winning entry in an international design competition. The ambitious design competition, initiated by the Chengdu Government, has the potential to become a symbol of China’s changing economy. Unicorn Island is an innovative … Continue reading OMA

Stelida Terra / gfra architecture

17 August, 2018 - 04:00
© Panagiotis Voumvakis © Panagiotis Voumvakis

Gahinga Batwa Village / Studio FH Architects

17 August, 2018 - 03:00
© Will Boase Photography | Craig Howes © Will Boase Photography | Craig Howes

Boys Hostel Block / Zero Energy Design Lab

17 August, 2018 - 02:00
© Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome
  • Architects: Zero Energy Design Lab
  • Location: Gurugram, Haryana, India
  • Lead Architects: Sachin Rastogi, Payal Seth Rastogi
  • Design Team: Rohan Mishra, Naveen Pahal, Arya Kaushik, Tanya Makker
  • Area: 60000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Andre J. Fanthome
  • Contractor: LS Associates, New Delhi
  • Structure: Design Solution, New Delhi
  • Client: St. Andrews Group
© Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome

Text description provided by the architects. The boys’ hostel was proposed as a linear built mass in the existing master plan of the campus, which posed challenges to create socially active and environmentally sustainable spaces.

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