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9 Everyday Activities to Increase Your Spatial Intelligence. 9 Everyday Activities to Increase Your Spatial Intelligence Architects design and organize spaces; without space, there is no architecture.

9 Everyday Activities to Increase Your Spatial Intelligence

So it goes without saying, therefore, that spatial intelligence is of high importance to architects. Luckily for us, spatial intelligence is not something you’re inherently gifted at or just “born with,” it’s something that can be trained and improved through practice. More practice means more advancement, so why not make it enjoyable and easy—easy enough even to do in your everyday life? From drawing to speaking to engaging in play, here are 9 everyday activities to improve your spatial intelligence. 1. Some studies indicate that exposing children to a wide variety of spatial vocabulary increases their spatial intelligence.[1] Instead of using “here” or “there” in your everyday language, try being more specific in your spatial descriptions, such as “on the top shelf of the cupboard to the right,” or “the third to the left behind the box”.

Art or Architecture? 13 Projects That Blur The Boundary. Art or Architecture?

Art or Architecture? 13 Projects That Blur The Boundary

13 Projects That Blur The Boundary Whether architecture is a form of art or not has often been a controversial topic of conversation within the architecture world. If one goes by the general definition of the word "art," architecture could potentially fit within the umbrella term: "the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. " As anyone involved in the architectural discipline probably knows, there is an abundance of varying definitions of the word "architecture," so whether its primary purpose is to achieve beauty or to organize space is evidently up for discussion.

POUR UN SOUPÇON DE PHILOSOPHIE EN ARCHITECTURE. GIRARD (Christian).- Pour un soupçon de philosophie en architecture in Le philosophe chez l’architecte.

POUR UN SOUPÇON DE PHILOSOPHIE EN ARCHITECTURE

L’Italie lance un concours avec une centaine de châteaux gratuits à la clef. Dans le cadre d’un projet de développement touristique et en partenariat avec une agence immobilière, l’État italien lance un concours pour céder gratuitement 103 biens immobiliers historiques.

L’Italie lance un concours avec une centaine de châteaux gratuits à la clef

The Residential, Monumental, Gregarious and Bucolic Scales of Lucio Costa's Brasilia. The Residential, Monumental, Gregarious and Bucolic Scales of Lucio Costa's Brasilia "What characterizes and gives meaning to Brasilia is a game of three scales... the residential or everyday scale... the so-called monumental scale, in which man acquires a collective dimension; the urbanistic expression of a new concept of nobility...

The Residential, Monumental, Gregarious and Bucolic Scales of Lucio Costa's Brasilia

Finally the gregarious scale, in which dimensions and space are deliberately reduced and concentrated in order to create a climate conducive to grouping... We can also add another fourth scale, the bucolic scale of open areas intended for lakeside retreats or weekends in the countryside. " - Lucio Costa in an interview with Jornal do Brasil, November 8, 1961. Photographer Joana França shared with us an impressive series of aerial photographs of the national capital of Brazil, Brasilia. The photoset is divided into four sub-series each presenting a scale: residential, monumental, gregarious and bucolic. Volubilis Visitor Center / Kilo Architectures. Volubilis Visitor Center / Kilo Architectures Architects Location Architects Kilo Architectures Structural Engineers TESCO Client Ministère de la Culture Area 4200.0 sqm Project Year 2011 Photographs From the architect.

Volubilis Visitor Center / Kilo Architectures

Architecture-sculpture par le photographe Florian W. Mueller - ArchiBat RH MAG. Le célèbre photographe allemand Florian W.

Architecture-sculpture par le photographe Florian W. Mueller - ArchiBat RH MAG

Mueller originaire de Cologne a toujours considéré l’architecture comme une sorte de sculpture, comme un art à part entière dont l’influence évolue en fonction des époques. De l'unité d'habitation villageoise à l'unité d'habitation voisinage - TRACES - espazium.ch. Pour se donner les moyens de répondre aux besoins concrets d’un bilan démographique positif, la politique genevoise du logement ne cesse de se réinventer.

De l'unité d'habitation villageoise à l'unité d'habitation voisinage - TRACES - espazium.ch

De l'unité d'habitation villageoise à l'unité d'habitation voisinage - TRACES - espazium.ch. 8 Short Architectural Texts You Need To Know. 8 Short Architectural Texts You Need To Know Update: We've added links to help you find these books for purchase and, in 5 of 8 cases, tracked down a way you can read them online for free!

8 Short Architectural Texts You Need To Know

Quality over quantity, so the saying goes. With so many concepts floating around the architectural profession, it can be difficult to keep up with all the ideas which you're expected to know. But in architecture and elsewhere, the most memorable ideas are often the ones that can be condensed textually: “form follows function,” “less is more,” “less is a bore.” Kenneth Frampton On The Work of Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu. Kenneth Frampton On The Work of Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu Until April 30th, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark is exhibiting the work of Wang Shu.

Kenneth Frampton On The Work of Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu

The first in a new series of monographic exhibitions collectively titled "The Architect's Studio," this show of the work of the 2012 Pritzker Prize winner features an exhibition catalog that includes essays from Kenneth Frampton, Ole Bouman, Yiping Dong and Aric Chen. The following excerpt from the exhibition catalog, written by Kenneth Frampton, is republished here with the permission of the author and publisher. Apprendre l’architecture grâce au MOOC : vices et vertus - Archicree. Google, Recherche et Lebbeus woods. Get to Know the Work of 2017 Pritzker Prize Winners RCR Arquitectes Through These Videos. Get to Know the Work of 2017 Pritzker Prize Winners RCR Arquitectes Through These Videos The work of the Catalan firm RCR Arquitectes was, until its founders won the 2017 Pritzker Prize this month, little-known worldwide, with appreciation of their projects largely restricted to the few European locations in which they have built and a number of well-informed academic circles.

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta founded their office in the small town of Olot almost 30 years ago, and most of their work for the past three decades have been built in the surrounding regions of Catalonia. As the Pritzker jury has pointed out, one of their greatest qualities is their ability to show how architects can have "our roots firmly in place and our arms outstretched to the rest of the world.

" Through the videos presented in this article, it is possible to understand a little more about the work of the office, and more specifically, to appreciate the atmosphere of its built works. 13 logements sociaux + 1 équipement petite enfance [[MORE]]⊲⊳ Au clic, le…  Redirect Notice. Soar Through a Neo-Byzantine Church in This Dramatic Drone Video. Soar Through a Neo-Byzantine Church in This Dramatic Drone Video Set to a soundtrack suitable for the most climactic moment of an episode of Game of Thrones, this drone footage from filmmaking duo BigFly takes viewers inside the St.

Louis Church in Paimboeuf, France. As it carefully navigates around the church’s arches and pendentives, the drone captures the space in a distinctly golden light, giving viewers up-close looks at the bold colors and flamboyant ornamentation for which the neo-Byzantine style is recognized. The video takes its name, “Byzantine,” from the church’s distinctive architecture style, though having been completed in 1913, the design actually belongs to the Byzantine Revival period that took place in the late 19th century, long after the fall of the Byzantine Empire.

How Architecture Is Born: 7 Parallel Perspectives by OPEN Architecture and the Buildings They Helped to Shape. These days, renders tend to dominate the portfolios of contemporary architectural studios around the world, backed up by the traditional tripartite of plans, sections, and elevations. Given the advancement of rendering software, graphics cards, and processing power, it is, perhaps, unsurprising that these computer-generated images are now a priority as architects attempt to convince their clients with carefully selected perspectives that show a proposal at its best.

However, Li Hu of OPEN Architecture utilizes a very different style of drawing: one that communicates scale, form, and the relationship between buildings with a crisp, clean clarity. Free: 12 Common Construction Details Fully Modeled in SketchUp. Great architecture is nothing without carefully considered details, and no one understands this better than the architects and engineers of the International Masonry Institute (IMI). That’s why they have created an extensive series of typical construction details, each fully modeled and freely available to download from SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse. IMI’s collection includes many common connection details between two or more architectural elements — walls, roofs, floors and so on — so crucial in ensuring a building envelope is waterproof and well-insulated with clean, aesthetically pleasing finishes. Adam Caruso: "Fashion is the Opposite of Architecture" Adam Caruso: "Fashion is the Opposite of Architecture" The tragedy of architecture is how stupid architects are... we spend too much time trying to convince people to do things they don’t want to do.

That really lowers the level of the discussion, I think. In this video from the Louisiana Channel, Canadian architect Adam Caruso, founding partner of London-based Caruso St John, provides his take on the current climate of the architectural profession and the influences driving his own personal architectural philosophy. With his firm, Caruso has led the design of numerous art institutions, including the 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize winning Newport Street Gallery in London, that respond to “a deeper idea of place, of the history and culture of the place and how you read it today.

12 Classic Koolhaas Quotes. Adam Caruso. For Adam Caruso architecture is a cultural practice, a question of making buildings that are connected to the history of architecture and “a deeper idea of place, of the history and culture of the place and how you read it today.” His style contrasts many contemporary architects whose buildings, in Caruso’s opinion, represent “a kind of abstraction that becomes more and more reduced of energy and any kind of relevance.”

Caruso St John Architects’ Bremer Landesbank in Germany is one example of the architect’s approach. Placed in Bremen’s historic temple district, the building’s expressive brick facade refers to a northern European tradition and gothic character, “a tradition of brick architecture filtered through modern history,” says Caruso. The beauty of historic buildings is their flexibility, the way they can seamlessly change form warehouse to flats, from public schools to art galleries. Brûler l’extérieur de sa maison pour la protéger, une technique écologique oubliée ! Depuis quelques années une technique ancestrale japonaise fait son retour en étant de plus en plus appréciée par les architectes et les designers du monde entier tant pour ses avantages techniques que ses possibilités esthétiques. Mies van der Rohe: "Architecture as Language" What the Way You Sketch Scale Figures Says About You. What the Way You Sketch Scale Figures Says About You Sketches of scale figures can be seen as an architectural signature.

These miniature stand-ins for human life not only bring scale and understanding to a sketch, they also offer a glimpse into the architect’s personality. Some designers automatically go for realistic, anatomically correct people, while others have more abstract interpretations of the human body. Free Online Architecture Courses From World-Class Universitites. Free Online Architecture Courses From World-Class Universitites Thinking of continuing your studies but don't want to start a master's or a doctorate just yet?

Around the world, short-term courses taken remotely are increasingly popular alternatives, and platforms such as edX, created by Harvard and MIT Universities make it even easier to dive deeper into the most diverse topics. Of course, for long-term and undergraduate courses, the face-to-face experience cannot be replaced by online classes. However, being able to follow lessons and participate in discussions with people from around the world online is definitely an important advantage offered by the internet. We have compiled a few courses in areas ranging from video game design to bio-cellular engineering, and from the history of Japanese architecture to courses in architectural imagination. Opinion: What’s Wrong With Shipping Container Housing? Everything.

Opinion: What’s Wrong With Shipping Container Housing? Everything. 16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them) 16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them) A building’s materiality is what our bodies make direct contact with; the cold metal handle, the warm wooden wall, and the hard glass window would all create an entirely different atmosphere if they were, say, a hard glass handle, a cold metal wall and a warm wooden window (which with KTH’s new translucent wood, is not as absurd as it might sound). Architecture's "Political Compass": A Taxonomy of Emerging Architecture in One Diagram.

From Dead Space to Public Place: How Improving Alleys Can Help Make Better Cities. Peter Salter, Hélène Binet · Walmer Yard. Architecture Criticism By the People, For the People: The Films of Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine. Architecture Criticism By the People, For the People: The Films of Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine. Mark Kingwell: The Politics of Architecture. What is the role of the architect today? 11 Ways to Become a Better Architect (Without Doing Architecture)

Gentrification's Image Problem and How It Has Been Villified. Nail houses - Lilo. 21 Careers You Can Pursue With A Degree in Architecture. Se connecter à Facebook. Obra Architects · BEATFUSE! 3 Unique Ways You Can Volunteer as an Architect. Architecture Documentaries To Watch In 2015. Se connecter à Facebook. Architects As Developers: The Pros & Cons. "Vertical Walking" Prototype Aims to Replace the Stair. Rebel Architecture. The Internet's Unanswered Questions And Strange Assumptions About Architecture and Architects. Ricardo Bofill: “Why Are Historical Towns More Beautiful Than Modern Cities?” Les architectures éphémères d’Archi Debout. REM: A Retroactive, Redacted Study of the World’s Greatest Living Architect. Copper House II / Studio Mumbai. The 5 Types of Professors You’ll Have in Architecture School (And Why They’re All Important) Filippo Poli · Expo Dismantling · Architettura italiana. The Best Student Design-Build Projects Worldwide 2016.

Cini Boeri Architetti, Paolo Rosselli · La Rotonda · Architettura italiana. Students at EASA 2016 Transform Nida in Lithuania With Series of Installations. S Ultimate List of Advice for Incoming Architecture Students. The Sierra Madre Tattler!: Narcotecture: The Other McMansions. Otherothers' "Offset House" Reveals the Architecture Hidden in Suburban Homes. 9 Reasons to Become an Architect. Han Tumertekin, Cemal Emden · B2 House. The "Kitchenless" House: A Concept for the 21st Century. Life House / John Pawson. Life House / John Pawson. Il rêvait d'une piscine, sa femme voulait une nouvelle pelouse. Alors voici ce qu'il a fait. 4 Ways You Can Dress Like an Architect. Matterbetter Announces Winners of Syria: Post-War Housing Competition. Binh House / Landmak Architecture. 15 Architects Who Have Been Immortalized on Money. LEGO shares plans by C.F. Møller for a new office complex in Billund.

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Chipperfield. STOREFRONT RENOVATION (WALL MACHINE) by Acconci Studio. Unit 03 - Metamorphosis: Steven Holl - Storefront for Art and Architecture. New York Architecture Images- Storefront for Art and Architecture. Capilla del Retiro / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos. Gallery of Brillhart House / Brillhart Architecture - 22. Glenburn House / Sean Godsell. John Pawson, Hufton + Crow · Moritzkirche. CUAC ARQUITECTURA, Javier Callejas Sevilla - www.javiercallejas.com · The Route of Balconies. Isabel the Catholic. Mecanoo, Michael Van Gessel, Pedro Kok · Villa 4.0. CUAC ARQUITECTURA, Fernando Alda - www.fernandoalda.com · Gabba Hey Rock and Roll Music School.

Garcés · De Seta · Bonet Arquitectes · Rehabilitación Capilla Hospital. The House on the Cliff / GilBartolome Architects. House O / Jun Igarashi Architects. Gallery of Museum of Energy / Arquitecturia - 1. Rudy Ricciotti, Passelac & Roques Architectes, Kevin Dolmaire, Olivier Amsellem · Mémorial du Camp de Rivesaltes. Gallery of Asia Society Hong Kong Center / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects - 43.

Timberyard Social Housing / O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects. Gallery of Sou Fujimoto and Laisné Roussel Propose Wooden Mixed-Use Tower for Bordeaux - 13. From Ancient Rome to the Coachella Festival: A Brief History of Pop-Up Architecture. Gallery of Fonderie / Atelier Zündel & Cristea - 1. Gallery of Şışhane Park / SANALarc - 1. Kukje Gallery by SO-IL. CR House / H+H Arquitectos. Gallery of House Pedralbes / BCarquitectos - 15. Gallery of Toy Library and Offices / taller 9s arquitectes - 11. Eduardo chillida mountain tindaya. Gallery of Housing Rehabilitation in La Cerdanya / dom - arquitectura - 1.

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