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The Kookiest Chinese Copies, from PompiDON'T to WRONGchamp. Sex and Real Estate, Reconsidered: What Was the True Story Behind Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House? In 1951, Mies van der Rohe completed a house in Plano, Illinois that was the epitome of his modernist ideals; with a steel structure surrounded entirely by glass walls the building perfectly connected the user with its idyllic natural setting, and it was - and is - venerated as a masterwork.

Sex and Real Estate, Reconsidered: What Was the True Story Behind Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House?

A lesser-known story about the work is how its owner Dr Edith Farnsworth attempted to sue her architect, in a story of bitterness and unrequited love - but even less well-known, argues Nora Wendl, is the story of what really happened. In this excerpt from her essay "Uncompromising Reasons for Going West: A Story of Sex and Real Estate, Reconsidered," published in Thresholds issue 43: "Scandalous," Wendl examines the overblown and dubious assertions made about Farnsworth's intentions, finding that the truth may be much more simple: perhaps the Farnsworth House is just not a pleasant place to live. 7 Architectural Experiments that Failed Spectacularly. 7 Architectural Experiments that Failed Spectacularly.

7 Architectural Experiments that Failed Spectacularly

Here’s Why I.M. Pei Is One of the World’s Most Revered Architects. The Architectural Stories Behind 7 Famous Album Covers. The Architectural Stories Behind 7 Famous Album Covers The production of creative work often requires a very particular type of space—a temple, if you will, to the work being done.

The Architectural Stories Behind 7 Famous Album Covers

Architects and artists are open about how their living and working areas affect their practice, and musicians, of course, are no different. Perhaps this is why places and spaces are often featured on album covers. Why I’m an Architect (and Maybe You Should Be, Too) Bob Borson is creator of the famous Life of an Architect blog, a Texas-based architect at Malone Maxwell Borson Architects and an indispensable guide to professional practice.

Why I’m an Architect (and Maybe You Should Be, Too)

We are pleased to present a selection of his posts on Architizer, each one providing amazing insight into the complex process that goes into all great architecture. The last several years have been hard on the architectural profession. The Architect’s Advent Calendar: 24 Iconic Windows to Count Down to Christmas. "It was the night before Christmas, and all through the Bauhaus...

The Architect’s Advent Calendar: 24 Iconic Windows to Count Down to Christmas

" The Art of Rendering: 17 Architectural Visualizations That Transformed Advertising Campaigns. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to advertising, this classic idiom couldn’t be more pertinent.

The Art of Rendering: 17 Architectural Visualizations That Transformed Advertising Campaigns

The biggest brands in the world, from Apple and Nike to Amazon and IKEA, utilize compelling imagery, iconic colors and distinctive logos to define themselves, catch the eye of millions and sell products around the globe. Given this incredible power, it makes sense that — as one of the most provocative visual mediums available to graphic designers — architecture has played a central role in many masterful marketing campaigns in recent years.

Beginning Your Career in Architecture: 3 Candid Pieces of Advice for Emerging Professionals. Last year Kevin J Singh, an Associate Professor of Architecture in the School of Design at Louisiana Tech University, adapted one of his lectures giving advice to students as they embark upon a new career into an article.

Beginning Your Career in Architecture: 3 Candid Pieces of Advice for Emerging Professionals

That article, titled "21 Rules for a Successful Life in Architecture" and published on ArchDaily in September 2014, was a runaway success, becoming our second most-read post of 2014 and among our most visited articles of all time. 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. 'Rad Women Worldwide' Celebrates Ladies Who Built Cities. Best L.A. Architecture Photos. In any row of Los Angeles buildings, it’s a rarity to see two that are exactly alike.

Best L.A. Architecture Photos

See: the glinting curves of the Walt Disney Concert Hall next to the spongelike façade of the Broad Museum, or the right angles of a modernist home next to a neighbor outfitted with the minarets of a temple. 9 lecciones para enfrentar la Arquitectura tras salir de la universidad. 9 lecciones para enfrentar la Arquitectura tras salir de la universidad De esto ya hemos hablado.

9 lecciones para enfrentar la Arquitectura tras salir de la universidad

Preparas tu proyecto de título (o proyecto final de carrera) por largo tiempo. Sueñas mil veces con la presentación, con el jurado, con tu proyecto, con tu maqueta, con tu memoria, con tus palabras. Avanzas, pero crees que te irá pésimo. Luego sientes que no, que será un éxito y todo valdrá la pena. Hasta que llega el día. La universidad -esa institución que te forma como profesional (quizás más de lo que quisieras)- te entrega el diploma y ahora enfrentas al mundo laboral por primera vez (si es que nunca antes trabajaste). Conceptos de economía que todo arquitecto debería manejar. Conceptos de economía que todo arquitecto debería manejar Hablamos de sustentabilidad, habitabilidad y uso de suelo para describir un proyecto, pero evitamos la rentabilidad, plusvalía y externalidades que provoca, simplemente porque no manejamos los términos.

Want to Land a Job at One of the Top 50 Architecture Firms? Here Are the Skills You Need to Have... This article was originally published on Black Spectacles. Ever wonder what software skills and licensure/accreditation are required to get a job at the top 50 Architecture firms in the world? Our study has compiled it all... We surveyed 928 job postings at the top 50 architecture firms, based on Architectural Record's July 2013 Top 300 Architecture Firms study, and compiled the software requirements and the licensure/accreditation requirements listed for each job.