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Diagrams of the Rietveld Schroder House Reveal its Graphic and Geometric Brilliance. Future - The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel. “We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us,” mused Winston Churchill in 1943 while considering the repair of the bomb-ravaged House of Commons.

Future - The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel

More than 70 years on, he would doubtless be pleased to learn that neuroscientists and psychologists have found plenty of evidence to back him up. We now know, for example, that buildings and cities can affect our mood and well-being, and that specialised cells in the hippocampal region of our brains are attuned to the geometry and arrangement of the spaces we inhabit. Yet urban architects have often paid scant attention to the potential cognitive effects of their creations on a city’s inhabitants. The Kookiest Chinese Copies, from PompiDON'T to WRONGchamp. The Kookiest Chinese Copies, from PompiDON'T to WRONGchamp By now, most of the architectural world is aware of Chinese architects' penchant for ripping off their favorite works from foreign countries, from the latest Zaha Hadid landmark to entire historical villages.

The Kookiest Chinese Copies, from PompiDON'T to WRONGchamp

The issue is, admittedly, more complex than many often give it credit for—but even after debating the phenomenon from the perspective of Chinese cultural norms, copyright law, and even whether copycats might actually be good for architecture, China will always have more copycats to puzzle over. Some are baffling, some are in a way impressive, some are even (dare we say it?) Even kind of cute. 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. “I have decided to speak up.” 7 Architectural Experiments that Failed Spectacularly. 7 Architectural Experiments that Failed Spectacularly Experimentation in architecture is what propels the discipline forward.

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 Architectural Stories Behind 7 Famous 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. 'Rad Women Worldwide' Celebrates Ladies Who Built Cities. A new book pays homage to gutsy and groundbreaking women around the world.

'Rad Women Worldwide' Celebrates Ladies Who Built Cities

At CityLab, we’ve spilled a lot of digital ink celebrating women whose work has shaped daily life in cities. We’ve penned odes to Jane Jacobs’s enduring legacy, considered Zaha Hadid’s starchitect turn, and unearthed the stories of women cartographers, who charted a course through a male-dominated terrain. Now, a new book for young readers looks at 40 other women—past and present—who have left an indelible mark on buildings, culture, and politics in cities across the globe.

Best L.A. Architecture Photos. 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. 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. 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.

La economía no es ajena a la arquitectura y más aún, la manera de construir cada obra afecta directamente a la economía de nuestras ciudades. Entre tantos parámetros que restringen un proyecto, la arquitectura pasa a ser un mediador entre especialidades y es de suma importancia saber hablar el idioma de cada una de ellas. Por eso en este artículo podrás entender de manera sencilla algunos conceptos básicos de economía que se relacionan con la disciplina arquitectónica. 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.

We then sorted them by average, and then by the experience level required, from 0-3, 4-10 and 11-20+. The results are in the infographic below: