Architects in London, Kent & SurreyCF.Architects - Architects in London, Surrey & Kent. Office of Architectural Research. How Antarctic bases went from wooden huts to sci-fi chic. Image copyright Estúdio 41 / Afaconsult How do you build in the most isolated place on Earth?
For decades Antarctica - the only continent with no indigenous population - hosted only the simplest huts as human shelters. mA-style architects.
1968. Website: News (Interested in a career in architecture?) Start by visiting ARCHCareers.org to learn the steps to becoming an architect including education, experience, and examination.
Another excellent source is Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design 3rd Edition published by J. Wiley & Sons (2010). To learn more about national scholarships and fellowships, visit the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Visit the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) to learn more about design competitions, Freedom by Design, and other programs targeted for architecture students. Visit the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture website (ACSA) to access A Student's Guide to Education including information on architectural education, becoming an architect, and selecting a school. Introduction to Greek architecture. For most of us, architecture is easy to take for granted.
Its everywhere in our daily lives—sometimes elegant, other times shabby, but generally ubiquitous. How often do we stop to examine and contemplate its form and style? Stopping for that contemplation offers not only the opportunity to understand one’s daily surroundings, but also to appreciate the connection that exists between architectural forms in our own time and those from the past. Architectural tradition and design has the ability to link disparate cultures together over time and space—and this is certainly true of the legacy of architectural forms created by the ancient Greeks.
The Erechtheion, 421-405 B.C.E. "Hera II," c. 460 B.C.E., 24.26 x 59.98 m, Greek, Doric temple from the classical period likely dedicated to Hera, Paestum (Latin) previously Poseidonia, photo: Steven Zucker (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Temple Greek architectural orders Greek temple plans (photo source) Stoa P. Theater Bouleuterion House Fortifications Altar Legacy. Living walls and Vertical Gardens - Living Art. Frank Lloyd Wright School faces accreditation loss. PHOENIX — The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, started 82 years ago by a man who changed American architecture, could lose its ability to produce future architects.
The Higher Learning Commission, a Chicago-based non-profit that accredits universities and colleges, told the school it no longer meets accreditation requirements, threatening its ability to offer a master of architecture degree, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation said Thursday. The school, with locations at Taliesin West in Scottsdale and Taliesin in Wisconsin, will retain its accreditation through 2017. But it must find an accredited institution to partner with in the next 2 1/2 years to offer an advanced architecture degree and maintain accreditation, said Sean Malone, foundation president.
"I'm disappointed. I'm frustrated," Malone said. Malone said an academic partnership is possible before the next accreditation cycle in 2017 so that the school never loses its ability to offer a master of architecture. 1 of 11. Bing. Website: Home. Frank Gehry's Sydney business school completed ahead of 2015 opening. News: Frank Gehry has completed his first building in Australia – the Dr Chau Chak Wing building at Sydney's University of Technology, set to open in early 2015 (photos by Peter Bennetts).
The 85-year-old architect, who is based in Los Angeles, designed the building to provide teaching, research and office accommodation for the UTS Business School, as part of £612 million overhaul of the university's facilities. Joining Denton Corker Marshall's recently completed engineering faculty on the university's city campus, just south of Sydney's Central Business District, the Dr Chau Chak Wing building has a partially wavy structure that has been likened to rumpled paper bags. These fluid shapes appear similar to those of Frank Gehry's previous buildings, like the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Guggenheim Bilbao, but here they have been created using 320,000 custom-designed bricks that had to be laid by hand.
"I think when the university hired me they expected a shiny metal building," he said. Zaha Hadid Architects. Architecture Design for Architects. Record Houses 2005. Kobe, Japan Hiroaki Ohtani Starting with a tiny lot in Kobe, Japan, Hiroaki Ohtani turns rough, stacked concrete beams into the striped and shadowy Layer House By Naomi Pollock In Japan, people have a predilection for white: white rice, white cars, white houses.
But Hiroaki Ohtani, the owner and architect of Layer House, is no Japanese everyman. On a site near the center of Kobe, he built a shadowy dwelling of stacked, rough, concrete beams reminiscent of railroad ties. While a gatelike, concrete frame draws an invisible line between public and private realms, the mostly glass facade (with a sliding panel for passage in and out) reveals the 822-square-foot house’s inner workings.
By contrast with the front facade’s relationship to the site line, the opaque side and rear walls stand as close to the adjacent houses as possible, making the most of the site’s 9.5-foot width. As important as the solids, the voids are what make this concrete shell a habitable home. Want the full story?