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Searching for a Job in Architecture? 10 Things You Need to Know… For me, university was about finding the confidence to explore creativity, the notion of self, and determining my own measurements of expectation.

Searching for a Job in Architecture? 10 Things You Need to Know…

AD Classics: Institut du Monde Arabe / Jean Nouvel. In the early eighties Jean Nouvel in conjunction with Architecture-Studio won the competition to design what would become the Institut du Monde Arabe.

AD Classics: Institut du Monde Arabe / Jean Nouvel

It was conceived during the Grands Projets, a major development initiative headed by the French government. The IMA was produced through collaboration with the countries of the Arab League and the French government. Upon its completion in 1987, it quickly became a popular destination for the local populace as well as tourists. More details after the break. One of the main reasons behind the construction of this institute was to create a destination devoted to the relationship of the Arab culture with France. Houses. The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects. The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects Inspiration is a funny thing: when you need it is nowhere to be seen, and just when you're not expecting it, it can blindside you in the least convenient of places.

The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects

Here's ten inspirational TED talks for architects (in no particular order) from people with broad and unique views on architecture. Some might enlighten, educate or even enrage you - at the very least they should get those creative juices flowing a little better. Top 20 Most Read Articles of 2014. Top 5 houses of 2014. 1.

Top 5 houses of 2014

Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury ArchitectureNestled into a ridgeline overlooking the New South Wales Megalong Valley, this house [above] wholeheartedly embraces its epic bushland setting. More… 2. Karri Loop House by MORQ A house in Margaret River responds directly to the sun, the breeze and trees on site to create a series of inviting living spaces. 3. Top 10 Architectural Design Software for Architecture Students. If you are a professional architect or an architecture student that is looking for ways to make your work in designing much easier, there are architectural design software that can meet all your needs.

Top 10 Architectural Design Software for Architecture Students

You can use these software to help you in your projects and even in starting to design your future home. The 30 Architecture Docs To Watch In 2013 eames_the_architect_and_the_painter_xlg. With awards season in full swing, Hollywood’s sparkly razamtaz occupies our television screens.

The 30 Architecture Docs To Watch In 2013 eames_the_architect_and_the_painter_xlg

But what about the unsung, architectural heros of film? Projects – Snøhetta. Design Observer. How to Rebuild Architecture. Photo IN architecture, everyone’s a critic.

How to Rebuild Architecture

One of us, Steven, was recently driving down Elliott Avenue in Charlottesville, Va., his hometown, with his 88-year-old mother. They passed a house designed and built by architecture students at the University of Virginia. To Steven, an architect, this model for affordable housing — a tough pair of stacked boxes, sheathed in corrugated metal — was a bold design statement. But to his mother’s eye, the house was a blight on the landscape, an insult to its historic neighbors.

40 Architecture Docs to Watch In 2014. This time last year we published our 30 Architecture Docs to Watch in 2013 featuring a fantastic range of films telling the tales of some of the world’s greatest unsung architectural heroes.

40 Architecture Docs to Watch In 2014

We now bring you eleven more for 2014, looking past the panoply of stars to bring you more of the best architectural documentaries which will provoke, intrigue and beguile. 1. The Edge of the Possible (1998) / Daryl Dellora “Jørn Utzon, acclaimed architect of the Sydney Opera House, tells the story of the design and construction of his masterpiece in person. The Top Places To Watch Architectural Lectures Online. As we enter December and the holidays draw nearer (and we might be looking forward to a little extra time on our hands), we’ve gathered together some of our favourite sources for watching architectural lectures online.

The Top Places To Watch Architectural Lectures Online

Ranging from Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel’s famous American Architecture Now interviews with Frank Gehry in 1980 and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown in 1984, to Sir Peter Cook speaking at Frankfurt’s Staedelschule in 2012, these open-source films provide invaluable insights into architects and architects throughout recent history. Check out our favourite sources after the break.

A Post-Modernist Utopia: the American Architecture Now lectures (USA) Featuring conversations with Peter Eisenman and Jack Robertson, Michael Graves, Philip Johnson, Richard Meier, and Kevin Roche – to name only a few - Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel’s interviews with some of the giants of American post-modernism mark a particular moment in recent architectural history. Top 10 Apps for Architects.

Following our readers poll last year, here’s an updated list of what we think are the best ten apps for architects.

Top 10 Apps for Architects

From condensed versions of large scale programmes architects and designers use every day, to blank canvases to scratch ideas down onto, you might just find an app that could improve the way you work. #10 Photosynth (iOS/Windows) If you’ve ever been on a site, or in an interesting location, and are bored of flat panoramas then this app holds the answer. It’s user friendly and, once you’ve stood in one position and circled for a while, it stitches a collection of photos together and gives you a great 360degree panorama. #9 AutoCAD 360, formerly AutoCAD WS (iOS/Android) Get all your CAD plans on a mobile device. . #8 iRhino 3D (iOS) Using this app you can view any Rhine 3DM file on your mobile device. . #7 Autodesk Formit (iOS/Android) As a subsidiary of Autodesk Revit, this app allows you to create and alter BIM models on mobile devices.

Detail in Contemporary Staircase Design (572386) Architext - Books For Architects.