Defining a More Purposeful Architecture: A Guide to Current Architectural Trends The current state of architectural design incorporates many contemporary ideas of what defines unique geometry. With the advent of strong computer software at the early 21st century, an expected level of experimentation has overtaken our profession and our academic realms to explore purposeful architecture through various techniques, delivering meaningful buildings that each exhibit a message of cultural relevancy. These new movements are not distinct stylistic trends, but modes of approaching concept design. They often combine with each other, or with stylistic movements, to create complete designs. Outlined within this essay are five movements, each with varying degrees of success creating purposeful buildings: Diagramism, Neo-Brutalism, Revitism, Scriptism, and Subdivisionism. It is understood that there are many other concurrent architectural movements not mentioned here, most of those attributable as stylistic in nature. Diagramism Neo-Brutalism Revitism Scriptism Subdivisionism
Creating eBook Bestsellers: Free eBooks | INscribe Digital At BEA, Kelly Peterson moderated a discussion with three panelists, all of them influential in the eBook industry. As a refresher, these are the panelists: Erin Gorham, Digital Account Manager at HarperCollinsNathan Maharaj, Director of Merchandising at KoboSusan Ruszala, President of NetGalley The biggest takeaway? A four-part comprehensive marketing plan is key: These four areas make up the foundation of success owned by big publishers. Today, we’re going to wrap up our blog series by discussing Free eBooks. The Best Things in Life are Free Free books have been available to readers for centuries: the Library of Alexandria still lives on in legend. Nathan Maharaj mentioned that many Kobo customers download free books as their first reads, but then later move on to paid content, often by the same author. Find Your Niche Erin and Nathan both agree that genre readers are not just voracious readers, but they love free. Three’s Not a Crowd: It’s a Requirement The Exception to that Rule…
Help:Manual Quickstart Table of Contents Before we start explaining Scribus in depth, it might be useful to get a “feeling” for the way Scribus works. For that purpose, you can see how a simple front page of a magazine for an imaginary Rembrandt exhibition is being created. If you want to follow the description provided here, you need: The " Gentium and " Bitstream Vera Sans fonts installed on your computer. Rembrandt's self-portrait from Wikimedia. This is what we want to achieve: Before you start, you need to select the appropriate color palette for the project. Step One: Creating a Document and a Page Background You probably know what happens if you create a new file in a word processor: The program you're working with creates a new page and you can start typing. For our cover page we will choose a Single Page layout. After clicking the “OK” button, Scribus creates a new page: Next, we need a gray background for our page. Your mouse pointer now turns into a rectangle with a + on its upper left corner.
Free CAD Files of 241 Major World Cities Free CAD Files of 241 Major World Cities Creating designs for cities all over the planet may have just gotten a whole lot easier - thanks to Brandon Liu, a Software Developer from San Francisco who used data from OpenStreetMap to create .DXF CAD files of 241 major cities worldwide. These files are entirely free to download, and from San Francisco to Sydney, Buenos Aires to Beijing and Helsinki to Harare, most of the world's major cities are included. The files do have some limitations, due to the way they were converted from online data (perhaps the most limiting is that roads are only marked by a single line), however the files give information on roads categorized from major to minor, buildings, railways, parks and bodies of water, with each element given its own layer on the drawing. Check out the links to all 241 files after the break, and visit Liu's website here for more information. North America Europe Oceania Middle East South America Africa Asia
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10 Free Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Creative Suite Posted 06/21/2011 at 1:50pm | by Florence Ion When there's just not enough cash in the bank and you're in a bind, the last thing you're able to do is drop a ton of money for pricey software like Adobe Creative Suite. And sometimes, the professional-grade stuff is too much overkill for simple tasks like putting together a poster, blurring out a license plate in a photo or cropping out a shaky part of your vacation video. So that's what open source software is for. While they're sometimes not the most stable of applications, they're free and they oftentimes get the job done, just like their paid-for counterparts. We compiled a list of some of the best open source Adobe Creative Suite alternatives. 10 of 10 10 Free Open Source Alternatives to Adobe CS View the full image GIMPReplaces: Photoshop GIMP is easily one of the most powerful pieces of open source software available on the internet today.
Un cinquecentenario nel silenzio Questo articolo è stato pubblicato in origine su Domus 983 / settembre 2014 “Io chiamo secolo non la ordinaria misura del tempo, ma quelle grandi tappe dell’umanità in cui appariscono dei principi nuovi e si trasforma la faccia del mondo. Questo avviene per una lenta e costante elaborazione di tutti gli elementi sociali, i quali vi lavorano inconsapevolmente; ma prima di dare il colpo mortale all’edificio crollante, si aspetta un uomo che è destinato a riassumere in sé tutto quel movimento, al quale tanti elementi cospirano senza saperlo, e che è destinato a dargli il nome”. In apertura: dettaglio del progetto di Donato Bramante per la costruzione di una cittadella attorno a San Pietro in occasione del Giubileo (da un disegno del taccuino di Menicantonio de Chiarellis). Disegno pubblicato sul libro di Paolo Portoghesi Roma del Rinascimento (ed. Electa). Sebastiano Serlio, Terzo Libro d'architettura, disegno del Duomo di San Pietro
The Book Designer — Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books 5 Desktop Publishing Tools for Small Business It's ridiculously easy to find a range of good quality, free, or inexpensive software for just about every business task you can imagine—with one possible exception—desktop publishing. If you want to publish a small business newsletter or magazine, your options initially appear limited, pricey, and complicated. Digging a bit deeper, however, you'll find options better suited for small business publishing. We've collected five newsletter publishing tools that range in price, operating system compatibility, and feature sets. 1. Microsoft Publisher has been around for years but for Windows only. Publisher is a competent tool for creating newsletters and other multipage publications. Figure 1: Microsoft Publisher includes lots of templates and advanced features, and it's a good all-round choice if you use Windows. The software provides plenty of templates that you can use to quick start your publication. Pricing for Microsoft Publisher 2013: $109.99. 2. 3. 4. Pricing for Scribus: Free. 5.
Sale: materiale per progetti innovativi e sostenibili - Material ConneXion Italia Material ConneXion Italia Latte, arance, limoni, caffè, sale, ananas, wasabi, cocco, riso, mais, soia, alghe, vini, birre, banane, mele, kiwi, olive, ciliegie, canna da zucchero, barbabietola, fragola, ortica… L’uso del sale ha origini antichissime, risale a 10.000 anni fa, con la nascita dell’agricoltura e la necessità di conservare gli alimenti deperibili. Il cloruro di sodio ha un ruolo importantissimo nella vita dell’uomo, ma solo il 10% della sua produzione viene destinata all’alimentazione. Ma il sale è anche un materiale e il mondo del design e dell’architettura l’hanno applicato per la realizzazione di progetti innovativi, affascinanti e soprattutto ecosostenibili. Per oggetti d’arredo, quali lampade o statuette, superfici decorative e paraschizzi, piastrelle traslucide, pareti interne presso le spa, viene utilizzato il sale rosa dell’Himalaya. Interamente costruito con il sale è il nuovo ristorante iraniano Salt Restaurant Shiraz, la cui forma richiama le grotte di sale tipiche del paese.
Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers. How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases. Part 1: Process The process of making in the classroom needs to be incorporated in the final grade. Photo credit: Lisa Yokana As part of a recent project in my school's senior-level public policy class, students crafted scale models of Lower Manhattan in preparation for a disaster simulation. Students created a scale model of Lower Manhattan in City 2.0 at Scarsdale High School. Part 2: Understanding Students must demonstrate an understanding of materials and tools. Habits of Mind
17 Apps To Help You Make Ebooks That Get Noticed This is a non-paper world, right? I’m an old-school artist, so I hope not, but when it comes to our books…it seems like it is tilting that way. Content marketers have to rejoice: Ebooks cost less to produce, are more portable, and can reach a wider audience with easy distribution. The decision to make ebooks is a no-brainer, it seems, right? Is Anyone Reading Ebooks? The answer to whether people are reading ebooks is a hearty yes. We’ve made heavy use of ebooks on our website, mainly to entice our audience to sign up for our email list in exchange for an ebook. But I have a confession about all of the free ebooks I’ve grabbed: I rarely read them. In fact, I grabbed that author’s free ebook, just like 24,000 other people did…but I never got around to reading it. In the busyness of life and work, when it comes time to sit down and read, I don’t grab my tablet to read a PDF on SEO secrets. As a tool for grabbing emails, the ebook exchange still works well enough. Ebooks are cheap. Scribd Blurb
ARCHIWINDOW: A Glimpse Through “The Eyes of Architecture” ARCHIWINDOW: A Glimpse Through "The Eyes of Architecture" In his latest series, ARCHIWINDOW, Federico Babina draws some inspiration perhaps from the headline exhibition the Venice Biennale, investigating some of the most famous window designs architecture has to offer. Babina simply says it is "a little reflection about architecture and the elements that compose it." The images reveal how expressive the element of the window can be, as many of the 25 signature designs will be instantly recognizable for die-hard architecture fans, while others may reveal a previously-unrecognized trend in the work of a particular architect. "The windows are the eyes of architecture. Through the windows enters the light and shadow that creates spaces. Take a look at all 25 drawings in the ARCHIWINDOW series after the break.
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