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10 Things Every Architecture Student Needs to Know Now

Do buildings speak to you?  Not literally, of course, but are you always admiring the curves, shape and body of architecture, imagining what the designer was trying to convey through its shape? If so, perhaps the study of architecture is something for you to pursue. But wait— there is a lot more to studying architecture […]

10 Classic Misconceptions of Architects

When you think of an architect, what is the first thing that comes to mind? We bet it is one of these top ten classic misconceptions that we have compiled below. While every profession contains certain stereotypes (and some may be valid), architects tend to be right up there with engineers when it comes to […]

Why Going Back In Time Will Make You A Better Architect

We live in a world where it’s an understatement to say that things move fast. We desire and have even come to expect instant efficiency, if not constant entertainment. With the sheer amount of technology waiting at our fingertips at any given moment, it’s not hard to understand why when it comes to creativity, the […]

How to Know if a Career in Architecture is Right for You

Your current career path may be a mistake, here’s why:  It takes time to know what you love, and even more time to know what you’re willing to love for the next 30 to 40 years. A career is a commitment—and we usually commit to the wrong thing, realizing when it seems too late to […]

How Future Commuting Patterns Affect Architecture

The world we live in is a busy place, and all signs point to it just getting busier. These days, it seems that everybody is on the run and on the list of priorities; careers seem to take a top position. As superior technology leads us into a revolution of seamless communication worldwide, human beings […]

How Your Window Rating Label Is Costing You Money

Let’s be honest, when in the market for new windows, odds are the bulk of your focus is on finding the perfect balance between aesthetics and price point. Many of us barely sneak a glance at the window rating label, if at all. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hardly acknowledge that such a label […]

10 Architectural Photography Tips To Get The Ultimate Shot

Architectural photography, whether classic or contemporary, can be both rewarding and challenging. Figuring out how to get the ultimate shot isn’t always easy, even though you try, try, and try again. There are a lot of factors that play into getting the ultimate shot — some controllable and some not — so here a few […]

How World Population Affects the Architecture of Transit

Miles of traffic jams and car horns honking as frustrated drivers slowly creep along the highway to their hurried destination—this is what most city dwellers face on a daily basis.  These daily stresses of city living can actually lead to mental disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders. Studies have shown that city life can […]

Why Japanese Interior Design is Popular

Japanese interior design is being mimicked world-wide, for good reason. Japanese tradition is steeped in many qualities that are worthy of mimicry— such as a deep-rooted love and respect of nature, or a fondness towards minimalist interiors that highlight the artisan-appeal of individual pieces. Our busy world, whose cultures seem to mesh more readily thanks […]

How Architects Take Advantage of The Golden Ratio

When you really think about it, one of the coolest facets of architecture is the ability to have buildings be so different – so varied in terms of size, shape, and style – and yet so similar at their core. No matter who designs the building, it is constructed from a blueprint. No matter what […]

How Architects Minimize Urban Stress

Experts are saying that we need to ready ourselves for a more urbanized, and therefore, a more depressed world. It seems that architects not only have to design homes that are modern, functional and green, but they now need to worry about the world’s mental health, as well. So how does urban living reflect upon […]

Why Green Architecture Is The Perfect Investment for Your Home

We all want to help the environment – or at least we know we should – but when it comes to actually implementing sustainable practices, the task often seems too daunting. Green architecture, in particular, has been given the unfortunate reputation of being too difficult and costly to implement in your own home. However, this […]

Why You’ll Fall In Love With The Green Architecture Trend

A few decades ago, the concept of sustainable architecture was reserved for a small niche market. No one outside of the most diehard nature-fanatics would have given it a second thought, much less sought out ways to make their own homes more eco friendly. Today, however, it seems exactly the opposite. Companies are chomping at […]

Two Stacked Perpendicular Volumes Defining Modern LK House in Austria

A play of two volumes stacked one on top of the other was the design proposal forwarded by Dietrich Untertrifaller Architects for LK House in the town of Hard, Austria. The “boxes” are partially wrapped in concrete, a rough material contrasting the extensive glazing and wooden shading panels. A feeling of lightness is unleashed throughout […]

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