This article was originally published by Common Edge as “A Letter to Prospective Architecture School Parents.” Is your child suddenly wearing angular clothes and pretending to need glasses and talking about things like maylines (sorry, forgot we’re not in the 90s anymore) and 3d-printing and the power of the research lab to change the world studio? Has your child […]
What’s the Meaning of Architecture? Last year, ArchDaily published an article listing 121 Definitions of Architecture as represented by quotations of many famous architects. While we find this list inspirational, it leaves us still seeking a grounded answer. Rather than a series of mind-expanding perspectives on the practice, we present to the community our understanding […]
Architects have their own tools of the trade, many of which are each worthy of getting their own individual attention. Each architect is different in how they go about selecting their pen of choice, but once they have chosen, they commit for life. Here is our list of Top 9 Best Pens for Architects. Rotring […]
I’ll save you all of the technical gibberish and cut straight to the chase with this guide. If you are looking for more detailed information, Pick Notebook did a pretty great write-up towards the end of last year that will definitely give you more technical information. Here is our list of best laptops for Revit […]
This is a great short video from a few years ago uploaded by 30X40 Design Workshop. In this video, they explore 8 positive habits of successful architects that lay the foundation for good design. 1. Tell a good story Use a narrative or “Parti” to influence and guide the design. 2. Take Risks Challenge the […]
The Basics of Small Spaces Small spaces happen, but they don’t have to be uncomfortable. Some of our favorite areas are these cozy and intimate little rooms in the house. Here is a list of design tricks for small bedrooms to help you maximize the quality and utility of your most personal space.