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Best architecture drawings of 2017

Architecture presentation styles and its design drawings are crucial to deliver your design ideas. Different mediums and techniques are used to express the designers design intention. Computer and manual hand drawn techniques are widely used in architecture presentation. These selected works are among the best in year 2017. Continue reading Best architecture drawings of 2017

Learning Hub, Singapore / Heatherwick Studio

Architect                         : Heatherwick Studio

Client                              : Nanyang Technological University

Location                         : Singapore

Year                                 : 2011 to 2015

Size                                  : 14,000 sqm

Collaboration               : Bescon Consulting, CCW Associates, CPG Architects, Sara Fanelli, KPK Quantity Surveyors (Singapore) Pte Ltd, LKH Fire Engineering, Perfect Sense, TY Lin International

Heatherwick Studio won a competition to design a special building for Nanyang Technological University in Singapore with the brief to create a new kind of learning environment for the digital age. The university staff wanted the structure to promote new learning methods within tutorial rooms where students would work together with the tutor as facilitator. With digital technologies enabling students to learn anywhere other than universities, the old model of life-less classrooms off long daylight-less corridors seemed dead. 

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The Complete Idiot Guides to FengShui, 2nd Edition

Feng Shui literally translates as “wind-water” in English and is the Chinese art or practice of positioning objects or structures so as to harmonize with spiritual forces. It is based on a belief in patterns of Yin and Yang and the flow of energies (Chi) that have positive and negative effects. The practice commonly influences orientation, placement, or arrangement.  Continue reading The Complete Idiot Guides to FengShui, 2nd Edition

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition/ D.K. Ching

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition is the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. This bestselling visual reference helps both students and professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural design by examining how space and form are ordered in the environment.  Continue reading Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition/ D.K. Ching

The Mountain, Denmark / JDS + BIG Architects

Team                                : PLOT, JDS, BIG, Moe
Location                         : Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect                       : BIG Architects
Area                                 : 33,000 sqm
Year                                 : 2008
Project Architect    : Jakob Lange
Project Manager     : Jan Borgstrom
Engineering               : Moe & Brodsgaard
Construction            : DS Elcobyg A/S /PH Montage
Client                            : Høpfner A/S

The Mountain is the 2nd generation of the VM Houses - same client, same size, and same street. The program, however, is 2/3 parking and 1/3 living. What if the parking area became the foundation of the homes - like a concrete hillside covered by a thin layer of housing, cascading from the 1st to the 11th floor? 

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Architecture Design Notebook by A Peter Fawcett

 

Architecture Design Notebook
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focuses on the process of design as pragmatic and non-theoretical. Dealing systematically with the core design curriculum, it clearly demonstrates the skills required for designing at undergraduate level. 

Providing students with fundamental maxims of design, and a framework within which they can approach their work, this book supports undergraduates as they learn to produce solutions to design challenges.  

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