Being an architect is not the lofty, rich 007 image movies can sometimes make it out to be. Several architects I speak to occasionally ask me how to handle stressful situations. Without writing a book about how to overcome being on planet Earth here are some alternative things one can do. Tips to combat stress; [...]
General Architecture & Building
The Olympic Games is the world’s largest sporting event, attended by thousands of competitors and watched by millions across the globe. An event of this magnitude requires intensive planning and a huge financial investment in both infrastructure and buildings. The centerpiece of the event is a stadium large enough to host the opening and closing ceremonies, the track and field events and accommodate the huge crowds the Olympics attract.
Pieter Bruegel’s Tower of Babel, image by Kunsthistorisches Museum
The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna presents its masterpieces in public. In Vienna, on about 29 busy locations – subway stations, railway stations, house walls – the museum is showing treasures from the collection: Pieter Bruegel’s Tower of Babel, Raffael, Lucas Cranach and much more. The campaign should bring the museum back to the people’s mind.
Architecture begins with geometry. Since earliest times, architects have relied on mathematical principles. The ancient Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius believed that builders should always use precise ratios when constructing temples. “For without symmetry and proportion no temple can have a regular plan”.
Architecture is simply defined, in most English dictionaries, as ‘the art and science of designing structures or buildings’ but, as I found out working as a professional architect for some time, that architecture is broader than how it is simply defined.
3D rendering or photo-real rendering is a nomenclature of producing an image based on three-dimensional data stored within a computer. 3D rendering can be designed to be abstract or as realistic as painting or photograph. Unlike photography, however, everything is imaginary and scenes need to be created. 3D Rendering requires a lot of work usually [...]
We have recently added a more comprehensive list of resources for your house extension with our article House Extension Inspiration and Planning Guides Feel free to have a look! (July 2010) There is always a need for the maintenance of our homes but often we are not gifted with the things that are required to [...]
Loft conversions in the United Kingdom are very heavily regulated like most other types of building renovations. Permissions must be grated and regulation met before any work can commence on a loft conversion project. Whether or not you are granted these permissions, and whether you meet the necessary regulations depends very much on the [...]
It’s usefulness – naught, it’s usability, zilch. The rotating kitchen was quite an eye catcher. The Rotating Kitchen by Zeger Reyers was put into motion during the opening of the exhibition Eating the Universe at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany, last Friday. It will keep rotating slowly till February 28th 2010.