Simplex-Inc

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Most of the time, I learn from observation and analysis. Another rendering firm for your browsing pleasure. to find out more...
Image from http://www.simplex-inc.com/

Render IT

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"As professionals ourselves, we know how hard it is to sell great ideas to people who are not trained as specialists in the design field. We also understand the need of private individuals to visualise the plans of their new home or project. Our Vision is to give your proposals the modern edge
finished products that will WOW and WIN over your clients.We want to take this vision and make it efficient and cost effective – this way you can design till the last possible minute and maximize your profit." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.renderit.cc/company/architectural-rendering-about.html
Image from http://www.renderit.cc/portfolio2/exterior-rendering-portfolio.html

Virses

"ViRSES.COM provides architectural visualization services for Architects, Real-estate professionals, Builders, Promoters, Multimedia experts or any service provider looking for Architectural Visualizations. Our skilled and experienced team of design professionals generates high quality architectural renderings, architectural walk through animation, fly by animation, qtvr panorama and virtual tours for projects - both large and small. Send us your drawings and/or sketches for a reasonable quote using online quote interface. If you are an architectural firm with steady visualization requirements, We offer flat-fee-per-month rendering services for $845 only." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.virses.com/architectural_rendering_firm.html
Image from http://www.virses.com/architectural_renderings_gallery.html

Cadiz International Architects Inc.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Cadiz International Architects Inc. is one of the best retail designers throughout the world. Retail design does not focus only on external facade consideration, the aesthetic issues, but the collaboration of intensions from the customer, the public, the retailer, the mall manager, the developer and the consultants.
"The Reef Mall is another promising Commercial Mall development project within a central business district in Deira, Dubai based on a concept of “Reef” (an Arabic word meaning, “country-side”) design. With its ideal location, the Reef Mall, with its 600,000 sq.ft. plan will be a perfect destination carrying the best international and local fashion, entertainment, and food outlets for the corporate population within the vicinity."
Passage & Image from http://cadizinternational.com/pro_reefmall.html

Quack Track

Friday, November 24, 2006

Quack Track The world's largest browsable blog index, containing
513,000 links to 144,000 blogs in 5,900 categories. to find out more...
My blog is at the third link at the moment.

AA Blog

"The Architectural Association School of Architecture is the most international school of architecture ever created: in Autumn, 2006 nearly 90% of our five hundred students have moved to London to attend the full-time courses of study at the AA School, allowing us to create a uniquely global form of architectural discussion, debate, learning and knowledge.
More than 3,000 members worldwide form the Architectural Association, which was formed in the mid-19th century as a learned society founded in the pursuit of architectural learning. As the UK’s oldest and only private school of architecture, today the AA stands at the forefront of architectural education worldwide.
" to find out more...
Passage from http://aalog.net/?page_id=2

TILETT LIGHTING DESIGN INC.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

"Tillett Lighting Design is dedicated to enhancing the utility, safety and delight of public space—and the vitality of community life—through a thoughtful use of light.
Linnaea Tillett founded the firm in 1983. She holds a doctorate in environmental psychology, specializing in security and perceptions of safety in settings that serve multiple needs and diverse users. Her innovative approach incorporates a thorough understanding of the perceptual, behavioral and psychological effects of light with extensive experience in landscape, architectural and fine art lighting.
Tillett Lighting Design has collaborated on urban planning, landscape and architectural projects with leading firms such as Olin Partnership, Maya Lin Studio, Cooper Robertson, and Quennell Rothschild, as well as award-winning public art with Kiki Smith and Lebbeus Woods .
By meeting complex design challenges with effective, elegant solutions that impact minimally on the physical environment , Tillett Lighting Design has established a reputation for artistry, technical innovation and functionality." to find out more...

Passage from http://www.tillettlighting.com/profile.php
Image from http://www.tillettlighting.com/snowshow.php


B(l)eached Cows

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

"Sculpture by the Sea is a free to the public exhibition showcasing sculptures by leading Western Australian, intersate and international sculptors." to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/

Planet Architecture

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

"Architecture Planet is an aggregation of public weblogs written by people interested in architecture. This site aims to collect daily summaries of these web sites. The opinions expressed in these weblogs and hence this aggregation are those of the original authors." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.planet-architecture.org/

Agence Roulleau Architecture

Another architectural firm for your browsing pleasure.

Zody

Monday, November 20, 2006

" The Zody guest chair is the newest member of the Zody seating family. Continuing that tradition, it offers beautiful styling that adapts to any space, while its thoughtful design has minimal impact on our environment. This chair is based on a Haworth international platform with minimal modifications to meet North American customer expectations. "
"Zody, is the first chair endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)!
Other Zody awards include:
- Silver Best of NeoCon
- Gold Product Award at NeoCon Canada IIDEX
- Gold Cradle to Cradle Product Cert. from MBDC
- 2005 GOOD DESIGN Award"to find out more...
Passage from http://www.haworth.com/Brix?pageID=169&product_sakey=128&category=113
Image from http://www.haworth.com/Brix?pageID=169&product_sakey=98&prelaunch=false

The Aberdeen Society of Architects

Thursday, November 16, 2006

"The Aberdeen Society of Architects, a chapter of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, represents some 200 Chartered Architects within the City of Aberdeen, across Aberdeenshire and also Morayshire. It includes those who are working together in large practices, and others operating as sole practitioners. The Society is run by a Council who meet monthly, and sit on RIAS Committees which discuss Environment, Practice, CPD, and Education and the many other facets of the profession. The chapter runs a Student Awards scheme, with prizes gifted annually to students Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, and recently the ASA has instituted its own Design Awards, to recognise excellence in architecture designed by Chapter members. " [1]to find out more...
"Aberdeen Architecture has been established to celebrate contemporary architecture in and around Aberdeen.
If the website proves to be as successful as we wish we hope to develop it further to provide a forum for discussion, comment, news and reviews on local architectural issues.
" [2]to find out more...
Passage [1] from http://www.aberdeenarchitects.org/
Passage [2] from http://www.aberdeenarchitecture.org/

Volumn5

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Volumn 5 is a site of Art and Architecture, containing interesting interviews, profiles and reviews of worldwide architectural work and people. Students' work and abroad studying programmes are introduced as well. It is another resourceful site of architecture you cannot miss. to find out more...

Neil M. Denari Architects

"Neil M. Denari Architects is a Los Angeles based office dedicated to exploring the worlds of architecture, design, urbanism, and global cultural phenomenon. We have been working across multiple continents since 1988, designing at all scales for a variety of clients and conditions. We seek out projects that demand new and innovative solutions to the complex issues facing the world today. Whether in a piece of furniture or in an urban design plan, our ambitions always are to materialize these questions in a powerful, evocative, and functional way. The work of the office has become, over the last 10 years, an influential force in the culture of contemporary architecture. Today, we continue to develop through new projects our repertoire of design possibilities. NMDA's commitment to design innovation and construction excellence has been demonstrated in award winning projects such as l.a. Eyeworks, the Endeavor Talent Agency, and in our first completed Japanese project, the Mitsubishi Bank branch in central Shibuya, Tokyo. " to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://www.nmda-inc.com/neil-denari.html

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

"The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts serves not only as a viewing place for art but also as a place where ideas, programs, and discussions about art, architecture, and culture are cultivated.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando and situated in St. Louis' Grand Center district, the Pulitzer presents changing exhibitions and engages in a variety of programming initiatives involving the visual, literary, and performing arts." to find out more...

Passage & Image from http://pulitzerarts.org/overview/

form Z tutorials by users

Monday, November 13, 2006

It is frustrating using sketchup at times, for the zooming function and the snaping part. I hope the future version can come up earlier for some better feature. I had used sketchup for 3 housing models. It has the handy part of push pulling, sectioning planes is easy, and component is the most powerful tool I assume.

IJAC

Saturday, November 11, 2006

"The International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) is an exciting new peer-reviewed journal founded by international organizations dedicated to promoting collaborative research and development of computer-aided architectural design. IJAC is committed to deepening the understanding of the foundations of digital systems for architectural design and the technologies enabling their development and application." to find out more...

Passage from http://www.acadia.org/ijac.html

Knesl + KynĨl

I think one of the directors can sketch very well, like one of my bosses do~! One of my directors can draw everything up with a pen, freehand and to scale. It is different combination of strength that forms a firm. The marketing + design. So...practise your sketch everyday. It is an indispensable tool, your pen~! It brushes up your creativity as well. The irresistable juicy sketches sourced with creativity and humour. to find out more...
Image from http://www.knesl-kyncl.com/main.php?lang=en&sec=lide

VJAA

Thursday, November 09, 2006

"VJAA is an architectural practice that produces innovative, high-quality buildings through the synthesis of research and design. Since its founding in 1995, the firm has completed $52.2M in construction and currently has $61.6M under construction and over $14M under design. Led by principals Vincent James, Jennifer Yoos and Nathan Knutson; VJAA’s core staff of twelve architects and designers work on a wide range of project types and sizes--predominately residential, institutional, and cultural. Our services include full architectural design, project administration, programming, master planning, and feasibility studies. " to find out more...

Image & Passage from http://www.vjaa.com/

Poliform

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"The international contract projects mean a parallel and complementary activity to Poliform. The company, established in 1942, enriches the experience heritage built during the years, dedicating to the contract field its own creative and productive resources. aiming to work up its technological know-how, and facing aesthetic and functional requirements that are different from those settled by the end users market. The "customization" of the current production is the method technique that makes it possible for Poliform to reach an exceptional versatility. It is possible to realize very heterogeneous projects: from small or medium supply, to big residences, with a personalized solution for any single unit." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.poliform.it/

460degrees Gallery

"A Look Inside The 460 Degrees GalleryA towering vortex of wood. Hypnotic video images of moving cars. Photographs chronicling the age-old quest for higher meaning and self-discovery. As Agneessens put it, entering "Light and Speed" at The 460 Degrees Gallery is like "journeying into a dream."
"The exhibition space is dominated by "Timegate," Arne Quinze's massive spiral structure made of 3,300 pinewood planks, an installation that required more than three miles of wood and 26,600 nails. Quinze, a Belgian artist perhaps best known for his breakthrough designs for the Burning Man festival, said, "I want this work to be an experience out of time. Since it's a piece of art you walk into, it goes beyond visual understanding. This is an experience of sensuality and of deep feelings." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.lexuspressnewsletter.com/10_2006a/landing_460.php
Image from Jay Cortez

Clayton Homes

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

This is a site of another factory of prefabricated houses, manufacturing houses in US. The site is very organized and shows the entire building building process.
"Clayton Homes, Inc., founded in 1966 and acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. in 2003, is a vertically integrated manufactured housing company operating in 49 states.
The Company builds, sells, finances, leases, and insures manufactured homes and re-locatable commercial and educational buildings.
Our corporate office is located in Maryville, Tennessee (in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park).
The company's distribution includes approximately 1,100 independent retailers, and 392 company owned sales centers in 30 states. We have 32 manufacturing plants located from North Carolina to Oregon. The Company also owns and operates 72 manufactured housing communities with over 23,000 homesites in 11 states.
Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., a leader in manufactured home lending, services $10 billion in mortgages for more than 290,000 customers." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.claytonhomes.com/about/history.cfm

Image from http://www.claytonhomes.com/showcase/central/crest_middlebury/sedona/image1.jpg

Glass supporting structure

Monday, November 06, 2006

I was looking for glass bridges and found this site of glass fixture system. There are some images that is quite useful for demonstrating glass fixture. to find out more...

Image from http://www.avatara.com/merogallery/index.html

3xn

Sunday, November 05, 2006

I found another interesting website design, with great architecture work as well~! 3xn,however, internationalist is still the best~! to find out more...

David Jameson Architects

"As a reinvention of the existing massing, linear stucco walls conceptually wrap and protect a stone pavilion inserted within. This massing reflects the divisions of public and private spaces within the house. The massive entry door interrupts the facade and opens to the gallery and circulation spine. To the north lies the kitchen, dining room and music room. To the south of the circulation spine is the library, double-height living room and outdoor room. Taut minimal stairs lead up to a bridge on the second floor which overlooks the living room and culminates at the floating third floor, a device used to bring light deep within the core volume. " to find out more...


Passage & Image from http://www.davidjamesonarchitect.com/work.html?t

ACADIA

Friday, November 03, 2006

"The ACADIA (The Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture) 2006 International Conference will be held in downtown Louisville, Kentucky October 12th through 15th at the Brown Hotel (335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY).The four-day event will include lectures, workshops in cutting-edge software, an international exhibition featuring models and visualizations, research papers, works-in-progress presentations, and plenary session paper presentations by leading-edge researchers and academics from over eighteen different countries. " to find out more...

Passage and image from http://www.acadia2006.org/

Glasgow Architecture

I have located a useful resource and forum link of Glasow architecture and Glasgow architects.
The site focuses on contemporary Glasgow architecture and news. It is updated daily as stated by the site. You can find architectural firms/ architects/ schools and information of Glasgow architecture there.
to find out more...

The Green School

Thursday, November 02, 2006

"Washington, D.C., October 31, 2006 — A new national report, Greening America’s Schools, reveals that building energy-efficient schools results in lower operating costs, improved test scores and enhanced student health. The report, produced by Capital E and co-sponsored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), concluded that schools that are designed to be environmentally friendly would save an average of $100,000 each year – enough to hire two additional full-time teachers.The report includes a detailed analysis of 30 green schools built in 10 states between 2001 and 2006, and demonstrates that the total financial benefits of green schools are 20 times greater than the initial cost, and include energy and water savings, and improved student health and test scores. With over $35 billion dollars projected to be spent in 2007 on K-12 construction, the conclusions of this report have far-reaching implications for future school design.
The full report: http://www.cap-e.com/ewebeditpro/items/O59F9819.pdf " to find out more...
Passage from http://www.aia.org/press2_template.cfm?pagename=release_103106_greenschool
Image from http://www.cap-e.com/ewebeditpro/items/O59F9819.pdf

HUFF + GOODEN ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

"Huff + Gooden Architects LLC is an architecture and urban design and planning practice dedicated to the design and exploration of architecture and its relationships to culture and knowledge. The firm was established in Charleston, South Carolina in 1997 as an outgrowth of its parent company, Ray Huff Architects PA. The firm designs modern architecture as an interpretation and translation of cultural and geographical situations. The principals are Ray Huff, AIA and Mario Gooden, AIA.
The firm specializes in educational, collegiate, commercial, civic, religious, institutional and residential architecture as well as urban design and planning. The firm has won numerous design awards for its innovative design work; and together the work of the principals have been published nationally and internationally. " to find out more...

Passage & Image from http://www.huffgooden.com/
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