Rieteiland House

Thursday, May 24, 2012

"Envisioned by Amsterdam-based studio Hans van Heeswijk Architecten, Rieteiland House and is a 2,900 square foot, three story home especially developed for the van Heeswijk family. The residence was constructed in a peaceful setting, on the island of IJburg, near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands." to find out more...
Passage and Image via http://freshome.com/2012/03/23/modern-family-home-in-the-outskirts-of-amsterdam-rieteiland-house/

Sunday, May 20, 2012

'The 48-hours online BIM (Building Information Modelling) Competition 2012 is organised by the Building and Construction Authority, in conjunction with the Singapore Construction Productivity Week 2012 . Both the industry and education categories are open to all Singapore registered building & construction related firms and the institutes of higher learning, with NOT more than 10 members in each participating team (including the team leader). All the participating teams will be competing with one another on a virtual environment."to find out more...
Passage via http://sgbimcompetition.com/about/ 
Image via http://sgbimcompetition.com/teams/industry-architecture/information/ 

2012 Pritzker Prize: Wang Shu

Friday, May 18, 2012

"Wang Shu, Chinese architect and founder of Amateur Architecture Studio, has been just announced as the recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Prize." to find out more...Passage and Image via http://www.archdaily.com/211941/2012-pritzker-prize-wang-shu/
Related links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WM71gG8tCXo
http://www.chinese-architects.com/en/amateur/en/
http://www.pritzkerprize.com/laureates/2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPMYSEWij4A&feature=related

buildingSMART Singapore

Thursday, May 17, 2012

"buildingSMART Singapore is a non-profit alliance of the building industry including: architects, engineers, contractors, building owners and facility managers, software vendors, government agencies and universities. Its mission is to integrate the AEC/FM industry by specifying Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) as a universal language to improve the communication, productivity, delivery time, cost, and quality throughout the design, construction, operation and maintenance life cycle of buildings." to find out more...
Passage via http://www.buildingsmartsingapore.org/about-us.htm

National Board of Architectural Accreditation (NBAA)

"National Board of Architectural Accreditation of China (NBAA), established in 1990, is an expert authority in charge of the organization and implementation of the architectural accreditation at the university level in the mainland of China. It was jointly initiated by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, the Ministry of Education and the Academic Degree Commission of the State Council, operates and coordinates with the National Administration Board of Architectural Registration (NABAR), who is the authority in charge of the examination and registration of the First Class Registered Architect. NBAA is composed of 23-25 experts, of which half are from educational background and half are from practice background. The Architectural Society of China has an ex officio seat in NBAA. The architectural accreditation in China mainland started in 1992. Up to May 2008, the architectural programs from 38 universities passed the accreditation, such as Tsinghua University and Tongji University. Among them, 37 are undergraduate programs and 20 are graduate programs." to find out more...
http://www.canberraaccord.org/signatoriespublic/China.aspx

Lumion 2.2 - Changing the architectural visualization industry

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lumion® Pro has just been launched and the entire Lumion® product range has been updated to version 2.2. Lumion® Pro is the new top of the line version of Lumion® and includes additional features that are ideally suited for professional visualization studio environments. to find out more... Passage from Lumion

Villa Amanzi by Original Vision

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

"Nestled in a cascading, west facing ravine with a dramatic slab of rock defining the northern edge and a stunning outlook over the azure blue of the Andaman Sea to the south, our commission; to do this demanding but ultimately spectacular site justice, was both daunting and exciting." to find out more... Passage and Image via http://www.contemporist.com/2012/04/29/villa-amanzi-by-original-vision/
Related Link http://www.original-vision.com/
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