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Getting your dose of Culture

Courtesy of Ron Blunt Photography History reaches out to us, bonding with us as it weaves its tale with the help of literature, art and architecture. For a history buff, wading through books and texts, is a...
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LA River | Frank Gehry

LA River  Tiptoeing unobtrusively through the fertile curves of The Valley, the LA River had once admitted waters from an underground aquifer in the San Fernando Valley and from the surrounding mountains....
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Case Study: BIM implementation in Shanghai Tower

China recently witnesses an architectural revolution especially in skyscrapers and stadiums construction. It is expected in 2015 that 106 buildings of 200 meter or greater will be completed in China. One of...
Figure 2: Norman Foster's Gherkin Tower in London derives its famous diagrid skin from the Venus Flower Basket Sponge. The latticeworks on the sponge help to disperse stresses and also withhold water currents- a fine example of how collaborations between designers and botanists have found pragmatic ways to blur boundaries between architecture and nature.

Interdisciplinary Practices in Architecture

Interdisciplinary Practices: Architects create visions of what they think could be architecture. A host of systems and processes amalgamate to bring these visions to reality through the built form. From the...
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The story of 5 Archists

The story of 5 ‘ Archists ’ Let me define an ‘Archist’ to begin with. As most of you might find it evident, archist is a port-manteau of the words ‘architect’ and ‘artist’. Of the many other...
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Reading between the Lines

Reading between the Lines For a person new to the field of architecture - whether as an onlooker or as a practitioner, the idea of an architectural drawing will seem daunting. Courtesy of Fabricio...
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Dynamic Facades : The Story

Throughout the architecture history, we have been concerning the facade treatment for a much pleasant visual impact to the public. But what pushes its own boundary now, is how do we make the facade more than...
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The ¥€$ City

The ¥€$ city does not quite reflect a YES city. In fact, it implies quite the opposite, well, at least according to Rem Koolhaas who fears that cities are seeking their own apocalypse while competing to win...