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The Taj Mahal | The Symbol of Love

Written by Architecture Student.


Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal at Agra, India. Taj Mahal (meaning Crown Palace) is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of queen Mumtaz Mahal at the lower chamber. The grave of Shah Jahan was added to it… Continue

Added by Jack Bid on April 27, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Agra Fort of Delhi | A Marvel of the Past

Written by Architecture Student.


Agra Fort is located on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the most important and robustly built stronghold of the Mughals, which encompasses many decorated buildings featuring Mughal-style art and architecture. It was constructed by the third Mughal… Continue

Added by Jack Bid on April 26, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

The Beginners Guide To CAD Drafting

Carole, a loyal reader, wrote me an e-mail about an issue that many of us have experience in.…


Added by Young Architect on April 25, 2010 at 12:07am — No Comments

12 Reasons to Refuse to Render

There are tasks that you cannot avoid doing in practice that will cause you to hate your job. And then there are tasks that you can pleasantly avoid in order to make your life a lot easier. One of these tasks that you should try to avoid at all costs is 3D rendering.

It sounds like blasphemy really. Most people these days will graduate from their university with a greater knowledge of 3D modeling software than… Continue

Added by Young Architect on April 22, 2010 at 11:56am — 1 Comment

Should vs. Want


Added by Young Architect on April 21, 2010 at 11:21am — No Comments

Oppenheim, a new age legend....

I have recently had the pleasure to study Oppenheim for a Uni project and have become a huge fan of his designs.

In particular, the breath taking Marina and beach tower. This building is a perfect tribute to dubi's excentricity.

His excitement over forms and details is nothing short of inspiring. Architects who are not afraid to push boundries and constraints are the…


Added by paul carline on April 19, 2010 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Global transition of talent...should be restricted or encouraged?

I feel really concerned about the current scenario wherein terms like overseas architects seem threatening rather than welcoming....

There has been a trend of students going to countries like US and UK to study their Masters degree in Architecture and then landing up with no jobs, current news being that Home office in the UK have raised the bar of salary for overseas architect to £75k to further their work visas!!!!!!!!

This is clearly like making a statement that overseas talent is to… Continue

Added by VISHALAKSHI SUBEDAR on April 18, 2010 at 5:07pm — 3 Comments

"Who Cares?" Architecture

Having been fortunate enough to travel across the world to study architecture, there is one typology that repeatedly attracts my interest. I call it the architecture of “who cares?” It’s not a terribly sophisticated term, but I hope my point is well taken. It describes the project that doesn’t demand media attention, doesn’t attract activist protestors and doesn’t have tons of money thrown…


Added by Tyson on April 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Modern materials and new techniques.


Added by pameli kayal on April 15, 2010 at 1:23am — No Comments

Sydney Opera House

In the pantheon of classic modern buildings, Utzon's creation has the status of myth. The myth states that the unknown Utzon, then in his 30s, submitted rough sketches - back-of-the-envelope stuff - to the competition judges, that he ignored most of the rules, that his design was only selected after being plucked at the last moment from the reject pile by one of the judges,… Continue

Added by pameli kayal on April 5, 2010 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

I'd like a McShower please...and supersize it!

I am starting the lose it with showers in new homes. They just keep getting bigger and bigger; as soon as I think they can't possibly add another feature - POW! - another feature.

When I decided to write this post (this morning while I was in my…

Added by Bob Borson on April 3, 2010 at 2:19pm — 3 Comments

Optical Illusion of Pantheon, athens


Added by pameli kayal on April 3, 2010 at 11:51am — 2 Comments

Who are we designing for

We often fail to realize how various stakeholders lay claims to a design, obviously each one from their specific perspective.…


Added by pameli kayal on April 1, 2010 at 4:19pm — 2 Comments

Are Architects Still Designers?

I was interviewing an individual the other day and going over his past experience as a superintendent. He had an extensive body of work and a very impressive resume. As with many people in his industry, he spent most of his career with the same company doing similar projects. So similar that as I asked him rough square feet of his projects, he was able to…


Added by Tyson on March 28, 2010 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

It's only a model?


There’s a pretty interesting tradition that was common in many of my friends households growing up, childhood growth charts. They were each a little different, but they were almost always made out of wood, and tracked how much the child had grown in the previous year. I suppose their parents…


Added by Tyson on March 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Every Architect Needs A Hero


Now that I'm out of school it's easier to reflect on the sometimes painful but useful experiences you have during those formative college years. I remember with fondness one particularly painful lesson I learned while presenting a design project in Buenos Aires. My project had started off well enough, but had stagnated (to say the least) to the mid-point in the semester.…


Added by Tyson on March 9, 2010 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

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