Architectural Trendspotting: Negative Space

Some time ago I came upon this story of the House In Fontinha (shown above) and was intrigued by the ‘cutout’ entrance. The simplicity of negative space creating an entrance is not seen in run-of-the-mill design. That image got tucked away for future reference… Now is that time. Recently my feeds have shown a series of similar spaces based …

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Modeling for Purpose & Communication

Some architecture professionals, and those of us in related design fields, may lament the demise of architectural model making. In fact, the clients we work with might too (though they might not know what great things they’re missing). This collection of images (and the sites/posts they link to) will indicate otherwise. Model making, and its ability …

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Jean Marc Gady, French Designer

Fine designs of decorative lighting by Jean Marc Gady. Inventive, creative, playful… Want to find a home for these in the near future! French CanCan in white and black pleated shades (with two Ammo vases in the center) are shown above. The grand scale that some designers work in is an inspiring sight to behold! from …

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New Year! New Site!

Welcoming the new and anticipating the thrilling possibilities in upcoming projects. First, a quick look at some of the fabulous projects of the recent past… Hermitage Base Lodge / Club House with Austin Design Inc & John Guminak Design. From renderings and complex plans to opening day. Autumn Hill Lane with Brown + Davis Design. …

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7 Tips to Capture a Perfect Architectural Photo

Picture This: is a great post on getting the best images of architecture. I love that the #1 tip is all about getting the light right. I’d add to it that lighting fixtures should be turned on in most instances. If we as lighting designers have done our jobs correctly, the spaces have been greatly enhanced …

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7 TED Talks for Designers

There are so very many inspiring talks in the TED universe. Here a small collection with the likes of John Maeda, Philippe Starck, Simon Sinek, etc. speaking about good design, simplicity, creativity, and inspiration. 7 TED Talks h/t to invisionapp.com

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