A Cross The Boarder

Making a better life for you and your family may seem like the only option in life but for some of us making a better life means taking extremes. The photos have been taken from a bridge located just a few miles past the boarder of mexico, the photos are taken of mexicans travelling as … Continue reading

Everything Bright + Teal

There is nothing better than a  bit of colour on bland white walls, its about time we at RAW  did some more interior stuff so here you go we have the teal reel which is all the cool ways teal has been used in everyday life. There is a certain calmness that the colour teal … Continue reading

Lazika Municipality Lazika Georgia / Just Impressive

When your a student there is nothing more interesting than a building or whole project that does not conform and is spectacular, the spaces inside are nothing short of mysterious. The Lazika Municipality building in Georgia is now on the top of my list of buildings that i want to see before i die, the … Continue reading

XS Architecture / Banc en bois

I am always facinated by compartmental architecture which is leading to a more environmental architecture with lower carbon emissions, the component method of architecture means that pieces can be cut out using a cad cam machine, chop up the pieces and attach them together by just using pure man/woman power. As you can see from … Continue reading

Bartlett End of Year Show

In the bartlett there is a spectical that grabs many students and members of the public’s imaginations, the bartlett end of year show always promises to deliver a new way of thinking about architecture and art. Students present their work in the Roca London gallery opening doors on the 18th of December, this years theme … Continue reading

Academie MWD / Carlos Arroyo

Situation: Dilbeek, Belgium Surface: 3554.76 m2 Proj. budget: 5.3 M € Final cost: 5.4 M € Competition: 2006 Open Oproep Construction: December 2010 – April 2012 Inaugurated: September 8, 2012   Academie MWD brings together great architecture and great urban planning in one, the performance centre is meant to grab attention from those who walk … Continue reading

Tight Squeeze / OFIS Architekti / Court Apartments

Slovenian practice OFIS Arhitekti reformatted three Baroque houses in Ljubljana into an apartment block with a secret courtyard, which is featured in this third movie from our series about the studio’s work.  

How To Architect? / If you ain’t heard

How to architect is a great amazing series of videos provided by architect doug patt, these video come to the aid of all the architecture students that find it difficult to learn information through lectures. Videos range from how to build a portfolio step by step and the drawing isometric drawings, these videos may not … Continue reading

The Minimalist Life

Minimalism can be really amazing when you get it right and doing this in your home can demand a great deal of restraint, to bring minimalism in the home sometimes demand an adjustment to the minimal life. Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source

Ordus Museum

Ordos Museum is located in the new city centre of Ordos. Driven by a booming economy, the Municipal Government of Ordos were determined to create a new city, dozens of kilometers away from the current city, on a site that until recently was nothing but the Gobi Desert.   SOURCE / MADEHAND    

Software Review / The CSI Deblurer

Welcome to the MADEHAND software review if your new to the made hand blog, today we are talking about the deblurer which is an amazingly powerful piece of software. The deblurer does exactly what it says on the tin, the software reduces the amount of clarity and pixelation within an image which can come in  … Continue reading

The Architecture Student Essentials

When  i first decided i wanted to do architecture at university i wasnt actually my desire,i really wanted to do computer science, more architecture students gradually grow into the course/ profession after years of facination with the subject matter but for me it was a bit of a last minute love. After the first 2 … Continue reading

Snohetta Wins over Zaha hadid and Norman Foster

Norways leading architects have been favoured over the worlds most renowned architects zaha hadid and norman foster to develop the opera house in Busan in South Korea. Understandable to many why snohetta would be favoured over other enteries for the Busan opera house, this comes which the impressive completion of the Oslo opera house and … Continue reading

Software Review / CityEngine

City engine is an amazing piece of software that can really cut you some corners, the problem that usually occurs is the dreaded city creation process when your making a render or just simple design processing. The city engine software enables the user to creates city landscapes in a matter of minutes without the hassle … Continue reading

MADEHAND, LOVE DECONSTRUCTIVISM

Huh Who the hell Are you ?, the common question youll ever hear in your younger lifetime in all professions. With MADEHAND we are trying to start from the dirt and maybe one day turn into a flashy diamond. Here at madehand we love the idea of deconstructivism, i hope you do too. From the … Continue reading

Google Headquarters/Clive Wilkinson Architects

This industrial style of architecture is the product of architect Clive Wilkinson who was appointed to design and develop the google headquarters in Silicon valley.This 500,000 square foot complex involved the valid input of DEGW environmentalist William Mcdonough who have worked together to develop a diverse environment. The design integrated highly focused software engineering workspace … Continue reading

Office/ A change in work environment

With the european and american graphic and interior designers finally crawling from the depth and effects of the recession. The following blog entry gives a collage of the many well designed offices around europe some designed using environmentally friendly materials and well thought out aesthetics SOURCE SOURCE SOURCE SOURCE SOURCE SOURCE SOURCE

The Struggle’s of the Young Architect

DESIGN REFORM OUTAKE A well-known and often cited truism of architecture notes that forty (as in years) is considered young for an architect and most don’t start hitting their stride until they’re seventy. This may partially explain why well-known architects seem to live forever… they’re simply too busy to die.What is often omitted from this … Continue reading

Pool Shophouse/KD Architects + FARM

The shophouse is an amazing develoment bringing together sustainability and architecture detailed design, the use of stone and concrete to create a narrow hallway creates a very dramatic entrance. The architects have cleverly used stone with metal and minimal window openings to create a cozy and exciting space to explore, the house also contains a … Continue reading

Im Entering Are You ?, UNEMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

  A great contest set up by United Colours of benetton for ages 18 to 30 years old, a great insentive for those out there who have been stuggling finding employment in the bad bad world of work. Not all of us as individuls have connections that make getting a job a piece of cake, … Continue reading