We present in this article the best schools of architecture in the USA:
Yale, School of Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design
University of Pennsylvania, School of Design
University Cornell, College of Architecture, Art and Planning
University of Cincinnati, Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, College of Architecture and Environmental Design
University of Michigan, Taubman College, Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Syracuse, Syracuse (New York), Syracuse University School of Architecture
University of Texas, Austin, School of Architecture
University of Kansas, College of Architecture, Planning and Design
Florida International University, Miami, FIU School of Architecture
University of Columbia, New York, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
But this ranking is necessarily arbitrary because it includes many criteria. Indeed, for a student living in New York, a nearby school but less prestigious will be preferable to a school in Los Angeles more prestigious. The criterion of employability can also be considered essential. Leaving a school with a degree is not enough. You have to be able to find an interesting and well paid job. But it also depends on the reputation of the school, for example internationally. To make a big project in Asia or Europe, we will rely on the reputation of the school in addition to the CV of the candidate.
Finally, the most important criterion is the following: whatever the level of school, it is the motivation of the student that is important. Being first in school, even if it’s average, will sometimes be better than being the last of a prestigious school.
We will return regularly to this post to modify it and take into account the evolution of the reputation of these schools.
Sadly, two designers died in February 2019. Of course, we all know Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s famous fashion designer. But who knows Italian architect and designer Alessandro Mendini? He is known for having designed the Groninger Museum and the Proust Armchair.
First, 6 very promising Chinese designers. Many things are happening right now in China, which is not just the manufacturer of all the objects in the world. The Chinese also do a lot of things in creation. It will undoubtedly be necessary to follow the future of these creators:
And then back to France, country of fashion, luxury, and design as Jean Nouvel. Here is a selection of the best influencers designers:
Sebastian Herkner is also one of the most promising designers of his time:
And finally, some trophies proposed by designers to modernize these objects:
Home building designs have become increasingly important. The architects’ efforts to find a solution to the difficulties of our time are there to testify.
Take climate change as an example. Many experts predict that the climate will change, that the melting of glaciers will raise the level of the seas and oceans, and that storms and hurricanes will become more and more powerful resulting in larger rain events. A British project plans to build floating houses to overcome this difficulty:
A second project plans to build a simple structure including a canoe and kayaks, with a container containing all the material. The whole is raised so as not to be damaged by the soil and the water:
Finally, a modular housing system makes it possible to store equipment to allow people to live, like refugees. This system was initially planned to find a housing solution in the event of an earthquake but it could quite be adapted in case of global warming:
Want to create your own surviving housing system in case of climate or other problem? So, start by making a plan on an online software like archiplain, then build a propotype that you install in your garden. And finally, take a week of vacation and vice versa to perfect autonomy in your home. Last point: write down all the problems you encounter, they will help you improve your home.
Today we are in the recycling age. Everyone wants to have a little idea about recycling: we reuse plastic bottles to make sweaters, we use car tires to make insulation, organic materials to make compost. But we had not thought about shoes.
And yet, there are many used shoes in the world.
Here is the solution: make flowerpots!
I’m not sure it’s always pretty, but it’s always better than leaving old shoes hanging on the wires of the high voltage lines.
You’re fed up with classic cars? Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls Royce? Want a car that really comes out of the ordinary? I have the solution for you.
Try this prototype car. This car can be rented via an application. Everything is almost entirely transparent, even the control box.
You will find a storage space at the front, like a drawer in a chest of drawers.
Some think that these cars represent the future. Why not ! In any case, the design is interesting and the transparent appearance allows to be indoors and outdoors at the same time. I hope technology has provided air conditioning when there is a lot of sunshine …
There are people who prefer to borrow books, and others who prefer to buy them. In the latter case, it may be a need to keep books for later reading. It can also be a collector who loves old books. Finally, it can be a municipal library that needs to have a large stock of books. Here, the solution was found: very high walls and book shelves up to the ceiling. The result is quite aesthetic.
I know, you’re going to tell me: another tiny house project. But what more can one say about these houses? Here we are not going to tell you how to build these houses, or where they can be installed. We will tell you what can be put inside and you will see that you can put things big enough, such as a bike, or a yoga hammock.
I like this kind of objects, a clever mixture of modern and old. Look at this clock: it seems made of wood. But if you touch it, it indicates the time with shadows. Look at this machine that produces music and light. And this other object on the model Renaissance Palazzo. Magnificent !
The design has arrived all over our lives, and yet there are still places where the delay is obvious. In the field of prostheses, the delay is soon filled. Look at this wonderful work. Of course, the handicap is difficult and it is necessary to sympathize with the difficulty of living with this situation. But we can make very aesthetic objects with creativity.
Do you know what will happen in the Netherlands this week? This is an international event on the design for a week. If you want to follow the event, simply follow # DDW16 or twitter account @dutchdesignweek. This event takes place from 22 to 30 October 2016 in Eindhoven. You will see drawings mixing of color, materials and techniques, projects combining gastronomy and design, a temporary restaurant, connected implants, a fragrance diffuser-alert, and even sex toys (we are in the Netherlands…).
3D printing allows to do things that are impossible or very difficult to do with traditional techniques, particularly structures with lots of space inside. In this spirit, a project expected to talk much about him. This is a gigantic sculpture that will take place on the Plaza Jungle Miami Design District as part of an event that will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Miami: a prize will be awarded to a project that sheds light new in the field of design.
Windows are often very classic. And it is going to the South found a little more special windows, simply because you need protection from the sun. Based on this finding, the architects designed a window inspired by the Iranian traditions, a mix of wood and stained glass to better manage the external light. The result is wonderful. We have perforated shutters that allow you to filter the daylight, wooden slats on the walls, and plants in wooden boxes.
Take a free software. Take the user guide, a 350 page book, and begin your work! How many people have begun to use software, and eventually angry because nothing goes as planned. The drawing disappears, the wall does not go where you want it, the window is too big … with http://archiplain.com/makeyourplan, none of that. The drawings are easy to make, no need instruction, and measures are of a precision rarely seen. Try this software, it does not commit you to anything and you can take your first shots.
Or an apartment plan? An industrial plan? A castle plan? A farm plan? A garage plan? Or even a garden plan? The beginning of this story is very simple. Just use a very simple program like http://archiplain.com/makeyourplan. With him, even a 5 year old can use: I tested with several children and each of them regarded it as a building game, much like Minecraft. Just know how to use a computer mouse and have the software open. And click on the object you want to draw, like a wall or window, and drag the mouse on the screen: and lo!
Two aspects to this question: online and free. Indeed, there are several software that can make online house plans, but they are often complicated to use and are wasting a lot of time for users. Moreover, they are often paid, and even if they are free, they are flooded with unwanted advertising. Good software is. It is very easy to use: Even a 5 year old can use it! And it’s free, anyway if you make screenshots or a reasonable use.
We must first have a project of purchase or house construction. We will not see the house plan in the same way if we had built, and in this case it is conceivable size and number of rooms as desired, or if you buy an existing home, and this case the rooms are already existing. But in any case, we need to have an intelligent software to make all possible plans, such as http://archiplain.com/makeyourplan. The ease of use of this software is critical, because home buyers do not like to waste time with the explanatory notes, and they like precision. Finally, this software should be able to give in meters or feet dimensions to satisfy all users.
Your creativity will be put to use to build, develop and implement plans that will meet the approval of the people around you, especially your future customers. Choose a good school will not be enough, you will also need to work hard to learn the basics of this very demanding profession.
It is very simple. All you need is a good software to trace the outline of your home. Living room, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, nothing should be missed. You must then fill the inside of the house with furniture, beds, armchairs, sofas. Then you can decorate with plants and flowers. Finally, you can bring this plan in pdf format having simply provide a valid email.