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Taipei 101 - Taipei - - August 2014 2880x1800

Taipei 101: August 2014 Wallpaper

Designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners, Taipei 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building ranked officially[...]

124_Jean Nouvel

Quote #124 – Jean Nouvel

Space, space: architects always talk about space! But creating a space is not automatically doing architecture. With the same space, you can make a masterpiece or cause a disaster. – Jean Nouvel


The Working Drawing: The Architect’s Tool

The Working Drawing: The Architect’s Tool by Annette Spiro and David Ganzoni Large-scale working drawings are one of the fundamental tools in architecture, crucial from the early stages of creation[...]

122_Norman Foster

Quote #122 – Norman Foster

I am always surprised by how much little emphasis schools of architecture, and indeed, many architects, place on the process of the mating of a building. – Norman Foster

Daylight Handbook

Daylighting Handbook I

Daylighting Handbook I by Christoph Reinhart Daylighting Handbook I ($38, paperback) is the first volume in a series of upcoming books on daylighting and other sustainable building design concepts written for[...]

121_Tadao Ando

Quote #121 – Tadao Ando

You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see. – Tadao Ando

Biomimicry in Architecture

Biomimicry in Architecture

Biomimicry in Architecture by Michael Pawlyn In the search for genuinely sustainable building design and technology – designs that go beyond conventional sustainability to be truly restorative – we often[...]

120_Jørn Utzon

Quote #120 – Jørn Utzon

There is a rumour that I can’t draw and never could. This is probably because I work so much with models. Models are one of the most beautiful design tools, but I still do the finest drawings you can imagine. – Jørn Utzon

Burj Khalifa – June 2014 Wallpaper – by and Romain Trystram is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at – Architecture Magazine

Absolute World Towers: July 2014 Wallpaper

Absolute World Towers is a residential condominium twin tower skyscraper complex in the five tower Absolute City Centre development in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The project was designed by Beijing/China architectural[...]

119_Elizabeth Diller

Quote #119 – Elizabeth Diller

We don’t have preconceived ideas; we work, we analyze, we read, we step into projects knowing that we’re not the first ones there. – Elizabeth Diller


Restaurant & Bar Design

Restaurant & Bar Design by Julius Wiedemann Restaurants and bars offer architects and interior designers the opportunity to design for both style and entertainment; aesthetics and function must come together[...]

118_Richard Neutra

Quote #118 – Richard Neutra

The architect who really designs for a human being has to know a great deal more than just the Five Canons of Vitruvius. – Richard Neutra