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A Travelling Architecture School

Have you heard of a travelling architecture school? Although it is very old, it is on the verge of acquiring a self-conscience. The school currently has no name, it has no building, no steady campus and no fancy libraries. It is not career oriented or an institution. Some may even consider it as part of a […]

US Highlights: The River North Art District – Where Art is Made

United States Highlights – In Denver Colorado: When wandering around Denver, Colorado, the River North (RiNo) Art District caught my attention. The district is home to active studios, galleries and creative spaces for a range of disciplines. Repurposing a former industrial hub, the architecture within and around RiNo is rich in history, creating the ideal setting for emerging […]

Interesting Stuff on the Internet

Interesting stuff on the internet is an article sharing my favourite recent online inspiration and distractions. Cold War Kid: During the 1961 Berlin Crisis President John F. Kennedy vowed to identify spaces in “existing structures both public and private that could be used for fallout shelters in case of attack.” After JFK’s speech, a fallout shelter economy occurred almost immediately […]

Washington D.C. the coolest city in America?

Turns out Congress is Cool. Forbes has just declared Washington D.C as the coolest City in America. The semi-scientific system for measuring coolness takes into account: Entertainment options, including the availability of sporting events, zoos, aquariums, golf courses, ski areas, national parks, theatres and museums. If there’s a dinosaur exhibition then its cool! The food factor, including yummy […]

Calling all Children to Draw their Favourite Building or Landmark

Need something fun for your children to work on? I am currently calling entries for an exciting project that will take inspiration from the way children envisage and draw architecture. Ask your children to draw a picture of their favourite famous building or landmark and send it to my email; linda@archi-ninja.com. What you need to know? 1. The […]

Why Drew Philp Bought A House In Detroit For $500

For the next couple of weeks I am on a working holiday in the US and so the next couple of articles will tell some interesting tales about the cities I visit. This article was originally published on BuzzFeed (quite possibly the best article I’ve read from this website) and caught my eye after recently researching […]

The DIY Ring Kit Goes Global

Almost 2 years after the first prototype, the DIY Ring kit goes global. After 3 car trips, happy tears and over 3 stressful hours at the post office yesterday, hundreds of DIY Ring Kits have now been posted!  Be sure to get one for yourself (or a loved one) via the Architact Collective website. Our website also contains […]

Construction Volunteering in Developing Nations

Many architecture firms collaborate with non-government organisations to help in developing nations. A.gor.a Architects for example, are currently designing and building a new health clinic to provide free healthcare to burmese refugees and migrants. Auburn University Rural Studio works with architects and students to build homes in rural communities while instigating community-action, collaboration, and sustainability. Image Source Left: A.gor.a Architects, Right: Auburn […]

Interesting Stuff on the Internet

Interesting stuff on the internet is an article sharing my favourite recent online inspiration and distractions. Revisiting one of my favourite Melbourne houses, the Cloud House by McBride Charles Ryan. From the front the house is an inconspicuous white Edwardian home, but things are not what they seem; when you step inside the home morphs into a dreamy cloud. Check […]

A Collection of Abandoned Cities and Suburbias

The term ‘ghost town’ conjures haunting images of abandoned buildings from another era, empty streets and personal possessions that never began. From the Unites States to China, these images capture the eery reminder of a possible future (or past civilisation) abruptly ended. Their abandonments have occurred through various means of natural or manmade disasters, war, […]