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Interesting Stuff On The Internet

Interesting stuff on the internet is an article sharing my favourite recent online inspiration and distractions. The odd psychology of the compassionate crowd is an article with some interesting observations on social psychology and individual and collective identity. Rather than crazes, Michael Bond depicts the crowd composed of highly co-operative individuals driven who share a common goal and objective. […]

TonyTextures Architecture Visualization Competition Giveaway

The visualization of architecture is important – it starts with a simple pencil sketch or Photoshop illustration and concludes with a 3D CAD or photorealistic rendering. Regardless of the project size a large library of architecture visualization graphics including plants, trees, people, sky, background images and textures is a must when it comes to time efficiency and project workflow. […]

New Architecture in Sydney Contending for a Place Among the Icons: Part 2

1. Sydney convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct Re-development (Under Construction) by Hassell, Populous + Others. This project encompasses the $1 billion transformation of Darling Harbour though the design of three major public buildings including a new convention facility, a new exhibition space and new entertainment theatre. The 11.5 ha re-development also includes the unification of […]

New Architecture in Sydney Contending for a Place Among the Icons: Part I

Located on the east coast of Australia and situated on the water, Sydney is a stunning harbor city. As Australia’s leading metropolis, Sydney is the go-to destination for international corporations, tourists, and students. The city is not characterized by any one architecture style, but by a juxtaposition of architecture that spans the breadth of the […]

Finding Happiness in the Handmade – Our Favourite Makers in Melbourne

For the following two weekends the Architact Collective have attended two pre-christmas market locations. There could have been no better start to the festive season than by surrounding ourselves with some incredible designers, makers and entrepreneurs, these are our peers who equally motivate and inspire us to do what we do. When talking with these designers we […]

MediaMap Connecting Architects to the World’s Architectural Media

We very rarely talk about how important media is for architects. Media is also often a secondary consideration in architecture practices, we have tools for project management, and office management, but nothing for media management. MediaMap seeks to solve that problem. MediaMap is a new media kit and campaign tool for architects that maps the world’s architectural […]

Interesting Stuff on the Internet

Interesting stuff on the internet is an article sharing my favourite recent online inspiration and distractions. Ron Carlson is the creator of one of the most hated thing on the internet: the pop-up ad. In this article he apologises, “What we wanted to do was spill boiling oil onto the heads of our enemies as they attempted to […]

Why Film Villains Love Modern Architecture

Home is where our traditional notion of safety and place making are formed; consequently, the home is also the place where we are most vulnerable. Violating the boundary of home is an easy target in filmmaking. The kitchen in particular is often an ultra sinister location. Kitchens are cramped, claustrophobic, abundant with knifes (think “Chucky“), […]

The Architact Collective collaborates with Sarra Tzijan

The Architact Collective are delighted to introduce our second collaboration with Sarra Tzijan. Sarra is a Melbourne based artist with a background in print, drawing and painting. More recently she has begun studies in jewellery design, developing new techniques and processes. The hand-crafted rings by Sarra are the exploration of surface embellishment and texture, using our natural and […]

DIY Replica Crayon Rings…A New Life for Broken Crayons!

The DIY Concrete Ring Kit is the gift that keeps on giving. You can reuse your high quality silicone mould to create replica rings. Broken Crayons? Don’t throw them away; my favourite trick is to create a replica crayon ring, providing a beautiful juxtaposition between the permanency of concrete and the temporality of wax. Creating […]

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