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Co-Housing and the Rise of Collaborative Consumption

I recently read a book entitled ‘What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption’. Authored by Rachael Botsman and Roo Rodgers (founders of, the book references many benefits connected to “collaborative consumptions,” including the familiar formations of car-sharing, co-working and crowd sourcing. What is collaborative consumption? Botsman and Rodgers describe collaborate consumption as […]

Create Something Special this Valentine’s: The Architact Collective Do Custom Rings!

Are you an architect or builder? Are you moving home? Are you building a home with your life partner? Are you a supplier or manufacturer? Are you on holiday? Why not collect some brick or concrete from your construction site, family home, office or holiday destination and allow us to transform your material into a truly unique ring. A ring […]

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 […]

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 […]

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“), […]

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 […]

Smartphone Interior Design: 3 mobile apps for home decorators

Redecorating your home is never as easy as anyone would anticipate. Our world is rapidly changing with advancements in technology. Mobile technology in particular has become an invaluable part of our daily lives and one way of transitioning your house into a dream home is with the use of mobile technology. Thousands of applications are available […]

Is “​Crowd-Housing” the Next Crowdfunding? And how it will Empower Architects

Advancements in technology are shaping the future of our design and architecture industries. Alongside new sensors, robotics, 3D printing, and synthetic biology, crowdfunding is also transforming the way architecture is designed and created. For those who (somehow) don’t already know, crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from […]