From Istanabul to Manhattan, Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, DPC (GKV) has transformed skylines all over the world. As one of New York City’s most highly regarded full-service architecture and interior design firms, GKV's philosophy cultivates a spirit of shared ideas and free-flowing collaboration to achieve the best design possible on any scale.
Topics: AIA, Architecture, DPC, Firm Profile, GKV, Randy Gerner, Success Story, Vectorworks Architect, Architects, Case Study, cast-in-place concrete, Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, inspiration, Project Highlight, video
We know it takes a spark of inspiration and a lot of dedication to see a project through, and we also take pride in helping designers showcase their amazing work worldwide. That’s why we decided to sponsor the 2016 ARCHIPENDIUM calendar: a compilation of architectural projects packed into a compact, daily tear-off calendar. It’s the ultimate desk accessory that’ll have you walking into your office every morning brimming with anticipation for the reveal of that day's inspiration.
As founders of the architecture practice LEVENBETTS, David Leven and Stella Betts recently deconstructed beachside living in the Hamptons into three spokes in its 36SML House in Amagansett, New York, creating distinct spaces and unique experiences for its owners and their guests.
The Manazuru Peninsula unfolds into scenic Sagami Bay in a shape reminiscent of a crane with outstretched wings. This peaceful locale, home to the Kazumasa Nakagawa Art Museum, Cape Manazuru, and the centuries-old Kifune-jinja Shrine, revolves around an appreciation for the sea. It’s this seaside aesthetic that the design team at MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO called upon when designing Shore House, which recently earned the firm the Japan Institute of Architects' Best New Architect Award, honoring talented architects and their work.
A design is more than a representation of an individual’s ideas; it’s a reflection of their experiences, environment, and the time in which they live. In short, design is a physical manifestation of a culture, an expression of a society’s values and ideology. That’s why we’ve created the fourth edition of MODUS News magazine: a collection of incredible projects, each designed with Vectorworks software by visionary architects, that provide a snapshot of the world’s diverse and captivating cultures. So begin your exploration and find the inspiration you need to transform the world.
Topics: Allied Works Architecture, Architecture, Dominique Coulon et Associés, Hawkins\Brown, Holzer Kobler Architekturen, Modus News, MODUS News 4, Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Salens Architecten, Simcic + Uhrich Architects, The Associated Architects Partnership, Community, Gigon/Guyer, inspiration, McGregor Coxall, MODUS, Notable User, Project Highlight, Yoshio Taniguchi
More people should be so lucky as to spend a day with the Exleys, the spirited husband and wife team behind Architecture Is Fun. We recently met up with Peter, FAIA, and Sharon who run their architecture and design firm in Chicago, creating spaces for children of all ages that are distinguished by beauty, art, and form. What we quickly learned is that the Exleys make the design process “fun” because they’re great listeners and creative problem-solvers. You can't help but feel inspired by these playmakers.
Topics: AIA, Architecture, Education, Firm Profile, Sharon Exley, Success Story, visionary, 3D Modeling, Architecture Is Fun, BIM, Case Study, Community, Customer Appreciation Party, inspiration, Peter Exley, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Project Highlight, Vectorworks Design Summit
Topics: AIA Miami, Florida International University, Roberto Rovira, Sky Lounge Pavilion, Studio Roberto Rovira, The Architectural League of New York, visionary, APA Florida, Community, Emerging Voice 2015, Emerging Voices, Landscape, Magnolia North Park, Project Highlight
Ghent, Belgium is undergoing a transformative, urban regeneration, and the team tasked with making this dream a reality includes Vectorworks users Atelier Kempe Thill, COUSSEE & GORIS architecten, Robbrecht & Daem architecten, and Marie-José Van Hee architecten. Designers and architects are collaborating to provide a sustainable urban mobility plan for Ghent that features green spaces and waterfronts, upscale residential housing, retail capacity, and innovative workspaces. Their aim is to transition this centuries-old urban center into a “smart” city, providing modern amenities without losing historical authenticity.
Topics: Architecture, Ghent, MIPIM Awards, Robbrecht & Daem architecten, Atelier Kempe Thill, Belgium, Community, COUSSEE & GORIS architecten, Marie-José Van Hee Architecten, Market Hall Ghent, MODUS, Project Highlight, Urban Regeneration
Over 31,000 architects from around the world made their voices heard during ArchDaily’s 2015 Building of the Year Awards, a peer-based, crowd-sourced program where designers choose their favorite structures from the thousands featured on the ArchDaily website. We’re happy to announce that the Portuguese firm spaceworkers was selected as a winner in the housing category for their design: Sambade House.
We're happy to announce that this year's list of nominees for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award includes a host of projects designed with Vectorworks software. Presented every two years, the award is the highest, most prestigious honor bestowed on European designers for excellence in their field coupled with their efforts to develop new ideas and technologies. Find some inspiration for your next project by checking out these visionary creations:
In an increasingly youth-oriented world, obsessed with physical perfection, interior designer and artist Niloufar Lamakan explores the concepts of beauty and aging in her upcoming “Fade” exhibition. Fade, which will run from January 26 to the 31 at the Clerkenwell Gallery in London, challenges the notion that life begins with youth and vibrancy and fades into invisible grayness. Inspired by the unexpected behavior of color combinations, Lamakan is concerned with how people interact with color at different stages of life.