The Best Architecture Portfolio Designs

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When applying for an architecture job, you need to make sure you have the perfect portfolio. While a clever and attractive business card might help you initially get a firm's attention, and a well-considered résumé or CV might help you prove your value, in most cases it will be your portfolio that makes or breaks your application. It's your portfolio that practices will use to measure your design sensibilities against the office's own style and to judge whether you match up to the talents claimed in your résumé. That's why in March, we launched a call for our readers to send us their own portfolios so that we could share the best design ideas with the ArchDaily community. Our selection below shows the best of the nearly 200 submissions we received, which were judged not on the quality of the architectural design they showed (though much of it was excellent) but
Submitted by Gregory Barber
Submitted by Gregory Barber
Submitted by Gregory Barber
Submitted by Vingan Razvan
Submitted by Vingan Razvan
Submitted by Vingan Razvan
Submitted by Wilmer Coronado Castillo
Submitted by Wilmer Coronado Castillo
Submitted by Wilmer Coronado Castillo
Submitted by Derek Pirozzi
Submitted by Derek Pirozzi
Submitted by Derek Pirozzi
Submitted by Rina Ben Shimol
Submitted by Cristóbal Riffo
Submitted by Cristóbal Riffo
Submitted by Cristóbal Riffo
Submitted by Miguel Roig Burgal
Submitted by Miguel Roig Burgal
Submitted by Miguel Roig Burgal
Submitted by Li Dai
Submitted by Li Dai
Submitted by Li Dai
Submitted by Maël Barbe
Submitted by Maël Barbe
Submitted by Maël Barbe
Submitted by Benjamin Wichman
Submitted by Benjamin Wichman
Submitted by Benjamin Wichman
Submitted by Benjamin Wichman
Submitted by Eytan Levi
Submitted by Eytan Levi
Submitted by Eytan Levi
Submitted by Eytan Levi
Submitted by Aayush Jindal
Submitted by Aayush Jindal
Submitted by Aayush Jindal
Submitted by Lazar Belic
Submitted by Lazar Belic
Submitted by Lazar Belic
Submitted by Thea Mihu
Submitted by Thea Mihu
Submitted by Thea Mihu
Submitted by Bastian Marzoli
Submitted by Bastian Marzoli
Submitted by Bastian Marzoli
Submitted by Bastian Marzoli
Submitted by Keyhan Khaki
Submitted by Keyhan Khaki
Submitted by Keyhan Khaki
Submitted by Pilar Ribot Reus
Submitted by Pilar Ribot Reus
Submitted by Pilar Ribot Reus
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Joe Doucet and Reebok Weave the Future of Wearables

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                                Prolific New York designer <a href="http://joedoucet.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Joe Doucet&#8217;s</a> <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/joe-doucet/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">portfolio of work</a> spans a wide berth of projects &#8211; bicycles, spirits, brand identity, furniture, electronics, architecture &#8211; the reflection of a polygot mind driven by a self-described condition of &#8220;<a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/clever-episode-1-joe-doucet"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">debilitating curiosity</a>&#8220;, grounded in a humble sense of purpose to improve common objects.
His latest project – Woven into the Future – is a collaboration between the NY designer and Reebok: a set of GPS-enabled gloves offering runners, walkers, and bicyclists turn-by-turn direction using light and touch. The trio of exploratory prototypes represent Woven into the Future, a conceptual collection incorporating Flexweave, a proprietary material originally engineered by Reebok to deliver lightweight, durable, and form fit comfort for their athletic footwear line. Doucet reimagined Flexweave beyond its footwear iteration, turning the performance fiber characterized by its figure-8 weave into fingerless gloves with directional technology woven right into the form factor. When asked about
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Casa en La Loma / RVO Studio

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© Marcos Garcia © Marcos Garcia
  • Architects: RVO Studio
  • Location: Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Raúl Velazquez
  • Construction And Management: Gabriel Rosales
  • Area: 630.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Marcos Garcia
© Marcos Garcia © Marcos Garcia
Shapes that suit the simplicity of the tropic Planning spaces from natural resources seems to be easy. In this case, tropical climate and terrain unevenness have worked in favor of the creativity and talent of RVO Studio, an architecture firm led by Raul Velazquez, who takes chances using local elements in order to bring personality to each and every of his projects.
© Marcos Garcia © Marcos Garcia

Such is a case with Casa en la Loma (House on the Hill), a residential design located in San Pancho beach in Nayarit, Mexico, in which RVO Studio has decided to blend the intersection of shadows and airflow, making this a pair that furnishes the space with a comfort level which otherwise could only

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Pickathon Festival stage, designed by PSU students, will be turned into transitional housing when the music stops

            <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ui/uipbm3mdz6e3zeja.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" />Launched in 1999, the inaugural Pickathon Music Festival was not so much a festival, but rather a small fundraiser for KBOO&mdash;a non-profit community radio station. Held in the woods nearby <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3435/portland" rel="nofollow" >Portland, Oregon</a>, the now annual summer event has grown into a sellout affair with lineups including Beach House, Angel Olsen, and Mac DeMarco. Though the festival has grown, the three-day event nicknamed "Portland's littlest big festival" has maintained its grassroots nature and continues to set itself apart from its festival competitors.
For starters, rather than only booking acts that have a big draw, the festival runners make a point of introducing their audience to new acts like Israeli pop star group A-WA or soul icon Charles Bradley. In addition, all artists at the festival play at least twice so audiences have multiple chances to see their acts. The festival has largely foregone corporate sponsorship with exceptions for companies like Continue reading "Pickathon Festival stage, designed by PSU students, will be turned into transitional housing when the music stops"

The Modern List Portland

[Image credit: Dezeen] Though close in proximity to Seattle, Portland has an entirely unique and different feel, making it the perfect location for a weekend getaway (whether you’re heading south from Seattle or elsewhere). As always, Portland’s interest in craft provides innovative restaurants, cafes, hotels and museums with each new visit. Whether it be the hospitality of a warm atmosphere and public coffee brewing demonstrations at Coava, or insight into Japanese garden culture and architecture at the newly renovated Portland Japanese Gardens, the extra care put into the craft of each cultural element is entirely evident. Here’s our 2017 roundup of Portland’s newest and greatest modern gems. COFFEE
 Coava Coffee / @coavacoffee1300 SE G Ave. (A), (503) 894-8134
[Image Credit: Coava Coffee]  Upper Left Roasters / @upperleftroasters, 1204 SE Clay St.(503) 477-8469

[Image Credit: Upper Left Roasters] BRUNCH | LUNCH
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Site Texture Study: Round Two

I first generated a black and white study like this for my wharf design back in 2014. I liked how this approach breaks down the complexity of site design into simple elements and creating a space for me to quickly “sketch” out and iterate ideas. For this bridge design, I decided to use a similar process with some minor modifications. I am still removing all color and abstracting elements to there most simplest form. However, the shadows now have a subtle gradation to them to give a better sense of depth. An image like this comes together faster than you might expect. Although it looks like there are a lot of moving parts and finite detail, it is all about starting simple and slowly building in more and more information. This idea hopefully is clear in the image breakdown below where each step slowly builds off of the previous. It
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✱ Joshua Tree Climbing – May 2017

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For Shellshocked New Yorkers, Post-Election Subway Therapy

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In Manhattan’s Union Square subway station, a display of Post-It notes became a visual protest against the results of the November 8 Presidential election.

Say this for psychic turmoil: it stirs the creative soul. From Hemingway to Van Gogh, Virginia Woolf to Frida Kahlo, the most powerful artistic expression rarely emanates from a place of equilibrium and serenity. For many Americans—New Yorkers, in particular—neither equilibrium nor serenity comes easily, and, in the days and weeks following the Presidential election, emotional dissonance reached an apex not seen since 9/11. And so, Subway Therapy provided a highly original, if ultimately feeble, salve. Matthew ‘Levee’ Chavez, a New York-based artist, is the founder of the Subway Therapy project, a collaborative endeavor which requires the participation of passing strangers, and which predates the election—but sticks to its original premise: give frustrated and perpetually vexed subway riders Post-It notes and a pen, and they will write.

Establish a Target Market for Success as a Small Firm Architect

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Leverage The Power To Say, “No!”

When Annmarie and I launched Fivecat Studio more than 15 years ago we had no projects, no clients and no money. We were two young architects seeking the freedom of our own firm. A friend helped start us off with our first project; a new local restaurant named Meetinghouse located in Bedford, New York. Meetinghouse led to other local projects and soon we were in business. I wrote a 3-part blog series a couple years back sharing the full story of how Annmarie and I started our own architecture firm. In those early days, my answer was “Yes”. When a potential client called with a new project, I said, “Yes”. A bathroom renovation? “Yes!” A garage addition? “Yes!” Expand your deck? “Sure… Yes, we can do that.” Commercial, institutional, residential? We said yes to it all. Without a second source
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Establish a Target Market for Success as a Small Firm Architect

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Leverage The Power To Say, “No!”

When Annmarie and I launched Fivecat Studio more than 15 years ago we had no projects, no clients and no money. We were two young architects seeking the freedom of our own firm. A friend helped start us off with our first project; a new local restaurant named Meetinghouse located in Bedford, New York. Meetinghouse led to other local projects and soon we were in business. I wrote a 3-part blog series a couple years back sharing the full story of how Annmarie and I started our own architecture firm. In those early days, my answer was “Yes”. When a potential client called with a new project, I said, “Yes”. A bathroom renovation? “Yes!” A garage addition? “Yes!” Expand your deck? “Sure… Yes, we can do that.” Commercial, institutional, residential? We said yes to it all. Without a second source
Mark LePage of EntreArchitect
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dredgefest california

Print The Dredge Research Collaborative is inviting participants to apply for the workshops at our upcoming event, DredgeFest California. We are seeking faculty, practicing designers, scientists, industry professionals, policymakers, regulators, junior scholars, advanced students, and other interested parties to join us in the Bay Area, June 13-19, 2016. DSC_2607 DSC_2640
[Tours at DredgeFest Great Lakes, summer 2015.] Sediment is critical to the present and future health of California’s estuarine Bay-Delta. It is the physical infrastructure that underlies its many ecologies and economies. As the 2015 State of the Estuary report notes, “Like fresh water, sediment is a precious resource that is essential for keeping the Estuary healthy”. But the Bay-Delta currently has a shortage of this land making resource. Upriver dams have trapped sediment, while levees, bank armoring, and river straightening have cut off wetlands and floodplains while accelerating the movement of the remaining sediment, preventing it from building substrate. The
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Urban Development Strategies: Design & Permitting

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[Photo by BUILD LLC] This post continues our two-part analysis of the development strategies we gleaned from the Park Modern building, which was completed in 2007. Part One was aimed at the planning and programming of the Park Modern and similar multi-family, mixed-use projects, while today’s will focus on the specifics of building design and regulatory agency systems. 6. Be a building code whisperer.
Building codes can be nebulous and complicated. At the same time, how the specifics of the code are interpreted have wide ranging impacts on the design, the construction, and the pricing of a project. Designing a multi-family, mixed-use building requires much more than a basic review and application of the building code. Standard prescriptions and template solutions not only overlook design opportunities, but they can be costly to the bottom line. An effective use of the building code involves scrutinizing key provisions, questioning the code when
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