Novorésumé Offers 50% off their Premium Résumé Builder, Ensuring Your CV is On Point

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Their website describes the process of putting together a résumé as assembling a puzzle, and the site handily provides all the pieces for quick, effective and clever assemblage. Their basic package is completely free, and includes a one-page résumé template, to try your hand at résumé-puzzle-making. The premium package steps things up a notch, to include up to three pages for your résumé/CV, cover letter samples,

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The Best Music Videos for Architecture Fans in 2017

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The old adage "writing about music is like dancing about architecture" (it's stupid etc.), loses some of its impact when architecture becomes the backdrop for both music, and dancing. Ever since video killed the radio star, famous houses, quirky spaces, and history's great buildings have provided beautiful, unique and dramatic settings for music videos of all types. So which of 2017s music videos have capitalized on the wonderful world of architecture?  Thespaces.com have compiled a list of the best music videos for architecture lovers for 2017. Here are a few of our favorites and a few additional videos we think deserve a mention.

The Weeknd – ‘Secrets’

Raymond Moriyama’s Toronto Reference Library is beautifully presented in this video of The Weeknd's synth-pop hit. The incredible atrium space, the cylindrical elevators and the striking contrasts set up between red and white, hard and soft, and curved and

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Canada’s First Ever Funicular Opens in Downtown Edmonton

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© Brock Kryton © Brock Kryton Last week marked the opening of Canada’s first ever funicular in downtown Edmonton, a cable-mechanized incline elevator aimed at making the city’s largest green space more accessible. Publically funded, the $24million project features the 100 Street Funicular to transport mobility aids, strollers, and bikes, as well as a generous staircase for walking, running and lounging. Concrete sitting blocks are dispersed up the 170 steps from a promenade at the bottom. Visitors can walk along the promenade to a lookout point or ascend the stairs or funicular to the raised lookout for extensive views of the river valley.
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Dialog, the architecture firm who designed it, said of the project:

The materiality and overall form of the project are heavily influenced by the existing connective infrastructure of the city’s river valley system. The river valley is connected by a series of
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NYC’s Waterline Square Tops Out With Towers by Meier, Viñoly and KPF

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© Jonathan Morefield © Jonathan Morefield At one of the last remaining waterfront sites in Manhattan, the topping out of a luxury, five-acre, three tower mega-structure dubbed Waterline Square marks the end of a 25-year process for the 77-acre Riverside South Master Plan. Each of the three towers has been conceptualized by a different architect, with One Waterline Square by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Two Waterline Square by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and Three Waterline Square by Viñoly Architects. The towers were developed concurrently, but each reflects the vision of its architect, contributing to a harmonious complex while still remaining distinct.
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The project, located between West 59th and West 61st Streets on Riverside Drive, is to begin closings in late 2018 and will complete the historic transformation of Riverside Boulevard which has occurred over two decades along the Hudson River. The topping out

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Students use Complex Computer Analysis to Generate Seemingly Impossible Plastic Pavilion

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© Maggie Janik © Maggie Janik Testing the limits of structural viability and computer-based modeling, the 2017 Komorebi Pavilion used thin sheets of polyethylene terephthalate (PETG) in a unique way to develop an ethereal, self-supporting enclosure. The pavilion is the result of a collaboration between architecture students at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and engineering researchers at the University of Tokyo.
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The project, spanning six months, was lead by Cambridge-based architect Mark Mulligan (Associate Professor in Practice, GSD) and Tokyo-based structural engineer Jun Sato (Associate Professor, Tokyo University), who first met in July 2016 to organize the framework for the project. A charrette in November 2016 at GSD asked 60 students to design a free-standing, occupiable pavilion that uses only the 3/32” sheets of PETG. The project sought to explore how the application of advanced computational analysis could be used to design, fabricate and assemble redundant structural forms.

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White Arkitekter and Citu Release First Images of Climate Innovation District in Leeds

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Courtesy of Citu Courtesy of Citu Scandinavian firm, White Arkitekter, working closely with urban developers Citu, have designed the masterplan for the new Climate Innovation District in Leeds, in the United Kingdom. A central brownfield site in the city will be developed and converted into a sustainable, resilient, mixed-use neighborhood of more than 500 apartments and homes.  Scandinavian urban densities and principles have inspired the development, with a high standard of environmental performance and fully integrated services including healthcare, schooling, commercial offices, and manufacturing. Wide access to a range of social and green space is also crucial to the scheme and non-vehicular movement is a priority. Consideration is given to the distance people have to walk to access daily facilities, ensuring the complex is pedestrian and cycle-friendly. The green infrastructure embedded throughout the infrastructure to encourage social interaction, physical activity, and play, reduce urban heat island effect, improve air quality and
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Kate Moss Debuts for Saint Laurent on Steps of Modern Italian Classic

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Villa Malaparte, Adalberto Libera's modern Italian classic, is featured as the backdrop in Saint Lauren's spring 2018 campaign starring modern English classic, Kate Moss. The video for the campaign, directed by Nathalie Canguilhem, positions Moss on the dramatic and monumental steps of the villa, an architectural promenade that seems to lead directly to the sky.  The rationalist project was built in 1938 for Italian writer Curzio Malaparte in Punta Massullo on the Island of Capri. Monumental and iconic, the building becomes an extension of its clifftop location as if it has been playfully carved out of the rock.  While bright red in reality, the black and white footage puts the focus on the formal qualities of the project, heightening the drama of its curved solarium and level changes. Malaparte once said of the villa:
[It is] the image of my desire.

Which seems all the more appropriate

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Competition Winning Scheme Weaves Kindergarten and Nature Together

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Courtesy of AUT Courtesy of AUT Winning the Italian Ministry of Education's design competition: Scuole Innovative, AS.IN.O is a proposal for a kindergarten and botanical gardens inspired by local materiality and historic context. The team from aut- -aut in Italy, comprised of Gabriele Capobianco, Edoardo Capuzzo Dolcetta, Jonathan Lazar and Damiano Ranaldi, based the layout of the scheme on the typical double courtyard house typology of the Campidano Meridionale area. The competition called for a design for one of 51 sites for innovative and sustainable schools dotted around the country. The entries would be judged on their architectural quality; environmental and sustainability considerations; practicality in regards to material selection and programmatic function, handling of teaching needs and the accessibility, usability, and safety of the structure and all its environments. 
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The Municipality of Selargius requested the design of a nursery school and botanic garden. aut- -aut noted a decline of the urban form

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Peep Through the Wondrous Windows of the Tours Aillaud in This Colorful Photo Series

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© Laurent Kronental © Laurent Kronental French photographer Laurent Kronental’s latest photo series, “Les Yeux des Tours” views of Paris, are framed by the quirky windows of the Tours Aillaud, and by the subtle differences in which the spaces around them are inhabited. Kronental considers the towers as some of the most spectacular of the Grands Ensembles built in the post-war economic boom in France. For him, photographing these buildings was a form of nostalgia, a way of satisfying a deep sense of childhood wonder and curiosity that fostered in him as a young boy perceiving them from the nearby business and shopping center "La Défense," questioning the lives of the people who live there.
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Composed of more than 1600 apartments, in 18 towers, of 7-38 floors, the Tours Aillaud are a social housing estate in Nanterre, Paris, built from 1973 to 1981. Designed by Emile Aillaud

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Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Amber Road Trekking Cabins Competition

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First Place. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Place. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Bee Breeders have announced the winners of the Amber Road Trekking Cabins competition for the Latvian Baltic Coast. The competition sought proposals for low impact, transient and inhabitable infrastructure to support a planned hiking network along vast topographies of the Latvian Baltic Coast. The winning projects considered the various landscape elements of the site including pine trees, dunes, and white sand beaches while responding to programmatic requirements - economy, constructability, environmental sensitivity and utilitarian function.
The competition collectively provokes reflection of ecological conservation and its prescience in contemporary cultural and social practice, serving as an economic alternative to the commercialized, industrialized landscape definitive of global capital interests.

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Link - A Sustainable Connection Between the Forest and the Ocean: Scott Grbavac, Andreea Cutieru and Santiago Carlos Peña Fiorda A network of narrow passageways leading to cabins

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Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Pape Bird Observation Tower Competition

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First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Bee Breeders have selected the winners for the Pape Bird Observation Tower competition, which saw participants submitting designs for a new bird observation station located in the Nica and Rucava Municipalities in the South Western region of Latvia. The competition is the first in a series organized by Bee Breeders in collaboration with Pasaules Dabas Fonds, Latvia's leading nature conservation fund. The competition asked for proposals for a tower that would replace a previous tower that was struck by lightening. The winning schemes were selected based on their environmental sensitivity to the unique and varied parklands surrounding the scheme, their functionality, and their potential to become a landmark. The tower will be used primarily to record annual migratory habits of birds, but will also allow visitors to the park the opportunity to engage with the park and its resources.

First Prize

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PVC Pipes and Umbrellas Come Together in Vibrant Dandelion-esque Dome in Singapore

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© Oddinary Studios © Oddinary Studios Dande-lier – a pavilion designed for the Marina Bay waterfront promenade in Singapore uses PVC pipes and translucent umbrellas to form a reciprocal dome – reimagining everyday items as architectural components. The result is an ethereal shelter, referential of the commonly seen umbrella in Singapore and resembling a dandelion from afar. At night the project becomes a chandelier, lit up in an array of colors.

Designed by Dr. Chong Keng Hua and Kang Fong Ing of COLOURS: Collectively Ours, in collaboration with Web Structures on reciprocal structure, and Prof. Yuen on smart lighting system, Dande-lier was designed and fabricated for iLight Marina Bay 2017. iLight is an annual light festival that invites contributors and installations by artists from all over the world.  The structure consists of seven layers of triangular PVC pipe modules, which are tilted and rested on each other to build up the form

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First Images of What is Set to Become the Largest Botanic Garden in the World Revealed

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The gardens, with guidance offered by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said will celebrate the country’s botanic diversity in the foothills of the Al Hajar Mountains. Here, an ancient seabed is still visible after it was elevated to 100m above sea level by tectonic activity. The scheme uses the diverse landscape to its advantage, working within the undulating land and natural ridges and ravines to generate walkways and inform building elements.

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Satellite Images Ranks Europe’s Greenest (and Not so Green) Cities

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With a growing global trend of rural to urban migration, a focus on an understanding of parks, gardens and general green space in city centers is more important than ever. While a move to an urban center can offer improved access to employment, schooling, healthcare and cultural opportunities, it can come at a cost of increased stress and noise and decreased access to open space, fresh air and nature. For urban and forestry researcher Phillipp Gärtner, this raised the question of which European capital cities have the greenest space.

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Using a method that processes satellite imagery and detects pixel types, Gärtner has generated the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) for 43 of Europe’s capital cities. The NDVI analyses remote sensing measurements to determine whether a target area contains live vegetation or not. For consistency, the area analyzed is a 5-mile radius

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Take in The Views With This Prefabricated Curved Glass Sliding Doors

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Courtesy of LUMISHELL Courtesy of LUMISHELL Born from a system of sliding, curved glass doors, and inspired by its potential presence in nature, this house takes new technology and uses it in a beautiful way. LUMISHELL is a collaboration between a young engineer and architect, Christophe Benichou, and LUMICENE, a company developing curved and reversible glass windows.  The result is a small, pre-fabricated accommodation unit that capitalizes on the nature of the curved windows to generate living and bedroom spaces.  The house rolls in on itself, creating privacy between the three areas and allowing the full rotation of the windows, which can spin to open up each wing to the outside.
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The effect is a kind of cocoon-like curved pavilion. Private and open, compact and airy, mirrors are strategically placed to bring the panoramic views inside and speak to the aluminum-clad skin of the exterior.

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You Can Now Buy a Shipping-Container Tiny House from Amazon (But Should You?)

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via Amazon via Amazon The conversion of shipping containers to living spaces is not a new concept—but being able to purchase them online and have them delivered by e-commerce giant Amazon is. Deliveries by the Seattle-based (and seemingly endlessly expanding) company are becoming a staple for most American households: dogs have never barked so much at the postman, porches have never been so littered with empty boxes, and never before has almost every product on the market been available from one place without even having to leave the house. In spite of this consumer revolution, homes on demand constitutes new territory for the platform. So what does it look like when an entire house is delivered on the back of a truck?
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MODS International, a third party Wisconsin-based seller on Amazon, are now offering fully converted new shipping containers complete with a bedroom, a shower, a toilet, a

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LA’s Natural History Museum to Expand With Transparent “Front Porch” Additions

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Natural History Museum West Wing at Night (view from southwest): From the exterior, passers-by can view the museum’s new public facilities, including a flexible theater and an interdisciplinary education center for urban nature, culture, and history. A rooftop restaurant offers panoramic vistas of the Los Angeles basin that include the Downtown skyline, San Gabriel Mountains, Baldwin Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains.. Image Courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Natural History Museum West Wing at Night (view from southwest): From the exterior, passers-by can view the museum’s new public facilities, including a flexible theater and an interdisciplinary education center for urban nature, culture, and history. A rooftop restaurant offers panoramic vistas of the Los Angeles basin that include the Downtown skyline, San Gabriel Mountains, Baldwin Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains.. Image Courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) has released concept designs for the new NHM West/South Project – a scheme designed by LA firm Frederick Fisher and Partners (FF&P) in the first step towards a 10-year revitalization of the NHM as Exposition Park’s historic hub. The extensions would focus on the west and south sides of the museum, supporting new uses and reimagining the programs and spaces of its famous Ice Age fossil site at the La

NHM South Façade (south elevation): The museum’s southwestern perimeter is re-envisioned as a welcoming “front porch” extending from Bill Robertson Lane to the existing South Entrance. Along this accessible path, a new Welcome Center and redesigned circulation and landscape elements create a more seamless transition between indoors and out, increasing the museum’s connection to the community and making it a true urban “place.”. Image Courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
 New Lobby, Welcome Center and Theater Entrance: A new entrance on the southwest corner provides direct access from Exposition Park’s South Lawn into NHM’s new immersive theater for performances, screenings, lectures, satellite-transmitted scientific expeditions from around the world, and a variety of community gatherings. Visually and physically connected to the existing museum building’s ground level temporary exhibition Gallery and first floor Welcome Center loggia, this new entrance also allows for access to the theater and restaurant outside of museum hours.. Image Courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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S9 Architecture’s Dock 72 Tops Out in Brooklyn

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Courtesy of S9 Architecture Courtesy of S9 Architecture S9 Architecture’s Dock 72, a 17-storey commercial office project expected to bring 4,000 workers to the Brooklyn Navy Yard area, has been topped out this month marking the completion of the building’s steel superstructure. Over 350 construction workers, local business leaders, community representatives and public officials attended the ceremony, which ended with the raising of the final beam signed by all the members of the Dock 72 team.
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With completion expected in the summer of 2018, the project is part of an ongoing commercial renewal at the Yard, serving as a hub for emerging creative and technology industries. There is a focus on urban and public amenity to encourage innovation and collaboration between occupants, with the inclusion of a specialty food hall, a health and wellness center, a conference centre, multiple lounges for socializing and meetings, a

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