INSPIRATION

Design at the Intersection of Technology and Biology | Neri Oxman | TED Talks

Designer and architect Neri Oxman is leading the search for ways in which digital fabrication technologies can interact with the biological world. Working at...

Floating cities, the LEGO House and other architectural forms of the future | Bjarke Ingels

Design gives form to the future, says architect Bjarke Ingels. In this worldwide tour of his team's projects, journey to a waste-to-energy power plant...

Shigeru Ban: Emergency shelters made from paper

Long before sustainability became a buzzword, architect Shigeru Ban had begun his experiments with ecologically-sound building materials such as cardboard tubes and paper. His...

The next generation of African architects and designers | Christian Benimana

Christian Benimana wants to build a network of architects who can help Africa's booming cities flourish in sustainable, equitable ways -- balancing growth with...

Alejandro Aravena: My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process

When asked to build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena looked to an unusual inspiration: the wisdom of favelas...

Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

Architect Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them,...

TIME & STRESS

Architectural Design Process: Managing Time  (Tools + Tips)

Architectural Design Process: Managing Time (Tools + Tips)

14 tools and tips for architects and students to better manage their time throughout the design process. At the end I discuss my fee...
Managing Stress In Architecture School

Managing Stress In Architecture School

How to manage stress in Architecture School.Blessedarch, your one stop to Design, Art and Architecture.Hope you like this channel, happy exploring. LIKE SHARE...
How To Manage Your Time & Get More Done

How To Manage Your Time & Get More Done

It may not be possible to squeeze more time in the day without sacrificing sleep. So how do you achieve the goals you want...
The Stress of Architecture

The Stress of Architecture

Drew Paul Bell (of http://www.DrewPaulBell.com) explains how to deal with the stress of design challenges and the competitive nature of architecture school.The key...

"Its in the doing that the idea comes." – Edmund Bacon

DESIGN

How to design like an architect | A modern home

A follow up to Doug's first How to design like an architect video and his Design a Dream Home video series. More about the...

Architecture Short Course: How to Develop a Design Concept

All architecture begins with a concept. If you’re struggling to find one, curious about what one is, or wondering how architects begin their projects;...

Developing the Architectural Concept – Architecture Short Course (Part 2)

Developing the architectural concept into floor plans, designing the form, and refining the spatial ideas are all covered in part 2 of our architecture...

How To Think Like An Architect: The Design Process

Santa Barbara architect Barry Berkus takes us through the process he used to design the Padaro Lane Residence in Southern California. He demonstrates his...

Using Materials to tell a Story (An Architectural Essay)

Meaningful architecture, for me, always relays a story. It’s fundamental that it conveys something about a place, a specific time, a person or a...

How to Find Architectural Ideas

Eight strategies I use to find architectural ideas. Do you find the blank page as terrifying as I do? I'm starting a new project...

You say to a brick, 'What do you want, brick?' And brick says to you, 'I like an arch.' And you say to brick, 'Look, I want one, too, but arches are expensive and I can use a concrete lintel.' And then you say: 'What do you think of that, brick?' Brick says: 'I like an arch.' - Louis Kahn

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

Introduction to Building Technology (2019)

This series of video lectures is intended for stage 1 undergraduate Architecture, Architectural Technology, Construction management and Surveying students. The information provided covers basic principles of building technology.All information provided has been simplified and may be out of date by the time the video is watched. This lecture is intended for UK students but may be of relevance to others.Topics covered include:An introduction to building technology Location and why it's important Orientation in Architectural design Site Analysis for Architectural design students Regulations in Architectural design Basic Structural principles in Architectural design Structural Systems in Architectural design Timber frame...

Building Technology 2 (2019)

This series of video lectures is intended for stage 1 undergraduate Architecture, Architectural Technology, Construction management and Surveying students. It is intended to give a very basic view of masonry construction. The information provided is geared towards Scottish construction.Topics covered include:Scottish Built Heritage Scottish Heritage Working with existing buildings ...

Architectural Detailing (2017)

This series of tutorials will cover the basic principles of architectural detailing as well as the sketching of details.

Architectural Details (2018)

This series of tutorials discuss the process behind architectural detailing with several examples to illustrate the concepts. 

Introduction to Seismic Essentials in Groningen (2017)

Groningen, a province in the northeast of the Netherlands, is experiencing earthquakes due to the extraction of gas. This phenomenon is called induced seismicity. But what is induced seismicity? And how can the risk to life safety and the consequences for the built environment be reduced? The Groningen situation...

Revit Structure Tutorials for Beginners (2020)

This is a Revit house structural tutorial series. This series is about creating a timber framed house in Revit using structral timber components to support the bricks, floors and windows in the model.Part 1 - Foundations and SubstructuresYou will learn to create the structural concrete foundations and substructure for...

"Architects make drawings that other people build. I make drawings. If someone wants to build from those, that's up to them." - Lebbeus Woods

DRAWING INTRODUCTION

DRAWING & REPRESENTATION COURSES AND CONFERENCES

The Basics of Drawing (2020)

These series of indepth tutorials will cover the basics of drawing, from simple shapes to advanced forms.Topics covered include:Materials & Tools Geometry Contour...

Architecture Model Making by 30X40 Design Workshop (2019)

This series of videos will cover the basics of creating architectural models.Topics covered include:Model Types Material Selection Tools Model Bases + Scale Model...

Formal Linear Perspective (2018)

This series of Lectures will cover a detailed overview of Linear perspective. Marc Leone discusses how we see and use Linear Perspective and how...

Beginners guide to Graphic Design (2016)

Welcome to this beginners guide series to Graphic Design.On this course I will be introducing you to the program and covering some essential practise...

Lighting Mastery Course (2019)

This series of tutorials will cover the basics of good lighting in 3d visualisation.Topics covered include:Direction Size Colour Readability Emphasis

Multimedia design course for print (2015)

Create 3 stationary items for a fictional design brand. Create a business card, letterhead and a 12 page booklet brochure.Welcometothismultimediadesigncourseforprint.This is a common scenario...

Rendering Speculations Symposium (2010)

Rendering Speculations, coordinated by Ricardo de Ostos (AA Inter 3/NaJa-DeOstos) and Tobias Klein (AA First Year/Horhizon), is an AA event in which seven invited guests, from a...

Architecture in Perspective: Archviz & Design for Entertainment (2019)

Explore the future of architectural visualization with a panel of all-star artists representing a myriad of different industries and mediums as they talk about...

DRAWING TIPS

Draw like an Architect – Essential Tips

In this video I share my tips for improving your architectural drawing technique. I'll walk you through a detail sketch, a basic section sketch...

Architectural Drawing Tutorial | My process + settings

In this architectural drawing tutorial I'll walk you through the exact settings, line weights, pen styles and layers I use to develop architectural drawings...

How to Design + Draw Construction Details (Start to Finish)

Designing a sheet of details from start to finish for a custom, one-of-a-kind fireplace. I’ll show you everything involved in bringing a design concept...

"I've noticed the computer sometimes leads to rather bland decision making; now, almost anybody can do a wobbly blobby building." - Peter Cook

AUTOCAD COURSE

EXPORTING AND IMPORTING DRAWINGS IN AUTOCAD

Autocad – Complete tutorials for beginners – How to print properly in Autocad

In this video you are going to learn to print a project in Autocad. For that, we need to specify a paper size, along...

Lecture 124 – Bringing AutoCAD into SketchUp (Fall 2019)

An overview of how to bring in an AutoCAD dwg file into SketchUp and use it as a guide to build a 3D model....

Lecture 122 – AutoCAD and Illustrator (Fall 2019)

An overview of post processing an AutoCAD drawing using Adobe Illustrator. Includes using the live paint tool to fill in regions with colors...

AutoCad to Rhino – Modeling Objects from Plans and Sections (Fall 2018)

An overview of bringing an AutoCAD .dwg file into Rhino and using it as a base for a Rhino 3D model. Covers the use...

SKETCHUP COURSES

EXPORTING AND IMPORTING DRAWINGS IN SKETCHUP

How to convert a Sketchup file into a 2D Autocad file

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Concept Diagram Architecture in Sketchup/Illustrator CC 2019

Today’s video is Concept Diagram Architecture in Sketchup/Illustrator CC 2019 for your architectural presentation boards. The first 1000 people who click the link will...

Lecture 211 – SketchUp Terrain to Rhinoceros (Spring 2020)

An overview of converting a terrain mesh (from SketchUp Geolocation) to a Rhino NURBS surface using the contour command. sourceUCw_bzfzDpw9XSLXx9M4VbvA

Lecture 129 – Sections from SketchUp to Photoshop(Spring 2017)

An overview of how to create building sections from SketchUp and Photoshop. Includes a variety of techniques for enhancing section views including using...

EXPORTING AND IMPORTING DRAWINGS IN RHINO

BIG Diagram with Context | Rhino + Illustrator | Vector Workflow

Due to the popular demand, here's our new rendition of BIG Diagram tutorial, this time with context buildings. Today, these axonometric diagrams are essential...

MVRDV Diagram with Rhino + Photoshop | Raster Workflow Tutorial

In today's architecture diagram tutorial, we'll create beautiful MVRDV style masterplan diagram. Instead of using regular Make2D + Adobe Illustrator workflow, we'll be using...

Lecture 228 – 2D Drawings from Rhino – Sections (Spring 2019)

An overview of how to make a line drawing section from a Rhino 3D model using the make2d command. Includes how to do...

Lecture 227 – 2D Drawings from Rhino – Plans (Spring 2019)

An overview of how to make a line drawing plan from a Rhino 3D model using the make2d command. Includes how to do...

RHINO COURSE

COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN COURSE

GRASSHOPPER TUTORIALS

Introduction to Grasshopper by Daniel Christev (2016)

An introduction to Grasshopper by Daniel Christev covering the basics of Rhino.Topics covered:Introduction to the User interface Introduction to Lists Editing and Combining...

Intermediate Grasshopper Tutorials by Daniel Christev (2016)

Intermediate Grasshopper tutorials by Daniel ChristevTopics Covered:Weaving Patterns Sine Functions and Transformations Using the Graph Mapper Using the Image Sampler Creating A Parametric...

Advanced Grasshopper by Daniel Christev (2016)

Advanced Grasshopper tutorials by Daniel ChristevTopics Covered:Making a Parametric Bench Using Simple Geometric Proofs to Create a Wrench Intro to the Path Mapper ...

Advanced Rhino and Grasshopper Tutorials by Gediminas Kirdeikis (2020)

This series of tutorials will cover advanced methods and techniques for modeling in rhino and grasshopper.Topics Covered:Isosurface Aggregation with Fox Morphing Aggregate Tiles ...

“When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for...” – John Ruskin

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY LECTURES

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY COURSES AND CONFERENCES

Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths (2019)

The exhibition Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths presents many ignored and inconvenient contingencies of postmodernist architectural practice. Traces of these external forces are...

The Critique of the New: Questioning the Legitimisation of Newness through Technology (2008)

The Critique of the New aims to formulate an interactive channel engaging doctoral research conducted at the AA and the diverse experimental practices within the wider school community,...

A305: History of Architecture and Design 1890–1939

Between 1975 and 1982, The Open University broadcast a series of televised courses on the genealogy of the modern movement: A305, History of Architecture...

What happened to the Architectural manifesto? (2011)

What happened to the Architecture Manifesto?Speakers:Session 1Enrique Walker, Felicity Scott and Anthony VidlerSession 2Beatriz Colomina, Jeffrey Schnapp and Peter EisenmanSession 3Mark...

Roman Architecture (2009)

This course is an introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire, with an emphasis on urban planning and...

Design Without Qualities: Architecture and the Rise of Abstraction (2013)

A Brief History of Abstraction in Architecture: Design and the Administration of Life‘Let us hope that from time to time the individual will give...

Objects, Contexts, Canons and Experiments: Four Conversations on Theory and History (2017)

Where are we today regarding the way we produce and teach the theory and history of architecture, cities, and landscapes? Should we still give...

Archaeology of the Digital (2013)

Archaeology of the Digital is conceived as an investigation into the foundations of digital architecture at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of...

Reflections on Japanese Modernism (2004)

This symposium examines the rise of Japanese modernist architecture within an international context through personal accounts and critical assessment. Japanese and British architectural cultures...

Pier Vittorio Aureli – Architectural Texts and Theories – Seminar (2012)

This seminar argues that although theories of architecture address how to design and build as well as govern a city, all theories of architecture can...

My work is not about “form follows function”, but “form follows beauty” or, even better, “form follows feminine”. – Oscar Niemeyer

ARCHITECTURAL THEORY

Reading List | #1 – ‘A Theory of Architecture’

In the first of a series of short episodes I talk about the first book that should be on...

Theory of Architecture | #6 – Patrik Schumacher

Patrik Schumacher is Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects and has written and lectured extensively on architectural theory, most notably...

Reading List | #2 – ‘A Pattern Language’

My second architectural book recommendation is 'A Pattern Language' by Christopher Alexander. Here I talk about how this book...

Theory of Architecture | #5 – Piers Taylor

Piers Taylor is an architect, former television presenter, and director of Invisible Studio. In conversation with Bruce Buckland, Director...

Reading List | #3 – ‘The Sympathy of Things’

My third architectural book recommendation is 'The Sympathy of Things' by Lars Spuybroek. Here I talk in more detail...

Theory of Architecture | #4 – Richard Beckett

Richard Beckett is a Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where he is Co-Director of BiotA Lab, researching...

ADVICE

What to do AFTER Architecture School (Advice for Graduates)

Advice for architecture students and young professionals. What to do after architecture school, what to expect, and how uncertainty...

Bjarke Ingels Interview: Advice to the Young

Renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels here offers his architectural advice to aspiring architects and explains why architecture is fundamentally...

How to Get Architecture Clients (for Architects + Students)

Teaching you all the strategies and tactics I use to find clients for my architecture practice. You can begin...

7 Lessons For Young Architects With Frank Harmon FAIA

Find out more on http://businessofarchitecture.com/yt . Today we speak with award-winning architect Frank Harmon FAIA as he reflects on...

How To Advance Your Career As A Young Architect

Find out more on http://businessofarchitecture.com/yt . Today architect Ryan Hansanuwat talks about how he went from intern to partner...

8 Habits of Successful Architects

In this video I discuss eight habits that I practice as an architect when designing homes. These are but...