• What is Architectural Sketching and What Are Its Origins?
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    What is Architectural Sketching and What Are Its Origins?

    Discover the history of architectural sketching from the 14th century to the post-digital era Planning a functional and beautiful space begins with a sketch. All buildings, their elements, and often the landscape that contain them need to be drawn out. Architectural sketching is the first step for designers to communicate their ideas and vision—but how did this practice come about?

  • What Is Ephemeral Architecture and What Purpose Does It Serve?
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    What Is Ephemeral Architecture and What Purpose Does It Serve?

    Learn about the history of temporary design spaces and discover how artists have evolved the style today One of the most basic requirements of good architecture is that the construction is built to last. However, sometimes, architects purposely disregard this golden rule: they erect creations that are designed to disappear after a limited period of time. Some say we are currently living in an ephemeral society in which things aren’t created to last. According to ephemeral designer Luca Hugo Brucculeri (@lucahugobrucculeri), this is not necessarily a bad thing. He says that the temporary nature of a design can push the creator to take bold risks and drive innovation. Many of the monuments we admire today were created to be temporary, however, because they were seen to be so beautiful, ground-breaking, and culturally relevant, they instead became permanent features of our skylines. Here, we look back on the history of ephemeral architecture, explore some iconic examples, and explain how this design practice is used today.

  • Free Professional Architectural Sketches to Inspire Your Projects
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    Free Professional Architectural Sketches to Inspire Your Projects

    Discover sketches by great architects and get inspired to create your architectural design projects Regardless of genre and style, illustrating requires a lot of research and a good set of references. In the case of architecture, studying the sketches and designs of other architects, especially those you admire, can make a big difference in the outcome of your drawings. After all, observation is also an art. Understanding the identity of a space and knowing how to express it in architectural illustration is the challenge that urban architect Marcelo Marttins (@marcelomarttins) takes on in each of his projects. Through humanized drawing, he transforms his sketching into a powerful tool.

  • 8 Online Courses to Help You Renovate and Redecorate Your Home
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    8 Online Courses to Help You Renovate and Redecorate Your Home

    Learn from expert interior designers how to redecorate your living spaces using handy tips and resources Makeover plans are usually based on a very successful concept: “the before and after.” In interior renovation, we are presented with a space in need of an update and we share the final result. Changes in the color of the walls or in the layout, a different set of furniture and lighting, can all contribute to making the homeowners feel their best in their home.

  • 10 Inspiring Interior Design and Lifestyle Bloggers You Should Check Out
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    10 Inspiring Interior Design and Lifestyle Bloggers You Should Check Out

    Explore the world of interior design and lifestyle blogging and be inspired to start your own projects Emma Jane Palin (@emmajanepalin) is a multi-award-winning blogger, digital marketing specialist, and interior stylist based in the seaside town of Margate in Kent in the UK. She has worked on interior design and lifestyle campaigns with major international brands such as John Lewis, Aperol Spritz, and Apple. After graduating with a degree in graphic design and illustration from the University of East London, Emma began interning at a PR agency and launched her blog as a creative outlet that kept her in touch with everything related to design and illustration.

  • How to Apply Japanese Wabi-Sabi in Interior Design
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    How to Apply Japanese Wabi-Sabi in Interior Design

    Discover this interior design trend from Japan, highlighting the beauty in imperfection and the passing of time One of the most current styles used in home decorating, Wabi-Sabi or “the art of imperfection,” is also a different way of viewing the world. The Japanese word is almost impossible to define. However, it is used to highlight the singular beauty of things where time has left its mark. This article, besides explaining how the concept of Wabi-Sabi evolved, also shows how this style is applied in home decor. What materials are predominantly used? What are the most common colors used? What role does nature play in this style? You will be able to implement Wabi-Sabi in your interior design project using this knowledge.

  • 10 Essential Online Interior Design Courses for Beginners
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    10 Essential Online Interior Design Courses for Beginners

    Learn different techniques and get expert tips on decorating rooms from scratch Decorating a space well, following the principles of interior design, does not have to be difficult. You just need to know the basics and listen to the right tips on making a space cozier, more comfortable, and adding character. We have made a list of 10 online interior design courses for beginners that will show you the ropes and teach you carpentry techniques, how to decorate on a budget, macramé, working with concrete, and much more. If you like decorating, our experts will inspire you and guide you on your journey through the world of interior design. Don't miss out! Professional Woodworking for Beginners, a course by Patricio Ortega (Maderística) Step into the world of carpentry and discover the joys of working with wood, making furniture with passion, and creating pieces with their own unique identities. In this course, architect, carpenter, and co-founder of Maderística, Patricio Ortega (@maderistica) will introduce you to carpentry and guide you in taking your first steps with this craft, building your first piece of wood furniture. You will also learn the main concepts, techniques, and tools used in professional carpentry to build a plywood bench from scratch.

  • What Is Interior Design? (All You Need To Know)
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    What Is Interior Design? (All You Need To Know)

    Learn the differences between interior design, decoration and architecture and know what it means to design a space Business-minded, passionate, and creative, Patricia Bustos (@patriciabustos_studio) draws on her artistic, analytical and business-oriented traits when carrying out fashion, art or decoration projects. While she also works as a professional painter and furniture designer, she first and foremost considers herself an interior designer. Patricia was awarded the “Best Project” Casa Decor prize in 2018. Her very personal way of reading and understanding spaces means she can transform each one into something truly unique. We caught up with Patricia to learn more about interior design, including the differences between disciplines such as decoration and architecture.

  • 6 Free Tutorials to Get Started in Architectural Drawing
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    6 Free Tutorials to Get Started in Architectural Drawing

    From urban sketching to 3D modeling, discover the world of architectural drawing with five of our experts The job of an architectural illustrator is to create a visual representation of an architect’s plans for a structure or space. It has been a prominent discipline throughout history: humans have created visual representations of architectural objects for thousands of years, with the earliest known example of an architectural plan dating back to 2200 BC. These six tutorials for getting started in architectural drawing cover everything from urban sketching to 3D modeling. Urban Sketching Tutorial: Using Different Perspective Techniques Urban sketcher Lapin (@lapinbarcelona) explains different techniques for drawing perspective and how each one will shape your illustration. He will push you to go beyond using just one or two vanishing points and dare to show a much wider view. He will also talk about the importance of observing how things look rather than drawing them how we think they should look. These tips will help you to add depth to your urban sketches.

  • How Can I Become an Architectural Illustrator?
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    How Can I Become an Architectural Illustrator?

    Discover how you can train as an architectural illustrator and show what a project will look like using drawing According to architect and architectural illustrator Hector Lopez (@_thearchitector), the role of an architectural illustrator is to create visual representations of a structure, ranging from the smallest detail to a complete building or a block of buildings. In general, an architectural illustrator works in collaboration with an architect to visually present plans and help them understand how a project will look when it’s finished. These drawings are used to show the project to a team, to sell it to potential inhabitants, or to present its features. What does it take to become an architectural illustrator?

  • 5 Online Courses For Learning Architectural Visualization
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    5 Online Courses For Learning Architectural Visualization

    Develop your creative vision with top experts and dive into the world of ArchViz Have you ever heard of architectural visualization? It is the process of creating and representing architectural or interior design projects using realistic computer-generated images. An architectural rendering is not just an image but also the story of a space and the people who live or will live in it. To get the most out of ArchViz and create projects with presence, not only do you need a technical eye, but a unique style.

  • What Is Architectural Perspective, and How Do I Use It in Drawing?
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    What Is Architectural Perspective, and How Do I Use It in Drawing?

    Discover the importance of perspective in architectural drawing when designing a space from scratch The word “perspective” comes from the Latin word perspicere, which means "to see through". This definition already provides some clues that will help us to grasp one of the most important concepts in architecture. Perspective in architectural drawing is the representation of three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional (flat) surface. This recreates the position of the observer relative to the object and shows the depth of the objects. To get our heads around this concept, we look back on the origins and development of the theory, as well as its influence on other artistic disciplines, such as painting. At the end of this post, there will be the opportunity to learn about three types of architectural perspective and put them into practice by following some simple exercises.