Can you create a single drawing that tells the story behind a complex piece of architecture?
The One Drawing Challenge is now open for entries! Submit your drawing before midnight on Friday, August 9th for a chance to win.
For more info click on this link onedrawingchallenge.

 The BIG (bjarke ingels group) announced a new project called ‘qiddiya’ and is currently under construction just 45 kilometers (28 miles) outside of riyadh, the country’s capital city.

for more information about this project visit @ designboom

Conceptual rendering of Universal’s Epic Universe theme park (Universal Orlando)
Central Florida entertainment complex Universal Orlando is building a transit-oriented theme park. The company announced that it's land of fun—the U.S.’s first big amusement park since 2001—is hoping to link up with local passenger rail service Virgin Trains to ferry customers to and from Miami.
Virgin Trains (formerly known as the Brightline) is a privately owned transit company that began providing high-speed rail service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach in 2018. It would link to the park via a stop at Orange County Convention Center, which is steps away from the proposed main entrance to Epic Universe.
Universal Parks and Resorts CEO Tom Williams told the Next Miami that his company will push “with every bit of strength that we’ve got” for the rail connection. 
Outside of its possible amusement park involvement, the south Florida train company is on a major growth spurt. There are plans for a Tampa, Florida expansion, and by 2022, Orlando Airport–bound passengers will be able to travel directly from Miami. There should also be service to Orlando’s Walt Disney World soon: construction on a Disney train station began in May.
Conde Nast Traveler reported that the 750-acre Epic Universe will boast restaurants, retail, entertainment, and a hotel across four realms, each with their own separate entrance. There’s no word yet on an opening date or the types of attractions that will be contained within its walls, but it’s likely that Nintendo and Harry Potter content will feature prominently.
But that’s okay for all you NUMTOTS—the only thing you need to know is that you won’t need a car to get there.


source @ archpaper.com
Audrey Wachs writes about buildings, old buildings, and cities. You can find more of her work at audreywachs.com


1. PERFECT YOUR PORTFOLIO


strong portfolio is and always will be your greatest ally throughout your career. From the initial steps along the path, tong wards land your first role, to later on when you’re competing for high profile tender – it’s invaluable.
Your portfolio should be unique and should stand out from the thousands of portfolio developers, clients, and potential employers see on a daily basis. It should be presented as a work of art in itself, and it’s equally important to not share all of your work, only some highlights. Leave them wanting more. Show versatility in design, but across only four or five different project designs. And of course, make sure it always contains your very best work.

2. NETWORK AND CONNECT

Networking is the Key to Advancement. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons User Townsville Chamber

Architecture, much like any number of sectors or industries, is as much about establishing and maintaining relationships as it is about talent and creativity. Meet as many people as you can, stay in touch with all the contacts you make. Arrange lunches, send the occasional email, make friends with as many people as you can within the industry.
The importance of being recognized as somebody who is friendly, open, candid and approachable can’t be understated. There are thousands of talented architects out there looking for the same position as you, but are they all good to work alongside? Your interpersonal skills could well be what swings it in your favor.

3. PREPARE FOR THE TOUGH YEARS


Persistence and a distinctly resolute approach will see you through those early years. Initially, although you may think you’ve taken the toughest step by landing the job of your dreams, the challenges have only just begun.
You will certainly earn your crust in those early months and years, but patience is a virtue; show desire and enthusiasm no matter how mundane the task and a good boss will soon take note. An architect doesn’t only do design, drafting, and visualization. You could be involved in project or office management, specifications, contracts, client relations, marketing, or even on construction. Wherever you find yourself, attack each day with a resounding positivity that will make your potential hard to ignore.

4. DO NOT FOCUS ON ONE THING ONLY INITIALLY


Experience as much as possible at the beginning of your career. Become a well-rounded architect with a solid understanding of all the facets of the profession. If your real passion is purely in façade design, you will get the opportunity to focus on that later. A broad knowledge base puts you in a much stronger position, as modern practices look at flexibility as an important characteristic of potential employees.

5. FIND A MENTOR


Find yourself someone who has the skills that you hope to one day have. It’s actually other architects that have the most influence on other architects. Find a mentor who will help you to develop, give you confidence and advice. Behind every successful architect is another successful architect.

6. STAY OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE


Taking risks, trying new approaches or methods – these are virtues that separate the very best from the quickly forgotten. With every brief comes the opportunity for expression and for being unique – for trying something you’ve never tried before. We all know that functionality and end-user requirements are key considerations, but how is that ingrained methodology affecting your work? Is it impacting your ability to take risks, to design a building with expression and freedom?
Any memorable building that stands the test of time – those buildings are ones where the architect attempted something which had not been done or was widely considered impractical or even impossible. Will it always be successful? No. But it’s the ability to keep trying new things, adopting new techniques and looking for the next trends that elevate an architect’s reputation.

7. PRESENTATION SKILLS


You have to be ready to speak and pitch in front of people. It’s a prerequisite for an architect. The key to being good at presenting is to practice. Again and again. Nobody is born with the ability to just stand up and reel off a 10-minute presentation or speech perfectly at the first time of asking. It takes practice. It also takes feedback, so try your pitches and presentations out in front of colleagues and ask for their evaluation. Engaging the audience can be done much more effectively with simplicity as opposed to presenting too much detail.

8. TAKE INSPIRATION FROM EVERYTHING


Everything around you is a source of inspiration. The concept of drawing influence from even the most mundane of objects is well-established. Object-oriented ontology is an approach that propels the idea that nothing – no object, animal or human – has a special status. So open your eyes and see everything around you. A lot of architects don’t do this, but shapes and lines and new designs are everywhere. It’s just a matter of recognizing and applying them.

9. EMBRACE FAILURE


Every architect has at some stage experienced what they might consider being a failure. And that’s very important. It’s disappointing at first, but the important thing is to learn from it. It makes you stronger and lets you experience the difficult side of your profession so as you may celebrate and recognize your successes when they occur. Never make the same mistake twice, and embrace failure as an important step on the journey to becoming the best architect you possibly can be.

10. LISTEN


It doesn’t matter which position you hold, how established or highly regarded you are as an architect. The importance of listening to those around you will dictate the success of the project. Did you really listen to the client when they briefed you? When they were talking about a particular aspect of the project, did you notice their enthusiasm or tone of voice change? It’s these nuances that can determine the success of client relationships.
But aside from the client-side, it’s important to take on board everything that is said to you by your colleagues, your employees, and your mentors. Nobody is the finished article, each day presents an opportunity to learn something new. As an architect, it’s inherently important to approach each challenge and each project with an open mind. Remember, your best resource to develop and cultivate a holistic understanding of architecture is other architects. Utilize them.


Architecture Paradigm

 Architecture Paradigm | ©Architecture Paradigm
Scope of services                    : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects            : Residential, Institutional, Group Housing, Commercial,                                                                Public, Industrial, Hospitality
Locations of Built Projects     : Multiple cities across India
Style of work                            : Most of their projects exhibit minimal yet bold form, raw                                                            surface finishes and whole geometric shapes
Website                                     : architectureparadigm.com

Between Spaces

©BetweenSpaces

Scope of services                   : Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design
Types of Built Projects           : Workspace, Retail, Residential, Hospitality,                                                                                    Institutional
Locations of Built Projects    : Bangalore, Cochin
Style of work                           : Contemporary
Website                                    : betweenspaces.co.in

Bhumiputra Architecture

©Bhumiputra Architects

Scope of services                : Architecture Interior Design 
Types of Built Projects        : Large scale residential, Institute, University Campus, Hotel
Locations of Built Projects : Multiple cities across India
Style of work                        : Ambitious designs bridging aesthetic sensibility,                                                                           environmental responsibility, functional requirements and                                                          financial constraints
Website                                 : bhumi-putra.com

 Billimoria Architecture

Subramanyam’s Residence by Billimoria Architecture | ©Billimoria Architecture

Scope of services                              : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects                      : Residential, Commercial, Hospitality
Locations of Built Projects               : Bangalore
Style of work / Core competencies  : Modern, high-end, luxurious residences
Website                                                : billimoriaarchitecture.com

Biome Environmental Solutions

 ©Biome Environmental Solutions

Scope of services              : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects      : Educational & Institutional, Hospitality, Mixed Use, Residential
Style of work                       : Alternative Construction Techniques, Solar passive design                                                         strategies,Vernacular and Sustainable construction
Website                               : biome-solutions.com

Cadence Architects

©Cadence Architects

Scope of services                 : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects         : Residential, Housing, Institutional, Hospitality, Commercial,                                                         Wellness, Mixed Use
Locations of Built Projects  : Bangalore, Ahmadabad, Ponducherry, Chennai, Trivandrum                                                        Chikmangalur
Style of work                           : Bold, innovative forms with smooth and luxurious finishes.                                                          Strong emphasis on distinct, signature aesthetic.
Website                                    : cadencearchitects.com

CnT Architects

 ©CnT Architects


Founded in 1947, CnT Architects is Bangalore’s oldest practicing Architectural Firm

Scope of services                            : Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Planning
Types of Built Projects                    : Residential, Institutional, Corporate, Hospitality,                                                                           Industrial
Locations of Built Projects             : Majority of projects are in Bengalore, some projects                                                                      in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi and Chikmagalur
Style of work / Core competencies: Large-scale corporate complexes, Group Housing                                                                        complex
Website                                              : cnt.co.in

Collage Architecture Studio

©CAS


Scope of services                       : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects               : Residential, Group Housing, Commercial
Locations of Built Projects        : Bangalore, Pune
Style of work                                : Minimal, Contemporary
Website                                         : collagestudio.co.in

Collective Project

©CollectiveProject

Scope of services                     : Architecture, Landscape, Interior Design, Product Design
Types of Built Projects             : Residential, Institutional
Locations of Built Projects       : Bangalore, Mumbai
Style of work                              : Sophisticated, Contemporary, Detail-oriented. Very few                                                              but quality-drivenprojects
Website                                        : collective-project.com

DS2 Architecture

Jamia Zeenathul Islam Madrassa & Masjid | ©Masjid

Scope of services            : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects    : Residential, Group Housing, Religious, Hotel
Style of work                     : Contextual and project-driven
Website                              : http://ds2.in/index.html

Dutta Kaanan & Partners

©Dutta Kaanan & Partners

Scope of services               : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects       : Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Hospitality, Healthcare,                                                      Industrial
Locations of Built Projects: Bangalore, Hyderabad, multiple cities in Kerala
Style of work                        : Contemporary
Website                                 : hybridarch.com

Dwar Ecodesign

© Dwar Ecodesign

Scope of services                     : Architecture, Construction
Types of Built Projects             : Villas, Twin Houses
Locations of Built Projects      : Bangalore
Style of work                              : High ceilings, sloping roofs, inspired from Indigenous Art,                                                             ecologically soundconstruction
Website                                       : dwarecodesign.com

Étendre

©Étendre

Scope of services                                : Architecture
Types of Built Projects                        : Residences, Housing, Commercial, Healthcare
Style of work / Core competencies    : High-end Villas, Eclectic
Website                                                 : etendre.in/

FADD Studio

©FADD Studio

Scope of services                        : Interior Design, Small-scale Architecture
Types of Built Projects                : Residential, Hospitality, Leisure, Retail, Workspaces
Locations of Built Projects          : Bangalore, Vadodara, Gurugram, Goa
Style of work                                 : Contemporary, Experimental
Website                                          : faddstudio.com

Funktion Design

©Funktion Design

Scope of services                    : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects            : Residential, Corporate, Industrial
Locations of Built Projects     : Bangalore
Style of work                             : Vibrant, Experimental, Blending traditional aesthetics with
                                                            modern material and techniques
Website                                      : funktiondesign.in

Flying Elephant Studio

©Flying Elephant Studio

Scope of services                  : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects          : Residential, Institutional, Industrial
Locations of Built Projects  : Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ratnagiri, multiple cities in                                                         Tamil Nadu
Style of work                           : Contemporary, Raw finishes, Experimental, Minimal
Website                                    : flyingelephant.in

Good Earth Architects and Builders

©GoodEarth Architects & Builders

Scope of services                  : Architecture, Construction
Types of Built Projects          : Apartments, Townhouses, Villaments, Villas
Locations of Built Projects    : Bangalore, Cochin
Style of work                           : Vernacular, Alternative Construction, Sustainable and                                                                   Environment-friendly construction
Website                                    : goodearth.org.in

GreyScale Design Studio

©Greyscale Design Studio

Scope of services                    : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects            : Residential, Apartments, Commercial, Hospitality
Locations of Built Projects     : Bangalore, Mysore, Mumbai
Style of work                            : Contemporary, Contextual
Website                                     : greyscale.in

HundredHands

©HundredHands

Scope of services                   : Architecture, Urban Design, Interior Design, Film
Types of Built Projects           : Mixed Use, Auditorium, Restaurant, Residential, Hotel,                                                                Institutional
Locations of Built Projects    : Bangalore, Trichy, Hyderabad, Mohali, Pudupattinam
Style of work                           : Principle-centered, detail-driven work
Website                                    : hundredhands.com

InFORM Architects

©InFORM Architects

Scope of services                                  : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects                          : Residential, Institutional, Hospital, Offices
Locations of Built Projects                   : Bangalore
Style of work / Core competencies      : Flowing, Dynamic forms
Website: informarchitects.com

Jaisim Fountainhead

 ©Jaisim Fountainhead


Scope of services                  : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects          : Residences, Institutions, Corporate, Leisure & Wellness,                                                              Landscape
Locations of Built Projects   : Multiple cities across
Website                                   : jaisimfountainhead.com

Kamat & Rozario Architecture

©Rozario Architecture

Scope of services                 : Architecture, Exhibition Design, Furniture Design
Types of Built Projects         : Residences, Offices, Institutions, Leisure, Retail
Locations of Built Projects  : Bangalore, Mumbai
Style of work                         : Contemporary, Urban
Website                                  : kamatrozario.com

 Karun Kumbera Architects & Urbanists

©Karun Kumbera Architects & Urbanists

Scope of services                 : Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design
Types of Built Projects         : Penthouses, Farmhouses, Art Studio
Locations of Built Projects  : Bangalore, Ooty, Bidadi, Kolar, Chennai
Style of work                         : Contemporary, Experimental
Website                                  : kk-au.com

Kembhavi Architecture Foundation

©Kembhavi Architecture Foundation

Scope of services                : Architecture, Interior Design, Group Housing, Townships
Types of Built Projects        : Commercial, Hospitality, Institutional, Cultural Centers,                                                                   Public Buildings, Industrial, Transportation, Residences,                                                             Healthcare
Locations of Built Projects   : Multiple cities across India
Style of work                          : Modern, Client-centered
Website                                   : kembhaviarchitects.com

Khosla Associates

©Khosla Associates

Scope of services                      : Architecture
Types of Built Projects              : Residential, Institutional, Leisure, Office, Retail
Locations of Built Projects       : Bangalore, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Kolkata,                                                                        Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Dehradun, Maldives, Gurgaon
Style of work                              : Contemporary, bold, geometric forms
Website                                       : khoslaassociates.com

 Little River Architects

 ©Little River Architects


Scope of services                : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects        : Houses, Apartments, Offices, Studio, Convention center
Locations of Built Projects : Bangalore, Baroda, Shimoga, Trichur, Pata, Trivandrum
Style of work                        : Contemporary, Context-driven
Website                                 : littleriverarchitects.com

Living Edge Architects and Designers (LEAD)

©LEAD

Scope of services                  : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects          : Private Residences, Apartments, Institutional, Religious
Locations of Built Projects   : Primarily Bangalore
Style of work                          : Contemporary
Website                                   : lead.co.in

Made In Earth

©Made In Earth

Scope of services                  : Architecture, Interiors, Construction
Types of Built Projects          : College campus, commercial, Retreat, Residences, Office
Locations of Built Projects   : Multiple cities across India
Style of work                          : Sustainable design, Natural building techniques, earthy                                                               finishes
Website                                   : madeinearth.in

Maia Design Studio

©Maia Design Studio

Scope of services                    : Interior Design
Types of Built Projects            : Residences, Hospitality, Boutique, Penthouses
Locations of Built Projects     : Multiple cities across India
Style of work                            : Contemporary
Website                                    : maiadesign.in/

Manasaram Architects

©Manasaram Architects

Manasaram Architects also does workshops and paper presentations on Bamboo Architecture independently and in Architecture schools.

Scope of services                              : Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design
Types of Built Projects                      : School, Residences, Hospital, Group Housing
Locations of Built Projects               : Bangalore, Agra, Trichi, Palampur, Amritsar
Style of work / Core competencies  : Vernacular construction, Low-cost construction
Website                                               : manasaramarchitects.com

 Mathew and Ghosh Architects

©Mathew & Ghosh Architects

Scope of services                    : Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design
Types of Built Projects            : Residential, Office, Design Studio
Locations of Built Projects     : Bangalore, Bhopal, Chikmagalur, Cochin, Dharwad,                                                                     Kadappa,  Karjat, Trivandrum
Style of work                            : High-end, Contemporary
Website                                     : mathewghosh.com

mayaPRAXIS

©mayaPRAXIS

Scope of services                   : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects           : Private Residences, Public buildings, Leisure, Institutional
Locations of Built Projects    : Bangalore, Chennai, Coorg, Bahrain, Jalandhar
Style of work                           : Bold, innovative forms centered around the design’s ability                                                         to ‘work’ while still being a delightful experience
Website                                    : mayapraxis.com

Mindspace Architects

©Mindspace Architects

Scope of services                : Architecture
Types of Built Projects        : Institutions, Research Lab, Offices, Group Housing, Public                                                           buildings, Residences
Locations of Built Projects  : Multiple cities across India
Style of work                         : Climate-sensitive, Contemporary
Website                                  : mindspacearchitects.com/

Mistry Architects

 ©Mistry Architects

Scope of services                      : Architecture
Types of Built Projects              : Residence, Public buildings, Socially relevant projects
Locations of Built Projects       : Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Puducherry,                                                                    Coimbatore, Raipur, Visakhapatnam
Style of work                              : Vernacular, Context-sensitive
Website                                       : mistrys.com

Morphogenesis

©Morphogenesis

Scope of services                    : Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design,
                                                         Master Planning
Types of Built Projects           : Commercial, Residential, Offices, Hospitality, Institutional,                                                             Residential
Locations of Built Projects     : Multiple cities across India
Style of work                            : Contemporary, Varied, Market-driven
Website                                     : morphogenesis.org/

Ochre Architects

©Ochre Architects

Scope of services                 : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects         : Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Hospitality
Locations of Built Projects  : Bangalore, Hyderabad, Bijapur
Style of work                         : Most of their projects exhibit deconstruction of cuboid forms                                                       into dynamic 3-dimensional compositions
Website                                  : ochre.in

Ostraca Architecture & Interiors

©Ostraca Architects & Interiors

Scope of services                   : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects           : Institutional, Residential, Corporate, Retail, Industrial
Locations of Built Projects    : Bangalore, Goa, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad
Style of work                           : Contemporary
Website                                    : ostraca.in

Praxis Architects

©Praxis Architects

Scope of services                  : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects          : Leisure, Institutional, Residential, Retail, Workspaces
Locations of Built Projects   : Bangalore, Vizag, Jodhpur, Trivandrum, Madhuvan, Mysore
Style of work                          : Contemporary
Website                                   : praxis-india.com

RC Architecture

©RC Architecture

Scope of services                            : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects                    : Civic & Cultural, Commercial, Educational /                                                                                    Institutional, Residential
Style of work / Core competency   : Workplace strategy, Brand identity
Website                                             : rapidcorpindia.com

Sathya Consultants

©Sathya Consultants

Scope of services                     : Architecture
Types of Built Projects             : Residential
Locations of Built Projects      : Multiple cities in Karnataka
Style of work                             : Vernacular, Sustainable, Earth construction
Website                                      : sathyaconsultants.wordpress.com

Senscape Architects

©Senscape

Scope of services                 : Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design
Types of Built Projects         : Residence, Office, Hospitality
Locations of Built Projects  : Multiple cities across India
Style of work                         : Contemporary
Website                                  : senscape.in

STAPATI Achitects

 ©STAPATI Architects

Scope of services                  : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects          : Malls, Resort, Office, Pavilion, Villaments, Spa, Residences
Locations of Built Projects   : Bangalore, Kochi. Calicut, Kerala, Anand, Kollam,                                                                        Mangalore,  Madurai, Seychelles, Thiruvananthapuram
Style of work                          : High-end, Contemporary
Website                                   : stapati.com

Studio Chintala

©Studio Chintala

Scope of services                 : Architecture, Interior Design, Product design, Branding,                                                                Research
Types of Built Projects         : Residential, Sports, Commercial, Group Housing
Locations of Built Projects  : Hyderabad, Bangalore, Dharwad, Coimbatore, Berkeley,                                                               San Jose, Gurugram
Style of work                          : Contemporary
Website                                   : http://www.studiochintala.com

Sujit Nair Design Group (SDeG)

©SDeG

Scope of services                     : Architecture
Types of Built Projects             : Residential, Office
Locations of Built Projects      : Bangalore
Style of work                             : Contemporary, Experimental, Style-driven
Website                                      : sdeg.in

Terra Firma

©Terra Firma

Scope of services                              : Landscape Architecture
Types of Built Projects                      : Hospitality, Corporate & Retail, Institutional,                                                                                   Residential, Public,Group Housing
Locations of Built Projects               : Kodhipparu, Coorg, Mangalore, Chikmangalur,                                                                        Kochi, Bangalore, Goa, Indore
Style of work / Core competencies  : Resorts, Contemporary
Website                                               : terrafirma.in

The Purple Ink Studio

©The Purple Ink Studio

Scope of services                   : Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design
Types of Built Projects           : Residential, Institutional, Commercial, Group Housing
Locations of Built Projects    : Bangalore, Mangalore, Rajkot
Style of work                           : Experimental, Contemporary, Concept-driven
Website                                    : thepurpleinkstudio.com

Total Environment

©Total Environment

Scope of services                  : Architecture, Landscape Design
Types of Built Projects          : Residential, Commercial, Corporate
Locations of Built Projects   : Bangalore, Pune
Style of work                          : Contemporary, Earthy materials
Website                                   : totalenvironment.in

Treelight Design

©Treelight Design

Scope of services                   : Interior Design, Small-scale Architecture
Types of Built Projects           : RWorkspace, Studio, Hospitality, F&B, Residences
Locations of Built Projects    : Bangalore, Kochi
Style of work                           : Contemporary, Experimental
Website                                    : treelightdesign.in

Tropic Responses

©Tropic Responses

Scope of services                  : Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects          : Private Residences, Group Housing
Locations of Built Projects   : Bangalore, Vellore, Nagpur, Mysore, Vagadi, Udupi,                                                                      Holalkere
Style of work                           : Sustainable design
Website                                    : tropicresponses.in

 Vivek Shankar Design Partnership (VSDP)

©VSDP


Scope of services                    :
 Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects            : Residential, Industrial, Commercial, Mixed Use
Locations of Built Projects     : Bangalore, Hyderabad, Madurai, Chennai, Kolkata
Style of work                            : Contemporary, Market-driven
Website                                     : vsdp.in






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