Today is the first day of Spring! Here at Gaines, we are looking forward to warmer weather and (dare I say it) swimsuit season. To celebrate, this week’s Friday Fun infographic is all about clocking in and shaping up. Here are some tips to help improve your mental and physical health while you work. Happy Friday!Read more
This week’s Link Round Up will blow your mind with skyscrapers that “erase” their shadows, a chair made with a 3-D printer, and pools of oil inside an Abbey church. Check out these links and let us know which of this week’s stories is your favorite!
Dual Skyscraper Design that “Erases” Shadows Between Them, according to Core77.
Synthesis Design + Architecture Utilizes Gradient 3-D Printing in “Durotaxis Chair”, as featured on ArchDaily.
Shortlist Unveiled for Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition, on Dezeen Magazine.
A Twisted Building in New York’s Meatpacking District, on contemporist.com.
Moscow’s High Rise
We are always trying to keep up-to-date on new and interesting jobs. So we decided to share with you the top 10 hot job titles that barely existed 5 years ago. Check it out and let us know how many people you know with one of these titles. Happy Friday!Read more
This week’s Link Round Up has tips for architects, news about new buildings, and design solutions for small spaces. Here are the links we read about our industry this week:
Frei Otto Posthumously Named 2015 Pritzker Laureate, according to ArchDaily.
Frei Otto: A Life in Projects, as featured on Dezeen Magazine.
21 Ways Architects Can Work Smarter, Not Harder, on ArchDaily.
There Are Too Many Architects in Italy, according to Archinect.
The Learning Hub Building by Heatherwick Studio, as featured on contemporist.com.
Newark to Convert Steel Factory into World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farm, on Archinect.
We are always looking for ways to improve ourselves in the workplace, from being a better employee to being a better leader. This week’s Friday Fun infographic illustrates the 5 skills every workplace leader needs! Check it out and let us know how many of the 5 skills you already possess! Happy Friday!Read more
This week’s Link Round Up has skyscrapers of all kinds and beautiful, innovative designs. From wooden skyscrapers to wind turbines to wireless charging furniture (yes, we’re for real). Take a look and let us know what you think! Here are the links we read about our industry this week:
Architecture & Design:
What Makes An Attractive City? Try These 6 Points, on ArchDaily.
Vienna Plan World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper, as featured on Archinect.
Egypt is Building a Pretty Blingy Pyramid Skyscraper, according to curbed.com.
The Eiffel Tower Now Has Two Beautiful Wind Turbines, according to
We always post about the latest and coolest office designs, but have you ever stopped to think about how much it’s all changed over the years? We have! So today’s Friday Fun infographic is dedicated to just that. Here’s a look at office design through the ages. From 1920 to 2014. Check it out and let us know what decade your office is currently in (we totally won’t judge)! Happy Friday!Read more
This week’s Link Round Up focuses on innovative architecture and design. From off-the-wall tiles to hidden forest walls and interesting abodes. We’re pretty sure we need to move immediately. Here are the links to the stories we’ve been reading this week. Check it out and tell us all about the smallest or most interesting place you’ve lived!
Architecture & Design:
Astropad: Use Your iPad as a Professional Graphics Tablet, according to ArchDaily.
19 Wild Proposals for Another Bridge Over the River Thames, on curbed.com.
Edgy: Hexagonal Wall Tiles for KAZA Concrete, featured on Design Milk.
Oscar-Nominated FilmRead more
Workplace environments are always changing, but understanding your company culture is essential for business success. When you have employees that fit, it increases satisfaction and productivity. In short, it makes your company a magical place that works like a well oiled machine. Sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it? So here’s a fun little infographic on workplace DNA. What does yours look like? Happy Friday!Read more
This week we are focused on technology and travel! From cool eye glasses to smart headsets to restaurants,Texas, and the Vatican. Our Link Round Up this week has the latest news in new technologies and takes you on an architecture & design trip around the world. Here are the links we read about our industry this week:
FLINT Studio Tools’ dial caliper, featured on Core 77.
The Forced Finger Project: Can a machine help you sketch like a pro, on Core 77.
Sony to release SmartEyeglass devices next month, according to Dezeen Magazine.
Apple wins patent