BD World Architecture 100 News
Building Design, a UK-based AEC industry publication, has announced its BD WA100 2015, the most comprehensive global ranking of who’s who in international architecture. Now in its 21st year, it has become an established reference point for international research.
BD WA100 tracks and ranks the world’s largest architectural practices ranked by number of architects employed. The ranking guide also lists the Best Partners, a survey of architects’ favorite professional associates. Importantly for younger and older architects but in particular those on the move, the BD WA100 analyzes and discusses the the state of the architectural global market, which are the countries and types of practices on the rise and projections of growth in the coming years.
CINEMA 4D Training News at Greyscalegorilla.com
Architosh has a fondness for the good work the folks at Greyscalegorilla do for the 3D community. Their business model, a new one for the Internet and software age, is interesting as well. Simply, make a world class site that features world class free video tutorials that are fun, entertaining and packed with valuable info. Then, make digital tools (mostly add-on packages) for the main tools you use in your videos and sell to your legions of learning fans.
Greyscalegorilla has eight distinct kits and packs for CINEMA 4D users. Some are HDRI and image texture collections, while others are more sophisticated, like its Signal product which focuses on Animation. You can learn more here.
Architecture for Humanity Closes Its Door
Architizer is reporting that the end of an era has come. The international non-profit organization that changed the game for humanitarian design has reportedly closed its door for good on 1 January 2015.
Founded by Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr in 1999, the organization once had more than 70 permanent staff and naturally hundreds of volunteers working across the globe on public interest design. To read the full report go here.
Bingler and Pedersen vs The Fountainhead
Due to the excellent series of controversial op-ed’s on the crisis, imagined or real, within the profession of Architecture with a capital “a” over the past few months, not surprisingly, Architizer has a well-timed piece today titled, “The State of the Union: Are We in the Midst of Architecture’s Greatest Crisis?.”
You can read that piece here. We recommend it.