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Microsoft Beijing West Campus Competition - Part 3


Added by Brian Lin on November 5, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Microsoft Beijing West Campus Competition - Part 2


Added by Brian Lin on October 25, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

I am young but can draw

I am only 8, but I believe I can draw because I have nothing to be afraid of. Someday I like to be an architect and can teach others how to draw if I am good by then.

Added by Ethan Lin on October 20, 2010 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Microsoft Beijing West Campus Competition - Part 1

The Microsoft Beijing Charrette was a one-week effort to produce quick concepts for Microsoft's move to the Asia. Having been in Asia for a few years, Microsoft's vision was to create a new corporate campus to bring their asia staff, which were spread out across Beijing in different…


Added by Brian Lin on October 12, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Hand Graphics and Digital Applications: A Mutual Design Process

State Route 99 / Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Project in Seattle, Washington was a design charrette for the Washington State Department of Transportation. Because of the short duration and bursts of design efforts during charrettes, we did not have the usual luxury…

Added by Brian Lin on September 19, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

How to do a quick perspective set up

There are several ways to quickly set up a perspective or sketch.

1. Use a camera and take a picture of the site (assuming the space exists), when it is displayed on the computer screen, print it out and it is your instant perspective. Now you can trace over with existing features add new design concept.

2. more to come.

Added by Mike Lin on September 4, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments

Six Things I Learned About Connected Communities in Cities

  1. Strategic Redevelopment: Large scale redevelopment is not politically acceptable or financially feasible. A strategic approach to development in communities means pursuing the critical projects that will plant the seeds and set the tone for positive change in certain neighborhoods and districts and yet be sensitive to the existing fabric of the…

Added by Brian Lin on August 28, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Graphic Tricks

To be very good in hand graphics, one must work hard, learn graphic tricks and copy other's drawings. If you don't believe you have talent in drawing, that is not a problem, but if you don't believe in yourself, then you have a big problem.

Remember, sketches by designers are only a process from ideas to finish, it is not a product like a painting that is done by artists. Therefore, designers don't need to draw well like artists. Now you know.

Added by Mike Lin on August 20, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Adobe Photoshop CS4 vs. CS5

Getting ready to purchase either CS4 or CS5. Compared the two on paper, but don't really understand all of the features, as I am not the one doing the actual work. CS2 has been adequate, up till now. Anyone have a strong opinion on which is the best way to go? Quite a difference in price. If you need to see a pic of what we are doing, to tell me which is best, I can post an example. Any personal knowledge you would like to share, would be welcome. Mostly doing fairly simple stuff....but always… Continue

Added by Dawn Hall on August 20, 2010 at 5:01am — 2 Comments

Looking for Draftsman - KC area

Needing draftsman in the KC area (just north of the river). Can be from any of the disciplines (architecture, interior design, urban planning, landscape), as long as they can do CAD. Photoshop and/Sketch-up (even basic) is a plus. If you know of anyone that needs a job, even only a temporary one, please have them contact me directly. I am available 24/7 on my cell at 816-519-0533. If an architect (passed ARE exams or getting ready to take) that is fine. Opportunity does exist, to move up. I… Continue

Added by Dawn Hall on August 20, 2010 at 4:35am — No Comments

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