When a roundabout intersection in the Netherlands became too busy for cars and bikes to share space, the design agency ipv Delft came up with a beautiful solution to separate the two transportation forms completely: an elevated bicycle roundabout.
Called the Hovenring, the structure holds the distinction of being the first suspended bicycle roundabout in the world. The entire futuristically styled ring is supported by the needle shaped central pylon, lending the delicately designed structure an appearance of levitation. This is only enhanced by a shape that resembles a flying saucer and night time illumination around, above and below the ring.
In a profession all-too-often associated with and dominated by men, women have begun to carve a space for themselves in the architecture world - but (RT @ArchDaily: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture http://t.co/SINn3fHQPz...
Simon Foote Architects is looking for an Architectural Technician to join our team to deliver outstanding client service within the residential and industrial sectors. You'll take approved scheme designs and work with our team and other external consultants to deliver detailed drawing packages for the onsite works.
A confident communicator, you'll work on a wide range of projects to tight deadlines, as well as multi-task, schedule and track milestones to ensure that the detailed design phase runs smoothly. You'll be working with a talented team and the role represents an opportunity for career development.
Architectural TechnicianDetailed technical knowledge and relevant experience working on residential and industrial commissionsAn excellent communicator at all levels, in particular informally, and able to establish rapport easily with othersCommercially astute, energetic, positive and adept at taking ownership of individual projectsDesired Skills and ExperienceApplicants should have a solid understanding of current building regulations and general planning proceduresExcellent working knowledge of AutocadAble to produce detailed working drawings for building regulation approval and for on-site setting out and on going worksExperience in attending site, design team and client meetingsWork well within a small teamShow a willingness to learnKnowledge of Sketchup would be beneficialQualificationsDegree in Architectural Technology or relevant similarHow to Apply
If you are interested, send us your details to email@example.com, including salary requirements and your response to the following:Tell us about some projects you've delivered that you are proud ofWhat's your passion?...what do you do in your spare time and what inspires you to do it?We're sending you to a desert island. You can take one film, one album or playlist and your favourite food. What would you choose and why? NO AGENCIES AT THIS TIME PLEASE
House L, located in Oosterhout, The Netherlands, is a spacious home with a design that takes the landscape into consideration and creates a strong connection to the environment.
From Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten:
“The existing landscape, the orientation to the rural surroundings and the planning conditions were the deciding factors in the siting of the dwelling at the rear of the plot. The ground floor was raised with respect to the current ground level, with large glass surfaces positioned to look out over the rural landscape and terraces running the length of the building with an unbroken roof surface on corbelling, all of which allow the outer space to be experienced to the full. At the same time, the large roof projections are designed to prevent too much light entering.
Vertical Western Red Cedar boarding was chosen for the façade cladding, and the roof has a moss-sedum roof covering. The restrained detailing combined with the shape and the materials chosen give House L an ultra-modern appearance, but one that is entirely at home in its rural surroundings.”
Master the detail language of architecture before you can make a really good building. Strike a chord? Then we may be for you. Your role: Designer with significant technical expertise. Our projects: One off modernist houses and apartment buildings with exquisite detailing and style.
Your skills: Technical: experienced detail designer with architectural sensitivity. Writer: literate and concise technical and design documents. Passionate, driven interest in and knowledge of architecture. A gimlet eye for detail. Good, well structured CAD skills essential. Freehand detailing. Artistic sensibility, inspired even. And.........a real pleasure to work with.
Your key attributes / motivators: Driven problem solver: to understand, research and master complex aspects of design, construction and regulatory requirements. Maker: a lifelong passion for "making" physical things and mastering the skills to do that. What did you make as a child, what did you take to bits? Patience, diligence, pragmatism, above all staying power; architecture is long. Chilled, a real team player. Commitment............a hustler with passion.
It doesn't all come in one person, but if you have a lot of the above, call or email us.
Due to an increasing workload of diverse and exciting new projects, OPEN architecture require a Project Architect / Part II Assistant / Architectural Technician for an immediate start in our Sevenoaks studio in Kent.
A successful candidate must be highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic, with job running skills and a flair for design.
We have a large portfolio of residential, commercial and mixed use projects and require talented and dynamic individuals with a proven track record for delivery to join our team and must be:Experienced, with at least 3 years working in practiceMotivated, articulate and organisedPassionate about design, with clear technical and job runningabilitiesAble to demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skillsFluent with current Building Regulations and local PlanningPoliciesFully versed in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite3D skills would be an advantage Please forward a copy of your CV and examples of your work to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leading London practice is looking for an contract administrator to run a large corporate fit out project in London. Candidates will need strong AutoCAD, excellent communication skills and ability to lead a team of around 10 people. The position will require at least 5 years post part 3 and previous large scale office fit out experience.
We are an architectural practice based in Olympia, London. Punching above our weight, we are currently handling a number of new terminal designs and interiors for airport terminal buildings in Russia and Asia.
We have vacancies for two new Pt.II graduates or one experienced Pt.III architect with 2-3 years experience, constructional sense and detailing ability. A passion for design and dedication to the task is what we seek. Most importantly, applicants must be well versed in Autocad, Rhino and Photoshop and be already using these on a daily basis. Applicants should also demonstrate good presentational skills. Total fluency in spoken and written English is a must. Knowledge of Russian is definitely a bonus.
Please write to email@example.com with your cover letter and CV. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Someone who is dynamic, recently qualified with view to growing and moulding into the practice. A good team player who gets on and works well within a small practice.
Holden Harper are looking for a talented, motivated and enthusiastic candidate to join our growing office and help with an increasing workload on high end residential projects based within Wimbledon and the surrounding area .
We have been based in Wimbledon for the past 37 Years and have a well-established local reputation for high quality new build residential houses and extensions/refurbishments. Successful applicants will be experienced, UK-qualified Architects with a minimum of two years post-Part II experience.
They will be able to demonstrate strong conceptual design skills, work experience on all service phases, including projects on site and statutory applications, technical detailing skills and specification writing. Candidates should be able to understand project programme requirements and to prioritise and plan their own work activities.
Knowledge of the following software is desirable:
• AutoCAD/Vectorworks • Adobe Creative Suite • Microsoft Office • NBS Building Excellent verbal and written communication is essential.
Candidates must be fluent in English.
We are offering a competitive remuneration package and a company bonus scheme. Please submit CV and samples of work in PDF format (less than 6MB) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
BM3 Architecture Ltd is a practice that work on regeneration projects in both inner city and rural locations, public and private housing schemes and also education projects. We cover all RIBA stages and pride ourselves on producing contextual, contemporary and sustainable architecture. We have two offices in the UK, and have been practicing for 23 years.
We currently have roles available for an experienced senior technician and a part II architectural assistant to join our South East studio which is currently located in Hemel Hempstead. Please note that the office will be relocating to North London by the end of the year. Please see criteria below:
• Must have at least 5 years experience • Excellent understanding of residential architecture required • Autocad proficient • Job running skills • Thorough understanding of housing standards
Part II Architectural Assistant
• Excellent design ability & technical skills • Exemplary visualisation skills • Proficient in Autocad, Photoshop and Sketchup • Experience in housing/ masterplanning required
Please send your CV and samples of your work by email or post to;
NORD scheme named 'surprise' winner of 2013 Doolan Prize Architects' Journal The £3.5 million WASPS South Block scheme in Kings Street saw off a 12-strong shortlist to win the prestigious annual award.
Due to an exciting and growing workload, we are currently seeking to fill several positions at our vibrant, friendly office on the south coast.
Successful applicants will be exposed to a variety of projects ranging from high-rise, mixed commercial / residential schemes through to smaller bespoke urban infills.
HGP is a well established, progressive practice, enjoying a wide range of clients, with projects throughout the country. We have a strong sense of responsibility in creating good designs that better the built environment. We offer good advancement through both internal and external training and are currently rolling out BIM, with associated staff training throughout the office.
We are seeking qualified technologists with a minimum of 3 years experience. The successful applicants will have taken a lead role in producing working drawings and technical details, with good CAD skills in AutoCAD or ArchiCAD. A working knowledge of BIM would be an advantage.
The successful candidates will enjoy a friendly office, built around a collaborative team environment, with a competitive salary, generous annual leave, profit sharing and other benefits, as well as enjoying the advantages of living on the south coast.
To apply, please either post or email your CV, a covering letter and examples of work to: