Welcome to the New Elevate Architecture Website

We have officially re-launched the Elevate Architecture website. I know it has only been about 6 months since we launched the first one, but content should be easier to find, better utilized, and fully optimized for the all seeing eye of Google. Among other things, we moved the old www.earchblog.com to the main www.elevatearchitecture.com/blog. We [...]

By | February 22nd, 2013|Elevate Architecture Launch|0 Comments

A Fascinating and Uplifting Story of One Woman Making Homes from Garbage for the Needy

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/viewfinder/2013/01/20131994836277368.html   This article featured in on Algazeera today really shows how one person can really make a difference. Ingrid Vaca Diez is pioneering an effort to recycle garbage (plastic bottles) in a way that is sustainable and practical for impoverished areas where labor is plentiful, but building materials are out of reach.  

By | February 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Plasma Studio Crafts Moutainous Forms

What do you get when you take an interesting shape and run it through a tomato slicer? Answer: The Dolomite Luxury Apartment Building of course! Call it what you will, but I love it. Inspired by the Dolomite Mountains in Spain, this highly formal, and beautifully crafted luxury get away is stunning. According to Inhabitat [...]

By | February 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

China Going Big Redux

It seems like just yesterday I wrote about China going big again on a massive pseudo underground hotel-quarry thingy...oh wait that was yesterday. Well today China one-ups itself by going even bigger. Look out Middle East, your highest building reign will be over 90 days after this project starts. If the picture is any indicator [...]

By | February 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Power of Monoliths

Spomenik—Jan Kempenaers and “The End of History” In his book Spomenik, Jan Kempenaers creates a beautiful taxonomy of the fractured past of the Eastern Europe block through his visual documentation of brutalist monoliths. These creations were used at one time to help unify, exemplify, and honor the character of those who had given their lives [...]

By | February 22nd, 2013|Art and Architecture|0 Comments

Mark Lascelles Thornton’s Happiness Machine

Well, architecture certainly moves people in different ways. Mark Lascelles Thornton uses a literal impression of architecture in excruciating hand drawn detail overlaid by an artistic red tint that he colors into his latest art project call The Happiness Machine.

By | February 22nd, 2013|Art and Architecture|0 Comments

Leave it to the Dutch to Make Concrete Hip

So once again, the Dutch innovate in research and material that we all tend to take for granted. This time, its concrete. This kinda blows my mind, but Dutch innovation never ceases to amaze me so I guess I should not be that surprised.

By | February 22nd, 2013|Building Technology|0 Comments

Breathing Metal?

Pretty "cool" concept.

By | February 22nd, 2013|Building Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Socal Modern in the Rio Grande Valley?

House 3: Front Perspective At Elevate Architecture, our main drive is to challenge the status quo of what to expect from everyday architecture. Yes, that involves an understanding of global critical theory as well as regional critical theory, and of course an understanding of how things get built. However, we also are in [...]

By | February 22nd, 2013|Elevate Architecture Prototypes|0 Comments

Scumbag Architecture Professor

Couldn't resist posting this one...we all know what this was like.  

By | February 22nd, 2013|Funny, Uncategorized|0 Comments