The RAIC is the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada, demonstrating how design enhances the quality of life, while addressing important issues of society through responsible architecture.
Green Architecture Now!
How green is your blueprint?: Architecture as sustainable technology
The ecological impact of new construction, once a secondary concern, has become a crucial issue. Badly designed buildings guzzle natural resources and pollute their surroundings; in an era of rocketing energy costs and environmental degradation, the need for a sustainable, energy-efficient architecture is paramount. This book features the architects, artists and firms pioneering a new green architecture, and examines the emergent aesthetics.
Vanishing Points: An Introduction to Architectural Drawing (20:16)
From conceptual sketches to detailed blueprints, drawings serve as the vehicle for translating architectural visions into masterpieces of design and construction. This outstanding program provides a concise demonstration of axonometric, isometric, and one-point and two-point perspective drawing. Computer graphics are employed to help explain the underlying principles of architectural drawing, while student projects serve as examples of well-executed drafting.