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Arquitectonica reveals designs for new $1 billion mixed-use project in Miami's Medical District

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Arquitectonica has been selected as the master planners and designers of a new $1 billion mixed-use healthcare development in Miami , the firm announced via a press release today. Site preparations will begin this year on the seven-acre Highland Park Miami development in the city’s Medical District. The plan for clients The Allen Morris Company and Black Salmon will increase the district’s total area by approximately ten percent, transforming it into the second largest such developme

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Pushing Boundaries with Bamboo: A Structural Engineering Case Study

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Aerial perspective of the Luum Temple under construction, revealing the network of bamboo elements. Image Courtesy of CO-LAB design office In a world grappling with environmental challenges, forward-thinking architects and engineers are increasingly leaning towards more sustainable solutions. While steel and concrete have long dominated the construction industry, bamboo is now stepping into the limelight as a compelling alternative.

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The Prism House / Matra Architects & Rurban Planners

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© Edmund Sumner, Ashish Sahi, Mayank Sharma, Sergio Ghetti, Matra architects: Matra Architects & Rurban Planners Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Edmund Sumner, Ashish Sahi, Mayank Sharma, Sergio Ghetti, Matra Area: 1200.

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Marte.Marte design concrete and steel rest area in the foothills of an Austrian forest

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Two hard, practically indestructible materials—concrete and chrome steel—preserve, in the form of an abstract base, the memory of winter. The post Marte.Marte design concrete and steel rest area in the foothills of an Austrian forest appeared first on Åvontuura.

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7 Ways Real-Time Visualization Can Solve Architectural Challenges

In the dynamic world of architecture, design, and construction, creative problem-solving is crucial for success. Traditional methods often fall short in effectively conveying design intent to clients. Real-time visualization empowers you with a solid decision-making tool that smooths the design process. Discover the power of real-time visualization: Effective Communication Convey your vision clearly and align with clients.

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Architecture and the Human Condition

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The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona; Antoni Guadi, architect (photo by Garry Nishimura) From the moment I first became fascinated with architecture as a child, I have believed the buildings and places we respond to most deeply are founded upon bases that are truly profound. My dilemma was and remains my inability to articulate how we know them. Why is this?

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Hangzhou Riverfront Public Space -the Fengyuan Station / TJAD Original Design Studio

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© Zhang Yong architects: TJAD Original Design Studio Location: Binjiang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Zhang Yong Photographs: Original Design Studio Area: 1513.

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UNESCO urges UK not to proceed with Stonehenge tunnels project

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The A303 redevelopment proposal had originally garnered the attention of preservation advocates beginning in 2017 and eventually yielded a favorable ruling from the UK High Court in 2021, the same year UNESCO first threatened to add the site to its list of World Heritage in Danger. Adding to the narrative, UNESCO has now openly criticized the UK government's recent decision to proceed with the contentious project.

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Delugan Meissl designs elegant house in Slovenia with wooden lamella facade

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The adopted building configuration with its open angles and two intersecting saddle roofs reflects the distinctive character of the site. The post Delugan Meissl designs elegant house in Slovenia with wooden lamella facade appeared first on Åvontuura.

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patrick bergsma’s broken ceramic vases & crafted bonsai trees explore our bond with nature

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in expanding china, patrick bergsma conveys that people and nature are one by creating bonsai trees that grow out of broken ceramic vases. The post patrick bergsma’s broken ceramic vases & crafted bonsai trees explore our bond with nature appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Concrete Waterproofing: The Next Step to a More Resilient Design

Don’t let water wash away all your hard work. When specifying concrete waterproofing, you need a solution that’s reliable and permanent. Without it, your concrete waterproofing is at risk of failing and letting water erode and corrode the concrete that it was supposed to protect. Reduce the risk of waterproofing failure by reading through our latest free specification e-book, which will take you through the four key components to better concrete waterproofing specification.

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Parley for the Oceans to recycle Christo and Jeanne-Claude's L'Arc de Triomphe Wrapped

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L'Arc de Triomphe Wrapped , artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude 's last work, is being recycled by Parley for the Oceans , which will turn it into tents and sun shades for use during the 2024 Olympics and other events in Paris. In 2021, L'Arc de Triomphe Wrapped saw the monument on Paris's Champs-Élysées shrouded in 25,000 square metres of silvery fabric tied in place with 7,000 metres of red rope.

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Polish-Israeli Architect Zvi Hecker Passes Away at the Age of 92

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Heinz-Galinski School Berlin, Germany, 1995. Image © Michael Krüger Polish-Israeli architect Zvi Hecker , internationally recognized as an influential figure of Modernism in Israel , as well as a painter, illustration artist, and furniture designer, has passed away at the age of 92, as reported by Moderne Regional. Throughout his career, Hecker combined geometry and modularity with asymmetry and spiraling complex compositions inspired by the pattern of sunflower seeds, a recurring inspiration fo

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New York City unveils major zoning overhaul to boost housing stock

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Mayor Eric Adams proposed on Thursday a major overhaul of New York City’s approach to development that his administration says could make way for as many as 100,000 additional homes in the coming years and ease the city’s severe housing crisis. [.] The proposals could bring new housing development to nearly every corner of New York City and reflect a growing political consensus that the city must do everything it can to build.

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Morphosis unveils sustainable headquarters for Italian energy giant Eni

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The Morphosis-designed complex is comprised of three buildings interconnected by sky bridges. The Icon Tower is the tallest. The post Morphosis unveils sustainable headquarters for Italian energy giant Eni appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Sustainable Architecture: Design Green with the Client in Mind

Speaker: Pedro Clarke – Principal Architect at A+ Architecture, In Loco Program Director

Sustainability begins with a conversation, and acquiring customer buy-in is entirely dependent on how the conversation is framed. Clients may not see sustainability as a priority out of fear of operational costs and quality. While these are legitimate concerns, it is our responsibility as architects to listen and foster a collaborative culture that answers client issues while also reducing our carbon footprint.

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inspired by cathedrals, the harbin creative design center in china invites peace & rhythmicity

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the main foyer reveals a sanctuary-like dome with 60 hollow columns enlivened by natural light pouring from above. The post inspired by cathedrals, the harbin creative design center in china invites peace & rhythmicity appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Spiralling library by Atelier Xi "unfolds like a scroll painting"

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The spiral shape of a conch shell informed the Serpentine Bookhouse in Shenzhen , China, a library that has been designed by local architecture studio Atelier Xi. Located in the Dasha River Ecological Corridor, the 300-square-metre building by Atelier Xi provides a children's reading room, public restrooms and a viewing balcony with seating areas for visitors and residents.

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How to Use Vertical Farming for Sustainable Living

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The Urban Farming Office in Ho Chih Minh City, Vietnam, seeks to return green space to the city using the building’s facade as a structure for vertical urban farming. Image © Hiroyuki Oki Increasing in both size and number, cities worldwide are experiencing accelerated growth. With green land regularly lost to either urbanization or its effects – such as rising sea levels or natural disasters – and expanding populations meaning more mouths to feed, the farming and agricultural industries are in

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Thinking about applying to architecture school? Explore graduate open house and info sessions hosted by Archinect Partner Schools

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Are you thinking about applying to architecture school and want to learn about different graduate program offerings? Application deadlines for the Spring and Fall 2024 architecture term will begin soon! To get ahead, explore and sign up for the following open house and information sessions from five Archinect Partner Schools. Need portfolio tips or looking for ways to freshen up your CV?

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Report: Optimism for Construction Growth in the Next Year Remains High

Research reveals 96% of respondents are very or fairly optimistic about their organization’s growth prospects for the next year. The InEight Global Capital Projects Outlook also finds over half see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. But these are only some of the findings. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

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Detroit’s First 3D-Printed Home Was Made by a Robot That Used to Build Cars

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Citizen Robotics adapted the tech to print a two-bedroom cottage that serves as a concept for affordable housing in the city. Detroit has roughly 72,000 vacant lots according to the city’s Land Bank Authority, and some neighborhoods only have a few houses per block. Between them are wide open spaces, many of which have become meadows after a swath of landowners sold their property to the land bank and headed for the suburbs when times got tough during the deindustrialization of the automotive in

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vincent callebaut’s carless & timber eco-district in switzerland hosts cascading ‘sky villas’

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the architect also envisioned a 10,000 sqm urban park dedicated solely to pedestrians and cyclists. The post vincent callebaut’s carless & timber eco-district in switzerland hosts cascading ‘sky villas’ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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World's tallest skyscraper restarts construction in Saudi Arabia

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Construction work has resumed on Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia , a skyscraper designed by Chicago-based studio Adrian Smith + Gill Gordon Architecture , which is expected to become the world's tallest building. According to Dubai-based magazine Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), work will resume on the project after nearly a decade of construction. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gill Gordon Architecture ( AS+GG ), the skyscraper is planned to reach a height of 1,000 metres.

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DIALOG and Smoke Architecture complete Ontario college building inspired by Indigenous principles

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Toronto-based DIALOG has completed the A-Building Expansion at Centennial College in Scarborough, Ontario. Designed in collaboration with Smoke Architecture, and described by the team as “Canada’s first LEED Gold, zero carbon, WELL certified, mass timber , higher-education facility,” the newly completed scheme “seamlessly blends Indigenous perspectives, sustainability and innovative architecture.

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The Ultimate Free Guide to Construction Project Management Software

Spreadsheets and in-house tools can no longer manage the sophistication and the demand for data of modern construction. Our free buyer’s guide will help you identify what construction software you need and the key features you should be looking for.

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Wall House, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Wall House, Christchurch home, New Zealand architecture, South Island real estate, NZ property images Wall House in Christchurch 25 Sep 2023 Design: MCAS Location: Christchurch, New Zealand Photos by Baptiste Marconnet Wall House, NZ The main design drivers behind the project have been combining a solid street frontage, The Wall , with a fragmented north face that opens to the sun and the view, as well as creating an energy efficient and naturally heated and cooled internal environment with 3x t

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roca’s canopy covered são paulo gallery rises as a cultural hub

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from architect fernanda marques, the roca são paulo gallery and showroom intertwines urban and natural features, fostering a setting for design discourse. The post roca’s canopy covered são paulo gallery rises as a cultural hub appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Open Architecture designs "extraterrestrial-looking" space museum in China

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Chinese studio Open Architecture has revealed its design for a space museum and experience centre in Yantai, China , which will appear like a mysterious black object in an oceanfront park. Named Space Crystals, the building will have a glossy black exterior and a faceted stone-like shape that rises at one end to point towards the ocean. Open Architecture describes the design as "an extraterrestrial-looking object landed mysteriously in the clearing of a seaside park".

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Quang Ngai House / 6717 Studio

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© Hiroyuki Oki architects: 6717 Studio Location: Duc Chanh Commune, Mo Duc District, Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki Area: 190.

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California's high-speed rail project receives $202 million in federal funding for critical juncture

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority has been awarded more than $200 million from the Biden Administration in what is one of the largest pieces of federal funding awarded to the project in its history. The $202 million grant was made by the U.S. Department of Transportation through the 2022 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program — part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed in 2021.

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