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Polish transport center with tree-trunk inspired columns completed by Tremend Architecture Studio

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Warsaw-based Tremend Architecture Studio has completed a transport center in the Polish city of Lubin, described by the team as “one of the most environmentally friendly developments of its kind in Poland.” In addition to its signature canopied platforms for urban and regional bus transport , the scheme contains underground car parking, taxi bays, cycle infrastructure, and a public roof garden.

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The 15 Winners of the 2024 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

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Fifteen years ago, we initiated the idea of the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards with the goal that our readers would select their favorite buildings from our database. Thanks to this concept, you have transformed this award into one of the most democratic and influential in the field. Year after year, you have wielded your collective discernment to spotlight architectural excellence spanning diverse cultures, economies, and landscapes across the globe.

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Seeing Through Layers: Translucent Materials in Architecture

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CO2 Pavilion Beijing / Superimpose Architecture. Image © Beijing Shardisland Technology Co., Ltd. Translucency, at its essence, is an optical property that enables the total or partial passage of light through materials, without providing a clear view of the objects behind them. Despite its apparent simplicity, this property has fascinating applications in the architectural field, generating attractive and powerful proposals that play with light without obstructing views.

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MASAAI Studio design modern guesthouse within existing ruins of a Verona estate

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The existing internal layout has been completely overhauled to suit the new use of the space. Substantial structural work was done. The post MASAAI Studio design modern guesthouse within existing ruins of a Verona estate appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Architectural Visualization Trends and the Rise of AI

A new industry study conducted by Architizer on behalf of Chaos Enscape surveyed 2,139 design professionals to understand the state of architectural visualization and what to expect in the near future. We asked: How are visualizations produced in your firm? What impact does real-time rendering have? What approach are you taking toward the rise of AI?

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the future is circular: UNstudio slashes kyklos building carbon emissions by 80%

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with luxembourg's kyklos building, UNstudio aims for the lowest possible carbon footprint with innovative design and material selection. The post the future is circular: UNstudio slashes kyklos building carbon emissions by 80% appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Seven standout European projects selected as finalists for the 2024 EU Mies van der Rohe Award

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The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have revealed the seven finalists that will compete for the 2024 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture — Mies van der Rohe Award. A total of five projects were selected as finalists in the Architecture category, with another two taken from the Emerging category out of a 40-entry shortlist that was announced earlier in January after the competition received 362 nominations for the bi-annual Prize.

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Omar Gandhi Architects design rocky coastal retreat in Eastern Canada

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Omar Gandhi Architects introduce Rockbound, a house that emerges from rocky terrain mirroring the contours of its Atlantic coastline. The post Omar Gandhi Architects design rocky coastal retreat in Eastern Canada appeared first on Åvontuura.

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‘architecture has to be incomplete’: zhu pei’s poetic imaginations at aedes berlin

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zhu pei highlights the concept of 'incomplete integrity,' advocating for architecture that evolves over time and leaves room for interpretation and adaptation The post ‘architecture has to be incomplete’: zhu pei’s poetic imaginations at aedes berlin appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Studio Egret West to transform former Heinz HQ into London housing

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UK architecture firm Studio Egret West has shared its plans to create housing within two concrete 1960s buildings in London , which were formerly the headquarters of food company Heinz. Studio Egret West has received planning permission to create 124 apartments across the two office buildings while preserving their external concrete frames. Named Hayes Park Central and Hayes Park South, the buildings were constructed in 1962 for Heinz to use as both administrative headquarters and research labor

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From Plan to Reality: Unlocking the Power of Aerial Imagery for AEC

Aerial imagery has emerged as a necessary tool for architecture, engineering, and construction firms seeking to improve pre-construction site analysis, make more informed planning decisions, and ensure all stakeholders have access to an accurate visualization of the site to keep the project moving forward. Download our guide and take a deeper look at how aerial imagery can be leveraged to drive project efficiency by reducing unnecessary site visits and providing the accurate details required to

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Skanska and BIG complete curving terracotta-colored tower in Houston

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A team led by Skanska and Bjarke Ingels Group has completed a major new office tower in Houston , Texas. Named 1550 on the Green, the 28-story tower is part of a three-block master plan by Skanska, designed by BIG, with interiors by Michael Hsu. Image credit: Skanska USA Commercial Development, Inc. The 375,000-square-foot tower is primarily devoted to office accommodation, with ground floor space dedicated to hospitality.

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Bagh Borj Residence / BA Studio

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© Mohammad Soroosh Jooshesh, COMO Photography Studio, Sara Mahmoudimanesh architects: BA Studio Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Mohammad Soroosh Jooshesh, COMO Photography Studio, Sara Mahmoudimanesh Area: 290.

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The 10 Most Picturesque Towns in South Korea

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Constituting the southern part of the Korean peninsula, South Korea is packed with history, culture and a stunning natural landscape. The post The 10 Most Picturesque Towns in South Korea appeared first on Åvontuura.

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peter pichler celebrates sustainability with monolithic bonfiglioli headquarters

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peter pichler architecture completes its bonfiglioli headquarters as a nearly 'zero energy building' in bologna, italy. The post peter pichler celebrates sustainability with monolithic bonfiglioli headquarters appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Google opens New York headquarters built on renovated 1930s train terminal

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Google has opened a building serving its North American operations in New York City that is housed in a 1930s rail terminal restored and adapted by architecture studios CookFox Architects and Gensler. Developed by Oxford Properties , the 232-foot-tall (70 metres), 12-storey office building houses Google's North American headquarters for global business organisation and is located on the west side of Manhattan, just north of the Tribeca neighbourhood.

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Frank Gehry's 'Ruminations' comes to Madison Avenue

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The Gagosian Gallery’ s Madison Avenue location has recently opened an exhibition of Frank Gehry artworks titled Ruminations. On view until April 6th, the gallery will be showing recent works Gehry’s team says are in dialog with the architect’s engagements with fluid aquatic animal forms that date to an inspirational early-80s commission with the Formica Corporation.

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Hurlstone Memorial Reserve Community Centre / Sam Crawford Architects

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Courtesy of Sam Crawford Architects architects: Sam Crawford Architects Location: Hurlstone Park NSW 2193, Australia Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Courtesy of Sam Crawford Architects Area: 143.

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Building Bridges: How Architects Are Ripping Up the Rulebook on Water Treatment Facility Architecture

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Last call: The clock is ticking as Architizer's 12th Annual A+Awards enters its Extended Entry Deadline period. Submit your work before February 23rd for your chance at the global spotlight. When picturing a water treatment plant or a water resource recovery facility (WRRF), the typical mental image is that of an industrial complex designed primarily for the practical function of managing and treating water.

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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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brutalist NICO hotel celebrates tropical modernism amidst mexican jungle

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indoor and outdoor spaces intertwine throughout the concrete grid structure, exploring permeability and optimizing the local climate. The post brutalist NICO hotel celebrates tropical modernism amidst mexican jungle appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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EFFEKT designs EV charging station where drivers can also "recharge mentally"

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Architecture studio EFFEKT has created a charging station for electric vehicles in Sønderborg, Denmark , which is designed as a park with gardens and seating areas. Called Better Energy Charge, the park is a pilot project for renewable energy company Better Energy and is located alongside a solar farm on the company's R&D campus. According to EFFEKT , the aim is to demonstrate how to "transform the conventional petrol station into a park" where visitors can unwind.

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San Francisco's Millennium Tower is sinking again despite foundational corrections

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San Francisco’s ill-fated Millennium Tower is making headlines once again for problems taking place beneath its turbulent foundation. This time, the 58-story skyscraper is sinking even further on its vertical axis as it settles to the north and west, alarming some building scientists who feel the movement could result in significant corrosive damage despite some recent positive corrections.

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A Layered Architecture: Adaptive Reuse Projects That Reframe the Past Through Bold Material Contrasts

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© Hong Seokgyu In recent decades, the term " adaptive reuse " has gained tremendous popularity as an eco-friendly construction approach. But what if there was something more poetic about reframing a space and its stories for new users? These architects show that once-deemed disposable facades , walls , and textures can obtain new meaning through bold and clever juxtapositions.

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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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For Beaudry in downtown Los Angeles, Marmol Radziner riffs on modernism

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A sleek high-rise skyscraper in the heart of downtown Los Angeles designed by Marmol Radziner opened its doors recently to tenants. Beaudry is a 64-story skyscraper clad in a somber The post For Beaudry in downtown Los Angeles, Marmol Radziner riffs on modernism appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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hale kiawe: walker warner’s hidden gem along the hawaiian coastline

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walker warner architects designs a contemporary dwelling amidst lush grasses and lava rock of kailua-kona, hawaii. The post hale kiawe: walker warner’s hidden gem along the hawaiian coastline appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Heatherwick Studio set to turn "extraordinary" BT Tower into hotel

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UK practice Heatherwick Studio is set to turn the 177-metre-high BT Tower in central London into a hotel , following its sale to American hotelier MCR Hotels. MCR Hotels announced today that it had purchased the Grade II-listed tower from the BT Group telecommunications company with Heatherwick Studio and is set to turn the structure into a hotel. "This is an extraordinary building and an amazing opportunity to bring it back to life," said Heatherwick Studio founder Thomas Heatherwick.

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Populous advances new downtown ballpark district proposal in Kansas City

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The Kansas City Royals are advancing a scheme for a new downtown stadium district designed by Populous in a neighborhood called the Crossroads. Slotted into a 17.5-acre site at the confluence of Grand Boulevard, Locust Street, Truman Road, and 17th Street, the development would offer a connector to the nearby South Loop Link project from OJB Landscape Architecture and BNIM.

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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!