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The Rise of 3D-Printed Prefabricated Homes

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ADU / Mighty Buildings. Image © Paul Vu As construction materials costs increase , builders and developers are seeking alternatives to traditional home construction methods to address housing shortages. In response, an expanding construction technology field is the 3D printing sector. This technology promises quicker, cheaper construction and the potential to extrude local and recycled materials.

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Demolition work for Lower Manhattan's superjail is making Chinatown residents 'terrified'

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The demolition of ‘The Tombs’ Manhattan Detention Complex to prepare for the 300-foot ‘Jailscraper’ (aka the ‘Chinatown Jail’) in Lower Manhattan is meting out further headaches for residents around the Columbus Park area, the majority of whom are elderly, ABC7 reported recently. Cracks and other noticeable damage are now beginning to appear in adjacent structures as the 900-bed behemoth is being taken down in advance of the construction of a controversial new

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75.9 House / Omer Arbel

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Courtesy of Omer Arbel architects: Omer Arbel Location: Pacific Northwest, Cariboo, BC V0L 1H0, Canada Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Courtesy of Omer Arbel Read more »

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Featured architecture jobs this week at KPF, Rafael Viñoly, Relativity, Baird, and Wannemacher Jensen

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Look below for Archinect's latest curated selection of architecture and design firms currently hiring on Archinect Jobs. This week's featured employer highlight includes openings in New York City , Los Angeles , and various locations across Florida. For even more opportunities, head over to the Archinect job board and explore our active community of job seekers , firms , and schools.

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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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Thames House / Ignacio Szulman arquitecto

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© Javier Agustín Rojas architects: Ignacio Szulman arquitecto Location: Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires, Argentina Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Javier Agustín Rojas Area: 180.

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Concrete Blocks in Architecture: How to Build With This Modular and Low-Cost Material

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Mipibu House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados. Image © Nelson Kon Concrete blocks are prefabricated materials primarily used for constructing walls. Similar to bricks, these blocks are stacked together and bonded with mortar, typically composed of cement, sand, and water. They are hollow inside to accommodate steel bars and mortar filling. These blocks are available in a variety of dimensions and textures, ranging from traditional smooth surfaces to fluted or rough finishes.

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Oliver Wainwright on Disney's 'dream or nightmare' Storyliving community

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With revenue from cinema and streaming falling in recent years, income from Disney’s “experience” division is soaring, and property development is the next logical step. Disney tried it before in Florida, first with utopian plans for Epcot (the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow), followed by the quaint town of Celebration, but Storyliving takes the branded living experience to the next level.

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Nordic Educational and Sports Center of la Feclaz / Brenas Doucerain Architectes

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© Clément Molinier architects: Brenas Doucerain Architectes Location: 73230 Les Déserts, France Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Clément Molinier Area: 1044.

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NYT survey finds 309 bridges across the U.S. vulnerable to ship strikes following Baltimore disaster

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In the wake of last month’s fatal collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, the New York Times has published an assessment of other vulnerable spans across the country in danger of similar catastrophic failures due to the precarity of critical elements and various structural deficiencies. According to the report, a total of 309 bridges are at risk of collapsing from a direct hit by an errant ship as was the case in Baltimore and nearly repeated in an incident last we

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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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Barn Retreat / Malcolm Davis Architecture

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© Joe Fletcher architects: Malcolm Davis Architecture Location: Healdsburg, CA 95448, United States Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Joe Fletcher Read more »

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New York releases city’s first study on environmental justice

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The New York City Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice has released the city’s first report into environmental justice issues. Titled 'EJNYC: A Study of Environmental Justice Issues in New York City,' the study analyzes environmental hazards ranging from toxin exposure and summer heat vulnerability to flood risks and transit access.

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7 Bioclimatic Façade Strategies for Tropical Architecture

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Tropical Shed / Laurent Troost Architectures © Joana França When we think of the word " tropic ," the image that typically comes to mind is an exotic space , characterized by perpetual warmth and humidity, with frequent and heavy rainfall nurturing lush vegetation. Throughout history, this tropical climate has been romanticized as a paradise and criticized for potentially fostering weakness due to its perceived clemency.

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Format Architecture Office Unveils Innovative Design for Leica Store & Gallery in New York City by Format Architecture Office

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The Brooklyn-based firm transformed a formerly nondescript building with a striking new brick facade while celebrating the Meatpacking District’s historical significance. [NEW YORK, NY] – Format Architecture Office, the New York-based architecture and design studio, is pleased to announce the completion of an extraordinary renovation project for Leica, the celebrated premium manufacturer of cameras and sports optics.

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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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Landscape Architects Lead Bhutan’s Mindfulness City

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© Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group “The Mindfulness City will be a sustainable city. To be mindful is to be aware — to perform best,” said Giulia Frittoli, partner and head of landscape at BIG. The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked Buddhist country in the eastern Himalayas , nestled between China and India. It covers 14,000 square miles and has a population of nearly 800,000.

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Scottsdale Community College Business School and Indigenous Cultural Center by Architekton

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Beyond the building acting as a space that is well-accepted by the campus and the community, the goal for this space is that it will educate students and visitors of the history of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community. We incorporated many design elements after conversations and understanding with the SRP-MIC community into the building that are rooted in SRP-MIC traditions of building, harvesting, and performing.

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Designing the Future of Energy: An Exhibition on Design's Role in the Matter Opens at Vitra Design Museum

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Installation view »Transform! Designing the Future of Energy«. Image © Vitra Design Museum Photo: Bernhard Strauss The Vitra Design Museum presents 'Transform! Designing the Future of Energy' , an exhibition running from March 23rd to September 1st, 2024. As energy stands as the cornerstone of modern society, the subject encompasses political, social, and environmental dimensions.

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Tulane launches dual degree creating a new pathway for students, informed by design, science and engineering

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This post is brought to you by Tulane School of Architecture , an Archinect Partner School As climate change and extreme weather continue to impact communities around the world, the need for professionals skilled in the fields of landscape architecture, architecture, engineering, and planning is growing. In response, the Tulane School of Architecture (TuSA), in partnership with the Tulane School of Science and Engineering (SSE), has launched a new graduate dual degree – the Master of Lands

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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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The Headquarters of Council of Engineers / AATTN8A

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© DOF Sky|Ground, Yamastudio , Supakorn Soontararak architects: AATTN8A Location: 1616 Lat Phrao Rd, Khwaeng Wang Thonglang, Khet Wang Thonglang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand Project Year: 2022 Photographs: DOF Sky|Ground, Yamastudio , Supakorn Soontararak Area: 11100.

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SOHO Gubei by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

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The distinctive zig-zag form of SOHO Gubei strikes a dynamic silhouette that extends the character of the new Hongqiao Central Park and creates a signature landmark for Shanghai’s central business district. The project consists of a 38-story office tower and a 12-story podium with retail and basement parking. The landscape design takes advantage of proximity to the park, extending the experience of resting and strolling in a lush natural environment into the project.

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Reimagining the Role of Culture: Manifesta Announces 15th Biennial in Barcelona, Spain

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Courtesy of Manifesta 15 Barcelona Metropolitana | Photo by Helena Roig | The Three Chimneys Manifesta 15 Barcelona Metropolitana has unveiled a decentralized biennial event spanning across the landscape of Barcelona. Taking place from September 8 th to November 24 th , this edition of Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, introduces a regionalized strategy.

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Celebrated Italian design and automotive magnate Paolo Pininfarina passes away aged 65

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Paolo Pininfarina, the Italian business leader credited with expanding his family’s automotive enterprise into architecture and other areas of the design field, has died in Turin at the age of 65. The Pininfarina Chairman was known as a visionary who designed more than 600 cars after completing his engineering studies at the Polytechnic University in his home city.

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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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Upper Wall, Low Wall Residence / Kode Architects

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© Won-Jun Jang architects: Kode Architects Location: 15-12 Wirye Hanbit-ro, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Won-Jun Jang Area: 456.

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Artist Mary Miss files suit to stop demolition of outdoor installation at Des Moines Art Center

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Artist Mary Miss has filed a lawsuit in an ongoing dispute over the planned demolition of her outdoor installation Greenwood Pond: Double Site (1996) at the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa. A district court subsequently decided to issue a temporary restraining order against the institution’s plans, which were to be enacted on April 8th of this year.

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Hobby - Specialty Café / cupla arquitectura

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© Federico Kulekdjian architects: cupla arquitectura - Lucia Vallve & Tomas Mielnikowicz Location: Guevara 91, C1427BRA Cdad. Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Federico Kulekdjian Area: 80.

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DL 1961 Headquarters and Showroom by Studio MBM / Maurizio Bianchi Mattioli

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DL1961 is a gut renovation and full design project for the global premium denim company DL1961’s new showroom and office headquarters, located in a building that previously operated as an industrial printing press. Considering analysis of DL1961’s design process and office structure, Studio MBM/ Maurizio Bianchi Mattioli organized the various functions of the space around a central showroom.

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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!