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Kengo Kuma & Associates Reveals Design for the Qatar Pavilion for Expo Osaka 2025

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Qatar Pavilion Design. Image © Kengo Kuma & Associates The State of Qatar has unveiled the design of its national pavilion to take shape at Expo Osaka 2025. Designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates in collaboration with Qatar Museums , the pavilion blends traditional craftsmanship from Qatar and Japan while highlighting the two countries’ connection to the sea, which is understood as a hub of resources and a medium for trade and knowledge exchange.

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Architecture profession is expanding and becoming more diverse, says NCARB

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A shift toward a more diverse and prepared architecture profession has been documented in the latest NCARB by the Numbers report from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. The council’s annual survey revealed the total number of licensed practitioners to have grown by 1% to 121,368 in the past year. Another 37,708 are on their way to obtaining licensure.

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House in Nishizaki / Studio Cochi Architects

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Completed in 2023 in Okinawa, Japan. Images by Ooki Jingu. The Nishizaki House is a residence for a family of three. The home is located on reclaimed land in a newly developed residential area south of.

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Three New York waterfront projects by WXY: Your Next Employer?

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Following our previous visit to New York-based OLI Architecture , we are keeping our Meet Your Next Employer series in Manhattan this week to explore the work of WXY Architecture + Urban Design. Led by founding principal Claire Weisz, the firm has built a portfolio driven by “innovative approaches to public space, structures, and cities.” Recently, our editorial has reported on WXY’s involvement in a $45 million revitalization of the Storm King Art Center, a mixed-use affordabl

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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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Lamp House / Office for Radical Architecture Disciplines

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© Omair Fazil architects: Office for Radical Architecture Disciplines Location: Islamabad, Pakistan Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Omair Fazil Area: 4874.

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House Between Trees / Barbara Berson

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© Javier Agustín Rojas architects: Barbara Berson Location: Los Cardales, Buenos Aires, Argentina Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Javier Agustín Rojas Area: 230.

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LA moves up Convention Center expansion plan to clear 2028 Olympics hurdle

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The Los Angeles City Council moved to finalize plans for the long-awaited expansion of the Los Angeles County Convention Center in downtown. Populous will be leading the design work for the project, which includes a landscaped component from OLIN as was previously reported in March of 2022. The pre-design work could cost up to $100 million before the estimated $1.4 billion project kicks off in 2025.

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Neuroscience and Architecture: Designing for the Human Experience

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Amazon Spheres in Seattle / NBBJ. Image © Bruce Damonte Designing for the human experience has been at the forefront of architect's intentions and motivations behind their work. While traditional processes prove beneficial, the industry is peering over boundaries to find opportunities for collaboration with other design and non-design fields. New approaches have emerged with collaborations between architects and service designers , or even psychologists, to create more human-centric spaces.

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MVRDV delivers 'diamond'-encrusted facade for Tiffany’s newest Shanghai location

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MVRDV has shared details of its latest design, the new Tiffany & Co. location in Shanghai’s Taikoo Li Qiantan retail development, featuring a glittering imitation of a diamond-encrusted facade. Image © Wen Studio The firm’s newest project for the jeweler follows last year's coral-inspired 3D design at the Singapore Changi Airport and utilizes a screen made from 6,988 handcrafted glass 'diamonds' to produce an effect that offers many variances depending on the time of day.

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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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DVS 03 Apartments / Jorge Urias Studio

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Completed in 2023 in Juárez, Mexico. Images by Rafael Gamo. DVS 03 is a new sector within the Villa Serena apartment complex in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The development is located on a mostly flat lot.

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The architect of New York’s ‘loft movement’ has some lessons for would-be conversion architects today

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Today, the ideas Mr. Lombardi pioneered nearly 50 years ago are serving as a template for addressing twin problems: the city’s enormous office glut and its growing housing crisis. Mr. Lombardi, now 84 and still running a 16-person firm, is part of a wave of architects and developers now undertaking the mammoth work of converting financially distressed office buildings into multifamily housing.

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TAC! Urban Architecture Festival 2024: Discover the Pavilion by Óscar Cruz García and Pablo Paradinas Sastre in Vigo, Spain

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Pavilion ¡Qué faena(r)! by Óscar Cruz García and Pablo Paradinas Sastre at the Puerta del Sol in Vigo. Image © Franzisco González Until July 14, 2024, the pavilion ¡Qué faena(r)! ('What a Task!') by Óscar Cruz García and Pablo Paradinas Sastre will be installed at Puerta del Sol in Vigo , one of the two winning temporary pavilions of the third edition of TAC!

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Guglielmo Marconi primary school by Lucio Serpagli - AAAoffice

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The construction of the new primary school complex in Sissa (Province of Parma) was completed in October 2023. The architects Lucio Serpagli and Alessandro Gattara - already first prize in 2017 at the National Ideas Competition of the Ministry of Education for the creation of Innovative Schools - drafted the project in its executive phase of development, modifying the project as requested by the tender notice previously approved final.

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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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Furukawa Manufacturing Office and Factory / Jo Nagasaka + Schemata Architects

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© Takumi Ota Photography architects: Jo Nagasaka architects: Schemata Architects Location: Ota, Japan Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Takumi Ota Photography Area: 6805.

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Izat Arundell complete sculptural stone house in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland

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Perched on a rocky outcrop, the house has been strategically positioned to take advantage of the elevated level and panoramic sea views. The post Izat Arundell complete sculptural stone house in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Jakuets Tokyo Matsubara Office / Jo Nagasaka + Schemata Architects

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© Gottingham architects: Jo Nagasaka architects: Schemata Architects Location: Setagaya City, Japan Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Gottingham Area: 1623.

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Chad Wanstreet — VFX Supervisor

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From "The Sympathizer," to "SWAT," and "The Tick:" VFX supervisor Chad Wanstreet talks about his career in VFX, and how new tools are tackling old challenges.

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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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A Catalyst for Social Change and Equity: In Conversation with Holcim Award Winners Husos, Elli, and Ultrazul

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The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction announced the winners of the 2023 edition, celebrating projects that showcase innovative approaches to sustainable construction practices. For the Europe region, the Gold Prize was awarded to Husos , Elli , and Ultrazul for their project “Composition of Knowledge House.” In a video interview with the winners, they explain the details of this rehabilitation project.

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aluminum pipes bring changing shadows to kengo kuma’s audio museum in seoul

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with its hard aluminum shell, the building transitions to the softness of wood indoors, creating a gradual visual shift. The post aluminum pipes bring changing shadows to kengo kuma’s audio museum in seoul appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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The Caffé by Mr. Espresso / jones | haydu

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Located in downtown Oakland, The Caffè reflects the second generation of Bay Area icon Mr. Espresso, serving as an example of how our diverse.

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"World’s first net-positive energy" botanical garden completed in Florida

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US architecture studios Olin and Overland have completed the "world's first net-positive energy" botanical garden in Florida , which is powered by a rooftop array of 2,158 solar panels. The project is part of a three-year master plan led by Philadelphia-based landscape architecture studio Olin to expand the 15-acre Sarasota campus of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens , an institution dedicated to the research and education of air plants and native plant species.

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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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Alfacs / Bajet Giramé

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© Joan Guillamat architects: Bajet Giramé architects: JAAS Location: Alcanar, Spain Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Joan Guillamat Area: 8000.

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Studio VDGA arranges blocky Dubai home around sequence of courtyards

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A series of intersecting blocks and voids form House of Courtyards, which Indian practice Studio VDGA has added to a neighbourhood in Dubai. Arranged around a number of courtyards , the home was designed to mimic traditional desert architecture while drawing on aspects of Indian design. Intending to reflect local architecture, Studio VDGA formed the home from textural, blocky volumes and tall walls, using warm tones and Corten steel across the facade and interior.

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Y'all really hate New Urbanism?

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A Google search brought me to the Archinect forum, where I was surprised to discover that many forum contributors have a deep disdain for New Urbanism. This is entirely unexpected. Enlighten me. Why do architects (seemingly) hate New Urbanism?

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Four materials made from banana plants at Future Fabrics Expo

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At this year's Future Fabrics Expo, banana plants emerged as a fruitful source for making more sustainable materials. Here, we spotlight four examples of the plant being transformed into leather alternatives and clothing fabric. Hosted by non-profit organisation The Sustainable Angle at Magazine London , the annual Future Fabrics Expo aims to showcase sustainable and responsibly sourced fabrics and products for fashion and interiors industries.

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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!