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The Architecture of Dune: Leveraging the Past to Create a Myth of the Future

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Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Imagine a world thousands of years into the future, one where humanity has conquered planets from galaxies away, only to default to a neofeudalistic social order in a constant power struggle, all built upon an intricate tapestry of cultures and religions and set in a harsh yet vivid landscape that becomes a character in and of itself.

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Four Pritzker Prize-winning architects have recently designed watches

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There are countless examples of architects expanding beyond buildings and architecture to engage with product design. This month alone, for example, our news coverage has included a swirling whisky bottle designed by a Zaha Hadid Architects director, a lighting product range by Snøhetta, and a series of biophilic design products by ecoLogicStudio.

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Is Mass Timber the Key Element in a Low Carbon Future?

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Bunjil Place / fjmt. Image © John Gollings This article was originally published on Common Edge. Chinese temples have stood for centuries, battered by wind and earthquakes , without a crack or timber out of place. They employ an ancient technique called “bracket set construction” that requires no nails or metal parts to connect wooden structural elements.

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12 featured interior design jobs in New York City

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The latest curated jobs roundup from Archinect Jobs highlights 10 architecture and design firms in the New York City area currently seeking to hire interior designers. To look up specific job titles from the architectural profession, consult Archinect's Guide to Job Titles series. Also, follow our Archinect Tips series to improve your portfolio, resume, interviewing skills, and increase your overall chances of getting that next job.

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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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Barcelona's Iconic Sagrada Família On Track to be Completed in 2026

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via Shutterstock | Valerie2000 Officials have just confirmed that Antonio Gaudi’ s iconic Sagrada Família in Barcelona will be completed in 2026, 144 years after its construction began. The announcement was made last Wednesday, aligning with the centenary of the architect’s passing. The towering 172.5 meter central spire is included in the project, planned to stand as the tallest edifice in Barcelona, Spain.

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Design for a ‘Companion’ to the Broad Museum in Los Angeles

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Exterior rendering of the future Broad expansion from Hope Street. Courtesy of The Broad. Image © Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R). Rendering by Plomp Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has unveiled their proposal for the expansion of The Broad , a contemporary art museum founded in 2025 by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.

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WEISS/MANFREDI’s Longwood Gardens overhaul in Pennsylvania to open November

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Pennsylvania’s Longwood Gardens has released an update of an overhaul of its horticultural campus by WEISS/MANFREDI which will open in November 2024. Titled 'Longwood Reimagined: A New Garden Experience,' and designed in collaboration with Reed Hilderbrand , the project is described by the venue as “the most ambitious revitalization in a century of America’s greatest center for horticultural display.

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The Stoic Wall Residence / LIJO RENY architects

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© Turtle Arts Photography architects: LIJO RENY architects Location: Kadirur, Kerala 670642, India Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Turtle Arts Photography Area: 680.

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Kim Kardashian sued by Donald Judd Foundation over false ownership claims

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Kim Kardashian's name is in the design news cycle once again after the Donald Judd Foundation filed suit recently against her company SKKN BY KIM in which it claims she falsely stated furnishings made by a company called Clements Design were the original works of the artist, who died in 1994. The New York Times and TMZ are reporting on the lawsuit this week, which stems from a YouTube video tour of the makeup company's California offices that was uploaded in 2022.

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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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The Complete Guide to 360 Panoramas for Immersive Client Presentations

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Courtesy of Sentio In the world of architecture and design, traditional methods of showcasing 3D designs via 2D floorplans, renders and video walkthroughs are standard practices. However, they lack one important thing: immersion. For clients, it is hard to visualize spaces by looking at 2D representations. This has led to a need to quickly create immersive environments that clients can understand better from existing 3D software like Enscape, V-Ray, Lumion or Twinmotion.

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4 free websites to download architecture scale figures

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Discover where to find free scale figures and master their use to enhance spatial understanding and convey emotion, creating impactful visual stories.

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SOLO luminosa / CONTRA arquitetura

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© Rafael Visentainer architects: CONTRA arquitetura Location: Sierra de la Mantiqueira, Baependi - Minas Gerais, 37443-000, Brazil Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Rafael Visentainer Photographs: Vitor Hugo Area: 1507 ft2 Read more »

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The MUST-SEE Architecture in Helsinki

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A young European capital ripe in architecture, Helsinki is the third largest Nordic city and has one of the highest standards of living in the world. The post The MUST-SEE Architecture in Helsinki 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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Atelier Casa GO / MAGarq

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Completed in 2022 in Posadas, Argentina. Images by Sofia Schiavoni. The Atelier is located in a low-density neighborhood in the city of Posadas, within a one-hectare plot, surrounded by abundant and lush vegetation.

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Montrealers ask: What to do with the Olympic Stadium?

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But nostalgia rarely makes for good decision making. Keep the tower and repurpose it as a tourist destination. With the money saved, we can erect a better stadium serving the city’s current and future needs. Not all landmarks are sacred. When fire consumed the Notre-Dame cathedral, they raced to replace the roof; Montreal’s Olympic Stadium is not Notre-Dame.

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Renovation of East Nanjing Road Sub-district Community Comprehensive Life Service Center / TJAD Original Design Studio

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© ZY Architectural Photography architects: TJAD Original Design Studio Location: 1015 South Suzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China Project Year: 2023 Photographs: ZY Architectural Photography Photographs: Original Design Studio Area: 3339.

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UC Berkeley, Berkeley Way Academic Office Building by WRNS Studio

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As increasing enrollment, fiscal constraints, and decades of underinvestment challenge public universities across California, the University of California, Berkeley models cost-effective, high-quality design by employing a private developer mindset. Berkeley Way West is a new hybrid academic and speculative office building located in the dense, bustling heart of Berkeley.

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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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Pass-Through Windows: Inspiring the Design of Easy-Open Spaces

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Cortesia de Western Window Systems The desire for fluid integration between spaces has become increasingly relevant in contemporary architecture. This reflects a search for more connected and harmonious living experiences, especially in urban environments, where the cityscape can saturate us. By transcending conventional boundaries and blurring the lines between interior spaces and the vast outdoors, living environments can be created to celebrate connectivity, sustainability and the well-being

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Former mill site reborn as new housing community with an architectural nod to the past

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The new community reimagines the site of a historical steam mill, integrating 52 modern dwellings into the fabric of the existing suburban tapestry. The post Former mill site reborn as new housing community with an architectural nod to the past appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Lourosa-Fiães Transport Interface / Atelier d'Arquitectura Lopes da Costa

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© Ivo Tavares Studio architects: Atelier d'Arquitectura Lopes da Costa Location: Fiães, 4505, Portugal Project Year: 2023 Photograph: Ivo Tavares Studio Read more »

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Studio Morphogenesis wraps waterside mosque in Bangladesh in perforated pink concrete

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Local architecture office Studio Morphogenesis has used dusty pink coloured concrete to build a waterside mosque that sits on a sloping site in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Named after the land owner's late mother, the Zebun Nessa Mosque is situated in the rapidly growing industrial outskirts of Dhaka. It was constructed to serve as a spiritual sanctuary and communal space for local workers.

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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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Parramatta Town Hall / DesignInc + Lacoste + Stevenson Architects + Manuelle Gautrand Architecture + TKD Architects

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© Brett Boardman architects: DesignInc architects: Lacoste + Stevenson Architects architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture architects: TKD Architects Location: 182 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Brett Boardman Read more »

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Demolition of council estates "has peaked"

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For our Social Housing Revival series, we look at how the fate of UK social-housing estates has become an urgent topic as councils grapple with the housing crisis and challenges of preservation. Regeneration of social housing estates – which typically involves demolishing post-war estates and replacing them with new housing that increases the overall number of units but reduces the proportion of social-rent homes – has become a highly contentious issue in Britain.

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Ritratana Office Building / Urban Praxis

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© DOF Sky|Ground architects: Urban Praxis Location: Rama IX Rd, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand Project Year: 2023 Photographs: DOF Sky|Ground Area: 4900.

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Lamborghini redesigns bull and shield logo after twenty years

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Italian automaker Lamborghini has unveiled a rebrand featuring a flat, simplified logo as part of a broader "transformation process" aimed at sustainability and decarbonization. The logo has the same set-up – a bull placed at the centre of a shield, but the detailing has been pared down into a silhouette, while a broader, thinner typeface was introduced.

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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!