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Affordable Play: 4 Examples of Low-Budget Community Playgrounds

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© Ahmed Hossam Saafan The idea of a community or public playground is about creating an accessible recreational space for all. However, in many cases, initiating a playground project might fail due to insufficient funds or regulations/restrictions. The first challenge is largely to set the project in motion and, most importantly, get the community’s positive reception and, if possible, its involvement, thus ensuring the project's success and sustainability.

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Five architects and designers join RAIC College as new Honorary Fellows

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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced the elevation of five new Honorary Fellows of the prestigious RAIC College's class of 2024. Architects Adele Weder, Yvonne Hancock, Claire Weisz, last year’s Venice Architecture Biennale head curator and the 2024 RIBA Gold Medal winner Lesley Lokko , and the late Quebec landscape architect Claude Cormier were honored with the designation, which is given to practitioners that have "achieved international professional eminence

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Intec Office Building / ARCHITECTS BAN

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Completed in 2023 in South Korea. Images by Kidon Kwon. Design elements and cognition from the Yeonnam-dong Forest Trail- The office building is located on a side road inside a block that does not directly.

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Frank Lloyd Wright's early Prairie-style design lists for $779,000 in Illinois

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The home credited as one of Frank Lloyd Wright ’s first Prairie School designs, the 1900 Warren Hickox House, has hit the market recently in Kankakee, Illinois, for a listing price of $779,000. Realtor.com was early to report news of the home’s listing, which represents the first time the home has been available for purchase in 48 years.

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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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Bomarsund Visitor Center / Daniel Andersson

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© Christoffer Relander architects: Daniel Andersson Location: Bomarsund 22530, Åland Islands Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Christoffer Relander Area: 675.

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La madrugada de Javier Moreno Bakery / Laura Ortín

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Completed in 2023 in Murcia, Spain. Images by David Frutos. Neo-store and town square. The Vistabella neighborhood has a frenetic commercial activity. In addition, its “duck square”, the garden where those.

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New architecture and design competitions: Modernism in America Awards, Underbridge Housing Challenge, #DesigningTogetherAIA24 Contest, and ICONIC AWARDS

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If you're in search of new, exciting architecture and design competitions, take a look at the latest curated picks of challenges listed on Bustler. Featured below are four calls seeking forward-thinking designs for affordable and eco-conscious housing schemes that would fit beneath city bridges, creative concepts expressed through inventive formats, outstanding projects in various design fields, and successful preservation efforts of structures and landscapes in the United States.

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Hangover Teashop / CASE PAVILION

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Completed in 2023 in Shanghai, China. Images by Hong Zhang. In a corner of Changning District, Shanghai, several old roads encircle the former residence of Li Hongzhang's mother, where the surge of.

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elliptical roof opening invites natural light within desert x AlUla visitor center 2022

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kwy.studio introduces new volumes housing corner shops, expanded event areas, indoor café seating, and upgraded staff amenities. The post elliptical roof opening invites natural light within desert x AlUla visitor center 2022 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Tanulo Coffee / Simpul Studio

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© Billy Prayoga architects: Simpul Studio Location: Bandung, Bandung City, Java Occidental, Indonesia Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Billy Prayoga Area: 530.

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sou fujimoto shares construction progress of timber ring roof for expo 2025 osaka

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the structure varies between 12 meters and 22 meters in height and stretches for two kilometers around. The post sou fujimoto shares construction progress of timber ring roof for expo 2025 osaka appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Sanjay Puri Architects unveils spiral-shaped Nokha Village Community Centre informed by sand dunes

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Mumbai-based architecture studio Sanjay Puri Architects has designed a swirling community centre with a sloping green roof in Rajasthan, India. Conceived as a memorial to the clients' father, the curvilinear complex was designed to serve the surrounding Nokha district villages and integrates a courtyard, amphitheatre, library and museum behind an undulating sandstone facade.

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Jahn designs expressive steel hangar with oversized trusses for Pritzker Military Archives

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Brought to you by: Architect: Jahn Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin Completion Date: 2023 View More Project Info In 2003, Colonel Jennifer Pritzker founded the Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Chicago, The post Jahn designs expressive steel hangar with oversized trusses for Pritzker Military Archives appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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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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mwworks hides this longbranch house among the pacific northwest woods

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washington state's key peninsula sees a transformation on a neglected plot of land with this 'longbranch house' by studio mwworks. The post mwworks hides this longbranch house among the pacific northwest woods appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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This week Sagrada Familia announced its final completion date after 140 years

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This week on Dezeen , La Sagrada Familia Foundation announced that Antoni Gaudí's landmark church in Barcelona is finally set to be completed in 2026. The foundation told news site CNN that construction on the church, which began in 1882, is set to finish in two years , 100 years after the death of its architect. Work on the church's final six towers, the last phase of the building, is now progressing.

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deep sea dreamer vessel plunges underwater as submarine and surfaces as a yacht

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designer steve kozloff conceived deep sea dreamer, a concept submarine that doubles as a yacht, all entirely made of steel. The post deep sea dreamer vessel plunges underwater as submarine and surfaces as a yacht appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Collcoll hides stairs and seats in pixellated wooden structure at Pricefx office

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Thousands of wooden cubes inspired by the computer game Minecraft conceal utilities and create casual seating areas at this office in Prague designed by architecture studio Collcoll. Having previously designed one floor in the Meteor Centre Office Park for pricing software company Pricefx, Collcoll was tasked with outfitting the floor below as part of the client's commitment to flexible and creative working practices.

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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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In San Francisco, Maceo May Apartments by Mithun opens its doors to formerly homeless veterans and their families

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To say that San Francisco has a housing crisis would be an understatement. The gilded tech capital fails to house thousands of people—7,754 in total according to recent numbers. It The post In San Francisco, Maceo May Apartments by Mithun opens its doors to formerly homeless veterans and their families appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Five key projects by graphic designer and Dezeen Awards judge Ian Cartlidge

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Graphic designer Ian Cartlidge has joined Dezeen Awards 2024 as a judge. Here he selects five projects that best reflect his studio's work. Cartlidge is the co-founder of London design studio Cartlidge Levene and considers the core ethos of his work to "produce design that makes a meaningful and positive contribution to the world". The British designer told Dezeen that his work is informed by architecture, viewing his studio's wayfinding and signage as an integral part of the architectural desig

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wooden shingles compose uv lab’s undulating snake-like public installation in estonia

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uv lab unveils ouroboros, an innovative fusion of art and sustainability at the vijlandi tuled visual arts festival. The post wooden shingles compose uv lab’s undulating snake-like public installation in estonia appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Parthos meeting tables by Narbutas

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Dezeen Showroom: office furniture brand Narbutas has expanded its Parthos collection by developing its acoustic columns into a series of meeting tables. The Parthos meeting tables use the same PET felt-covered column design of the original collection, but this time are matched with circular or oblong tabletops that give the cylindrical structures additional functionality.

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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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How can forced labor be eliminated from the global construction sector? Design for Freedom holds its third annual summit.

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Design for Freedom held its third annual summit this week at Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut. There, architects, business leaders, engineers, students, construction experts, techies, and other professionals coalesced The post How can forced labor be eliminated from the global construction sector? Design for Freedom holds its third annual summit. appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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There’s a New Vision for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is partnering with design firm Sasaki to audit the national historic landmark’s sustainability practices. Following restoration projects in 2021, Taliesin West , Frank Lloyd Wright’s snowbird home and studio near Scottsdale, Arizona, is once again slated for updates. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which is headquartered here, has hired design firm Sasaki to create a holistic vision for the future of the grounds.

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Axia Design Associates decorates Diwan pavilion with mashrabiya-inspired screens

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Brought to you by: Architect: Axia Design Associates Location: Edmonton, Alberta Completion Date: 2022 View More Project Info In 2018, the Aga Khan Garden opened within The University of Alberta The post Axia Design Associates decorates Diwan pavilion with mashrabiya-inspired screens appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Populous designs Cleveland Cavaliers sports performance centre

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Global architecture studio Populous has unveiled the design for a sports performance centre on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland , Ohio. A future home of the NBA team the Cleveland Cavaliers, the 210,000-square foot (19,510-square metre) development "is slated to be one of the world's largest training facilities". Populous has designed a sports training facility for Cleveland, Ohio Known as the Cleveland Clinic Global Peak Performance Center , the development will offer training and c

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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!