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Flourish Pavilion / Studio A-Light

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© Fixer Photographic Studio architects: Studio A-Light Location: Changhua City, Xihu Township, Changhua County, Taiwan 500 Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Fixer Photographic Studio Area: 415.

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Snøhetta tops out Manhattan residential tower with ‘striking geometry’

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A Snøhetta -designed residential tower in Manhattan’s Upper West Side has topped out. Named 50 West 66th Street , the scheme is described by Snøhetta as having a “striking geometry” with a “natural palette of refined materials.” Archinect first reported on the development in 2017 upon the release of the design proposal, detailing the tower’s palette of textured limestone, glass storefronts, and bronze details.

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Designing for Happiness: Exploring the Connection between Architecture and Mental Health

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Maggie’s Leeds Centre / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Hufton+Crow While not entirely dependent on one another, the relationship between architecture and mental well-being is an important topic, as designers and architects can contribute to creating a more enjoyable environment for everyone. From strategies to enhance mental health in shared workspaces to the ways in which architecture can contribute to preventing cognitive decline, understanding the potential impact of environmental neurosciences

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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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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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Sumarezinho Apartment / Pianca Arquitetura

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© Camila Alba architects: Pianca Arquitetura Location: R. Sen. César Lacerda Vergueiro - Sumarezinho, São Paulo - SP, Brazil Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Camila Alba Area: 126.

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R+J House / DP+HS Architects

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Completed in 2021 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Images by Don Pieto. Situated on the far end corner of the gated community housing area in Jakarta, the site was unique compared to the other sites within the same area.

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Construction input prices rise 1% for January following December drop

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The value of construction input prices increased by 1% for the month of January when compared to December’s totals , according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index data. For the month, nonresidential construction input prices increased 0.9%. Overall construction input prices are now 0.4% higher than they were a year ago, with nonresidential construction materials prices another 0.7% higher.

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Gyodong Community Center / studiothewon

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© Park Wansoon architects: studiothewon Location: Okcheon-gil 40beon-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Park Wansoon Area: 1095.

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Gensler, PGAL, Muller2 to design new Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Terminal F expansion

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The team behind the new $1.6 billion Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Terminal F expansion has been announced to include the architecture firms PGAL , Muller2 , and Gensler. The three join an eight-member design-build consortium for the delivery of the sixth terminal of the nation’s second-busiest airport that will add a total of 400,000 square feet and 15 new gates with docking spaces located on either side of a rectangular concourse.

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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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Noeline’s Extension and Renovation / The Silent Architect

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© Ganidu Balasuriya architects: The Silent Architect Location: 78a Stratford Ave, Colombo 00600, Sri Lanka Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Ganidu Balasuriya Area: 3300.

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Restoration of Saarinen-designed First Christian Church tower completed in Columbus, Indiana

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The Landmark Columbus Foundation has shared photos of Louis Joyner Architect 's completed tower restoration of the landmark First Christian Church in Columbus, Indiana, designed by Eero Saarinen and his father, Eliel , in 1942. The project took eight months to complete, wrapping up this past December. The church’s 166-foot-high freestanding clock tower served as the main focus of the restoration work, which took place in four main parts, with repairs also needed to account for significant

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Koohravan Villa / HYPERTEXT ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

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© Ali Mirshafi architects: HYPERTEXT ARCHITECTURE STUDIO Location: Khosrovan, Tehran Province, Iran Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Ali Mirshafi Area: 650.

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New architecture and design competitions: World Landscape Architecture Awards, NYCxDESIGN Awards, Design Educates Awards, and AR Emerging Awards

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This edition of Bustler's curated picks of noteworthy architecture and design competitions features four calls seeking the best in landscape architecture, exceptional designs from the New York Tri-state area, innovative projects with educational potential, and the work of up-and-coming young designers. For the complete directory of newly listed competitions, click here.

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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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De Sibbe Shelter House for Children / Atelier M Architects + Planners by

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© Jolien Fagard architects: Atelier M Architects + Planners by Location: Mechelen, Belgium Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Jolien Fagard Area: 1050.

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Casa Rancho Avándaro by Chain + Siman

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In the environs of Valle de Bravo, Casa Rancho Avándaro is a weekend retreat designed primarily to make the most of its extensive natural surroundings. The house is a commanding presence on the landscape, striking a balance between the well-tended gardens and the imposing stone buildings. The retreat is based on the concept of Mexican haciendas: the solidity and purity of the volumes combines with locally-sourced materials, and patios.

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The MUST-SEE Architecture in Rotterdam

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The city's architecture bears the marks of its tumultuous history, having been largely rebuilt after extensive bombing during World War II. The post The MUST-SEE Architecture in Rotterdam appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Death & Co DC by AAmp Studio

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This project is Death & Company's latest establishment and fourth venue following successful locations in New York City, Denver, and Los Angeles. Nestled within the intimate and historic Blagden Alley block just north of the National Mall, this approximately 2,300-square-foot space spans two bars across the interior and exterior on the second level The space was designed to foster an intimate atmosphere with carefully curated zones that cater to different preferences, from cozy lounge areas

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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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Surman Weston self-builds "characterful family home" with three gardens in London

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A blocky form animated by hit-and-miss brickwork defines Peckham House, a self-build project by architecture studio Surman Weston that draws on its surroundings in southeast London. Peckham House was designed for and built by the directors of Surman Weston , Tom Surman and Percy Weston. It is currently occupied by Weston and his family. Surman Weston has self-built a "characterful family home" in London The nature of the self-build project meant the duo was not guided by a client brief and inste

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Departamento T by Chain + Siman

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The remodeling of Departamento T, a 415 m2 home in Mexico City, arose from the need for a radical change in the space to reflect a new chapter in the life of its user. The apartment occupies the entire 8th floor of a building in the urban heart of Mexico City, a refuge from the clamor of the streets. Since the client is the only family member living at the residence, the remodel revolved around her personality and particular needs, without the need to maintain much privacy between rooms.

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Design Doha set to be "regional home for design" says curator Rana Beiruti

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With 100 designers from the Middle East and North African, Design Doha is showcasing emerging regional designers, says Rana Beiruti, who is curator of the biennial's Arab Design Now exhibition. Launched by art and culture institution Qatar Museums , the first edition of Design Doha will open in the Qatari capital this Saturday. The first edition of Design Doha opens this Saturday Central to the biennial is its main exhibition, Arab Design Now , which was curated by Jordan-based Beiruti , who pre

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Slow Office, Flussbad, Berlin by MVP Partners

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The offices for hospitality company Slow are based in the central Platte building of Flussbad, one of Berlin’s most anticipated creative campuses, at the site of the historic Lichtenberg Municipal River Baths in the emerging culture quarter of Rummelsburg. Set within a former East Berlin customs bureau on the banks of the Spree River, the Platte accommodates office spaces for like-minded creatives and entrepreneurs.

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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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Gustav Winsth and Alexander Lervik use virtual reality to design real-life chair

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Swedish designers Gustav Winsth and Alexander Lervik have unveiled a chair that was designed in virtual reality and brought to life by skilled metalworkers who normally work on motorcycles. The Reality chair formed part of the Stockholm Furniture Fair exhibition Älvsjö Gård , a showcase of collectable and limited-edition furniture pieces. Winsth and Lervik developed the design through a series of virtual design sessions.

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Coastal Nova Scotia home ‘emerges from rocky terrain,’ designed by Omar Gandhi Architects

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Omar Gandhi Architects has completed a house on Canada’s Atlantic coastline that “emerges from rocky terrain.” Named Rockbound, and located in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, the home was commissioned as a place of refuge for a busy client. Image credit: Ema Peter Photography Image credit: Ema Peter Photography Situated atop a rocky shoreline, the building was shaped to capture views of the ocean while sheltering the interior from winds and storms.

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Design Miami announces Los Angeles edition for May 2024

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International design platform and fair Design Miami has announced the first edition of Design Miami/ Los Angeles, which will take place from 16 to 20 May at a private estate in the northwest of the city. Like its Miami namesake , Design Miami/ Los Angeles will showcase collectible design galleries, as well as exhibitions by larger design brands over a four-day period in May 2024.

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Nissen Richards Studio Lays Down the Law at The National Library of Norway by Nissen Richards Studio

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Nissen Richards Studio has completed designs for ‘Upholding the Law: Magnus the Lawmender’s Law of the Land, 1274-2024’ , a refined, atmospheric and delicately-staged exhibition for The National Library of Norway. The show celebrates the 750th anniversary of the country’s 1274 ‘Law of the Land’, which laid the foundation for the Norwegian legal system and for popular participation in it – effectively establishing the prerequisites for democracy.

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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!