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‘Every Piece of Architecture is First a Work of Fiction’; A Conversation with Ole Scheeren

Archinect

For the past 30 years, Ole Scheeren has built a career defined by an internationalist outlook. The German architect has lived in 10 countries, and worked in 25, always guided by a philosophy that recognizes "the power of bringing people, cultures, and practices closer together." Nowhere is Scheeren's philosophy better encapsulated than through Büro Ole Scheeren ; the firm that Scheeren founded in 2010 having previously served as a Partner and Director at OMA.

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Land Morphology and Olson Kundig complete botanical garden and fireside terrace in Portland

Avontuura

Located in southeast Portland, the multi phase Master Plan project will fundamentally transform the botanical garden. The post Land Morphology and Olson Kundig complete botanical garden and fireside terrace in Portland appeared first on Åvontuura.

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London's Camden Highline project gets official planning approval

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London is getting an attractive new elevated parkway feature after planning approvals were granted for the proposed Camden Highline, the BBC reported on Friday. Running from Camden Gardens to Royal College Street near the King’s Cross transit hub, the parkway will transform a disused Victorian rail viaduct while adding green space to some of the capital’s traditionally underserved districts.

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The Essential Principles of a Passive House

Aric Gitomer Architect

A conversation with a residential architect might bring up passive design principles. Passive houses are now considered to be the highest energy efficiency standards. In comparison to conventional buildings, they consume around 85% less heating and cooling and can be applied to almost all kinds of designs. The following principles are central to passive house design: Airtight construction High-performance glazing Insulated structures Heat recovery ventilation Thermal bridge-free design Let us ta

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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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Mayors across U.S. voice their struggles in tackling housing crisis and homelessness

Archinect

Mayors across a variety of American towns and cities have used the U.S. Conference of Mayors to voice concerns about their ability to address the dual crises of housing affordability and homelessness. As reported by Politico , specific struggles shared by mayors include attracting investors, housing density, and racial disparities. “At the end of the day, as mayors, people aren’t looking to their senators to solve homelessness,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed told the confere

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KPF founder Gene Kohn becomes first architect to be appointed as Urban Land Institute Life Trustee

Archinect

Kohn Pedersen Fox co-founder Gene Kohn has been named as a Life Trustee for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the first architect to ever receive the honor. Awarded to individuals who have made a “meaningful, distinctive, and extraordinary” service to the ULI, the accolade was given to Kohn at the same time that KPF and Kohn’s family pledged $1 million to the ULI Foundation establishing an annual fellowship.

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frank lloyd wright’s last completed design ‘circular sun house’ hits the market for $8,9M

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circular sun house: frank lloyd wright’s last completed design Perched along a rocky cliff in Phoenix, Arizona, the ‘Circular Sun House’, Frank Lloyd Wright’s last completed architectural design, is now listed for sale for a whopping $8,950,000. Also known as the Norman Lykes House, the residence is one of 14 round houses designed by […] The post frank lloyd wright’s last completed design ‘circular sun house’ hits the market for $8,9M appeared firs

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Energy savings from home insulation "vanishing" after four years

Deezen

Adding insulation to UK homes only provides short-term energy savings that are cancelled out within a few years by an increase in energy use, according to a study by the University of Cambridge. The study , which analysed the gas-use patterns of more than 55,000 homes across England and Wales , found that any fall in gas consumption achieved by retrofitting wall insulation was voided within four years.

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hiding glass house in japanese forest sees 360 degrees through all-round windows

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designed by makoto takei and chie nabeshima, the ‘ring house’ offers unobstructed views of the forest and generous open spaces. The post hiding glass house in japanese forest sees 360 degrees through all-round windows 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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Eight key collaborations and projects by contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama

Deezen

Following Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama 's latest collaboration with fashion brand Louis Vuitton , we have collected eight projects and collaborations featuring her trademark colourful polka dots. At almost 94 years old, Kusama is widely considered to be one of the world's most successful living artists, with a portfolio ranging from installations, sculptures and performance art to fashion, painting and video.

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deep red-terracotta screens bring dynamic porosity to ‘house on 46’ in bangalore

designboom

the structure demonstrates an intent to understand how domesticity, nature, and privacy can be layered within compact sites. The post deep red-terracotta screens bring dynamic porosity to ‘house on 46’ in bangalore appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Twelve Chinese architecture projects completing in the Year of the Rabbit

Deezen

As China prepares to celebrate Chinese New Year tomorrow, we round up the 12 most anticipated architecture projects set to complete in the country this year. After the government scrapped its zero-Covid policy at the end of last year, a flurry of high-profile architecture projects in China are now expected to open soon having suffered long delays during three years of lockdowns.

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a15 fabricates residence using straw and wood in northern italy

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aiming for an ecological, resource-conserving design, architekturgemeinschaft15 utilizes straw providing an alternative building approach and high-quality planning. The post a15 fabricates residence using straw and wood in northern italy appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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KPMB completes pavilion for New Brunswick's public art collection

Deezen

A curved colonnade fronts this extension to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, creating an airy new lobby for the art gallery and completing the institution's expansion. The Harrison McCain Pavilion was completed in 2022 in the New Brunswick capital by KPMB Architects , a Canadian studio based in Toronto. The Harrison McCain Pavilion was completed in Fredericton The 9,000 square-foot (836 square metres) structure acts as a new lobby for the gallery.

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permeable vertical louver envelops HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro’s RJ nursery in japan

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the design is based on the concept of ‘cultivating imagination and the hometown love', reviving the feeling of community and togetherness. The post permeable vertical louver envelops HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro’s RJ nursery in japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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David Thulstrup decorates Ikoyi restaurant with copper walls and curved metal-mesh ceiling

Deezen

Copenhagen-based designer David Thulstrup drew on spice-making processes when designing the interior of London's Ikoyi restaurant , which features a variety of materials including copper and oak. The 150-square-metre restaurant, which has a menu based on seasonal British produce and spices from sub-Saharan west Africa, is located inside the brutalist 180 The Strand building in central London.

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french cooperative hydr’open is on a mission to create free hydraulic turbine technology

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hydr'open is developing its products using the fewest means and fewest materials possible. The post french cooperative hydr’open is on a mission to create free hydraulic turbine technology appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Rendering the Future City: Designing for Extended Reality (XR)

Architizer

The winners of Architizer's Fourth Annual One Drawing Challenge have been revealed! Interested in next year's program? Subscribe to our newsletter for updates. Architecture has always been a process of visualizing what could be. Over the last twenty years, as we experienced the growth of immersive technologies, new forms of visualization have followed suit.

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DF Creative Group transforms former heating plant into workspaces and cultural centre

Deezen

Slovakian architecture studio DF Creative Group has converted a former heating plant in Bratislava into a cultural centre , complementing its industrial structure with a series of contemporary additions. The heritage-listed Jurkovič Heating plant, originally designed in the 1940s by Dušan Jurkovič, was formerly part of the Apollo Refinery. While the rest of the refinery was demolished, the former heating plant now sits at the centre of the Sky Park Masterplan by Zaha Hadid Architects , which com

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AMO unveils transforming scenography with retractable ceiling at prada FW 2023 show

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as the ceiling rises and falls, the atmosphere changes, from a dark room with a low ceiling to a warm, monumental, salon-like space. The post AMO unveils transforming scenography with retractable ceiling at prada FW 2023 show appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Powerhouse Company adds Bunker Tower to brutalist 1970s building

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Dutch studio Powerhouse Company has added a stepped, residential skyscraper to Eindhoven 's monolithic bunker, turning the concrete building into a "friendly giant". The 100-metre-high Bunker Tower was designed by Powerhouse Company from natural stone and holds 210 apartments on its 32 floors. Its stepped form tapers as the tower ascends, in a nod to the asymmetrical Bunker building, and features wooden details and glass panes that grow larger at the top.

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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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3 scenes of home: this micro-cabin theatrically rotates to optimize flexibility of living

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studio supra-simplicities integrates three living spaces onto a revolving-stage mechanism that minimizes the cabin's footprint. The post 3 scenes of home: this micro-cabin theatrically rotates to optimize flexibility of living appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Moving ceiling and art-deco chandeliers form setting for Prada menswear show

Deezen

AMO , the research and creative studio of OMA , added a retractable ceiling to the Fondazione Prada that moved to reveal a series of art deco chandeliers for Prada' s Autumn Winter 2023 menswear show. Situated within the Deposito, a vast, concrete-lined warehouse-style space at Milan's Fondazione Prada , the Autumn Winter 2023 show took place during Milan Fashion Week on Sunday 15 January 2023.

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life-size, hand-planted ‘burberry checks’ dot the lands of canary islands and south africa

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‘burberry landscapes’ come through as the fashion house’s homage to the adventures of its founder’s family members in these lands. The post life-size, hand-planted ‘burberry checks’ dot the lands of canary islands and south africa appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Ye marries Yeezy architect Bianca Censori

The Architect's Newsletter

Last week TMZ reported that Ye, the discipline-spanning artist formerly known as Kanye West, tied the knot with Bianca Censori, an architectural designer at his apparel and footwear company Yeezy. [.] Read More. The post Ye marries Yeezy architect Bianca Censori appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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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!