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BIG designs off-grid 'adventure village' Vollebak Island

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BIG has shared details about their latest collaboration with British clothing company Vollebak to design a self-sufficient, off-grid island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Named after the brand, the 11-acre Vollebak Island is intended to be fully powered by carbon-neutral energy. The island site centers around the 6,426-square-foot Earth House, a village-like series of nine interconnected buildings clustered under a man-made hill, and the 947-square-foot Wood House, a standalone garden sui

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Riv Residential Building / Zanderroth Architekten

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© Simon Menges architects: Zanderroth Architekten Location: Hedwig-Porschütz-Straße 16, 10557 Berlin, Germany Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Simon Menges Area: 4020.

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New Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance building is completed behind a playful stone facade

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Construction has been completed on the new Ari Kushner Building at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Designed by Tel Aviv-based HQ Architects and New York's HWKN Architecture , the scheme is housed in what the team calls an “elegant, playful, stone facade” to bring a “sense of unity and a contemporary, welcoming identity” to the academy’s campus.

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The Fractals at the Heart of Indigenous African Architecture

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Aerial view of the city Logone-Birni in Cameroon. Image © Musée de l'Homme Fractals are complex geometric shapes with fractional dimensional properties. They have emerged as swirling patterns within the frontiers of mathematics, information technology, and computer graphics. Over the last 30 years, these patterns have also become important modeling tools in other fields, including biology, geology, and other natural sciences.

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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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CHYBIK + KRISTOF debut greenhouse tribute to Gregor Mendel in Brno

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The Brno office of CHYBIK + KRISTOF (CHK) just completed a new scientific greenhouse project in its historic Czech Republic home city. Mendel’s Greenhouse is an homage to the influential late-19th-century genetics biologist and takes its form from the namesake’s own drawings of the human hereditary system produced at St. Augustin Abbey, to which the then 22-year-old first came to reside in 1844.

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Gable Gable Gable by Yu2e, Inc.

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This project aims to create cohesive and elegant exterior elevations by utilizing the gable as a unifying and organizational form. The gable roof is almost ubiquitous and often associated with domestic spaces and evoking a sense of "home". While a gable roof is well-suited for a simple rectangular plan, most contemporary homes consist of a mishmash of idiosyncrasies resulting from responses to program or zoning restrictions.

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Bathrooms in Spain: Color and Material Trends Inside 10 Homes

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Julià Oriola House / Estudi E. Torres Pujol. Image © Adrià Goula Over time, the space of the bathroom in the domestic sphere has increasingly gained importance. Nowadays, it is conceived as a space for well-being and health, where one can have an experience that meets the needs and requirements of its users. Beyond the different technologies implemented, the designs applied, or the materials used, architects and designers demonstrate, day by day, the multiple configurations and arrangements that

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45 NE 41 ST - MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT by Royal Byckovas

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The building located at 45 NE 41 is situated in the heart of Miami’s Design District. Poised between an architectural trifecta, comprising the De La Cruz Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art and opposite the recently completed Museum Garage. An idea of contradiction permeated the initial concepts. We settled on total darkness, a simple absence of light and color.

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Is AI Really the Next Big Thing in Architecture?

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Courtesy of Geethanjali Raman and Mohik Acharya This article was originally published on Common Edge. It’s here! The 21st-century digital renaissance has just churned out its latest debutante, and its swanky, sensational entrance has sent the world into an awed hysteria. Now sashaying effortlessly into the discipline of architecture, glittering with the promise of being immaculate, revolutionary, and invincible: ChatGPT.

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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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Sotheby's purchases Marcel Breuer's Brutalist Whitney for a rumored $100 million

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Sotheby’s said Thursday that it has purchased the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 1966 Brutalist building by Marcel Breuer on Madison Avenue and will move its headquarters there from York Avenue in 2025. The deal — which Sotheby’s and the Whitney refused to confirm in response to queries from The Times in April — finally resolves the fate of the Breuer building, which has hung in the balance since the Whitney moved down to the meatpacking district in 2015.

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212 Stuart Street - Residential Building / Höweler + Yoon Architecture + Sasaki

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© Chuck Choi architects: Höweler + Yoon Architecture architects: Sasaki Location: Boston, MA, United States Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Chuck Choi Area: 146000.

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Davidson College unveils plans for a new memorial to enslaved and exploited people, led by Hank Willis Thomas and Perkins&Will

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Davidson College has unveiled its plans for a new memorial to the enslaved and exploited people whose hands built the 186-year-old liberal arts institution. The design effort of the sculpture titled “With These Hands: A Memorial to the Enslaved and Exploited” will be led by Perkins&Will in collaboration with Hank Willis Thomas. The artist of Boston's new commemoration of Dr.

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35:35 Slope House / 77 Studio architecture

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© Piotr Krajewski architects: 77 Studio architecture Location: Warsaw, Poland Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Piotr Krajewski Area: 312.

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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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Code compliance platform UpCodes launches AI assistant and raises $3.5 million

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The code compliance platform UpCodes has raised $3.5 million in funding. The San Francisco-based company describes itself as a “platform for architects, engineers, GCs, tradespeople, building owners, and homeowners” to provide a “searchable library of the adapted codes, updates, amendments, and errata across most major US jurisdictions.

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Five Glassy Homes that Withstand the Elements

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Courtesy of Western Window Systems Incorporating indoor-outdoor living into a home isn’t just limited to warm climates and beach front properties. Connecting homes to nature through copious amounts of glass creates serene environments while maintaining stable home temperatures. Below, see how five homes utilize sliding glass doors regardless of the weather, while maintaining energy performance.

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Brown & Brown completes new low energy home in a conservation area of Aberdeen, Scotland

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The Arbor House is a contemporary, cantilevered home organised over two floors with slim Larch batten cladding The post Brown & Brown completes new low energy home in a conservation area of Aberdeen, Scotland appeared first on Åvontuura.

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CHITRAKUT Residences / AANGAN Architects

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Completed in 2022 in Surat, India. Images by Pratikruti09. Chitrakut – An Extended Family Cluster- Faliyu is a remarkable architectural project that seeks to honor and celebrate the traditional Indian way of.

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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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Arthur Erickson’s Montiverdi House #8 hits the market in West Vancouver

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Between 1979 and 1982, architect Arthur Erickson, in partnership with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Eva Matsuzaki, created a seven-acre residential development on a forested slope overlooking Howe Sound, northwest of Vancouver, planting 20 modernist homes among historic streets. Known as the Montiverdi Estate, the houses by Erickson and Matsuzaki respond to the site’s topography – increasing in verticality as they ascend the densely forested slope.

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London Design Biennale Opens with over 40 Exhibitors and Contributions from Foster + Partners, PLP and Hassell

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Turkey. Image © Taran Wilkhu London Design Biennale has opened on June 1 st , 2023, at Somerset House, bringing together participants from around the world to celebrate new forms of international cooperation through design. The Biennale, now in its fourth edition, will display more than 40 installations focused on the theme ‘The Global Game: Remapping Collaborations,’ chosen by this year’s Artistic Director, the Nieuwe Instituut, Instituut, led by Aric Chen.

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Ten standout pavilions from the 2023 London Design Biennale

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A giant wind chime, touch-sensing bio-textiles and windows for Ukraine are among the most intriguing installations from the London Design Biennale , which opens at Somerset House today. The biennale's fourth edition was curated by the Nieuwe Instituut and its artistic director, Aric Chen. With the theme of The Global Game: Remapping Collaboration , the event aims to rethink how nations communicate and collaborate.

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Zaremba Residence / Reitsma and Associates

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© Brock Beazley architects: Reitsma and Associates Location: Buddina QLD 4575, Australia Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Brock Beazley Area: 715.

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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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Pierre Paulin and Oscar Niemeyer meet posthumously at Château La Coste

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One of the most majestic castle conversions in modern times, Château la Coste showcases site-specific contemporary art and architecture alongside ruined 15th-century walls. Its rolling programme of exhibitions, set in the Provençal estate, is coveted worldwide – as is the estate’s vineyard, with its Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium , designed just two years before the architect’s death in 2012.

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Cardigan Office / IVYSTUDIO

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© Alex Lesage architects: IVYSTUDIO Location: Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Montreal, QC, Canada Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Alex Lesage Area: 1250.

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piuarch envisions 1980s vittorio gregotti landmark as future BiM work hub in bicocca, milan

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BiM by piuarch: a new urban regeneration project in bicocca Expected to complete in 2026, BiM is an ambitious urban regeneration project that will soon take shape as an avant-garde and vibrantly green work destination in Milan‘s historic Bicocca district. This new project, led by Piuarch, will see the sustainable transformation of an iconic building […] The post piuarch envisions 1980s vittorio gregotti landmark as future BiM work hub in bicocca, milan appeared first on designboom |

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The Clay Pavillion / Alvaro Siza + BAAQ'

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© João Morgado architects: Alvaro Siza architects: BAAQ' Location: Puerto Escondido, Oax., México Project year: 2017 Photographs: João Morgado Area: 140.

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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!