Wed.Dec 06, 2023

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Zaha Hadid Architects inaugurates Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre in southern China

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Zaha Hadid Architects has shared photos of its newly inaugurated Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre in southern China. The project integrates three separate facilities for art, scientific education, and culture into one coherent design with a 1,200-seat grand theater, 500-seat Black Box theater, science center, and art museum arranged symmetrically on a central axis.

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Parikrama House / SPASM Design Architects

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© Umang Shah architects: SPASM Design Architects Location: Nandgaon, Maharashtra 402401, India Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Umang Shah Area: 8050.

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U.S. Department of Transportation awards $6.1 billion in funding for high-speed rail projects in the American West

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced $6.1 billion in funding for two high-speed rail projects in Nevada and California that will make history upon their respective completions at the end of the decade. Both the $8 billion Brightline West plan connecting Southern California to Las Vegas and the California High-Speed Rail project between Los Angeles and San Francisco will receive a total of $3 billion and $3.07 billion each.

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Mother's Small House / Thien Hung Design and Construction

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Courtesy of Thien Hung Design and Construction architects: Thien Hung Design and Construction Location: Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Courtesy of Thien Hung Design and Construction Area: 180.

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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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Toyo Ito donates early-career archive to the Canadian Centre for Architecture

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The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) has just announced its acquisition of architect Toyo Ito ’s early-career archive. The trove entails drawings, models, and sketches related to his practice Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects (founded as Urban Robot) from 1971 until 1989. The CCA says the donation will help researchers establish a better through line from the 2013 Pritzker Prize winner's early-career work in dialogue with its other archival holdings.

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London’s Battersea Power Station hosts giant Christmas tree animation by artist David Hockney

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The world-renowned artist David Hockney has lit up London’s iconic Battersea Power Station with a giant installation resembling two Christmas trees. Titled ‘Bigger Christmas Trees’ and set on the station’s two north-facing 328-foot-tall chimneys, the animation will be on display from December 1st until Christmas Day, December 25th.

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Designing Meeting Rooms for the Contemporary Office: Partitions, Seating, Tables and Lighting

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Folding system by Klein in Boa Mistura’s Headquarters / ESTUYO Studio. Image © Javier de Paz García “Two brains are better than one,” goes the old saying. And with good reason. As the social beings that we are, humans thrive through interpersonal interactions and the dynamic exchange of ideas. It is these collective thoughts that tend to flourish, evolve and reach their full potential, fueled by a diversity of perspectives and experiences.

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Residential business conditions weaken while remodeling remains popular, says AIA Home Design Trends Survey

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The American Institute of Architects has published its latest quarterly report on residential design in the United States. The AIA Home Design Trends Survey for Q4 2023 focused on the theme ‘neighborhood and community design,’ and revealed a desire among clients for simpler detailing on home exteriors and more windows. Home exterior trends from the latest AIA survey.

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A Reimagined Brutalist Icon in the United States and a Maldivian Floating Villa: 12 Unbuilt Projects By Established Firms

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Renovation of Marcel Breuer's Robert C. Weaver Federal Building / Brooks + Scarpa. Image Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Exploring architectural projects, competition entries and unbuilt works by renowned architects is an important step in fostering innovation and encouraging cross-cultural exchange and the development of diverse design approaches. Analyzing these unrealized concepts can offer insights into the evolution of architectural thinking, exploring a wider spectrum of approaches and des

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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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FRI's house by Brengues Le Pavec architects

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The house is a superposition of full volume on a reading of emptiness. Located on a narrow plot, the construction made of poured concrete is made up of two levels. The ground floor subtracts from the volume by asserting emptiness. Generously glazed, this level allows an almost natural relationship between inside and outside. The desire was to enlarge the visual field towards the garden and create the notion of living outside.

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Banderas House / REA Studio

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© Rodrigo Calzada / Albers Studio architects: Rea Studio Location: Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Rodrigo Calzada / Albers Studio Photographs: Area: 2745 ft2 Read more »

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Sports hall Vernayaz by COMAMALA ISMAIL

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The commune of Vernayaz decided to build a new sports hall dedicated to school sports activities and local societies through an open architectural competition. In spring 2015, the Commune of Vernayaz awarded the mandate for the planning of the Centre de Sport du Trient following the first place won in the competition. The premises program was subsequently completed with the addition of premises for FC Vernayaz.

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Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Center / Zaha Hadid Architects

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© AT OPTOGRAM STUDIO architects: Zaha Hadid Architects Location: Jinwan District, Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China Project Year: 2023 Photographs: AT OPTOGRAM STUDIO Photographs: Virgile Simon Bertrand Photographs: Seilao Jiong Photographs: Yipeng Lyu Area: 100000.

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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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AR House awards 2023: Modular home furnishings for Hong Kong's changing residential reality wins top prize

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A group of six houses and living spaces representing the best achievements in residential design globally have been announced by the Architectural Review as part of the 2023 AR House awards. Judges, including the 2023 Serpentine Pavilion designer Lina Ghotmeh , chose from a 15 project shortlist to select an overall winner and five commended works which together demonstrate a “refreshing resourcefulness, imagination, and optimism” tied to “social and political relevance” i

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KUDDO Coffee / Xushi Design

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© YUAN STUDIO architects: Xushi Design Location: H4HP+C6X, Dong Chang Lu, Luo Hu Qu, Shen Zhen Shi, Guang Dong Sheng, China, 518019 Project Year: 2023 Photographs: YUAN STUDIO Area: 80.

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WUUX Wang Yong? Tongrentang Health live broadcast base by WUUX

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On October 18th this year, the opening ceremony of the Tongrentang Health Live Broadcast Base in Daxing was held. WUUX Architecture Design Studio spent three months to create a massive 5800 square meters live broadcast industry base for Tongrentang with avant-garde design concepts. The design integrates concepts, demands, services, and technology of the large health industry, aiming to create the most cutting-edge, comprehensive, advanced, optimally integrated, and profitable live broadcast shar

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The Ralph S. O’Connor Building for Engineering and Science / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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© Dave Burk architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Location: Campanile Rd, Houston, TX 77005, United States Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Dave Burk Photographs: Lucas Blair Simpson Area: 251400.

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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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Zaha Hadid Architects inaugurate the Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre in southeast China

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Each venue within the Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Arts Centre incorporates unique characteristics that create differing visitor experiences. The post Zaha Hadid Architects inaugurate the Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre in southeast China appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Erieta Attali | Kengo Kuma – Mirror in the Mirror

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Kengo Kuma & Associates, Tomioka City Hall, Nagano, Japan. Photo © Erieta Attali Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Greek photographer Erieta Attali have been working together for over twenty years. Their joint work is characterized by a shared aesthetic understanding of architecture, space, and visual perception. In both Kuma’s buildings and Attali’s photographs, interior and exterior spaces merge and dissolve into one another.

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39 Los Angeles projects and design firms honored at the 2023 AIA|LA Design Awards

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This year’s AIA|LA Design Awards winners have been announced via a special ceremony held last week at the landmark Los Angeles Theater downtown. Under the theme ‘RE,’ the chapter’s event provided a unique opportunity for attendees to “Reflect, Rewind, Reconsider, and Rejoice in the transformative power of architecture.” A total of 39 projects were recognized in both build and unbuilt categories.

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CHYBIK + KRISTOF Wins Competition to Design Multifunctional Tower in Tirana, Albania

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Courtesy of CHK CHYBIK+KRISTOF has won an international competition to design a multifunctional tower as a significant part of Tirana’s evolving landscape. The structure is situated in the heart of the capital city’s culture hub within the New Boulevard, reflecting a shift in Tirana’s urban development. With its distinctive red concrete silhouette, it aims to create a new landmark, signaling the commencement of various other projects outlined in the masterplan.

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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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Foster + Partners references "Florida's vernacular architecture" for The Alton in Miami

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British studio Foster + Partners has revealed its design for The Alton, a mixed-use development with a concrete structure that will draw on the surrounding architecture of Miami Beach , Florida. Set to be built at an intersection with the famed shopping street Lincoln Road, the building will integrate fluted colonnades and landscaped balconies extending the length of the six-storey structure.

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Natural Touch: Biomaterials in Interior Coatings

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Senses House / UP3 Arquitetura © Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio Amid the ongoing environmental crisis, bioeconomy has gained significance across different domains, particularly in the construction sector, where efforts there is a push to enhance sustainability. This shift in mindset has also influenced the realm of interior architecture. With a growing awareness of climate change and the imperative to protect our planet, architects and designers are increasingly embracing biomaterials.

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Fuseproject designs "world's first" portable solid-state power station

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Designer Yves Béhar's studio Fuseproject has created a family of portable power stations with accompanying solar panels for US start-up Yoshino, utilising ultra-efficient solid-state batteries. Californian firm Yoshino set out to disrupt the portable charging market by introducing the latest SSB tech, which is made using solid instead of liquid electrolytes and can provide twice the amount of energy in half the weight compared with standard lithium-ion batteries.

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A Look at the First 10 Editions of the MPavilion in Melbourne, Australia

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2017 Mpavilion / Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten. Image © John Gollings, courtesy of MPavilion The MPavilion represents one of the most important architectural events happening annually in Melbourne, Australia. Initiated and founded by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation , the event was first launched in 2014 and has since brought internationally recognized architects to design a temporary structure in Melbourne 's Queen Victoria Gardens in a system similar to London’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion.

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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!