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A new study sheds light on pigeons' apparent disdain for modern architecture

Archinect

The abundance of feral pigeons [.] is mostly affected by the presence of modern buildings with low abundance of pigeons found in areas where there is a preponderance of modern buildings. The study confirms the results of international studies which indicate that the densest populations of feral pigeons occur in historic town centres, as the old buildings provide ample nesting sites, while the high human population density of both locals and tourists in historic towns provides constant food Accor

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Happenings

SW Oregon Architect

The former EWEB headquarters (my photo). This past week was an eventful one on the Eugene scene, at least from my perspective as someone interested in matters related to architecture and urbanism. The week was equally busy and eventful for me on both the work and home fronts, so I’ll keep things brief and breezy with today’s blog post. I simply feel compelled to acknowledge these developments and offer my thoughts on each.

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Atelier Deshaus design Upper Cloister in the valley of the Great Wall

Avontuura

The new construction not only communicates with the ancient Great Wall in time and space, but also fits the topography and of the valley. The post Atelier Deshaus design Upper Cloister in the valley of the Great Wall appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Sweeping facade animates manga artist's house in Tokyo by Tan Yamanouchi & AWGL

Deezen

Architecture studio Tan Yamanouchi & AWGL has created a house and studio with a curved facade for an up-and-coming manga artist in Tokyo , Japan. Named A Japanese Manga Artist's House, the home is located on a narrow site with a rich artistic history and draws upon the storytelling aspect of manga – a type of Japanese comic book. Tan Yamanouchi & AWGL has created a house and studio for a manga artist in Tokyo "The project deeply ties to the history and locality of the city of the buildin

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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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sculptural tensegrity lamp strikes a balance between compression and tension

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piet hein hoeksma's tensegrity lamp strikes a harmonious balance between structure, sculpture, and light. The post sculptural tensegrity lamp strikes a balance between compression and tension appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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acid glass and semi-transparent bricks wrap bandung cafe to emulate skin and bones

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dhanie & sal juxtaposes the bare steel beam structure with semi-transparent glass to emulate a skeleton's skin and bones. The post acid glass and semi-transparent bricks wrap bandung cafe to emulate skin and bones appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Share your best work with the world! | Architecture | Architonic

Architonic

<p>If you are a reader or follower of <a href="[link] you know that every new year AZURE presents a new edition of the AZ Awards, a unique opportunity for architecture and design professionals and students to showcase their work to the world and receive global recognition.</p> This year is no different and promises to be more exciting than ever, with the addition of a new category “Design, Tech Products” and the return of the AZ Awards Gala, the most anticipated live even

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corpo atelier scatters pink limestone across a portuguese villa’s traditional, all-white exterior

designboom

the architects interrupted the different spaces and surfaces with colorful 'cuts' that preserve and recall the villa's ruin-like quality. The post corpo atelier scatters pink limestone across a portuguese villa’s traditional, all-white exterior appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Ten interiors that make use of statement carpets

Deezen

A bright red carpet covering the interior of an abandoned Mexico City mansion, a sisal carpet stretched over furnishings and a carpeted bathroom are among the floor coverings in our latest lookbook of 10 interiors with bold carpets. Not only can carpets bring more texture and statement colour to an interior setting, but they can also help to insulate homes , especially if used in combination with a layer of underlay.

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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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Forgotten Knowledge // ARC- Ashkan Rafiey CoOp

Architizer

Project Status: Concept Size: 10,000 sqft – 25,000 sqft Text description provided by the architects. The library represents the last of the untouched moral universes; communal accommodations for good and what is essential. The pure goodness of the library is intimately connected to the value of the book, and the book is held and guarded by the bookshelf.

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Space Exploration Design gives Bar Americano in Brooklyn a time-worn feel

Deezen

Distressed plaster, exposed brick and mahogany millwork at this cocktail bar in Greenpoint were chosen by Space Exploration Design to "give the impression that it's always been there". Bar Americano opened recently on the corner of a landmarked residential building on Franklin Avenue – a bustling yet not overrun thoroughfare in north Brooklyn. The U-shaped counter at Bar Americano provides seating on three sides Serving cocktails, aperitifs and small plates, the bar is designed with an intention

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17 Projects That Use "Ugly" Materials in Beautiful Ways

Dwell

Including stylish strand board spaces, repurposed shipping containers, and offices that get fresh with mesh. This story is part of Pretty Ugly , a package celebrating design that’s so bad, it’s good. Is it really that hard to build a head-turning project out of marble slabs or sleek glass panels? Where’s the challenge in turning velvety-smooth white oak boards or hand-chiseled stone into an architectural masterpiece?

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Nardi launches recycled plastic table and stool collection designed to look like timber furniture

Deezen

Promotion: Italian outdoor furniture brand Nardi has released a stool and table collection created by designer Raffaello Galiotto, which have a linear design informed by strips of wood. Nardi 's Stack stool and Combo table are made from 100 per cent recyclable regenerated polypropylene according to the brand, which has been treated to reference the appearance of traditional timber furniture.

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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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IKEA city center by querkraft

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Car-free + urban This building makes an important contribution to the future of a living and ecological city and also to the future of retailing – this is an urban IKEA with excellent connections to the public transport system and an inviting roof terrace – a good neighbour. From a three-phase architecture competition involving several workshops querkraft emerged as winner.

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SlowMo app aims to help people with psychosis

Deezen

London design studio Special Projects has worked with clinical psychologists to develop SlowMo, a mental health app for people experiencing psychosis that will be trialled by the UK's National Health Service. Designed to work alongside in-person therapy, the SlowMo app allows users to identify and record unhelpful "fast-thinking" patterns and slow them down through the use of animated bubbles.

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House Gezellig gets transformed with mid-century moments

Habitus Living

Riffing on Californian modernists Craig Ellwood and Pierre Koenig, House Gezellig embodies a contemporary design language harnessed by modernist principles. Tasked with elevating the amenity of the charming brick home, Studio Prineas set out to answer the client’s desire for a home of conviviality. “Having lived in the Netherlands for many years, the clients were enamoured by the concept of Gezellig and Gezelligheid – a Dutch word translating to a general and abstract sensation of individu

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Classic Meets Modern: House Renovation / KiKi ARCHi

Archeyes

KiKi ARCHi has completed a house in Beijing that blends tradition with modernity. It combines the owner’s classical collection hobby with the design concept that conforms to the contemporary lifestyle. The post Classic Meets Modern: House Renovation / KiKi ARCHi appeared first on ArchEyes.

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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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How to Successfully Create An Apartment Kitchen Garden

The Architecture Designs

It’s no surprise that having a kitchen garden in your home is becoming more and more popular. A kitchen garden can provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs for your meals. Creating and maintaining a kitchen garden can also be beautiful, calming, and rewarding. But what if you live in a small apartment? Can you still have a successful kitchen garden without sacrificing too much space?

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‘Essentially, what a fair has to do is just create this momentum in the city’ | News | Architonic

Architonic

<a href="[link] Diez</a> had a bellyful. Like many, the explosion of digital design events during the Covid pandemic left him feeling bloated. The unfettered stream of product presentations, webinars and other forms of online content was a clear case of quantity over quality. 'It was crazy and interesting in the first weeks, but then we had it up to here.

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Whose Plan?

Landscape Architecture Magazine

The term “master plan” is coming under scrutiny as the profession grapples with the legacy of systemic racism. By Lydia Lee As landscape architects push the profession to become more equitable, some landscape architects and planners say it’s time to replace the industry-standard term “master plan.” The term not only has racial overtones, but more significantly signals a top-down approach that is antithetical to the profession today, they say.

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PL Apartment by Yael Perry | Living space

Architonic

<p>The text will be published as received. Please double-check credits and spelling. Mirror surfaces are used to reflect natural light and create the illusion of larger spaces in this small duplex in the heart of Tel Aviv, renovated by Interior Designer Yael perry. This 115 sqm apartment is located in the suburbs of Tel Aviv. The apartment's previous plan featured a segregated layout including the public & private spaces divided by a long wall.

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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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News: Children’s Hospice advance registration deadline is approaching! [Sponsored]

Bustler

Battling a life-threatening illness is an incredibly difficult challenge, especially for children and their families. It’s an impossible situation to get through, and a family may not always be able to give all the support that’s needed, no matter how much they try. Doctors and specialists can offer support for a child’s physical health, but they need more than just that when struggling with an illness, and so does their family.

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How to Use a Graco Airless Paint Sprayer

Archute

Professional painters will tell you that using an airless paint sprayer is around 6 x faster than using a paint roller, and about 10 x faster than using a paint brush. That makes them great for professionals and for larger DIY projects. But setting up and using an airless paint sprayer for the first time The post How to Use a Graco Airless Paint Sprayer appeared first on Archute.

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News: Sansus? Forest Food Court advance registration deadline is approaching! [Sponsored]

Bustler

Music festivals are popular across the world, giving music fans a chance to meet and experience their favorite bands and artists live and in a crowd of fellow supporters. And while you’d expect to see pop music festivals, rock music festivals and jazz music festivals, you may not have expected a classic music festival. Sansusī is just that, a festival dedicated to celebrating classical and contemporary chamber music within a modern festival setting.

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Creating Your Own Oasis: Tips and Tricks for Designing the Perfect Outdoor Sitting Area

DesignRulz

An outdoor sitting area is a designated space in the backyard or patio where you can comfortably sit and relax. This can include seating options such as chairs, sofas, benches, or even hammocks. It can also include other elements such as tables, fire pits, or even outdoor kitchens.There are several reasons why you might want to have an outdoor sitting area in your backyard or patio, even if you have a lot of space.Firstly, an outdoor sitting area can be a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature

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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!