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Urban Waterways Reborn: European Cities Leading the Change in River Restoration and Revitalization

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via Shutterstock | Fedor Selivanov | August 26,2017, Limmar river via Zurich city center In 1988, Jacques Chirac made a never-fulfilled promise to make swimming accessible in the Seine River within 5 years. With swimming in the Seine officially banned by the French government in 1923, the river has been neglected for decades, flooded with high levels of bacteria and pollution resulting from industrialization and urbanization.

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RIOS and Foster + Partners-led One Beverly Hills breaks ground in Los Angeles

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The RIOS and Foster + Partners -led One Beverly Hills development in Los Angeles has broken ground on a 50-month construction phase that will result in one of the country’s most expensive residential developments upon its opening in 2028. The 17.5-acre development will connect the Beverly Hilton and Waldorf Astoria with two 28- and 31-story condo towers and an 8.5-acre botanical garden designed by RIOS.

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How Can Architecture be Designed to Reflect Human Behavior?

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Museum of Troy / Yalin Architectural Design. Image © Emre Dörter Architecture is the design of spaces for human occupation. Despite architects’ skill in designing spaces to influence human behavior there often is a shortfall in anticipating and reacting to occupants’ behavior. To create environments that boost well-being, productivity, and social engagement, a symbiotic relationship between buildings and human behavior must be fostered.

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Amelia Tavella in the running for the European Union Contemporary Architecture – Prize Mies van der Rohe 2024

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The young architect had to rebuild it without abandoning the remnants of the past. It now exists in two scenes. The post Amelia Tavella in the running for the European Union Contemporary Architecture – Prize Mies van der Rohe 2024 appeared first on Åvontuura.

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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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Revitalizing Shanghai's Waterfront: MVRDV's West Bund Dream Center Transforms Industrial Buildings into Cultural Hub

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Courtesy of MVRDV | Ucharm | MVRDV Gate M West Bund Dream Cente MVRDV has just introduced its comprehensive plan and architectural vision for the construction of the Gate M West Bund Dream Center in Shanghai. Formerly home to a cement plant factory, the design uses the existing structures for cultural programs and combines them with new structures to house new functions.

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Zen Villa / fikrr architects

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Completed in 2024 in Al Wafrah, Kuwait. Images by Nelson Garrido. Nestled in Wafra agriculture, Kuwait, & Inspired by Kuwait's traditional courtyard houses. Surrounded by palm trees and horse barns, the villa's.

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short film guides us through permeable bamboo pavilion celebrating indian craftmanship

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the structure gracefully embraces the surrounding nature, allowing trees to coexist harmoniously with its framework. The post short film guides us through permeable bamboo pavilion celebrating indian craftmanship appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Last Days to Vote for the 2024 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards Finalists

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With more than 70,000 votes, gathered up till now, ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards has shown to be, one of the most relevant and democratic in the architecture community. You still have the opportunity to shape the outcome until February 14th at 00:01 (EST). Your vote is a powerful tool to honor the architecture that resonates with you most. Together, our collective intelligence will carefully sift through a vast array of over 4,000 projects, ultimately selecting only 75 finalists to stand

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Studio Paolo Ferrari designs Toronto restaurant as a "world unto itself"

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Toronto -based Studio Paolo Ferrari has created cinematic interiors for a restaurant in the city's Downtown area, combining influences from filmmakers that range from Stanley Kubrick to Nancy Meyers. Unlike a typical restaurant layout, Daphne unfolds as a series of rooms with distinct identities, each borrowing references from different cinema styles.

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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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Silos 8 House / Mariano Molina Iniesta

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© Alberto Amores architects: Mariano Molina Iniesta Location: 28702, Madrid, Spain Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Alberto Amores Area: 424.

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‘technology is not in conflict with nature’ – teamLab’s new borderless museum opens in tokyo

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designboom spoke with interdisciplinary art collective teamLab to find out more about the new borderless experience, the interactive installations, and the way they connect to visitors. The post ‘technology is not in conflict with nature’ – teamLab’s new borderless museum opens in tokyo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Farmhouse in Mahiravani / Environ Planners

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© Deeshika Jain, Atul Kanetkar, PHX India, Pritesh Patil architects: Environ Planners Location: Nashik, Maharashtra, India Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Deeshika Jain, Atul Kanetkar, PHX India, Pritesh Patil Area: 550.

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Lin Architecture designs Concrete Pavilion in China as "lighthouse" for farmers

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Chinese studio Lin Architecture abstracted and merged local architectural forms for the design of this angular pavilion in rural Yunnan, which is made from white-painted concrete. Simply named Concrete Pavilion, the structure is surrounded by rice fields near Botou Village in Eryuan County and functions as a pumphouse, as well as an orienting landmark for local farmers and a viewpoint for tourists.

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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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The Campsite Hotel In The Bamboo Forest / Verse Design

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Completed in 2023 in Ningbo, China. Images by 吴清山. The project site is located in Hengxi Town, Yinzhou District, Ningbo. To the west and south of the site are thousands of acres of rice fields.

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KPF’s zayed airport terminal evokes windswept desert dunes outside abu dhabi

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KPF takes inspiration from the undulating desert sand dunes and the intricate patterns of islamic heritage. The post KPF’s zayed airport terminal evokes windswept desert dunes outside abu dhabi appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Merkurhuset Offices / Olsson Lyckefors Arkitektur

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© Mikael Olsson architects: Olsson Lyckefors Arkitektur Location: Gothenburg, Sweden Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Mikael Olsson Photographs: Erik Lefvander Photographs: Courtesy of Olsson Lyckefors Arkitektur Area: 8000.

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Sunshine-like Sunday Light presents "pleasant" alternative to SAD lamps

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Driven by a desire for more mood-boosting daylight in the English winter, designers Nat Martin and Sean Hammett have invented an overhead light that promises to recreate the feeling of a sunny day. The Sunday Light consists of a small but powerful LED suspended under a reflective panel. The panel is designed to diffuse light in a similar way to the Earth's atmosphere, dispersing it across a room.

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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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MP_II House / Kruk Architekci

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Completed in 2023 in Warsaw, Poland. Images by Nate Cook. The MP_II House is an example of a project where our main goal was to create a building that harmonizes with its surroundings. The low-rise.

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Ten inspiring living spaces punctuated by structural columns

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From monolithic concrete pillars to ornately decorated columns, this lookbook collates ten living room interiors that embrace existing structural columns. It is not always cost-effective or practical for designers and architects to remove preexisting columns from interiors, especially if they are load-bearing and thus vital to the structural integrity of the building.

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Urubici Lodge / Luciano Lerner Basso

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© Luciano Basso architects: Luciano Lerner Basso Location: Urubici, SC, 88650-000, Brazil Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Luciano Basso Photographs: Alcindo Dedavid Area: 99.

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shikun zhu and porsche’s balloon installation in china invites silent dialogues with nature

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created as a spectacle against a vast landscape, SH ALL WE TALK explores how images and visuals influence our perception and comprehension of the natural world. The post shikun zhu and porsche’s balloon installation in china invites silent dialogues with nature appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Two Sisters Holiday Home / MNY Arkitekter

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© Multifoto Ab architects: MNY Arkitekter Location: Salo, Finland Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Multifoto Ab Photographs: MNY Arkitekter Area: 131.

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a box-like chandelier, concrete pillow bar, and icy walls enliven tee vee eff’s cafe in dubai

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the cafe bar is clad with concrete pillows, emulating the charm of waking up late with pillow creases and daydreaming. The post a box-like chandelier, concrete pillow bar, and icy walls enliven tee vee eff’s cafe in dubai appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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The Hovering House / Modo Designs

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© PHX India architects: Modo Designs Location: Makarba, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Project Year: 2023 Photographs: PHX India Area: 6300.

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Keeping home automation simple, yet refined with Basalte | News | Architonic

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<p>As anyone who has ever renovated knows, one of the most niggling of design decisions concerns electrical interfaces. To some that’s simply light switches and plug sockets – once predominately white Bakelite or plastic and now available in a gloriously broad palette of materials, finishes, colours, shapes and profiles. But increasingly the decisions go beyond working out the least jarring isolator switch to integrate into your dream kitchen tiling scheme.</p> <p>High-en

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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!