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The 15 Winners of the 2024 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

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Fifteen years ago, we initiated the idea of the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards with the goal that our readers would select their favorite buildings from our database. Thanks to this concept, you have transformed this award into one of the most democratic and influential in the field. Year after year, you have wielded your collective discernment to spotlight architectural excellence spanning diverse cultures, economies, and landscapes across the globe.

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Polish transport center with tree-trunk inspired columns completed by Tremend Architecture Studio

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Warsaw-based Tremend Architecture Studio has completed a transport center in the Polish city of Lubin, described by the team as “one of the most environmentally friendly developments of its kind in Poland.” In addition to its signature canopied platforms for urban and regional bus transport , the scheme contains underground car parking, taxi bays, cycle infrastructure, and a public roof garden.

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A Layered Architecture: Adaptive Reuse Projects That Reframe the Past Through Bold Material Contrasts

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© Hong Seokgyu In recent decades, the term " adaptive reuse " has gained tremendous popularity as an eco-friendly construction approach. But what if there was something more poetic about reframing a space and its stories for new users? These architects show that once-deemed disposable facades , walls , and textures can obtain new meaning through bold and clever juxtapositions.

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Populous advances new downtown ballpark district proposal in Kansas City

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The Kansas City Royals are advancing a scheme for a new downtown stadium district designed by Populous in a neighborhood called the Crossroads. Slotted into a 17.5-acre site at the confluence of Grand Boulevard, Locust Street, Truman Road, and 17th Street, the development would offer a connector to the nearby South Loop Link project from OJB Landscape Architecture and BNIM.

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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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Bagh Borj Residence / BA Studio

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© Mohammad Soroosh Jooshesh, COMO Photography Studio, Sara Mahmoudimanesh architects: BA Studio Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Mohammad Soroosh Jooshesh, COMO Photography Studio, Sara Mahmoudimanesh Area: 290.

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Reimagining Work Culture: Google's New York Headquarters at Renovated St. John’s Terminal

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Courtesy of Google Google’s newest headquarters in New York, situated within the St. John’s Terminal, will open its doors on February 26 th , marking a milestone for the company’s presence in the city. Designed by COOKFOX Architects , in collaboration with Gensler , the headquarters is constructed atop the original 1930s rail terminal and adapted to become a vibrant hub for over 14,000 Googlers.

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San Francisco's Millennium Tower is sinking again despite foundational corrections

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San Francisco’s ill-fated Millennium Tower is making headlines once again for problems taking place beneath its turbulent foundation. This time, the 58-story skyscraper is sinking even further on its vertical axis as it settles to the north and west, alarming some building scientists who feel the movement could result in significant corrosive damage despite some recent positive corrections.

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psW House & Music Studio / BLAF Architecten

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Completed in 2016 in Koksijde, Belgium. Images by Stijn Bollaert. Piet Goddaer, also known as Ozark Henry, lives and works in the coastal region, where he experienced the most beautiful times of his youth. When he.

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36 featured architecture jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area

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The latest curated jobs roundup from Archinect Jobs highlights 19 architecture and design firms in the San Francisco Bay Area currently looking to grow with various exciting positions. For helpful guidance on how to get that next job, make sure to check out Archinect's Guide to Job Titles series and our Archinect Tips collection. Foster + Partners seeks an Architect in San Francisco "If you are a qualified Architect, licenced in the state of California, have a background working at an internatio

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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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The Power Coffee / KCONCEPT

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Completed in 2023 in Đà Nẵng, Vietnam. Images by Quang Dam. It is located on the main road, opposite the City Theater, with a large parking lot in the middle, allowing a large setback to see the entire.

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Construction starts up another 1% in January, continuing winter improvements

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The latest construction starts statistics revealed by Dodge Construction Network for January report that the total number of starts grew 1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.16 trillion. Nonbuilding starts rose 9% during the month, while nonresidential building starts fell by 2% and residential starts remained flat. For the year ending in January 2024, total construction starts were down 1% from the previous 12 months.

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Great American Cities That Teach Architecture

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Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons This article was originally published on Common Edge. Recently I visited Pittsburgh for a fascinating hand-drawing conference at Carnegie Mellon ’s superb school of architecture, which to my knowledge is not among the top 10 in U.S. News and World Report. I wonder why? The curriculum is cutting-edge, the faculty world-renowned, and the students well-grounded and talented.

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selgascano convert old industrial space into new restaurant in Madrid

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The remarkable original feature is a beautiful roof structure, formed by slender concrete and steel cable trusses, all different. The post selgascano convert old industrial space into new restaurant in Madrid appeared first on Åvontuura.

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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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SAFRA Choa Chu Kang Clubhouse / DP Architects Pte Ltd

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Completed in 2023 in Singapore. Images by DP Architects. Nestled in the heart of a sprawling public park, SAFRA Choa Chu Kang (CCK) is a recreational clubhouse that offers an extensive array of fitness and.

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Scientists develop hybrid "beef rice" as future meat alternative

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Scientists from South Korea's Yonsei University have invented what they believe to be a sustainable , high-protein food in the form of "beef rice", made by growing cow cells in grains of rice. Tinged a pale pink from the cell culturing process, the hybrid food contains more protein and fat than standard rice while having a low carbon footprint, leading its creators to see it as a potential future meat alternative.

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How to Pre-Size a Gutter

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The Room Behind the Wall / livni +. Image © Marcos Guiponi As commonly understood, gutters are elements installed along the edges of roofs and balconies to channel rainwater. Their primary function is to collect water flowing over the roof's surface and direct it to the appropriate downspouts. Proper sizing is crucial regardless of the material—whether aluminum, PVC, concrete, galvanized steel, or others.

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Ten recently completed skyscrapers in New York City

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In this roundup , we collect 10 recently completed skyscrapers that have changed New York City's skyline over the past two years. New York City has seen several skyscrapers spring up in recent years, from the bronze-and-copper Brooklyn Tower by SHoP Architects in Downtown Brooklyn to Two Manhattan West , the final tower of a sprawling mixed-use development in Midtown Manhattan.

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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 Can Cities Cool down Large Urban Car Parks?

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Aerial view of Large Car parks. Image © Carles Rabada/Unsplash The urban heat island effect occurs when pavements, roads, and buildings absorb the sun's heat and radiate it back, causing the temperature to increase and preventing the city from cooling down. With the growing reliance on cars in cities, the number of urban car park spaces is also increasing to accommodate buildings.

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BIG unveils interlocking EPIQ skyscraper in Quito designed as "buildings within a building"

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Danish architecture studio BIG has completed the EPIQ tower in Ecuador , which consists of L-shaped stacked blocks that curve as they meet at the structure's centre. EPIQ, which was created by BIG in partnership with Quito-based developers Uribe Schwarzkopf , is located next to La Carolina Park, an urban green space in the centre of the city. The 24-storey tower sits on a corner intersection across from a metro entrance.

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Taipei International Book Exhibition – Netherlands Pavilion / MVRDV

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Completed in 2024 in Taipei, Taiwan. Images by Shephotoerd. Marking 400 years since the first encounter between the Dutch and the native people of the island of Taiwan, the Taipei International Book Exhibition.

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Mark Foster Gage Architects designs "secret garden" spa resort for Neom

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Saudi mega project Neom has revealed the design of the Elanan spa and hotel that is set to be built on a natural oasis on Gulf of Aqaba as its latest development. Designed by American studio Mark Foster Gage Architects , the Elanan resort will contain 80 rooms and suites along with well-being facilities. It will be built on a natural oasis that is fed by natural springs and is intended to feel like being in a "secret garden".

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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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House Refurbishment Alquería / mmarq arquitectura y urbanismo

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© Mariela Apollonio architects: mmarq arquitectura y urbanismo Location: Valencia, Province of Valencia, Spain Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Mariela Apollonio Area: 318.

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Peter Pichler Architecture encloses geometric office block with pleated facades

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Italian studio Peter Pichler Architecture has designed the angular headquarters for manufacturing company Bonfiglioli in Bologna, with a slanted roof covered in pleated mesh. Located in Bonfigliolo 's industrial site in Calderara di Reno, the building has a rectangular form punctured by a central outdoor courtyard and a series of terraces on the sloping roof.

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Building RZ1248 / CMS arquitectas

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© Ramiro Sosa architects: CMS arquitectas Location: Martín Rodríguez, S2000 Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Ramiro Sosa Area: 30085 ft2 Read more »

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Ten women architects "who should all be household names"

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The recently released 100 Women: Architects in Practice book showcases the work of 100 architects from around the world. Here, the authors pick 10 that have never before been featured in Dezeen. Launched last month, 100 Women: Architects in Practice was written by academics Harriet Harriss , Naomi House, Monika Parrinder and Dezeen editor Tom Ravenscroft , to draw attention to the work of women architects that is often overlooked.

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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!