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Ginsen Nishi Shimbashi Building - an Office Building with Sweeping Wood-clad Eaves by NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

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This project involves a relatively compact tenant building situated in the heart of Tokyo. Facing an intersection, the site is located directly above a subway station at the end of a series of large-scale developments stretching from Otemachi to Hibiya Street. It offers a panoramic view of the high-rises standing along the inner moat beyond Hibiya Park.

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From White Elephants to Sustainable Venues: The Evolving Story of Olympic Architecture

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Olympiastadion, Munich / Behnisch and Partners, Frei Otto. Image © Sandro Halank, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0 For cities, hosting an Olympic event represents both an honor, an important opportunity for growth , and a significant challenge. With over 200 nations taking part in the Games, the Olympics are the largest sporting competition in the world.

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San Joaquin Student Housing at UCSB by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects [LOHA]

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LOHA’s LEED Platinum San Joaquin Student Housing for seven student housing structures at the northern limit of the University of California, Santa Barbara, represents an application of the firm’s interest in urban environments within a university context. Respecting the adjacent community’s scale and character, LOHA’s design comprises housing clusters characterized by an impermeable outward-facing edge and an activated campus-oriented edge.

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INGÁ Co-living / Laurent Troost Architectures

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© Susan Valentim architects: Laurent Troost Architectures Location: Rua Marçal 116, Centro, Manaus, Brazil Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Susan Valentim Area: 359.

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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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Study finds that AI is key to maximizing the benefits of smart buildings

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The value of smart building deployments is projected to grow by 95 per cent to $14bn by 2026 globally. This growth, up from $7bn in 2024, will be driven by sustainability initiatives and the need for cost reductions in building management, said Juniper Research, which has published the report. As reported by Smart Cities World , the study found that artificial intelligence -based building management solutions will be key to both achieving sustainability and energy goals and securing a return on

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Researchers claim to discover flaws in AI-generated images of Islamic architecture using Midjourney

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Techxplore.com has some interesting insights concerning flaws in the AI -led architectural image generation of historic Islamic architecture after a report about its inaccuracies surfaced in the journal Buildings this March. "[The] inability to obtain precise visual representations of specific landmarks hinders the meaningful utilization of technology.

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Spektrum Immersive Arts and Tourism Center / 2001 TBSI

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© Simone Bossi architects: 2001 TBSI Location: Rumelange, Luxembourg Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Simone Bossi Photographs: Ludmilla Cerveny Photographs: Courtesy of 2001 TBSI Area: 660.

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Echoes and Requiems: Reflecting on the Legacy of Woodbury University School of Architecture in San Diego

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In the summer of 2006, I received a call from my friend and colleague Catherine Herbst, who had recently become the head of Woodbury University School of Architecture in San Diego (WUSD) following the departure of the previous chair, Geraldine Forbes, to New Mexico. During our conversation, Herbst shared a memorable detail: "I have a list in front of me of people I need to hire and people I want to hire.

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Chumbaria Village - Hemp Brick House / Arquitectura Viva

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© Hugo Santos Silva architects: Arquitectura Viva Location: Leiria, Portugal Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Hugo Santos Silva Area: 184.

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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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A proposal led by Studio Saar is named winner of the £10,000 Davidson Prize for 2024

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This year’s Davidson Prize winner has been selected by organizers of what has become one of the UK’s most interesting architectural contest’s fourth edition. The design chosen calls for the repurposing of an Art Deco department store in Somerset into a showcase of the circular economy, acting both as a “defibrillator in increasingly hollowed-out town-centres” and a viable housing option for ‘Generation rent’ – the targets of the 2024 prize’s

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Loma House / Besonias Almeida Arquitectos

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© Hernán de Almeida architects: Besonias Almeida Arquitectos Location: Costa Esmeralda, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Hernán de Almeida Area: 1841 ft2 Read more »

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Moreau Kusunoki set for major Centre Pompidou overhaul in Paris in collaboration with Frida Escobedo

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French studio duo Moreau Kusunoki have announced their plans for the prolonged renovation of the Centre Pompidou in Paris a year after the museum announced its closure for five years in order to realize the project, whose costs are estimated at around €262 million ($280.5 million USD). The plan will come together with the help of Frida Escobedo , the project's associate designer.

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Winners Announced for the 19th Saint-Gobain Architecture Student Contest

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Courtesy of Saint-Gobain Architecture Student Contest More than 224 universities from 29 countries participated in the 19th edition of the Saint-Gobain Architecture Student Contest ’s international final. Students from all over the world imagined projects to transform a district of Helsinki in Finland. The winners have just been revealed during an event held by Saint-Gobain in the Finnish capital between June 10th and 12th, 2024.

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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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New AIANY exhibition details how architecture has become a vital weapon in Ukraine’s fight to survive

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In the third year of this epochal war — which has destroyed some 210,000 buildings, according to a recent New York Times investigation — Russian forces continue to target civilian habitations in contravention of international law. When the city is a battleground, architecture becomes an act of defense and defiance. Writing for the New York Times , critic Jason Farago deconstructs ‘Constructing Hope: Ukraine’ for its opening at the Center for Architecture.

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G Clef Bridge / ZZHK Architects

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© Arch-Exist architects: ZZHK Architects Location: Left Bank Road, Bailu Town, Pengzhou, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Arch-Exist Area: 2290.

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Exhibit Columbus announces five curatorial partners for 2024-25

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The list of five curatorial partners for the 2024-25 edition of Exhibit Columbus has been announced ahead of the popular fair’s fifth edition. Partners Could Be Design (of Chicago/Urbana-Champaign, IL); Mila Lipinksi (of Jackson, MS); Rasul Mowatt (of Raliegh, NC); and Preservation Futures (also Chicago) will join with local Indianapolis-based artist and poet Too Black to determine the Exhibt’s overall theme and direction before the first of its events begin will an October 24-25th s

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AKM Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro + Kids Design Labo

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© Ryuji Inoue architects: HIBINOSEKKEI architects: Kids Design Labo architects: Youji no Shiro Location: , Japan Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Ryuji Inoue Area: 956.

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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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Padre Canyon by Studio Temperate

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High in the Mojave desert, five rectangular volumes converge together creating a range of spaces from expansive gathering areas to small spaces for solitude. The overlay of these volumes are closely coordinated with programmatic adjacencies and provide spatial nuance through the variation of angles. The surrounding peaks and cliffs exert a gravitational pull on the layout, inspiring the office wing and primary suite wing to flank the central volume.

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Seongsan-dong Mix-use / a round architects

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Completed in 2021 in Mapo-gu, South Korea. Images by Choi Jinbo. In old neighborhoods, design begins with thinking about how a building should relate to its predecessors to create continuity in the neighborhood. We.

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A proposal led by Studio Saar is named winner of the Davidson Prize for 2024

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This year’s Davidson Prize winner has been selected by organizers of what has become one of the UK’s most interesting architectural contest’s fourth edition. The design chosen calls for the repurposing of an Art Deco department store in Somerset into a showcase of the circular economy, acting both as a “defibrillator in increasingly hollowed-out town-centres” and a viable housing option for ‘Generation rent’ – the targets of the 2024 prize’s

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The Vaulted House / Vrushaket Pawar + Architects (VP+A)

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© PHX India architects: Vrushaket Pawar + Architects (VP+A) Location: Aurangabad, India Project Year: 2024 Photographs: PHX India Area: 293.

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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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Olá! Welcome to ÅVONTUURA’s Architecture Guide to Lisbon

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ÅVONTUURA is excited to reveal the 13th architecture guide in our ground-breaking Wandering Series. The post Olá! Welcome to ÅVONTUURA’s Architecture Guide to Lisbon appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Green Ark / NU architectuuratelier + archipelago

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© N/A architects: NU architectuuratelier architects: archipelago Location: Meise, Belgium Project Year: 2024 Photographs: N/A Area: 10280.

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Casa Catedral prioritizes the honesty of materiality, using specially crafted blocks and concrete

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Casa Catedral is a project that prioritizes the honesty of materiality, using specially crafted blocks and concrete. The post Casa Catedral prioritizes the honesty of materiality, using specially crafted blocks and concrete appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Boost Realism with Corona Decals

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Corona Decals act like stickers, projecting materials onto your geometry for extra detail. This article explores various traditional and unconventional ways to use Decals.

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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!