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LEGO releases Notre-Dame Cathedral model ahead of December reopening

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Ahead of the summer's Olympic Games in Paris, the New York Times has previewed LEGO's timely launch of its new Notre-Dame Cathedral model. The set retails for $229.99 and is part of the company's AFOL 18 and over series. The real Notre-Dame’s reconstruction, meanwhile, is set to wrap up in December. “Once you complete it, you can actually look through the front door,” one ameteur builder told the Times.

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Harnessing Thermal Mass for Sustainable Living: 4 Residential Projects in the U.S. Deserts

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Courtesy of Imbue Design | Escalante Retreat Thermal mass is the ability of a material to absorb, store, and release heat. Used to moderate building temperatures by reducing fluctuations, the concept is crucial in improving energy efficiency. Materials with relatively high thermal mass, such as stone , concrete, rammed earth, and brick , can absorb significant heat during the day and release it slowly when temperatures drop at night, reducing the need for heating and cooling systems.

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Arup publishes new guide to fire safety and mass timber design

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Arup has just released a new comprehensive guide to fire safety design and mass timber construction for architects in response to the nascent surge of projects utilizing the material nationwide. The guide (which is available for download here ) coalesced research into the design and engineering of large-scale structures such as the firm’s two-year-old HAUT residential project in the Netherlands as a means of granting “risk-based” guidance for future building endeavors, providin

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Branded Residences: Blending Luxury Hospitality with Residential Architecture

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Armani Beach Residences, Dubai. Image © Arada Metropolitan cityscapes come with the appeal of sophistication, luxury, and exclusivity. Their glittering skylines and vibrant energy attract thousands of tourists and residents seeking luxurious experiences every year. Catering to this market, several renowned brands and real estate firms have teamed up to offer "branded residences" – a modern typology that elevates hotel-like living into a daily delight.

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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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Updating KPF’s quest to deliver Texas’ new tallest skyscraper

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Contractor Brett Bickford recently described his firm DPR's work on their “dream job” constructing the new 76-story KPF -designed The Waterline skyscraper in Austin. The project that will yield 2.7 million square feet of space and a mixed-use program that includes 351 luxury residences, a 251-key hotel, and 700,000-square-foot office component will become the state’s new tallest building in 2026.

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AIA members decry nepotism and other misconduct claims

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Allegations of executive misconduct on the part of American Institute of Architects (AIA) CEO Lakisha Ann Woods and senior staffers who allegedly engaged in nepotism and other forms of unethical behavior have surfaced amidst the annual AIA24 conference that was held last week in Washington, D.C. The list of accusations stemming from an April 4th letter signed by more than twenty past AIA presidents calls into question the organization’s leadership at a critical time.

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Medium in Kami-Ikebukuro Community Center / mtthw

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Completed in 2023 in Toshima City, Japan. Images by Koichi Torimura. Uncertain Publicness -& In the ever-changing urban structure, what kind of distance should architectural space and public nature face?& A.

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Four bold, playful projects by Valerie Schweitzer Architects: Your Next Employer?

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Following our previous visit to California-based Abramson Architects , we are moving our Meet Your Next Employer series to New York this week to explore the work of Valerie Schweitzer Architects. Based between New York and Los Angeles, the firm describes its ethos as one that “defies standardization and insists upon a universal language of friendliness and sublime moments.

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Yao-Hakka Yard / YXDesigners

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© YXDesigners architects: YXDesigners Location: Ruyuan Yao Autonomous County, Shaoguan City, Guangdong Province, China Project Year: 2022 Photographs: YXDesigners Photographs: Juntian Lin Area: 5000.

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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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These four finalists will compete for the coveted Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize for 2024

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Today, the Harvard GSD announced its list of four candidates who will compete for this year’s Wheelwright Prize honoring emerging architects and their ambition to make the world better through research into design. The prestigious $100,000 award is given annually to early-career practitioners, along with the chance to deliver a special lecture at the GSD and have their research published in Harvard Design Magazine or any of the school's other leading publications.

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68-86 Farringdon Road Building / Sheppard Robson

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© Jack Hobhouse architects: Sheppard Robson Location: Clerkenwell, United Kingdom Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Jack Hobhouse Photographs: Chris Dalton Area: 6830.

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Saudi officials ordered lethal force to make room for NEOM, former security forces commander claims

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Saudi authorities have permitted the use of lethal force to clear land for a futuristic desert city being built by dozens of Western companies, an ex-intelligence officer has told the BBC. He said the April 2020 order stated the Huwaitat was made up of "many rebels" and "whoever continues to resist [eviction] should be killed, so it licensed the use of lethal force against whoever stayed in their home".

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People Pavilion, Elevated Ground / sp/n

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© Atelier247 architects: sp/n Location: Khet Phra Nakhon, Thailand Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Atelier247 Photographs: spin Area: 310.

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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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Wutopia Lab design a wandering dragon-like Emerald Screen Pergola

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Wutopia Lab's wandering dragon-like Emerald Screen Pergola has officially unveiled at Bogong Island Ecology Park in Wuxi, China. The post Wutopia Lab design a wandering dragon-like Emerald Screen Pergola appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Los Mangos Community Center / Entorno y Contexto

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© Andrés Cedillo architects: Entorno y Contexto Location: Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Andrés Cedillo Area: 76316 ft2 Read more »

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Kathryn Brillhart — Virtual Production Supervisor & Cinematographer

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Cinematographer Kathryn Brillhart on her journey from documentary filmmaking to visual effects, including “Fallout,” “Black Adam,” and the impact of AI in film.

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Château Cantenac Brown / ( apm ) & associés

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© Luc Boegly architects: ( apm ) & associés Location: Margaux-Cantenac, France Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Luc Boegly Area: 5236.

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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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undulating facade simulates eyes of chinese relics in sanxingdui museum renovation

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the facade features materials such as 'chrysanthemum yellow' granite and hand-chiseled stone slabs. The post undulating facade simulates eyes of chinese relics in sanxingdui museum renovation appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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House of Countless Windows / fala

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© Francisco Ascensão architects: fala Location: Lisboa, Portugal Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Francisco Ascensão Photographs: Giulietta Margot Area: 240.

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Populous, Stantec and S2 Architecture unveil western Canada’s largest convention centre

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Populous , Stantec and S2 Architecture teamed up to expand a convention centre with a sweeping copper-coloured canopy in Calgary , Alberta. Unveiled in June 2024, the BMO Centre at Stampede Park is the largest convention centre in western Canada with an occupancy of 33,000. Populous, Stantec and S2 Architecture collaborated on the BMO Centre at Stampede Park A collaboration between global design studios Populous and Stantec ; and Canadian studio S2 Architecture , the 565,000-square-foot (52,490

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Aluminum Grotto and Public Ground / HAS design and research

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© DOF Sky|Ground architects: HAS design and research Location: Bangkok, Thailand Project Year: 2024 Photographs: DOF Sky|Ground Area: 180.

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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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Abandoned mining buildings turned into a "sanctuary for human connection" in Taiwan

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Taiwanese studio Divooe Zein Architects has transformed a series of disused industrial structures outside Taipei into a secluded retreat surrounded by mountains and forest. Called The Mineless Heritage Restoration Project and completed in 2023, the scheme involved the adaptation of a series of logistical structures including offices, dormitories and a bathhouse that once supported the Chungyi Coal Mine.

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Addressing Racism in Sports Through Immersive Architectural Design: Yinka Ilori Imagines Reflective Pavilion for Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Germany

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© Hannes Wiedemann / HKW British-Nigerian multi-disciplinary artist and designer Yinka Ilori MBE has designed a pavilion as part of Haus der Kulturen der Welt’s (HKW) festival in Berlin. The festival, titled Ballet of the Masses - On Football and Catharsis, initiated an annual pavilion in 2023, and this year’s pavilion dresses intricate questions of coexistence through its materiality and form.

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laura gonzalez blends french romanticism and japanese minimalism at hôtel hana in paris

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the interiors evoke a true feng shui ambiance with hints of 20th-century maximalism. The post laura gonzalez blends french romanticism and japanese minimalism at hôtel hana in paris appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Old Yacht Club / Elliott Architects

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© Trent Bell architects: Elliott Architects Location: Blue Hill, United States Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Trent Bell Area: 2064.

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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!