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The Impact of AI Tools on Architecture in 2024 (and Beyond)

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Continuum, installation by artist Krista Kim. Image © Krista Kim In 2022, a wider audience gained access to unexpectedly powerful AI tools, including Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, and DALL-E 2 for text-to-image generation, as well as the human-like chatbot OpenGPT. One year later, pundits, organizations, and governments have stated these technologies will pose profound risks to society and humanity—from automation-spurred job loss to disrupting democratic processes to the automatization of weapo

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425 Park Avenue developers honored with The Skyscraper Museum's 2023 Making New York History Award

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The Skyscraper Museum’s 2023 Making New York History Award was recently presented to David Levinson, CEO and Chairman of L&L Holding Company, in recognition of their effort to realize the Foster + Partners -designed 425 Park Avenue , the first new full-block office development in Midtown’s Park District in 50 years.

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Contemporary Architecture in Guatemala is Under Construction: Conversations with Taller ACÁ

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Plantando Semillas Community Center / Taller ACÁ. Image © William Cuc "Architecture, city, and activism" are the words that define Taller ACÁ , an emerging practice led by Jorge Villatoro and Hans Schwarz in Guatemala City. Among their projects are the Tiny House Quinn and the Community Center Plantando Semillas , which were recently selected as the winners of the Danta Awards at the 2023 Guatemala Architecture Biennial.

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Looking for architecture and design jobs? FXCollaborative, Studio AR&D, XTEN, Formation Association, and Bowerbird are currently hiring

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Look below for Archinect's latest curated selection of architecture and design firms currently hiring on Archinect Jobs. This week's featured employer highlight includes openings in New York City/Brooklyn and Los Angeles. For even more opportunities, head over to the Archinect job board and explore our active community of job seekers , firms , and schools.

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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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Pietrosella Sports Hall / Versini Architectes Associés + Nome Studio

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© Cyrille Weiner architects: Nome Studio architects: Versini Architectes Associés Location: 20166 Pietrosella, France Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Cyrille Weiner Area: 2200.

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Baroneza XI Residence/ Gui Mattos

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© Maíra Acayaba architects: Gui Mattos Location: Bragança Paulista, Microregion of Bragança Paulista - State of São Paulo, Brazil Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Maíra Acayaba Area: 10667 ft2 Read more »

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Are you an architecture student prepping for finals? Archinect Tips will help get you through!

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Final reviews for this semester are right around the corner. Are you a first-year undergraduate student embarking on your first presentation as an architecture student? Or are you a seasoned graduate student balancing school work , internships , and everything else in between ? Regardless of where you are in your academic journey, don't let the stressors of finals overtake you.

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Foster + Partners Introduces The Aalton: A Six-Story Building in Miami Beach

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Courtesy of Foster + Partners Foster + Partners has unveiled the plans for a new multi-purpose design in the heart of Miami Beach. “The Aalton” is a six-story building encompassing ground-level retail , offices , and residential spaces. Positioned at the intersection of Aalton Road and Lincoln Road, the renowned pedestrian shopping street, the building embraces Florida’s architectural heritage.

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‘A spectacle of reform’: Rowan Moore throws cold water on NEOM's motivation and sustainable claims

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Conceivably, as one architect speculates, The Line will be “a Noah’s Ark for the happy few”, a privileged AI-controlled citadel set in an inhospitable desert. Otherwise it will be clickbait visible from space, two vast and pointless lines of glass whose colossal construction cost would defeat the Vision 2030 plan to reduce dependency on oil revenues.

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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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Spacon & X: Pioneering Experience-Based Architecture Through Defying Industry Norms

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Spacon & X i s a Copenhagen -based design and architecture studio that works to create spatial identity across different mediums. Their cross-disciplinary work boasts a fusion between traditionally separated fields, contributing to a holistic physical brand experience. Chosen by ArchDaily as part of our 2023 New Practices, the studio works with an explorative approach to architecture, design, event planning, and production.

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Quilian Riano at Pratt: 'Believing in the Power of an Architectural Education' for the Next Generation

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Archinect's Deans List series offers readers an exclusive glimpse into the minds shaping the future of architectural education. This series not only delves into the unique programming of each school but also uncovers the philosophies and approaches that define their educational landscape. In our latest installment, we explore the vision of Quilian Riano , the newly appointed dean at Pratt Institute's School of Architecture.

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Toy Blocks Kindergarten / Blocher Partners India

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© Atik Bheda and Umang Shah architects: Blocher Partners India Location: In lane, Aryavart IV Rd, opposite YMCA Club, Makarba, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054, India Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Atik Bheda and Umang Shah Area: 1730.

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School Ried-Brig by COMAMALA ISMAIL

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Ried-Brig is small village situated along the road that connects through the Simplon Pass, the Canton of Valais in Switzerland with Italy. Its small and picturesque historic city-center was during the last decades circumscribed by a natural urban expansion. Although it has kept its attractiveness it has lost its centrality and significance. The project site is situated at the entrance of this historic city center and encompasses the village school premises, a parking lot and a sports facility bu

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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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Bringing the Outside In: Life-Size Terrariums and Other Ways to Exhibit Nature in European Apartment Buildings

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Public Housing in Platja D'En Bossa. Image © Pol Viladoms As the temperature drops in the Northern Hemisphere, cold outdoor spaces are overcome with frost, ice, and snow, and we find ourselves rushing from one heated indoor environment to the next, less willing or less able to stop and appreciate the natural world around us. Apart from dragging a spruce or fir tree inside and dressing it up in yuletide costume, we tend to leave the real natural world to its own seasonal devices until it reem

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CHYBIK+KRISTOF’s cascading red concrete tower wins Tirana Culture Hub competition

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CHYBIK+KRISTOF has won an international competition for a multifunctional tower in the Albanian capital of Tirana. Located within a wider Culture Hub master plan, the tower seeks to set a “new standard of urban living” with a “cascading silhouette wrapped in red concrete.

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Yeongcheon House of Three Brothers / Plan Architects Office

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© Yoon, Joonhwan architects: Plan Architects Office Location: Yeongcheon, North Gyeongsang, South Korea Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Yoon, Joonhwan Area: 86.

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Pratt Institute announces first 'Diverse Voices Creating Just Futures' cluster hire aimed at institutional change

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Today, the Pratt Institute has announced the launch of a new cluster hire initiative aimed at recruiting diverse faculty to each of the five degree-granting schools on its Brooklyn, New York campus. Through “Diverse Voices Creating Just Futures,” Pratt believes it will create transformational learning experiences for all students as was outlined in the All-Institute Learning Goals from 2021.

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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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Flexibility and Innovation: Customized Solar Panels for Facade Integration

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Bornholm Hospital. Image Cortesia de Solarlab Traditionally relegated to roofs, photovoltaic (PV) panels tend to have a uniform appearance: large black or dark blue rectangular pieces of shiny glass with metal frames. Partly because dark colors better harvest sunlight to be turned into electricity, but also because silicon –the primary material used in most high-efficiency photovoltaic panels– tends to be dark in its crystalline form.

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Daycare Ried-Brig by COMAMALA ISMAIL

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Context and landscape The main idea of the project is the upgrading of the outdoor areas, the clarification of their references and the establishment of an identity to the village. The existing school building should be retained and supplemented in a meaningful way. The building for the community centre forms the "entrance gate" to the historic village centre.

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Lacaton & Vassal Receives the 2023 Soane Medal

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Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal. Image © Philippe Ruault Sir John Soane’s Museum has announced French architecture practice Lacaton & Vassal as the recipient of the 2023 Soane Medal. The award comes in recognition of the office’s work spanning over 3 decades. Through an honest design approach, the office became known for the resourceful repurposing of materials and existing structures to prioritize the needs of residents and local communities.

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Omer Arbel completes 75.9, a house that plays with process and material

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Built around monumental ‘lily pad’ columns, the house marks the first time Arbel applies his design approach on an architectural scale. The post Omer Arbel completes 75.9, a house that plays with process and material appeared first on Åvontuura.

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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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Relámpago House / h3o architects

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© José Hevia architects: h3o architects Location: Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Spain Project Year: 2023 Photographs: José Hevia Photographs: Area: 55.

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Feste designs free-to-use cabins for 25 locations in southern Norway

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Norwegian studio Feste Landscape/Architecture has unveiled a series of wooden cabins that can be freely used by hikers exploring the mountainous coastal landscape of Norway 's Agder region. The Agder Day-Trip Cabins are being installed in each of the 25 municipalities in Agder to encourage both locals and tourists to spend more time in nature. The Agder Day-Trip Cabins are being installed in 25 locations The first 20 are now in place, with the following five set to be installed by the end of 202

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Nantou Neighborhood Center / Atelier FCJZ

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© Fangfang Tian architects: Atelier FCJZ Location: Nantou, Nantou City, Nantou County, Shenzhen, China Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Fangfang Tian Photographs: Area: 2894.

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Blond designs "attractive and desirable" heat pump system for Electric Air

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London design studio Blond has worked with Electric Air to develop an elevated product design and visual identity for the start-up's heat pump system, in a bid to bring low-carbon heating and cooling to more US homes. Electric Air founder Chris Mui recruited the design agency to help him fulfil his mission of convincing homeowners to ditch their gas-guzzling boilers.

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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!