December, 2022

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10 new museums scheduled to open in 2023

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A slew of new museums is set to open in 2023, built by some of the world’s best architecture practices. Among them is Cairo’s long-awaited Great Egyptian Museum, which has been two decades in production and will house a treasure trove of the country’s ancient antiquities, and Studio Gang’s cavernous Natural History Museum in New York.

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Legendary Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has passed away aged 91

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Arata Isozaki is dead. The famed designer of many of post-war Japan’s most significant public buildings and cultural commissions and winner of the 2019 Pritzker Prize passed away peacefully on Wednesday at his home in Okinawa, according to the New York Times. Born in Ōita Prefecture in 1931, Isozaki studied at the University of Tokyo before working in the office of Kenzo Tange and then setting out to form his own practice in 1963.

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BGN Penthouse / Estúdio Mangava

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© Lela Leme. architects: Estúdio Mangava Location: Campinas, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Lela Leme Area: 160.0 m2. Read more ».

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modular housing in south korea explores flexible living in minimum spaces

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residents can customize and modify the modules according to their needs using a cartridge sliding system. The post modular housing in south korea explores flexible living in minimum spaces appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Dezeen's top 10 hotels of 2022

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A temple-like hotel in Mexico and a converted prison in Berlin feature in this roundup of the best hotel designs of 2022, as we continue Dezeen's review of the year. Over 50 hotel and short-stay projects featured on Dezeen in 2022. Our list includes both destination hotels, such as the idyllic Patina Maldives, and stylish urban boltholes like Ace Hotel Toronto.

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10 design events we’re looking forward to in 2023

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Next year it’s back to business, from the launch of Manchester’s Factory International to the relaunch of a historic theatre in New York. Here are the events and openings we’re looking forward to in 2023. Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh. Sahej Rahal, Black Origin, 2022, digital collage generated using AI program. Courtesy of the artist and Chatterjee & Lal / Dkaha Art Summit.

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Moxon Architects' new Quarry Studios HQ is named the best building in Scotland of 2022

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The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has named a rural office and café by Moxon Architects as its Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award winner for 2022. Completed in 2020, Quarry Studios serves as the firm’s new headquarters while also providing a perky public reprieve for tourists and visitors staggering in from nearby Balmoral.

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Water Bottling Plant / Chi.Arch

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© Thanh Pham. architects: Chi.Arch Location: Ninh Van Bay, Ninh Hòa, Vietnam Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Thanh Pham Area: 100.0 m2. Read more ».

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AUN design studio curates ‘reflection house’ for a multi-generational family in bangkok

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different entrances allow access for the multiple generations, while a shared gathering area opens up within the house's center. The post AUN design studio curates ‘reflection house’ for a multi-generational family in bangkok appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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House Be in Belgium was designed for "dwelling in and amongst nature"

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Board-marked concrete and exposed brickwork have been used to give a "rough but refined" character to this home in the Belgian countryside, designed by local practice A2o architecten. The Hasselt-based practice designed House Be to provide a distinctive but harmonious counterpoint to its extensively landscaped surroundings, with internal courtyards and a covered kitchen terrace that allow the garden to "extend into the building.".

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If Ever a Home Framed Views, It’s This Boxy Seaside Retreat in Greece

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Design firm Neiheiser Argyros stripped a grid-like ’70s home to its essence in service of the Mediterranean setting. Houses We Love: Every day we feature a remarkable space submitted by our community of architects, designers, builders, and homeowners. Have a project to share? Post it here. Project Details: Location: Evoia, Greece Architect: Neiheiser Argyros / @ neiheiser_argyros Footprint: 2,690 square feet Year: 2022 Structural Engineer: Michalis Michelatos Landscape Design: Greenplus Main Con

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A Lincoln Center sculpture by Es Devlin celebrates New York’s 700 languages

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From Maninka to Polish to Sylheti, New York City is one of the most linguistically diverse places in the world. A new installation by British artist and set designer Es [.]. Read More. The post A Lincoln Center sculpture by Es Devlin celebrates New York’s 700 languages appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Snøhetta unveils new urban farm design in Hong Kong

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Snøhetta is nearing completion on a trio of clubhouse designs set in the densely populated center of Hong Kong ’s Pavilia Farm residential development in Tai Wai. As a space for social interaction and shared experiences, the project serves residents of Pavilia with a vital piece of communal infrastructure while also providing urban farming capabilities and a contemplative connection to nature in what can otherwise be considered a hyper-urban environment.

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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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Architecture With SIPs: Fast-Build, High-Performance Prefabricated Homes

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El Tume House / abarca+palma. Courtesy of abarca+palma. SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) are self-supporting panels composed of a rigid foam core that is located between two structural coverings, usually OSB boards. Resistant and lightweight, the panels are manufactured in a controlled manner in the factory and then transferred to the construction site, allowing for the rapid assembly of floors, walls, and ceilings, and generating a hermetic thermal and acoustic envelope.

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the four megacities of NEOM, saudi arabia’s ultra-futuristic gigacity

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four regions, including the super-long megacity the LINE, will together form saudi arabia's gigacity NEOM. The post the four megacities of NEOM, saudi arabia’s ultra-futuristic gigacity appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Dezeen's top 10 staircases of 2022

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As part of our review of 2022 , we have selected 10 eye-catching staircases published on Dezeen this year, including stairs that turn, twist or double as seating. This year's roundup of staircases features a children's library in China with two intertwining timber stairs, a 25-metre-tall staircase in the Netherlands and a plywood spiral staircase in a barn conversion.

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The Resurrection by Tim Fu

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Are we at the precipice of the next A.I. renaissance? Deep-learning is already replacing us in driving and predicting diseases, now its moved onto the field of creativity and design. Image © Tim Fu. Are we being replaced? Are these technologies just copying data and not ‘designing’? I think we can neither be too pessimistic nor too dismissive. Image © Tim Fu.

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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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Santiago Calatrava’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is finally open

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After years of construction delays the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine redesigned by Santiago Calatrava is open and aglow. Located adjacent to the World Trade Center site, [.]. Read More. The post Santiago Calatrava’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is finally open appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Fawcett Farm lists for $4.25M in California's Central Valley

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One of Frank Lloyd Wright ’s final Usonian designs is now on the market in central California. Real estate firm Crosby Doe Associates recently listed Wright’s Fawcett Farm in Los Banos for a cool $4.25 million and is beginning to take offers on the 7-bed, 6-bathroom home that was completed just two years after his death in 1959. Image courtesy TopTenRealEstateDeals.com Image courtesy TopTenRealEstateDeals.com The house was built by local football legend Buck Fawcett and his wife usin

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London in the snow: your best photographs of the capital’s frozen landmarks

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Wednesday 13 December 2022: It was Charles Dickens that birthed the myth of the ‘white Christmas’, but in reality, December isn’t typically a snowy month in the UK. But 2022 threw a curveball, blanketing parts of the country, including southern England and London , in snow – and shutting schools, roads and transit in the process. While the headlines are dominated by inflation and the energy crisis, Britain recorded the coldest day of the year on Monday morning, plummeting to -1

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snøhetta’s urban farm design sprouts green pockets in bustling hong kong

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in the middle of the densely populated city, this green lung encourages social interaction and shared experiences. The post snøhetta’s urban farm design sprouts green pockets in bustling hong kong 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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Santiago Calatrava unveils illuminated World Trade Center church

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The St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which replaces a church destroyed in the 9/11 attack, has officially opened at the World Trade Center site in New York. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the building replaces a 19th-century church that was destroyed on 11 September 2001. The Santiago Calatrava-designed St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church has officially opened.

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This Charming California Bungalow Is a Late ’60s Time Capsule

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Renovated in 1968 by architect Paul Tay, the Pekrul House is up for $1.3M—along with a detached studio and a turnkey Airstream. Location : 4123 N. Virginia Road, Long Beach, California Price : $1,360,000 Architect : Paul Edward Tay Year Built : 1968 Footprint : 1,398 square feet (three bedrooms, three bath) Lot Size : 0.20 acres From the Agent : " Determined to transform their family’s 1924 bungalow into a modernist home, Mr. & Mrs.

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Facades+ looks back on a successful 10th anniversary year

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Brought to you by: Facades+ celebrated its 10th anniversary year with 12 successful events across North America. In a year that saw increasing interest in mass timber, embodied carbon, and [.]. Read More. The post Facades+ looks back on a successful 10th anniversary year appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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3XN's upcycled Quay Quarter Tower is the 2022 World Building of the Year

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The final day of this year’s World Architecture Festival in Lisbon has culminated in 3XN ’s Quay Quarter Tower named the World Building of the Year during a special ceremony at the city’s historic converted Convento Do Beato. The 46-story Sydney tower provides a remarkable example of adaptive reuse to the industry, having retained some 65% of the original 1976 structure and a reported 95% of its core in the construction process that was completed in April of 2022.

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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!