July, 2023

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House Plans Under 100 Square Meters: 30 Useful Examples

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© ArchDaily The challenge of designing a house with a tight budget and space constraints, together with the essential duty of responding correctly to the requirements of the user, is sometimes one of the most challenging and motivating tasks an architect can face. How can you take advantage of space most effectively? How can you avoid wasted material?

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A new wave of educators are updating how professional practice courses are delivered in architecture schools. What are they teaching?

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The word “practice” suggests routine and repetition. Like the kid who takes 100 shots from the free-throw line, the act should improve its desired outcome. Within architecture, the term, as The post A new wave of educators are updating how professional practice courses are delivered in architecture schools. What are they teaching? appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Kate Wagner goes from McMansion Hell to critic at The Nation

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The Nation, America’s leading source of progressive politics and culture, today named Kate Wagner (@mcmansionhell) to its masthead as architecture correspondent. Best known as the brains behind the brilliant and satirical architecture blog, “”McMansion Hell,” and following a wildly successful stint as a Nation guest columnist earlier this year, Wagner will contribute monthly commentary on architecture and the built environment—but not as always conventionally unders

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The Lodge hotel takes over 500-year-old farmhouse in Mallorca

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A roughly-hewn stone trough and a traditional mill for pressing olive oil were repurposed by interior designer Pilar García-Nieto within this farmhouse-turned- hotel near Mallorca 's Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. The Lodge is the latest boutique hotel from Único Hotels , tucked away inside a 157-hectare estate filled with centenarian almond and olive trees, lavender fields and 20 kilometres of hiking trails.

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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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Geology-inspired sustainable tower “The Canyon” by MVRDV is completed in San Francisco’s Mission Rock

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The design references Californian rock formations, and features a landscaped public “canyon” that cuts through the building’s plinth. The post Geology-inspired sustainable tower “The Canyon” by MVRDV is completed in San Francisco’s Mission Rock appeared first on Åvontuura.

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10 Cities Embracing Bicycles in their Urban Planning

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Melkwegbrug / NEXT Architects. Image © NEXT Architects What does the future of cities and transportation look like? It looks like the future will run on two wheels and a handle bar. Many explain the rise of cyclists as a shift towards a healthier and more economical lifestyle. But while that may be true, why would individuals feel inclined to ride bicycles if the roads don't support it, or if there weren't adequate spaces to park?

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ATELIER ARS promotes local brick and ceramic work on a cultural center in Jalisco

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Brought to you by: Architect: ATELIER ARS Location: La Floresta, Ajijic, Jalisco, México Completion Date: 2022 View More Project Info Responding to a request from the Ministry of Culture of The post ATELIER ARS promotes local brick and ceramic work on a cultural center in Jalisco appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Mecanoo and Meng Architects team wins competition for Shenzhen ‘science forest’ research center

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A team comprising Mecanoo , Meng Architects, and Lora Landscape has been named as winners of an international competition to design the Shenzhen Guangming Scientist Valley in China. The project seeks to create “the first comprehensive national science center in the Greater Bay Area, attracting researchers and innovative talents from around the world to create a world-leading research and innovation hub.

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Pen y Common is a larch-clad extension to a traditional Welsh longhouse

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A larch-clad extension defines Pen y Common, a 17th-century longhouse overhauled by Nidus Architects and Rural Office that sits on a hillside in rural Wales. The dwelling, which is located on a hill overlooking the market town of Hay-on-Wye, contains a new living space, master bedroom, and entrance lobby in its extension. Pen y Common is located on a hill It was created by Nidus Architects and Rural Office for a family who wanted a generous home that could meet the current and future needs of fa

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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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Raga Svara Wellness Center by Shanmugam Associates | Hotels

Architonic

<p>Raga Svara, as in the words of its founders, focuses on the therapeutic, aesthetic, philosophical, and ecological well-being of oneself in conjunction with the surroundings. Raga’s logo “Pause” indicates all those who enter this green haven consciously pause in time, reflect, listen to the body in synergy with nature, and get rejuvenated in an educational way.

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UAD affixes sun-powered rotating louvers on sports center’s modular facade in hangzhou

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the newly constructed sports venues will host the anticipated 2023 asian games. The post UAD affixes sun-powered rotating louvers on sports center’s modular facade in hangzhou appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Let There be Light! 12 Projects that Show the Impact Lighting can Make to an Interior Space

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Appartement Spectral / BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY. Image Courtesy of BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY Light is a key feature in architecture. Centuries ago, the sun and fire were the only sources of illumination, but in today's technology-driven world, artificial lighting and cutting-edge optical technologies have found ways to mimic the qualities of natural light, making it possible to have a naturally-lit-looking space within four walls.

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A former monastery and cardinal’s palace finds new life as a mixed-use complex in Vilnius

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Like much of Eastern Europe’s former Soviet nations, Lithuania has been through the mill. The three million-strong Baltic state was once the biggest country in Europe. More recently, it has suffered invasions and the partial destruction of its cities, including the capital Vilnius. But despite these experiences, the city still has many Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical buildings, and in 1994, its old town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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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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SLAS architekci designs colorful multifunctional public park in Poland

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Polish firm SLAS architekci has injected an eye-catching multifunctional public space into a university campus in the southern Polish city of Chorzów. Called “Activity Zone,” the project was a nominee in the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. Image © Michał Kopaniszyn The park was completed in 2019 for the University of Silesia.

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Pinwheel house by JM Architecture resembles "a white pebble in the landscape"

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Glossy white-concrete panels clad this holiday home with a pentagonal plan in Italy , which has been designed by Milan studio JM Architecture. The dwelling is named Pinwheel after its distinctive shape, which was JM Architecture 's solution for the client's "only request" – that it offers views of both the nearby Lake Maggiore and surrounding alpine valleys.

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Housing and offices in Bordeaux by archi5

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Architectural and Urban Challenges The Paludate district, which is currently undergoing major development, is part of an urban project on the banks of the Garonne, with mixed-use projects and dense blocks. The proposed architecture is designed to blend in with its surroundings, while at the same time stimulating a new dynamic in terms of architectural treatment (choice of materials, colors, treatment of volumes).

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miners café: a barcelona coffee shop opens with interior design by isern serra

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located in barcelona, a newly opened 'miners café' has been completed by interior designer isern serra. The post miners café: a barcelona coffee shop opens with interior design by isern serra appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Personal Metaverse Immersion Devices: Unlocking the Potential of AR and VR

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2017 Tithi Luadthong. Image © Shutterstock This article is the fifth in a series focusing on the Architecture of the Metaverse. ArchDaily has collaborated with John Marx , AIA, the founding design principal and Chief Artistic Officer of Form4 Architecture , to bring you monthly articles that seek to define the Metaverse, convey the potential of this new realm as well as understand its constraints.

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Despite significant pushback, a new public safety training center will move forward in Atlanta

The Architect's Newsletter

For Cop City: 4; Against Cop City: 124. This was the tally taken at a public hearing on June 6 in Atlanta City Hall over the new Atlanta Public Safety The post Despite significant pushback, a new public safety training center will move forward in Atlanta appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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17 years in the making, Caples Jefferson's Louis Armstrong Center finally debuts in Queens

Archinect

July 6th marked the long-awaited public opening of New York City’s new Louis Armstrong Center in Queens, culminating a 17-year journey to properly honor the legacy of the man called 'Satchmo' in the neighborhood he proudly made his home from 1943 until the music finally ended in 1971. The small, 14,000-square-foot design from Caples Jefferson is located the directly across 107th Street street from the storied musician’s landmarked former residence (now the Louis Armstrong House Museu

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MSG Sphere in Las Vegas covered in swirling lava visuals ahead of opening

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Footage has emerged of the Populous -designed MSG Sphere in Las Vegas lit up with cascading red and yellow lights and the greeting "Hello World" on its LED screen. The sphere, which is being designed by stadium specialist Populous for the company behind New York's Madison Square Garden (MSG), will be the world's largest spherical structure when it opens in September.

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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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Northern California’s Sea Ranch Is a Bucket List Stay. And It Just Reopened Its Rooms

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The enduring ’60s development along a pristine stretch of Northern California coast has wrapped a renovation complete with 17 refreshed accommodations. It’s "paradise at the end of the world," once said Barbara Stauffacher , the graphic designer who created the ram’s horns graphic adorning the lodge at Sea Ranch in Sonoma County, California. Built in the 1960s, the quiet coastal community about three hours north of San Francisco was imagined as a means of living harmoniously with nature by a sma

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curved residential development shapes a vibrant ‘pocket’ in japanese cityscape

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the project embraces the concept of social connectivity and revives the spirit of community gathering The post curved residential development shapes a vibrant ‘pocket’ in japanese cityscape appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Vrå Children and Culture Center / JAJA Architects

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Completed in 2022 in Vrå, Denmark. Images by Rasmus Hjortshøj. The Vrå Children and Culture Centre goes beyond a conventional school building. It is a place that challenges the boundaries between classroom.

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Patrick Jouin X Pedrali: ‘I like to work with companies that actually produce’ | News | Architonic

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<p>What’s the present you’re supposed to give someone on their tenth wedding anniversary? I think it’s meant to be something made of tin or aluminium. Hmm. Not so sexy. Bring on the diamonds. </p> <p>But aluminium might be somewhat apposite in the case of the Paris-based, Compasso d’Oro-winning designer <a href="[link] Jouin</a>, whose authenticity of approach and modesty of personality has resulted in a decade of distinctive furniture designs for premium

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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!