December, 2023

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Best Houses of 2023

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© Rory Gardiner As part of our 2023: Year in Review retrospective, on ArchDaily we review and reflect over this years’ publications. Residential architecture continues to be one of the most visited categories when it comes to built architecture, sparking interest from our users all around the world.

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Archiproducts Design Awards: 2023 Designer of the Year and Sustainability Award winners

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The winners of the 2023 Archiproducts Design Awards are out now, with a new ‘Sustainability Award’ and superlative recognition added to honor the singular ‘Designer of the Year’ included in the program’s now eighth overall edition. The list of over 100 winners included designs from architects Mario Botta , Snøhetta , Foster + Partners , BIG , Stefano Boeri , UNStudio , Yabu Pushelberg , and other top-name firms.

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Bright yellow balconies enliven Melbourne apartment block by Austin Maynard Architects

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A "mountainous" zigzag roofline and bright yellow balconies define the ParkLife apartment block in the Brunswick neighbourhood of Melbourne , designed by local studio Austin Maynard Architects. The block is located within Nightingale Village, a collection of six apartment buildings by different architects for housing not-for-profit Nightingale Housing that all demonstrate its development model, aiming to create housing which is "environmentally, socially and financially sustainable".

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IGArchitects explores interconnectedness and privacy within concrete house in japan

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the structure by IGArchitects is designed to accommodate the evolving lifestyle of a three-member family and their connected store. The post IGArchitects explores interconnectedness and privacy within concrete house in japan 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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Estudio Tecalli uses red clay brick, concrete and glass to form MoMa House in Mexico

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Mexican architecture practice Estudio Tecalli has built a family house combining three major materials: red clay brick, concrete and glass in San Pedro Cholula, Puebla, Mexico.Named MoMa House, the three-storey house emerges as a modest play of solid and void relationship. Locate.

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PB House / D Compose Architect

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© Rungkit Charoenwat architects: D Compose Architect Location: Chiang Rai, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Rungkit Charoenwat Area: 695.

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Zaha Hadid Architects completes Prague high-rise development with cascading terraces

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Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a high-rise building in the Czech Republic adjacent to one of Prague’s major railway stations. Named Masaryčka, the scheme has been envisioned as “a welcoming gateway to the city for suburban and domestic rail passengers as well as those using the express rail link that is currently under construction to Prague’s international airport.

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Curved panels of green timber clad office in Norway by Oslotre

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Scalloped sections of green-painted timber clad the facade of Lumber 4, a mixed-use building in Norway designed by local consulting agency Oslotre to demonstrate the capabilities of timber construction. Located in an industrial area on the outskirts of the city of Kristiansand, Lumber 4 comprises a ground floor with commercial spaces and five floors of office space above.

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TOP 10 private houses of 2023

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from a half-subterranean dwelling tucked into a greek hillside to a memphis-style apartment renovation, explore our 2023 BIG private house stories. The post TOP 10 private houses of 2023 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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Huizhen High School in China wins World Building Of The Year Award For 2023

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Huizhen High School designed by Approach Design Studio/Zhejiang University of Technology Engineering Design Group in China has been named as the World Building of the Year at the ”' World Architecture Festival (WAF).On December a, the ultimate accolades of World Buildin.

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“Emerging Ecologies” at MoMA Celebrates the Utopian Side of Environmental Design

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Architizer's 12th Annual A+Awards are officially underway! Sign up for key program updates and prepare your submission ahead of the Main Entry Deadline on December 15th. In 2023, terms like environmentalism and sustainability have a decidedly bleak emotional valence. Although the worst consequences of climate change are expected to arrive in future decades, the looming specter of this slow leviathan is having an emotional impact on people today.

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Red Box Exhibition Center / Mix Architecture

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© Arch-Exist architects: Mix Architecture Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu, China Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Arch-Exist Photographs: Haiting Sun Photographs: Xiaobin Lv Area: 700.

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Zaha Hadid Architects inaugurates Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre in southern China

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Zaha Hadid Architects has shared photos of its newly inaugurated Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre in southern China. The project integrates three separate facilities for art, scientific education, and culture into one coherent design with a 1,200-seat grand theater, 500-seat Black Box theater, science center, and art museum arranged symmetrically on a central axis.

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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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Oslotre designs timber office in Norway as a demountable "materials bank"

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Norwegian consulting agency Oslotre has completed HasleTre, an office building with a timber structure that was designed to be easily disassembled and reused in the future. Located close to Oslo's city centre and currently occupied by charity Save the Children, the five-storey structure provides 3,000-square-metres of office space that is "rooted in environmental consciousness, adaptability and innovation," the studio said.

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sidewalk tiles with numbered lines let the visually impaired know the shop they’re passing by

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each line on cemento sol's cement sidewalk tiles indicates a specific business such as a bank, grocery store, hospital, accommodation, and more. The post sidewalk tiles with numbered lines let the visually impaired know the shop they’re passing by appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Landscape Of The Year 2023 Award goes to Benjakitti Forest Park at WAF 2023

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Landscape of the Year went to the project, titled Benjakitti Forest Park: Transforming a Brownfield into an Urban Ecological Sanctuary, designed by TURENSCAPE and Arsomsilp Community and Environmental Architect in Thailand.World Architecture Festival took place at Marina Bay Sand.

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Hotel Vera Ballarat by Pitch Architecture + Design | Hotels

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<p>Pitch was commissioned to revive an old Victorian home into a boutique accommodation in Ballarat Central. Situated on Sturt Street, which itself is an impressive wide carriageway separated by a median strip, the 19th Century building started life as residence to a prominent Ballarat physician and family. The original building as is mostly preserved to this day is a stately double storey brick building with slate roof and ornate façade, verandah and chimney treatments.

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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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Paineiras House / Studio Bruno Porto

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© Júlia Totoli architects: Studio Bruno Porto Location: Jardim Botânico, Brasília - DF, Brazil Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Júlia Totoli Photographs: Rafael Nadler Area: 425.

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Pierre Koenig’s last completed project, the Schwartz House, listed for over $4 million

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Pierre Koenig’s Schwartz House has been listed for sale in Rustic Canyon, Los Angeles. Built in 1994, the home is the last project Koening completed, uniquely built on four structural steel beams. Image credit: Cameron Carothers Image credit: Cameron Carothers Externally, the home takes the form of a steel cube held aloft by four 40-foot-tall structural steel columns.

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Australia bans engineered stone due to silicosis risk

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Australia has become the first country in the world to ban engineered stone, following rising cases of silicosis among workers who handle the material. The ban was agreed at a meeting of Australian federal and state workplace ministers on Wednesday, and will come into place across the country from 1 July 2024. The ban targets engineered stone, also known as agglomerated stone – a type of material made by mixing crushed stone with a resin binder.

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stackable like LEGO, ReHome is a modular building solution tackling the global housing crisis

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composed of 27 sqm modular units, the blocks can be stacked to complete a full residential volume up to six stories in significantly less time and cost than standard methods. The post stackable like LEGO, ReHome is a modular building solution tackling the global housing crisis 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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Enota completes swimming pool with low floating roof in Slovenia

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Ljubljana-based architecture firm Enota has completed a swimming pool complex on a sloping terrain in Češča vas, Novo mesto, Slovenia. Named Češča Vas Pool Complex, the ö,ÜÜâ-square-metre building is located in a space dominated by the exi.

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Sustainable Practice: The Miller Hull Partnership’s “Regenerative Porch”

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Architects: Want to have your project featured? Showcase your work through Architizer and sign up for our inspirational newsletters. Front porch living is a staple activity in many parts of the world; this culture of chatting with passersby, catching a fresh breeze and watching over the neighborhood was long viewed as a cultural mainstay of the southern United States.

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Naz Spa / Traama Arquitetura

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© Júlia Tótoli architects: Traama Arquitetura Location: Setor Bancário Sul - Asa Sul, Brasília - DF, Brazil Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Júlia Tótoli Photographs: Edgar César Area: 80.

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Huizhen High School brings a fresh take on school design as the 2023 World Building of the Year

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Concluding the 2023 World Architecture Festival in Singapore is the announcement of the prestigious World Building of the Year award , which went to Huizhen High School by Approach Design Studio and Zhejiang University of Technology Engineering Design Group. Designed as an "efficiency-first" campus in the Jianbei District of Huizhen, this boarding school was created to mimic a "floating forest.

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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!