June, 2024

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How Lime Enhances Contemporary Architecture

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Natural House / Ideo arquitectura. Image © Salva López The history of the use of lime in the construction industry dates back thousands of years, spanning cultures and communities worldwide. In fact, around 4000 B.C., the ancient Egyptians used quicklime mixed with water as a building material for their pyramids. Although lime has multiple applications in the food and agricultural industries, as well as in chemical, mining , and steel industries, in architecture it is one of the main constructio

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Building a Sustainable Future: Sports Facilities Made from Bamboo

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© Tommaso Riva As awareness of sustainable development grows, bamboo is emerging as an attractive alternative to traditional construction materials. This innovative material is making significant inroads in the construction of sports facilities, showcasing how sustainable practices can shape a greener future. Bamboo stands out as an eco-friendly substitute for wood, concrete, and steel.

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10 examples of wood in architecture we liked this week

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In case you haven't checked out Archinect's Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles. Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Wood. Tip: Use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles.

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The German Pavilion, Designed by LAVA Architects, Explores Circularity at Expo Osaka 2025

ArchDaily

Courtesy of LAVA LAVA Architects has just revealed their design for The German Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka. Highlighting the theme of the circular economy, the pavilion is titled “Wa! Doitsu,” translating to “Wow! Germany.” Conveying enthusiasm, The Pavilion explores concepts around circularity , showcasing the “terminological culmination of the sustainability discussion.

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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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RAD+ar blends multi-leveled commercial garden into indonesia’s tropical landscape

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RAD+ar transforms indonesia's urban landscape with the aruma split garden, a multi-leveled commercial garden that integrates nature within a compact footprint. The post RAD+ar blends multi-leveled commercial garden into indonesia’s tropical landscape appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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AIA leadership criticized over recent staff retreat, alleged financial mismanagement, cronyism, nepotism, and FAIA jury controversy

The Architect's Newsletter

Twenty-three former AIA presidents signed a letter recently addressed to AIA Board of Directors expressing their concerns related to “finances and management,” as well as “potential misspending, nepotism, cronyism, and The post AIA leadership criticized over recent staff retreat, alleged financial mismanagement, cronyism, nepotism, and FAIA jury controversy appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Minsuk Cho’s 2024 Serpentine Pavilion Stands as a Playful People Connector

Architectural Record

Comprising five programmed ‘islands’ arranged around a circular courtyard, the Seoul-based architect's ‘Archipelagic Void’ is open to visitors in Kensington Gardens through late October.

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Ginsen Nishi Shimbashi Building - an Office Building with Sweeping Wood-clad Eaves by NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

Archinect

This project involves a relatively compact tenant building situated in the heart of Tokyo. Facing an intersection, the site is located directly above a subway station at the end of a series of large-scale developments stretching from Otemachi to Hibiya Street. It offers a panoramic view of the high-rises standing along the inner moat beyond Hibiya Park.

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Finnish Museum of History and Future Selects Sigge Architects' Design as Competition Winner

ArchDaily

Squama Museum building from the Aura river. Image Courtesy of Sigge Architects Finnish office Sigge Architects has been announced as the winner of the international competition for the design of the Museum of History and the Future in Finland's oldest city, Turku. The proposal, selected out of over 400 entries, creates a permeable structure along the waterfront, acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of the area.

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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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three hermetic volumes fuse shaping sabino 10’s solid exterior in mexico

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the arrangement of monolithic volumes forms a central patio, creating visual openness. The post three hermetic volumes fuse shaping sabino 10’s solid exterior in mexico appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Thirteen national pavilions designed for Expo 2025 Osaka

Deezen

From a wooden boat-like structure to a spiralling ramp, here are 13 of the most interesting national pavilions that will form Expo 2025 Osaka in Japan. Masterplanned by Sou Fujimoto Architects in line with the theme titled Designing Future Society for Our Lives, the upcoming World Expo is set to take place on the artificial island Yumeshima in Osaka Bay from 13 April to 13 October 2025.

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Multi-residential housing by MODA features a barrier-free rooftop urban farm in Calgary

World Architecture Community

Calgary-based architecture practice Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MODA) had designed a multi-residential housing that features a barrier-free rooftop urban farm in Calgary, Canada. Named Grow, the housing is a multi-residential housing project with ” units tha.

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Top 300 U.S. Architecture Firms of 2024

Architectural Record

For the fifth consecutive year, Gensler and Perkins&Will remain fixed at the highest positions on Architectural Record ’s annual ranking of the Top 300 U.S. architecture firms by revenue.

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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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Foster + Partners and Arup release first designs of California High-Speed Rail stations

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Foster + Partners and Arup have announced the first four designs for the hotly anticipated California High-Speed Rail as part of a series of open house sessions currently being undertaken with key stakeholders across the state’s Central Valley region. The first set of designs will stand as models for all future nodes in the 500-mile linkage that connects San Francisco to Los Angeles/Orange County.

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What Are Vernacular Technologies?

ArchDaily

Luum Temple / CO-LAB Design Office. Image © César Béjar Vernacular architecture has been gaining more and more space in theory and design practice , with its characteristics being studied and revised. An impulse related to different factors, but mainly to the context of climate change that we are experiencing, which calls for more sustainable and context-connected construction solutions.

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moreau kusunoki and frida escobedo win competition for centre pompidou 2030 renovation

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the winning proposal, revitalizing the structure in line with its founding principles, was unveiled during a press conference today, june 20th. The post moreau kusunoki and frida escobedo win competition for centre pompidou 2030 renovation appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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"Unlimited height" approved for proposed tallest skyscraper in the US

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Oklahoma City Council has approved a rezoning application for Legends Tower , a supertall skyscraper designed by California architecture studio AO that, if completed, will be the tallest in the United States. Yesterday, the Oklahoma City Council approved an "unlimited" height for the skyscraper, part of the Boardwalk at Bricktown development, which includes three smaller structures.

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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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Moreau Kusunoki and Frida Escobedo reveal Centre Pompidou 2030 renovation plans

The Architect's Newsletter

Without further ado, Centre Pompidou is slated for a major five-year renovation. The highly recognizable, high-tech art museum in Paris’s 4th arrondissement designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano will The post Moreau Kusunoki and Frida Escobedo reveal Centre Pompidou 2030 renovation plans appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Live out your desert-island fantasies in Sweden

The Spaces

Private island-owners are in a league of their own, but an opportunity to join the club recently presented itself in the form of this Swedish island, 30 miles from the centre of Stockholm. Part of the Värmdö archipelago, on Kanholms fjord, the slender skerry comes with a suite of cottages designed by Stockholm architect John Robert Nilsson. The main residence overlooks the sandy bay from a wall of French doors.

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Guggenheim opens internship applications for exhibition designers

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Following our previous look at an opening for a Signage & Wayfinding Project Manager at Pentagram , we are using this week’s edition of our Job Highlights series to explore an opening on Archinect Jobs for the Exhibition Design Internship at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The paid internship, based in New York City, runs from October 2024 to March 2025, with applications closing on Friday, July 5th.

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"Capital Brutalism" Exhibition Explores Washington D.C's Architectural Legacy in United States

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© Ty Cole for "Capital Brutalism" Exhibition Brutalist buildings are a significant component of Washington, D.C.’s architectural identity. In the National Building Museum’s new exhibition, Capital Brutalism , this identity is explored further. Co-organized with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Capital Brutalism is a comprehensive exhibition of Brutalist architecture in Washington, D.C., to date, running until February 17th, 2025.

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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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bartlett student draws from termite mounds to form 3D printed ceramic cooling solutions

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the architecture student creates various minimal surface geometries with different porosities to explore their cooling potential. The post bartlett student draws from termite mounds to form 3D printed ceramic cooling solutions appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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John Outram's Sphinx Hill house becomes youngest listed building in UK

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An Egyptian-style, postmodern home designed by British architecture studio John Outram Associates in Oxfordshire has been Grade II-listed. Completed by the studio in 1999, Sphinx Hill house has now become the UK's youngest listed building and forms one of five of John Outram Associates' (JOA) buildings that have been listed. The Sphinx Hill house is the UK's youngest listed building The two-storey home was commissioned in 1994 by a couple with a shared interest in ancient Egyptian culture – fro

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Fumihiko Maki, Pritzker Prize–winning Metabolist, dies at 95

The Architect's Newsletter

Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki died last week on June 6. His Tokyo-based office, Maki and Associates, confirmed the news and said his passing was from old age. Among many accolades, The post Fumihiko Maki, Pritzker Prize–winning Metabolist, dies at 95 appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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MAD imagines innovation center with "biomorphic, clover-like green roof" in Beijing

World Architecture Community

Chinese architecture practice MAD Architects has imagined an innovation center with a "biomorphic, clover-like green roof" in Beijing, China.Named ZGC International Innovation Center, the building was built to house the annual Zhongguancun Forum (ZGC Forum). The center.

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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!