April, 2022

Cubo Arkitekter transforms old prison into stunning museum and welcome center in Denmark


The transformation of the prison originates from a need to create spaces for events, conferences and concerts in a historical setting. The post Cubo Arkitekter transforms old prison into stunning museum and welcome center in Denmark appeared first on Åvontuura.

Mold, A Disease in Your House, An Architectural Bible Story

Aric Gitomer Architect

Leviticus 14:33-35 states that “When you come into the land of Canaan, which I give you for a possession, and I put a case of leprous disease in a house in the land of your possession, then he who owns the house shall come and tell the priest, ‘There seems to me to be some case of the disease in my house.”.


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An Architect’s Father

SW Oregon Architect

A very young me with Dad. My father— Shiro Nishimura —passed away on Wednesday at the age of 94. He died peacefully, in his sleep, following years of ailing health.

MODA is the 2022 RAIC Emerging Practice Award winner


The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has named Calgary-based Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MODA) as its 2022 Emerging Practice Award recipient.

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5 principles of great architecture – according to Pritzker Prize-winner Francis Kéré

The Spaces

Diébédo Francis Kéré won the 2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize – often called ‘architecture’s Nobel’ – making history as the first African architect to be recognised in the award’s 43-year history.

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How the Renaissance Influenced Architecture.


Catthedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Arnolfo di Cambio, Fillippo Brunelleschi. Image © James Taylor-Foster. After a prolonged period of cultural and intellectual starvation known as the Dark Ages, Europe was in dire need of a rebirth.

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Do You Need a Residential Architect?

Aric Gitomer Architect

How do you think your homes come to life? Who thinks of where the columns need to be for support or what should be the skill level? Let’s not forget natural lighting and ventilation. Where do you think this comes from?

Farmers Market Pavilion and Plaza Tour

SW Oregon Architect

Interior of the Farmers Market Pavilion (all photos by me). Another week, another well-attended tour of a noteworthy project in Eugene.

Architensions takes over Coachella with a playful new subversion of vertical design


After two years of cancellations and wait, the exciting re-opening of Coachella took place over the weekend with a new installation by Architensions titled The Playground.

Obituary: Saying Goodbye to Kisho Kurokawa’s Metabolist Icon


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This Nottinghamshire home occupies a real-life secret garden

The Spaces

Glass reigns supreme at the greenhouse-esque Garden House, which occupies a secluded half-acre in a walled Georgian garden in Southwell. Allan Joyce Architects designed the seven-bedroom house, which has been home to the Joyce family for the last 20 years.

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VTN Architects create lotus-shaped bamboo structure in Phu Quoc


The lotus and the bronze drum, two traditional Vietnamese symbols are sculpted into the dense layers of bamboo grid. The post VTN Architects create lotus-shaped bamboo structure in Phu Quoc appeared first on Åvontuura. architecture Bamboo Hiroyuki Oki VTN Architects Welcome Center

Kitchen Trends to Follow

Aric Gitomer Architect

People often look at a kitchen and associate it with designs they might have seen somewhere. It could be a website, a Pinterest board, or even an architectural magazine. But what designs are there to stay, and what designs are now out of fashion?

Special Parts

SW Oregon Architect

Saloon windows, Fonthill Castle; design by Henry Chapman Mercer (photo from the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle website ). Fonthill has over two hundred windows of varying sizes.

One of Zaha Hadid's final designs opens in the UAE


Zaha Hadid Architects has officially ushered in what it says will become a “new benchmark for future workplaces” in the form of a brand new high-tech headquarters for the sustainably-minded BEEAH Group in Sharjah, UAE.

Metaverse: A Fertile Ground for Architects?


Cortesia de BIG e UNSTUDIO. Metaverse is the name used to name an immersive, collective and hyper-realistic virtual environment, where people will be able to live together using 3D customized avatars.

Four not-to-miss exhibitions on view this spring and beyond

The Architect's Newsletter

Ahhh springtime, the season for throwing open long-shuttered windows, enjoying a zesty walk amid flowering trees, and emerging from winter hibernation to scope out a just-opened art or architecture exhibition, [.]. Read More.

DnA_Design and Architecture transform abandoned quarries in China into cultural destination


The strategy, adapted to local needs, transforms the negative legacy of the exploitation of natural resources into a symbol of hope. The post DnA_Design and Architecture transform abandoned quarries in China into cultural destination appeared first on Åvontuura.

Inside The Woods House – a contemporary Palm Springs escape by Woods + Dangaran

The Spaces

Desert vistas are on offer at this contemporary modernist home, rooted in its arid setting and surrounded by boulders and arroyo above Palm Springs. The Woods House was completed in 2021 by Woods + Dangaran.

Active Design

SW Oregon Architect

The Shipyards, North Vancouver's mixed-use waterfront neighborhood (my photo). I just returned to Eugene following an extended visit to Vancouver, B.C.

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This architect crafts detailed illustrations of the hotel rooms she stays in


Architect Kei Endo has a fascinating hobby: While traveling, she measures and sketches her hotel rooms, including the furniture and objects within them, in great detail……draws them up with a Rapidograph……and renders them in watercolor.

Latest suspicious Glasgow fire sparks call for greater arson protection

Urban Realm

A historic building in Glasgow's east end has become the latest to succumb to a spate of unexplained fires.

Dream Glow Pavilion / Daxing Jizi Design


© Chao Zhang. architects: Daxing Jizi Design Location: Universiade Center, Shenzhen, China Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Chao Zhang Photographs: Dalian Zhang Photographs: Wei Chen Photographs: Courtesy of Daxing Jizi Design Photographs: Courtesy of Yi Shu Area: 270.0 Read more ».

GOA completes restaurant inspired by local metasequoia trees


The forms of the metasequoia trees are abstracted and translated into a purely geometric architectural language, a pyramidal frustum. The post GOA completes restaurant inspired by local metasequoia trees appeared first on Åvontuura.

Millennials and Gen Z strongly support “missing middle” housing, Zillow survey says

The Architect's Newsletter

The results of a comprehensive new Zillow survey gauging the views of 12,000 adult residents in 26 major metro areas on the topic of neighborhood-densifying housing options show that a [.]. Read More.

The Worrying Absence of Housing Choice

SW Oregon Architect

I worry about a lot of things. Unfortunately, there is little I can do about many of them. For example, there is not much I can contribute toward ending the war in Ukraine, not to mention all the other regional conflicts around the world.

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Montreal's cultural district expands with a distinct mixed-use tower by Provencher_Roy


Canadian firm Provencher_Roy has produced a stunning addition to the Montreal skyline with Îlot Balmoral, a 13-story, mixed-use office building slotted in the city’s downtown.

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Tranquil Echo Park compound with interiors by BC lists for $2.95m

The Spaces

This revamped this 1920s Los Angeles compound in Echo Park’s Elysian Heights, marries heritage shades and original features with contemporary design and is shrouded by greenery.

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Toronto proposes at 49% increase to development charges

Brandon Donnelly

The big news this week for Toronto city builders is that the city has put forward a proposal to substantially increase development charges.

BXB studio transforms old Polish homestead into modern farmhouse


Each particular barn was finished with different styles of wood texture to reflect the individual character of the historical buildings. The post BXB studio transforms old Polish homestead into modern farmhouse appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Gyo Obata’s restaurant pavilion on the National Mall to be demolished to make way for $130 million Bezos Learning Center

The Architect's Newsletter

The Smithsonian Institution is preparing to tear down one of two buildings designed for the National Mall by the late architect Gyo Obata to make way for a new educational [.]. Read More.

Nakagin Capsule Tower to be Demolished Mid-April.


© Manuel Ascanio / Shutterstock. Following months of uncertainties and preservation attempts, Kisho Kurokawa's iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower will be demolished on April 12th of this year.

Debunking Architecture’s Mythological Work Culture


South London’s Corner cafe is a creative LGBTQ+ space

The Spaces

London’s queer community has a new creative haunt: Corner is a cafe and gallery owned and run by architect Tarek Merlin and Mark Osman-Barter in New Cross.

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