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.

Studio Gang begins construction on Populus, the 'first carbon-positive hotel in the U.S.'


Construction has begun on the Populus Hotel in Denver , Colorado. Designed by Studio Gang , the 13-story, 265-room hotel is described by the team as “the first carbon-positive hotel in the United States,” and the first Studio Gang project to be built in Colorado.

The Ultimate Free Guide to Construction Project Management Software

Spreadsheets and in-house tools can no longer manage the sophistication and the demand for data of modern construction. Our free buyer’s guide will help you identify what construction software you need and the key features you should be looking for.

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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Mecanoo complete atmospheric black and fuchsia facade in Busan


Heungkuk Tower serves as an office building and sits adjacent to the coastline and close to the Busan’s high speed rail network. The post Mecanoo complete atmospheric black and fuchsia facade in Busan appeared first on Åvontuura. architecture Busan Kyungsub Shin Mecanoo office South Korea

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.

Sustainable Architecture: Design Green with the Client in Mind

Speaker: Pedro Clarke – Principal Architect at A+ Architecture, In Loco Program Director

In this webinar, we will hear from Pedro Clarke, a principal architect and thought leader in sustainable architecture, about designing and building more sustainable buildings and how to engage clients in learning sustainable processes.

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?

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. Over half of respondents see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

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.

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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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.

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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Prefab cabins that 'disappear among the trees' designed by Canadian architects


Québec City -based architects Bourgeois Lechasseur have completed a set of contemporary cabins in the woods near the Canadian metropolis. Titled Reflection , the two identical cabins sit on a flat clearing close to Massif Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, a popular ski resort.

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.

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.

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.

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 ».

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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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.

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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