October, 2023

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Are Sole Practitioners the Creative Engine of the Architectural Profession?

Architizer

Architizer is delighted to introduce a NEW Best Firm Category to the 12th Annual A+Awards : Best Sole Practioner. F reelance architects and designers and single-person architecture and/or design firms invited to throw their hats in the ring: Start Submission What is the most propagandistic image of ‘the architect’? Perhaps, a single individual — often well dressed — crouching over a drawing board, with their technical pen at hand, ready to produce another astounding drawing.

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Peris+Toral Brings Dignified Design to Social Housing in Barcelona

Architectural Record

At the edge of the Catalan capital, social housing is reconsidered from the inside out.

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Sustainability and Innovation in Ephemeral Architecture: 15 Wooden Pavilions

ArchDaily

Pavilion of the Future / NOVOE. Image: © Ilya Ivanov Throughout the modern era, pavilion architecture has consistently reflected cutting-edge architectural trends. These temporary or semi-permanent structures, often featured in exhibitions, fairs, cultural events, and sports gatherings, provide a platform for exploring new materials and design concepts.

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"Architecture in the Netherlands has become notably boring"

Deezen

Dutch architecture may be at the forefront of sustainable building practices, but Aaron Betsky feels it has rather lost its sparkle in recent years. "It is always a wave, and we are at the bottom of the swell," sighs one critic when I ask about the current state of Dutch architecture. "At least, I hope we are." Architecture in the Netherlands has become notably boring in recent years.

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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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Anthony Vidler, educator, historian, architect, and philosopher, dies at 82

The Architect's Newsletter

Anthony Vidler—the Essex, England–born architect, historian, and professor renowned for his erudition and passion for teaching—died on October 20 at the age of 82. News of his passing was confirmed The post Anthony Vidler, educator, historian, architect, and philosopher, dies at 82 appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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glass block external skin enfolds refraction house by RAD+ar in indonesia

designboom

rad+ar arranges open-air balconies and mini internal gardens. throughout the layout. The post glass block external skin enfolds refraction house by RAD+ar in indonesia appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Tribute: Anthony Vidler (1941–2023)

Architectural Record

Affiliated with a number of institutions including Princeton, Cooper Union, Yale, and Brown, England-born Vidler was a towering figure in the world of architectural academia and thought.

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Building Frame of the House / IGArchitects

ArchDaily

Completed in 2023 in Japan. Images by Ooki Jingu. This small architecture is one big room. There is not much separation wall inside, and the floor creates the space, building frame walls and steps.

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Eight quiet luxury interiors from Biarritz to Stockholm

Deezen

Our latest lookbook focuses on quiet luxury and features projects including a French hotel and a Swedish Grace apartment that exemplify the trend for discrete, yet sumptuous interiors. Classic, hardwearing materials and simple, neutral colour palettes characterise these eight quiet luxury interiors, which convey an elegant feeling without being over-the-top.

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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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Boston City Hall has been recommended by the municipal government for landmark status

The Architect's Newsletter

Boston City Hall is a building people love to hate. This year, a survey listed it as the “second ugliest building in the United States,” and the fourth ugliest on The post Boston City Hall has been recommended by the municipal government for landmark status appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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BIG designs stepped concave towers for ‘Europe’s largest regeneration project’ in Greece

Archinect

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has designed a major residential complex in Athens, Greece. Named Park Rise and commissioned for LAMDA Development, BIG’s scheme is part of The Ellinikon, described by LAMDA as “Europe’s largest urban regeneration project and a smart city being built from the ground up in Athens.” Image credit: Bjarke Ingels Group / LAMDA Park Rise will form the centerpiece of Little Athens, a new residential neighborhood located within the Ellinikon master plan.

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HARQUITECTES fits sunlit townhouse renovation ‘casa 1616’ in barcelona

designboom

a forest of cross-shaped pillars fills the minimalistic interiors of 'casa 1616,' a contemporary renovation. The post HARQUITECTES fits sunlit townhouse renovation ‘casa 1616’ in barcelona appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Fondation Louis Vuitton: Frank Gehry Reflects on the Making of an Architectural Icon in Paris

Architizer

Glistening in the late afternoon light, an architectural vessel floats amidst a sea of leaves, its translucent sails reflected in a pool of crystal water. Interior lights that begin to glow as the sun sinks in the evening sky. This will be the scene that welcomes the world’s best architects, designers and other esteemed invitees as they make their way through the Bois de Boulogne to attend Architizer’s A+Awards Gala in Paris this October.

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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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The Lantern in the Paddy Field / HDEC AIR-CoLAB Studio

ArchDaily

© Yilong Zhao architects: HDEC AIR-CoLAB Studio Location: Xi Wu Nan Lu, Feng Hua Qu, Ning Bo Shi, Zhe Jiang Sheng, China Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Yilong Zhao Area: 840.

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KA Architecture Studio tops Tehran metro station with brick barrel vaults

Deezen

Iranian practice KA Architecture Studio has completed the Jahad Metro Plaza in Tehran , creating a new "democratic open space" around the station that is sheltered by a cluster of barrel-vaulted forms. Located on a busy traffic intersection near central Tehran, the new entrance for the Meydan E-Jahad metro station forms part of a wider initiative to make the city more "pedestrian-oriented" after decades of car-focused development.

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Nestron’s Plug-and-Play Prefabs Start at $40K and Don’t Require a Foundation

Dwell

The space-age designs can be dropped into place and connected to utilities in a matter of hours, according to the company. Welcome to Prefab Profiles , an ongoing series of interviews with people transforming how we build houses. From prefab tiny houses and modular cabin kits to entire homes ready to ship, their projects represent some of the best ideas in the industry.

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Irish Hunger Memorial by 1100 Architect

Archinect

To create a memorial commemorating the Great Irish Hunger, the Battery Park City Authority selected a team consisting of 1100 Architect, landscape architect Gail Wittwer-Laird, and artist Brian Tolle. Located on the banks of the Hudson River, in lower Manhattan, the memorial is a meditative space where visitors can contemplate the famine and its connections to world hunger today.

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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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NEOM’s latest film reveals rapid progress on THE LINE, oxagon, sindalah, and trojena

designboom

among many developments, NEOM also offers a glimpse into the world’s largest green hydrogen plant, set to be operational in 2026. The post NEOM’s latest film reveals rapid progress on THE LINE, oxagon, sindalah, and trojena appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Relaxing On the Rocks: the story of Edra’s iconic modular sofa | News | Architonic

Architonic

<p>Storytelling is a powerful design tool that has been used throughout history – it is a form of communication that appeals to our imaginations with the ability to transport us to new realms. Behind most icons of great design, you will undoubtedly find a story that has inspired their aspirational status.</p> <p>One of these is <a href="[link] the Rocks</a>, an innovative, organic modern sofa created in 2004 by designer <a href="[link] Binfaré<

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Plantation Retreat / Architecture BRIO

ArchDaily

© Ashish Sahi architects: Architecture BRIO Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Ashish Sahi Photographs: Randhir Sing Photographs: Courtesy of Architecture BRIO Area: 1200.

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A simple guide to 15-minute cities

Deezen

The 15-minute city concept has repeatedly made the news this year. Here, we explain what the urbanism concept is and why it has become so controversial. What are 15-minute cities? The 15-minute city is an urban planning concept that, as its name suggests, aims to create communities where people can access key amenities by travelling no more than 15 minutes on foot or by bike.

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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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This Design Firm Envisions Planting Prefab Homes "Like Trees" in Cities

Dwell

Cutwork’s $200-per-square-foot modular homes include space for plantings—when stacked together, they could form rich ecosystems, says the company. Welcome to Prefab Profiles , an ongoing series of interviews with people transforming how we build houses. From prefab tiny houses and modular cabin kits to entire homes ready to ship, their projects represent some of the best ideas in the industry.

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Enlace by Canopy / Architecture + Design

Archinect

Enlace Chicago is a not-for-profit organization assisting the Little Village community through violence prevention, education and community development programs. Canopy worked with Enlace to develop a design that accommodates the basic office needs but goes beyond to create an exciting new community space that remains contextual to the neighborhood.

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a thatched roof floats over PAX architects’ skagen klitgård house in denmark

designboom

clean, contemporary interiors are enclosed by a traditional thatched rooftop in skagen, denmark. The post a thatched roof floats over PAX architects’ skagen klitgård house in denmark appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Tribute: Beverly Willis (1928–2023)

Architectural Record

Getting her start in Hawaii and then in San Francisco, the architect was a tireless advocate for the representation of women in the profession.

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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!