March, 2024

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The Architecture of Dune: Leveraging the Past to Create a Myth of the Future

ArchDaily

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Imagine a world thousands of years into the future, one where humanity has conquered planets from galaxies away, only to default to a neofeudalistic social order in a constant power struggle, all built upon an intricate tapestry of cultures and religions and set in a harsh yet vivid landscape that becomes a character in and of itself.

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Top Ten: curated projects that consider their ecological footprint | News | Architonic

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<p>In the second of a new series of curated project highlights, we handpick ten projects from the last few years of the <a href="[link] rel="nofollow">Architonic project database</a> In each article, we’ll pick apart one contemporary trend-setting element of interior design and architecture, highlighting – in the architects’ own words – how it was approached.

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The 50 most powerful women in architecture and design

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Today is International Women's Day and to celebrate, we've compiled a list of the 50 most influential women in architecture and design. Photo by Marton Perlaki Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design at MoMA Having joined the Museum of Modern Art in 1994, Paola Antonelli is now the institution's senior curator and founding director of research and development.

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Exploring the Grand Egyptian Museum Through Photography: Bridging Past and Present in Cairo

ArchDaily

© Farida Bustani Showcasing millennia of Egyptian history and culture, the Grand Egyptian Museum is a monumental project in Cairo , Egypt , designed by the Irish firm Heneghan Peng Architects. Home to over 100,000 artifacts spanning Egypt’s storied past, the museum is on the brink of opening its doors to the public after multiple setbacks. Recent updates offer glimpses of the structure’s progress, with photographs captured by Egyptian photographer Farida Bustani providing sneak peeks of the arch

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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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Enscape 4.0: The Foundation for the Future

Enscape

Introducing Enscape 4.0—our latest version developed to create a unified experience across platforms. macOS users can now work with the ease and speed of a complete design and visualization workflow, just like their Windows counterparts.

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kseniia kolesnikova’s stilted glass house rises over a lake amid mountain peaks

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the house is clad in a rusted metal skin while the interiors evoke a unified color palette of sand and terracotta. The post kseniia kolesnikova’s stilted glass house rises over a lake amid mountain peaks appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Toronto wants small-scale apartments on its major streets

Brandon Donnelly

This week we speak about the problem of not enough density next to transit stations. More specifically, we spoke about Toronto’s low-rise residential neighborhoods, which are colored yellow in the city’s Official Plan. Well, as many of you know, the city is, in fact, working to “expand housing options” in these neighhorhoods through their EHON program.

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Studio Gang begins construction on Parisian university built with 50 per cent natural materials

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Construction is progressing on a mass-timber academic building with a stone facade designed by architecture firm Studio Gang for the University of Chicago campus in Paris. The University of Chicago John W Boyer Center was designed by Studio Gang in accordance with the French sustainability law requiring new public buildings to be built from at least 50 per cent wood or other natural materials.

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Umong House / Studio Mai Mai

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© FANGBakii , Apinine Thassanopas architects: Studio Mai Mai Location: Chiang Mai, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand Project Year: 2023 Photographs: FANGBakii , Apinine Thassanopas Area: 130.

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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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Riken Yamamoto is awarded the 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize

The Architect's Newsletter

Riken Yamamoto is the 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Yamamoto is the 53rd recipient of the annual prize and the ninth architect from Japan to be honored. The architect’s portfolio The post Riken Yamamoto is awarded the 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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The People’s Place in the City of Bits and Atoms

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The city of the 21st century represents a confluence of bits and atoms; an organism in its own right that relentlessly spawns information and data about itself, its people, and the invisible flows that support them. What is the relationship between humans and the city in this new condition? What is its future? To explore these questions, we speak with architect, TED founder, and father of information architecture Richard Saul Wurman, 2025 Venice Biennale curator Carlo Ratti, and MIT Media Lab re

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former textile workshop transforms into modern machiya residence in kyoto

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design it architects preserves the structure's original character, embracing the traditional lifestyle and scale inherent to machiya living. The post former textile workshop transforms into modern machiya residence in kyoto appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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10 notable projects of the 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize-winner Riken Yamamoto

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Japanese architect and social advocate Riken Yamamoto was named as the recipient of the ”Öö Pritzker Architecture Prize on Tuesday, ö March. Announced as the öÖrd Laureate of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, Yamamoto, the architect designe.

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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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Demolition of council estates "has peaked"

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For our Social Housing Revival series, we look at how the fate of UK social-housing estates has become an urgent topic as councils grapple with the housing crisis and challenges of preservation. Regeneration of social housing estates – which typically involves demolishing post-war estates and replacing them with new housing that increases the overall number of units but reduces the proportion of social-rent homes – has become a highly contentious issue in Britain.

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LAVA Unveils Winged Design for Kuwait’s Pavilion at World Expo Osaka 2025

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Courtesy of Kuwait Expo 2025 Osaka The State of Kuwait has revealed the design of the upcoming Kuwait Pavilion to take shape at World Expo 2025 in Osaka. Designed by architectural firm LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) , the temporary structure is envisioned as a “Visionary Lighthouse” representing Kuwait’s embrace of Arab cultures, arts, and social works.

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José Oubrerie, French architect, professor, and Le Corbusier protégé, dies at 91

The Architect's Newsletter

French architect, professor, and scholar José Oubrerie died on March 10, age 91. Oubrerie was famously known as one of Le Corbusier’s closest protégés who completed Église Saint-Pierre in Firminy, The post José Oubrerie, French architect, professor, and Le Corbusier protégé, dies at 91 appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Architectural Drawings: 7 Plans Showcasing Madrid’s Exemplary Social Housing

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Architects: Want to have your project featured? Showcase your work through Architizer and sign up for our inspirational newsletters. Madrid is not only the vibrant capital of Spain but also a hub of innovative architectural design. In the realm of social housing, Madrid has been at the forefront of a movement to create beautiful, functional and socially conscious housing projects that are deeply rooted in the city’s unique urban fabric and local context.

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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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riken yamamoto receives the 2024 pritzker architecture prize

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2024 pritzker prize awarded to riken yamamoto The Pritzker Architecture Prize announces Riken Yamamoto, of Yokohama, Japan, as the 2024 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the award that is regarded internationally as architecture’s highest honor. Yamamoto, architect and social advocate, establishes kinship between public and private realms, inspiring harmonious societies despite a diversity of […] The post riken yamamoto receives the 2024 pritzker architecture prize appeare

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Seven defining projects by the 2024 Pritzker Prize winner Riken Yamamoto

Archinect

This morning’s announcement of Riken Yamamoto as the 53rd official laureate of the Pritzker Prize has come with praise for the Beijing-born Japanese designer whose community-minded approach to architecture has impacted countless lives. Many outside of Asia were surprised by his selection, which is being received as a win for rational design principles, relational aesthetics, and the democratization of architecture.

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Hewitt creates residential tower in Seattle informed by stack of magazines

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Local architecture studio Hewitt has unveiled the 33-storey-high Skyglass residential block in downtown Seattle , which was informed by an offset stack of magazines. Called Skyglass , the 335-foot-high (102 metre) tower is located just east of the Space Needle, which was recently renovated by Olson Kundig Architects , and contains apartments with shops on its lower floors.

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Foster + Partners Unveils Design for Office Tower with Spiraling Gardens in Los Angeles, US

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The Star, Hollywood. Image © Foster + Partners Foster + Partners , led by Norman Foster, has revealed designs for a new “vertical creative office” campus on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles , overlooking Hollywood. Developed by real estate firm The Star LLC, the tower is wrapped in spiraling gardens, giving the project its distinctive image and introducing generous outdoor areas throughout.

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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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Richard Serra, an artist who shaped space with steel, dies at 85

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Richard Serra died on Tuesday, March 26, at his Long Island home in Orient, New York, at age 85. News of the canonical sculptor’s passing was confirmed to The New The post Richard Serra, an artist who shaped space with steel, dies at 85 appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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The Barcelona Model: Public Space as a Synonym for Urban Adaptation

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Pedralbes Square. Adaptation of public space as a place of living and climatic comfort. Image © Jaume Barnada CityMakers , The Global Community of Architects Who Learn from Exemplary Cities and Their Makers , is working with Archdaily to publish a series of articles about Barcelona , Medellin, and Rotterdam. The authors are the architects, urban planners, and/or strategists behind the projects that have transformed these three cities and are studied in the " Schools of Cities " and " Documentary

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Houses in Spain: Mobile Wooden Enclosures for Sun Protection

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House in Hills of Madrid / Slow Studio. Image © Salva López According to the climatic conditions of each region and its implantation environment, exterior enclosures play a fundamental role in providing the necessary climatization and ventilation conditions to make indoor spaces habitable and comfortable. While there are various bioclimatic strategies and designs that can be applied to achieve energy efficiency, the determination of materiality, the choice of hardware, and the definition of open

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Japanese Architect Riken Yamamoto Receives the 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize

ArchDaily

Riken Yamamoto. Photo courtesy of Tom Welsh Japanese architect and social advocate, Riken Yamamoto , has been selected as the 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Known for establishing a "kinship between public and private realms" and creating "architecture as background and foreground to everyday life," Yamamoto is the 53rd honoree of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the ninth architect from Japan to receive this recognition, following Arata Isozaki, Shigeru Ban, Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue N

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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!