September, 2022

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10 Drawings That Changed Architecture

Architizer

The Fourth Annual One Drawing Challenge is open for entries! Architecture’s most popular drawing competition is back and bigger than ever, including larger prizes. Get started on your submission. Architectural drawing is an act of communication. Creating both a vision for what could be and detailing the technical relationships of design and construction, architects use drawings as a way to explore, express and share their ideas.

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Bjarke Ingels Group and Carlo Ratti Associati complete vertical oasis in Singapore

Avontuura

Singapore has a new skyline addition with the completion of CapitaSpring – a 280-meter-tall high-rise oasis that pioneers vertical urbanism. The post Bjarke Ingels Group and Carlo Ratti Associati complete vertical oasis in Singapore appeared first on Åvontuura.

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First photos of Morphosis' soon-to-open Orange County Museum of Art

Archinect

With a grand opening just a little over a week away, the Orange County Museum of Art ( OCMA ) has revealed the latest photos of its Morphosis -designed new South Coast home in the beachfront community of Costa Mesa. Located on the campus of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the 53,000-square-foot museum will be inaugurated with five special exhibitions and 24-hour celebrations to honor the work that went into its design and three-year-long construction.

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living plant controls a machete through an industrial robot arm

designboom

the plant acts as the brain of the robot, determining how the machete swings, jabs, slices and interacts in space. The post living plant controls a machete through an industrial robot arm appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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BIG and Carlo Ratti Associati complete garden-filled CapitaSpring skyscraper in Singapore

Deezen

Architecture studios BIG and Carlo Ratti Associati have completed a 280-metre-tall skyscraper in Singapore designed to offer visitors a "seamless transition between the garden and the city". Located at the heart of Singapore's financial district, the 51-storey mixed-use CapitaSpring building incorporates large pockets of greenery that are framed by sculptural facade openings.

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Cornell AAP dean Meejin Yoon wins the 2022 Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts

The Architect's Newsletter

J. Meejin Yoon, an architect, designer, and educator who has served as Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) at Cornell University since [.]. Read More. The post Cornell AAP dean Meejin Yoon wins the 2022 Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Rojkind Arquitectos design meandering house of discovery in the State of Mexico

Avontuura

Everything happens within a circulation system contained in a concrete volume with multiple exits where its path is made in a dark passage. The post Rojkind Arquitectos design meandering house of discovery in the State of Mexico appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Tadao Ando to receive the Andrée Putman Lifetime Achievement Award

Archinect

Prolific, self-taught, and Pritzker Prize -winning Japanese architect Tadao Ando has been announced today as the recipient of the Andrée Putman Lifetime Achievement award. The recognition is presented by the Créateurs Design Awards, a program that highlights extraordinary work in architecture, interior design, product design, photography, journalism, and curation.

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musée national des beaux-arts du québec selects design for riopelle pavilion

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the new pavilion will be dedicated to canadian painter and sculptor jean paul riopelle. The post musée national des beaux-arts du québec selects design for riopelle pavilion appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Nori Architects adds cedar-log columns to renovated Japanese office

Deezen

Japanese studio Nori Architects has used whole cedar logs, earth plaster and waste materials to retrofit the 30-year-old concrete framed Good Cycle Building in Nagoya prefecture. Shortlisted in the rebirth project category of Dezeen awards 2022 , the renovation was completed for construction company Asanuma Corporation as a flagship office that would demonstrate their commitment to environmentally-friendly retrofits.

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This New Prefab Manufacturer Is Making Modular "Haciendas" in Texas Starting at $249K

Dwell

Award-winning Texan architecture studio Lake|Flato has partnered with developer Oaxaca Interests to create HiFAB, a new venture producing homes smaller than 2000 square feet. The modular home sector has boomed in recent years, thanks largely to a bevy of companies marketing prefab homes as more affordable and sustainable than their conventional counterparts, due to shorter construction times and less waste.

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An expanded scope for a training facility in Chicago raises questions about how—and if—architects should engage with carceral projects

The Architect's Newsletter

Who is the city for? This is the most urgent question in modern urban life. It’s also one that we ask with increasing frequency in the face of rising rents, [.]. Read More. The post An expanded scope for a training facility in Chicago raises questions about how—and if—architects should engage with carceral projects appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Saunders Architecture design sloping house that rises from the landscape

Avontuura

The house sits upon the brow of a hill, overlooking the waters of Lake Nordås and its collection of small islands. The post Saunders Architecture design sloping house that rises from the landscape appeared first on Åvontuura.

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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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UNStudio unveils winning plans for NION, Germany's latest new green office design

Archinect

UNStudio has emerged as the winner of an international competition to design what it says will stand as one of the most sustainable office buildings in German history once complete. Developers Groß & Partner recently selected the studio’s 45,000-square-meter (484,400-square-foot) NION office tower scheme to be located in a vibrant mixed-use district in Frankfurt called the Europaviertel West that has been under constant development since 2005.

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unveiled ‘salmon eye’ forum center floats in norway, accessible only by ferry

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floating installation ‘salmon eye’ is a forum center that hopes to inform visitors about sustainable aquaculture and seafood. The post unveiled ‘salmon eye’ forum center floats in norway, accessible only by ferry appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Ten homes with walk-in wardrobes that store clothes in interesting ways

Deezen

In this lookbook , we pick out 10 home interiors that feature walk-in closets designed to provide bedroom storage that is both practical and appealing. Walk-in wardrobes create a bespoke storage solution that is hard to achieve with standard furniture. Often they are considered a luxurious feature used to declutter the bedroom in large houses, but as the 10 examples below demonstrate, they can also be a sleek solution for utilising dead space in smaller homes.

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Ruth Asawa’s Redwood House in San Francisco Gets a Spirited Renovation

Dwell

Designed in 1974 by the artist’s husband, architect Albert Lanier, the Noe Valley residence features fresh finishes and an expanded plan that takes advantage of city views. Houses We Love: Every day we feature a remarkable space submitted by our community of architects, designers, builders, and homeowners. Project Details: Location: Noe Valley, San Francisco, California Architect: Studio Terpeluk / @studioterpeluk Landscape Design: Monica Viarengo / @monicaviarengolandscapedesign Color Consultan

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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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Five design proposals for the Smithsonian’s Bezos Learning Center open for public comment

The Architect's Newsletter

Just a little over a year after he was blasted into the heavens aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard, a major element of billionaire space tourist and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s [.]. Read More. The post Five design proposals for the Smithsonian’s Bezos Learning Center open for public comment appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Birdseye design sleek four-gabled homestead in Vermont

Avontuura

The site consists of an open meadow that slopes easterly to the lake. The region is notable for its agrarian landscape of pastoral farms. The post Birdseye design sleek four-gabled homestead in Vermont appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Montreal Holocaust Museum selects design team for new Saint-Laurent Boulevard headquarters

Archinect

A joint Canadian team of KPMB Architects and Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker will lead the design and development of the Montreal Holocaust Museum’s new downtown location following an international competition that drew more than 30 proposals from across the world. In an effort to accommodate the museum’s expanded mission at a critical time when antisemitism and racism are both on documented inclines , the project will deliver an entirely-new $90 million facility for the institution,

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bjarke ingels and carlo ratti’s biophilic ‘capitaspring’ skyscraper completes in singapore

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at the core of the building, four connected levels of organic softscape dubbed the 'green oasis' seamlessly weave nature vertically into the architecture. The post bjarke ingels and carlo ratti’s biophilic ‘capitaspring’ skyscraper completes in singapore appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Fuse Architects renovates pyramidal 1960s coastal house in California

Deezen

US studio Fuse Architects added cedar cladding, expanded the windows and brightened the interiors of the Plover House on the coast of California. The weekend home is located in Pajaro Dunes, a resort community that lies just south of Santa Cruz. The community sits along the shoreline of Monterey Bay. Fuse Architects set out to brighten the interior.

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Chip and Joanna Gaines’s Latest ‘Fixer Upper’ Is Lovely, but Unsurprising

Dwell

The husband-and-wife duo behind Magnolia Network overhauled a century-old castle in Waco, Texas, for an upcoming season of their renovation show, and they followed.their typical blueprint. The large, velvet couch in the drawing room, where previous young male residents once received potential suitors, the tour guide tells us, is for sale. As are the linen-scented Magnolia-brand candles, which waft with the strength of 1,000 sprays of Febreze throughout the roughly 6,000-square-foot castle.

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‘Don’t Worry Darling’ is an eerie ode to Palm Springs’ mid-century style

The Spaces

Canyon View in Palm Springs. Photography: Warner Bros. Pictures. With its swaying palm trees, sleek architecture and neat rows of cookie-cutter condos, Palm Springs is the perfect setting for Olivia Wilde’s elliptical thriller about a young woman seemingly trapped in a Modernist paradise. This prefab oasis in the Californian desert has long been synonymous with Hollywood, having once been a favourite spot of some of its biggest stars.

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Three experts discuss Midjourney’s promise and pitfalls

The Architect's Newsletter

This summer, text-to-image AIs have captured the imagination of architects. The software is a powerful tool, but one that should be integrated into ongoing discussions of architectural image making, technology, [.]. Read More. The post Three experts discuss Midjourney’s promise and pitfalls appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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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!