July, 2022

KiKi ARCHi design geometric red brick house in Beijing

Avontuura

The bushy mountain and mirror-like lake provide a natural barrier to noise, which attracts the owners a lot. The post KiKi ARCHi design geometric red brick house in Beijing appeared first on Åvontuura. architecture getaway homes beijing china Eiichi Kano house KiKi ARCHi PRphoto

Eco-Friendly Roofing Materials

Aric Gitomer Architect

Every homeowner must replace their roof shingles at some point. You must keep this in mind if you are building a new home. Roofs are the “guardians” of your home. Their primary job to withstand harsh weather makes it necessary for you to select a high-quality roof for your home.

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The Architect's Questionnaire: Gabe Fonseca

Portland Architecture

Gabriel Fonseca ( courtesy SmithGroup ). . BY BRIAN LIBBY. Recently one of the nation's oldest architecture firms opened an office in Portland. In fact, SmithGroup is the longest continually-operating architecture and engineering firm in the United States that's not a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago

SW Oregon Architect

Limestone wall plaque outside the Wright Studio (all photos by me). Chicago was a “bucket list” destination for me, one that did not disappoint.

Restructure Your Methods: How Sustainable Architecture Benefits from Client Collaboration

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. He will discuss designing and building more sustainable buildings, and how to engage clients in learning sustainable processes.

Nicole Hollis on NICOLEHOLLIS: 'One Thing I Have Learned Is That Nothing Replaces a Site Visit'

Archinect

For the latest episode of our Studio Snapshot series, Archinect connected with Nicole Hollis, Founding Principal and Creative Director of award-winning design firm NICOLEHOLLIS.

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Faulkner Architects design Net-Zero corten steel home in California

Avontuura

Entry to the 3,725-square-foot house is from the north, where a steel plate covered walkway leads to the front door. The post Faulkner Architects design Net-Zero corten steel home in California appeared first on Åvontuura.

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The Best Suited Finishes for Wood Floors

Aric Gitomer Architect

Timber construction has gained a significant amount of momentum in the previous decades. Being a renewable material, the flexibility and adaptability of this material have allowed for a more environment-friendly construction. In its crude form, wood is not fully usable.

Architecture of Tomorrow: Future Cities as Imagined by Architects Today

Architizer

How can architecture be a force for good in our ever-changing world? During Future Fest , we’ll pose this question to some of the world’s best architects. Launching in September, our three-week-long virtual event will be 100% free to attend. Register here !

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Eugene/Architecture/Alphabet: J

SW Oregon Architect

Main entry porch, Johnson Hall (photos by me unless noted otherwise) This is the next in my Eugene/Architecture/Alphabet series of blog posts, the focus of each being a landmark building here in Eugene.

11 projects win in 2022 North American Copper in Architecture Awards

Archinect

The Copper Development Association (CDA) in unison with the Copper Alliance has named the eleven 2022 winners of the annual North American Copper in Architecture Awards (NACIA).

The Veranda: A Disappearing Threshold Space in India.

ArchDaily

Otlas lining the street. Image © Vijay B. Barot. An ancient Indian folktale narrates the story of a demigod, Hiranyakashipu, who was granted a boon of indestructibility.

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Studio Weave adds timber artist’s retreat to stone cottage in Devon

Avontuura

Made of Sand is set on a secluded property in the Blackdown Hills, and takes its name from the sites’ historic origins as a local sandpit. The post Studio Weave adds timber artist’s retreat to stone cottage in Devon appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Toronto is the densest urban area in North America

Brandon Donnelly

Some of you are probably shocked by this headline. But it is true. Here’s the chart to prove it : Toronto is number one. Los Angeles is number two. And New York sits just behind Winnipeg and Calgary.

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The Software That Changed Architecture: Reflecting on 40 Years of AutoCAD

Architizer

How can architecture be a force for good in our ever-changing world? During Future Fest , we’ll pose this question to some of the world’s best architects. Launching in September, our three-week-long virtual event will be 100% free to attend. Register here !

Writing about Writing is like Learning About Architecture

SW Oregon Architect

Photo by Luke Lung on Unsplash An aspect of Bill Kleinsasser ’s teachings I found most instructive was his frequent reference to the work of authors and the parallels of their writing process to architectural design.

Frank Gehry's Ocean Avenue Project gets the final go-ahead in Santa Monica

Archinect

After nearly a decade of planning and design changes, Frank Gehry ’s proposed Ocean Avenue mixed-use development has finally been given the go-ahead by the Santa Monica City Council.

6 Urban Design Projects With Nature-Based Solutions

ArchDaily

Linear park regenerates Mexico City's historic Grand Canal. Onnis Luque. Extreme natural events are becoming increasingly frequent all over the world.

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Invisible Studio completes house for a filmmaker and playwright in Hampshire

Avontuura

The new extension sits at a right-angle to the existing house, and has a double pitched roof form that takes its cue from the cottage. The post Invisible Studio completes house for a filmmaker and playwright in Hampshire appeared first on Åvontuura.

Google will occupy Chicago’s Thompson Center beginning in 2026

The Architect's Newsletter

Following early morning news that the sale of the James R. Thompson Center was nearly finalized, Google has revealed itself as the future new tenant of the iconic, Helmut Jahn–designed [.]. Read More.

Final consultation for George Square and environs opens

Urban Realm

A final public engagement exercise on the future design of George Square and the surrounding Avenues has begun. An initial sketch has been developed to seed discussion around the finished form of both the square and around 2.5

An invisible house is for rent in Joshua Tree, California

The Spaces

From certain angles, this landmark Joshua Tree house completely disappears into its high desert surroundings thanks to its mirrored glass-wrapped exterior. From other viewpoints, the mirage-like California property acts as a mirror, reflecting surrounding rocks, cacti and evening skies.

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2022 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist announced for UK’s best new building

Archinect

The shortlist has been announced for the 2022 RIBA Stirling Prize , awarded each year to the UK’s best new building. Six projects will be in contention for the award, which is now in its 26th edition.

The Falls Bình Th?i House / Akitephile

ArchDaily

© DH Studio. architects: Akitephile Location: Bình Th?i, i, Qu?n n 11, Thành ph? Chí Minh, Vietnam Project Year: 2021 Photographs: DH Studio Area: 350.0 Read more ». Residential Architecture. Houses

BRH+ complete eco-friendly winery in Alta Langa

Avontuura

Located on a hill, the building expands horizontally following the contours of the landscape settling into a natural terrace. The post BRH+ complete eco-friendly winery in Alta Langa appeared first on Åvontuura. architecture sustainability Aldo Moretti BRH+ Italy Winery

In Chicago, American Framing exposes the nation’s long-concealed construction method

The Architect's Newsletter

American Framing Wrightwood 659, Chicago | Open through July 30 I went to Wrightwood 659 to find America. Not like Paul Simon—it wasn’t a regional trek from Saginaw with Kathy. [.]. Read More.

B-listed tram depot to host Dundee Transport Museum

Urban Realm

A B-listed tram depot dating from 1901 is to be transformed into a new Dundee Museum of Transport under plans submitted by Andrew Black Design and conservation architect James F. Stephen.

Xavier Corberó’s surreal Espai Corberó complex is set to re-open to the public

The Spaces

Designed by artist Xavier Corberó, and known for its surreal appearance, the dreamlike Espai Corberó complex looks set to take on a new public-facing role after being bought by Esplugues de Llobregat city council.

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BIG and Barcode complete cantilevering residential building on Amsterdam waterfront

Archinect

Work has been completed on Sluishuis, a residential project in Amsterdam by Bjarke Ingels Group and Barcode Architects. The scheme, which comprises 442 homes, a public green roof garden, and maritime jetties, is defined by a cantilevered form meeting at a high corner.

What Is the Environmental Impact of Each Building Material?

ArchDaily

The Construction Material Pyramid. Image © Centre for Industrialised Architecture (CINARK) from Royal Danish Academy. Food pyramids are familiar to all of us. They are visual guides that show us the proportions of foods that we should supposedly eat on a daily basis, in order to stay healthy.

AMUNT Nagel Theissen completes holiday home in Germany’s Black Forest region

Avontuura

In designing the building, we were guided by the idea of capturing the beauty of the landscape and making the steep slope tangible. The post AMUNT Nagel Theissen completes holiday home in Germany’s Black Forest region appeared first on Åvontuura.

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RSHP’s first residential building in New York brings understated luxury to a high profile corner

The Architect's Newsletter

Brought to you by: Architect Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners Location New York, New York Completion Date Winter 2022 Architect of Record SLCE Architects Structural Engineer Gace NYC Facade Engineer [.]. Read More.

Influences: Christian Norberg-Schulz

SW Oregon Architect

Christian Norberg-Schulz An earlier blog entry of mine, “ Genealogy of Influence ,” promised a series of posts about the architects and theorists who influenced my architectural world view. This is the latest post in the series.

Norm Architects designs a glasshouse for Michelin star restaurant Äng

The Spaces

Michelin-starred Swedish restaurant Äng has a shiny new home at the heart of the Ästad Vingård estate – a glistening glasshouse that disappears into the Halland landscape.

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