October, 2022

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How to Modernize Your Home the Right Way: A Residential Architect’s Perspective

Aric Gitomer Architect

A modern home is today’s top trend when it comes to interiors. Changing consumer behavior is guiding residential architects toward uplifting and modernizing their designs.

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OBMI's 'new model for urban tourism' wins the 2022 Radical Innovation Award

Archinect

A conceptual design from international hospitality specialists OBMI has taken home the top prize as part of this year’s Radical Innovation Award. The firm’s "Aera Vertical Resort" proposal beat out two other finalists named earlier in the month for the award’s 16th edition.

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J. Mayer H. creates hybrid high-rise ‘Zipper’ on the banks of the Rhine in Dusseldorf-Heerdt

Avontuura

Right on the Rhine, a new campus combining housing and health facilities is erected on the grounds of Dominikus-Krankenhaus. The post J. Mayer H. creates hybrid high-rise ‘Zipper’ on the banks of the Rhine in Dusseldorf-Heerdt appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Eugene/Architecture/Alphabet: K

SW Oregon Architect

The Kennell Ellis Building (my photo) This is the next in my Eugene/Architecture/Alphabet series of blog posts, the focus of each being a landmark building here in Eugene. Many of these will be familiar to most who live here but there are likely to be a few buildings that are less so.

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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.

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The Instagram Hunt: 12 Beautiful Staircases in Hamburg

Virginia Duran

Staircases, a functional aspect of a building which moves us from one level to the next, can actually be the centerpiece of the architectural concept. And it's a delight when there is time (and money) dedicated to this unique space, and they become the most special area of the building.

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Smithsonian selects two “optimal” D.C. sites for planned Latino and women’s history museums

The Architect's Newsletter

With the clock very much ticking, the Smithsonian Institution announced that its Board of Regents has identified a pair of potential sites for the future National Museum of American Latino [.]. Read More. The post Smithsonian selects two “optimal” D.C.

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Zaha Hadid Architects designs 'stratified, geological' sports complex in Hangzhou, China

Archinect

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled their competition-winning design for the Hangzhou International Sports Center in China.

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selgascano design transparent ETFE market in the Greenwich Peninsula

Avontuura

A very light metal structure and a stressed clear ETFE membrane cover a central spine in which we place the stalls and a seating area on top. The post selgascano design transparent ETFE market in the Greenwich Peninsula appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Architecture is Awesome #25: Vernacular Architecture

SW Oregon Architect

Mugsum mud hut, Cameroon (file licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license). This is another in my series of posts inspired by 1000 Awesome Things , the Webby Award winning blog written by Neil Pasricha.

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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

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.

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These Swedish cabins float above the forest floor

The Spaces

Hovering between the trees in the southern Swedish province of Småland is a new cache of forest cabins that wrap guests in nature. Trakt Forest Hotel is the brainchild of founders Sandra and Mattias Sälleteg, whose family has been in the region for generations.

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Embracing the Curves: 28 Projects that Highlight One of 2022’s Dominating Interior Design Trends

ArchDaily

DressingForFun Renewal / NTYPE. Image © Arch-Exist. Interior design has progressively become a subject of interest among architects and designers.

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BIG completes a planted tower in Singapore with a facade that pulls apart

The Architect's Newsletter

Brought to you by: Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Carlo Ratti Associati Location:Singapore Completion Date: September, 2022 View More Project Info The newest contribution to Singapore’s reputation as a city [.]. Read More.

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Former LA Times print facility reborn as creative offices by EYRC Architects

Archinect

Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects (EYRC) has completed their adaptive re-use of an abandoned Los Angeles Times print facility in Costa Mesa, Orange County. The 430,000-square-foot scheme titled ‘The Press’ saw the three-story complex converted into flexible office spaces.

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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. 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!

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junya.ishigami+associates design house & restaurant dug out from the earth

Avontuura

I was asked to design a building as “heavy” as possible. “I I want an architecture whose heaviness would increase with time,” he said. The post junya.ishigami+associates design house & restaurant dug out from the earth appeared first on Åvontuura.

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2022 People’s Choice Award Winners

SW Oregon Architect

Mountain Rose Herbs Aroma Bar by Agate Architecture, one of the 2022 People's Choice Award recipients.

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This North Jutland bunker home nestles into the grassy dunes

The Spaces

Jan Henrik Jansen’s Onedown holiday home is a semi-subterranean retreat located in a peaceful spot on the northwest coast of Denmark’s Jutland peninsula. Only two large windows, which peer out to the North Sea, indicate there’s a holiday home hiding beneath the dune.

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Dance House Helsinki / JKMM + ILO architects

ArchDaily

© Marc Goodwin. architects: ILO architects architects: JKMM Location: Kaapeliaukio 3, 00180 Helsinki, Finland Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Marc Goodwin Photographs: Hannu Rytyk Photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo Photographs: Peter Vuorenrinne Photographs: Pauliina Salonen Area: 7000.0 Read more ».

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Airbnb will support the construction of 100 wacky vacation rental designs through its OMG! Fund competition

The Architect's Newsletter

An avocado-shaped abode, junkyard tires buried in greenery, and a hexagonal beehive-inspired construction are among the winning designs of Airbnb’s OMG! Fund, a competition from the vacation rental platform soliciting [.]. Read More.

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Construction begins on Zaha Hadid Architects’ meandering Jinghe art center

Archinect

Construction has commenced on the Zaha Hadid Architects -designed Jinghe New City Culture & Art Center in China, following a ground-breaking ceremony on September 16th, 2022.

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Studio Bressan design hidden holiday home on the Mediterranean sea

Avontuura

From the outside the site is configured as a village made of small buildings that talks to each other according to their functionality. The post Studio Bressan design hidden holiday home on the Mediterranean sea appeared first on Åvontuura.

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2023 CSI Certification Classes

SW Oregon Architect

For the 41st consecutive year, the Construction Specifications Institute–Willamette Valley Chapter (CSI-WVC) is pleased to offer a series of classes on Construction Contract Documents in addition to another set covering Construction Contract Administration.

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A former pasta factory is for sale in Alentejo

The Spaces

Light streams through giant steel-framed windows into the kitchen of this Alentejo property – an old pasta factory built in the 1920s that could be converted into a boutique hotel or agritourism adventure.

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Aging at Home: Preparing Architecture for an Elderly Population

ArchDaily

Image © Pedro Vannucchi. Aging means learning to live with dependence - physical, social, or spatial - and in this long process, which cannot even be measured in years, it is increasingly understood that aging is closely related to genetics, lifestyle, location, and socioeconomic group.

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Windowless dorm rooms are proliferating, exacerbating a growing student mental health crisis. They should be banned.

The Architect's Newsletter

“Did you know that many UT students are renting windowless rooms in the brand-new buildings in West Campus?” I have asked many architects in Austin this question. Most of them [.]. Read More. The post Windowless dorm rooms are proliferating, exacerbating a growing student mental health crisis.

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Sustainability-focused architecture leads the 2022 field of AIA California Design Awards winners

Archinect

The AIA California has just announced its annual slate of Design Awards recipients recognizing 25 projects from around the state that are marked by their environmental performance and the observed capacity to mitigate what the contest’s jury referred to as “the most pressing challenge of our time.”

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Das Glashaus offers a chance to enjoy the preserved forest and lakes outside Berlin

Avontuura

The house offers a chance to spend time in the countryside and enjoy the nearby preserved forest and lakes. The post Das Glashaus offers a chance to enjoy the preserved forest and lakes outside Berlin appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Eugene/Architecture/Alphabet: L

SW Oregon Architect

The Lane Building, east facade (my photo) This is the next in my Eugene/Architecture/Alphabet series of blog posts, the focus of each being a landmark building here in Eugene. Many of these will be familiar to most who live here but there are likely to be a few buildings that are less so. My selection criteria for each will be threefold: The building must be of architectural interest, local importance, or historically significant. The building must be extant so you or I can visit it in person.

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A lush, luxurious Secret Garden opens in Amsterdam

The Spaces

Be transported to a tropical rainforest with a fairytale twist at Amsterdam ’s Secret Garden, where Nikkei dining meets mixology.

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