April, 2024

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Transforming Historic Industrial Buildings in US Cities: 6 Buildings Adapted For The Contemporary Workspace

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Arts District Warehouse / Sheft Farrace. Image © Mike Kelley Many major cities in the United States are grappling with large industrial buildings that have fallen into disuse. These buildings hold historical and architectural significance and are often protected from demolition. Consequently, architects face the challenge and responsibility of adapting these buildings to contemporary functionalities.

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Steven Holl Architects wins competition for Tirana expo center and wine hotel

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Steven Holl Architects has won an international competition for the design of a new expo center in Tirana, Albania. Titled ‘Expo Albania,’ the project will also see the construction of an adjacent wine hotel and demonstration vineyards with the potential for wine trade festivals to be held in the expo hall.

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How Can Modular Design Be Used to Revolutionize Housing Architecture?

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Modular house proposal. Image Courtesy of Han Kuo Housing is a diverse architectural typology whose configuration is determined not only by those who design it but also by the use of those who live in it. Therefore, homes are fundamentally adaptable structures that evolve in line with their time and users, undergoing constant changes manifested in the ways of living.

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House of Greens by 4site Architects offers "a garden experience in every space"

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Planted balconies surround open living spaces at this house in Bangalore , designed by Indian studio 4site Architects for a nature-loving family. Named House of Greens, the four-bedroom home is informed by Bangalore's history of green spaces and parks, which have earned it the moniker of the "garden city" of India. Planted balconies surround House of Greens "As a tribute to Bangalore, the theme of the house is to reflect the garden and abundance of green spaces," 4site Architect 's founder Chand

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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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shimmering modern architecture by luca poian & frade arquitectos to arrive in alicante

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the two tapered volumes will be clad in white glazed ceramic bricks, resulting in a glimmering facade. The post shimmering modern architecture by luca poian & frade arquitectos to arrive in alicante appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Henning Larsen completes World of Volvo with "forest-like canopy" in Gothenburg

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Henning Larsen has completed an experience centre for the acclaimed Swedish brands, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group in a Swedish landscape with a striking "forest-like canopy".The project, named World of Volvo, is situated in the heart of Gothenburg’s event distric.

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UC Berkeley opens exhibition on the architectural history of the BART system

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The College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley has opened an exhibition on the BART’s architectural history. Titled Along the Line: Designing and Planning BART, 1963-1976 , the show features the work of architects, landscape architects, and planners involved in the system’s initial design. The exhibition centers on the desire of BART designers to encourage middle-class passengers commuting from Bay Area suburbs to use public transport to downtown San Francisco.

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UNESCO World Capital of Architecture 2026: Barcelona and the Capacity of Architecture to Transform Reality

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© Márton Mogyorósy Joining Copenhagen and Rio de Janeiro , Barcelona has been named the UIA’s 2026 World Capital of Architecture by UNESCO. This title recognizes the city’s commitment to promoting the values of architecture, urban planning, and sustainability. Outshining Beijing as the other contender for the 2026 title, Barcelona won the bid with its proposal titled “One today, one tomorrow,” with a plan to host a series of transformative events across all its districts and become a research la

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Heatherwick's Vessel set to reopen with "floor-to-ceiling steel mesh"

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The Vessel viewpoint by Thomas Heatherwick is expected to reopen in New York this year, shrouded by steel netting to prevent people from jumping from its platforms. It follows the closure of the structure in Hudson Yards in August 2021, after a 14-year-old boy became the fourth person to die there by suicide. Related Companies , the developer behind Hudson Yards, has revealed that the Vessel is now due to reopen with more stringent suicide-prevention safety measures in place.

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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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honeycomb apartments by peter haimerl bring sloping homes to munich

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peter haimerl shapes the 'cluster living honeycomb house' as an array of stacked hexagonal tubes, resembling a giant beehive in munich. The post honeycomb apartments by peter haimerl bring sloping homes to munich appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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B-52s Singer Kate Pierson Is Selling Her Groovy Airstream Park for $450K

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Desert vibes meet ’60s kitsch at the far-out glamping retreat near Joshua Tree, which comes with six fully outfitted trailers. Location : 58380 Botkin Road, Landers, California Price : $452,000 Lot Size : 5 acres From the Agent : " Calling all free spirits and desert dreamers: Here’s your chance to own a piece of High Desert Rock & Roll History!

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Stefano Boeri Architetti wins the tender for the new technology museum in Xi'an

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The satellite practice of Stefano Boeri Architetti in China has won a competition for the Culture CBD Modern Technology Experience Center, a technology museum designed to become a large scientific and cultural hub for the city and its visitors.Stefano Boeri Architetti was inspire.

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Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama debuts 'Purple Hibiscus' at the Barbican, a reference to the site's material history

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The Barbican has debuted a new large-scale public art installation from Ghanaian-born artist Ibrahim Mahama. His site-specific piece Purple Hibiscus, named in reference to the 2003 novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is installed on the facade of the Barbican’s central Lakeside Terrace. It uses approximately 21,500 square feet of fuschia-hued cloth that contrasts dramatically with the rough concrete exterior and overcast London sky.

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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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How Can Modular Housing Production Incorporate Material Locality and Regional Craft?

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Rural House in Puebla. Image © Onnis Luque Modular homes are houses either partially or fully constructed in a factory. This process involves creating a series of three-dimensional 'modules' delivered to a site in a predetermined spatial pattern and assembled into a complete product. These homes have become popular solutions to housing crises as they can be produced 50% faster and emit half as much pollution.

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Thomas Heatherwick's Humanise campaign creates "boring alter-egos" of UK landmarks

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Creative agency Uncommon Creative Studio has made "boring" versions of UK landmarks including Buckingham Palace and Edinburgh Castle for Thomas Heatherwick 's Humanise campaign. Created to demonstrate how UK landmarks would look if designed in modernist styles, the agency used artificial intelligence to reimagine the landmarks. Along with Buckingham Palace and Edinburgh Castle, Uncommon Creative Studio created alternative versions of the Tower of London, Royal Liver Building, Palace of Westminst

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christian kerez’s house okamura unfolds as a cluster of circular brick volumes in czechia

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the apartments shift positions from floor to floor so that rooms in the vertical shafts belong to different owners. The post christian kerez’s house okamura unfolds as a cluster of circular brick volumes in czechia appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Dynamic working environments of the future from Aeris | Architecture | Architonic

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<a href="[link] target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Aeris</a> has been creating healthy and energised offices for over 25 years. The mission of the German active seating furniture manufacturer is to break through old ways of thinking and create ergonomic solutions. As a pioneer in the field of New Work, Aeris not only promotes movement and flexibility, but also demonstrates through its product portfolio that the balancing act between functionality and sophisticated

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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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Luca Curci Architects unveils Floating Glass Museum where art, nature and sustainable design merge

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The design of the FLoating Glass Museum, where pink-colored glasses are integrated with an amorphous form, has been unveiled by Italian architecture studio Luca Lurci Architects.Designed as a response to climate change, the museum is described as a "ground breaking project&q.

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Featured architecture jobs with $100K+ salaries

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If you're an experienced architecture professional looking for a new career opportunity, check out this week's edition of our curated jobs roundup from Archinect Jobs. Below, we highlight 17 employers offering senior positions with a starting salary of over $100K per year. Our selection was based on jobs that have publicly disclosed the annual salary range in their job listings on Archinect Jobs.

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The Horizon Library / Protoscapes

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© LIN Yongchen architects: Protoscapes Location: Motan Village, Dawei Town, Hefei City, Anhui Province, China Project Year: 2023 Photographs: LIN Yongchen Area: 756.

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Saudi Arabia lowers predicted number of residents at The Line by 2030

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The Line mega-city, which is the flagship development for Saudi Arabia's Neom project, will allegedly house fewer than 300,000 people by 2030, down from an original goal of 1.5 million. News agency Bloomberg has reported that officials expect The Line – a 170-kilometre-long linear city consisting of two parallel, 500-metre-high, linear skyscrapers – to house fewer than 300,000 people by 2030.

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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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K+S architects’ wooden forest hut is a terraced refuge in woods of japan

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to minimize disruption to the existing landscape, K+S architects designs its stepping forest hut with a simple, elevated structure. The post K+S architects’ wooden forest hut is a terraced refuge in woods of japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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3 Years and Over $2 Million: What It Costs to Restore a Frank Lloyd Wright Home

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America’s most famous architect inspires legions of fans. But taking on one of his projects is a big, big commitment. Sixty five years after his death, Frank Lloyd Wright has sustained quite the fan club. His admirers congregate in Facebook Groups, like the 120,000-member Frank Lloyd Wright Nation , to share photos of his structures and discuss his brilliance on the daily.

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Lesley Lokko and Marina Tabassum named world's most influential architects in 2024 TIME100 List

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Ghanaian-Scottish architect, academic, and novelist Professor Lesley Lokko and architect, researcher and educator Marina Tabassum have been named as the world&#Öü;s most influential architects in the ”Öö TIMEÇâ Next List by TIM.

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Taylor Swift to give keynote at 2024 AIA Conference

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Emerging music artist Taylor Swift has been announced as the keynote speaker for the AIA Conference on Architecture & Design 2024. In advance of the event, Archinect has gained exclusive access to a leaked version of Swift’s speech, which is titled ‘A New Architecture Era.’ Swift is expected to begin her speech by taking an adversarial tone with the AIA, questioning if her invitation to deliver the keynote speech was made as a joke.

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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!