February, 2024

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Designing for Happiness: Exploring the Connection between Architecture and Mental Health

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Maggie’s Leeds Centre / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Hufton+Crow While not entirely dependent on one another, the relationship between architecture and mental well-being is an important topic, as designers and architects can contribute to creating a more enjoyable environment for everyone. From strategies to enhance mental health in shared workspaces to the ways in which architecture can contribute to preventing cognitive decline, understanding the potential impact of environmental neurosciences

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jean jullien’s paper giants land at le bon marché for book-themed exhibition in paris

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Jean Jullien creates colossal sculptures at Le Bon Marché Two gigantic sculptures by French artist Jean Jullien have landed at Le Bon Marché department store in Paris, as part of the book-themed exhibition Mise en Page. Curated by Sarah Andelman, former Colette image director and publisher of Just An Idea Books, the exhibition runs […] The post jean jullien’s paper giants land at le bon marché for book-themed exhibition in paris appeared first on designboom | architecture &

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Seeing Through Layers: Translucent Materials in Architecture

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CO2 Pavilion Beijing / Superimpose Architecture. Image © Beijing Shardisland Technology Co., Ltd. Translucency, at its essence, is an optical property that enables the total or partial passage of light through materials, without providing a clear view of the objects behind them. Despite its apparent simplicity, this property has fascinating applications in the architectural field, generating attractive and powerful proposals that play with light without obstructing views.

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AHMM to transform office into co-living space next to London's Barbican estate

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Developer HUB and investor Bridges Fund Management have revealed plans to convert a 1950s office building in London into Cornerstone, a co-living residential scheme designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Located on the edge of the Barbican estate, the Cornerstone project will draw from the iconic Barbican architecture to transform 45 Beech Street into 174 co-living residences along with street-level commercial spaces and amenities.

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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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How are AI Systems Assisting Architects and Designers?

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The Museum of Temporal Delight. This image was created, in Midjourney, using 7 language prompts and a few small refinements. Image Courtesy of John Marx/ Form4 Architecture Since their introduction to the wider public, artificial intelligence technologies seem prone to change the working landscape for professionals across all fields, and architecture and urban planning are no different.

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AN sits down with Bjarke Ingels to learn about his plans for the Museum of Freedom and Democracy

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This month, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), together with Soloviev Group and Mohegan, released renderings of Freedom Plaza, a 4.1 million square foot megaproject next to the United Nations (UN) that The post <em/>AN</em> sits down with Bjarke Ingels to learn about his plans for the Museum of Freedom and Democracy appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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beijing city library by snøhetta opens to the public, revealing sculpted ‘hills’ and ‘valleys’

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the studio designs a sweeping, nearly 16-meter-tall welcoming forum off of which rise stepped terraces along smooth, rhythmic curve The post beijing city library by snøhetta opens to the public, revealing sculpted ‘hills’ and ‘valleys’ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Whimsical Wonders: 8 Design Projects Proving That Copenhagen Is One of the World’s Most Playful Cities

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Architects: Want to have your project featured? Showcase your work through Architizer and sign up for our inspirational newsletters. Copenhagen is not just a city; it’s a playground of architectural wonders. With its colorful buildings and creative urban spaces, the Danish capital has become one of the world’s most vibrant cities, bringing joy to residents and visitors with its playful architecture.

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"Surprising colour combinations" define Raw Color's IKEA collection

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On the heels of a two-year research process, Dutch studio Raw Color has released an IKEA collection in which no item features less than two colours to explore how our perception of a hue can change based on its context. Under the name Tesammans , which means together in a Swedish dialect, the range incorporates 15 different colours across 18 pieces of furniture, homeware and lighting.

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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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Bar Kar / Spacemen Studio

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© Space Storyteller architects: Spacemen Studio Location: Gtower, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Space Storyteller Area: 410.

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SHoP designs first U.S. real estate tower for Mercedes-Benz in Miami

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SHoP Architects has designed a residential tower for Mercedes-Benz in Miami , the first branded real-estate project for the car company in the United States. Overseen by JDS Development Group , and designed in collaboration with a Mercedes-Benz design team, the scheme is centered on the theme: “Timeless Design, Inspired by Miami.” Image credit: JDS Development Group by the Boundary The tower adopts a cube-shaped profile comprised of interconnected geometric bodies.

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65 years after the completion of the Seagram Building, Phyllis Lambert talks about Mies van der Rohe and the commission

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“My role was to make sure Mies could build the building he wanted to build.” 65 years after the completion of the Seagram Building, Phyllis Lambert talks to Vladimir Belogolovsky The post 65 years after the completion of the Seagram Building, Phyllis Lambert talks about Mies van der Rohe and the commission appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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RIBA’s latest report shows 41% of architects are already using AI

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the report details the findings of a survey conducted with 500+ RIBA members about AI and what it means for practice and the profession. The post RIBA’s latest report shows 41% of architects are already using AI appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Building Bridges: How Architects Are Ripping Up the Rulebook on Water Treatment Facility Architecture

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Last call: The clock is ticking as Architizer's 12th Annual A+Awards enters its Extended Entry Deadline period. Submit your work before February 23rd for your chance at the global spotlight. When picturing a water treatment plant or a water resource recovery facility (WRRF), the typical mental image is that of an industrial complex designed primarily for the practical function of managing and treating water.

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Lenovo reveals "industry's first" laptop with transparent display

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At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, electronics brand Lenovo has unveiled a laptop concept with a transparent screen that allows users to see through the device. Lenovo describes the ThinkBook Transparent Display Laptop Concept – also referred to as Project Crystal – as "the industry's first laptop with a 17.3-inch Micro-LED transparent display".

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Flourish Pavilion / Studio A-Light

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© Fixer Photographic Studio architects: Studio A-Light Location: Changhua City, Xihu Township, Changhua County, Taiwan 500 Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Fixer Photographic Studio Area: 415.

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Snøhetta unveils newly completed Beijing City Library design

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Snøhetta has shared new photos of its completed Beijing City Library design in the Chinese capital. What is billed by the team to be the "world's largest climatized reading space" is composed of a glass curtain wall fronted by a forest of sculptural columns resembling ginko trees in a design that harkens the natural landscape to affect an "emotional connection" between people, books, and the environment.

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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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BIG unveils a megaproject next to the UN replete with condos, hotels, a casino, and a Museum of Freedom and Democracy

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Since Con Edison decommissioned its Waterside Power Plant in the early 2000s, the expansive swath of land on the East River where it once stood—known colloquially as the “First Avenue The post BIG unveils a megaproject next to the UN replete with condos, hotels, a casino, and a Museum of Freedom and Democracy appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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kengo kuma’s intricate timber structure serves as an aromatherapy diffuser in tokyo

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the porous timber structure of kengo kuma's 'AEAJ green terrace' releases aromatic essential oils throughout the interiors. The post kengo kuma’s intricate timber structure serves as an aromatherapy diffuser in tokyo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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UNStudio Designs Hybrid Building in Luxembourg for a Reduced Carbon Footprint

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© Play Time UNStudio , in collaboration with local partner HYP Architects , has won the competition for the design of the Kyklos building in Luxembourg. The project is part of Beval, a large-scale redevelopment initiative aiming to transform a former industrial site into an urban center complete with a university and technological center, in addition to residential, office, and retail spaces.

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The 15 Winners of the 2024 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

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Fifteen years ago, we initiated the idea of the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards with the goal that our readers would select their favorite buildings from our database. Thanks to this concept, you have transformed this award into one of the most democratic and influential in the field. Year after year, you have wielded your collective discernment to spotlight architectural excellence spanning diverse cultures, economies, and landscapes across the globe.

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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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Maria Flor Inn / Solo Arquitetos + PRISCILLA MULLER, Studio Arquitetura e Design

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© Eduardo Macarios architects: PRISCILLA MULLER, Studio Arquitetura e Design architects: Solo Arquitetos Location: Fernando de Noronha, PE, 53990-000, Brazil Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Eduardo Macarios Area: 1400.

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Who Should Win the 2024 Pritzker Prize?

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After the Hyatt Foundation announced that the 2024 Pritzker Prize be revealed on March 5 at 9 am EST, speculation has ignited regarding which architect or architects will receive architecture's most prestigious award. The Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered to be " the profession’s highest honor," has been granted annually, since 1979, by a jury, to a living architect or architects with significant achievements to humanity and the built environment.

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Snøhetta Opens the Beijing City Library, Containing the World’s Largest Climatized Reading Space

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Beijing City Library / Snøhetta. Image © Yumeng Zhu Snøhetta ’s Beijing City Library has opened its doors to the public, introducing a unique space for learning and knowledge-sharing in Beijing’s cultural scene. As one of the most anticipated projects of 2024 , the library features the world's largest climatized reading space, in addition to various facilities aimed at creating a vibrant cultural destination in the city.

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Unites States Plans to Create A Nationwide Definition for Zero Emissions Buildings

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New York, US. Image © jorisvo via Shutterstock In an effort to find effective strategies to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change , the Biden-Harris administration has released a draft of a new legislative initiative that strives to impose a National Definition for Zero Emissions Buildings. Overseen by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the draft proposes a standardized and verifiable base for defining the common minimum conditions for such buildings, as well as pathways for transpare

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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!