May, 2024

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How Architects Add AI to Their Digital Toolbox

ArchDaily

The Phoenix will be built at about half the cost, time, and carbon footprint of a typical multi-family building in the San Francisco Bay Area. Image Courtesy of Autodesk At the turn of the century, architects embraced 3D parametric modeling through building information modeling (BIM), and in the last 10 years connected BIM to the cloud to improve coordination and productivity.

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How ‘Architect’ Became a Protected Title in the United States

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In the second part of Archinect In-Depth: Licensure , we chart the origins of licensure in the United States. We explore how a combination of safety concerns, technological advances, and insecurity among architects over their own relevance led to the protection of the title 'architect,' legislation which remains in force in every jurisdiction of the United States today.

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Architecture in South Asia: Transitions in Patronage, Practitioners, and Public Perception

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Dr.Vishnuvardhan Memorial Complex / M9 Design Studio. Image © Vivek Eadara Photography South Asia has undergone notable transformations across economic, political, social, and various other spheres. Mirroring these patterns of societal change are the architectural practices across this region. The modern nation-states of South Asia – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – share similar histories and a future characterized by rapid economic development

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More Architecture perches Floating Hotel among Chinese mountains

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Chinese studio More Architecture used a large zigzagging roof to shelter Floating Hotel, which is dramatically positioned among the bamboo forests and mountains of Dachangping, China. Located in the rural Anji region, the hotel contains 18 rooms that More Architecture said are designed to provide guests with an "immersive relationship with nature". Floating Hotel is perched on a grid of steel columns, raised above an open ground floor containing a swimming pool and administrative spaces.

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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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The Groundscraper: A Building Typology to Decentralize Cities

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478 Badaevskiy Brewery / Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Herzog & de Meuron A groundscraper is essentially the opposite of a skyscraper - a large building that sprawls outward horizontally instead of soaring vertically into the sky. Though no strict definition exists, groundscrapers are generally described as extremely long but low-rise buildings with over 1 million square feet of space, sometimes called sidescrapers or landscrapers.

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Please sire, may I give you free land?

Brandon Donnelly

This is an aerial photo of the construction site at One Delisle : Currently, we are on hold and waiting to pour a number of columns on the ground floor because the city has not yet issued our above-grade building permit. And the reason the city has not issued our above-grade building permit is because we have not yet conveyed our parkland dedication land to the city.

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Studio Libeskind's refreshing social housing development debuts at the Sumner Houses in Brooklyn

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Studio Libeskind has inaugurated its new social housing development in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, called The Atrium at Sumner, after a three-year, $132 million construction. The 11-story, 132,418-square-foot development yields 190 total units, with an 8,309-square-foot community space located on the ground floor along Marcus Garvey Boulevard. Image: Hufton+Crow The building’s design features a dramatic interplay of opening and solids in a folding form finished in distinct optic white EIFS facade

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plants vs concrete: a world of eco-brutalism unfolds inside new photography book

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in the book, more than 150 photographs by various creators show the juxtaposition of austere concrete structures and lush flora. The post plants vs concrete: a world of eco-brutalism unfolds inside new photography book appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Green zinc panels "camouflage" Folded House in Cambridge by Westerdahl

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London studio Westerdahl has renovated a house in Cambridge , reorganising an existing extension and cladding it in green zinc panels that blend in with the surrounding planting. Westerdahl was tasked with better connecting the home, named Folded House, to its large garden after it had been blocked by utility spaces in its extension. Westerdahl has renovated a house in Cambridge The studio reorganised the home's utility areas into a strip along one edge of the site, freeing up room for social sp

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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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Architecture for Glamping: Embracing Nature with Comfort

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SJCC Glamping Resort / Atelier Chang. © Kyungsub Shin Camping , as defined in dictionaries, involves temporarily staying outdoors, setting up makeshift accommodations, and settling in natural surroundings. In architecture, tents symbolize these aspects, representing a typology that has endured across centuries and cultures , often linked with notions of impermanence and vulnerability.

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Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, “California cool” design visionary, dies at 95

The Architect's Newsletter

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, the heralded landscape architect and graphic designer, died at her home in San Francisco on May 7 at age 95. News of her passing was confirmed by The post Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, “California cool” design visionary, dies at 95 appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Pyrymyd: a multi-tasking ceiling system for sound and light control | News | Architonic

Architonic

<p>We talk a lot about designing for the senses these days; about human engineering, ergonomics, people-centric products. It’s particularly a hot topic when it comes to looking at the modern working environment. If today’s office is to compete with home, it needs to bring similar feelings of comfort, but promote productivity and collaboration at the same time.

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Converted grain silo opens as new art destination in southern Norway

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Norway ’s new Kunstsilo Museum has opened to the public in the southern port city of Kristiansand. The new home for the private collection of Nicolai Tangen is the product of a six-year transformation authored by Spanish studios Mestres Wåge Arquitectes, Mendoza Partida, and BAX in a former grain silo (hence the name) and integrates the Southern Norway Art Museum’s holdings seamlessly into one space that covers three floors and yields a total of 3,300 square meters (35,520 squa

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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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studio cochi architects’ house in nishizaki stands as a windowless concrete block in okinawa

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light and ventilation come through courtyards and a skylight in the north-south direction. The post studio cochi architects’ house in nishizaki stands as a windowless concrete block in okinawa appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Studio Libeskind unveils social housing that feels "like home" in Brooklyn

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Architecture firm Studio Libeskind has completed The Atrium at Sumner Houses, an affordable housing block with 190 apartments for seniors in Brooklyn , New York. Located at the centre of the New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA) Sumner Houses campus, the 11-storey block is wrapped around a full-height central atrium that gives the building its name.

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The Expressiveness of Exposed Concrete: Exploring the Works of Luciano Kruk

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Cariló House / Luciano Kruk. Image © Daniela Mac Adden In response to the diverse topographies and natural conditions throughout the Argentine territory , the works of Luciano Kruk propose an architecture that works in harmony with the environment, the landscape, and the nature in which they are situated. Whether immersed in a forest , on sloping terrain, or on a rural plain, among other geographies, his intention is to enhance the relationship between the interior and exterior of the architectu

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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos completes Compluvium House that references to ancient Roman domus

World Architecture Community

Valencia-based architecture practice Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has completed a villa that takes references from the ancient Greeks, Etruscans and Romans&#Öü; domus - known as a type of town house occupied by the upper classes or wealthy people. Named Compluvium House, the ho.

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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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Palau Fugit Hotel by EL EQUIPO CREATIVO | Hotel interiors

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<p>El Equipo Creativo used the ‘two Gironas’ as their creative starting point. The first is the Barri Vell; an emblematic district of weathered stone facades, hidden cul-de-sacs, porticoes, and stone ramparts. In contrast, the designers have highlighted the lighter side of the city - namely the vibrant colours that bathe the townhouses flanking the River Onyar, along with Girona’s most famous spring celebration - El Temps de Flors (The Time of Flowers).

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Notes on Progress: Sixteen Women Discuss What It Means To Be Female in Architecture School

Archinect

The tides are changing for women in architecture schools in surprising ways. Female deans currently lead Harvard, Yale, Princeton, NJIT, Cornell, Syracuse, NYIT, CCNY, Cooper Union, and Boston Architectural College, among others. Despite the difficulties some of them have faced, no doubt, their impact has been felt in architectural education across the U.S. and around the world.

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LEGO creators turn ukrainian architectural icons into building sets to raise funds

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interested individuals can win one of these sets by making a donation towards rebuilding a school in ukraine. The post LEGO creators turn ukrainian architectural icons into building sets to raise funds appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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"Public technology sculpture" The Portal shut down after "inappropriate behaviour"

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An interactive video installation connecting Dublin and New York City that was set to form part of NYCxDesign programming was temporarily shut down for poor behaviour from both cities. Founded by Lithuanian artist Benediktas Gylys , The Portal installation is an ongoing initiative in which two circular screens are installed in partner cities and cast a 24/7 live feed of its inhabitants to the other, as a "bridge to cultures from around the world".

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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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Land as Raw Material: Latin American Homes Built With Locally Sourced Soil

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Chontay House / Marina Vella Arquitectos. © Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart Organizing, shaping, stacking. Transforming raw materials from the soil into architecture. This is a challenge that many Latin American architects embrace, demonstrating that scarcity can be daunting but also a rich opportunity to unleash creativity. The use of materials extracted from the local soil serves a dual purpose.

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Zaha Hadid Architects shares update about the construction of West Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong

World Architecture Community

Zaha Hadid Architects has shared an update about the construction of West Kowloon Terminus development in Hong Kong. Construction work has reached the roof level at the new Ö.Ö million square foot development above Hong Kong’s High Speed Rail West Kowloon Termi.

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Exit Strategy: The Case for Single-Stair Egress

Architectural Record

Forum: Reforming U.S. building codes to permit single-stair apartment buildings would facilitate cost-effective and higher-density housing, writes Alex Armlovich.

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Innovative mass timber Wangen Tower opens in southern Germany

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University of Stuttgart professor Achim Menges has shared details of a new research-led observation tower project called Wangen Tower after its realization earlier this month at the regional garden showcase Landesgartenschau Wangen im Allgäu in southern Germany. The project is a collaboration between the university's Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the university.

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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!