September, 2023

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Micro-Housing: Which Architects Get It Right, and Why the Tiny House Movement Is Going Mainstream

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The latest edition of “ Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture ” — a stunning, hardbound book celebrating the most inspiring contemporary architecture from around the globe — is now available. Order your copy today. After the pandemic, we are more likely to give up our homes in the city in exchange for the fresher air and outdoor space in smaller towns and the suburbs.

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Dellekamp Schleich uses trusses for "Mexico's largest mass-timber building"

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Local architecture studio Dellekamp Schleich has created an office building in Mexico City that it says is the country's largest and tallest mass-timber structure to "set an example for innovative construction methods". Called El Jardín Anatole, the 940-square-metre structure was placed in the former courtyard of a historic house in a residential neighbourhood in Mexico City "with potential for density," the studio said.

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The architecture world remembers Jean-Louis Cohen (1949–2023)

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Last month, French architect, historian, professor, and curator Jean-Louis Cohen died suddenly. He was 74. News of his death rippled through the architecture community, with colleagues, former students, and admirers The post The architecture world remembers Jean-Louis Cohen (1949–2023) appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Detroit’s First 3D-Printed Home Was Made by a Robot That Used to Build Cars

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Citizen Robotics adapted the tech to print a two-bedroom cottage that serves as a concept for affordable housing in the city. Detroit has roughly 72,000 vacant lots according to the city’s Land Bank Authority, and some neighborhoods only have a few houses per block. Between them are wide open spaces, many of which have become meadows after a swath of landowners sold their property to the land bank and headed for the suburbs when times got tough during the deindustrialization of the automotive in

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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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Architecture Guide: 10 Must See Gaudí Buildings in Barcelona

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© Tom Walk [Flickr], license (CC BY-ND 2.0) In this Barcelona guide , we have rounded-up the architecture of probably the best known and most influential architect from the beginning of the century in Spain , Antonio Gaudí. Gaudí spent most of his life in Barcelona and the city boasts the largest concentration of his works in the world. His style is unique, often imitated but never matched.

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a series of tree trunk columns runs along residential building’s facade in the netherlands

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the building, set amidst gently sloping terrain, is infused with green open spaces forming walking routes from the park and into the built volume. The post a series of tree trunk columns runs along residential building’s facade in the netherlands appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Plant-filled courtyard connects steel and stone houses in Sydney

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Australian studio Retallack Thompson has constructed a steel extension for a heritage-listed stone terrace in Sydney and added a second house on the same plot to create a multi-generational family home. Steel House/Stone House was designed to resemble a tiny village, with the original 1830s terrace house and the new freestanding steel-framed building positioned at either end of the narrow lot, bookending a communal courtyard.

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Now and Forever, a stained glass piece by Kerry James Marshall, brings the civil rights struggle into Washington National Cathedral

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What does it say about the United States that, until 2017, stained glass portraits of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson adorned Washington National Cathedral—one of the country’s The post <em>Now and Forever</em>, a stained glass piece by Kerry James Marshall, brings the civil rights struggle into Washington National Cathedral appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Luminaries: 8 of the World’s Top Lighting Design Firms

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The winners of this year's A+Product Awards have been announced. Stay tuned for the year's edition of the A+Product Awards ebook in the coming months. Lighting is often the unsung hero on many projects, whether artificial or natural; light is a subtle yet crucial element that transforms spaces from structures to experiences. But with many firms worldwide unveiling astonishing lighting design projects, who truly shines brightest?

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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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Clear Water Tea House / Behet Bondzio Lin Architekten

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© YuChen Chao Photography architects: Behet Bondzio Lin Architekten Location: Nantou, Nantou County, Taiwan, 540 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: YuChen Chao Photography Area: 57.

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UNStudio wins competition for slender mixed-use towers in Düsseldorf

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UNStudio has been named the winner of an international competition to deliver two mixed-use towers in Düsseldorf , Germany. Situated in the northern area of the city center, the towers will reach a height of 393 feet from a low-rise community pavilion base.

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herzog & de meuron’s first project in texas will bring mass-timber to austin

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the mixed-use, mass-timber development 'sixth&blanco' will bring ten residences, a hotel, and public retail to austin. The post herzog & de meuron’s first project in texas will bring mass-timber to austin appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Zaha Hadid Architects designs crystalline skyscraper above Neom ski resort

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UK studio Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a 330-metre-tall skyscraper as part of the Trojena ski resort at Neom in Saudi Arabia. On display as part of the Neom stand at the Cityscape conference in Riyadh, the 330-metre-tall skyscraper will form part of Trojena, which is being masterplanned by German studio LAVA architects. Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a skyscraper for Trojena It will stand on a mountain opposite the main ski area, overlooking an artificial lake that will form the centre

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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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Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia’s new waterfront park by Hargreaves Jones and KieranTimberlake, broke ground

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Construction at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia broke ground last week. The $430 million, 11.5 acre park designed by the landscape and urban design firm Hargreaves Jones with architecture by KieranTimberlake is meant to The post Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia’s new waterfront park by Hargreaves Jones and KieranTimberlake, broke ground appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Architectural Details: Why Metal Is the Perfect Material for Dynamic Educational Projects

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As designers imagine the future of educational buildings, the values and materials of today will inform school environments for decades to come. With priorities around durability, longevity, cost-efficiency, and ease of installation, metal plays a starring role in high-traffic education spaces. For its renewability, durability, and ever-evolving versatility, architectural metal offers long-term solutions that bring beauty, reliability and safety to schools.

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The Ring House / studio prAcademics

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© Inclined Studio architects: studio prAcademics Location: Khodiyar - Jaspur Rd, Gujarat, India Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Inclined Studio Photographs: Manan Surti Photography Area: 740.

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MAD designs culture and arts center in China inspired by mountainous tea fields

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MAD Architects has unveiled their design for the Anji Culture and Art Center near Shanghai , China. Set in a region containing a United Nations Habitat Award, the project is envisioned as a “transitional connecting space between the natural and built environments of the region,” including a city, river, and mountains. Image credit: MAD Architects Image credit: MAD Architects Covering an area of 1.6 million square feet with a construction area of 1.3 million square feet, the center is

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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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patrick bergsma’s broken ceramic vases & crafted bonsai trees explore our bond with nature

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in expanding china, patrick bergsma conveys that people and nature are one by creating bonsai trees that grow out of broken ceramic vases. The post patrick bergsma’s broken ceramic vases & crafted bonsai trees explore our bond with nature appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Open Architecture designs "extraterrestrial-looking" space museum in China

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Chinese studio Open Architecture has revealed its design for a space museum and experience centre in Yantai, China , which will appear like a mysterious black object in an oceanfront park. Named Space Crystals, the building will have a glossy black exterior and a faceted stone-like shape that rises at one end to point towards the ocean. Open Architecture describes the design as "an extraterrestrial-looking object landed mysteriously in the clearing of a seaside park".

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Los Angeles Will Soon Open Its Newest Facility for Those Lacking Housing

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The Woodlands, a motel conversion by local firm Kadre Architects, will provide 100 new units under a California initiative to curb the homelessness crisis. According to the California Senate Housing Committee, on any given night in January 2020, there were more than 161,000 people living without shelter across the state , with 40 percent of them living in Los Angeles County.

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Look Up! 6 Spectacular Skybridges Uplifting the Urban Landscape 

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The latest edition of “ Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture ” — a stunning, hardbound book celebrating the most inspiring contemporary architecture from around the globe — is now available. Order your copy today. Suspended high above the urban sprawl, skybridges seemingly defy the laws of gravity. These complex feats of engineering offer passage between buildings, supported in their entirety by the structures they connect.

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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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Hangzhou Riverfront Public Space -the Fengyuan Station / TJAD Original Design Studio

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© Zhang Yong architects: TJAD Original Design Studio Location: Binjiang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Zhang Yong Photographs: Original Design Studio Area: 1513.

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Zaha Hadid Architects wins major China cultural district competition with large ‘feather’ roofs

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Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition for the design of a new harborfront district in the Chinese city of Sanya. Located on the southern tip of Hainan island, the area attracts 80 million tourists each year for its forests and beaches, a demand that is driving the development of the new harbor district.

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hurricane-proof casa punta cana’s organic body reaches for the caribbean landscape

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signed by mareines arquitetura in the dominican republic, the one-story residence combines wood, steel, copper, and concrete to create a dynamic palette The post hurricane-proof casa punta cana’s organic body reaches for the caribbean landscape appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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World's tallest skyscraper restarts construction in Saudi Arabia

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Construction work has resumed on Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia , a skyscraper designed by Chicago-based studio Adrian Smith + Gill Gordon Architecture , which is expected to become the world's tallest building. According to Dubai-based magazine Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), work will resume on the project after nearly a decade of construction. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gill Gordon Architecture ( AS+GG ), the skyscraper is planned to reach a height of 1,000 metres.

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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!