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Is Good Architecture Synonymous with Beauty?


The Eishin Campus was built in Saitama prefecture outside of Tokyo, Japan, using Alexander’s methods. Image © Dan Klyn. Architecture is not simply building.

Saunders Architecture design sloping house that rises from the landscape


The house sits upon the brow of a hill, overlooking the waters of Lake Nordås and its collection of small islands. The post Saunders Architecture design sloping house that rises from the landscape appeared first on Åvontuura.


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The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coastal Art

SW Oregon Architect

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coastal Art (all photos by me) Once again, I’m visiting family in Vancouver while also reacquainting myself with the city I was born and raised in.

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Cornell AAP dean Meejin Yoon wins the 2022 Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts

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Meejin Yoon, an architect, designer, and educator who has served as Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) at Cornell University since [.]. Read More.

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.

Nordic architects' open letter reignites scorching Autodesk criticism


Some of Northern Europe’s leading architecture firms have signed an open letter lamenting the lack of “serious development” laden in Autodesk ’s proprietary design software, an aging suite of tools the authors claim is asking usurious prices despite neglecting years of industry-wide complaints.

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Water Flows All Around This Lakeside Home


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Three experts discuss Midjourney’s promise and pitfalls

The Architect's Newsletter

This summer, text-to-image AIs have captured the imagination of architects. The software is a powerful tool, but one that should be integrated into ongoing discussions of architectural image making, technology, [.]. Read More.

AIA Chicago announces the 2022 Design Excellence Award winners


The AIA Chicago chapter has announced the winners of its newly-restructured annual Design Excellence Awards program. For its 2022 edition, Chicago-based practices were given Honor Awards and Citations of Merit across ten categories.

MVRDV’s long-awaited Valley opens in Amsterdam


Valley, the dramatic, geology-inspired, plant-covered high-rise designed by MVRDV for developer Edge, was officially opened. The post MVRDV’s long-awaited Valley opens in Amsterdam appeared first on Åvontuura.

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.

Porto’s Arquiteturas Film Festival 2022 wants viewers to ‘slow down’

The Spaces

Ever fallen down an online rabbit hole of demolition videos or stonework being cleaned? These topics make for compelling – if unexpected – spectacles, inviting us to slow down for a moment and just… watch. Slow Down!

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Is Fixing City Sidewalks Feasible for Future Cities?


Future planning methods for sidewalks and public transit space. Image via Global Designing Cities Initiative. Whether you live in an urban, suburban, or rural area, there’s a good chance that using a sidewalk, in some capacity, is part of your everyday routine.

Fire erupts in a 42-story skyscraper in Changsha, China


A skyscraper in the central Chinese city of Changsha was seriously damaged after a fire engulfed the 42-storey building. The fire in the China Telecom building was reported at 3.48pm.

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Lone Madrone, a retreat designed by Heliotrope Architects is nestled into the landscape of Orcas Island, Washington


Located on a rocky, wind-swept south facing shoreline; this retreat home nestles into the landscape to harmonize with its surroundings. The post Lone Madrone, a retreat designed by Heliotrope Architects is nestled into the landscape of Orcas Island, Washington appeared first on Åvontuura.

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!

IIT and CTBUH launch new tall-buildings degree programs

The Architect's Newsletter

Antony Wood, president of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), begins just about every speech he delivers with “Ninety-five percent of tall buildings are crap; they should [.]. Read More.

Stack By Step Red Zone Boarding House / Ismail Solehudin Architecture


© Mario Wibowo. architects: Ismail Solehudin Architecture Location: Bogor, Kp. Parung Jambu, Bogor City, West Java, Indonesia Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Mario Wibowo Area: 178.0 Read more ». Hospitality Architecture. Lodging. Residential Architecture. Housing. Coliving

Op-Ed: A Unique Moment for Landscape Architects


I recently joined American Society of Landscape Architects President Eugenia Martin, FASLA, and hundreds of other global leaders in landscape architecture in Gwangju, South Korea, at the International Federation of Landscape Architects World Council Meeting.

noa* network of architecture completes upside down village in South Tyrol


The concept was to materialise what one sees mirrored on the surface of the water, as if the image were a rendering. The post noa* network of architecture completes upside down village in South Tyrol appeared first on Åvontuura.

New projects demonstrate how designers in California respond to increased fire risks

The Architect's Newsletter

After the 2019 fire season, CityLab reporter Laura Bliss surfaced an old quip about California: “Living on land that so readily burns, shakes, and slides was the state’s original sin,” [.]. Read More.

APF House / Centro Arquitetura


© Pregnolato & Kusuki. architects: Centro Arquitetura Location: Bragança Paulista, SP, Brazil Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Pregnolato & Kusuki Area: 143.0 Read more ». Residential Architecture. Houses

Related Companies expands into Austin with a pair of new office projects from Gensler and KPF


The ever-changing skyline of Texas’ eccentric state capital is getting another pair of new additions after Hudson Yards developer Related Companies announced plans this month for two new separate Austin office buildings designed by Gensler and KPF.

Amsterdam UAS opens its doors to its future-proof and most sustainable teaching facility


A grand atrium connects Jakoba Mulderhuis to the adjacent Theo Thijssenhuis. All storeys have open terraces where students can work. The post Amsterdam UAS opens its doors to its future-proof and most sustainable teaching facility appeared first on Åvontuura.

Archicad developer Graphisoft turns 40 and expands product offerings, support

The Architect's Newsletter

In the warm night sky above Budapest, a fleet of drones spelled “GRAPHISOFT” as the software company celebrated its 40th anniversary. At Graphisoft Park—the company’s headquarters in Buda—attendees gathered outside [.]. Read More.

Merindah Park House / Richard Cole Architecture


© Simon Wood. architects: Richard Cole Architecture Location: New South Wales, Australia Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Simon Wood Area: 400000.0 Read more ». Residential Architecture. Houses

An iconic Fire Island home is for sale

The Spaces

Fire Island’s glass-encased Pyramid House has hit the market for $6.5m – a price tag reflecting its architectural significance and prime spot by the dunes. The three-bedroom Fire Island home dates back to the 1960s and was originally designed by Argentinian architect Julio Kaufman.

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Ghent House is a collection of structures embedded into a hillside in New York State


The Ghent House was designed as a linear collection of structures, slightly askew from one another and partially embedded into a hillside. The post Ghent House is a collection of structures embedded into a hillside in New York State appeared first on Åvontuura.

Future Firm designs a stylish eatery for Chicago’s South Side Bronzeville neighborhood

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Bronzeville Winery is a stylish, welcoming fine dining space in the South Side Chicago neighborhood from which it derives its name. Owned by Eric Williams and hospitality guru Cecilia Cuff, [.]. Read More.

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announces Winners of the 2020-2022 Cycle.


Urban River Spaces, Jhenaidah. Image Courtesy of Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) announced the winners of the 2022 edition.

Olafur Eliasson brings his space-bending artworks to Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi

The Spaces

Visitors to Florence ’s historic Palazzo Strozzi get to see the building in a whole new light this autumn, thanks to Olafur Eliasson.

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