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The Timber Revolution: Glulam Homes

Architizer

The winners of Architizer's Fourth Annual One Drawing Challenge have been revealed! Interested in next year's program? Subscribe to our newsletter for updates. . Architecture is the backdrop for life’s everyday moments. As one of the most personal and unique building types, residential homes are intimately tied to how we experience the world.

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This double-curved roof house by Mecanoo is covered in slick multicolored tiles

Archinect

Mecanoo has designed a distinctive residence with a striking double-curved roof and ceramic tile-covered façade in Schoorl, a village in northern Holland. Image: Ossip van Duivenbode, courtesy Mecanoo. Image: Ossip van Duivenbode, courtesy Mecanoo. Called Villa BW, it spans three floors, with an additional level within the hood of the roof. The roof comes together through two overlapping shapes: a gable roof and a horizontal roofline.

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Turenscape transforms abused natural landscape into stunning floating forest in Nanchang City

Avontuura

Fish Tail Park offers a model for urban nature with variable climates that can address challenges of floods and habitat restoration. The post Turenscape transforms abused natural landscape into stunning floating forest in Nanchang City appeared first on Åvontuura.

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a house of stone dubbed ‘casa piedra’ shows warm interiors in argentina

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casa piedra is sited is a forested region in argentina, its low-lying volume sensitively occupying its natural context. The post a house of stone dubbed ‘casa piedra’ shows warm interiors in argentina 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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Sparano + Mooney positions cedar home over canyon in Utah

Deezen

Local studio Sparano + Mooney Architecture cantilevered two envelopes with blackened-cedar siding over a canyon outside of Salt Lake City , Utah. The home, called Wabi Sabi Residence and completed in 2020 is a 4,000-square-foot (370-square metre) structure on a nine-acre lot in the Wasatch Range. Sparano + Mooney created the cantilevered home near Salt Lake City.

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Scientists finally understand why Roman concrete has lasted thousands of years

The Spaces

The Romans’ most enduring legacy is arguably their architectural one, with landmarks such as the Coliseum and Pantheon and ancient aqueducts standing strong for over 2,000 years. But until now, the durability of Roman concrete – which has endured for millennia while modern concrete can disintegrate in decades – was believed to be due to volcanic ash and slaked lime.

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sleek vertical turntable brings bold colors & vintage mood to any room

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dubbed 'VS-01', the sleek, compact, and almost floating design promises a minimal, retro look. The post sleek vertical turntable brings bold colors & vintage mood to any room appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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"Cities should not just build green transport but actively dismantle car infrastructure"

Deezen

Instead of desperately trying to reduce road congestion in the short term, politicians should be using traffic as a tool for making urban transport more sustainable, writes Phineas Harper. New research claims London's roads are the most congested in the world. But rather than wasting money and emissions building new roads in self-defeating attempts to reduce the time that Londoners who drive spend in traffic jams, politicians should be doing the exact opposite.

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Kevin Daly Architects completes new Houston Endowment HQ project

Archinect

Kevin Daly Architects (kdA) recently celebrated the completion of their new Houston Endowment headquarters project, designed in collaboration with Mexico City-based studio PRODUCTURA. The 32,000-square-foot building stands beside the city’s Spotts Park and offers the 96-year-old Endowment a new and more sustainable location that is better suited to its organizational aims and the needs of its public representation overall.

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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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One Night In Joshua Tree’s Multicolored, Cubist Monument House

Dwell

The Instagram-famous desert home designed by SoCal starchitect Josh Schweitzer recently became available to book as a vacation rental, and my partner and I jumped at the chance to visit. Welcome to One Night In , a series about staying in the most unparalleled places available to rest your head. Half hidden near the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park amid the rocky hills and yucca of the Mojave Desert, the Monument House sits like a welcome visitor from outer space—its three Cubist pavilions

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turbulent electrifies remote locations with low-maintenance vortex turbines

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turbulent states that its vortex turbines can power communities, cities, and villages with 50 to 500 households, 24/7 and all year round. The post turbulent electrifies remote locations with low-maintenance vortex turbines appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Leading Indian architects pick their favourite buildings in India

Deezen

From a 14th-century landmark to brutalist structures by Le Corbusier , here are 12 buildings that Indian architects chose when Dezeen asked them to name their homeland's most significant piece of architecture. We contacted 13 prominent architects in India and asked them to pick a building in India that has been particularly inspirational to them and influential on their practice.

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Turenscape's 'floating forest' reshapes a former wasteland into a multifunctional urban landscape

Archinect

Beijing-based landscape architecture firm Turenscape has completed the transformation of a former 126-acre dumping ground into a “dreamlike floating forest” in the eastern Chinese city of Nanchang. The new Fish Tail Park operates a triple function as a habitat for wildlife, a recreational area for the city, and a stormwater regulator, creating what the design team calls a “replicable model of designed urban nature for regions with monsoon or variable climates that can address t

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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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The Life-Changing Magic of "Knolling"

Dwell

Before purging your belongings to tidy up à la Marie Kondo, consider this organizational tactic championed by two artists with ties to the American furniture manufacturing company. Welcome to Sitting Pretty , a column that shows how past design trends still shape our homes today. When Tidying Up with Marie Kondo debuted on Netflix in January 2019, the Japanese decluttering guru skyrocketed from a best-selling author to a popular culture phenomenon.

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studiokontodimas unveils cluster of perforated volumes for quiet cliffside villa in greece  

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perforated screens filter dynamic patterns of mediterranean sunlight and bring in views of the idyllic natural landscape. The post studiokontodimas unveils cluster of perforated volumes for quiet cliffside villa in greece appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Undecorated creates The Caterpillar apartment building in Detroit

Deezen

Architectural studio Undecorated has designed an elongated, metal Quonset hut punctuated with dormer windows and filled with loft-style units for an evolving neighbourhood in Detroit. The Caterpillar is located in Core City, an up-and-coming area that lies a few miles beyond the city's downtown zone. Set within an "urban woodland" with over 150 newly planted trees, The Caterpillar was designed by Undecorated , a local studio led by Ishtiaq Rafiuddin, who worked with executive architect Studio De

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A mass timber design from LEVER wins the Portland Museum of Art expansion competition

Archinect

LEVER Architecture has been named the winner in the much-heralded international competition to design an expansion of the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) in Maine’s largest city. The $100 million project will add approximately 60,000 square feet of space to the campus in the form of a new facility that “knits together” with the PMA’s four existing downtown buildings in order to provide for an anticipated visitorship of between 300,000 and 500,000 people per year.

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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!

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This Midcentury Gem Would Make Any Nature Lover Beam With Joy

Dwell

Architect Floyd Mueller designed the verdant Pasadena home as his personal residence, and now it's seeking a new owner. Location : 3 Lida Lane, Pasadena, California Price : $2,279,000 Architect : Floyd Mueller Year Built : 1946 Footprint : 2,785 square feet (three bedrooms, two baths) Lot Size : 0.72 acres From the Agent : " Designed by architect Floyd Mueller as his personal residence, 3 Lida Ln was created with the utmost privacy in mind.

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thanks to a ‘crabwalk’ system, this hyundai IONIQ 5 can move sideways and rotate 180°

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the four-wheel module is expected to launch in 2025, according to hyundai mobis. The post thanks to a ‘crabwalk’ system, this hyundai IONIQ 5 can move sideways and rotate 180° appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Nowatch is a health-focused smartwatch that doesn't tell the time

Deezen

A screen-less smartwatch has launched at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ), promising to improve health and reduce stress without becoming a distraction. Nowatch , pronounced "now watch", is actually not a watch at all – it's a health tracker that prioritises mental and physical wellbeing above everything else. Without a screen, the Nowatch can't display the time or deliver digital notifications.

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MVRDV’s ‘canyon of books’ wins Wuhan Library design competition

Archinect

MVRDV has won a competition for the design of the Wuhan Library in China. The 1.5 million-square-foot scheme is defined by three large openings in its flowing facade and will become one of the largest libraries in China upon its completion. The library’s flowing form draws inspiration from the “sculptural force” of Wuhan’s rivers.

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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.

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London restaurant Ikoyi softens the brutalist surrounds of 180 The Strand

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David Thulstrup designed the interiors of this West African restaurant on London’s The Strand, using leather, copper and wood as a foil for the brutalist building it inhabits. Although muted in tone, Ikoyi brings a definite warmth and sense of welcome to 180 The Strand – a concrete and glass building designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd and located in London’s West End.

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maurizio bianchi mattioli designs ‘360 house’ as an avant-garde mountain home

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with its reconfigurable interiors, the circular house is based off a simple parti diagram. The post maurizio bianchi mattioli designs ‘360 house’ as an avant-garde mountain home appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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PlasticFree is a database of over 100 plastic alternatives for designers and architects

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Environmental charity A Plastic Planet has launched an online platform to help architects and designers source plastic-free materials for their projects and avoid the "minefield of misinformation" around more sustainable alternatives. Called PlasticFree , the subscription-based service provides users with in-depth reports on more than 100 plastic alternatives, offering key insights into their properties, production and sourcing.

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Three unbuilt Frank Lloyd Wright skyscraper projects brought to life by 3D imagery

Archinect

Three unbuilt projects by Frank Lloyd Wright have been recreated in 3D renderings by Spanish architect David Romero. Images of the high-rise schemes, located in Chicago and Washington D.C. , have been published in the latest edition of the Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly , a hard-copy magazine of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The Illinois. Image credit: David Romero via The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation The tallest of the three, 'The Illinois,' remains one of Wright’s most famous unbuilt

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This 1960s Berlin villa is swinging with its gallery-like interiors

The Spaces

Modernity meets 1960s modernism at Villa Becker-Benze, a sprawling private home in west Berlin’s forested Grunewald district. The 429 sq m building was initially constructed in 1963 by architects K Becker and H D Benze in a signature Berlin modernist style, i.e. with staggered cubic volumes, flat roofs and a plethora of concrete inside and out. Its exterior retains its period aesthetic, with the addition of photo-voltaic panels and an autonomous irrigation system which keeps its gardens in lush

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