Sat.Feb 18, 2023 - Fri.Feb 24, 2023

article thumbnail

These Homes Prove that Prefabrication Doesn’t Have to Be Modular or Monotonous

Architizer

Architizer's A+Awards Best Firm categories allow design firms of all sizes to showcase their practice and vie for the title of “World’s Best Architecture Firm”. Start an A+Firm Award Application today. Housing defines us. At a time when there is a critical need for both affordable housing and greater stock worldwide, there’s also a strong push to find more streamlined construction methods.

Home 109
article thumbnail

‘brutalist paris’: a book that explores the post-war concrete architecture in the french capital

designboom

the recently released book 'brutalist paris' documents the movement's most significant examples in and around the french metropolis. The post ‘brutalist paris’: a book that explores the post-war concrete architecture in the french capital appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

article thumbnail

Madeleine architectes and Studio François Nantermod design community housing project in the hills of Switzerland

Avontuura

At the end of a road, an existing house built by the grandfather of three grandchildren punctuates the street by its position in the plot. The post Madeleine architectes and Studio François Nantermod design community housing project in the hills of Switzerland appeared first on Åvontuura.

Housing 246
article thumbnail

2023 Venice Architecture Biennale to highlight diversity’s role in guiding 'The Laboratory of the Future'

Archinect

The 18th Venice Architecture Biennale officially announced its 89-strong slate of participants for this year’s exhibition titled “The Laboratory of the Future,” curated by the Scottish-Ghanaian architect and academic Lesley Lokko. Opening May 20th, the Biennale will run through November 26th and feature an even 50-50 gender parity and the representation of more than half of this year’s participating artists identifying with the African diaspora.

article thumbnail

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?

article thumbnail

What Does it Cost to Recycling Building Materials?

ArchDaily

via New York Engineers Almost two decades ago, in the downtown corridor of Columbus, Ohio, the century-old landmarked Lazarus Building underwent an extensive renovation to save the department store and restore it to its former glory. Sixty million dollars went into its restoration and transformation into a retail and office complex. During the construction, workers recycled nearly 5,000 pounds of steel, 2,000 pounds of concrete, and significant amounts of carpeting, ceiling tiles, and various wo

Materials 282

More Trending

article thumbnail

Studio Zhu Pei designs sheltered art museum in Beijing

Avontuura

798CUBE Art Museum, a renovation project, is located inside 798 art district adjacent to Pace Art Museum and Minsheng Museum of Modern Art. The post Studio Zhu Pei designs sheltered art museum in Beijing appeared first on Åvontuura.

Art 264
article thumbnail

Snøhetta’s new innovation hub will feature Bangkok’s largest elevated garden

Archinect

Snøhetta has revealed its design for a new large-scale mixed-use development in Bangkok. Designed in collaboration with A49 Architects and SHMA Landscape Architects , the 2.7 million-square-foot Cloud 11 development is described by the team as “a hub for innovation and tech companies in the city and provides the area with a large, green public space” as well as a node for “artists, makers, and tech entrepreneurs.

article thumbnail

The Story of Greenhouses: A Complicated Identity

ArchDaily

Palm House, Kew Gardens, London. Image © kentaylordesign via Shutterstock The greenhouse is a commonplace architectural typology, a frequent fixture in a host of cities, built to shield plants from the elements — from excess heat or cold or to prolong the growing season of crops. Evidence of the presence of greenhouses in some form stretches as far back as the 1450s during the Korean Joseon dynasty , but it is in the 1700s that the greenhouse was born as a specific architectural form.

Structure 231
article thumbnail

A Star Wars-esque dome home has hit the market in California

The Spaces

The sandy landscape of Joshua Tree feels like the perfect backdrop for Bonita Domes – a sci-fi-style compound on the market for $2.1m. The California property looks like the love child of Star Wars and The Flintstones and was built using long sandbags of earth excavated from the site. Its structure is based on a design by the late architect Nader Khalili, who pioneered this form of earthbag construction called SuperAdobe.

Home 145
article thumbnail

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

article thumbnail

Trees grow through glazed facade of Tel Aviv homes by Paritzki & Liani

Deezen

Paritzki & Liani Architects has completed a pair of apartments in central Tel Aviv which are organised around a mini courtyard filled with trees. Located on a corner plot in the densely populated Kerem HaTeimanim neighbourhood, the four-storey Y/K Building contains two multi-level apartments that offer residents a connection with nature. Trees grow behind the building's facade Trees grow up through a four-storey void at the building's corner.

Home 145
article thumbnail

'As a Black Architecture Firm, We Cannot Ignore the Fact That We Are Rare': A Conversation with Think Wilder Architecture

Archinect

Architecture licensure and running a practice are topics widely discussed on Archinect. While everyone's path is different the experiences of firm leaders, regardless of their firm size, offer a look into the realities of being an architect, leader, and entrepreneur. "Having my own practice has allowed me to use the business as a platform to create more than just architecture.

Firms 330
article thumbnail

Spring Harbor House / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

ArchDaily

© John J. Macaulay architects: Johnsen Schmaling Architects Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States Project Year: 2021 Photographs: John J. Macaulay Area: 3000.

Architect 241
article thumbnail

a set of wooden restroom cabins peeks through the treetops of native forest in são francisco

designboom

the trapezoidal cabins widen on the glazed side, offering guests secluded views of the forest. The post a set of wooden restroom cabins peeks through the treetops of native forest in são francisco appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Ryan Leidner adds bridge to geometric San Francisco house

Deezen

Local studio Ryan Leidner Architecture renovated a 1940s home in the Bernal Heights neighbourhood of San Francisco , resolving entry access with a bridge over the front garden. Ryan Leidner Architecture completed the 2,500-square-foot (230-square metre) Hosono House in 2021, cladding the house in charcoal-stained cedar siding with a copper, standing seam roof.

Housing 144
article thumbnail

MVRDV completes stunning new green-roofed wholesale market in Taiwan

Archinect

MVRDV has shared photos of its just-completed “ambitious architectural experiment” wholesale produce market project in Tainan, Taiwan. The firm’s second foray into the country, open-air Tainan Market features a publicly-accessible green roof, punctuated at one end by an office structure, that can be further adapted for agricultural use while providing users a stepped vista onto the market floor and surrounding landscape beyond.

Roofing 326
article thumbnail

Open House in the Jungle / Ksymena Borczynska

ArchDaily

© Ksymena Borczynska architects: Ksymena Borczynska Location: Costa Rica Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Ksymena Borczynska Area: 150.

Housing 252
article thumbnail

ryue nishizawa’s volumes & voids recall memories from tokyo’s nostalgic neighborhoods

designboom

'moriyama house' is a residential cluster that stretches horizontally, letting the architecture unfold seamlessly into the outdoors. The post ryue nishizawa’s volumes & voids recall memories from tokyo’s nostalgic neighborhoods appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Elizabeth Roberts combines two buildings into one for a Catskills ski house

Deezen

Brooklyn studio Elizabeth Roberts Architects has completed a cedar alpine house in the Catskills Mountains that connects two gabled forms underground. Located on a mountainside in Windham, New York , the 3,500-square-foot (325-square-metre) house sits on a 1.4 acre site with a steep drop-off. The two pitched structures connect on an underground floor level Completed in 2020, Elizabeth Roberts Architects used the grade to embed part of the plan and maximize views of the mountains.

Housing 145
article thumbnail

Bushman Dreyfus recognized for their pandemic-era farmhouse studio in the Virginia mountains

Archinect

Virginia-based Bushman Dreyfus has been named a winner of the Small Architecture category of the 2022 Architecture MasterPrize for their Heirloom Farm Studio. Located in a sustainable residential community on a working farm at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia , the 565-square-foot building functions as both an art studio, exercise room, and music rehearsal space.

article thumbnail

LILELO / Little Leisure Lodge / Atelier LAVIT

ArchDaily

© Silvia Lavit architects: Atelier LAVIT Location: 14035 Grazzano Badoglio, Asti, Moferrato, Italy Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Silvia Lavit Area: 156.

Architect 239
article thumbnail

joana vasconcelos bakes three-tier ceramic wedding cake pavilion at waddesdon garden

designboom

the sculptural desert reaches 12 meters high and patches over 26,000 viúva lamego ceramic tiles and pieces around the three-tier garden architecture. The post joana vasconcelos bakes three-tier ceramic wedding cake pavilion at waddesdon garden appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Kenzo Tange's modernist gymnasium set to be demolished

Deezen

The demolition of the Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium in Japan by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Kenzo Tange has been announced, sparking a petition to save it. Completed by Tange in Takamatsu in 1964, the post-war landmark has been under threat of demolition since 2014 when it was closed due to a roof leak. It has now been confirmed by local governor Toyohito Ikeda that the iconic boat-like structure, which is in need of an extensive retrofit, will be torn down.

article thumbnail

Affordable housing proposals for Las Vegas honored in new design challenge

Archinect

Buildner Architecture Competitions has announced the results of its Las Vegas Affordable Housing Challenge. Part of the organization’s Affordable Housing series, the competition challenged participants to propose a “flexible, innovative, pilot-phase concept for affordable housing within Greater Las Vegas.” “There is no one right answer to making housing affordable,” the organizers say in their summation of the competition results.

Housing 289
article thumbnail

Technology and Environment Laboratory Mencoriari / Semillas

ArchDaily

© Eleazar Cuadros architects: Semillas Location: Yaviro - Puerto Rico, Tanquín 12320, Peru Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Eleazar Cuadros Area: 134.

article thumbnail

historic farmhouse in idyllic italian countryside revitalized by andrew trotter

designboom

with its rusticated stone walls and interior vaulting preserved, 'casolare scarani' sees a sensitive transformation. The post historic farmhouse in idyllic italian countryside revitalized by andrew trotter appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

Interior 142
article thumbnail

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!