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Studio Weave adds timber artist’s retreat to stone cottage in Devon


Made of Sand is set on a secluded property in the Blackdown Hills, and takes its name from the sites’ historic origins as a local sandpit. The post Studio Weave adds timber artist’s retreat to stone cottage in Devon appeared first on Åvontuura.

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The Best Suited Finishes for Wood Floors

Aric Gitomer Architect

Timber construction has gained a significant amount of momentum in the previous decades. Being a renewable material, the flexibility and adaptability of this material have allowed for a more environment-friendly construction. In its crude form, wood is not fully usable.


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The Architect's Questionnaire: Gabe Fonseca

Portland Architecture

Gabriel Fonseca ( courtesy SmithGroup ). . BY BRIAN LIBBY. Recently one of the nation's oldest architecture firms opened an office in Portland. In fact, SmithGroup is the longest continually-operating architecture and engineering firm in the United States that's not a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago

SW Oregon Architect

Limestone wall plaque outside the Wright Studio (all photos by me). Chicago was a “bucket list” destination for me, one that did not disappoint.

Restructure Your Methods: How Sustainable Architecture Benefits from Client Collaboration

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. He will discuss designing and building more sustainable buildings, and how to engage clients in learning sustainable processes.

LOOP Architects and Urban Arkitektar design circular nursing home for dementia sufferers in Iceland


The building embraces its residents and simultaneously opens onto an inner, sensory world in the lush and protected courtyard. The post LOOP Architects and Urban Arkitektar design circular nursing home for dementia sufferers in Iceland appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Foster + Partners complete Kuwait skyscraper with curving concrete fins


Work has been completed on the Foster + Partners -designed headquarters for the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK).

An off-grid greenhouse home is for sale on Sweden’s Lake Vänern

The Spaces

A sustainable and light-filled greenhouse design is for sale on the shores of the largest lake in Sweden , and its innovative eco-design means it is entirely self-sustained and can feed its inhabitants.

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Portland-based Hacker design lakeside resort at iconic Black Butte Ranch in Oregon


The design evolves Pacific Northwest regional modernism , intensify the connection to the landscape, and enhance the user experience. The post Portland-based Hacker design lakeside resort at iconic Black Butte Ranch in Oregon appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Kindergarten Vaikystes Sodas / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners


© Lukas Mykolaitis. architects: Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners Location: A. Juozapavi?iaus iaus pr. 13b, Kaunas 45252, Lithuania Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Lukas Mykolaitis Area: 776.0 Read more ». Educational Architecture. Kindergarten

13 featured architecture jobs in Washington, D.C.


This week's curated list of architecture jobs focuses on employment opportunities in Washington, D.C. Below are 13 open positions for architects and project architects, as well as opportunities in management positions at NCARB and the AIA currently featured on the Archinect Job Board.

A former prison gets an ethereal transformation in Spain’s Tarragona

The Spaces

Josep Farrando Architecture has converted Tarragona’s Reus prison into a light-filled social centre, stripping back almost 100 years of history in the process.

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Silvia Acar Arquitetura and Gil Barbieri Arquitetura design split cabin in the mountains of Brazil


The design was conceived as two volumes that support a light roof which is joined by a balcony that extends towards the slope. The post Silvia Acar Arquitetura and Gil Barbieri Arquitetura design split cabin in the mountains of Brazil appeared first on Åvontuura.

The Architectural League of New York announces Mario Gooden as new president

The Architect's Newsletter

The Architectural League of New York announced today that Mario Gooden, director of Mario Gooden Studio: Architecture + Design, will be its 63rd president. Gooden was elected at the League’s [.]. Read More.

??? Ice Cream Shop / Sivak+Partners Studio


© Yevhen Kariev. architects: Sivak+Partners Studio Location: Odesa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine, 65000 Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Yevhen Kariev Area: 74.0 Read more ». Refurbishment. Buildings

Crete’s clifftop wellness resort Acro Suites celebrates the landscape

The Spaces

Vertiginous sea views and a raft of stone detailing feature at Crete wellbeing resort Acro Suites which has an effortlessly chilled vibe and a dramatic clifftop location.

Buying a warm experience in a dome in the mountains of Kfarbedian, Lebanon


We arrived at night, welcomed by domes lightly nestled in the snow. It overlooked the mountains in the distance, with a million stars above. The post Buying a warm experience in a dome in the mountains of Kfarbedian, Lebanon appeared first on Åvontuura. Lebanon travelogues Dome Kfardebian

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Kevin Daly Architects and PRODUCTORA’s Houston Endowment headquarters will bring net-zero design to Texas

The Architect's Newsletter

Brought to you by: Architect Kevin Daly Architects; PRODUCTORA Location Houston, Texas Projected Completion October 2022 General Contractor W.S. Bellows Civil Engineering Brown & Gay Engineers Structural Engineering Arup Texas [.]. Read More.

Sydney Opera House completes extensive concert hall renovation


A Jean Prouvé-approved prefab is on display in Girona

The Spaces

Girona’s Terra Remota vineyard has revived the last remaining Marabout House – a piece of temporary housing once deployed in Algeria.

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Studio Ossidiana design floating pavilion for Museum-to-be “M.” in Almere


In the ingenious design by young duo Studio Ossidiana, there are numerous links to the history of Almere, a city rising from a former sea. The post Studio Ossidiana design floating pavilion for Museum-to-be “M.” ” in Almere appeared first on Åvontuura. architecture Almere M.

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Skateboarding, Architecture and Urbanism


Shenzhen Shenwan Street Park / AUBE CONCEPTION. Photo: © Tianpei Zeng. At the end of the 19th century, skateboarding emerged in the United States.

How Singapore’s architects are responding to low wages and fees


As Archinect has explored through numerous feature articles , the U.S. architecture profession faces deep ongoing challenges surrounding salaries, fee levels, and work-life balances. In a sign that such conditions are not confined to the U.S.,

Inside a ‘future proof’ Miami Beach home by Rene Gonzalez

The Spaces

This contemporary concrete Miami Beach has an elevated, climate change-proof design, set above lush tropical gardens. Rene Gonzalez’s design has a robust brutalist form, raised on stilts so water can run underneath it.

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Fabulous Frontage: Forecasting the Future of Façades in Architecture


How can architecture be a force for good in our ever-changing world? During Future Fest , we’ll pose this question to some of the world’s best architects. Launching in September, our three-week-long virtual event will be 100% free to attend. Register here !

House In Koyoen / Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates


© Toshiyuki Yano. architects: Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates Location: Hyogo, Japan Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano Area: 125.0 Read more ». Residential Architecture. Houses

Thompson Center may find new life as Google's Chicago office


Google is negotiating to buy the spaceship-like James R. Thompson Center in Chicago in a deal that could provide a much-needed boost to the city’s Loop business district. The Mountain View, California-based tech giant is seeking to buy the Helmut Jahn-designed building at 100 W. Randolph St.,

Dutch museum Art Pavilion M floats on the water

The Spaces

A series of floating circles make up Art Pavilion M – a new museum designed by Studio Ossidiana for the Dutch city of Almere. The Rotterdam architecture firm envisioned the art centre as a sequence of three experiences – the Port, the Stage and the Observatory.

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Announcing the winners of our 2022 Best of Practice Awards

The Architect's Newsletter

The Architect’s Newspaper acknowledges the work of national leaders in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry through our awards programs. Whether through the realization of captivating projects (recognized through [.]. Read More.

Bundanon Art Museum & Bridge / Kerstin Thompson Architects


© Rory Gardiner. architects: Kerstin Thompson Architects Location: 170 Riversdale Rd, Illaroo NSW 2540, Australia Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Rory Gardiner Area: 500.0 Read more ». Installations & Structures. Landscape Architecture. Infrastructure. Bridges. Pedestrian bridge.

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Mo Zell appointed UW-Milwaukee's School of Architecture & Planning Interim Dean


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Architecture and Planning (SARUP) has announced Mo Zell as its Interim Dean. Zell has been an impactful fixture at SARUP, starting her career at the school as an assistant professor in 2008.

James Turrell’s Colorado installation is a portal to the sky

The Spaces

Located at the end of a hiking trail in the Rocky Mountains, the latest of James Turrell’s Skyspace installations invites visitors to commune with nature. The Green Mountain Falls Skyspace ‘observatory’ is located inside an unassuming stone building, set in the foothills of Colorado’s Pikes Peak.

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OSD tapped to design “landscape for healing and community” at the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine in Arkansas

The Architect's Newsletter

New York-based multidisciplinary design studio OSD has announced that it has been selected to work alongside lead project architect Polk Stanley Wilcox to envision the landscape of the forthcoming Alice [.]. Read More.

The Aestheticisation of Inequality: Contrasting Landscapes on the Periphery of Mexico City


Tianguis en la periferia de la Ciudad de México. Image © Alex González / Dronalexmx. The region we know today as the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico (ZMVM) has had a continuous and dynamic occupation for more than 4,000 years.