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Yasmeen Lari is named the 2023 RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner

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The RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner for 2023 has just been announced as Pakistani architect and activist Yasmeen Lari. The 82-year-old star designer of projects as far ranging as the Angoori Bagh Social Housing and Pakistan State Oil House was commended for her contributions to sustainable design and the built environment of her native country. Known as the “barefoot architect,” Lari began her career in the mid-1960s as the first female architect to register in Pakistan.

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This Prefab Home Was Installed On The Property In Just One Day

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Takeshi Hirobe Architects design angular vacation home overlooking the ocean in Japan

Avontuura

The footprint of this vacation home by Takeshi Hirobe Architects dances around the complex conditions of the site. The post Takeshi Hirobe Architects design angular vacation home overlooking the ocean in Japan appeared first on Åvontuura.

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A reflection on the right to the city after the fifth edition of Alcova concluded in Milan

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“In this way we have all become artisan-artists, furnished with super-instruments for doing what we feel like by ourselves. We are also nomad-artists (or even not nomads), in that we The post A reflection on the right to the city after the fifth edition of Alcova concluded in Milan appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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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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Marvel proposes new Maritime, Business, Research, and Innovation Center for Puerto Rico

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Marvel Architects has unveiled their proposal for a new research facility in the rural Puerto Rican community of Ceiba. The plan for the island’s Maritime, Business, Research, and Innovation Center (MBRIC) calls for the addition of a new landmark building at the site of a former U.S. Coast Guard-operated pier looking out over the Straight of Vieques.

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Ivan Bravo Architects design rural home near a lagoon in southern Chile

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Its perfectly triangular geometry, in juxtaposition to the wilderness, emphasizes the contrast between nature and man-made. The post Ivan Bravo Architects design rural home near a lagoon in southern Chile appeared first on Åvontuura.

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ZHA developing "most" projects using AI-generated images says Patrik Schumacher

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Zaha Hadid Architects is using AI text-to-image generators like DALL-E 2 and Midjourney to come up with design ideas for projects, studio principal Patrik Schumacher has revealed. At a recent roundtable discussion on how artificial intelligence (AI) could change design, Schumacher delivered a presentation about Zaha Hadid Architects ' (ZHA) use of image-generating technology.

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UNStudio debuts K.Wah G72 mixed-use development in Nanjing

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UNStudio has just unveiled plans for another new mixed-use development project in the Chinese city of Nanjing. Dubbed K.Wah G72, the scheme will enact what they call a “lifestyle waterfront community” space along the city’s Qinhuai River, with the new home of the UCCA Centre for Contemporary Art serving as its base surrounded by green terraces, a hotel, apartments, and office tower blocks that create a new hub for socializing and commercial activity.

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temporary installations transform barcelona’s urban spaces during MODEL festival

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from 20 to 30 april, model. barcelona architectures festival immerses visitors in a selection of public installations, lectures, and special activities on the topic of architecture, sustainability, and 'radical empathy'. The post temporary installations transform barcelona’s urban spaces during MODEL festival appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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The Museum of Modern Art acquires Muriel Cooper’s MIT Press colophon

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has acquired the MIT Press colophon, designed by Muriel Cooper, as part of its permanent collection. Designed in 1965 and now widely celebrated as The post The Museum of Modern Art acquires Muriel Cooper’s MIT Press colophon appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Studio Gang designs cave-like Gilder Center for American Museum of Natural History

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Chicago-based architecture firm Studio Gang has designed the Gilder Center in Manhattan to prioritize connectivity, creating a massive cavernous atrium meant to provoke a sense of exploration and discovery. The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Innovation, and Education is a new addition to the American Museum of Natural History off Central Park that unites, visually and functionally, the 26 buildings constructed there since its opening in the late 19th century.

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2023 Architectural Book Awards shortlist unveiled

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The shortlist has been announced for the inaugural Architectural Book Awards. The awards were open to any book published in 2020, 2021, or 2022, with genres spanning history, biographies, buildings, practice, typologies, technical, and guides. The shortlist has been organized into three categories: Monographs, Reference Books, and History, each of which will ultimately crown its own winner.

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midjourney reinvents ancient ziggurat pyramid as modern cultural landmarks 

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AI transports the labyrinthine levels and earthen materiality of the mesopotamian temples to the modern urban context. The post midjourney reinvents ancient ziggurat pyramid as modern cultural landmarks appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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 American Academy in Rome announces its 2023-24 prize winners and a new president

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36 American artists and scholars have been awarded the 2023-24 Rome Prize. Beginning in September 2023, the cohort will work at the American Academy in Rome (AAR) at its campus The post The American Academy in Rome announces its 2023-24 prize winners and a new president appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Of Architecture builds beachside home for surfer-and-artist couple in Cornwall

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London practice Of Architecture has used a fuss-free colour and material palette to create this understated home for a young couple in the town of Newquay in Cornwall. House by the Sea belongs to an artist and a surfer, who told Of Architecture that they wanted a home without extravagant finishes, instead preferring a living space that appears "simple, robust and utilitarian".

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Inside the stunning Nordic hotel from Succession’s latest episode

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As the hit HBO series Succession reaches the midpoint of its final season, viewers of episode five’s Norwegian negotiations were treated to an architectural backdrop worthy of the show’s millions-strong audience. The Nordic eco-resort featured in the episode is in fact a seasoned pro in the film world, having previously been used as a prominent location in Alex Garland’s 2014 sci-fi thriller Ex Machina.

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a ‘place of belonging’: yamazaki kentaro builds breathable senior daycare center in japan

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the 'long house with an engawa' creates a welcoming environment where aging is integrated with everyday life. The post a ‘place of belonging’: yamazaki kentaro builds breathable senior daycare center in japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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A new monograph celebrates ‘modern simplicity’ by a living Danish legend

The Spaces

David Thulstrup’s deft design doesn’t shout, but you’ll know it if you’ve eaten at Noma , visited any of the Vipp hospitality projects or shopped the JLindeberg flagship in Stockholm. People tend to gravitate toward the Danish designer’s work – in such numbers that he’s collaborated on his first monograph, deconstructing his special Scandinavian-modern language.

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Olson Kundig places detachable studio on rail tracks in Washington State

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Seattle firm Olson Kundig Architects has created a studio attached to a primary residence in Washington , which sits on railroad tracks that allow it to completely detach. Called Maxon Studio, the project comprises a two-storey weathering-steel structure constructed as an office for the client's branding agency in Carnation, Washington. Olson Kundig designed a studio attachment on rails in Washington The studio was built on top of 15-foot-gauge railroad tracks so that it can either be a "nested"

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This year's best library designs, from new construction to revitalized spaces

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The five best examples of library projects from across the country have been honored as part of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Library Association (ALA) 2023 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. “Award recipients must demonstrate design achievement, including a sense of place, purpose, ecology, environmental sustainability, and history,” the Institute shares.

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UMA nestles children’s library inside spruce tree-shaped installation in sweden

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granhus library stands as a playful hybrid between a snow-capped spruce tree and a traditional swedish cottage. The post UMA nestles children’s library inside spruce tree-shaped installation in sweden appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Junction House just got its placemaking art

Brandon Donnelly

Today was a fantastic day for the development manic meter. This was finally installed at Junction House : If you happen to find yourself in the area, check it out at 2720 Dundas Street West. And if you’d like to know a little bit about how this placemaking art came to be, click here.

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Yasmeen Lari wins 2023 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

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Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects' Royal Gold Medal for 2023 in recognition of the humanitarian work "she has undertaken since her retirement". Lari, who was Pakistan's first female architect, is the second woman to receive the accolade in her own right following Zaha Hadid. She was recognised for her socially conscious work and for creating homes for the country's most marginalised communities following her retirement from formal pra

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Carlo Ratti Associati team creates ‘world’s largest board game’ at Milan Design Week

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A team comprising Carlo Ratti Associati , Italo Rota , Eni , and Blob Factory Gaming have presented an installation at Milan Design Week which transformed Milan’s Botanical Garden into a 37,000-square-foot interactive game. Titled ‘Walk the Talk,’ the board game saw over 400 energy-harvesting luminescent tiles form multiple pathways and crossroads across the landscape, engaging players in what the team calls “a discourse underlying the future of mobility.

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north arrow studio builds corrugated sheet metal ‘birdhouse’ in austin

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with its tiny footprint, lofty interiors, and circular pivot window, the home resembles a 'birdhouse' in austin. The post north arrow studio builds corrugated sheet metal ‘birdhouse’ in austin appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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This Yunnan Province coffee shop is laid out like a mini village

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Edge Architects used plywood to turn Yusan Cafe’s nondescript concrete shell into a cluster of individual cabins. Rather than sitting at shared tables and benches, visitors to this coffee shop in Yunnan’s Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture can sip their drinks from the privacy of their own ‘tiny home’ Edge Architects squeezed 13 of these plywood huts into what was previously little more than a ‘square box’, creating a sense of rhythm and discovery in the cafe.

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