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Sahabat Selojene creates 2.8-metre-wide hotel in Indonesia

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Architecture studio Sahabat Selojene has created PituRooms, a seven-bedroom hotel in Indonesia that occupies a site measuring just 2.8 metres in width. Dubbed the "skinniest hotel ever" by the studio, the hotel sits between an alleyway and houses on a plot in Salatiga that had struggled to attract interest and was left as a "dumping ground" due to the difficulty of building on it.

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10 architectural facades we liked this week

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In case you haven't checked out Archinect's Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles. Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Fancy Facades. Tip: Use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles.

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Adaptive Reuse as a Strategy for Sustainable Urban Development and Regeneration

ArchDaily

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg by Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Simon Menges “New ideas must use old buildings,” said Jane Jacobs in her seminal book The Death and Life of Great American Cities , championing the reuse of existing building stock as a means to catalyze positive change and foster diverse urban environments. Inserting new activities within an existing framework is increasingly becoming a defining aspect of contemporary architecture, as the need for sustainable alternatives to building an

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Escape to this Chilean house inspired by a fallen log in the forest

Avontuura

As if it was a fallen trunk, the project proposes a wooden bar suspended between the trees, using larch tiles as a covering. The post Escape to this Chilean house inspired by a fallen log in the forest appeared first on Åvontuura.

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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?

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This Walden Pond–Inspired Writer’s Studio Holds a Trove of More Than 1,700 Poetry Books

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The stone-clad Connecticut retreat is surprisingly advanced with a steel frame, glass sliders, geothermal heating and cooling, and a motorized roof hatch to the deck. Houses We Love: Every day we feature a remarkable space submitted by our community of architects, designers, builders, and homeowners. Have one to share? Post it here. Project Details: Location: Greenwich, Connecticut Architect: Eric J.

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De Chill House / X11 Design Studio

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Completed in 2022 in Vietnam. Images by Hoang Le. In developing urban areas with high construction density, the lack of natural light in tube houses can make the space feel stuffy and disconnected.

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Kengo Kuma & Associates design KANEKA Wellness Center in Takasago, Japan

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The non-orthogonal geometry lays the building gently on the ground in the woods like a leaf as the architecture integrates into the ground. The post Kengo Kuma & Associates design KANEKA Wellness Center in Takasago, Japan appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Ten key examples of Tashkent's Soviet modernist architecture

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Tashkent's modernist architecture was the focus of the recent Where in the World is Tashkent conference. Here the organisers pick 10 significant buildings in Uzbekistan's capital from the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Created as part of the wider Tashkent Modernism XX/XXI research and preservation project led by the Uzbekistan Art and Culture Development Foundation, the conference aimed to draw attention to the city's modernist architectural heritage and discuss its future.

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Liminal House by Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses

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The clients came to us at a pivotal stage in their lives as soon-to-be empty nesters. The evolving needs of a family became the impetus for how we imagined a house that could embody the state of transition at a conceptual and experiential level. We chose the word ‘ liminal’ to encapsulate ideas that have informed the design process: namely the feeling of inhabiting a transitory place; orchestrating movement through space; and dwelling in the moments between ‘ from’ and &l

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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

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8 Social Housing Units / Atelier Régis Roudil Architectes

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© Florence Vesval architects: Atelier Régis Roudil Architectes Location: 13180 Gignac-la-Nerthe, France Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Florence Vesval Area: 529.

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Manuel Bouzas designs ‘Mediterráneo’, a pavilion designed for the TAC! Urban Architecture Festival in Valencia

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The pavilion was conceived as an urban blind that, instead of protecting a window, covers an entire public space. The post Manuel Bouzas designs ‘Mediterráneo’, a pavilion designed for the TAC! Urban Architecture Festival in Valencia appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Thomas Heatherwick selects 10 "humanised" buildings for Dezeen

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British designer Thomas Heatherwick has recently launched a book, radio series and campaign calling for more "humanised" architecture. Here he picks 10 buildings that are "givers rather than takers". In his book named Humanise , along with the Radio 4 series and recently launched initiative , Heatherwick takes aim at boring buildings. The publication aims to promote the creation of more interesting buildings that are designed to engage passers-by and consider "emotion as a core function".

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Craft Estate by ASWA (Architectural Studio of Work - Aholic)

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Location: Nonthaburi, Thailand Status: Completed Area: 1,400 sq.m. Type: Restaurant, Bar, Cafe, and Office Space Design Team: Phuttipan Aswakool, Chotiros Techamongklapiwat, Ananya Rakaphai, Nantagan Watcharakaweesin Project Info: In Nonthaburi, Thailand, the Craft Estate, located next to the across-river bridge, stands a new triangular architecture for a river-view co-leisure area with a craft beer, coffee, bar, and restaurant community.

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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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Chapel of Music / Vector Architects

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© Shengliang Su architects: Vector Architects Location: Beidaihe District, Qinhuangdao, Hebei, China Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Shengliang Su Photographs: Arch-Exist Photographs: Hao Chen Photographs: Zaiye Studio Area: 455.

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New Kid on the Block: 6 Ways Architects Are Reinventing the Public Park

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The latest edition of “ Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture ” — a stunning, hardbound book celebrating the most inspiring contemporary architecture from around the globe — is now available. Order your copy today. Square footage in the world’s most populous cities is a valuable commodity. There’s a pervasive urge to build bigger and better, extracting profit from every nook and cranny.

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McLaren Excell turns Camden warehouse into craft-focused family home

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Architecture studio McLaren Excell has converted an industrial building in north London into a house that includes dedicated spaces for arts and crafts activities. Named Camden Workshop, the project also involved the extension of the 600-square-metre former factory, which was previously the home and studio of a sculpture artist. McLaren Excell has converted an industrial building in London into a house McLaren Excell 's scheme sees the ground floor converted into hobby rooms, used for a range of

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Herzog & de Meuron, SOM, 1100 Architect, Linden, Brown, and Wittman Estes are Archinect Jobs' latest featured employers

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Archinect's latest weekly roundup of featured architecture and design firms currently hiring on Archinect Jobs includes new open roles in New York City , Portland , Seattle , and Basel, Switzerland. More exciting job opportunities can be found on the Archinect job board , and you can explore our active community of job seekers , firms , and schools.

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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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Art D'Egypte Launches 'Forever is Now' Exhibition at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo

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© Walaa Al Shaer | Rashed Al Shashai. Last week in Cairo , CulturVator – Art D’Egypte launched its third edition of the annual international exhibition “Forever is Now.” Set by the backdrop of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the display features the work of 14 international artists. In essence, the exhibition “underscores the significance of cultural exchange among artists at the core of history and ancient Egyptian civilization.

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Dave Brubeck’s Cantilevered Midcentury Home Lists to the Tune of $3M

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Case Study architect Beverley D. Thorne designed the "floating" home for the jazz legend and his wife, Iola, in 1953. Location : 6630 Heartwood Dr., Oakland, California Price : $3,000,000 Architect : Beverley D. Thorne Year Built : 1953 Footprint : 2,652 square feet (four bedrooms, four baths) Lot Size : 0.29 acres From the Agent : " Cantilevering 16 feet in the air is a significant piece of midcentury-modern architectural history, built for jazz legend Dave Brubeck and his wife, Iola, by Case S

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Tadao Ando designs concrete arts centre for Sharjah to be "round like the Earth"

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Japanese architect Tadao Ando has unveiled the design for Il Teatro at Aljada, a cylindrical performing arts centre in Sharjah that will overlook a sunken water feature. The performing arts centre, which is being created for developer Arada as part of its masterplan for the mixed-use Aljada development , will be made from concrete in line with Ando 's signature style.

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Golden Gate Bridge finally installs anti-suicide nets after years of delay

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Construction of the lingering suicide prevention upgrades is wrapping up on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The project's long road to culmination was covered by the New York Times recently as contractors work to finish installing the netting system, which was more than 80% in place as of September. Work began in August of 2018 after an additional $124 million in funds needed for the project was eventually raised.

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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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Reshaping U.S. Downtowns: Momentum Grows for Office-To-Housing Transformations

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Downtown Boston Office Buildings. Image © Shutterstock Cities across the US are struggling to fill their office spaces. Major cities like Washington DC , Boston , and San Francisco have increasingly vacant downtowns , while the urban centers of small Rust Belt cities struggle to survive altogether. This trend is consistent beyond the US, with over three-quarters of Europe’s office buildings at risk of obsolescence by the decade’s end.

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How to apply glass in interiors with these five types of product | News | Architonic

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Allowing the desirable parts of our natural environments to pass through, such as light and warmth, whilst filtering out the undesirables like wind and rain, <a href="[link] target="_blank" >glass</a> is used mainly at the edges of our built structures – in <a href="[link] target="_blank" >windows</a> or glittering <a href="[link] target="_blank">contemporary facades</a> However, as a repeatably recyclable materi

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Schaum/Shieh "gently" conforms house to contours of steep Virginia site

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US architecture studio Schaum/Shieh has embedded a Virginia house with irregularly shaped volumes into the contours of a steep site. Located in the Allegheny Mountains, the 2,750 square foot (255 square metre) Shenandoah House conforms to the topography of its hillside site "gently", as Schaum/Shieh neither wanted to add a cantilever nor flatten the topography.

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8 events to visit at this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial

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The Chicago Architecture Biennial returned this month to the Windy City. The latest theme, "This is a Rehearsal," features a program curated by the eight-member local collective Floating Museum. Events and exhibitions align with CAB 5’s focus on the ability of architecture to address politics and a host of other economic and environmental issues shared across boundaries that extend far beyond the city’s limit.

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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!