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Seeing Through Layers: Translucent Materials in Architecture

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CO2 Pavilion Beijing / Superimpose Architecture. Image © Beijing Shardisland Technology Co., Ltd. Translucency, at its essence, is an optical property that enables the total or partial passage of light through materials, without providing a clear view of the objects behind them. Despite its apparent simplicity, this property has fascinating applications in the architectural field, generating attractive and powerful proposals that play with light without obstructing views.

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Seven standout European projects selected as finalists for the 2024 EU Mies van der Rohe Award

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The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have revealed the seven finalists that will compete for the 2024 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture — Mies van der Rohe Award. A total of five projects were selected as finalists in the Architecture category, with another two taken from the Emerging category out of a 40-entry shortlist that was announced earlier in January after the competition received 362 nominations for the bi-annual Prize.

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MASAAI Studio design modern guesthouse within existing ruins of a Verona estate

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The existing internal layout has been completely overhauled to suit the new use of the space. Substantial structural work was done. The post MASAAI Studio design modern guesthouse within existing ruins of a Verona estate appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Spiritual Journeys: Religious Architecture in the Global South

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© Firas Al Raisi | Masjid Bab Al Salam Religious architecture has always had a unique power to transcend the physical realm, transporting visitors to a spiritual journey. In many belief systems, it serves as a space between the earthly and the universal divine. This designed experience can often be facilitated through different choices, where light , form, materiality , and circulation play essential roles.

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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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Heatherwick Studio set to turn "extraordinary" BT Tower into hotel

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UK practice Heatherwick Studio is set to turn the 177-metre-high BT Tower in central London into a hotel , following its sale to American hotelier MCR Hotels. MCR Hotels announced today that it had purchased the Grade II-listed tower from the BT Group telecommunications company with Heatherwick Studio and is set to turn the structure into a hotel. "This is an extraordinary building and an amazing opportunity to bring it back to life," said Heatherwick Studio founder Thomas Heatherwick.

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Building Bridges: How Architects Are Ripping Up the Rulebook on Water Treatment Facility Architecture

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Last call: The clock is ticking as Architizer's 12th Annual A+Awards enters its Extended Entry Deadline period. Submit your work before February 23rd for your chance at the global spotlight. When picturing a water treatment plant or a water resource recovery facility (WRRF), the typical mental image is that of an industrial complex designed primarily for the practical function of managing and treating water.

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Designing for Happiness: Exploring the Connection between Architecture and Mental Health

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Maggie’s Leeds Centre / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Hufton+Crow While not entirely dependent on one another, the relationship between architecture and mental well-being is an important topic, as designers and architects can contribute to creating a more enjoyable environment for everyone. From strategies to enhance mental health in shared workspaces to the ways in which architecture can contribute to preventing cognitive decline, understanding the potential impact of environmental neurosciences

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Surman Weston self-builds "characterful family home" with three gardens in London

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A blocky form animated by hit-and-miss brickwork defines Peckham House, a self-build project by architecture studio Surman Weston that draws on its surroundings in southeast London. Peckham House was designed for and built by the directors of Surman Weston , Tom Surman and Percy Weston. It is currently occupied by Weston and his family. Surman Weston has self-built a "characterful family home" in London The nature of the self-build project meant the duo was not guided by a client brief and inste

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Snøhetta tops out Manhattan residential tower with ‘striking geometry’

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A Snøhetta -designed residential tower in Manhattan’s Upper West Side has topped out. Named 50 West 66th Street , the scheme is described by Snøhetta as having a “striking geometry” with a “natural palette of refined materials.” Archinect first reported on the development in 2017 upon the release of the design proposal, detailing the tower’s palette of textured limestone, glass storefronts, and bronze details.

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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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the future is circular: UNstudio slashes kyklos building carbon emissions by 80%

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with luxembourg's kyklos building, UNstudio aims for the lowest possible carbon footprint with innovative design and material selection. The post the future is circular: UNstudio slashes kyklos building carbon emissions by 80% appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Flourish Pavilion / Studio A-Light

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© Fixer Photographic Studio architects: Studio A-Light Location: Changhua City, Xihu Township, Changhua County, Taiwan 500 Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Fixer Photographic Studio Area: 415.

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Scientists develop hybrid "beef rice" as future meat alternative

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Scientists from South Korea's Yonsei University have invented what they believe to be a sustainable , high-protein food in the form of "beef rice", made by growing cow cells in grains of rice. Tinged a pale pink from the cell culturing process, the hybrid food contains more protein and fat than standard rice while having a low carbon footprint, leading its creators to see it as a potential future meat alternative.

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Skanska and BIG complete curving terracotta-colored tower in Houston

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A team led by Skanska and Bjarke Ingels Group has completed a major new office tower in Houston , Texas. Named 1550 on the Green, the 28-story tower is part of a three-block master plan by Skanska, designed by BIG, with interiors by Michael Hsu. Image credit: Skanska USA Commercial Development, Inc. The 375,000-square-foot tower is primarily devoted to office accommodation, with ground floor space dedicated to hospitality.

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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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diving into 3D artist jared pike’s pool dreamscapes and imaginary liminal interiors

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the digital creations evoke a sense of eerie nostalgia, blurring the boundary between dreams and reality. The post diving into 3D artist jared pike’s pool dreamscapes and imaginary liminal interiors appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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The 15 Winners of the 2024 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

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Fifteen years ago, we initiated the idea of the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards with the goal that our readers would select their favorite buildings from our database. Thanks to this concept, you have transformed this award into one of the most democratic and influential in the field. Year after year, you have wielded your collective discernment to spotlight architectural excellence spanning diverse cultures, economies, and landscapes across the globe.

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Ten recently completed skyscrapers in New York City

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In this roundup , we collect 10 recently completed skyscrapers that have changed New York City's skyline over the past two years. New York City has seen several skyscrapers spring up in recent years, from the bronze-and-copper Brooklyn Tower by SHoP Architects in Downtown Brooklyn to Two Manhattan West , the final tower of a sprawling mixed-use development in Midtown Manhattan.

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Álvaro Siza's self-named Serralves Museum expansion opens in Portugal

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The Serralves Foundation in Porto, Portugal, has shared photos of its recently inaugurated new wing designed by and named for the country’s beloved Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Álvaro Siza. The 45,000-square-foot expansion is the fifth building designed by Siza for the foundation after the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art (1999), Manoel de Oliveira Cinema House (2019), Gardeners’ House (2021), and the restored Serralves Art Déco Villa (2021).

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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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bilgin architects dots turkish solar plant with a shimmering control center

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bilgin architects designs a luminous control building amidst a vast field of solar panels in turkey. The post bilgin architects dots turkish solar plant with a shimmering control center appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Who Should Win the 2024 Pritzker Prize?

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After the Hyatt Foundation announced that the 2024 Pritzker Prize be revealed on March 5 at 9 am EST, speculation has ignited regarding which architect or architects will receive architecture's most prestigious award. The Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered to be " the profession’s highest honor," has been granted annually, since 1979, by a jury, to a living architect or architects with significant achievements to humanity and the built environment.

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BIG unveils interlocking EPIQ skyscraper in Quito designed as "buildings within a building"

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Danish architecture studio BIG has completed the EPIQ tower in Ecuador , which consists of L-shaped stacked blocks that curve as they meet at the structure's centre. EPIQ, which was created by BIG in partnership with Quito-based developers Uribe Schwarzkopf , is located next to La Carolina Park, an urban green space in the centre of the city. The 24-storey tower sits on a corner intersection across from a metro entrance.

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Frank Gehry's 'Ruminations' comes to Madison Avenue

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The Gagosian Gallery’ s Madison Avenue location has recently opened an exhibition of Frank Gehry artworks titled Ruminations. On view until April 6th, the gallery will be showing recent works Gehry’s team says are in dialog with the architect’s engagements with fluid aquatic animal forms that date to an inspirational early-80s commission with the Formica Corporation.

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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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brutalist NICO hotel celebrates tropical modernism amidst mexican jungle

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indoor and outdoor spaces intertwine throughout the concrete grid structure, exploring permeability and optimizing the local climate. The post brutalist NICO hotel celebrates tropical modernism amidst mexican jungle appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Unites States Plans to Create A Nationwide Definition for Zero Emissions Buildings

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New York, US. Image © jorisvo via Shutterstock In an effort to find effective strategies to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change , the Biden-Harris administration has released a draft of a new legislative initiative that strives to impose a National Definition for Zero Emissions Buildings. Overseen by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the draft proposes a standardized and verifiable base for defining the common minimum conditions for such buildings, as well as pathways for transpare

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Mark Foster Gage Architects designs "secret garden" spa resort for Neom

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Saudi mega project Neom has revealed the design of the Elanan spa and hotel that is set to be built on a natural oasis on Gulf of Aqaba as its latest development. Designed by American studio Mark Foster Gage Architects , the Elanan resort will contain 80 rooms and suites along with well-being facilities. It will be built on a natural oasis that is fed by natural springs and is intended to feel like being in a "secret garden".

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Populous advances new downtown ballpark district proposal in Kansas City

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The Kansas City Royals are advancing a scheme for a new downtown stadium district designed by Populous in a neighborhood called the Crossroads. Slotted into a 17.5-acre site at the confluence of Grand Boulevard, Locust Street, Truman Road, and 17th Street, the development would offer a connector to the nearby South Loop Link project from OJB Landscape Architecture and BNIM.

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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!