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Landscape Architects Lead Bhutan’s Mindfulness City

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© Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group “The Mindfulness City will be a sustainable city. To be mindful is to be aware — to perform best,” said Giulia Frittoli, partner and head of landscape at BIG. The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked Buddhist country in the eastern Himalayas , nestled between China and India. It covers 14,000 square miles and has a population of nearly 800,000.

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The Rise of 3D-Printed Prefabricated Homes

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ADU / Mighty Buildings. Image © Paul Vu As construction materials costs increase , builders and developers are seeking alternatives to traditional home construction methods to address housing shortages. In response, an expanding construction technology field is the 3D printing sector. This technology promises quicker, cheaper construction and the potential to extrude local and recycled materials.

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3 Years and Over $2 Million: What It Costs to Restore a Frank Lloyd Wright Home

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America’s most famous architect inspires legions of fans. But taking on one of his projects is a big, big commitment. Sixty five years after his death, Frank Lloyd Wright has sustained quite the fan club. His admirers congregate in Facebook Groups, like the 120,000-member Frank Lloyd Wright Nation , to share photos of his structures and discuss his brilliance on the daily.

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Safdie Architects will expand Marina Bay Sands for 2029

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Safdie Architects has announced plans for a programmatic expansion of their previous Marina Bay Sands design in Singapore. The scheme calls for the addition of a new luxury hotel tower with a sky roof, a 15,000-seat entertainment venue, and further spaces reserved for work, retail, and dining. The project is being undertaken to provide a boost to Singapore’s tourism sector, which is considered lagging behind other destinations in the Asia-Pacific region in spite of strong post-pandemic num

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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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Why choose Corona: 5 features for easy, stunning renders

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Discover how Corona's features can simplify your workflow, meet client demands, and make your portfolio stand out with stunning photoreal renders.

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Sigurd Larsen design brick and wood building for Michelberger Farm

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Michelberger Farm is a place for all senses. It’s a place that celebrates the gastronomy process all the way from planting seeds to the enjoyment of high end food. The post Sigurd Larsen design brick and wood building for Michelberger Farm appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama debuts 'Purple Hibiscus' at the Barbican, a reference to the site's material history

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The Barbican has debuted a new large-scale public art installation from Ghanaian-born artist Ibrahim Mahama. His site-specific piece Purple Hibiscus, named in reference to the 2003 novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is installed on the facade of the Barbican’s central Lakeside Terrace. It uses approximately 21,500 square feet of fuschia-hued cloth that contrasts dramatically with the rough concrete exterior and overcast London sky.

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Thomas Heatherwick's Humanise campaign creates "boring alter-egos" of UK landmarks

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Creative agency Uncommon Creative Studio has made "boring" versions of UK landmarks including Buckingham Palace and Edinburgh Castle for Thomas Heatherwick 's Humanise campaign. Created to demonstrate how UK landmarks would look if designed in modernist styles, the agency used artificial intelligence to reimagine the landmarks. Along with Buckingham Palace and Edinburgh Castle, Uncommon Creative Studio created alternative versions of the Tower of London, Royal Liver Building, Palace of Westminst

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Entrance Façade of the Baroque Museum of Catalonia / David Closes

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© Adrià Goula architects: David Closes Location: Plaça de Sant Ignasi, 14, 08241 Manresa, Barcelona, Spain Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Adrià Goula Photographs: José Hevia Area: 2660.

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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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kengo kuma turns wood and clay into offshore red sea villas in saudi arabia

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complementing these floating units are low, horizontally oriented land villas with gently curved roofs, mirroring the natural sand dunes. The post kengo kuma turns wood and clay into offshore red sea villas in saudi arabia appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Frank Gehry talks to the LA Times about his ever-expanding vision for downtown Los Angeles

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Frank Gehry has provided some interesting comments to the LA Times to coincide with last week’s groundbreaking of the new Colburn Center in downtown Los Angeles , a vital lynchpin for the city’s post-COVID economic rebound. Speaking on the record for an article to the paper’s business section, the 95-year-old Walt Disney Concert Hall designer told reporters about his still-expanding vision for the Grand Avenue corridor and beyond.

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Saudi Arabia lowers predicted number of residents at The Line by 2030

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The Line mega-city, which is the flagship development for Saudi Arabia's Neom project, will allegedly house fewer than 300,000 people by 2030, down from an original goal of 1.5 million. News agency Bloomberg has reported that officials expect The Line – a 170-kilometre-long linear city consisting of two parallel, 500-metre-high, linear skyscrapers – to house fewer than 300,000 people by 2030.

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Through House / Jim Caumeron Design

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© r-vis : kevin nuñez, lance sy, julian patric semilla architects: Jim Caumeron Design Location: Pampanga, Philippines Project Year: 2024 Photographs: r-vis : kevin nuñez, lance sy, julian patric semilla Area: 300.

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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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honeycomb apartments by peter haimerl bring sloping homes to munich

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peter haimerl shapes the 'cluster living honeycomb house' as an array of stacked hexagonal tubes, resembling a giant beehive in munich. The post honeycomb apartments by peter haimerl bring sloping homes to munich appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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NEOM's The Line is getting a lot shorter (for now)

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Bloomberg is reporting on a tip they received recently about NEOM’ s The Line centerpiece as it advances on the first phase of construction in Saudi Arabia’s northwest highlands. Last week, the outlet published details citing an anonymous source who said The Line segment is now expected to extend to only 2.4 kilometers and house 300,000 residents by the end of the decade.

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Joe Doucet's Airiva wind turbines are made for city streets and buildings

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Designer Joe Doucet has revealed his Airiva turbine – a modular wind power system that was conceived to have the necessary visual appeal to fit into urban settings. Currently a prototype, the Airiva energy system features two-metre-tall vertical blades with a sculptural helix shape rather than the propeller style commonly seen on large wind farm turbines.

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Foster + Partners Unveils Inaugural Residential Project in Uruguay

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Courtesy of Foster + Partners Foster + Partners has just begun construction on “The Edge,” its inaugural project in Uruguay. Situated along the Rambla Tomas Berreta in Montevideo’s Carrasco neighborhood, the scheme extends along the coastline to the eastern borders. Encompassing 60 meters of shoreline, the development includes eight residential units that form around a circular courtyard enclosed in glass, each offering unique views of the water.

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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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K+S architects’ wooden forest hut is a terraced refuge in woods of japan

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to minimize disruption to the existing landscape, K+S architects designs its stepping forest hut with a simple, elevated structure. The post K+S architects’ wooden forest hut is a terraced refuge in woods of japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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10 new architectural landscapes & outdoor spaces 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 Outdoors. Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles.

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"Strong focus on aesthetics" contributed to collapse of Norway timber bridge

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An official report into the collapse of a 10-year-old mass-timber bridge in Norway in August 2022 has criticised the structure's design and construction. Two drivers had to be rescued after the Tretten Bridge, over the Gudbrandsdalslågen river in the Øyer area of southern Norway, gave way as a heavy goods vehicle was crossing. Completed in only 2012, the glulam -and-steel truss bridge was designed by Norwegian architecture studio Plan Arkitekter and engineering firm Norconsult for the Norwegian

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Thames House / Ignacio Szulman arquitecto

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© Javier Agustín Rojas architects: Ignacio Szulman arquitecto Location: Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires, Argentina Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Javier Agustín Rojas Area: 180.

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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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hiroyuki ito architects’ tenjincho place is a curving slice of nature in tokyo

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hiroyuki ito architects has unveiled tenjincho place, a new apartment complex in tokyo which curves around a central courtyard. The post hiroyuki ito architects’ tenjincho place is a curving slice of nature in tokyo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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A perfect cube chalet occupies a rural Canadian forest

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Montreal-based practice Maurice Martel architecte has completed a rural rustic home in Mandeville, Canada. Set within a forest and bordered by a river, the Rustic Grade chalet is described as “the ideal mini-home to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life in the outside world.” Image credit: Adrien Williams Image credit: Adrien Williams The architecture of the chalet strikes a minimalist tone, taking a simplistic cube form.

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Study finds botanical gardens offer "greater cooling effect" in cities compared to parks

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The Global Centre for Clean Air Research has published research that found botanical gardens are one of the best ways to cool cities and mitigate the effects of heatwaves. In its study , the Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) at the University of Surrey analysed how different examples of blue infrastructure (water areas and features) and green infrastructure (planted elements) can mitigate urban heating.

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75.9 House / Omer Arbel

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Courtesy of Omer Arbel architects: Omer Arbel Location: Pacific Northwest, Cariboo, BC V0L 1H0, Canada Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Courtesy of Omer Arbel Read more »

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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!