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How ‘Architect’ Became a Protected Title in the United States

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In the second part of Archinect In-Depth: Licensure , we chart the origins of licensure in the United States. We explore how a combination of safety concerns, technological advances, and insecurity among architects over their own relevance led to the protection of the title 'architect,' legislation which remains in force in every jurisdiction of the United States today.

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Maximizing Dilapidated Infrastructure: The Potential of Repurposing Abandoned Buildings into Social Housing

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Abandoned Public Housing. Image © Flickr User Jacopo Ferrario under (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) license As the demand for affordable housing grows and the availability of low-cost properties diminishes, stakeholders in housing must become more innovative in their approach to social housing development. One opportunity lies in restoring and repurposing abandoned buildings.

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Four projects with unique geometries by Waechter Architecture: Your Next Employer?

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Following our previous visit to Massachusetts-based Murdough Design , we are moving our Meet Your Next Employer series to Oregon this week to explore the work of Waechter Architecture. Launched in 2007, and based in Portland, the firm has built a portfolio orientated around clarity of composition, material, systems, and experience. In a 2019 edition of our Studio Snapshot series , founder Ben Waechter told Archinect: “Since the beginning, the focus of the office has been on design clarity.

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Exploring the Smart Use of Brick: Thai Residence Case Study

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© Joana França Brick is one of the oldest and most versatile materials in construction, going beyond the simple masonry wall. Its origins date back to 7500 B.C., with kiln-fired specimens appearing around 3000 B.C., representing a technological breakthrough for the construction of sturdier buildings. Spreading across Europe and Asia around 1200 BC, they replaced materials such as wood and stone in scarce regions.

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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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Architecture in South Asia: Transitions in Patronage, Practitioners, and Public Perception

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Dr.Vishnuvardhan Memorial Complex / M9 Design Studio. Image © Vivek Eadara Photography South Asia has undergone notable transformations across economic, political, social, and various other spheres. Mirroring these patterns of societal change are the architectural practices across this region. The modern nation-states of South Asia – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – share similar histories and a future characterized by rapid economic development

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Studio Libeskind's refreshing social housing development debuts at the Sumner Houses in Brooklyn

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Studio Libeskind has inaugurated its new social housing development in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, called The Atrium at Sumner, after a three-year, $132 million construction. The 11-story, 132,418-square-foot development yields 190 total units, with an 8,309-square-foot community space located on the ground floor along Marcus Garvey Boulevard. Image: Hufton+Crow The building’s design features a dramatic interplay of opening and solids in a folding form finished in distinct optic white EIFS facade

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Studio Libeskind unveils social housing that feels "like home" in Brooklyn

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Architecture firm Studio Libeskind has completed The Atrium at Sumner Houses, an affordable housing block with 190 apartments for seniors in Brooklyn , New York. Located at the centre of the New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA) Sumner Houses campus, the 11-storey block is wrapped around a full-height central atrium that gives the building its name.

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Land as Raw Material: Latin American Homes Built With Locally Sourced Soil

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Chontay House / Marina Vella Arquitectos. © Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart Organizing, shaping, stacking. Transforming raw materials from the soil into architecture. This is a challenge that many Latin American architects embrace, demonstrating that scarcity can be daunting but also a rich opportunity to unleash creativity. The use of materials extracted from the local soil serves a dual purpose.

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australian studio curious practice renovates ‘aru house’ with brickwork and timber screens

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australian firm curious practice breathes new life into a classic early 20th-century weatherboard cottage with this aru house. The post australian studio curious practice renovates ‘aru house’ with brickwork and timber screens appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Innovative mass timber Wangen Tower opens in southern Germany

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University of Stuttgart professor Achim Menges has shared details of a new research-led observation tower project called Wangen Tower after its realization earlier this month at the regional garden showcase Landesgartenschau Wangen im Allgäu in southern Germany. The project is a collaboration between the university's Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the university.

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La Poste launches scratch-and-sniff stamp that smells like baguettes

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French post office La Poste has introduced a stamp designed by Stéphane Humbert-Basset that gives off the scent of bread when scratched to celebrate the baguette. The stamp has a "bakery scent", which was achieved through the use of microcapsules that are embedded within the ink of the stamps to provide the bread-like fragrance, reported French newspaper Le Monde.

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The Expressiveness of Exposed Concrete: Exploring the Works of Luciano Kruk

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Cariló House / Luciano Kruk. Image © Daniela Mac Adden In response to the diverse topographies and natural conditions throughout the Argentine territory , the works of Luciano Kruk propose an architecture that works in harmony with the environment, the landscape, and the nature in which they are situated. Whether immersed in a forest , on sloping terrain, or on a rural plain, among other geographies, his intention is to enhance the relationship between the interior and exterior of the architectu

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studio libeskind’s contorting affordable senior housing complex opens in brooklyn

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atrium at sumner provides 190 affordable apartment units, unfolding around a central green public space on the second floor. The post studio libeskind’s contorting affordable senior housing complex opens in brooklyn appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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How to Understand Architecture Business Conditions Using the AIA's Architecture Billings Index

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Since 1995, the American Institute of Architects has conducted a monthly index detailing trends in billings by architecture firms in the United States. Over time, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has become a valuable metric for charting the economic health of the profession, with Archinect reporting on the index monthly since 2012. To help readers better understand how metrics from ABI translate into the reality of design and construction, and to equip readers with the tools to interpret t

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Frying pans and tennis balls feature in collection made from found objects by London Met students

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Students from London Metropolitan University worked with Benchmark to create a range of products using the furnituremaker's wood offcuts and objects gathered from the streets of London for Clerkenwell Design Week. A group of second and third-year students from the university's undergraduate degree in product and furniture design participated in the project, called Aldgate Gold after the area where London Metropolitan University ( London Met ) is based.

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Quin Pavilion / Idee architects

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Completed in 2023 in Vietnam. Images by Trieu Chien. Quin Pavilion serves as a serene retreat nestled amidst a small forest enclave for the campers, offering a picturesque vista of the Ba Vi mountain.

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‘trees’ that can fully charge any electric vehicle in 5 to 13 minutes begin to grow in the US

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gravity’s DEAP trees can fully charge any electric vehicle with their 200kW and 500kW power. The post ‘trees’ that can fully charge any electric vehicle in 5 to 13 minutes begin to grow in the US 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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18 developments make the cut as 2024 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence finalists

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced 18 finalists for the 2024 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence. The program, which was established in 1979, is considered among the highest achievements in the real estate development industry and honors completed projects that are exemplary of its mission of promoting best practices in development. “This year’s submissions represented a broad portfolio of work, showcasing a diverse range of projects driven by creativity and ambition,”

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IKEA launches first pet range Utsådd for "eating, sleeping, playing and hiding"

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Swedish furniture brand IKEA has partnered with rehoming centre Woodgreen Pets Charity to launch its first product range for pets , which includes rattan beds and patterned soft toys. Comprising 29 pieces, the Utsådd collection is based on the "four most common activities that cats and dogs do in the home – eating, sleeping, playing and hiding", said IKEA.

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Billy O’Tea House / STO.M.P

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Completed in 2023 in Thoothukudi, India. Images by f/8. Sited on the outskirts of a port city, Tuticorin, the 5000sq.ft residence offers solace reflecting the relentless shoreline. The house, The Billy O’.

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france’s new scratch-and-sniff postage stamp actually smells like a fresh baguette

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france unveils scratch-and-sniff baguette stamps La Poste, the national postal service of France, introduces a new stamp featuring the iconic symbol of French culture, the baguette. The best part? The stamp employs scratch-and-sniff technology, making it smell like the baked good. Created by illustrator Stéphane Humbert-Basset, the design showcases a classic baguette wrapped in […] The post france’s new scratch-and-sniff postage stamp actually smells like a fresh baguette appear

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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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BIG marks progress on Habitat 67-inspired KING Toronto development

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BIG Partner Kai-Uwe Bergmann has posted an update to the firm's new contribution to the Toronto skyline, KING Toronto. The scheme is being developed at over 600,000 square feet alongside Diamond Schmitt Architects for clients Westbank Corp and Allied Properties. The project, which began construction in mid-2020, is inspired by Moshe Safdie’s Habitat 67 design and will culminate at 16 stories while adding an “experimental” touch to the nightlife-rich King Street West corridor.

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Museum of London set for demolition after Michael Gove decides not to call in proposal

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The Museum of London and Bastion House are set to be demolished to make way for the London Wall West scheme, after UK levelling up secretary Michael Gove decided not to intervene. Gove informed the City of London last Friday that he would not call in Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Sheppard Robson 's proposal, reported British publication Architects' Journal (AJ).

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Urban Renewal from Below: 10 Public Spaces that Reclaim Neglected City Infrastructure

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© Samuel Engelking Urban infrastructure intended for city connectivity disrupts urban patterns and often leaves behind a series of spaces without a properly defined use. Fortunately, the notion of space beneath infrastructure is being redefined, as architects are generating public spaces nestled under flyovers, bridges, and other urban structures. Formerly neglected spaces, overlooked or dismissed as mere leftovers of urban planning, are now transformed into dynamic environments for community e

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idee architects’ quin pavilion hovers above vietnamese forest like a steel cloud

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idee architects crafts a stainless steel roof that reflects the natural panorama, blending into the environment. The post idee architects’ quin pavilion hovers above vietnamese forest like a steel cloud 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!