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A Guide to Off-Grid Architectures

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Restaurant & Grocery Store in Monteiro Lobato / Metamoorfose Studio. Image © Maíra Acayaba Anyone who lives in a big city may have dreamed of moving elsewhere and living isolated, in a house among the trees or on a deserted beach. During the pandemic and the endless months of quarantine, many more may have had this same idea. As romantic and seductive as this may seem, however, living deep in nature comes with some important practical challenges.

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Honoring the achievements of China’s first female architect one hundred years later

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On May 18, 2024, the University of Pennsylvania awarded Lin Huiyin (林徽因) with an architecture degree, exactly 100 years after they refused to admit her into their undergraduate program because she was a woman. [.] With the news of Lin’s belated degree quickly going viral on Chinese social media, her name is again in the public eye.

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Is it time for architecture studios to walk away from Neom?

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Architecture studios working on Saudi giga-project Neom are maintaining their silence over human rights concerns despite mounting pressure from campaigners. Dezeen editor Tom Ravenscroft reports. Following recent reporting by the BBC alleging that Saudi forces permitted the use of lethal force to clear land for the project, human rights organisations told Dezeen that architecture studios "can't ignore" abuses connected to Neom anymore, and must "urgently reflect" on their involvement in the proj

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Dew House / Ayutt and Associates Design

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© Chalermwat Wongchompoo | Sofography architects: Ayutt and Associates Design Location: Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Chalermwat Wongchompoo | Sofography Area: 900.

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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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curved laminated wood beams form lightweight roof atop deportivo pavilion in cumbayá

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designed by tec taller ec, el deportivo pavilion fosters a sense of openness and freedom of movement, emphasizing interior activities. The post curved laminated wood beams form lightweight roof atop deportivo pavilion in cumbayá appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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John Outram's Sphinx Hill house becomes youngest listed building in UK

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An Egyptian-style, postmodern home designed by British architecture studio John Outram Associates in Oxfordshire has been Grade II-listed. Completed by the studio in 1999, Sphinx Hill house has now become the UK's youngest listed building and forms one of five of John Outram Associates' (JOA) buildings that have been listed. The Sphinx Hill house is the UK's youngest listed building The two-storey home was commissioned in 1994 by a couple with a shared interest in ancient Egyptian culture – fro

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The German Pavilion, Designed by LAVA Architects, Explores Circularity at Expo Osaka 2025

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Courtesy of LAVA LAVA Architects has just revealed their design for The German Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka. Highlighting the theme of the circular economy, the pavilion is titled “Wa! Doitsu,” translating to “Wow! Germany.” Conveying enthusiasm, The Pavilion explores concepts around circularity , showcasing the “terminological culmination of the sustainability discussion.

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maritime architecture studio MAST proposes a community of stilt houses in portugal

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MAST, known for its innovations in floating architecture, unveils a proposal for a hotel on stilts in portugal. The post maritime architecture studio MAST proposes a community of stilt houses in portugal appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Guggenheim opens internship applications for exhibition designers

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Following our previous look at an opening for a Signage & Wayfinding Project Manager at Pentagram , we are using this week’s edition of our Job Highlights series to explore an opening on Archinect Jobs for the Exhibition Design Internship at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The paid internship, based in New York City, runs from October 2024 to March 2025, with applications closing on Friday, July 5th.

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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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Renovation of historic station among designs unveiled for California's high-speed rail

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Designs by studios Foster + Partners , Arup and Page & Turnbull have been unveiled for the first four train stations of the California High-Speed Rail line, slated to be the first high-speed rail system in the US. Foster + Partners and Arup contributed to the design of four stations for the California High-Speed Rail, which will connect San Diego in the south of the state with Sacramento in the north, as well as a number of cities in between.

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Barcelona Plans to Ban Tourist Apartment Rentals to Ease the Housing Crisis

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Barcelona street view. Image © VTT Studio via Shutterstock The Spanish city of Barcelona , one of Europe's top tourist destinations, has announced a plan to ban apartment rentals to tourists by November 2028. The move, announced by Mayor Jaume Collboni, aims to alleviate the long-standing housing crisis , lower prices for residents, improve livability, and increase the city’s affordable housing stock.

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swiss pavilion to welcome visitors inside spheres engulfed by plants at expo 2025 osaka

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the pneumatic shell is made of ETFE, which functions as a hollow chamber supported by a steel structure. The post swiss pavilion to welcome visitors inside spheres engulfed by plants at expo 2025 osaka appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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eVolo presents 2024 Skyscraper Competition winners

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The winners of eVolo Magazine ’s 2024 Skyscraper Competition have been unveiled. Three winners and 14 honorable mentions were selected from a total of 206 projects submitted. Established in 2006, the annual award "recognizes visionary ideas that through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.

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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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Álvaro Siza adds angular concrete extension to renovated monastery in Porto

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Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has added an angular white-concrete extension to the Monastery of Leça do Balio in Porto to provide "a new landmark" for the site. Designed by Siza with landscape architect Sidonio Pardal , the extension provides additional space for visitors to the site, which is the headquarters of the cultural entity Foundation Livraria Lello.

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Copas House / PPAA

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© Rory Gardiner architects: PPAA Location: Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, Mexico Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Rory Gardiner Area: 10376 ft2 Read more »

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villager’s home by UAD grows out of ancient mud house remnants in rural china

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old mud houses and remnants of rammed earth walls were integrated with new concrete structures and modern technology to form the public space complex. The post villager’s home by UAD grows out of ancient mud house remnants in rural china appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Dubbeldam's Shift House stands out through a unique push and pull of interior volumes

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In Toronto , Dubbeldam Architecture + Design has completed a new residence distinguished by projecting and retracting volumes and the way it offers occupants a meaningful relationship with the outdoors. Called Shift House, the 3,200-square-foot home’s façade is also highlighted by contrasting cladding. Western red cedar fills the voids left by the retracted volumes, providing a striking contrast to the predominantly charcoal gray exterior.

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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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Neom being "built on the blood of Saudis" says ALQST's Lina Alhathloul

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Architecture studios involved in Neom should either campaign for the release of people imprisoned for protesting against the Saudi mega-project or walk away, says human rights campaigner Lina Alhathloul in this interview. Speaking to Dezeen as part of a wider feature exploring whether architecture studios should reconsider their involvement in Neom , Alhathloul questioned the motives behind the multi-region development.

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Xiqué Boutique Hotel / Estudio Carroll

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Completed in 2023 in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Images by Cesar Belio. We believe architecture goes beyond mere structures; it is a catalyst for joy and harmony capable of transforming communities and uplifting the human.

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AlUla’s sandstone canyons nestle basketball courts in norah alsuairy’s AI-generated series

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the mountains' rugged contours pose dramatic backdrop for the earth-toned courts where players can enjoy a game while immersed in nature. The post AlUla’s sandstone canyons nestle basketball courts in norah alsuairy’s AI-generated series appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Selldorf Architects' first residential towers shine on the Brooklyn skyline

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Selldorf Architects recently debuted the studio's first two residential skyscrapers at the redeveloped One Domino Square site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. With an allotment of 398 new rental units and 160 total condominiums, the project boasts more than 700,000 square feet of usable space united by a seven-story podium with 12,000 square feet of ground-level retail spaces and another 40,000 worth of amenities offerings spread throughout three upper-level floors that connect via an elliptical centr

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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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Scientists use living skin to create robot that smiles

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Lifelike robots could be a step closer to reality with a new development from the University of Tokyo, where scientists have made a prototype with living skin capable of a "natural smile". The University of Tokyo team aimed to find a good way of binding living skin, which is skin grown in a lab from living cells, to a humanoid robot. Living skin, also known as cultured skin, has been used in the robotics field before, but without a good mechanism to attach it to a base layer, it is deformed or d

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Dystopian Disneyland: The Story Behind Turkey’s Castle Ghost Town

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© Esin Deniz/ Shutterstock Most of us have probably imagined living in a castle at some point, whether during childhood , enchanted by fairy tales, or as adults studying European monarchies. Considering this fascination, what would you think if you had the chance to buy your castle? In mid-2014, you could make that dream a reality in Turkey for just $370,000.

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vinyl records hover in oscar olsson’s fully automatic, wall-mounted turntable ‘disco volante’

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the modern turntable has a tonearm housed within the colored bar mounted on the wall and a framework made of machined sober steel. The post vinyl records hover in oscar olsson’s fully automatic, wall-mounted turntable ‘disco volante’ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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10 featured Intermediate-level architecture jobs in Los Angeles

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The latest curated jobs roundup from Archinect Jobs features nine intermediate designer and architect roles currently available in the Los Angeles area. To explore specific job titles in the architectural profession, consult Archinect's Guide to Job Titles series. Also, follow our Archinect Tips series to improve your portfolio, resume, and interviewing skills, and increase your overall chances of getting that next job.

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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!