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Enscape 4.0: The Foundation for the Future

Enscape

Introducing Enscape 4.0—our latest version developed to create a unified experience across platforms. macOS users can now work with the ease and speed of a complete design and visualization workflow, just like their Windows counterparts.

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Four Pritzker Prize-winning architects have recently designed watches

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There are countless examples of architects expanding beyond buildings and architecture to engage with product design. This month alone, for example, our news coverage has included a swirling whisky bottle designed by a Zaha Hadid Architects director, a lighting product range by Snøhetta, and a series of biophilic design products by ecoLogicStudio.

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The Architecture of Dune: Leveraging the Past to Create a Myth of the Future

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Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Imagine a world thousands of years into the future, one where humanity has conquered planets from galaxies away, only to default to a neofeudalistic social order in a constant power struggle, all built upon an intricate tapestry of cultures and religions and set in a harsh yet vivid landscape that becomes a character in and of itself.

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Is the architectural design causing serious Wi-Fi issues at Google's new Bay View headquarters?

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Google has not publicly disclosed the reasons for the Wi-Fi problems, but workers say the 600,000-square-foot building’s swooping, wave-like rooftop swallows broadband like the Bermuda Triangle. [.] But, a Google spokeswoman acknowledged, "we’ve had Wi-Fi connectivity issues in Bay View." She said Google "made several improvements to address the issue," and the company hoped to have a fix in coming weeks.

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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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Harvard is searching for a Loeb Fellowship Curator

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Following last week’s look at an opening for an Architect at the US Bureau of Reclamation , we are using this week’s edition of our Job Highlights series to explore an open role on Archinect Jobs for Curator of the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University. The role, based in the Harvard Graduate School of Design , calls for an individual to provide “vision and overall direction to the Loeb Fellowship program for mid-career professionals in design-related disciplines.

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Exploring the Grand Egyptian Museum Through Photography: Bridging Past and Present in Cairo

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© Farida Bustani Showcasing millennia of Egyptian history and culture, the Grand Egyptian Museum is a monumental project in Cairo , Egypt , designed by the Irish firm Heneghan Peng Architects. Home to over 100,000 artifacts spanning Egypt’s storied past, the museum is on the brink of opening its doors to the public after multiple setbacks. Recent updates offer glimpses of the structure’s progress, with photographs captured by Egyptian photographer Farida Bustani providing sneak peeks of the arch

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Studio Morphogenesis wraps waterside mosque in Bangladesh in perforated pink concrete

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Local architecture office Studio Morphogenesis has used dusty pink coloured concrete to build a waterside mosque that sits on a sloping site in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Named after the land owner's late mother, the Zebun Nessa Mosque is situated in the rapidly growing industrial outskirts of Dhaka. It was constructed to serve as a spiritual sanctuary and communal space for local workers.

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Foster + Partners unveils design for Dubai luxury residential towers

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Foster + Partners has unveiled plans for two luxury residential towers in Dubai. Named VELA and VELA VIENTO, derived from the Latin words for ‘sails’ and ‘wind’ respectively, the design of the towers echoes the architectural language of the firm’s previous waterfront tower The Lana, which sits nearby. Image credit: Binyan Studios “VELA, VELA VIENTO, and The Lana share a horizontal rhythm, an expressed structure, and voids in the massing, which makes them insta

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elliptical roof opening invites natural light within desert x AlUla visitor center 2022

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kwy.studio introduces new volumes housing corner shops, expanded event areas, indoor café seating, and upgraded staff amenities. The post elliptical roof opening invites natural light within desert x AlUla visitor center 2022 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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Ana Skobe Wins the Architecture Photography Category at Sony World Photography Awards 2024

ArchDaily

© Ana Skobe, Slovenia, Winner, Open Competition, Architecture, Image Courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2024 The Sony World Photography Awards 2024 has announced its category winners and shortlist, showcasing the best single images from around the world captured during the last year. With over 395,000 submissions from 220 countries and territories, the competition aims to highlight established and emerging photographers from around the world.

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Demolition of council estates "has peaked"

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For our Social Housing Revival series, we look at how the fate of UK social-housing estates has become an urgent topic as councils grapple with the housing crisis and challenges of preservation. Regeneration of social housing estates – which typically involves demolishing post-war estates and replacing them with new housing that increases the overall number of units but reduces the proportion of social-rent homes – has become a highly contentious issue in Britain.

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BIG unveils mass timber transit hub design for Toulouse

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BIG has unveiled renderings for its new Marengo Multimodal Transport Hub project in Toulouse, France’s fourth largest city. The 129,000-square-foot building connects the city center to the UNESCO -listed Canal du Midi and the Périole neighborhood and will be realized adjacent to the existing Gare Matabiau, which was first built in 1905.

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yamaha takes apart and photographs the 8,000 parts that make up concert grand piano CFX

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yamaha design laboratory dissects the insides of its grand concert piano CFX, lines up each of the 8,000 parts, and photographs them for ‘the art of sound’. The post yamaha takes apart and photographs the 8,000 parts that make up concert grand piano CFX 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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Borderless House / FORMZERO

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Completed in 2023 in Malaysia. Images by Ameen Deen. Borderless House is designed for an elderly couple who value nature and family connection. To create a house of garden, traditional Chinese garden.

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Studio Gang begins construction on Parisian university built with 50 per cent natural materials

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Construction is progressing on a mass-timber academic building with a stone facade designed by architecture firm Studio Gang for the University of Chicago campus in Paris. The University of Chicago John W Boyer Center was designed by Studio Gang in accordance with the French sustainability law requiring new public buildings to be built from at least 50 per cent wood or other natural materials.

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Gensler and SHAPE unveil next phase of Atlanta’s Centennial Yards development

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The next phase of Atlanta’s major Centennial Yards development has been unveiled. Designed by Gensler and SHAPE Architecture , the sports-entertainment district will span 470,000 square feet, holding entertainment, retail, restaurant, and hotel functions on a 7.5-acre site. The urban form of the district takes inspiration from Downtown Atlanta’s industrial past, designed to “reflect the site’s railroad history with clean lines and flat pedestrian pathways throughout.

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austin maynard architects designs this ‘lang house’ for living large in a small block

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the lang house, a recent project by austin maynard architects, embodies a fresh perspective on living in the heart of melbourne. The post austin maynard architects designs this ‘lang house’ for living large in a small block 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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Houses in Spain: Mobile Wooden Enclosures for Sun Protection

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House in Hills of Madrid / Slow Studio. Image © Salva López According to the climatic conditions of each region and its implantation environment, exterior enclosures play a fundamental role in providing the necessary climatization and ventilation conditions to make indoor spaces habitable and comfortable. While there are various bioclimatic strategies and designs that can be applied to achieve energy efficiency, the determination of materiality, the choice of hardware, and the definition of open

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Sagrada Familia announces 2026 final completion date

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La Sagrada Familia Foundation has announced that the monumental church in Barcelona is set for completion in 2026, 100 years after the death of its architect Antoni Gaudí. Construction on the Sagrada Familia began in 1882 and was led by Gaudí until his passing in 1926. Now, after more than 140 years, a final completion date has been announced. "The Chapel of the Assumption is expected to be finished in 2025 and the tower of Jesus Christ in 2026," La Sagrada Familia Foundation told news site CNN.

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12 featured interior design jobs in New York City

Archinect

The latest curated jobs roundup from Archinect Jobs highlights 10 architecture and design firms in the New York City area currently seeking to hire interior designers. To look up specific job titles from the architectural profession, consult Archinect's Guide to Job Titles series. Also, follow our Archinect Tips series to improve your portfolio, resume, interviewing skills, and increase your overall chances of getting that next job.

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17th-century italian library will host a winding, transparent ‘shrine’ by mario cucinella

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the new area welcomes and spans four levels, with a vault for the volumes to be preserved, and a panoramic terrace that opens onto large visual wings. The post 17th-century italian library will host a winding, transparent ‘shrine’ by mario cucinella appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Is Mass Timber the Key Element in a Low Carbon Future?

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Bunjil Place / fjmt. Image © John Gollings This article was originally published on Common Edge. Chinese temples have stood for centuries, battered by wind and earthquakes , without a crack or timber out of place. They employ an ancient technique called “bracket set construction” that requires no nails or metal parts to connect wooden structural elements.

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Hewitt creates residential tower in Seattle informed by stack of magazines

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Local architecture studio Hewitt has unveiled the 33-storey-high Skyglass residential block in downtown Seattle , which was informed by an offset stack of magazines. Called Skyglass , the 335-foot-high (102 metre) tower is located just east of the Space Needle, which was recently renovated by Olson Kundig Architects , and contains apartments with shops on its lower floors.

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Sam Lubell on what's new at Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein House

Archinect

Goldstein and his team of architects, builders, engineers and landscape designers have been working on the Lautner house addition since 2003, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Goldstein’s property, which he has been tinkering with for more than 50 years. [.] “The purpose of all of this was to make the inside feel like it was outside,” said Goldstein, who describes a very collaborative working relationship with Lautner until the architect’s deat

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plant-based vinyl replaces PVC with sugarcane bioplastics for compostable records

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the production waste of evovinyl, the plant-based vinyl record made of sugarcane bioplastics, can be also recycled back into a new batch of LPs. The post plant-based vinyl replaces PVC with sugarcane bioplastics for compostable records 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!