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Architects develop new AI visualization tool for architectural rendering

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Gendo, a new AI visualization platform, has launched today following a $1.1 million investment into the product created by London-based architectural designer George Proud with the help of his colleague and software engineer Will Jones. The platform claims to convert 2D drawings, sketches, or text-based inputs into life-like visualizations. Image courtesy Gendo Zaha Hadid Architects , David Chipperfield Architects , and Benoy are among the beta testers of the software.

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Architecture for Sustainable Development Goals: UIA 2030 Award Announces Finalists of its Second Cycle

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Huvila by Jenni Reuter Architects, Finland. Image Courtesy of UIA 2030 Awards The UIA , in collaboration with UN-Habitat, has revealed the finalists for the first stage of the second edition of the UIA 2030 Award. Celebrating architecture that contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda, this biennial award honors built projects that demonstrate design quality and alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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White House / Dipen Gada and Associates

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© The Fishy Project architects: Dipen Gada and Associates Location: Porbandar, India Project Year: 2023 Photographs: The Fishy Project Area: 8900.

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MVRDV creates glittering Tiffany & Co store featuring a diamond-studded facade in Shanghai

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MVRDV has created a glittering store for Tiffany & Co, featuring a diamond-studded facade in Shanghai, China. Named Tiffany Façade Shanghai Taikoo-Li, the öÖÖ-square-metre retail store is located in the Taikoo-Li Qiantan retail development in Shanghai.The store.

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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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Featured architecture jobs in Chicago and Champaign, Illinois

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The latest edition of our curated job highlights from Archinect Jobs features four employers in Chicago and one university in Champaign, Illinois , looking to expand with new, attractive career opportunities. To learn more about the various positions firms are offering, make sure to check out Archinect's Guide to Job Titles series. Also, consult our Archinect Tips collection for helpful guidance on how to get that next job.

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Phuffle Restaurant and Café / Too.architects

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© Jatupoom Srimuang architects: Too.architects Location: Tambon Prachathipat, Thailand Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Jatupoom Srimuang Area: 477.

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a timber screen facade shelters this house in aoyama, tokyo by keiji ashizawa

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tokyo's affluent neighborhood of aoyama has seen the completion of a new family house designed by keiji ashizawa design. The post a timber screen facade shelters this house in aoyama, tokyo by keiji ashizawa appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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MVRDV and other Dutch studios look into the future with the speculative 'WHAT-IF: Nederland 2100' study on urbanism and adaptability

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The consequences that climate change presents to the future natural and built environment of the Netherlands have led to a new study on urbanism titled ' WHAT-IF: Nederland 2100 ,' produced by a trio of Dutch studios that includes MVRDV , IMOSS, and Feddes/Olthof. The research is aimed at adaptability and features a series of feasible plans to greet such challenges while showing how the country can "live with nature, provide housing and quality of life, protect its cultural heritage, and adapt i

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BIG completes twisting One High Line skyscrapers in New York

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Danish architecture studio BIG has completed two residential skyscrapers with twisted forms alongside New York's High Line. The 300-foot (91 metres) and 400-foot (122 metres) towers on Manhattan's west side are now completed, with amenity spaces designed by New York architecture office Gabellini Sheppard and Paris-based studio Gilles & Boissier.

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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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Westerpunt Observation / studio MOTO

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© Michiel Hendryckx architects: studio MOTO Location: De Panne, Belgium Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Michiel Hendryckx Photographs: Pink Appartment Photographs: studio MOTO Area: 200.

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studio cochi architects extends a tomigusuku home with a modern studio space

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the extension is studio cochi's interpretation of the traditional okinawan 'hinpun,' a screen between the home and the street. The post studio cochi architects extends a tomigusuku home with a modern studio space appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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The 2024 Olympic Village as an answer to America's point access block problem

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Host cities through the decades, including Helsinki, Athens, London, Torin, Seoul, Barcelona, and most recently, Paris, have all used point access block housing that would be illegal to build in the U.S. When studying mixed-use Olympic Villages as a model for successful pedestrian-oriented development in the U.S., it becomes abundantly clear that major discrepancies exist between housing options in the U.S. and the rest of the world.

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Jahn completes 1000M skyscraper in Chicago

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Architecture studio Jahn has completed a skyscraper in Chicago with two distinct sections, which is one of the last projects designed by studio founder Helmut Jahn. Called 1000M, the 788-foot-tall skyscraper (223 metre) is located at the south end of the Michigan Avenue Historic District near the Chicago lakefront. It is one of the tallest residential skyscrapers in the city.

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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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Perfect Days: An Ode to Tokyo's Public Toilets

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Yoyogi Fukamachi Mini Park Toilet / Shigeru Ban Architects. © Satoshi Nagare, Courtesy of The Nippon Foundation "A bathroom is a place where everyone is equal—there is no rich or poor, no old or young; everyone is part of humanity." This reflection was shared by Wim Wenders , exponent of New German Cinema and director of the film Perfect Days (2023) when asked about the striking sets of his most recent work.

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crayons made from recycled japanese trees and wood uncover different hues found in forests

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the pigments of the crayons are extracted from different tree species such as cedar, cypress, and magnolia, to name a few. The post crayons made from recycled japanese trees and wood uncover different hues found in forests appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Fostering community through multi-residential housing and rooftop urban farming

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Calgary -based studio Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MODA) — the winners of Canada's 2022 RAIC Emerging Practice Award — has completed a forward-thinking mixed-use development that combines multi-residential housing and urban farming to build community and foster social interaction. Photo: Ema Peter Photo: Ema Peter Called GROW, the project features 20 units of varying sizes, which are accompanied by a 0.6-acre rooftop urban farm.

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Cylindrical voids accommodate trees at Mexican lake house by MCxA Group

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Circular holes form light wells, courtyards and spaces for existing trees at this lakeside house in Mexico 's Nayarit state, designed by Mexican studio MCxA Group. Casa Santa Maria del Oro is nestled into a steep slope that falls away to the water, partially embedded within the earth and covered by a green roof. The house is embedded into a slope and disguised by a green roof "The volume of the house is completely hidden, lost in the slope of the land and leaving only the terraces visible, which

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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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Investing in Wellbeing: How Healthy Workspaces Drive Productivity and Profit

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© Matthijs van Roon Beyond aesthetics, the design of our workplaces directly impacts our health. Studies reveal a clear link between poor light quality and limited access to natural views with increased sick leave. Smoke-free policies have been demonstrably effective, reducing smoking prevalence by 3.8% and lowering tobacco consumption by a significant 3.1 cigarettes per day for continuing smokers.

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tiffany & co. shanghai is veiled in a glimmering glass diamond facade by MVRDV

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MVRDV crafts the sparkling facade for tiffany & co. shanghai with 6,988 handcrafted glass diamonds. The post tiffany & co. shanghai is veiled in a glimmering glass diamond facade by MVRDV appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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10 examples of wood in architecture 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 Wood. Tip: Use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles.

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European Space Agency develops Lego brick from space dust to build on the moon

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The European Space Agency has created its own version of a Lego brick that is 3D printed from meteorite dust, as the organisation explores how to construct buildings in space. The "space bricks", as Lego and the European Space Agency (ESA) call them, are made using the dust of a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite discovered in 2000 in north-west Africa.

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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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Brickwood Villa / Futurground

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© Choong Wei Li, Wilber Ooi, Ameen Deen architects: Futurground Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Choong Wei Li, Wilber Ooi, Ameen Deen Area: 3000.

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RAD+ar blends multi-leveled commercial garden into indonesia’s tropical landscape

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RAD+ar transforms indonesia's urban landscape with the aruma split garden, a multi-leveled commercial garden that integrates nature within a compact footprint. The post RAD+ar blends multi-leveled commercial garden into indonesia’s tropical landscape appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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3XN GXN team wins South Korea's Chungnam Art Center competition

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A team including 3XN GXN, SIAPLAN, and MDA will design the new Chungnam Art Center in South Korea following the results of an invited international competition. What is being billed as the final "keystone" design of the new Chungnam Art Precinct will be created by 2029. It will feature a sloping roof plane folded into its diagonal axis and then arched at points to define the different programmatic functions below.

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Lindal Cedar Homes offers house plans informed by Frank Lloyd Wright designs

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Seattle-based manufacturer Lindal Cedar Homes has partnered with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to create a series of purchasable house designs informed by the American architect's Usonian philosophy. The floor plans of nine houses are available to purchase in The Lindal Imagine Series , including designs based on Frank Lloyd Wright's Jacobs 1 house in Wisconsin.

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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!