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Reviving Art in Architecture: A Look at France's '1% for Art' Policy

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© chris-johnson/Unsplash Throughout various historical civilizations and art movements, from Classical Greece and Rome to the Renaissance and the Bauhaus, the collaboration between art and architecture has been a significant societal expression. However, the 20th-century ideals of modernism and mass production resulted in the decline and near disappearance of art within buildings.

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Searching for new architecture and design jobs? BKSK, Garrison, Architekton, hughesumbanhowar, and Alex Pettas are currently hiring

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Take a look at our latest curated selection of architecture and design firms currently hiring on Archinect Jobs : This week's featured employer highlight includes job openings in New York City/Brooklyn , Los Angeles , and Tempe, Arizona. For even more opportunities, head over to the Archinect job board and explore our active community of job seekers , firms , and schools.

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The Vessel to reopen with improved safety measures

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The Vessel has announced it will again be open to visitors in New York City later this year after upgraded anti-suicide safety measures are installed in response to a spate of tragedies that have befallen its existence since being inaugurated in March of 2019. The attraction has been closed since 2021 and will reopen with its uppermost level kept inaccessible to the public.

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Revit 2025 Updates Enscape Users Should Know About

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The annual new version of Autodesk® Revit® was recently released, right on the heels of Enscape 4.0 ! Between the two new software releases, there are many things to discuss. However, this post aims to highlight the new Revit 2025 features that Enscape users will be most interested in.

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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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UNESCO World Capital of Architecture 2026: Barcelona and the Capacity of Architecture to Transform Reality

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© Márton Mogyorósy Joining Copenhagen and Rio de Janeiro , Barcelona has been named the UIA’s 2026 World Capital of Architecture by UNESCO. This title recognizes the city’s commitment to promoting the values of architecture, urban planning, and sustainability. Outshining Beijing as the other contender for the 2026 title, Barcelona won the bid with its proposal titled “One today, one tomorrow,” with a plan to host a series of transformative events across all its districts and become a research la

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UC Berkeley opens exhibition on the architectural history of the BART system

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The College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley has opened an exhibition on the BART’s architectural history. Titled Along the Line: Designing and Planning BART, 1963-1976 , the show features the work of architects, landscape architects, and planners involved in the system’s initial design. The exhibition centers on the desire of BART designers to encourage middle-class passengers commuting from Bay Area suburbs to use public transport to downtown San Francisco.

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Coming soon: V-Ray for ARM

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Powering the renders of the future: V-Ray is set to take advantage of the reduced power consumption and uncompromising performance of ARM-based CPUs.

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In Between Gardens Residence / A Threshold

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Completed in 2023 in Tiptur, India. Images by Atik Bheda. Situated in the town of Tiptur within the Tumkur district, this residence occupies a corner plot measuring 70’x40’ in a relatively new layout, devoid.

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Enscape for SketchUp 2024 is Now Available

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SketchUp 2024 is out and available on Enscape for Windows and Mac. Enjoy a streamlined design and visualization workflow for the latest version.

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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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Renzo Piano releases first concept designs for The Center for Arts & Innovation in Boca Raton, Florida

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Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) has released early concept designs for The Center for Arts & Innovation project in Boca Raton , Florida. The firm was announced as the winner of an international RFP process to imagine the Center in September of last year. As stated in an announcement today, the new campus aims to foster the convergence of arts, education, business, and community in order to develop a new approach to how the world designs, imagines, programs, utilizes, and embraces cultur

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Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Demolished a Craig Ellwood, and the Internet Is Furious

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The celebrity couple reportedly plan to build a 15,000-square-foot modern farmhouse on the lot to replace the midcentury—and the news has more than preservationists up in arms. It seems that L.A.’s thirst for massive modern farmhouses knows no bounds: last week, news broke that Chris Pratt and wife Katherine Schwarzenegger quietly bought then razed the 74-year-old Zimmerman House by Southern California modernist architect Craig Ellwood with plans to build a 15,000-square-foot residence in the in

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Bandhan Residential School of Business / Abin Design Studio

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© Niveditaa Gupta architects: Abin Design Studio Location: JJQR+R69, Kankalitala, West Bengal 731204, India Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Niveditaa Gupta Area: 10000.

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Heatherwick's Vessel set to reopen with "floor-to-ceiling steel mesh"

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The Vessel viewpoint by Thomas Heatherwick is expected to reopen in New York this year, shrouded by steel netting to prevent people from jumping from its platforms. It follows the closure of the structure in Hudson Yards in August 2021, after a 14-year-old boy became the fourth person to die there by suicide. Related Companies , the developer behind Hudson Yards, has revealed that the Vessel is now due to reopen with more stringent suicide-prevention safety measures in place.

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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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'Architecture as blossoms of the human spirit': Steven Holl reflects on 50 years of practice

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Steven Holl Architects turns fifty this month. The globe-spanning operation that first began in California in 1974 and formed in New York three years later has been behind some of contemporary architecture’s most celebrated designs with 79 realized works in 13 U.S. states and 15 countries. Now, with five new projects in the pipeline, founder Steven Holl has shared with Archinect some reflections on his journey through architecture to mark the special anniversary milestone as part of a year

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the vessel gets another try: new york landmark to reopen with steel mesh netting

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after closing in 2021 due to four suicides, the vessel will reopen in new york, this time with steel mesh safety barriers. The post the vessel gets another try: new york landmark to reopen with steel mesh netting appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Tourism Gentrification in the United States: How Short Term Rentals Impact American Cities

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Pendry Manhattan West / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Image © Dave Burk Airbnb has undoubtedly disrupted the hospitality industry, inspiring an ecosystem of companies leveraging the sharing economy such as co-living startups. While these companies have achieved impressive financial success, they have been purported to produce problematic effects at the scale of the city.

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Fire engulfs Copenhagen's old stock exchange causing spire to collapse

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A fire has broken out at the 17th-century Børsen building in Copenhagen , Denmark, causing its iconic dragon tail-shaped spire to collapse. The fire at the building, which was once the city's stock exchange, began early this morning with the 56-metre-tall spire collapsing around 8:30am local time. Built in 1615, the Renaissance-style building is one of the most famous buildings in the Danish capital.

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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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Coachella debuts 2024 art installations, its ‘largest immersive and architectural works yet’

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has completed work on the 2024 edition of its on-site art program. The acclaimed event is taking place across two weekends: April 12–14 and 19–21. The three artistic works are described by the festival as "redefining the boundaries of large-scale art, inviting festival-goers to engage with visionary works that ask viewers to question their definition of self, explore the boundaries between reality and imagination & take part in creatin

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Henning Larsen completes World of Volvo with "forest-like canopy" in Gothenburg

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Henning Larsen has completed an experience centre for the acclaimed Swedish brands, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group in a Swedish landscape with a striking "forest-like canopy".The project, named World of Volvo, is situated in the heart of Gothenburg’s event distric.

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TD House / Skye Maunsell Studio + Jordi Veciana + Juan Gurrea Rumeu

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© Salva Lopez architects: Jordi Veciana architects: Juan Gurrea Rumeu architects: Skye Maunsell Studio Location: 43895 L'Ampolla, Tarragona, Spain Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Salva Lopez Photographs: Simone Marcolin Area: 420.

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Oklahoma City approves USA's tallest skyscraper height

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A height variance request for what is set to be the tallest skyscraper in the US located in Oklahoma City has been approved to move forward to the next stage. The Oklahoma City Planning Commission has granted approval of a height increase request for Legends Tower , a proposed supertall skyscraper. Architecture studio AO and developer Matteson Capital announced the proposal earlier this year , which sought to increase the original 1,750 feet (533 metres) tower to 1,907 feet (581 metres), unseati

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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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Shigeru Ban: The Paper Log House opens at The Glass House with the help of Cooper Union architecture students

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Archinect has received first photos of Shigeru Ban Architects ’ new collaborative installation project with students from The Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. A product of this semester’s Building Technology course, Shigeru Ban: The Paper Log House honors the 75th anniversary of one of America’s foremost examples of modernism with a special nine-month run that began this week, April 15th, and will run until Decem

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modern aluminum cassette players can record mixtapes and connect to wireless headphones

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we are rewind modernizes retro cassette players with aluminum casing, a rechargeable lithium battery, and bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. The post modern aluminum cassette players can record mixtapes and connect to wireless headphones appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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How Modular Construction Can Provide Architectural Aid: From Rapid-Response to Transitional and Affordable Housing

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The Home not Shelter! Initiative’s PLUG-IN modular PLUG-IN structure. Image © PLUG-IN. Image © Johannes Belz Ever since the Industrial Revolution and the introduction of mass production , the ownership and use of simple products and services like flush toilets with running water, electricity, heating , and cooling are seen as human rights in many areas of the world.

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Adam Sheet is a waterproof biotextile made from apple waste

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Japanese design studio Sozai Center has created Adam Sheet, a washable and scratch-resistant biomaterial made of leftover apple pomace mixed with bioplastic. Studio founder Shotaro Oshima and his team created the earthy-hued biotextile using apple pomace salvaged from Japan's Aomori Prefecture – one of the country's leading apple production areas. Sozai Center has designed a biomaterial made from apple waste Adam Sheet is a translucent speckled material made of "every part" of the pomace, includ

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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!