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Thinking Outside the Box: 7 Blocky Buildings That Riff on Cubist Conventions

Architizer

Architizer's 11th Annual A+Awards is open for entries! With a Final Entry Deadline of January 27th, 2023 , the clock is ticking — get started on your submission today. Cubism first disrupted the artistic landscape in the early 20 th century, upending the status quo and offering a bold rebuttal to realism. Through the lens of this subversive movement, formative figures, including Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, reimagined the world as a series of simplified, geometric fragments pieced back toge

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Perkins&Will begins construction on mass timber gateway to University of British Columbia campus

Archinect

Construction is underway on the $180 million Gateway Building at the University of British Columbia , designed by Perkins&Will and Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Intended as a “principal point of entry” to the UBC campus, the design of the six-story, 267,000-square-foot mass timber building seeks to balance sustainability, personal well-being, and Indigenous collaboration.

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108ERA Renovation of a farmhouse in Granera / Vallribera Arquitectes

ArchDaily

© José Hevia. architects: Vallribera Arquitectes Location: 08183 Granary, Barcelona, Spain Project Year: 2022 Photographs: José Hevia Area: 2906 ft2. Read more ».

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A colourful collection of buildings: MVRDV and GRAS complete phase one of Project Gomila in Mallorca

Avontuura

Gomila is a collection of buildings, each with their own individual character derived from their colours, materials, and rooflines. The post A colourful collection of buildings: MVRDV and GRAS complete phase one of Project Gomila in Mallorca appeared first on Åvontuura.

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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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How to Winterize Your Home

Aric Gitomer Architect

Times have changed, and so has the weather. Last week we had a new-found spell of winter and the chaos that comes with it. Thousands found themselves out of power and heating. And most of these homes are dependent on electricity to keep them warm. A different approach is a must when it comes to winterizing your home. It could also save homeowners from expensive problems in the future.

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Benchakitti Rain Forest Observatory / HAS design and research

ArchDaily

© Rungkit Charoenwat. architects: HAS design and research Location: Bangkok, Thailand Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Rungkit Charoenwat Area: 130.0 m2. Read more ».

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Precise-General Frames

SW Oregon Architect

Jeune homme à la fenêtre (1876 painting by Gustave Caillebotte, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons) Bill Kleinsasser was fundamentally a humanist, someone who believed in everyone’s inherent value, agency, and dignity. In architectural terms, he espoused the creation of buildings and spaces that are not only functional, but also responsive, welcoming, warm, and inviting.

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Nine buildings constructed using hemp that show the biomaterial's potential

Deezen

Hemp is becoming an increasingly popular material among architects seeking to reduce the carbon impact of their projects. Here is a roundup of nine buildings constructed using the versatile cannabis crop. Mounting evidence suggests that the construction industry must adopt bio-based alternatives to common carbon-intensive building materials, such as concrete, to play its part in reducing emissions and limiting global temperature rises.

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Frank Gehry gives Harvard Business Review a masterclass in delivering on time and on budget

Archinect

Archinect’s editorial is no stranger to covering project delays. In the second half of 2022 alone, we covered news of construction setbacks at the International African American Museum , the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art , and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. However, such high-profile examples are far from outliers but are instead representative of an endemic issue in the AEC industry.

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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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MimMim Villa / On Architects Inc.

ArchDaily

© Yoon Joonhwan. architects: On Architects Inc. Location: Jinha-ri, Seosaeng-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, South Korea Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Yoon Joonhwan Area: 397.0 m2. Read more ».

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andrea maffei architects clads milan’s DAV restaurant interior in pyramid wooden panelling

designboom

the new restaurant is located on the first floor of milan's allianz tower, designed by the late arata isozaki and andrea maffei architects. The post andrea maffei architects clads milan’s DAV restaurant interior in pyramid wooden panelling appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Studio Andrew Trotter creates earth-toned villa from local sandstone in Puglia

Deezen

Italian architecture practice Studio Andrew Trotter has completed an earth-toned villa named Casa Maiora that is made from sandstone sourced locally in Puglia , Italy. Located on an elevated site in Carovigno with views of the nearby sea, the house was influenced by the forms and colours of villas along the coast of Puglia. Studio Andrew Trotter has created an earth-toned villa.

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These are the 51 Créateurs Design Award nominees for 2023

Archinect

The nominees for this year’s Créateurs Design Award have been announced by the French Créateurs Design Association, joining Charlotte Perriand Award recipient Jeanne Gang and the Andrée Putman Lifetime Achievement Award winner Tadao Ando for a competition whose winners will be announced at a special ceremony in Paris on January 21st.

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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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A Thousand Plateaus Observatory / Emer-sys

ArchDaily

© Kyungsub Shin. architects: Emer-sys Location: Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Kyungsub Shin Area: 778.0 m2. Read more ».

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world’s first 100% bio-based 3D-printed home in maine is built with sawdust and corn

designboom

the bio-based 3D-printed ‘biohome3D’ features 100% wood insulation and printed floors, walls, and roofs from wood fibers and bio-resins. The post world’s first 100% bio-based 3D-printed home in maine is built with sawdust and corn appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Villa KD45 is a concrete house in Delhi with a plant-covered roof

Deezen

Studio Symbiosis has completed a villa in Delhi, India , that rises up from its landscaped grounds, forming a terraced roof that is covered with plants to maximise the site's green area. The clients for Villa KD45 asked Studio Symbiosis to design a house on an angular plot surrounded on three sides by other villas, with the shortest fourth side facing the adjacent neighbourhood park.

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Congress moves to limit Architect of the Capitol following investigation into misconduct

Archinect

Embattled Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton could be getting one step closer to being forced out of his job after the outgoing 117th Congress finally proposed last-minute legislation that would make it easier for the Trump appointee to be removed from office following an Inspector General’s investigation into the abuse of his title while in office.

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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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Yinhu Future School // Studio Link-Arc, LLC

Architizer

Project Status: Concept. Size: 300,000 sqft – 500,000 sqft. Budget: Unknown. Text description provided by the architects. The Shenzhen Yinhu Future School is located in Sanjiu District, Yinhu Lake, in the Luohu district of Shenzhen, with a total land area of 14,000 square meters. On the east side of the site lies the completed residential district of Silver Lake Lanshan by China Resources, while the southwest side is used by the armed police. © Studio Link-Arc, LLC. © Studio Link-Arc, LLC.

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laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office’s hybrid concept

designboom

set in an old, renovated warehouse, the hybrid project seeks to make the routine act of doing laundry a daily pleasure. The post laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office’s hybrid concept appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Water-filled windows use sunlight to heat and cool buildings

Deezen

British startup Water-Filled Glass has developed panes of glass filled with water that use sunlight to power a "crazy" energy-saving heating and cooling system. Founded in 2020 by Loughborough University architecture lecturer Matyas Gutai, Water-Filled Glass (WFG) aims to use patented technology to make heavily glazed buildings significantly more sustainable.

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Soccer legend Pelé is laid to rest inside world's tallest cemetery in Santos, Brazil

Archinect

Pelé was a footballer like no other, and his final resting place will be exceptional too: a large replica stadium complete with artificial turf inside the world’s tallest vertical cemetery. The Brazilian football great, whose funeral was held Tuesday, bought his mausoleum 19 years ago inside the Memorial Ecumenical Cemetery, a high-rise building that holds the Guinness world record as the tallest cemetery in the world.

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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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The newly renovated Bibliothèque Nationale de France is a bookworm’s dream

The Spaces

One of the world’s most beautiful librarie s has reopened to the public following a monumental 15-year-long renovation. Bruno Gaudin Architectes spent a decade-and-a-half overhauling Paris’ Bibliothèque Nationale de France, including its vast and ornate reading room, nicknamed the Oval Paradise. The renovation saw the architects modernise the entirety of the Beaux Arts library building, adding a new entrance – designed to open up the library to the public – as well as a spiralling aluminium stai

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ushijima architects designs japanese house to ‘float like a boat as its surroundings change’

designboom

elevated on wooden stilts, the house is designed to withstand future changes that may occur on its surrounding landscape. The post ushijima architects designs japanese house to ‘float like a boat as its surroundings change’ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Andrés Jaque designs Reggio School "to become a multiverse"

Deezen

Spanish architect Andrés Jaque 's Office for Political Innovation has completed a school near Madrid that aims to be as colourful and playful as a child's imagination. Located in Encinar de los Reyes, on the northern outskirts of the Spanish capital, Reggio School is a six-storey building featuring cork walls, concrete arches, porthole windows and zigzagging roofs.

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UK Housing Secretary Michael Gove throws his hat behind the country's traditionalism movement

Archinect

The UK’s housing chief is throwing his name into the contentious ongoing debate surrounding the role and perception of traditionalism and classical architecture in the country’s design culture and academia. The Architects’ Journa l has details on Secretary Michael Gove’s foreword to a report authored by critic Ike Ijeh for a right-wing think tank that calls for the establishment of a “School of Place” and other educational changes that would “revive&rdqu

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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!