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A submerged Japanese library by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP as a ‘tranquil place’ for reading and rest

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Japan-based Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP has offered a look inside their recently completed Library of the Earth. Situated in the Japanese city of Kisarazu, and completed in November 2022, the library is described by the firm as “the library for the farmers, plowing the fields on sunny days and reading books on rainy days.” Image credit: Koji Fujii / TOREAL Image credit: Koji Fujii / TOREAL Located in the corner of an active agricultural site, the scheme saw Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

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Dezeen Awards 2023 winners announced at ceremony in London

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All 50 Dezeen Awards 2023 winners have been announced at this evening's ceremony in central London. The winners were revealed at a party at Shoreditch Electric Light Station attended by shortlisted studios along with Dezeen Awards judges past and present including Nelly Ben Hayoun , Omar Gandhi , Patricia Urquiola , Sumayya Vally and LionHeart. All Dezeen Awards 2023 winners revealed The winning projects have been selected from more than 4,800 entries from 94 countries.

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A Ghost City: The White Buildings of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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© Arnau Rovira Arnau Rovira is a photographer who found himself in Turkmenistan by accident. From Barcelona, he recalls the story of how he found himself in its capital, Ashgabat , accompanying sports journalists for the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. This Central Asian country, a former colony of the USSR, is known not only for its strict access and control restrictions but also for its white and golden structures that create a futuristic city near the border with Iran.

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cloud tea room emerges from chinese hillside along with white steel poles infusing fog

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plat asia's fog installation enhances the experience, contributing to a dynamic interplay between the virtual and real. The post cloud tea room emerges from chinese hillside along with white steel poles infusing fog appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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PietriArchitectes wraps residential tower with white concrete vaults referencing to the Mediterranean

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Paris-based architecture firm PietriArchitectes has wrapped a residence with white concrete vaults that reference to the Mediterranean and to its color of limestone.Called La Porte Bleue, the öÖ-meter-high building, located in Marseille, France, is a tourist residence and accommo.

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Creative House of Hezareh / Criteria Group

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© Solo Studio architects: Criteria Group Location: Ab-o Atash Park, QC49+4CG District 3, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Solo Studio Area: 1100.

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Koichi Takada Architects completes marketplace inspired by architectural forest in Shanghai

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An “architectural forest” of 32 trees has been built to serve as an evolving space and symbol of a future that returns nature to our cities. The post Koichi Takada Architects completes marketplace inspired by architectural forest in Shanghai appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Hayhurst and Co designs low-energy London home as "domestic-scale greenhouse"

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Informed by the greenhouses that once occupied the site, local architecture studio Hayhurst and Co added bamboo planting behind polycarbonate screens to the facade of a family home in London. Named Green House, Hayhurst and Co created the home as an example of low-cost, low-energy housing, with a cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure and repurposed materials used for cladding and flooring.

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Henning Larsen design picked to transform Prague Central Station

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Henning Larsen has been announced as the winner of a draft design competition to transform Prague Central Station into a modern rail hub for the capital region named Nový Hlavák. The project will increase passenger capacity for an existing Hlavni Nadrazi terminal and train hall while enhancing a connection to Vrchlického Sady Park, forming an optimized destination at the heart that’s based around principles of micro-mobility and pedestrianism.

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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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Solar Trees Marketplace / Koichi Takada Architects

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Completed in 2023 in Shanghai, China. Images by Eiichi Kano. An “architectural forest” of 32 trees in Shanghai, designed by Koichi Takada Architects, has been built to serve as an evolving retail space and a.

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This New York Penthouse Designed by Shigeru Ban Is at the Top of Our Wish List This Year

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The impressive two-story penthouse in Manhattan’s Cast Iron House offers a luxurious retreat from city life—and the perfect escape for the holiday season. Cast Iron House has been an iconic landmark in the heart of Tribeca since it was designed by W. Wheeler Smith in 1881—and it made headlines in 2017 when it was transformed into a luxurious boutique condo by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban.

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Eight homes with practical and stylish built-in window seats

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For our latest lookbook , we've collected eight window seats in homes across the world including clever custom-made solutions in wood and concrete. By installing a window seat, interior designers don't just add extra seating to a room, they also create a peaceful space that can be used for contemplation and relaxation. Whether it functions as a small nook for reading, a sofa for socialising or even as a daybed, these projects showcase how the built-in furniture piece has been used in homes from

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Heatherwick's Azabudai Hills mixed-use development opens in Tokyo

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Heatherwick Studio has released a new batch of project images along with an announcement of the long-awaited completion of their Azabudai Hills mixed-use district in Tokyo. The multi-billion dollar project for Mori Building Co. Ltd. culminates a 30-year regeneration process in the heart of the city’s Minato ward with a new 20-acre design that features two temples, office and retail components, residential buildings, a school, and 5.9 acres of open green space for public use.

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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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Meditation Chapel / Lee Eunseok + ATELIER KOMA

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© Kim Yongseong architects: ATELIER KOMA architects: Lee Eunseok Location: 1970-34 Haeannam-ro, Hwado-myeon, Kanghwa, Incheon, South Korea Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Kim Yongseong Photographs: Urban Azit Area: 142.

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World Architecture Festival announces Day 2 winners for 2023

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The second round of award winners of the ”' World Architecture Festival have been announced, following Day Two of live presentations at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, in which hundreds of shortlisted projects were presented by practices from around the world. Amongst to.

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Michael Gove prohibits planning authority from blocking MSG Sphere in Stratford

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The UK's levelling up secretary Michael Gove is believed to be considering calling in the planning application for the MSG Sphere London in Stratford after mayor Sadiq Khan blocked it earlier this month. Gove has the right to overrule the decision made by Khan , which was to block the application for the Populous -designed music venue on the edge of the Olympic Park.

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Omer Arbel balances nature and form in this award-winning Canadian Pacific Northwest house

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Vancouver-based Omer Arbel Office (OAO) has completed work on their award-winning project 75.9 , a new construction of a private home located adjacent to a hayfield in rural British Columbia. The design scheme won in the 'Future Project House' category at the 2019 World Architecture Festival. Image courtesy Omer Arbel Office (OAO) Image courtesy Omer Arbel Office (OAO) The complex was completed this year at an undisclosed cost and features a monumental column resembling a lily pad, produced via

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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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CLT House / Hello Wood

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Completed in 2023 in Hungary. Images by György Palkó. Hiding in plain sight - Hello Wood’s newest CLT house blends natural and built environment with sustainable materials. Tucked away in the lush rural.

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7 Best Architecture Firms in Morocco

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Colorful and dreamlike: this is how Morocco’s architecture and built environment could easily be described. Located between the edge of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, Africa’s most “Western” country is fascinating and full of contradictions. Also known as The Kingdom of the Western Place, Morocco has a diverse array of landscapes and rich architecture, thus becoming one of the most famous cultural destinations as well as film sets in the world.

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Lemay redesigns open-air theatre in Montreal’s La Fontaine Park

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Local architecture studio Lemay aimed to rethink the relationship between "the built and the natural" in its revamp of Théâtre de Verdure, which consists of a stage on an island and a fan-shaped seating area. The open-air theatre is located within La Fontaine Park, which encompasses 34 hectares in Montreal 's Le-Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood. The Théâtre de Verdure has been renovated by Lemay The Théâtre de Verdure, or Green Theatre, first opened in 1956.

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MVRDV begins construction on 'urban oasis' mixed-use concept for Paris

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MVRDV is behind a newly commenced mixed-use housing tract called La Serre, to be located in the Paris region’s ZAC Léon Blum eco-district at Issy-les-Moulineaux. The firm’s project announcement details an 18-story development defined by its open facade with a landscaped vertical village provided by landscape architect Alice Tricon.

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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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World Building of the Year and Interior of the Year revealed at 2023 World Architecture Festival

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Huizhen High School by Approach Design Studio - Zhejiang University of Technology Engineering Design Group Co.,Ltd_Huizhen High School by Approach Design Studio. Photo Courtesy of WAF23 The ultimate accolades of World Building of the Year, World Interior of the Year, Future Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year were announced today as hundreds of delegates from across the world convened at a grand finale Gala Dinner at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

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philippe starck launches hydrogen refueling station in polished steel at dubai’s COP28

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in time for COP28 in dubai, philippe starck designs HRS’ hydrogen refueling station with reflective steel that mirrors the surroundings. The post philippe starck launches hydrogen refueling station in polished steel at dubai’s COP28 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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MVRDV completes yellow office retrofit with zigzagging outdoor staircase

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Dutch studio MVRDV has unveiled Haus 1, a bright yellow workplace adapted from a 1990s office building in Berlin with local studio Hirschmüller Schindele Architekten. Located south of Tempelhof Field, it is the second project completed for Atelier Gardens – the redevelopment of a 23,800-metre-square film and media campus into a hub for social entrepreneurship and activism.

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Explore the award winning projects honored on Day Two of the 2023 World Architecture Festival

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Following yesterday's announcement of Day One winners, we continue with our World Architecture Festival coverage by sharing the next round of award winners for the Completed Buildings, Future Projects, and INSIDE categories from Day Two. Explore the Festival's latest batch of award-winning projects and stay tuned also for the grand announcement of the main category awards of World Building of the Year and World Interior of the Year.

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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!