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Google NYC's new adaptive-reuse HQ design by Gensler and COOKFOX opens at Hudson Square

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Google ’s brand new New York City headquarters inside St. John’s Terminal at Hudson Square has opened following the completion of a five-year and $2.1 billion project designed by COOKFOX Architects and Gensler. The renovation of the two-block-long former rail terminus yields a total of 1.3 million square feet of new offices. Another nine stories were added above the existing structure.

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Snøhetta Opens the Beijing City Library, Containing the World’s Largest Climatized Reading Space

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Beijing City Library / Snøhetta. Image © Yumeng Zhu Snøhetta ’s Beijing City Library has opened its doors to the public, introducing a unique space for learning and knowledge-sharing in Beijing’s cultural scene. As one of the most anticipated projects of 2024 , the library features the world's largest climatized reading space, in addition to various facilities aimed at creating a vibrant cultural destination in the city.

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Whimsical Wonders: 8 Design Projects Proving That Copenhagen Is One of the World’s Most Playful Cities

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Architects: Want to have your project featured? Showcase your work through Architizer and sign up for our inspirational newsletters. Copenhagen is not just a city; it’s a playground of architectural wonders. With its colorful buildings and creative urban spaces, the Danish capital has become one of the world’s most vibrant cities, bringing joy to residents and visitors with its playful architecture.

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A fatal apartment building fire in Valencia, Spain, raises questions on the safety of building materials

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Valencia is reeling from a fatal fire at an apartment complex in the Spanish city. The incident began on the night of Thursday, February 22nd, and though the cause has not been definitively established, early reporting has suggested that the building’s cladding may have played a part in the disaster. Ten people have been confirmed to have been killed in the fire, whose identities match the list of ten people deemed missing by authorities.

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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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"Forty-one per cent of architects now using AI" says RIBA report

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Close to half of UK architects are now utilising artificial intelligence to carry out their projects, a report by the Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed. The survey , which is the Royal Institute of British Architects ' (RIBA) first examination of the industry's use of artificial intelligence (AI), revealed that 41 per cent of UK architects are already employing the technology "on at least the occasional project".

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jean jullien’s paper giants land at le bon marché for book-themed exhibition in paris

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Jean Jullien creates colossal sculptures at Le Bon Marché Two gigantic sculptures by French artist Jean Jullien have landed at Le Bon Marché department store in Paris, as part of the book-themed exhibition Mise en Page. Curated by Sarah Andelman, former Colette image director and publisher of Just An Idea Books, the exhibition runs […] The post jean jullien’s paper giants land at le bon marché for book-themed exhibition in paris appeared first on designboom | architecture &

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SHoP designs first U.S. real estate tower for Mercedes-Benz in Miami

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SHoP Architects has designed a residential tower for Mercedes-Benz in Miami , the first branded real-estate project for the car company in the United States. Overseen by JDS Development Group , and designed in collaboration with a Mercedes-Benz design team, the scheme is centered on the theme: “Timeless Design, Inspired by Miami.” Image credit: JDS Development Group by the Boundary The tower adopts a cube-shaped profile comprised of interconnected geometric bodies.

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Marks & Spencer wins legal battle over demolition of Oxford Street flagship

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Breaking news: the High Court has quashed the government's refusal of planning permission for Marks & Spencer to demolish and replace its flagship store on Oxford Street in London. The High Court ruled that the rejection of Marks & Spencer's demolition plans by the UK's secretary of state Michael Gove was unlawful, the UK retailer has revealed on X (formerly Twitter).

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UNStudio Designs Hybrid Building in Luxembourg for a Reduced Carbon Footprint

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© Play Time UNStudio , in collaboration with local partner HYP Architects , has won the competition for the design of the Kyklos building in Luxembourg. The project is part of Beval, a large-scale redevelopment initiative aiming to transform a former industrial site into an urban center complete with a university and technological center, in addition to residential, office, and retail spaces.

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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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AN sits down with Bjarke Ingels to learn about his plans for the Museum of Freedom and Democracy

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This month, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), together with Soloviev Group and Mohegan, released renderings of Freedom Plaza, a 4.1 million square foot megaproject next to the United Nations (UN) that The post <em/>AN</em> sits down with Bjarke Ingels to learn about his plans for the Museum of Freedom and Democracy appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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VERTICAL RAINBOW in Tokyo by SAKO Architects

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The former headquarters building was a stereotypical pencil building that merely met the legal requirement for evacuation. Now that it has grown into a global company, a "vertical rainbow" appeared on the facade to express its identity as a paint company offering an infinite variety of colors. Using a newly developed in-house paint for outdoor glass, we applied a gradient coating to tempered laminated glass.

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"Surprising colour combinations" define Raw Color's IKEA collection

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On the heels of a two-year research process, Dutch studio Raw Color has released an IKEA collection in which no item features less than two colours to explore how our perception of a hue can change based on its context. Under the name Tesammans , which means together in a Swedish dialect, the range incorporates 15 different colours across 18 pieces of furniture, homeware and lighting.

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Maria Flor Inn / Solo Arquitetos + PRISCILLA MULLER, Studio Arquitetura e Design

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© Eduardo Macarios architects: PRISCILLA MULLER, Studio Arquitetura e Design architects: Solo Arquitetos Location: Fernando de Noronha, PE, 53990-000, Brazil Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Eduardo Macarios Area: 1400.

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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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beijing city library by snøhetta opens to the public, revealing sculpted ‘hills’ and ‘valleys’

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the studio designs a sweeping, nearly 16-meter-tall welcoming forum off of which rise stepped terraces along smooth, rhythmic curve The post beijing city library by snøhetta opens to the public, revealing sculpted ‘hills’ and ‘valleys’ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Snøhetta unveils newly completed Beijing City Library design

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Snøhetta has shared new photos of its completed Beijing City Library design in the Chinese capital. What is billed by the team to be the "world's largest climatized reading space" is composed of a glass curtain wall fronted by a forest of sculptural columns resembling ginko trees in a design that harkens the natural landscape to affect an "emotional connection" between people, books, and the environment.

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Lenovo reveals "industry's first" laptop with transparent display

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At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, electronics brand Lenovo has unveiled a laptop concept with a transparent screen that allows users to see through the device. Lenovo describes the ThinkBook Transparent Display Laptop Concept – also referred to as Project Crystal – as "the industry's first laptop with a 17.3-inch Micro-LED transparent display".

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ArchDaily’s Readers Select Who Should Win the 2024 Pritzker Prize

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As part of our yearly tradition, we have asked our readers who should win the 2024 Pritzker Prize , the most esteemed accolade in the realm of architecture. Established by Jay Pritzker and administered by the Hyatt Foundation in the United States, the Pritzker Prize honors living architects, irrespective of nationality, whose architectural contributions "have produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity through the art of architecture.

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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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RIBA’s latest report shows 41% of architects are already using AI

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the report details the findings of a survey conducted with 500+ RIBA members about AI and what it means for practice and the profession. The post RIBA’s latest report shows 41% of architects are already using AI appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Gensler will overhaul JPMorgan Chase's aging Chicago headquarters in the South Loop

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Gensler has unveiled plans for a major renovation of JPMorgan Chase’s 55-year-old Chicago headquarters in the South Loop that will transform the building into a new state-of-the-art workplace aimed at fostering collaboration and ushering the bank’s over 14,500 local employees into what the company calls the “future of work.” The 60-story tower was originally designed by C.F.

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Ten yacht designs that aim to make waves in the luxury boat industry

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A 165-metre-long submarine, a tetrahedron-shaped hydrofoil and a vessel by Zaha Hadid feature in this roundup of yacht designs that have sought to disrupt the high-end boat industry. There's nothing more synonymous with the super-rich than a luxury yacht, and with the industry already valued at $9 billion and expected to grow significantly in the coming years , manufacturers are continually seeking ways to make their boats stand out from the crowd.

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Casting Furniture with Upcycled Plastics and Urban Debris: Los Colados Project

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Courtesy of Locus For decades, our society and the development of our built environment have been strongly associated with intensive extractive processes. While these methods were fundamental to the growth of urban areas, they also laid the groundwork for significant challenges that contemporary generations face today. Nowadays, construction debris accumulates on the peripheries of our cities, and plastic waste floats in the oceans.

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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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05 AM arquitectura fits a renovated townhouse in the historic streets of girona

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a 1950s-built structure in girona has become a renovated home as 05 AM arquitectura breathes new life into the historic spanish city. The post 05 AM arquitectura fits a renovated townhouse in the historic streets of girona appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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RIBA's new Artificial Intelligence Report features revelatory findings about AI within architectural practice

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The newly published RIBA Artificial Intelligence Report has revealed statistics detailing the architecture industry’s turn towards AI within professional practice using findings from a recent survey of 500+ members. The study also gives clues about the technology’s future and feedback on how new software tools have impacted the design process.

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Ten highlights from Design Doha exhibition Arab Design Now

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A disaster-proof chandelier from Lebanon and a towering sand dune-style stone installation feature in Arab Design Now, the main exhibition at the inaugural Design Doha biennial. Arab Design Now was curated by Rana Beiruti to capture the spirit of contemporary design across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the curator told Dezeen ahead of the opening of the first Design Doha.

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Reimagining London's Iconic BT Tower: Heatherwick Studios' Vision for a Hotel Transformation

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via Shutterstock | Colin Eby On February 21st, 2024, American Hotelier MCR Hotels acquired the renowned BT Tower in London. The tower, a Grade II listed marvel, is nestled within London’s Fitzrovia , standing as a testament to the city’s heritage. Initially used as the British Telecommunications Tower and was known as the Post Office Tower, the BT Tower will be repurposed by Heatherwick Studio , with plans underway to breathe new life into this iconic structure.

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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!