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Taylor Swift to give keynote at 2024 AIA Conference

Archinect

Emerging music artist Taylor Swift has been announced as the keynote speaker for the AIA Conference on Architecture & Design 2024. In advance of the event, Archinect has gained exclusive access to a leaked version of Swift’s speech, which is titled ‘A New Architecture Era.’ Swift is expected to begin her speech by taking an adversarial tone with the AIA, questioning if her invitation to deliver the keynote speech was made as a joke.

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The Need for Visionary Thinking

SW Oregon Architect

The City of Eugene mailed a multi-page brochure regarding the Franklin Boulevard Transformation project to neighbors this past February. While the brochure did a good job of providing a basic project overview, a description of its funding, and the anticipated construction timeline, it was what it did not address that concerns Otto Poticha , FAIA. The elephant in the room (or perhaps rather, not in the room) is what he perceives as another example of the City’s failure to prioritize visionary thi

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A New Generation of Living Buildings Using Hygromorphic Materials

ArchDaily

programming hygromorphic response, open when wet and open when dry, and thicker materials for slow response. Image © Artem Holstov / Newcastle University When discussing sustainability in construction, we are used to an approach based on complex technological solutions, expensive sensors, costly materials and, most recently, artificial intelligence.

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Architects’ Guide: What’s the Difference Between Adaptive Reuse and Renovation?

Architizer

The judging process for Architizer's 12th Annual A+Awards is now away. Subscribe to our Awards Newsletter to receive updates about Public Voting, and stay tuned for winners announcements later this spring. Folks, today I’m here to tell you that “adaptive reuse” and “renovation” are not interchangeable terms and the apparent confusion (or conflation) between the two matters.

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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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The Art of Building Better: How Sustainable Technologies Can Reshape Construction

ArchDaily

Poor surface preparation has a direct impact on the long-term performance and appearance of façade finishes. Image © Shutterstock Surface preparation is crucial in ensuring the longevity and effectiveness of coatings in construction. In fact, studies show that up to 80% of premature coating failures can be attributed to inadequate surface preparation.

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ÅVONTUURA reveals 4 new Architecture Guides to its ground-breaking Wandering Series

Avontuura

Just in time for spring, ÅVONTUURA is excited to announce the addition of 4 new Architecture Guides to its iconic Wandering Series. The cities are Amsterdam, Berlin, Singapore and Toronto. The post ÅVONTUURA reveals 4 new Architecture Guides to its ground-breaking Wandering Series appeared first on Åvontuura.

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christian kerez’s house okamura unfolds as a cluster of circular brick volumes in czechia

designboom

the apartments shift positions from floor to floor so that rooms in the vertical shafts belong to different owners. The post christian kerez’s house okamura unfolds as a cluster of circular brick volumes in czechia appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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A Tetris-Like Residence in Iran and a Seaside Apartment Block in Italy: 8 Unbuilt Housing Projects Submitted by the ArchDaily Community

ArchDaily

Almada Housing Plot C - Icaro / MASSLAB. Image Courtesy of MASSLAB In every city, urban housing projects represent most of the built environments, reflecting an intricate weave of societal needs and architectural visions. This roundup of unbuilt projects submitted by the ArchDaily Community offers a lens into the dynamic interplay between design constraints and creative opportunities.

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Strict building codes prevented a larger catastrophe in earthquake-prone Taiwan

Archinect

The 7.4 magnitude that struck eastern Taiwan yesterday has provided evidence as to how the country’s reputedly strong building codes and regulations prevented significant losses of life and property 25 years after another tragic seismic event led to widespread change. "Taiwan’s earthquake preparedness is among the most advanced in the world," Stephen Gao, a seismologist and professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology, told the AP.

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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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Ivo Tavares Studio captures house with three volumes by Rui Rosmaninho Arquiteto in Ria de Aveiro

Avontuura

The proximity to the sea influenced the choice of exterior finishes. Concrete, corten, and ceramic ensure low maintenance of the building. The post Ivo Tavares Studio captures house with three volumes by Rui Rosmaninho Arquiteto in Ria de Aveiro appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Dolce & Gabbana unveils supertall skyscraper in Miami

Deezen

Fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana has released renderings of a supertall skyscraper in Miami , created in collaboration with New York architecture practice Studio Sofield, which will be its first branded residences. Located in the Brickell neighbourhood of downtown Miami, the 90-storey tower will reach 1,049 feet high (320 metres), the same height as the city's in-progress first supertall skyscraper, the Waldorf Astoria Miami.

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Earthquake Hits Taiwan: How Strict Building Codes Averted a Larger Disaster

ArchDaily

Rescue workers near the semi-collapsed ten-story Uranus building on Xuanyuan Road on April 3, 2024. Image © Shufu Liu, Office of the President via WIkipedia under licnese CC BY 2.0 On April 3, Taiwan was hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake, the strongest one in 25 years. According to the latest reports , nine people have been killed, and at least 900 others have been injured by damaged buildings and landslides on the island.

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Sou Fujimoto shares new photos of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai master plan under construction

Archinect

Sou Fujimoto ’s studio has shared new construction images of the forthcoming Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai 's The Grand Roof circular wooden container structure, a year ahead of the start of the six-month fair, which begins on April 13th, 2025. The enormous structure is 1,969 feet (600 meters) in diameter and will serve as the main circulatory route for the exhibition, which includes 161 total participating countries/locations.

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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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kseniia kolesnikova’s stilted glass house rises over a lake amid mountain peaks

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the house is clad in a rusted metal skin while the interiors evoke a unified color palette of sand and terracotta. The post kseniia kolesnikova’s stilted glass house rises over a lake amid mountain peaks appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Izat Arundell clads remote Outer Hebrides home with local stone

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Thick walls of local stone shelter Caochan na Creige, a home in Scotland 's Outer Hebrides by local practice Izat Arundell designed to "sit respectfully in the landscape". Caochan na Creige – which means 'little quiet one by the rock' – is a small home perched in a sheltered inlet on the eastern coast of the islands, in an area called the Bay of Harris.

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Desert X AlUla 2024 Visitor Centre / KWY.studio

ArchDaily

Completed in 2024 in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. Images by Colin Robertson. The Desert X AlUla 2024 Visitor Centre is located at the end of a narrow canyon, a cul-de-sac that implied the position of the building as well as.

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Ray Kappe's Keeler House lists for $12 million in Los Angeles

Archinect

Late SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe ’s Keeler House design has hit the market in Pacific Palisades, California, for $12 million. The split-level, 4,142-square-foot Post and Beam design was built over four and a half years using Kappe’s nearby personal residence as its model. A rich palette of redwood, teak, Douglas fir, concrete, and glass feature carefully throughout the home, which sits on a 7-acre hillside lot and is replete with a two-car garage, four bedrooms, three baths, a storeroo

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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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step inside dot.ateliers, david adjaye’s rammed-earth artist residency in ghana

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david adjaye offers a look inside dot.ateliers, a ghanian artist residency with a rammed-earth facade designed for artist amoako boafo. The post step inside dot.ateliers, david adjaye’s rammed-earth artist residency in ghana appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Destudio inverts day and night zones at redesigned Casa Inversa apartment

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Architecture office Destudio has remodelled an apartment in Valencia for a couple of empty nesters, swapping the positions of the living and sleeping areas so they perform better for the owners' lifestyles. The clients, who recently worked with Destudio to design their pharmacy in the Spanish city, invited the studio to oversee the renovation of the 150-square-metre apartment that had been their home for two decades.

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How to Replace Air Conditioning? Passive Strategies for Addressing Global Warming

ArchDaily

Photo by Annie Spratt, via Unsplash Between now and 2050, worldwide installation of cooling appliances, like air conditioning , is projected to triple , resulting in a twofold increase in energy consumption. This reliance on such devices , often seen as exacerbating global warming, poses a paradox: how can we fight rising temperatures in cities while simultaneously contributing to them through our dependence on these solutions?

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Autodesk develops AI-powered embodied carbon tool for early-stage design

Archinect

Autodesk has developed an embodied carbon analysis tool to be integrated into the software maker’s AI-driven Forma application. Powered by the C.Scale data model developed by U.S.-based architecture firm EHDD , the tool “enables designers to better understand the carbon impacts from primary material choices and building form during site feasibility and massing studies at the beginning of a project planning process,” Autodesk says.

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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’s lightest bamboo e-bikes by diodra have auto-shifting gears for bump-free rides

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diodra describes its S3 and M8 as the world’s lightest e-bikes given their bamboo frames where the cables and motors are concealed for a clean look. The post world’s lightest bamboo e-bikes by diodra have auto-shifting gears for bump-free rides appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Life Reusing Posidonia was a prototype for "hyper-local architecture" on the Balearic islands

Deezen

Next in our Social Housing Revival series we examine Life Reusing Posidonia – a group of 14 dwellings on the Mediterranean island of Formentera designed by architects at the Balearic Social Housing Institute using locally sourced materials such as dried seagrass. Completed in 2017, Life Reusing Posidonia is a multi-award winning project consisting of 14 publicly protected, low-cost homes in Sant Ferran de ses Roques, an inland town in central Formentera – one of the Balearic islands.

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Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Announces Expansion Project by Safdie Architects

ArchDaily

Marina Bay Sands expansion - Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Marina Bay Sands Marina Bay Sands has unveiled plans for a significant expansion project to be designed by Safdie Architects , led by Moshe Safdie , the architect of the existing structure. Featuring a luxury hotel and a 15,000-seat entertainment arena, the new intervention signals a new development phase in the evolution of the iconic landmark in Singapore.

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KPF presents Detroit's new University of Michigan Center for Innovation design

Archinect

A new project in Detroit from Kohn Pedersen Fox will deliver the University of Michigan 's Center for Innovation (UMCI), a six-story academic research and teaching facility that is expected to open by the spring of 2027. Construction has already commenced for the $250 million development, which will be delivered at 200,000 square feet in advance of two other “incubator” and residential structures that will follow at a later date on the four-acre site.

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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!