Morphosis completes a conference center inspired by the historic Yangtze River


The Conference Center, like the river, connects the region to the rest of the globe, promoting development and worldwide interchange. The post Morphosis completes a conference center inspired by the historic Yangtze River appeared first on Åvontuura.

Design writer's diary: houses, a warehouse, a museum and an opera

Portland Architecture

Beaver Creek Cabin by Outside Architecture ( Shawn Records ). . BY BRIAN LIBBY.


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Choosing the Right Plumbing Fixtures for Your Home

Aric Gitomer Architect

Source: Houzz. Your precious bathroom may be out of other people’s sight. But it doesn’t mean that you get a free pass of carelessly buying any plumbing fixtures. Choosing the right plumbing fixtures needs as much effort as designing a bedroom or a living space.

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The College Football Facilities Arms Race

SW Oregon Architect

The future University of Oregon Indoor Practice Facility (all renderings from the UO press release ) It’s Saturday, October 23, 2021, and as I write this sentence it is less than an hour before the kickoff of the game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA between the football teams of my two alma maters, the Oregon Ducks and UCLA Bruins.

The Ultimate Free Guide to Construction Project Management Software

Spreadsheets and in-house tools can no longer manage the sophistication and the demand for data of modern construction. Our free buyer’s guide will help you identify what construction software you need and the key features you should be looking for.

Inspiration #70: Kitchen Range Hood

L² Design

Last week we looked at kitchen cooktop inspiration so it's only fitting that this week we look at the other half of the puzzle: the oft-forgotten details of the range hood!

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Chicago will fund the city’s first affordable housing complex for Indigenous residents

The Architect's Newsletter

After long-standing advocacy efforts by Indigenous community leaders and local housing proponents, the City of Chicago has offered financial backing to a new affordable housing development specifically for Native residents. [.]. Read More.

Creative retreats: 9 havens for artists, writers and musicians

The Spaces

Retreats are no longer just the preserve of hippies and health fanatics – a growing breed are springing up with creatives in mind.

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Toronto’s elimination of most parking minimums is now official

Brandon Donnelly

We knew it was coming. But it’s important and worth mentioning again. This week, Toronto City Council adopted new Zoning Bylaw Amendments that will remove most parking minimums across the city.

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Landscape Architecture Magazine

BY JOANN GRECO. Bayer Landscape Architecture brings the Darwin Martin House landscape back into full bloom. FROM THE DECEMBER 2021 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE. Darwin and Isabelle Martin were getting tired of waiting. “We

Sustainable Architecture: Design Green with the Client in Mind

Speaker: Pedro Clarke – Principal Architect at A+ Architecture, In Loco Program Director

In this webinar, we will hear from Pedro Clarke, a principal architect and thought leader in sustainable architecture, about designing and building more sustainable buildings and how to engage clients in learning sustainable processes.

This Tiny Home Community Is Actually A Hotel


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This house in Nagoya by Tomoaki Uno Architects utilizes traditional field masonry techniques


The site is located in an upscale residential area with lush greenery, with Nagoya University and Nanzan University walking distance. The post This house in Nagoya by Tomoaki Uno Architects utilizes traditional field masonry techniques appeared first on Åvontuura.

Looking at AIA Oregon Architecture Awards winners by Allied Works, Lever and more

Portland Architecture

Meyer Memorial Trust ( courtesy Jeremy Bittermann/JBSA ). . BY BRIAN LIBBY.

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A Guide to Choosing the Best Kitchen Countertops

Aric Gitomer Architect

When it comes to a kitchen design, you might have your Pinterest boards ready with the themes and shades for the cabinets to the worktops. But one critical aspect is the material you select.

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. Over half of respondents see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

The Farmers Market Pavilion and Plaza

SW Oregon Architect

Farmers Market Pavilion - view from 8th looking north (this and other renderings by FFA Architecture + Interiors) Just a brief blog entry this week, as seasonal obligations and work demands compete for my limited time: I recently stumbled across the renderings for the new Lane County Farmers Market pavilion by FFA Architecture + Interiors.

Inspiration #69: Kitchen Cooktop

L² Design

It's a new year - and a new (big) project has started at #L2HQ! First up, the kitchen sink workspace - arguably one of the most important spaces in the kitchen. The post Inspiration #69: Kitchen Cooktop appeared first on L² Design, LLC.

Stefano Boeri releases documentary about 'world’s first social housing vertical forest'


Stefano Boeri Architetti has released a short documentary on the Trudo Vertical Forest, which the firm bills as “the first social housing vertical forest in the world.”

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New York announces a multibillion climate resiliency plan for South Street Seaport and Financial District

The Architect's Newsletter

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Mayor’s Office of Climate Resiliency (MOCR) today announced the release of the Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan, a [.]. Read More.

Inside the ‘rough luxury’ of Athens’ new 10AM events space

The Spaces

Studio Andrew Trotter smashed through three floors of a brutalist block in Athens to create 10AM Lofts – an events venue, gallery and showroom.

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Electrification and a modal shift — both are needed

Brandon Donnelly

The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) is a non-profit group that works all around the world — everywhere from Jakarta to Rio de Janeiro — to design and implement both transport solutions and policies that help to make our cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.

Towards a Harmonious Abstraction

Maria Lorena Lehman

“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes.” ” ? Arshile Gorky, Painter. OUR TRUEST NATURE. As I paint abstractions, I am seeing more deeply into the past, current, and even future world: within nature, built environments, and people.

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A Glass Enclosed Extension Brings New Light Into This Home



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Valerio Olgiati complete office building in Basel with house-shaped concrete columns


The concrete building is defined by horizontal slabs that are carried by house-shaped columns, forming an earthy stone shelf. The post Valerio Olgiati complete office building in Basel with house-shaped concrete columns appeared first on Åvontuura. architecture basel concrete Valerio Olgiati

The Architect's Questionnaire: Doug Minarik

Portland Architecture

Doug Minarik ( Minarik Architecture ). . BY BRIAN LIBBY. It's been a long summer, with another wave of rising Covid infections, all-time-record heat, and wildfire smoke clouding our skies.

Energy Efficient Homes: The Need of the Hour?

Aric Gitomer Architect

Climate change is current, and so is your participation in it. So, what can you do to reduce your home’s impact in this process? You can implement several energy-saving techniques in your home no matter the climate in your city.

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I’m a Jack of All Trades and a Master of None

SW Oregon Architect

Tools of the trade from a simpler time. One of the reasons I enjoy being an architect is because what I do is so multifaceted. Every project presents unique challenges rooted in specific circumstances.

Inspiration #68: Kitchen Sink Workspace

L² Design

It's a new year - and a new (big) project has started at #L2HQ! First up, the kitchen sink workspace - arguably one of the most important spaces in the kitchen. The post Inspiration #68: Kitchen Sink Workspace appeared first on L² Design, LLC.

Zaha Hadid Architects' Eleftheria Square inaugurated in Nicosia, Cyprus


Zaha Hadid Architects ’ Eleftheria Square in Nicosia, Cyprus has been inaugurated. The project intends to be the city's primary gathering space, establishing new connections to unite a divided capital.

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Pritzker Prize winner Richard Rogers dies at 88

The Architect's Newsletter

Pritzker Prize and multiple Stirling Prize winner, AIA Gold Medal recipient, architect, urbanist, forward thinker, governmental advisor, humanist, and eclectic dresser Richard Rogers has passed away at the age of [.]. Read More.