May, 2024

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Global Perspectives: Exploring Diverse Sports Architecture Projects Ahead of Paris 2024 Olympics

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© Nigel Young As the anticipation builds for the XXXIII Olympic Games in Paris, the city is preparing to host a global sporting event and embark on a journey of urban renewal. In a departure from traditional stadium-centric hosting, Paris 2024 embraces a new approach to the Olympic experience. Sports architecture has the ability to transcend functionality and become a space of collective experience and shared joy.

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Converted grain silo opens as new art destination in southern Norway

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Norway ’s new Kunstsilo Museum has opened to the public in the southern port city of Kristiansand. The new home for the private collection of Nicolai Tangen is the product of a six-year transformation authored by Spanish studios Mestres Wåge Arquitectes, Mendoza Partida, and BAX in a former grain silo (hence the name) and integrates the Southern Norway Art Museum’s holdings seamlessly into one space that covers three floors and yields a total of 3,300 square meters (35,520 squa

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"Public technology sculpture" The Portal shut down after "inappropriate behaviour"

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An interactive video installation connecting Dublin and New York City that was set to form part of NYCxDesign programming was temporarily shut down for poor behaviour from both cities. Founded by Lithuanian artist Benediktas Gylys , The Portal installation is an ongoing initiative in which two circular screens are installed in partner cities and cast a 24/7 live feed of its inhabitants to the other, as a "bridge to cultures from around the world".

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hajime yoshida inserts modernist geometries into traditional japanese home

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(an)-graph draws parallels between mondrian's geometric compositions and traditional japanese vertical and horizontal construction. The post hajime yoshida inserts modernist geometries into traditional japanese home 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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Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, “California cool” design visionary, dies at 95

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Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, the heralded landscape architect and graphic designer, died at her home in San Francisco on May 7 at age 95. News of her passing was confirmed by The post Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, “California cool” design visionary, dies at 95 appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Aleatek Studio Reveals Design of the Serbia Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka

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© Aleatek Studio Aleatek Studio ’s concept of “Floating Forest” has been announced as the winner of the competition for the design of the Serbia Pavilion at Expo Osaka 2025. The pavilion, will be located at the West Entrance and Earth Plaza, aims to interpret Serbian culture and the country’s natural landscape through architectural expression. The design strategy also aligns with the theme “Play for humanity” of the upcoming Specialised Expo 2027 to be held in Belgrade.

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Notes on Progress: Sixteen Women Discuss What It Means To Be Female in Architecture School

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The tides are changing for women in architecture schools in surprising ways. Female deans currently lead Harvard, Yale, Princeton, NJIT, Cornell, Syracuse, NYIT, CCNY, Cooper Union, and Boston Architectural College, among others. Despite the difficulties some of them have faced, no doubt, their impact has been felt in architectural education across the U.S. and around the world.

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Hebra Arquitectos tucks Lone Oak House within wooded site in Chile

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Chilean studio Hebra Arquitectos has completed an elevated home with steel pilotis and a V-shaped roof, aiming to create a building that "floats in the middle of the forest". Hidden within a densely wooded area, the Lone Oak House is located in a river region in southern Chile. Hebra Arquitectos has completed a woodland home in Chile The project was commissioned during the Covid pandemic and was meant to serve as a second home for a psychologist and an artist.

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plants vs concrete: a world of eco-brutalism unfolds inside new photography book

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in the book, more than 150 photographs by various creators show the juxtaposition of austere concrete structures and lush flora. The post plants vs concrete: a world of eco-brutalism unfolds inside new photography book appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Manica-designed Chicago Bears stadium could unravel policy-forward development in favor of a suburbanesque amusement park

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Chicago’s mayors have a proclivity for Big Architectural Endeavors: Richard M. Daley is credited for transforming a parking lot and railyard into Millennium Park; Rahm Emanuel pushed the downtown Riverwalk The post Manica-designed Chicago Bears stadium could unravel policy-forward development in favor of a suburbanesque amusement park appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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‘Tables are the closest thing to architecture’: Robin Rizzini x Pedrali | News | Architonic

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<p>Every now and then something happens that makes me feel old. I don’t mean I’ve-never-heard-of-Taylor-Swift old. I mean the kind of old where you feel you’re no longer down with the kids. (And yes. I realise that’s an expression that an old person would use.)</p> <p>Take the word ‘rizz’. Those cunning linguists at the Oxford English Dictionary found its nowness so persuasive, they named it word of the year for 2023.

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Casa Borbon / Cali Architects

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Completed in 2024 in Batangas, Philippines. Images by Jar Concengco. We believe that a house is a sculpture that we live in - that we shape our homes, which in turn shapes us - our activities, ideas, our way of life.

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WilkinsonEyre team selected for new Toronto pedestrian bridge project

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WilkinsonEyre , together with Two Row , Zeidler , ARUP , and PLANT , has been awarded first place in the competition to deliver the new Keating Channel Pedestrian Bridge in Toronto. The bridge is part of the third facet of a larger CAD $1.3 billion (USD $950 million) redevelopment of the city's Port Lands post-industrial area.

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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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COA Arquitectura tops Mexico winery with sawtooth roof

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Mexican studio COA Arquitectura has enclosed a winery outside of Guadalajara with a corrugated steel sawtooth roof and rammed earth walls. Located in Aguascalientes, the 16,576-square-foot (1,540 square meters) Tierra Tinta Winery includes three buildings arranged in a loose triangle – the winery with a tasting room and cellar, separate restrooms and a third building which will house a future restaurant.

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studio cochi architects’ house in nishizaki stands as a windowless concrete block in okinawa

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light and ventilation come through courtyards and a skylight in the north-south direction. The post studio cochi architects’ house in nishizaki stands as a windowless concrete block in okinawa appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Wayfarers Chapel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, will be disassembled as land movement in the area continues

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Today, representatives for Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verde, California, announced plans to disassemble the 1951 ecclesiastical structure by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, Lloyd Wright. Local firm Architectural Resources Group The post Wayfarers Chapel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, will be disassembled as land movement in the area continues appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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This Remote Canadian Retreat Is Perfect for a Homeowner Who Just Wants to Be Left Alone in Nature

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This quiet escape, asking $2.7M, is a fusion of contemporary architecture and the great outdoors. Lot 9-7080 Glenfir Road in Naramata, British Columbia, is currently listed at $2,737,226 by Natalie Benedet and Scott Ross at Sotheby's International Realty Canada. Award-winning Omar Gandhi Architects envisioned this remote escape to integrate modern architecture with the rugged terrain of British Columbia.

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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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Billy O’Tea House / STO.M.P

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Completed in 2023 in Thoothukudi, India. Images by f/8. Sited on the outskirts of a port city, Tuticorin, the 5000sq.ft residence offers solace reflecting the relentless shoreline. The house, The Billy O’.

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New London Architecture celebrates Don't Move, Improve! 2024 winners

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New London Architecture has named the overall winner of the 2024 Don’t Move, Improve! competition in the culmination of the annual contest’s 15th edition. Emil Eve Architects’ Aden Grove renovation in Hackney was elevated above 15 others on the previously announced shortlist to win ‘Home of The Year’ honors. Its materials palette and overall resourcefulness were among the project superlatives championed by jury members, which this year included Ellie Stathaki, Ed Ja

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Saudi Arabia authorised "lethal force" for Neom land clearance reports BBC

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Saudi forces were cleared to use "lethal force" to remove those resisting relocation to make way for The Line mega city as part of Neom in Saudi Arabia , according to a report by UK media organisation the BBC. Speaking to the BBC , Colonel Rabih Alenezi said that he was part of the team ordered to evict people from villages ahead of the development of The Line in northwest Saudi Arabia.

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NASA plans to develop the first levitating railway transport system on the moon

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the transport system on the moon named flexible levitation on a track (FLOAT) can assist astronauts in transporting objects during lunar missions. The post NASA plans to develop the first levitating railway transport system on the moon appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Once considered a safe material, silicosis is the subject of new regulations and changing sentiments about its effects on our health

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Engineered stone is often hailed as a wonder material. It’s cheap, durable, recyclable, and attractive. But it’s also killing people, according to medical researchers and public health officials around the The post Once considered a safe material, silicosis is the subject of new regulations and changing sentiments about its effects on our health appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Akesobio Clinical R&D Asia Pacific Headquarters in Guangzhou by Aedas

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Aedas Executive Director Fiona Chen and Founder and Chairman Keith Griffiths led the team to deliver an Asia Pacific Headquarters for Akesobio, creating an upright and unique building that integrates advanced technology and nature. Standing dominantly in the Guangzhou International Bio Island of Huangpu District, the headquarters clusters biotech enterprises and enjoys well-connected transportation network.

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“A Framework for Developing Happy Proximities:” In Conversation with Carlos Moreno, the Pioneer of the 15-Minute City

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The 15-minute city has become an internationally recognized concept advocating for a people-centric urban model where residents should be able to meet most of their daily needs within a 15-minute walk or bike ride from their homes. The concept was introduced by Professor Carlos Moreno in 2015 following the COP21 conference in Paris , which concluded with the signing of the Paris Agreement.

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Zaha Hadid Architects wins bid for new cruise terminal project

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A bid from Zaha Hadid Architects has placed first in the international competition to design the new Riga Ropax Terminal in the Latvian capital. The project will convert an existing warehouse space into a new 20,000-square-meter (215,000-square-foot) terminal for cruise passengers with an added glass and timber fourth level and new triple-height grand hall.

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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!