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The Hidden Carbon Cost of Climate Retrofits

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Building Energy Saving Retrofit in Liu Lian Primary School / FORWARD STUDIO. Image © Tianpei Zeng Evolving urban conditions call for an evolving builtscape, and retrofits have been a key mechanism to allow buildings to adapt and respond to new needs. Amidst global environmental concerns, climate retrofits have become a popular strategy to upgrade buildings based on improved operational efficiency.

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"Architecture is That Fixed Element Within Nature": David Montalba in My Point of View

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Courtesy of Sky-Frame Architect David Montalba was born in Switzerland but grew up in California. He became a passionate surfer, bobbing in the waves of the Pacific, staring at the land, yet always feeling and hearing the ocean around him; profoundly connected to nature. “I was surfing by the time I was 12 or 13, and it was my driving force probably all the way up to 18 or 19,” he notes.

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The Second Studio Podcast: Concepts in Architecture Offices

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© The Second Studio Podcast The Second Studio (formerly The Midnight Charette) is an explicit podcast about design, architecture, and the everyday. Hosted by Architects David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet, it features different creative professionals in unscripted conversations that allow for thoughtful takes and personal discussions. A variety of subjects are covered with honesty and humor: some episodes are interviews, while others are tips for fellow designers, reviews of buildings and other pr

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10 architectural designs we enjoyed this week

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In case you haven't checked out Archinect's Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles. Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Architect Sure! Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles.

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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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Schmidt Hammer Lassen transforms cement factory into West Bund Art Center

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Danish architecture studio Schmidt Hammer Lassen has adaptively reused a domed cement factory in Shanghai , China, to create a performing arts and sports venue. Now named West Bund Art Center, the factory's central curved structure has been converted into a 300-square-metre multipurpose hall for art exhibitions, music concerts and sporting events. Schmidt Hammer Lassen has converted a cement factory in Shanghai The renovated building, which takes its name from its site in the West Bund cultural

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Roam Ranch House / Baldridge Architects

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© Casey Dunn architects: Baldridge Architects Location: Fredericksburg, United States Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Casey Dunn Area: 4362.

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Gensler study proposes reimagined North Michigan Avenue in Chicago

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The main artery along Chicago’s iconic Lakefront area — North Michigan Avenue — is the subject of a new proposal from Gensler that would revitalize a major segment of the street into a major hub of pedestrianization, retail, and hospitality. The proposal targets a stretch between Chicago Avenue and Oak Street Beach for a series of interventions and innovations that will remake it into the Avenue's northern 'anchor' opposing the existing Chicago Architecture Center , Apple Store

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Glazed copper-coloured bricks reflect light into Tehran apartment block by Hooba Design Group

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A stack of open-air terraces lined with copper-coloured glazed bricks pull light and air into the Darya Residential Apartment Building in Iran by architecture studio Hooba Design Group. Located on a built-up infill site in Tehran , regulations required that the block's side elevations remained blank to avoid overlooking. Sites like these are common in the rapidly-developing city, and Hooba Design Group sought to challenge the enclosed nature of many apartment buildings in the area by inserting a

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a glass house in the woods: 1i arquitectura’s modern dwelling is sheltered by tall trees

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open living spaces rise up toward the peak of the dual-pitched roof to create lofty, double-height interiors. The post a glass house in the woods: 1i arquitectura’s modern dwelling is sheltered by tall trees 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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L2A House / Davide Beretta Studio

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Completed in 2023 in Crema, Italy. Images by Daniel Pavesi. Minimal, white finishes emphasize the geometric form of this house in Crema. Named L2A house, the two-story, three-bedroom house aims to create a.

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A restored Irish seaside destination wins the 2024 AR Public Award

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The winner of this year’s AR Public Awards from The Architectural Review has been announced as the Dún Laoghaire Baths from DLR Architects Department and A2 Architects in Ireland. The project restored a spa resort originally built in 1843 with a new engineered jetty feature, including built-in seating and a walkway connecting the adjacent town of Newtownsmith to swimming areas on the Irish Sea.

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OODA designs kinked Tirana skyscrapers to evoke "the grace of ballet"

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Architecture studio OODA has unveiled its design for two connected skyscrapers , named Bond Tower, that bend away and towards each other in Tirana , Albania. The towers will contain residential , commercial , office and hotel space and its kinked shape was informed by the silhouette of a ballet dancer's bent knees when performing the plié position. "Characterised by two interconnected volumes of different heights that meet in a plié in the urban landscape, creating a silhouette reminiscent of th

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SIA arquitectura builds a gravity-defying dwelling with a cantilevered swimming pool

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'casa na rua sara beirão' is a residence by SIA arquitectura which cantilevers dramatically over oeiras, portugal. The post SIA arquitectura builds a gravity-defying dwelling with a cantilevered swimming pool appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Aesop Thonglor Store / Sher Maker

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Courtesy of Aesop by Studioperiphery architects: Sher Maker Location: Watthana, Thailand Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Courtesy of Aesop by Studioperiphery Area: 190.

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TenBerke and Ballinger design Yale's new quantum science center as a series of interconnected pavilions

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Tenberke , in collaboration with Ballinger , has revealed designs for a new center for quantum science, engineering, and materials initiatives at Yale University. Called the Upper Science Hill Development (USHD), the 611,000-square-foot complex will be one of Yale’s largest and most complex building projects ever undertaken. Located in the Science Hill precinct, the complex will add a publicly accessible series of landscape spaces to foster pedestrian and cyclist circulation on the campus.

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Young designers "cutting out the middle man" by producing objects themselves

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Designers are increasingly manufacturing their own limited-edition products rather than waiting for brand or gallery partnerships. Dezeen editor-at-large Amy Frearson looks at what is driving this shift. Many young designers are becoming entrepreneurs, using small-batch production to create objects that can be sold directly to consumers. A visible sign of this is the "shop" page that can now be found on the websites of up-and-coming talents such as Jaclyn Pappalardo , Andu Masebo , Nicolas Erauw

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Alvar Aalto’s Kaufmann Conference Center will be preserved in pieces and recreated for future exhibition

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To accuse a preservation architect of “facadism” is a rightful insult. If you know that a “historic” building you see from the street is really just a full face of The post Alvar Aalto’s Kaufmann Conference Center will be preserved in pieces and recreated for future exhibition appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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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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N Building / LCA Architetti / luca compri architetti

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© Andrea Ceriani architects: LCA Architetti / luca compri architetti Location: Oggiona con Santo Stefano, Italy Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Andrea Ceriani Read more »

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Take a look at the Prix Versailles 'World’s Most Beautiful Museums' list for 2024

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The Prix Versailles has presented its World’s Most Beautiful Museums List for 2024, celebrating outstanding designs in the culture sector. Among the winners are Shigeru Ban' s vibrant new Simose Art Museum in Hiroshima, the impressive Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza by Heneghan Peng , and the landmark ethnographic Oman Across Ages Museum from Australia's Cox Architecture.

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Herzog & de Meuron inserts arched apartment behind old facade in Austria

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Architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled Kornmarktplatz, an arched structure that extends behind a neo-baroque facade in Bregenz and contains an apartment and hotel. Located on a square near Lake Constance in Austria, the eight-metre-wide building sits on a site formerly occupied by a 17th-century building that fell into disrepair after a roof fire.

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mexican studio PPAA curates minimalist ‘copas’ house to open onto lush treetops

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emerging from the lush forests of mexico's valle de bravo, a home titled copas has been completed by PPAA. The post mexican studio PPAA curates minimalist ‘copas’ house to open onto lush treetops 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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Designed by OMA, Simone-Veil Bridge Opens to the Public in Bordeaux, France

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© JB Menges, courtesy of Bordeaux Metropole The Simone Veil Bridge , designed by OMA / Rem Koolhaas and Chris van Duijn, has officially opened in Bordeaux , France. Serving as the sixth crossing over the River Garonne , the platform stretches 548 meters from either side, with a width of 44 meters. Connecting the municipalities of Floirac and Bègles and offering Bordeaux a new public space, i t has been in the making for nearly a decade, and is the first bridge project in OMA’s portfolio.

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Snøhetta completes redesign of the Blanton Museum of Art grounds with rain-capturing shade structures and native plants

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Snøhetta has completed work on their $35 million redesign of The Blanton Museum of Art grounds for the University of Texas at Austin. The debut of the New Ground Initiative comes at the end of a three-year revitalization that saw the Blanton continuously operate during construction. The 200,000-square-foot campus now has a greater permanent presence as the gateway between the university and city of Austin thanks to public art installations and key improvements to the existing landscape de

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Edition Office cloaks multi-generational Melbourne home with pale bricks

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Architecture studio Edition Office has completed Naples Street House, a multi-generational home in Melbourne designed as a "carved solid" wrapped in bricks. Raised on a concrete plinth, the geometric home accommodates three generations of the client's family and is topped with a roof pitched in various directions to form multiple peaks. Edition Office has wrapped Naples Street House in pale bricks To help Naples Street House appear as a carved-out volume, Edition Office wrapped its walls and ang

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matte terracotta tiles in dynamic patterns outline athletes’ village in paris

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village des athlètes by brenac & gonzalez & associés transitions from temporary athlete housing to long-term residential use. The post matte terracotta tiles in dynamic patterns outline athletes’ village in paris appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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!