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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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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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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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Exit Strategy: The Case for Single-Stair Egress

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Forum: Reforming U.S. building codes to permit single-stair apartment buildings would facilitate cost-effective and higher-density housing, writes Alex Armlovich.

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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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“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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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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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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Lusail FIFA Stadium / Foster + Partners

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Completed in 2022 in Lusail, Qatar. Images by Nigel Young. An in-depth analysis of the brief and the client’s requirements, together with an appreciation of the climatic and cultural heritage of Qatar, formed.

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Turning Water into Land: Major Landfill Projects Around the World

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© Shutterstock | Delpixel, The Palm Islands, Dubai The idea of transforming water into land has captivated humanity for centuries. The Netherlands , for example, is a pioneering nation in this field, where approximately 20% of the territory has been reclaimed from the sea or lakes using dikes to control water flow and dry the surfaces. As technology has advanced, this practice has become more widespread.

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UNESCO World Capital of Architecture 2026: Barcelona and the Capacity of Architecture to Transform Reality

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© Márton Mogyorósy Joining Copenhagen and Rio de Janeiro , Barcelona has been named the UIA’s 2026 World Capital of Architecture by UNESCO. This title recognizes the city’s commitment to promoting the values of architecture, urban planning, and sustainability. Outshining Beijing as the other contender for the 2026 title, Barcelona won the bid with its proposal titled “One today, one tomorrow,” with a plan to host a series of transformative events across all its districts and become a research la

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Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute Student Housing / MO-OF

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Completed in 2023 in Mumbai, India. Images by Niveditaa Gupta. LIVING BRIDGES - Concept/Philosophy - Living Bridges is designed to move away from the typical dormitory or student hostel typology in urban.

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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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TD House / Skye Maunsell Studio + Jordi Veciana + Juan Gurrea Rumeu

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© Salva Lopez architects: Jordi Veciana architects: Juan Gurrea Rumeu architects: Skye Maunsell Studio Location: 43895 L'Ampolla, Tarragona, Spain Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Salva Lopez Photographs: Simone Marcolin Area: 420.

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MAD Architects Unveil Ethereal Design for Cloud 9 Sports Center in Shijiazhuang, China

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Cloud 9 Sports Center. Image © MAD Architects Ma Yansong/MAD Architects has unveiled their design for the Cloud 9 Sports Center , a 6,000-square-meter athletic complex in the city of Shijiazhuang , China. The venue is proposed to become the focal point of CBD's Central Park , marking the public space surrounded by residential, commercial, and recreational amenities.

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How Can Modular Housing Production Incorporate Material Locality and Regional Craft?

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Rural House in Puebla. Image © Onnis Luque Modular homes are houses either partially or fully constructed in a factory. This process involves creating a series of three-dimensional 'modules' delivered to a site in a predetermined spatial pattern and assembled into a complete product. These homes have become popular solutions to housing crises as they can be produced 50% faster and emit half as much pollution.

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House 28.0855 / VAN VAN Atelier

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Completed in 2023 in Tapalpa, Mexico. Images by César Béjar. 28.0855 is located in rural development in the Sierra of Tapalpa, Jalisco; from its inception, honesty in design was sought, creating a well-defined.

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

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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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Tadao Ando Transforms Historic Scuola Grande in Venice into an Exhibition Dedicated to Artist Zeng Fanzhi

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Installation photograph of the LACMA exhibition Zeng Fanzhi: Near and Far/Now and Then, Scuola Grande Della Misericordia in Venice, Italy, April 17-September 30, 2024, Image © Zeng Fanzhi, photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zurich A new exhibition presenting the works of artist Zeng Fanzhi has opened in the historic Scuola Grande della Misericordia in Venice , Italy.

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The Horizon Library / Protoscapes

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© LIN Yongchen architects: Protoscapes Location: Motan Village, Dawei Town, Hefei City, Anhui Province, China Project Year: 2023 Photographs: LIN Yongchen Area: 756.

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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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Entrance Façade of the Baroque Museum of Catalonia / David Closes

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© Adrià Goula architects: David Closes Location: Plaça de Sant Ignasi, 14, 08241 Manresa, Barcelona, Spain Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Adrià Goula Photographs: José Hevia Area: 2660.

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Foster + Partners Unveils Inaugural Residential Project in Uruguay

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Courtesy of Foster + Partners Foster + Partners has just begun construction on “The Edge,” its inaugural project in Uruguay. Situated along the Rambla Tomas Berreta in Montevideo’s Carrasco neighborhood, the scheme extends along the coastline to the eastern borders. Encompassing 60 meters of shoreline, the development includes eight residential units that form around a circular courtyard enclosed in glass, each offering unique views of the water.

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In Between Gardens Residence / A Threshold

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Completed in 2023 in Tiptur, India. Images by Atik Bheda. Situated in the town of Tiptur within the Tumkur district, this residence occupies a corner plot measuring 70’x40’ in a relatively new layout, devoid.

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Dzen House / SHOVK

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Completed in 2024 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Images by Yevhenii Avramenko. Dzen House is a sanctuary crafted for those in pursuit of serenity and unity with nature and the universe within the confines of their home. Its.

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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!