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Seeing Through Layers: Translucent Materials in Architecture

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CO2 Pavilion Beijing / Superimpose Architecture. Image © Beijing Shardisland Technology Co., Ltd. Translucency, at its essence, is an optical property that enables the total or partial passage of light through materials, without providing a clear view of the objects behind them. Despite its apparent simplicity, this property has fascinating applications in the architectural field, generating attractive and powerful proposals that play with light without obstructing views.

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Polish transport center with tree-trunk inspired columns completed by Tremend Architecture Studio

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Warsaw-based Tremend Architecture Studio has completed a transport center in the Polish city of Lubin, described by the team as “one of the most environmentally friendly developments of its kind in Poland.” In addition to its signature canopied platforms for urban and regional bus transport , the scheme contains underground car parking, taxi bays, cycle infrastructure, and a public roof garden.

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the future is circular: UNstudio slashes kyklos building carbon emissions by 80%

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with luxembourg's kyklos building, UNstudio aims for the lowest possible carbon footprint with innovative design and material selection. The post the future is circular: UNstudio slashes kyklos building carbon emissions by 80% appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Studio Egret West to transform former Heinz HQ into London housing

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UK architecture firm Studio Egret West has shared its plans to create housing within two concrete 1960s buildings in London , which were formerly the headquarters of food company Heinz. Studio Egret West has received planning permission to create 124 apartments across the two office buildings while preserving their external concrete frames. Named Hayes Park Central and Hayes Park South, the buildings were constructed in 1962 for Heinz to use as both administrative headquarters and research labor

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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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65 years after the completion of the Seagram Building, Phyllis Lambert talks about Mies van der Rohe and the commission

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“My role was to make sure Mies could build the building he wanted to build.” 65 years after the completion of the Seagram Building, Phyllis Lambert talks to Vladimir Belogolovsky The post 65 years after the completion of the Seagram Building, Phyllis Lambert talks about Mies van der Rohe and the commission appeared first on The Architect’s Newspaper.

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Robert A. M. Stern Identifies 15 Postmodern Landmarks-in-Waiting

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As an increasing number of postmodern buildings face the threat of demolition, architect Robert A. M. Stern assembles a list of 15 "landmarks-in-waiting.

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Spiritual Journeys: Religious Architecture in the Global South

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© Firas Al Raisi | Masjid Bab Al Salam Religious architecture has always had a unique power to transcend the physical realm, transporting visitors to a spiritual journey. In many belief systems, it serves as a space between the earthly and the universal divine. This designed experience can often be facilitated through different choices, where light , form, materiality , and circulation play essential roles.

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15 Projects in India Using Traditional Jali Wall Facades: Solution to Control Light, Temperature and Ventilation

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Sandstone jalis at the New Building for the Parliament of India were inspired by the country’s history of architectural crafts. Image © Kavin Kumar La Sa Natural light , fresh air , and a constant, comfortable temperature. These are three of the most basic components we need in our interior spaces. By expanding and increasing the use of glass in contemporary building facades , we can increase natural light.

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Hurlstone Memorial Reserve Community Centre / Sam Crawford Architects

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Courtesy of Sam Crawford Architects architects: Sam Crawford Architects Location: Hurlstone Park NSW 2193, Australia Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Courtesy of Sam Crawford Architects Area: 143.

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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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The 15 Winners of the 2024 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

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Fifteen years ago, we initiated the idea of the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards with the goal that our readers would select their favorite buildings from our database. Thanks to this concept, you have transformed this award into one of the most democratic and influential in the field. Year after year, you have wielded your collective discernment to spotlight architectural excellence spanning diverse cultures, economies, and landscapes across the globe.

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PARDIS Restaurant and Cafe / Country House. Architecture

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© Paul Phan architects: Country House. Architecture Location: Nguyen Tan Dinh St, Mui Ne ward, Phan Thiet City,Binh Thuan province, Vietnam Project Year: 2024 Photographs: Paul Phan Area: 380.

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Inaugural Edition of Design Doha 2024: Showcasing Innovation in Middle Eastern and North African Design

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© Desert Cast | Towards an Identity, 2023 Qatar Museums has just revealed the roster of designers and exhibitions for the inaugural edition of Design Doha. Running from February 24 to August 5, 2024, Design Doha is a new Design Biennial showcasing over 100 Middle Eastern and North African designers. The announcement outlines six exhibitions launching during the first week, spotlighting innovation within Qatar and the region at large.

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How are AI Systems Assisting Architects and Designers?

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The Museum of Temporal Delight. This image was created, in Midjourney, using 7 language prompts and a few small refinements. Image Courtesy of John Marx/ Form4 Architecture Since their introduction to the wider public, artificial intelligence technologies seem prone to change the working landscape for professionals across all fields, and architecture and urban planning are no different.

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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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House in Juquehy / Lucio Fleury Arquitetura

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© Beware Collective architects: Lucio Fleury Arquitetura Location: Praia de Juquehy - Maresias, São Sebastião - SP, 11600-000, Brasil Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Beware Collective Area: 450.

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How Do Double-Skin Façades Work?

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© ArchDaily Double skin façades. Almost a self-explanatory name for façade systems consisting of two layers, usually glass, wherein air flows through the intermediate cavity. This space (which can vary from 20 cm to a few meters) acts as insulation against extreme temperatures, winds, and sound, improving the building's thermal efficiency for both high and low temperatures.

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Artificial Intelligence and Urban Planning: Technology as a Tool for City Design

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Image by Denys Nevozhai, via Unsplash The convergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and urban planning holds significant promise for creating more intelligent, efficient, and sustainable cities. This fusion entails the integration of cutting-edge technologies that can guide decision-making, enhance resource allocation, predict trends, engage citizens, and more.

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31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró / Aldayjover Arquitectura y Paisaje + Burgos & Garrido arquitectos

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© Adrià Goula architects: Aldayjover Arquitectura y Paisaje architects: Burgos & Garrido arquitectos Location: Barcelona, Spain Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Adrià Goula Photographs: Stupendastic Area: 3566.

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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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Casa Attico / Atelier Matteo Arnone

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© Federico Cairoli architects: Atelier Matteo Arnone Location: São Miguel do Gostoso, RN, 59585-000, Brazil Project Year: 2023 Photographs: Federico Cairoli Read more »

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KR House / RAVSTUDIO

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Completed in 2017 in Morelia, Mexico. Images by Cesar Belio. KR House is situated on a semi-urban plot surrounded by imposing ash trees, aiming to seamlessly integrate with its surroundings. The residence takes.

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Why Nearly Every City in the U.S. Needs a Walkability Study

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Courtesy of Jeff Speck This article was originally published on Common Edge. About two weeks ago, I received an intriguing email from Jeff Speck, the author of two of the most influential books on urban planning in the past two decades: Suburban Nation (2010; co-authored by Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk) and Walkable City (2012; reissued in 2022 with new material).

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Burning Man Reveals the 2024 Temple, Designed with Neo-Gothic and Khaizaran Influences

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emple of Together by Caroline Ghosn, 2024. Design rendering by Maissa Sader. Image Courtesy of Burning Man The annual festival Burning Man has revealed the design of the 2024 Temple at Black Rock City, which will become the central installation during the festival happening between August 25th and September 2nd, 2024, in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Titled “The Temple of Together,” the proposal is designed by Caroline Ghosn , the first BIPOC, female Temple lead artist.

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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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Urban Mobility in the United States: How Ridesharing Services Impact American Cities

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Ohio Center Parking Garage / Schooley Caldwell. Image © Brad Feinknopf/Feinknopf Photography Urban mobility in the United States has seen a radical transformation with the introduction of ridesharing services in the late 2000s. The widespread adoption of services such as Uber and Lyft has altered the way citizens move around cities, offering convenience, flexibility, and accessibility like never before.

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Bagh Borj Residence / BA Studio

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© Mohammad Soroosh Jooshesh, COMO Photography Studio, Sara Mahmoudimanesh architects: BA Studio Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Mohammad Soroosh Jooshesh, COMO Photography Studio, Sara Mahmoudimanesh Area: 290.

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Duplex / Atelier st + Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH

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© Clemens Poloczek architects: Atelier st architects: Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH Location: Moränenweg 14, 04349 Leipzig, Germany Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Clemens Poloczek Area: 265.

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Small Bars and Restaurants: 14 Projects Less than 50 m2 in Latin America

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Moretti Gin Bar / Estudio Grizzo Arquitectos. Image © Federico Kulekdjian When designing spaces with reduced dimensions, adopting an efficient configuration and distribution is crucial for the user experience and the smooth development of activities and tasks to be carried out. In the case of bars and restaurants, numerous architecture and interior design professionals strive daily to meet the needs of clients, employees, and employers, considering everything from necessary installations and tec

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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!