Stunning Images of Stone Architecture, Take II: The Best Photos of the Week  [LINK]
© César Bejar The use of stone is gaining popularity more and more in architectural design. Though it is an ancient construction technique, these days the texture that stone offers to spaces is having an undeniable impact on the many architects incorporating the material into their projects. For this reason, this week we present a second installme... [Read More]
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Hiroshi Sambuichi: "I Take Something that People Already Like, and Make Them Even More Aware of It"  [LINK]
In this extended interview from the Louisiana Channel, Japanese architect and experimentalist in sustainable architecture Hiroshi Sambuichi explains how he integrates natural moving materials—sun, water and air—into his architecture. A rare symbiosis of science and nature, each of his buildings are specific to the site and focus on the best orientation and form to harness the powe... [Read More]
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400 Fairview / SkB Architects + Kendall/Heaton Associates  [LINK]
© Spencer Lowell, Magda Biernat, Hannah Rankin Architects: Kendall/Heaton Associates, SkB Architects Location: 1200, 400 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, United States Architect In Charge: SkB Architects, Kendall/Heaton Associates Area: 337000.0 ft2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Spencer Lowell, Magda Biernat, Hannah Rankin Structural Engineer: Magnusso... [Read More]
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Draw Inspiration From These 21st Century Bathroom Designs  [LINK]
The bathroom is one of the most static and traditional spaces in any residence. However, in recent times, this space has gained an identity that relates directly to the interior and exterior design of the house. As architects, we strive to create a warm, dynamic and attractive space for users. Today, bathrooms that include new technologies, clean projects, integrating new materials with an em... [Read More]
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Manufacture Design / Saguez & Partners  [LINK]
© Éric Laignel Architects: Saguez & Partners Location: 6 Avenue de Saint-Ouen, 75018 Paris, France Architect In Charge: CV2A + Reichen et Robert Area: 46000.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Éric Laignel Interior Design: Saguez & Partners Workspace Design: Saguez Workstyle Saguez & Partners Team: Olivier Saguez... [Read More]
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Rental House in Wellin / Jahnke-Ledant Architects  [LINK]
Courtesy of Jahnke-Ledant Architects Architects: Jahnke-Ledant Architects Location: Wellin, Belgium Lead Architects: Peter Jahnke, Bruno Ledant Area: 567.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Courtesy of Jahnke-Ledant Architects Text description provided by the architects. Originally 3 separate structures, this 18-person rental house has been stitched together by interlockin... [Read More]
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An Architect’s Guide To: Glazed Façades  [LINK]
Find the perfect glazing for your next project through Architizer’s community marketplace for building-products. Click here for more information. It’s free for architects. When executed well, glazed façades are one of the most recognizable and glamorous components of buildings today. However, characterized by endless iterations, they are an extremely challenging architectural co... [Read More]
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8 Ways to Construct Unique Wood Façades  [LINK]
“This is the beginning of the timber age.” Andrew Waugh, head of the UK firm Waugh Thistleton, made this statement in 2015 upon the opening of his firm’s Dalston Lane Housing Development, which is still the world’s largest Cross Laminated Timber building. Waugh’s point is well taken: the past several years have seen an explosion of innovative timber construction, tha... [Read More]
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Building Transparency: 6 Extraordinary Curtain Walls  [LINK]
Find the perfect glazing for your next project through Architizer’s community marketplace for building-products. Click here for more information. It’s free for architects. Façades shape a building’s identity. Whether wrapped in ceramic, stone or steel, a carefully articulated façade transforms how we experience space and form. Glass façades embrace light and ... [Read More]
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How Designers Can Create the Perfect Area Rug in 5 Easy Steps  [LINK]
Time is precious. Architects and interior designers, of all people, know this. Thankfully, specifying the perfect products for a project doesn’t have to be a time-consuming affair — as long as you are selecting materials from innovative manufacturers like Tarkett. The flooring company makes it incredibly easy to pick out the strongest statement area rug for any interior — pieces ... [Read More]
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How Does Architects’ Software Get Designed?  [LINK]
To a modern architect, nothing is more critical than than the tools you use to create and communicate your design, and in the digital world, this includes your software tools. Whatever program you are designing and drafting in, it becomes something like your closest collaborator. But, unlike your other collaborators, you probably don’t have a great idea how that software really works, how it... [Read More]
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Rough It Up: 7 Ways to Add Tone and Texture to Concrete Façades  [LINK]
Concrete is a material loved by architects for its innate solidity, strength, and resilience. However, before it is cast, its liquefied state possesses entirely different traits that raise wonderful possibilities for designers: it will echo the inner surface texture of any formwork it is poured into, thus providing architects with an endless choice of finishes that can help define the core charact... [Read More]
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Everything Architects Need to Know About Green Walls  [LINK]
Entertaining the idea of hosting a cascading vertical wall of plants can come with a long list of feasibility questions. This week, we set out to answer them. [Read More]
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NINA  [LINK]
This is a building for the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. The building is divided into two parts: a wooden block for offices and labs and a section for storage. [Read More]
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Skovbakke School  [LINK]
Our task with the new Skovbakke School was to replace a series of old buildings that were extended several times and therefore appeared as a fragmented complex, unfit for modern teaching methods. The new complex combines a school for 650 students and a daycare centre for 100 children in a diverse and transparent new learning environment that promotes the interplay between subject areas and puts sp... [Read More]
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Hallowed Lanterns: 7 Sacred Spaces That Harness the Power of Light  [LINK]
The greatest challenge facing architects when designing religious spaces pertains to the profundity of program: how do you create an atmosphere befitting such weighty functions as worshiping, professing faith, celebrating new life, or grieving death? One way in which many firms achieve answers to these questions is by harnessing an intangible element that possesses greater visceral power than any ... [Read More]
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How Nikken Sekkei Uses BIM to Drive Design  [LINK]
Working methods at Nikken Sekkei resemble a fundamentally different approach to the way architects design buildings. [Read More]
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Unika Vaev’s Innovative ecoustic® Range Provides the Solution to Architects’ Acoustic Challenges  [LINK]
Perhaps the greatest challenge in specifying acoustic panels lies in the diversity of environments they are used within. Each architectural typology brings with it different auditory conditions that need to be addressed with exactly the right product. Thankfully, meticulous research and development by the experts at Unika Vaev is helping to overcome the complexities of sound within space. Architiz... [Read More]
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15 Facades That Push Conventional Limits: The Best Photos of the Week  [LINK]
© Hufton + Crow New technological developments in construction have given architects great freedom when designing. Innovations in construction materials and their properties allow for the creation of increasingly original and surprising facades. The buildings constructed as a result can even inspire people to travel thousands of kilometers just to see these masterpieces. This week, ... [Read More]
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Minnesota's Experimental City of the Future that Never Got Built  [LINK]
Conceptual drawing of MXC’s primary domed enclosure, proposed to be a mile wide in early discussions, but eventually scaled back. Image Courtesy of The Experimental City Documentary The Minnesota Experimental City (MXC)—a utopian plan for the city of the future that was decades ahead of its time, and yet is surprisingly little-known—was the brainchild of the urban planner and tec... [Read More]
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Alfred Taubman Wing / Preston Scott Cohen  [LINK]
© James Haefner Design Architect: Preston Scott Cohen Location: Ann Arbor, MI, United States Architect Of Record: Integrated Design Solutions Area: 36000.0 ft2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: James Haefner Mechanical And Electrical Engineers: Integrated Design Solutions Structural Engineers: SDI Structures Landscape And Civil Engineers: Becke... [Read More]
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This All-In-One Piece of Furniture Is A Tiny House Must-Have  [LINK]
© Angel Rico A single piece of furniture, designed by architect Angel Rico, allows this husband, wife, and child to live happily in only 20 square meters of space (about 215 square feet). Smart design solutions, such as this, are essential for any modern day tiny house or apartment. Keep reading to learn everything this transformer can do.  Image © Angel Rico A modu... [Read More]
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Cristovão House / Coletivo Cais  [LINK]
© Francisco Nogueira Architects: Coletivo Cais Location: Lisboa, Portugal Author Architects: Guilherme Bivar, Marta Pavão Architect In Charge: Marta Pavão Area: 210.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Francisco Nogueira Water And Sewage, Thermal, Acoustic: Patrícia Ferreira, João Rovisco Structure: David Cam&otild... [Read More]
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Ostasilor 8 / TAG Architecture  [LINK]
© Vlad Eftenie Architects: TAG Architecture Location: Strada Ostașilor 8, București, Romania Architect In Charge: Monica Despina Sache Design Team: Mariana Carstoiu, Andrei Moldoveanu, Irina Georgescu, Vitali Andrei Stanila Area: 4600.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Vlad Eftenie Structural Engineering: Pavlu Design Construct Hv... [Read More]
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