Why Every Architect Should Start Specifying Self-Cleaning Toilets  [LINK]
Modern ceramic technology can infuse antibacterial glazing onto today’s porcelain toilets. [Read More]
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Young Architect Guide: What Is Behavior Modeling in Architecture?  [LINK]
Behavior modeling programs employ complex algorithms that predict, with an impressive degree of accuracy, the way people will move through a space under a given set of conditions. [Read More]
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West Elm's New DUMBO HQ Is a Laboratory for the Future of Workplace Design  [LINK]
West Elm's new WORKSPACE division decided to "un-office" the company's Brooklyn office. [Read More]
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Everything Architects Need to Know About Toilets  [LINK]
This week, with a little bit of humor, Architizer dove into endless angles of designing, specifying and selecting the best toilet for your next project. [Read More]
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Magnolia Mound Visitors Center  [LINK]
Situated on high ground adjacent to the Mississippi River, Magnolia Mound was a working plantation established in 1791. Today, Magnolia Mound’s mission is to illustrate and interpret the French Creole lifestyle through educational programs, workshops, lectures, festivals and other special events. The design intent for the project is to emphasize the importance of site and topography as it re... [Read More]
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Corten House  [LINK]
Corten House by DMOA is an extraordinary house, surrounded by rusty red lamellae that glows in the evening sun and casts a play of shadows. Inside, warm colors and materials set the mood. Located in the suburbs of Antwerp, weathering steel is a common building material. [Read More]
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Mt Pleasant Home / Cymon Allfrey Architects  [LINK]
© Stephen Goodenough Architects: Cymon Allfrey Architects Location: Christchurch, New Zealand Architecture: Cymon Allfrey and Don Roy. Area: 300.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Stephen Goodenough Structural Engineer: TM Consultants Limited Interior Architecture: Detailed by Davinia Sutton Internal Colors And Finishes:: Jane Swinard ... [Read More]
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20 Amazing Images of Architecture as Seen from the Sky: The Best Photos of the Week  [LINK]
© Chen Hao This week we have prepared a special selection of 20 images of architecture as seen from the sky. This style of image, made possible by the emergence of drones, is increasingly used in architectural photography. It makes it possible to understand, in a single image, the totality of a project, and to see how the project interacts with the context in which it is immersed. Read o... [Read More]
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Social Agenda vs Social Media: Reviewing the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial  [LINK]
© Steve Hall While architecture exhibitions have a tendency to be drab affairs with poorly displayed poster boards and reams of intellectualized text spouting pseudo-complex ideas, the Chicago Architecture Biennial stands out for its undeniable sense of playfulness. From its central HQ to the fringe performance events, this exhibition is bright, fun and Instagram-ready.Chicago, like Veni... [Read More]
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Chipster Blister House / AUM architecture  [LINK]
© Erick Saillet Architects: AUM architecture Location: Lyon, France Architect In Charge: Pierre Minassian Area: 280.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet From the architect. The Chipster Blister House is born from the collaboration between a couple with 3 children and Pierre Minassian and his team of architects. The... [Read More]
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Meet the Mobile Dwelling Space Named B.O.B.  [LINK]
© Adam Shilling Three M. Arch. candidates at Montana State University, Jonathan Chavez, Kimball Kaiser and Adam Shilling, won an Undergraduate Scholars Program research grant which they used to fund their design-build project: B.O.B., the Backyard Office Box. B.O.B. is a kit of parts which, when put together, create a 150-square-foot dwelling space. The design team, also known as Tr3s, wanted... [Read More]
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PETRA. The Stone Atelier / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos  [LINK]
Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Location: Valencia, Spain Project Architect: Fran Silvestre, Ricardo Candela Area: 638.0 m2 Collaborating Architects: Ruben March, María Masià, Fran Ayala, Estefanía Soriano, Pablo Camarasa, Sandra Insa, Santi Dueña, David Sastre, Sevak Asatrián, Álvaro Oli... [Read More]
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Ansião House / Bruno Dias Arquitectura  [LINK]
© Hugo Santos Silva Architects: Bruno Dias Arquitectura Location: Ansião, Portugal Design Team: Bruno Lucas Dias, Humberto Lopes, Joana Zuna, Eugénia Gomes Area: 487.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Hugo Santos Silva Constructor: Pireslar – Construções Lda. Carlos Miguel Mendes Silva © Hugo Santos Silva Fr... [Read More]
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How VR Is Helping Researchers Understand the Phenomenology Behind Light in Architecture  [LINK]
“How shall we hew the sun / Split it and make blocks / To build a ruddy palace?” wondered Wallace Stevens in his 1918 poem Architecture for the Adoration of Beauty. Inspired by the verse, in his essay The Room, the Street and Human Agreement, Louis Kahn paraphrased “What slice of the sun enters your room?” The great architect also spent his entire career experimenting ... [Read More]
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Stunning Images of Stone Architecture: The Best Photos of the Week  [LINK]
Stone construction is a simple technique that has been used since the earliest human civilizations. These days, stone is regaining popularity in contemporary architecture thanks to the diversity of results that can be achieved by the union of stone pieces. Whether it's the size, the type of cut, or the color of the material, the truth is that the use of stone can add incredible textures to ar... [Read More]
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Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal / CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s  [LINK]
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s Architects: CannonDesign, NEUF architect(e)s Location: Montreal, QC, Canada Area: 3000000.0 ft2 Project Year: 2017 Principals In Charge: Jose Silva, AIA and Azad Chichmanian, OAQ Engineers: Pasquin St-Jean, HH Angus, Groupe SM Landscape Architects: NIP Paysage Contractors: Construction Santé Montr&eacu... [Read More]
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KAAN Architecten Designs Glassy New Terminal for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol  [LINK]
© Filippo Bolognese Netherlands-based architectural firm KAAN Architecten, in partnership with ABT, Estudio Lamela and Ineco has been selected to design the new Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Terminal, with the help of Arnout Meijer Studio, DGMR and Planeground. Soon to be located south of Schiphol Plaza, at Jan Dellaert Plein, the new 100,500-square-metre terminal will implement futuri... [Read More]
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House No. 03 / ShaarOffice  [LINK]
© Parham Taghioff Architects: ShaarOffice Location: Shiraz, Iran Lead Architects: Ahmad Ghodsimanesh Area: 750.0 m2 Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Parham Taghioff Design And Construct: ShaarOffice Design Associate: Maryam Nazemolboka 3 D Modelling & Illustrator: Parisa Panahi Graphic: Samaneh Zare, Nastaran Jenabali Constru... [Read More]
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Roji Salon  [LINK]
Evoking a journey of renewal, the Roji Salon is a crafted boutique salon skilfully integrated into the existing fabric of the adjoining Hotel Hotel in the NewActon Nishi Development in Canberra. Inspired by the Japanese tea ceremony, the design invites the user to live in the moment, by awakening the senses and evoking a heightened connection to nature. [Read More]
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Refuge du goûter  [LINK]
Refuge du goûter is a self-sufficient mountain hut by Groupe H that it perched on top of Europe's highest peak. It welcomes mountaineers during their final stage of conquest. The design maximizes the use of natural local resources. [Read More]
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Musée des Confluences  [LINK]
Right from the 2001 international competition for a natural history museum in Lyon, the museum was envisioned as a "medium for the transfer of knowledge" and not as a showroom for products. The building ground of the museum is located on a peninsula that was artificially extended 100 years ago and situated in the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. [Read More]
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Carnaun Primary School, Ireland  [LINK]
The project updated an existing four classroom school by constructing an additional classroom, resource room and general office. The new classroom is larger than the standard and is designed so that it can double as an assembly room when required. [Read More]
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