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Canadian cities take wooden skyscrapers to new heights >>

British Columbia has doubled height limits allowed for timber towers – and countries around the world are following suit British Columbia is no stranger to wooden giants. Along its western coast, Douglas fir and Sitka spruce trees topping 60 meters in height have in some cases w…

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Roseville Pavilions House / Benn + Penna Architecture >>

Roseville Pavilions is an alterations and additions to a freestanding house in Sydney’s north. The project is a renovation to the existing house, with additional garden room and updated landscaping. The project site slopes down from the entry level to the garden by a whole floor.…

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98 Winery / S PLUS ONE architecture >>

The project site is the place where it located in the north side of Fukuori Koshu city Yamanashi prefecture where a plan site is an excellent production center of the Koshu kind of wine. Fukuori is the are that can overlook Mt Fuji in the south direction. There was a mulberry fie…

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3 Step House / CHACOL >>

The Three Step House derives its name from the design approach we took to addressing the site. The steep vacant hillside lot presented peculiar creative and technical challenges. The lot was virgin, a rarity in the dense Silverlake area. The slope profile was inordinately steep a…

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Phoenix-Tree Garden / Atelier ZZ >>

The owner rented a yard in the hutong and asked us to design a teahouse garden. It is hoped that the gardens will include the elements of traditional gardens and have the true feeling of traditional gardens. It is not allowed to change the plane position of the original building…

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Ecumenical Chapel / BNKR >>

Some customers visited the Estancia Chapel and contacted us to make a private chapel on their weekend house at Cuernavaca. They wanted an Ecumenical Chapel, a non-religious chapel, a chapel to meditate.

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César Pelli obituary >>

Distinguished architect who designed the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and One Canada Square in LondonCésar Pelli will be remembered as a designer of world-beating skyscrapers, but for him the quality of his projects was more important than their height. The Argentin…

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10Cal Tower / Supermachine Studio >>

The project is part of the celebration of Siam Cement Group (SCG), the biggest construction materials producer in Thailand, for the company’s 100 year anniversary. Supermachine Studio and 2 other renowned Thai architects are invited to propose a public facility which will be real…

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San Francisco seeks $600 million affordable housing bond >>

Authorities in San Francisco are making moves to bring a $600 million affordable housing bond to voters later this year. The bond, according a recent press release, would allow the city to fund the creation, preservation, and rehabilitation of affordable housing in San Francisco…

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ML Residence / Anastasia Arquitetos >>

The ML residence is located in the city of Nova lima , state of Minas Gerais. The plot is in a mountainous site with an average slope of 53 per cent. In order to avoid permanent retaining walls (structures) it was decided that the interference in the topography and earthwork woul…

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Architectural Record

Obituary: Cesar Pelli, 1926-2019 >>

Pelli, who died on Friday, July 19, at the age of 92, saw architecture less as an outlet for personal expression than as a way to make a mark on cities.

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Fraher & Findlay adds wildflower-topped extension to London house >>

Fraher & Findlay has built a wildflower-topped rear extension, a glass-walled courtyard and a loft extension for a 20th-century house in London. Architecture studio Fraher & Findlay's design for The Courtyard House draws on the history of its south west London conservation area…

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Black and Tan House / Dake Wells Architecture >>

Located in a suburban development, this residence uses the conventional construction methods of its McMansion neighbors, but focuses on reductive materials and detailing. Four gabled forms enclose a courtyard pool for this young family. Sited at the ridge of a hayfield, the house…

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NextOffice's Artist Forum to be a Cultural Hub for Sadra, Iran >>

NextOffice’s Sadra Artists Forum is a public cultural center to be located in the arid suburban town of Sadra. Consisting entirely of low-lying or subterranean building levels, the project's unique structure contrasts the surrounding urban area and uniquely shapes the relationshi…

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Architecture – Dezeen

Take a tour of Latin America via our Pinterest boards >>

This week on our Pinterest account we're showcasing the architecture of Latin America, including projects in Chile, Brazil and Mexico. Open the Pinterest app on your phone, tap the camera icon and scan the Pincode below to explore Dezeen's feed. The post Take a tour of Latin Ame…

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Architecture | The Guardian

How to spot an architectural carbuncle >>

After a week in which Norman Foster’s ‘Tulip’ tower planned for London was culled, a book on the aesthetics of ugly buildings is timelySeared into architectural folk memory is the time in 1984 when Prince Charles went off piste at a dinner to celebrate the 150th anniversary of th…

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Retail Space Strategy of Yitiao.tv / Atelier Archmixing >>

September 22, 2018 witnessed the simultaneous opening of three offline new retail stores of Yitiao.tv in three shopping malls in Shanghai, followed by its ranking the No. 1 on the list of the most popular household commodities in Shanghai (from dianping.com) one month later. The…

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Stéphane Beel on Architecture and Technology >>

Past, Present, Future is an interview project by Itinerant Office, asking acclaimed architects to share their perspectives on the constantly evolving world of architecture. Each interview is split into three video segments: Past, Present, and Future, in which interviewees discuss…

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Olwen House / D1 >>

OLWEN HOUSE is a residential project situated in a tightly-knit neighborhood in Danang, central Vietnam. The brief is to pact a showroom, retail space, makeup and workspace for the photography studio all within a 75-sqm land plot in a low-rise residential area surrounded by block…

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César Pelli, architect behind the Petronas Towers, dies at 92 >>

The Argentinian-American architect designed some of the world’s tallest buildings The architect César Pelli, who designed some of the world’s tallest and best-known buildings, has died. He was 92. Anibal Bellomio, a senior associate architect at Pelli’s studio in Connecticut, co…

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BIALMED Headquarters / 3XA >>

The Design Project of headquarters building of BIALMED pharmaceutical wholesaler breaks a stereotype of a typical warehouse design time fulfilling a task of blending an enormous structure into a green landscape of Masuria district in Poland at the same. The design becomes almost…

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Hostel Wadi / Studio Bernardo Secchi & Paola Viganò >>

De Hoge Rielen is a place for civic and ecological education in the 300-hectare forest of a former military base. The O-shaped “Hostel Wadi” encircles part of the pine forest, retained as a memento of a disappearing artificial landscape that is rapidly transforming into  broadlea…

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John King reviews OMA's Avery Tower in San Francisco >>

As much as any single new building downtown, the tower dubbed the Avery embodies the grand, often clashing ambitions of today’s San Francisco.John King, urban design critic for The San Francisco Chronicle, has weighed in on the recently-completed Avery tower complex, a 55-story…

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Architecture – Dezeen

The Very Many creates Pillar of Dreams pavilion in Charlotte >>

New York design studio The Very Many has built a white orbed pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina with bulbs shaded soft blue and pink inside. Pillar of Dreams is a 26-foot-high (eight-metre) structure made from two layers of thin aluminium, perforated and layered on top of eac…

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Urko Sanchez Architects builds miniature walled city for orphans >>

Urko Sanchez Architects has designed a concrete compound in Djibouti for the charity SOS Children's Villages International as a home for vulnerable children. The project, which completed in 2014, has been nominated for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Urko Sanchez Archit…

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Plastic Emotions by Shiromi Pinto review – an architectural romance >>

The richly imagined story of an affair between Le Corbusier and Sri Lanka’s first modernist architect, Minnette de Silva There’s an air of romance to nearly all the places Shiromi Pinto describes in Plastic Emotions, her novel about a love affair between two great 20th-century a…

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César Pelli has passed away >>

Argentina’s Telam state news agency reported his passing on Friday, as did the governor of Tucuman province, where Pelli grew up and spent his formative years. “With much regret we receive the sad news of the death of the great Architect César Pelli,” the region’s governor, Juan…

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Tech companies are taking over L.A. >>

The Los Angeles office market has been on the upswing since 2013 and showed no sign of stalling in the second quarter as tech and entertainment firms continue to expand into new space. Developers are responding to the demand by building new offices that are often rented long bef…

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Jeff Bezos wants to go to space because "it's important" >>

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world with a current net worth of $125 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. And he’s investing much of his Amazon fortune in the development of space technologies through his aerospace company Blue Origin. Why…

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Overtourism: Are cities suffocating? >>

The global tourism boom that’s inundated legacy destinations like Venice, Amsterdam, and Barcelona has birthed a term—overtourism—to describe the harried state of a city besieged by too many visitors. A recent report by the World Travel and Tourism Council, Destination 2030, loo…

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Architecture – Dezeen

SOM reveals images of stainless steel US Army museum in Virginia >>

SOM has released exterior and interior building photos of the National Museum of the United States Army, which is nearing completion in Virginia. The stainless steel-clad museum has been designed by American architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), to tell the story o…

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10 inviting eating & drinking spaces for your Friday inspiration >>

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. (Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archi…

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Detroit's Maurice Cox to lead Chicago's planning department >>

New York native Maurice Cox is stepping down from his role this fall as Detroit's planning director. He's expected to take on a role as the top planning executive for the City of Chicago, a city official confirmed. After four years at the helm of Detroit's planning department, M…

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Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out >>

We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new architecture competitions launching worldwide on any given week — let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That's why Bustler is here to help! At the end of eve…

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"What could Foster bring to social housing today?" >>

The fact that Norman Foster wants to start building social housing again after 40 years is a sign that a lot of it may be about to be built, says Owen Hatherley. In the 1970s Foster designed a council estate for the first and last time. Beanhill, in Milton Keynes, was devised in…

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Learn How to Turn Off the Water for Plumbing Repairs >>

How do you turn off water when you have plumbing repairs to be done? Why is it important to know the different ways to turn off water? We have all faced the annoying situations of a leaking pipe or plumbing fixture. While some of the common plumbing problems can be fixed without…

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Google Lens and Wescover Let Users Explore Art Outside Museums >>

Google Lens just launched an art experience with Wescover that lets users discover helpful digital information about the physical art and design objects around them, revealing the artists and stories behind local art in hotels, restaurants, and city streets.

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IIDA NY Announces Buffcon 2019 >>

The 5th Annual Buffcon will be held at the Buffalo Central Terminal. Many professionals and design students in the Buffalo market don't have the opportunity to experience Neocon every year.

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Architecture – Dezeen

Prefabricated pine panels clad kindergarten near Barcelona >>

Architects Eduard Balcells, Ignasi Rius and Daniel Tigges have designed a wood-clad concrete kindergarten for the El Tiller Waldorf-Steiner School in Bellaterra, Spain. The concrete and pine kindergarten is one of six structures arranged like a small village around a central ram…

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Six projects shortlisted for 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize >>

It's one step closer to crowning the UK's best new building for 2019. Today, RIBA announced the six projects that were shortlisted for the 2019 Stirling Prize. Regarded as the UK's most prestigious accolade in architecture, the Stirling Prize is awarded to the building that has…

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Norma Merrick Sklarek awarded posthumous 2019 AIA|LA Gold Medal >>

Norma Merrick Sklarek, a pioneering 20th century architect, has been posthumously awarded the 2019 AIA|LA Gold Medal by the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles chapter.  Born in 1926 in Harlem, New York City, Sklarek learned carpentry skills from her father during the…

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The case for a trade union for architects >>

Faced with this level of acquiescence, the case for unionising the profession becomes compelling. As a regulator of working conditions and a protective body for workers, a trade union would force the industry to adapt to healthier working conditions; without these decisions bein…

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NYC apartment sales soften as rent control spooks investors >>

In the first half of 2019, New York City apartment building sales fell 48% from the same period a year earlier, B6 said in a report. It was the biggest decline for any six-month period in data going back to 2009. In northern Manhattan, which includes Harlem, the drop in multifam…

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ArchDaily & Strelka Award: Vote Now to Decide the Winners >>

ArchDaily, Strelka Institute, and Strelka KB have selected a long list of 50 architectural projects nominated for the joint ArchDaily & Strelka Award, which celebrates emerging architects and new ideas that transform the contemporary city. Now the readers of ArchDaily and Strelka…

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It's true: Trump's tax cuts gutted LIHTC funding >>

As a result of reduced tax revenue from the 2017 corporate tax cuts enacted by President Donald Trump, the development of at least 15,000 affordable housing units has been either delayed or eliminated entirely, The Sacramento Bee reports.  The reason? A significant portion of af…

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What makes a city vertical? >>

Which is the world's most vertical city? You might think of Hong Kong, given its famous skyscraper skyline, but by different measures of verticality other cities come out on topAccording to building data research company Emporis, writes Matthew Keegan for the Guardian Cities ser…

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K59 Atelier merges its studio and home in concrete-framed block >>

Vietnamese practice K59 Atelier has designed its own architecture office and home for a family in Ho Chi Minh City, connecting two alleyways with an open and airy ground floor. The four storey block, which contains a three-bedroom home along with office and workshop space for th…

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Has Brexit saved the Lib Dems? >>

The Lib Dems have made an extraordinary comeback in 2019 because of their anti-Brexit stance. The Observer political editor, Toby Helm, discusses whether the party is here to stay. And: Oliver Wainwright on the inclusion of social housing in this year’s Stirling architecture pri…

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Australia plans to power Singapore with their new $20bn solar farm >>

The desert outside Tennant Creek, deep in the Northern Territory, is not the most obvious place to build and transmit Singapore’s future electricity supply. Though few in the southern states are yet to take notice, a group of Australian developers are betting that will change. I…

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Architecture – Dezeen

RIBA announces Stirling Prize 2019 shortlist >>

An experimental cork house, Grimshaw's London Bridge Station, and Feilden Fowles Architects' visitor centre at Yorkshire Sculpture Park are among the projects shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize. The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the six finalists vy…

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Should drones perform building inspections? >>

Municipal laws in New York City are hampering the city's real estate developers and building owners as they look to embrace the use of drones to perform periodic building and facade inspections on their properties, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.  In New York C…

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Foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate drops 36% >>

Challenging conditions in the U.S. housing market, along with tighter currency controls by the Chinese government, caused a stunning drop in foreign demand for American homes. The dollar volume of homes purchased by foreign buyers from April 2018 through March 2019 dropped 36% f…

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How Notre Dame was almost totally lost >>

Some of what went wrong that night has been reported in the French news media, including Le Monde and Le Canard Enchaîné. Now, The New York Times conducted scores of interviews and reviewed hundreds of documents to reconstruct the missteps—and the battle that saved Notre-Dame in…

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A new housing type is coming to Chicago >>

A new housing typology will be coming to the Chicago neighborhoods of West Humboldt Park and Bronzeville, where Perkins + Will architect Greg Tamborino will bring his independently-produced, competition-winning affordable housing designs to a pair of vacant lots. Tamborino was r…

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