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Day Street Apartments / Tzannes + Loftex >>

When the late afternoon sun hits the façade of Tzannes’ newest mixed use residential and commercial building on the western perimeter of central Sydney, Australia, its more than 1150 anodized aluminum mesh shutters glow pure gold, softly filtering the light into the apartments be…

5 hours ago
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Office Rama IX / Gooseberry Design >>

New office building located near the business district of Bangkok. Gooseberry Design Co., Ltd. was focusing on maximize building space in the limited land area to serve the minimum requirement for at least 40 users.

6 hours ago
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House in Jardim América / André Vainer Arquitetos >>

This building functions as a complement to a residence and is located on the same lot, in an area directly behind the main house – its facade looks out onto a different street and it possesses an independent entrance.

8 hours ago
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Architecture | The Guardian

London's Walkie Talkie building sold for record-breaking £1.3bn >>

Sum paid for City skyscraper by Hong Kong food conglomerate Lee Kum Kee is highest ever for a single UK buildingIt damaged cars with scorching reflected sunlight, has been accused of creating a wind tunnel that can topple pedestrians and has split the capital into lovers and hate…

8 hours ago
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Salisbury University Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons / Sasaki >>

Strategically located at the core of the campus, Salisbury University's new Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons significantly transforms how teaching and learning occur on campus. The new building allows the university to bring all of their academic support programs together i…

10 hours ago
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Art in the Face of Gentrification >>

Art and culture tend to be integral to helping disenfranchised communities self-identify, develop their identities, and organize around place-based issues. But its presence can also be used be used by real estate interests to market neighborhoods.

12 hours ago
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Quai Ouest / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés >>

The Quai Ouest building, located in Boulogne-Billancourt, possesses a broadly exposed 150-meter façade. The building has undergone a major restructuring and within this framework, the façades are designed to meet a particular challenge, both in terms of image and in terms of ener…

14 hours ago

In Defense of the Emoji Building and Architecture Being Fun, Sometimes >>

It’s always fascinating when architecture breaks the bounds of the profession and becomes a topic of debate in the wider profession. Fortunately, thanks to the internet, there is no shortage of such occasions: whether it’s the click-seeking cluster of articles that found a client…

15 hours ago

Townships Farmhouse / LAMAS >>

An hour and a half east of Montreal the landscape begins to rise into rolling farmland punctuated by lakes and small mountains. Just before you reach Vermont, the town of North Hatley sits at the unlikely meeting point of the north-eastern United States and Quebec. Settled by the…

16 hours ago


10 Projects That Feature Striking Steel Trusses >>

Understanding the structural aspects of architecture is an inherent task of the architect; sufficient structural knowledge allows designers to propose ideas such as large structural elements which offer an interesting response to a project's needs.

19 hours ago

BECYCLE / götz+bilchev Architekten + Lien Tran + DRAA >>

The BECYCLE boutique fitness studio is a flagship project for a new concept in the wellness sector, which captures a great potential by merging health, fitness and style. Whereas traditionally gyms have pursued a more neutral or even aseptic atmosphere, our proposal follows a con…

20 hours ago


Trinity College Renovation / Aires Mateus >>

The project starts with the consideration of heritage and historical values. We differentiate between the eternal value of the project´s masses: the compression of the great walls and domes, and the ephemeral character of the old structures: constructive systems traditionally mad…

22 hours ago
Jetson Green

Tiny home with a retractable bed >>

One of the biggest issues in tiny home design is where to place the bedroom. Some swear by the loft, others prefer the headroom that comes from having everything on a single level. The Australian firm The Tiny House Company has come up with a brilliant new solution to this dilemm…

23 hours ago
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Villa Rypen / C.F. Møller Architects >>

Villa Rypen is a single-storey detached house situated on the edge of a forest in Aarhus. Inspired by the unique site, the forest is invited in, and the house extends its terraces to reach out to the forest's tall trees, and also to the garden. The different seasons of the year a…

23 hours ago

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House in Fukushima / BHIS + K's planning >>

The site is at Fukushima city in Fukushima prefecture. I had a plan to build my house on the site that my family owns. The site was a piece of bare land burned down by fire. It happened a half year after The Great East Japan Earthquake. After the earthquake, I suffered a down tur…

1 day ago

Catholic Suzuka Church / ALPHAVILLE >>

Responding to a dramatic growth in the foreign Catholic community in Suzuka, a new religious space is needed not only for worships but also social interactions. The Catholic Suzuka Church, presented by the Alphaville Architects, is an integration of multiple functions including a…

1 day ago
Jetson Green

Unfolding Home >>

Building a home takes time, even if you opt for a pre-fab option. But with the newest offering by the UK firm Ten Fold Engineering all you have to do is press a button and your home is built within ten minutes. How futuristic is that? Not to mention awesome. Ten Fold Engineering…

2 days ago
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Robarts Common breaks ground >>

Diamond Schmitt Architects are bringing a wraparound glass façade and wood accents to the concrete structure of the 14-storey Robarts Common Library

2 days ago
Jetson Green

New Breakthrough with Perovskite Solar Cells >>

As you’re probably already aware, perovskite solar cells have the greatest potential of being the most prominent source of solar energy in the near future. They’re cheap to make and flexible enough to be applied to most any surface. And now a team of researchers from the Universi…

3 days ago
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Architecture | The Guardian

The construction of Apple Park in California – video >>

Apple’s new 175-acre California campus was envisioned by Steve Jobs as a centre for creativity and collaboration. Apple claims it will be the ‘greenest building on the planet’. It consists of 5 million square feet of asphalt and concrete with grassy fields and over 9,000 native a…

4 days ago
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BDP wins UK parliament refurb contract >>

BDP has beaten a string of big name architects to land the contract to refurbish the UK parliament in London, while Lord Foster has proposed a ‘pop-up’ temporary home for the country’s politicians

4 days ago

Architecture | The Guardian

The billion-dollar palaces of Apple, Facebook and Google >>

From California to London, the tech giants are employing top architects to build spectacular symbols of their immense global power. But they have their critics…We know by now that the internet is a giant playpen, a landscape of toys, distractions and instant gratification, of chi…

5 days ago

Is the Stirling becoming a prize ass? >>

The Stirling prize 2017 shortlist displays a woeful lack of adventure – not least in its omission of Tate Modern’s Switch HouseThe Stirling prize has done it again. The award for the UK building that “has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture over the pa…

5 days ago
Jetson Green

Metal and Glass House Deep in the Forest >>

Living in a glass house isn’t always practical, and more often than not, it’s also not very sustainable. But this one, the so-called Hidden Pavilion recently built in a forest near Madrid, Spain, was designed in a way that renders most shortcomings of glass homes null and void. A…

5 days ago

Off-Grid Cliff House For Sale >>

The so-called Cliff Haven is a home that was built into a cliff in Utah, back in the mid 1980s. Located in the picturesque Montezuma Canyon, it is entirely self-sufficient and can function completely off-the-grid. They are currently selling it in a closed auction, and while they’…

6 days ago
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Jetson Green

Offices of the Future Will Have Beds >>

One of the things I love about being a freelancer is the ability to work virtually anywhere I please, even from the sofa or bed. But regular, 9-to-5 office spaces have been changing too, with cubicles giving way to more open plan setups. Design students at ÉCAL University have co…

7 days ago
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A new angle on World War Two >>

Echoing the iconic skyline of Gdansk, this building ties together traditional urban spaces, scales, materials, and colours while respectfully telling the tale of World War Two

1 week ago

Timber sets the tone >>

As WAN's Urban Challenge highlights, social housing continues to be high on the agenda for many European cities as demands for affordable housing continue to rise

1 week ago
Jetson Green

Family Converts School Bus Into a Home >>

Families don’t typically opt to live in a bus converted into a home, that’s more for young adventurous couples and singles. But Jeremy and Mira Thompson of Key Peninsula, WA are making it work. They live full time in a converted school bus with their toddler daughter Carys. The c…

1 week ago
Architecture | The Guardian

A Hastings pier and a Glasgow college on Stirling prize shortlist >>

Flats with wicker balconies and Chatham Historic Dockyard among finalists RIBA architecture prize 2017A block of flats with wicker balconies, a dockyard redevelopment and a new college campus will be among the competitors for the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize. Continue…

1 week ago
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Cascading into Brooklyn >>

This project continues ODA New York’s approach to urban architecture that includes cascading setbacks and terraces

1 week ago


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Architecture | The Guardian

Giants of modernist architecture – in pictures >>

Ever since Le Corbusier’s rallying cry in 1929, sleek slabs on stilts and levitating levels have proliferated. Here we celebrate 90 years of playful, efficient eleganceOrnament is Crime: Modernist Architecture by Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill is published by PhaidonContinue readin…

1 week ago
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French Tiny Home is Light-Filled and Cozy >>

France has quite a budding tiny house movement going on and the local company La Tiny House has just unveiled yet another great creation. They’re calling it Christine, and it is a modern small home, with plenty of glazing and a warm and cozy interior that is reminiscent of Scandi…

1 week ago
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Shepherd’s Hut That Surprisingly Light and Spacious >>

This tiny home was designed by Thomas Alabaster of Contemporary Shepherd Huts based in Suffolk, England. It was inspired by the actual huts shepherds in the area used to live in long ago while taking their animals to pasture. His creation features a skylight, which brings in lots…

1 week ago
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TV Review: Weekend in Havana with Geoffrey Baer >>

Throughout Weekend in Havana with Geoffrey Baer, premiering on PBS July 18, there’s an impression that Havana, and Cuba, is somehow on the cusp, now that Fidel Castro is dead and relations with America are normalizing.

2 weeks ago
Architecture | The Guardian

Hull landmarks to get listed status in boost to city of culture >>

Humber Bridge, tidal barrier and Philip Larkin’s attic flat among nine locations to be recognised for historical importanceThe attic flat where Philip Larkin wrote many of his best-known – and most withering – poems about Hull is among nine of the city’s landmarks to be listed in…

2 weeks ago
Architecture Lab

General Ideas About Architecture and Construction Career Pathways >>

It takes a family to build a home. It also takes a team of workers to build a building. Architecture and Construction Career Clusters contain occupations in the same field of work that require similar skills. The careers in this cluster incorporate many of the moving parts requir…

2 weeks ago

16 Home Essentials Under $200 That You Simply Cannot Overlook >>

What are some home essentials that you can think of that you have? Or even some that you don’t have that you can’t think of to spice up or make things easier for you in your home. There are some items in some homes that are not needed in the household that couples or families […]…

2 weeks ago
Architecture | The Guardian

The story of Lewisham’s radical self-builders >>

Built by residents nearly 30 years ago, Walters Way and Segal Close in south London remain an inspiring symbol of self-build housing. But where are today’s DIY pioneers?“Federico, I’m terrified. I’m terrified of heights. I don’t know how to do it.” Federico Mazandarani is recalli…

2 weeks ago
Jetson Green

A Wonderful Prefab Tiny Home >>

There are many ways you can obtain a tiny home if you are looking to downsize. You can either commission a firm for a custom-built one, purchase an already constructed one, or build it yourself, whether from scratch or inside a repurposed shipping container, for example. There ha…

2 weeks ago
Architecture | The Guardian

Flammable Grenfell Tower cladding 'passed' by council officer in 2015 >>

Newsletters from contractor Rydon claimed fire safety issues were scrutinised by Kensington and Chelsea councilThe cladding system on Grenfell Tower was reportedly passed by a building control officer from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on 15 May 2015, despite a nati…

2 weeks ago

The role of plywood in modern architecture | Letters >>

A man who made a fortune from plywood built one of 20th-century Britain’s most exciting blocks of flats, says Judith MartinI look forward to seeing the Plywood exhibition at the V&A (Oliver Wainwright, 13 July) and hope that as well as big names like Charles Eames and Elon Musk,…

2 weeks ago

Architecture Lab

11 Facts About Eiffel Tower We Bet You Didn’t Know >>

  A name synonymous to Paris, Eiffel tower is that quintessential landmark which rules the list of must-see places on every Paris itinerary. This architectural jewel in the crown of Paris attracts millions of tourists from different regions of the world who wish to behold its mag…

2 weeks ago
Architecture | The Guardian


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Global Series: Emerging Cities >>

Catesby Holmes, The Conversation; Clea Chakraverty, The Conversation; Fabrice Rousselot, The Conversation, and Stephan Schmidt

2 weeks ago
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Architecture | The Guardian

Mónica de Miranda’s best photograph: a ruined hotel in Angola >>

‘It was a landmark of tropical modernism – but it was abandoned during the civil war’Like so many buildings in Angola’s capital, Luanda, Hotel Panorama has been abandoned. It’s a relic of colonial times. Built in the 1960s, the hotel is a landmark of tropical modernist architectu…

2 weeks ago

Beneath the veneer: our unbending fascination with plywood >>

From army planes to pharaohs’ coffins, the V&A’s eye-opening show tells the astonishing story of this age-old yet perennially modern materialThe De Havilland Mosquito was the fastest, highest-flying plane of the second world war, its light, streamlined body making it able to outr…

2 weeks ago

Richard Gilbert Scott obituary >>

Architect best known for designing Roman Catholic churches and his work on the Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London“My father never spoke to me about creating architecture,” said Richard Gilbert Scott, the architect son of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, designer of the Anglican…

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Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano on shortlist for Barbican's new concert hall >>

Norman Foster and New York firm behind New York’s High Line park also among those to submit design plans for long-mooted cultural hubThe conductor’s baton has been raised in the battle for the Barbican’s new concert hall with some of the world’s leading architects making the shor…

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12 Nouveau Concepts for the Modern Home >>

Nouveau is a style of art that focuses on simple patterns, curved lines, and elements of nature. These elements are often worked in together to form beautiful patterns, ranging from the simple to the complex. Many people choose to use this style when decorating their homes, and t…

3 weeks ago