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Do shipping containers really make for great architecture? >>

A month ago Dr. Richard J. Williams of the University of Edinburgh expressed his views of the over-hyped shipping container design fad in The New York Times. Describing the fatal flaw in logic widely used to promote the use of shipping containers in recent architectural proposal…

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WA House / Dasadani >>

Finished in 2017, one of the pilot projects by the architects to design typical twin house with a slightly different function. The first house (on the corner) is intended for residents of small family, meanwhile the next house are for mixed function such as boarding house and sma…

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Twickenham Riverside contest designs revealed >>

Richmond Council has revealed the visions by the five finalists in the contest to design a scheme at Twickenham Riverside in south-west London – replacing an axed design by Francis Terry 

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Neutral Architecture Doesn't Exist >>

Accessibility is often approached as a field related to disability, whether physical or mental. When it comes to architectural design, it always comes up as a peripheral consideration of the project and not as something fundamental. However, there are other barriers.

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Cinema de Riom / TRACKS >>

The new multi-cinema project takes place in the future site of the “Jardin de la Culture” close to the historical city center of Riom. Once this cultural enclosure, was the “Redemptoristine convent’s garden”.Nowadays, this new program offers: a multimedia library project, a music…

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Call for Submissions: A' Design Awards & Competition 2019-2020 >>

The A’ Design Award was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well-designed products. It is an international award whose aim is to provide designers, architects, and innovators from all design fields with a platform to showcase their work and products to a glob…

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Cabana / Atelier LAVIT >>

Cabana is a hidden private room nested in the bush of residential area Es Cubells, along the west coast of Ibiza. The suite is an annex to the main villa and represents a refuge for the owner and his guests looking for a more essential and primordial experience. The architecture…

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KULT Barber Shop / Sivak&Partners >>

KULT is a barbershop located in Odessa in the old part of the city, in the very center next to the famous Deribasovskaya street. We got a room 100 meters in the щдв building, from which there was only a dilapidated facade. It was impossible to put anything heavy on wooden floors,…

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Concrete Light House / HYLA Architects >>

The plasticity and structural capability of concrete presents a myriad of construction details deserving of one's attention and showcase as done so in this house.

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Tian'an Cloud Park (Phase I) / M.A.O. >>

Tian'an Cloud Park, with a total investment of over 30 billion yuan, is a world-class intellectualized industrial complex built by Tian'an Junye Group, which integrates science, technology, commerce, life, culture and education, and a new industry which is committed to developing…

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Datuan Villa / OFFICE COASTLINE >>

A young couple came to us for a weekend house located in the countryside of Shanghai named Datuan town. The dispersed agriculture fields, the small river, the highway and a cluster of houses with pitch roof compose its general countryside surrounding. The site is fortunately posi…

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Lessons in Tax Increment Financing >>

Vermont enabled tax increment financing (TIF) for the city of Burlington in 1985, in keeping with a nationwide trend at the time. TIF is still a major player in the state's redevelopment efforts to this day.

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Jack’s Point House / Ben Hudson Architects >>

The brief was a family home for four; comfortable rather than grandiose, and for a design that complimented the site and felt ‘naturally belonging’ to the landscape. Ben Hudson Architects sought to reinterpret the simple rural vernacular of traditional agricultural buildings; as…

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Bernie Sanders lays out an ambitious plan on affordable housing >>

Sanders railed against Trump’s housing policies and explained his own, which calls for federal investment of $2.5 trillion over the next decade and a national rent control standard. He said he will pay for the policy by establishing a wealth tax on the top tenth of one percent —…

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Commercial Spaces in Ordaz / T3arc >>

In an old house with extensive grounds and with two entrances, taking into account the location of existing trees and orientation, we project a small building with commercial areas for rent. With little budget, we decided to split and take over the garden (on the edge of higher v…

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House GePo / OYO >>

This OYO story takes you to Wijgmaal, where a single-family house is conceived as a place without boundaries. Due to the use of a steel structure, you will experience the plan as open. The garden is the living room, the small lake, the bathroom. The kitchen you’ll find next door.…

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Casa mirador / +arquitectos >>

Located in the base of the Andes mountains, the project it’s placed at the top of a hill with north orientation looking towards the valley of the Manquehue Hill.

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JKMM's Dance House Helsinki is Designed to Advance the Performing Arts >>

Finnish practice JKMM’s newest project, The Dance House Helsinki, is set to become Finland’s first venue dedicated primarily to dance and the performing arts. Offering rehearsal and performance spaces for artists, Dance House forms an extension to Cable Factory, the largest exist…

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Sesc Guarulhos / Dal Pian Arquitetos >>

As a public use building gathering activities of culture, sports, teaching, health, recreation and leisure, SESC Guarulhos was conceived as a great democratic and inviting space that seeks to encourage and stimulate encounters, coexistence and interaction among people.

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Dana Cuff on CityLAB UCLA, Smart Cities and Urban Thinking >>

The Midnight Charette is an explicit podcast about design, architecture, and the everyday. Hosted by architectural designers David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet, it features a variety of creative professionals in unscripted conversations that allow for thoughtful takes and personal…

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Finding Women Architects in "Where’d You Go, Bernadette?" >>

Maria Semple’s 2012 novel, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, is an addictive, high-octane, hilarious summer read about a retired architect in Seattle entering the next phase of her career. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it has resonated with women architects. One texted me hours after pickin…

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Kohta Train Station / Aalto University Wood Program >>

The manifestation of a Finnish lifestyle seen through the eyes of 17 students from 10 different countries around the world. Kohta was inspired by a walk in the forest. With its straight, leaning and twisted elements it organizes nature into a wooden sanctuary. Due to its geometri…

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MSU hosts exhibition of Mississippi’s African American Churches >>

Located in McNeel Gallery at Giles Hall, the exhibition introduces and examines the historical, socio-cultural, religious and architectural influence people and events had on the design and construction of early African American church buildings constructed between 1800 and the…

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The High Cost of Cool Air >>

Air conditioning has drastically changed modern life and the ways cities have developed. But, the environmental consequences are immense, and it’s time to cut back.

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Fewer Bus Stops in Pittsburgh >>

The Port Authority of Allegheny County is slowly but surely removing a significant number of bus stops from 98 routes in the system. Two routes are under review right now.

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Chicago Architecture biennial reveals the city’s true foundations >>

Inspired by its black mayor and a curator from the UK, Chicago is reviving the social narratives that shaped the cityCrown Hall, at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, is an icon of modern architecture. Designed by Mies van der Rohe and completed in 1956, it is a cry…

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Conscious Cities Festival 2019 >>

The 2019 Conscious Cities Festival will take place October 15-18 at the Pratt Institute. The event will bring together leading experts, practitioners and the general public to explore how to create healthier and more inclusive cities.

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Built By Women L.A. 2020: Call for Nominations >>

The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) is calling for nominations for 2020 Built by Women. The competition recognizes the work of women architects, engineers, and contractors, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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IIDA NY's 10th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction >>

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA NY) has teamed up with Free Arts NYC for the 11th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction. The event brings together the creative minds of New York's design community to bid on extravagant quilts created using discarded fabric samples.

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Limited copies of Ed 3 "Normal" remain from first printing >>

We have a very limited number of copies remaining from our first print of the third issue of Ed, Archinect's print periodical. To secure a copy before we run out, orders should be made soon.  This latest issue features a diverse range of contributions by significant architectura…

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Brick office block by Gensler echoes Williamsburg's industrial past >>

Gensler has completed an irregularly stacked office block with a brick facade in New York that echos the factories and warehouses of its Williamsburg waterfront location. Called 25 Kent, the eight-storey office complex is split in two. Dual red brick structures mirror each other…

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"Toxic philanthropy" hits architecture and design institutions >>

The resignation of Joichi Ito for accepting donations from sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is the latest in a wave of departures, protests and torn-up sponsorship deals dubbed toxic philanthropy. His departure follows similar storms at the Design Museum, the Serpentine Galleries an…

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Chicago Biennial 2019 Preview >>

Pushing the limits on the definition of practice, curators commissioned participants from fields beyond those typically represented in architectural expositions.

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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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BPN Architects designs Ghost House to have "ethereal presence" >>

BPN Architects has built a partially sunken house purely from concrete in the village of Moreton Paddox, Warwickshire. Named Ghost House on account of its ethereal presence on the site, the home is embedded into the ground so that it is only partially visible from the road. You…

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10 new examples of pools & ponds in architecture >>

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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Reclaimed lakes and giant airports: how Mexico City might have looked >>

The Mexican capital was founded by Aztecs on an island in a vast lake. No wonder water flows through so many of its unbuilt projects Ever since Mexico City was founded on an island in the lake of Texcoco its inhabitants have dreamed of water: containing it, draining it and now r…

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Crumbling Yorkshire rail tunnel could form part of new cycle route >>

Abandoned Queensbury tunnel is in Victorian Society’s list of most endangered buildings An abandoned and flooded Victorian railway tunnel hundreds of feet under the Pennines could be restored for use by cyclists and tourists but instead faces being filled with concrete and allow…

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California's concrete skateparks come alive in a new photography book >>

Released this month, California Concrete: A Landscape of Skateparks, takes the birthplace of skateboard culture and celebrates the dynamic landscapes created by Cali's expressive skateparks. Amir Zaki, creator of the book, is an artist and photographer who grew up skateboarding…

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Bauhaus Museum Dessau opens in slick 'Black Box' >>

The Bauhaus arrived in Dessau with a bang. The world’s most influential art school may have been born in Weimar, but it came of age when it moved in 1925 to what was then Germany’s “silicon valley.” A new Bauhaus museum in Dessau tells the story of how the socially-engaged schoo…

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Introducing Archinect's Spotlight on Chicago >>

For the month of September, Archinect is placing a special Spotlight on Chicago, highlighting important regional projects—including the Chicago Architecture Biennial opening next week—profiling local firms and practitioners, and delving into some of the most pressing issues in a…

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Carlo Ratti has invented a vertical robotic plotter for your home >>

According to the team's Kickstarter page, Scribit is a write-and-erase robot that allows you to draw any content sourced from the web—and update it in real time.  See the video below for some words from Italian architect Carlo Ratti, the inventor of the new technology:

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A look at the Kennedy Center's sound-diffusing "crinkle concrete" >>

When you have two concrete parallel walls, like we do in our rehearsal spaces and then in the Justice Forum [an intimate theater space], parallel walls are really bad for acoustics. You get a condition called flutter echo, where you have two sound waves bouncing off two parallel…

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Get Lectured: California College of the Arts, Fall '19 >>

Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2019 With a new school year already here, it's time for Archinect's latest edition of Get Lectured, an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back regul…

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Call for Entries | A’ Design Awards & Competition >>

The first step to realizing a dream is to dare. Can you imagine what it would mean to one day be recognized for your art and turn your work into a stellar design for a top brand? Well, if you’re ready to take that leap of faith and the first step to turn your dreams […] The post…

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Concrete arches cocoon egg-shaped kiln in Chinese porcelain factory >>

AZL Architects has completed the BingDing Wood Kiln Factory in Qiancheng village, China, building a series of concrete arches over a traditional brick kiln. AZL Architects designed the whole porcelain factory to echo the shapes of the monumental, egg-shaped kiln. Concrete arches…

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BIG + Heatherwick Studio's Google Campus roof canopy unveiled >>

Construction on the long-anticipated Google Charleston East HQ is making steady progress. The campus, designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studio, will be partially accessible to the public and will include a series of pavilions, cafes, shops, as well as retail and plenty of landscap…

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Los Angeles celebrates the Bauhaus >>

Like many cities around the world, the Los Angeles region is gearing up to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Bauhaus.  An upcoming panel discussion titled Bauhaus-L.A.-Now orchestrated by the Los Angeles Forum of Architecture and Urban Design looks to catalog the s…

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Wages for architectural workers are up—That's the good news >>

The latest compensation survey conducted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has found that in recent years, as demand for design services has increased and unemployment has fallen to historic lows, average pay for architecture staff has increased by over $10,000. The…

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How BIM and Augmented Reality aid the construction of new dorms at UIC >>

As many architects know, throughout each phase of a project, finding ways to streamline production and efficiency is vital, as are improving cost efficiency and project delivery times. Several construction companies are combining their use of design platforms like BIM with augme…

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6 important tips on following up after a job interview >>

You've just walked out of a job interview and you're feeling pretty good about how things went. You prepared beforehand, researched the firm, had solid answers to their questions, and even posed some good questions of your own. As you drive off you take a deep sigh of relief, yo…

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Bauhaus Museum Dessau opens its doors >>

A museum dedicated to the Bauhaus, designed by Barcelona studio Addenda Architects, has opened in the German town of Dessau, the former home of the hugely influential design school. Named Bauhaus Museum Dessau, the simple glass block is located in the centre of the town where th…

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