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Revived Toronto Quayside master plan is making headway >>

A clearer vision is emerging for the futuristic Quayside project planned to transform a stretch of Toronto's waterfront, one that is shaping up to be one of the most architecturally-distinct pockets of development in the entire country.Following over two years since the cancelati…

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Framing Atlanta’s BeltLine as a font for gentrification >>

Although the BeltLine was designed to connect Atlantans and improve their quality of life, it has driven up housing costs on nearby land and pushed low-income households out to suburbs with fewer services than downtown neighborhoods. The BeltLine has become a prime example of wha…

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Architecture – Dezeen

Urlo Studio completes stacked pigmented-concrete complex in Quito >>

Urlo Studio designed a rotated, triangular mixed-use complex clad in red concrete panels and terracotta tiles that is meant to reference the architectural heritage of its site in Quito, Ecuador. Completed in 2022, the project known as Olvia contains 14 residential units and comme…

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Kyslik Salon / TEKI Design >>

We wanted to create a place in a quiet residential area that could combine a beauty salon with a small seating area and dance classes. The project began with such a request.

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Get Lectured: Washington University in St. Louis, Spring '23 >>

This week, we are continuing our Get Lectured series with a look at the big names coming to The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis in the Spring 2023 semester for what promises to be a packed slate of public lectures and events. The month…

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M 5605 Housing / Arqtipo >>

The M 5606 building questioned us about the possible ways of approaching our design practice. The proposal recognizes the temporal and spatial instances inherent to the project, based on the recognition of the categories of contextualization (between insertion and implementation)…

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L.A. County Towns Clash Over Homelessness Policies >>

L.A. County Towns Clash Over Homelessness Policies LM_Ortiz Fri, 02/03/2023 - 08:00 Primary Image Primary Image Caption Makeshift shelters line the sidewalk near Los Angeles City Hall. In mid-December, Karen Bass was sworn in as mayor in Los Angeles, the first woman mayor in city…

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A Mixed-Use Vision for Houston Landfill Site >>

A Mixed-Use Vision for Houston Landfill Site Diana Ionescu Fri, 02/03/2023 - 07:00 Primary Image In the Kinder Institute for Urban Research Urban Edge blog, Nancy Sarnoff writes that the future of a former Houston landfill is in question as the city and a local non-profit debate…

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Architecture | The Guardian

Green light given for huge British Library extension >>

Community-focused £500m scheme will build new galleries, a learning centre, green spaces and a home for the Alan Turing Institute of data scienceAn extension of the British Library’s St Pancras site, to include new galleries and event spaces as well as a community garden, has bee…

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Milwaukee County Makes Substantial Progress on Homelessness >>

Milwaukee County Makes Substantial Progress on Homelessness Diana Ionescu Fri, 02/03/2023 - 06:00 Primary Image “In 2022, Milwaukee County had the lowest per-capita count of unsheltered homeless people in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developme…

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Hangar Museum / Nola Arquitetura >>

The Hangar was designed in 2020 to house a collection of historic planes from the 30s to 70s. The clients, who visited historic hangars in other countries, requested a building that resembled the old hangars, which were built in wood structures with galvanized tiles. 

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Los Angeles gets a new Deputy Mayor of Housing >>

New LA Mayor Karen Bass has elevated current City Planning Commissioner Jenna Hornstock to a newly-created post as the Deputy Mayor of Housing, according to the city's announcement on Wednesday afternoon. The appointment aligns with Bass’ comprehensive shakeup of the city’s exist…

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Opinion: Connecticut Vision Zero Bill A Step in the Right Direction >>

Opinion: Connecticut Vision Zero Bill A Step in the Right Direction Diana Ionescu Fri, 02/03/2023 - 05:00 Primary Image A bill making its way through the Connecticut state legislature would codify the state’s commitment to Vision Zero and require municipalities to actively plan f…

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House Mesh / Caramel Architekten >>

The main aim of the design and the client's request was a future-oriented handling of materials and a building that was integrated into the environment. A generous green roof as a cut-out and folded landscape forms the largest space-forming element of the house. The lightweight t…

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Architecture – Dezeen

Casa SM by Form_A reinterprets its historical Italian surroundings >>

Minimal, white finishes emphasise the geometric form of this home in Melegnano, Italy, designed by local practice Form_A to reference the neighbouring historic buildings. Named Casa SM, the two-storey, two-bedroom home creates a new street corner between two existing building in…

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Five UK house renovations designed to improve energy efficiency >>

Architects Sarah Wigglesworth's and Piers Taylor's self-designed renovations feature in this roundup of British houses that have recently been retrofitted and insulated to improve their energy efficiency. The UK's housing is among the oldest and most poorly insulated in Europe, w…

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Orange County Museum of Art / Morphosis Architects >>

With flexible exhibition galleries, dedicated space for educational programming, and areas for public gatherings, OCMA’s new building will provide expanded access to the museum’s permanent collection, which comprises important works of modern and contemporary art, and to its worl…

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Biophilic Interiors: 21 Projects that Blend Architecture with Nature >>

Humans are hard-wired to respond positively to nature; the crackling sound of fire, the smell of fresh rain on soil, the healing characteristics of plants and the color green, being in proximity to animals, etc. That, along with today’s critical environmental conditions and rapid…

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A Rest Station on A Mountaintop / Jumping House Lab >>

A rest station for a vista - Sitting in the mountains, the building is a rest station for bikers that is located at the highest spot of a cycle track. Towards the north there is potentially a broad, open view, which is currently blocked by trees at eye height, so we hoped to crea…

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Six Tips for Creating Compelling Design Proposals >>

Most architects are looking to win more work; not just higher-paying projects but those that allow them to unleash their creativity and passion. These opportunities can be won or lost on a professional's ability to communicate their design vision — so the proposal has to be on po…

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Building 12 / Perkins and Will >>

Built in 1941, the renovation of Building 12 is envisioned as a vibrant community gathering and event space that is integral and connected to the landscape and overall site offering spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay and the city.

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Northwest Native: Homes of the Salish Sea >>

The Pacific Northwest is synonymous with rainy mountains, expansive coastlines and dense forests. Known for its majestic landscapes, the region has innate connections to the waterfront. Over time, these channels were referred to as the Salish Sea. Encompassing the Strait of Georg…

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Scholl House / Meier Unger >>

The Stöckli, as it is called in some Swiss regions, finds its origins in the old tradition of the ‘Auszughaus’. Retiring farmers are entitled to this as a home when the farm and all its work are passed on to the next generation.

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Church of the Holy Spirit in Pegognaga / LR-Architetti >>

Church of the Holy Spirit in Pegognaga, near Mantua. The new Church of the Holy Spirit in Pegognaga, near Mantua, is the result of restricted competition. It replaces the previous parish church, damaged by the 2012 earthquake. The project ensures a proper scale and orientation in…

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The Gritted Grid House / Gets Architects >>

Granules of Needs - The brief required a strong connection with designated areas for togetherness and rooms for privacy in this multi-generational private retreat. The returning client desired to live in a more capacious settlement for their extended family. The Gritted Grid expl…

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China Hangzhou E-sports Center / CSADI >>

We used to look up at the stars, remembering the love and hate of interstellar life through time and space, intertwined in the dark cosmic forest of spinning and flickering ......

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Amalgam Residence / Studio PROMADA >>

This project is designed for Mr. Sibi Kuriakose at Thiruvankulam, Ernakulam. The house is located in a 20-cent plot overlooking a paddy field. The selection of the plot was done in consideration with the architect with the view in mind. An unobstructed view of the paddy field fro…

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Tacoma Developing New Housing Policy >>

Tacoma Developing New Housing Policy Diana Ionescu Thu, 02/02/2023 - 12:00 Primary Image With its population poised to grow by more than 127,000 people in the next two decades, Tacoma, Washington is taking steps to boost affordable housing in the city. Writing in The Urbanist, Ke…

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Architecture – Dezeen
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Green Alleys: A New Paradigm for Stormwater Management >>

Green Alleys: A New Paradigm for Stormwater Management Diana Ionescu Thu, 02/02/2023 - 11:00 Primary Image Primary Image Caption A green alley under construction in Los Angeles. A program that installed green infrastructure in Los Angeles alleyways got its first real test last mo…

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Montalba Architects prioritises views at hillside home in Santa Monica >>

Binational studio Montalba Architects used ample glazing and a clever siting strategy to provide the best vistas at Canyon Terrace House in southern California. Designed for a family of four, the multi-storey home sits on a sloped site in Santa Monica. Providing a connection to t…

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Burning Man reveals first physical temple design post-Covid >>

The annual temple design to feature in this year’s Burning Man festival has been announced: The Temple of the Heart concept is designed by Polish-born, San Francisco-based entrepreneur Ela Madej with the help of her co-lead Reed Finlay and will be the festival’s first physical te…

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BIG unveils design for film production studios in Red Hook, Brooklyn >>

It looks like New York is shaping up to be the next Hollywood. Yesterday, Samson Stages announced its plans to open film studios and soundstages in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The film [...] Read More... The post BIG unveils design for film production studios in Red Hook, Brooklyn appear…

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OMA’s first Tokyo tower takes a step closer to completion >>

OMA has taken a step closer to the completion of its first tower in Tokyo, following the announcement that the Toranomon Hills Station Tower will open in the Fall of 2023. Part of the wider Toranomon Hills development, the mixed-use tower will reach 873 feet in height, and will h…

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AIA announces 2023 Regional & Urban Design Awards winners >>

The American Institute of Architects has unveiled the winners of the Regional & Urban Design category of the 2023 AIA Awards. Recognizing the best in urban design, community development, and regional and city planning, the awards seek to elevate an approach to urbanism that “acco…

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Architecture – Dezeen

Formafatal creates pair of rammed-earth villas in Costa Rica >>

Formafatal has constructed twin villas out of rammed earth on a jungled hillside in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, which open to the Pacific Ocean with expansive frameless glass. Named Achioté, two 95-square metre villas are embedded in a steep 11,000-square metre plot of jungle, 300…

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"An awfully idyllic response to climate change" says commenter >>

In this week's comments update, readers are discussing MVRDV's envisioning for Vancouver's waterfront in the year 2100 and the world's most aggressive SUV. Dutch architecture studio MVRDV released a study that aims to offer possible solutions to urban planning in the face of risi…

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Get Lectured: Carnegie Mellon University, Spring '23 >>

The new semester is upon us, and Archinect is continuing with our Get Lectured series with a look at the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture’s public programs for the Spring of 2023. The school shares that this term’s theme revolves around an examination of “extractivism” and…

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The International Garden Festival reveals projects for its 24th edition >>

The International Garden Festival has unveiled the five projects selected for its 24th edition. Under the theme “Roots,” designers were tasked with imagining a present and a future that is ecologically, economically, and culturally responsible by drawing on the teachings of previ…

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Here are the 2022 Art of Building photography competition winners >>

The 2022 winners of the Art of Building photography contest have been named by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Each year, two winners are selected from an international field of entries to match criteria set forth by the organization's directive. As the CIOB says, We…

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Architecture | The Guardian

John Thompson obituary >>

Founding chair of the Academy of Urbanism determined to involve local people in architectural decisions about their neighbourhoodsThe urban planner and architect John Thompson, who has died aged 78 after a long illness, was a leading proponent of “community architecture” and the…

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Aspen's new building codes are some of the strictest in Colorado >>

The new building codes make 49 amendments to the International Building Code...will be the first time Aspen has set energy limits for every building in the city...The new regulations are not about affordable housing...Axelman does not expect the new regs will reduce the rumbling…

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Four-day weeks are working for some businesses. What about architects? >>

The non-profit group 4 Day Week Global has published the findings of their trial into the impacts of a four-day workweek on businesses. The trial began in February 2022, when 33 companies enacted a “meaningful work time reduction” for six months without reducing pay. The companie…

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Architecture – Dezeen


Dezeen's top five houses of January 2023 >>

From a Japanese residence with a cartoonish facade to a pared-back villa in coastal Italy, here are Dezeen's top five houses of the month for January. A tiled home by Mecanoo, a minimalist forest retreat and an inconspicuous concrete dwelling also feature on the list, which compi…

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A8000 wraps stepped Czech pavilion in translucent skin >>

Czech architecture studio A8000 has renovated a stepped pavilion in the Czech Republic adding a partially glazed facade and a versatile black-and-white interior. A8000 restored the original proportions of Pavilion Z, which is located in the city of České Budějovice, to create a v…

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Adjaye's Restoration Plaza project gets a little clearer in Brooklyn >>

First announced in 2019, the project spans a block of Fulton Street between Brooklyn Avenue to the east and New York Avenue to the west. Plans call for the construction of three buildings featuring approximately 840,000 square feet of offices, educational, cultural, and commercia…

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Architecture Archives - The Architect’s Newspaper

The Empire State Building committed football treason on Sunday >>

The Empire State Building lights change frequently in recognition local and national events. The top floors of the building glow red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July and [...] Read More... The post The Empire State Building committed football treason on Sunday appeared fir…

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Architecture – Dezeen

BattersbyHowat balances metal-clad cabin on a mountainside >>

Vancouver-based studio BattersbyHowat Architects has completed a parallelogram-shaped, mountainside home clad in standing seam metal that includes a detached sauna structure in Whistler, British Columbia. Named Ambassador Crescent, the 3,130-square foot (290-square metre) house i…

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Drawings by Lebbeus Woods now on view at Friedman Benda in Los Angeles >>

Lebbeus Woods, Ecologies, 1984-1990 Curated by Jennifer Olshin Friedman Benda 8260 Marmont Lane Los Angeles, CA 90069 Open through February 4 Lebbeus Woods died at his home in New York [...] Read More... The post Drawings by Lebbeus Woods now on view at Friedman Benda in Los Ange…

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Hyperspace converts suburban garage into Dark Matter garden studio >>

London-based architecture studio Hyperspace has created a garden studio in Hertfordshire, England, featuring a pivoting door and a charred-timber facade that doubles as an insect hotel. Hyperspace converted a suburban garage to create the work-from-home studio called Dark Matter.…

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Seven alternative bricks made of reclaimed waste and biomaterials >>

Expanded cork, construction waste and human urine feature in this roundup of brick alternatives, designed to reduce the masonry unit's embodied carbon footprint. After concrete and steel, brick has become the latest focus for architects, designers and material researchers hoping…

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Kazuyo Sejima wins 2023 Jane Drew Prize for women in architecture >>

Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Kazuyo Sejima has won this year's Jane Drew Prize for Architecture for her contribution to raising the profile of women in architecture. Sejima is best known as the co-founder of the Japanese architecture studio SANAA, which she found…

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Ushijima Architects designs flood-resilient U-House near Japanese lake >>

Japanese studio Ushijima Architects has completed a small wood-clad house in Shiga Prefecture, with living spaces raised on a concrete base to help mitigate the risk of flooding. Located near Biwa-ko, the largest freshwater lake in Japan, the U-House sits on an area of former wet…

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Architecture | The Guardian
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Tomohito Ushiro designs Tokyo toilet to be "a piece of public art" >>

Japanese graphic designer Tomohito Ushiro has completed the Hiroo East Park toilet in central Tokyo as the latest addition to the Tokyo Toilet project. Built within the Hiroo East Park, the toilet features a large light panel that circles through 7.9 billion different light patte…

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Architecture | The Guardian