BREAKING NEWS: Architecture http://feed.informer.com/digests/JQDFFQNI95/feeder BREAKING NEWS: Architecture Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:04:23 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ According to EIA survey results, U.S. commercial buildings are increasing and getting larger https://archinect.com/news/article/150282378/according-to-eia-survey-results-u-s-commercial-buildings-are-increasing-and-getting-larger Archinect urn:uuid:dc7ffaf8-ffd8-7c32-7cdc-3365012a7478 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 22:16:58 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e9/e9acd89d7bf17d583f8334721e6959b9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The U.S. Energy Information Administration&rsquo;s (EIA) 2018 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) data is now available.&nbsp;</p> <p>The CBECS is a national sample survey that collects information on the stock of U.S. <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1273823/commercial-building" target="_blank">commercial buildings</a>, including their energy-related building characteristics and energy usage data. It defines commercial buildings as those in which at least half of the floorspace is used for a purpose that is not residential, industrial, or agricultural.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The survey provides building characteristics information for the estimated 5.9 million commercial buildings in the United States in 2018. The data includes the number of buildings and amounts of floorspace by characteristics including geographic region, building activity, size and age, employment and occupancy, energy sources used, and energy-related equipment.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the survey, the number of U.S. commercial buildings grew 6% from 2012 to 2018, and the total floorspace of commercial buildings increased ...</p> San Francisco is adapting the tiny home approach to city's largest encampment https://archinect.com/news/article/150282344/san-francisco-is-adapting-the-tiny-home-approach-to-city-s-largest-encampment Archinect urn:uuid:98f67099-c0a7-8564-1af6-bf5ef82fef8f Wed, 22 Sep 2021 21:40:58 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b5/b5bb6112f1e7e45e89e460ad7bb3c2f8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The cost of up to $1.7 million for building and installing the cabins, along with the dining and other facilities, will be paid for by the nonprofits DignityMoves and Tipping Point Community. The cabins will remain for 18 months, when the lease the city signed for using the parking lots as outdoor shelter spaces runs out.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 64-square-foot cabins are produced by LifeMoves, a Silicon Valley-based company responsible for the installation of a <a href="https://www.kqed.org/news/11876745/just-glad-to-be-here-mountain-views-new-homekey-site-serves-as-temporary-refuge-for-citys-growing-homeless-population" target="_blank">similar development</a> in nearby Mountain View in 2016. Neighboring Oakland has operated its own cabin site since 2017, albeit with <a href="https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Are-Oakland-s-cabins-a-success-Homeless-14477680.php" target="_blank">mixed results</a> for residents who have found themselves back on the streets long-term.&nbsp;</p> <p>San Francisco&rsquo;s move comes a bit late, however, as COVID-related fears have deemed the crowded shelter system a <a href="https://www.wbur.org/news/2020/10/16/homeless-shelters-winter-coronavirus-covid-boston" target="_blank">non-starter</a> for many. Other cities like Los Angeles have <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150249524/lehrer-architects-converts-vacant-lot-into-colorful-tiny-home-village-for-the-homeless-in-north-hollywood" target="_blank">invested</a>&nbsp;in the tiny homes movement, which is being seen as a <a href="https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/11/27/thinking-small-how-coronavirus-is-changing-how-we-build-homeless-shelters/" target="_blank">popular solution</a> to a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/754727/homelessness-crisis" target="_blank">crisis</a> at a time when <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150279794/uc-berkeley-revises-proposed-people-s-park-housing-scheme-as-chancellor-promises-to-accommodate-its-unhoused-population" target="_blank">encampments</a> sanctioned by municipal governments are popping up increasingly throughout the state. More than 40% of America&rsquo;s homeless population <a href="https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-state-is-home-to-nearly-half-of-all-people-living-on-the-streets-in-the-us-2019-09-18" target="_blank">lives in California </a>alone.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b6/b62a894c1b839fa548f19549194dc8af.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b6/b62a894c1b839fa548f19549194dc8af.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150249524/lehrer-architects-converts-vacant-lot-into-colorful-tiny-home-village-for-the-homeless-in-north-hollywood" target="_blank">Lehrer Architects converts vacant lot into colorful tiny home village for the homeless in North Hollywood</a></figcaption></figure><p>The new approach certainly constitutes a change from San Francisco&rsquo;s previous initiati...</p> Notre Dame cathedral is now secure enough to start the rebuilding process, potentially in time for 2024 Summer Olympics https://archinect.com/news/article/150282356/notre-dame-cathedral-is-now-secure-enough-to-start-the-rebuilding-process-potentially-in-time-for-2024-summer-olympics Archinect urn:uuid:55237aa2-02f0-7242-665b-d46de3dbcffd Wed, 22 Sep 2021 21:07:07 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b1/b1008e59618682ec12363e5facfc162b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Two and a half years after a fire ravaged the centuries-old Cathedral of Notre-Dame in the heart of Paris, the building has been secured enough to start the rebuilding process, which is expected to be completed in 2024, according to the French authorities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The news was announced last weekend in a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/rebatirnotredamedeparis/photos/a.177543100757101/362327325612010/" target="_blank">statement</a>&nbsp;on Facebook by Reb&acirc;tir Notre-Dame de Paris, the public body responsible for the conservation and restoration of the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1302137/notre-dame-cathedral" target="_blank">850-year-old cathedral</a>. This milestone and expected timeline meets French President Emmanuel Macron&rsquo;s five-year plan to reopen the landmark, which would be in time for the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1012839/paris-2024" target="_blank">2024 Summer Olympics</a> in Paris.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re officially saying that the cathedral is now saved, that it&rsquo;s solid on its pillars, that its walls are solid, everything is holding together,&rdquo; Jean-Louis Georgelin, the head of Reb&acirc;tir Notre-Dame, told the French news outlet BFM TV.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a8/a80b022d59267442ce8e2fd248d3f7c9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a8/a80b022d59267442ce8e2fd248d3f7c9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Previously on Archinect: <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150134086/not-so-fast-following-the-notre-dame-cathedral-fire-heritage-experts-respond-to-macron-s-ambitious-five-year-restoration-deadline" target="_blank">Not so fast: Following the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, heritage experts respond to Macron's ambitious five-year restoration deadline</a></figcaption></figure><p>According to <em><a href="https://news.artnet.com/art-world/now-stabilized-notre-dame-may-even-be-done-for-summer-olympics-2024-2010867" target="_blank">Artnet News</a></em>, this phase involved reinforcing the cathedral&rsquo;s flying buttresses, protecting its gargoyles, and removing approximately 40,000 pieces of damaged scaffolding that had been in place for spire restoration at...</p> Galashiels gallery celebrates the rich tapestry of history https://www.urbanrealm.com/news/9624/Galashiels_gallery_celebrates_the_rich_tapestry_of_history.html Urban Realm Latest News urn:uuid:2dc12b52-0fe9-bc7b-1dc8-5bef9d18bded Wed, 22 Sep 2021 21:04:11 +0000 The jewel in the crown of Galashiels tourism has opened with the completion of The Great Tapestry of Scotland Gallery , the custom-built home for a tapestry that brings history to life in pictorial form. Built around a special first-floor room to house the one-off piece, painstakingly assembled at the hands of a thousand stitchers, the Page\Park designed gallery rises on the town's High... AETHER Apparel Headquarters by Assembledge+ https://archinect.com/firms/project/40993/aether-apparel-headquarters/150282163 Archinect urn:uuid:779e5585-f781-e472-dcfb-6f1a3bead731 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 20:17:20 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dd/dd7b45921e46281b612c24a542a3d500.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Born out of the desire for men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s collections to look at home in the city but withstand the outdoors, Aether&rsquo;s products reflect a pure expression of form and function. Aether Apparel engaged Assembledge+ to renovate an existing 1953 bow truss building and design a new, dynamic headquarters to echo the brand&rsquo;s value and provide for a transparent and creative workspace.</p> <p>The solution endeavoured to celebrate the original building by opening up the original structure and creating a communal and flexible workspace, partitioned into workstation areas, a design studio, communal areas and a conference room adjacent to a showroom.</p> <p>&nbsp;Large window openings along the southern concrete fa&ccedil;ade fill the space with natural light and contribute to the sense of openness. The project&rsquo;s clean lines, predominately white interiors with wooden details and exposed warehouse space create an airy, open office conducive to communication with a clean and modern aesthetic.</p> <p>In the spirit of their extre...</p> Monastero: Inside the walls by noa* network of architecture https://archinect.com/firms/project/65023085/monastero-inside-the-walls/150282248 Archinect urn:uuid:9c7fc8a2-e842-3d3c-df71-012a7dd81513 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 20:16:33 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d1cc22ec558c7249dd14dcbcd040a2e6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>The monumental spaces of a 17th century monastery are brought back to life in Arco, Alto Garda, where noa* has transformed them into a unique hotel, while conserving the charm of the original architecture and its atmosphere of peace and meditation. In the garden, the spa is inspired by certain typical rural constructions, which can be found on the lakes shore.</em></p> <p>To restore the majestic power and spiritual dimension of an old monastic centre and make its most distinctive elements the main features of a unique and charming hotel, was the mission pursued by noa* in the project to renovate the Monastery Serve di Maria Addolorata in the centre of Arco, situated at the northern tip of Lake Garda. This noble complex with its&rsquo; extensive garden, is encompassed by a high surrounding wall and dates all the way back to the second half of the 17th century. Half of the Monastery building, which also hosts a church and cloister, where nuns continue to live, has been left untouched and in 2020 work o...</p> Transsensorial Gateway by noa* network of architecture https://archinect.com/firms/project/65023085/transsensorial-gateway/150282252 Archinect urn:uuid:ef085624-9e63-dafc-2444-2fe485139d1a Wed, 22 Sep 2021 20:15:12 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/92/92bc4218ee3c0a1782329b3d7fb2ef3f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>Architecture and people are closely intertwined and through the creation of a space, the connection between the individuals within a space is encouraged. This was the starting point for the installation designed by noa*. The concept proposes a kind of light and sound landscape, which welcomes visitors as they enter the exhibition.</em><br></p> <p>&nbsp; </p> <p>&nbsp; </p> <p>On either side of the doorway, a crown of structural light-beams open up, each one at different heights, visually amplifying the sequence of the 17th-century portico that serves as the setting for the installation. </p> <p>The result is a sculptural work that combines various elements, including light, sound and movement, in direct dialogue with people and with the space. </p> <p>The light beams create relationships, building &lsquo;bridges&rsquo; between people. The light reacts to the presence of visitors and at the same time interprets the way they relate to each other. </p> <p>Through a &lsquo;transsensorial&rsquo; mechanism, a light and musical score is created that is not only c...</p> Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown by Gluckman Tang Architects https://archinect.com/firms/project/145492328/museum-of-contemporary-art-san-diego-downtown/150282330 Archinect urn:uuid:89c22a72-d0c8-b739-29eb-8efb9d2964ef Wed, 22 Sep 2021 20:14:33 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4f/4f825e08fd5e3dc1bf58cd2378448932.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Gluckman Tang worked with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego to expand its Downtown campus by creating new exhibition spaces in the Baggage Building of the historic Santa Fe Depot and by adding a new, adjacent three-story structure on the site of the former Railway Express Agency Building.&nbsp; <br><br>The new 13,750-square-foot addition is a contemporary, contextual response to the surrounding historic structures, while the 13,680-square-foot former Baggage Building was converted into a <em>Kunsthalle</em>-type exhibition venue. <br><br>The new facilities will complement the curatorial programs of the museum's primary site in La Jolla, while expanding and connecting with the museum&rsquo;s existing downtown venue across the street.&nbsp; The Depot continues to function as a transportation hub with ongoing active use by local and regional railways, as well as by Amtrak.<br></p> On The Hill House / Narofsky Architecture https://www.archdaily.com/968855/on-the-hill-house-narofsky-architecture Arch Daily urn:uuid:811f9447-1b69-d4ff-a1aa-29aee428f598 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 18:00:00 +0000 <p>The site for this waterfront residence is located on the <a href="/tag/great-neck">Great Neck</a> Peninsula, facing west to views of NYC and the borough bridges. When purchased, there existed a 50-year-old house and pool structurally condemned which required immediate removal. Once the site was cleared, a year was devoted to stabilizing the seawall and hill to accommodate the newly proposed home. </p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968855/on-the-hill-house-narofsky-architecture/614a4266f91c81d5d8000191-on-the-hill-house-narofsky-architecture-photo" rel="attachment" title="featured_image"> <img title="© Phillip Ennis Productions" src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/614a/4266/f91c/81d5/d800/0191/medium_jpg/BUILD_3.jpg?1632256491" alt="© Phillip Ennis Productions"/> </a> <small>© Phillip Ennis Productions</small> </figure> <ul class='project-specs'> <li><strong>architects:</strong> <a href='https://www.narofsky.com/'>Narofsky Architecture</a></li><li><strong>Location:</strong> Great Neck, New York, United States</li><li><strong>Project Year:</strong> 2019</li><li><strong>Photographs:</strong> <a href='http://www.phillip-ennis.com'>Phillip Ennis Productions</a></li><li><strong>Area:</strong> 2500.0 ft2</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968855/on-the-hill-house-narofsky-architecture">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/vSsx-63aeWM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> As prices for construction materials begin to level off, labor costs will plague the industry entering 2022 https://archinect.com/news/article/150282052/as-prices-for-construction-materials-begin-to-level-off-labor-costs-will-plague-the-industry-entering-2022 Archinect urn:uuid:b3c14dfe-6548-e62c-fddd-9a966d77828d Wed, 22 Sep 2021 17:46:08 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/8493f655b68d0a48277f59e597c91489.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Since lumber, steel, and other construction material costs began <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150265887/u-s-could-double-tariffs-on-canadian-lumber-despite-soaring-timber-prices" target="_blank">skyrocketing</a>&nbsp;during the summer of 2021, Archinect has followed the ongoing fluctuation of construction costs. During our July construction coverage, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150273354/lumber-prices-are-falling-fast-after-covid-19-disruption" target="_blank">cost of lumber began to drop</a>, which brought a slight glimmer of relief. However, this eventual "return to normalcy" isn't without its additional challenges.&nbsp;</p> <p>Previously, Archinect reported that the decline was "<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150273354/lumber-prices-are-falling-fast-after-covid-19-disruption" target="_blank">attributed to a number of factors</a>, including reductions in both speculative trading and DIY home building, and a gradual normalization of supply chains as economies re-open following over a year of reduced output."&nbsp;</p> <p>According to a recent <a href="https://www.constructiondive.com/news/contractors-find-new-ways-to-cope-with-elevated-lumber-prices/606696/" target="_blank">report from&nbsp;<em>Construction Dive</em>'s Sebastian Obando</a>, however, the next looming issue the industry continues to be at odds with is project delays and labor costs.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3f/3f4a7cdf3910947e9f06cf390a9e3a99.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3f/3f4a7cdf3910947e9f06cf390a9e3a99.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Previously reported on Archinect: <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150256097/construction-casualties-the-deadly-cost-of-skyscrapers-for-immigrant-laborers" target="_blank">Construction Casualties: The Deadly Cost of Skyscrapers for Immigrant Laborers</a></figcaption></figure><p>Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban...</p> Architecture Billings Index in August continues expansion but magnifies material and labor shortages https://archinect.com/news/article/150282301/architecture-billings-index-in-august-continues-expansion-but-magnifies-material-and-labor-shortages Archinect urn:uuid:d02f44aa-6493-5634-7f04-072dfe7fa362 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:48:41 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4e/4e5883b7f9c219104a4ab0180e283ec2.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>A new economic report released by the <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/49568164/the-american-institute-of-architects" target="_blank">American Institute of Architects</a> this morning indicates the seventh consecutive month of increasing architecture billings. The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/107273/architecture-billings-index" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index (ABI)</a> rose by one point from <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150278235/architecture-billings-index-in-july-continues-expansion-with-sixth-consecutive-month-of-positive-billings" target="_blank">54.6 in July</a> to 55.6 in August.</p> <p>New project inquiries and design contracts softened slightly in August but remained in positive territory with reported scores of 64.7 and 56.6 respectively. <br></p> August ABI Highlights <ul><li>Regional averages: West (57.2); Midwest (55.2); South (52.5); Northeast (51.7)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: mixed practice (56.0); commercial/industrial (54.7); institutional (54.4); multi-family residential (54.3)</li></ul><p>"The surge in design activity continued in August, signifying an expected upturn in construction activity in the fourth quarter and continuing into 2022," said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. "This expected expansion will magnify the already serious problems of price inflation and availability of many construction products and materia...</p> Bertolotti Vial Machinery and Office Warehouse / Estudio 2(A) DosArquitectas https://www.archdaily.com/968297/bertolotti-vial-machinery-and-office-warehouse-estudio-2-a-dosarquitectas Arch Daily urn:uuid:8fee59c2-a076-d570-518c-7cdbb09205aa Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:00:00 +0000 <p>This commission is part of our work as Gea Desarrollos, from where we carry out the San Lorenzo Industrial Park located at the intersection of the Rosario-Santa Fe highway and the RP10 in the Province of <a href="/tag/santa-fe">Santa Fe</a>. The building is located on a lot that faces the highway, becoming visible to the passage of vehicles that transit daily.</p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968297/bertolotti-vial-machinery-and-office-warehouse-estudio-2-a-dosarquitectas/613bbb4bf91c812a66000001-bertolotti-vial-machinery-and-office-warehouse-estudio-2-a-dosarquitectas-photo" rel="attachment" title="featured_image"> <img title="© Albano García" src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/613b/bb4b/f91c/812a/6600/0001/medium_jpg/(1)_ok.jpg?1631304492" alt="© Albano García"/> </a> <small>© Albano García</small> </figure> <ul class='project-specs'> <li><strong>architects:</strong> <a href='https://dosarquitectas.com/'>Estudio 2(A) DosArquitectas</a></li><li><strong>Location:</strong> Ruta Provincial 25 (Intersección, Au Rosario, Santa Fe, Provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina</li><li><strong>Project Year:</strong> 2019</li><li><strong>Photographs:</strong> <a href='http://albanogarcia.com.ar'>Albano García</a></li><li><strong>Area:</strong> 691.0 m2</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968297/bertolotti-vial-machinery-and-office-warehouse-estudio-2-a-dosarquitectas">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/CANkbPnC8SU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Is that a dishwasher or a Hindu temple? Inside kitsch pomo masterpiece Cosmic House https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/sep/22/charles-jencks-kitsch-pomo-masterpiece-cosmic-house-godfather-postmodernism Architecture | The Guardian urn:uuid:4d15790b-f681-1904-7b56-b14a0e94ea4f Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:30:33 +0000 <p>From its classical dome bathtub to its vanishing ceilings, godfather of postmodernism Charles Jencks turned a terraced house into a madcap monument to his voracious ideas. What was it like to live there?</p><p>The first challenge facing visitors to Charles Jencks’s house is choosing which knob to push on the front door. Two identical brass fixtures flank the entrance to 19 Lansdowne Walk in Holland Park, the first indication that this is no ordinary west London pile. Push the correct one and you enter a bewildering oval lobby lined with numerous mirrored doors and topped with a ceiling of intersecting ovals that appears to taper upwards to infinity. The faces of Pythagoras, Erasmus and Hannah Arendt peer down from a mural, above a frieze of gnomic inscriptions about the cosmos. There’s a lot to digest already – and you’ve barely stepped through the front door.<br><br>As an architecture critic, cosmic landscape designer and all-round polymathic funster, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/oct/15/charles-jencks-obituary">Jencks was never one for half measures</a>. His <a href="https://www.thecosmichouse.org/">Cosmic House</a>, as 19 Lansdowne Walk is known – which opens to the public this Friday, two years after his death – stands as a madcap monument to his voracious appetite for ideas. As the godfather and chief promoter of postmodernism, or pomo, he spent a lifetime championing eclecticism, wit and meaning over what he saw as the bland, faceless tedium of modernism. And he lived his theories to the max.</p><p>“We tried to experiment on ourselves and bring symbolic architecture back,” Jencks says, in an introductory video to the house, which is open to 15 visitors at a time in pre-booked slots, three days a week. “We wanted to see how far we could push it.”<br><br>The answer is beyond anything you might imagine. This substantial 1840s end-of-terrace house has become a wondrous, indigestible cacophony of cosmic symbolism, classical references and architectural in-jokes. It samples from cultures, continents and epochs with promiscuous glee, relishing in unlikely combinations of high and low, veering from the sublime to the kitsch. As Jencks would say, it is “pizza with all the toppings” – and then some.<br><br>He bought the house with his second wife, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/society/2011/feb/20/maggie-keswick-jencks-centres-cancer-design">the Scottish artist and garden designer Maggie Keswick</a>, in 1978, a year after he published his seminal book, The Language of Postmodern Architecture. Working in collaboration with his friend the architect Terry Farrell, they spent the next seven years concocting what would become a built appendix to the book, a fantasy world of meaning, trickery and allusion.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/sep/22/charles-jencks-kitsch-pomo-masterpiece-cosmic-house-godfather-postmodernism">Continue reading...</a> Federal design mandates should end, says AIA https://archinect.com/news/article/150282291/federal-design-mandates-should-end-says-aia Archinect urn:uuid:371dd701-536a-c9a0-6404-c3e64f46eb3b Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:08:35 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/99fdc4c61f3602898a4eb41ae395bd6a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/49568164/the-american-institute-of-architects" target="_blank">AIA</a> has expressed support for legislation recently re-introduced to the U.S. Congress, which seeks to prevent future administrations and the federal government from <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1508050/making-federal-buildings-beautiful-again" target="_blank">mandating preferred design styles</a> for federal buildings. The organization had previously been critical of a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150242382/trump-signs-executive-order-promoting-traditional-and-classical-architecture-for-america-s-federal-buildings" target="_blank">2020 decision by the Trump Administration</a>&nbsp;to make classical architecture &ldquo;the preferred and default style&rdquo; for America&rsquo;s public buildings.</p> <p>The bill currently sitting in Congress, named the &ldquo;Democracy in Design Act,&rdquo; would codify the U.S. General Service Administration&rsquo;s 1962 <em><a href="https://www.gsa.gov/real-estate/design-construction/design-excellence/design-excellence-program/guiding-principles-for-federal-architecture" target="_blank">Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture</a></em>, and prohibit the federal government from mandating a preferred national design style. The bill also includes a requirement that any changes to the Design Excellence Program, which guides the procurement, design, and construction of public buildings, would need to include public comment before enactment. </p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a66e3d4af151a79dbab71e01ea7da800.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a66e3d4af151a79dbab71e01ea7da800.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150251825/biden-repeals-trump-s-classical-architecture-order-so-what-happens-now" target="_blank">Biden repeals Trump's classical architecture order, so what happens ...</a></figcaption></figure></figure> Ribeira 11 Apartment Building / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena https://www.archdaily.com/968857/ribeira-11-apartment-building-ricardo-carvalho-plus-joana-vilhena Arch Daily urn:uuid:ccf06ed7-cead-df13-6abf-096e2e51a05c Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:00:00 +0000 <p dir="ltr">The building is placed in the landfill of Boavista in <a href="/tag/lisbon">Lisbon</a>, an infrastructural operation of the late 19th century. The industrial architecture in which it resulted its an architecture of pragmatism. </p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968857/ribeira-11-apartment-building-ricardo-carvalho-plus-joana-vilhena/614a2429f91c8149d3000102-ribeira-11-apartment-building-ricardo-carvalho-plus-joana-vilhena-photo"> <img src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/614a/2429/f91c/8149/d300/0102/medium_jpg/02_rcarq_ribeira_11_03_EXT_091_NGG.jpg?1632248817" alt="© Nuno Goucha Gaspar / Desalinha" title="© Nuno Goucha Gaspar / Desalinha" /> </a> <small>© Nuno Goucha Gaspar / Desalinha</small> </figure> <ul class='project-specs'> <li><strong>architects:</strong> <a href='http://www.rcjv.com/'>Ricardo Carvalho, Joana Vilhena</a></li><li><strong>Location:</strong> Lisboa, Portugal</li><li><strong>Project Year:</strong> 2019</li><li><strong>Photographs:</strong> <a href='https://desalinha.com/'>Nuno Goucha Gaspar / Desalinha</a></li><li><strong>Photographs:</strong> <a href='http://ultimasreportagens.com/'>Fernando Guerra | FG+SG</a></li><li><strong>Area:</strong> 1112.0 m2</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968857/ribeira-11-apartment-building-ricardo-carvalho-plus-joana-vilhena">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/x45qL7t6-DI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Rotonda Ferrer Manuelli Renovation / Studio Marco Ciarlo Associati https://www.archdaily.com/968834/rotonda-ferrer-manuelli-renovation-studio-marco-ciarlo-associati Arch Daily urn:uuid:2b34bfda-67f6-51a7-767a-942af49b0bbe Wed, 22 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0000 <p>The area is located to the west of the city and forms the cover of the final stretch of the Coreallo river, near the beach and directly overlooking the beach. The position is central compared to the historic center and the portion of the territory that develops towards the border with the Municipality of Noli, more peripheral and with large free areas still to be resolved urban planning.</p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968834/rotonda-ferrer-manuelli-renovation-studio-marco-ciarlo-associati/6149ff82777fad01648e4103-rotonda-ferrer-manuelli-renovation-studio-marco-ciarlo-associati-photo"> <img src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/6149/ff82/777f/ad01/648e/4103/medium_jpg/4l1170389-c-aldo-amoretti.jpg?1632239512" alt="© Aldo Amoretti" title="© Aldo Amoretti" /> </a> <small>© Aldo Amoretti</small> </figure> <ul class='project-specs'> <li><strong>architects:</strong> <a href='http://www.marcociarloassociati.it'>Studio Marco Ciarlo Associati</a></li><li><strong>Location:</strong> SS 1, Spotorno SV, Italy</li><li><strong>Project Year:</strong> 2021</li><li><strong>Photographs:</strong> Aldo Amoretti</li><li><strong>Area:</strong> 2500.0 m2</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968834/rotonda-ferrer-manuelli-renovation-studio-marco-ciarlo-associati">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/n01awanZzOw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Twin Barratt builds to transform brownfield Leith sites https://www.urbanrealm.com/news/9622/Twin_Barratt_builds_to_transform_brownfield_Leith_sites.html Urban Realm Latest News urn:uuid:a7c38686-1506-9d55-864a-6ada5e9a288f Wed, 22 Sep 2021 11:44:22 +0000 Barratt Homes have renewed their focus on Leith with plans to deliver over 300 homes across two brownfield sites. The housebuilder has begun work on a 212 home development at Baltic Street named Merchant Qua y, with a sister 115 home development called Heron Bank set to get underway shortly. Rising on the site of a former builders yard Merchant Quay will include a mix of one, two and... Nikken Sekkei's Ariake Gymnastics Centre celebrates timber construction https://www.dezeen.com/2021/09/22/nikken-sekkei-ariake-gymnastics-centre-tokyo-olympic-games/ Dezeen &amp;#187; Architecture urn:uuid:b82af068-3966-999f-2e1e-816db1b4b707 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:30:19 +0000 <div style="margin-bottom: 15px;"><img width="852" height="852" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/nikken-sekkei-ariake-gymnastics-centre-tokyo-sq.jpg" class="attachment-homepage_article_featured size-homepage_article_featured" alt="Ariake Gymnastics Centre by Nikken Sekke" data-pin-nopin="true" /></div> <p>One of the largest timber-framed roofs in the world spans 90 metres over the arena of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, designed by Japanese practice Nikken Sekkei for the delayed 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The structure, located a short distance from Tokyo's centre in Koto City, was originally unveiled in 2019 and has been</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dezeen.com/2021/09/22/nikken-sekkei-ariake-gymnastics-centre-tokyo-olympic-games/">Nikken Sekkei&#039;s Ariake Gymnastics Centre celebrates timber construction</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dezeen.com">Dezeen</a>.</p> <div style="margin-bottom: 15px;"><img width="852" height="852" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/nikken-sekkei-ariake-gymnastics-centre-tokyo-sq.jpg" class="attachment-homepage_article_featured size-homepage_article_featured" alt="Ariake Gymnastics Centre by Nikken Sekke" data-pin-nopin="true" /></div><p>One of the largest timber-framed roofs in the world spans 90 metres over the arena of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/tokyo/">Tokyo</a>, designed by Japanese practice <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/nikken-sekkei/">Nikken Sekkei</a> for the delayed 2020 <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/olympic-paralympic-games/">Olympic and Paralympic Games</a>.<span id="more-1714079"></span></p> <p>The structure, located a short distance from Tokyo's centre in Koto City, was originally unveiled in 2019 and has been the location for artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics as well as the wheelchair sport Boccia.</p> <figure id="attachment_1717628" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1717628" style="width: 2364px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img class="wp-image-1717628 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/nikken-sekkei-ariake-gymnastics-centre-tokyo_dezeen_2364_col_0.jpg" alt="Timber-framed gymnastics centre" width="2364" height="1576" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-1717628" class="wp-caption-text">The gymnastics centre is located next to a canal in Koto City</figcaption></figure> <p>Located next to a canal on the site of a former timber storage area, the centre is a celebration of wood and its centrality to traditional Japanese architecture. Around 2,300 cubic metres of sustainable timber are used throughout the building.</p> <p>"Based on the architectural concept of a wooden vessel floating in the bay area, timber is used wherever possible, specifically in the roof frame structure, facade, spectator seats and exterior walls, while carefully considering the characteristics of wood in each application," said <a href="https://www.nikken.co.jp/">Nikken Sekkei</a>.</p> <figure id="attachment_1717630" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1717630" style="width: 2364px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img class="wp-image-1717630 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/nikken-sekkei-ariake-gymnastics-centre-tokyo_dezeen_2364_col_1.jpg" alt="The steel-ring supported concourse" width="2364" height="1576" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-1717630" class="wp-caption-text">Steel columns support the timber concourse</figcaption></figure> <p>From its base, the centre's inverted pyramid form sweeps upwards to shelter an external concourse below, expressing the shape of the raked seating within with a stepped cladding of horizontal timber planks.</p> <p>Referencing a traditional engawa, a verandah-like space found in Japanese architecture, the concourse is defined by two rings of steel supports: one vertical surrounding the entrances in the centre and another angled supporting the edge of the roof structure.</p> <figure id="attachment_1717629" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1717629" style="width: 2364px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img class="wp-image-1717629 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/nikken-sekkei-ariake-gymnastics-centre-tokyo_dezeen_2364_col_9.jpg" alt="Larch arch-shaped roof" width="2364" height="1090" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-1717629" class="wp-caption-text">Arch-shaped timber beams form the roof span</figcaption></figure> <p>"By positioning the circulation concourse on the outside of the building and creating an open and broad approach space, the design attempts to avoid the impenetrable exterior typically found on large-scale sports facilities," explained the practice.</p> <p>The roof structure is formed by a series of large, arch-shaped glue laminated timber beams made using larch from the Nagano and Hokkaido prefectures, spanning a distance of 90 metres between the steel columns of the centre.</p> <p><!-- see_also_text: [Related story]: 1675392 --></p> <p>"We adopted a simple structure that uses single members of large glue-laminated timber with high heat capacity, rather than trusses containing a number of small members to achieve both fire resistance performance and structural stability," Nikken Sekkei said.</p> <p>Steel cables attached to this roof structure support the arena's lighting rig, above the glulam stands that can accommodate 12,000 spectators. This number will reduce when the temporary seating is removed following the 2020 Olympic Games.</p> <figure id="attachment_1717635" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1717635" style="width: 2364px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img class="wp-image-1717635 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/nikken-sekkei-ariake-gymnastics-centre-tokyo_dezeen_2364_col_13.jpg" alt="A corrugated steel roof covers the structure" width="2364" height="3546" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-1717635" class="wp-caption-text">A timber staircase leads to the seating area</figcaption></figure> <p>A corrugated steel roof covers the structure, following the form of the timber beams below to create the arena's distinctive undulating roof shape.</p> <p>The centrepiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2021/07/28/japan-national-stadium-kengo-kuma-tokyo-olympics/">Japan National Stadium by Kengo Kuma Associates with Taisei Corporation and Azusa Sekkei Co</a> also incorporated an extensive use of timber, with its roof structure made from steel and laminated larch and cedar trusses.</p> <p>Both of these structures and more featured in <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2021/07/22/tokyo-2020-olympic-games-venues-architecture/">Dezeen's roundup of the most architecturally significant buildings in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games</a>, which took place during summer 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p><em>The images are courtesy of Nikken Sekkei.</em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dezeen.com/2021/09/22/nikken-sekkei-ariake-gymnastics-centre-tokyo-olympic-games/">Nikken Sekkei&#039;s Ariake Gymnastics Centre celebrates timber construction</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dezeen.com">Dezeen</a>.</p> The Reach Apartments / Pitman Tozer Architects https://www.archdaily.com/968878/the-reach-apartments-pitman-tozer-architects Arch Daily urn:uuid:a1e9fa64-90f4-d3f1-573a-2a4884d47694 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:00:00 +0000 <p>On what was once proposed as a site for a drive-thru McDonald's in Thamesmead, an outer suburb of West London, The Reach provides well-designed, affordable new homes for over 170 residents. Its distinctive curved façade of banded red brickwork reinvigorates an existing local centre with a new sense of place, encouraging further regeneration and investment in the area. Brightly coloured projecting balconies animate the façades enclosing a generous south-facing communal garden. The Reach not only demonstrates how to densify London’s outer suburbs and help tackle the city’s housing crisis; it also delivers beautiful but affordable homes for local residents.</p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968878/the-reach-apartments-pitman-tozer-architects/614a843a9f45c901646de1a3-the-reach-apartments-pitman-tozer-architects-photo" rel="attachment" title="featured_image"> <img title="© Kilian O’Sullivan" src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/614a/843a/9f45/c901/646d/e1a3/medium_jpg/1510-n113-medium.jpg?1632273484" alt="© Kilian O’Sullivan"/> </a> <small>© Kilian O’Sullivan</small> </figure> <ul class='project-specs'> <li><strong>architects:</strong> <a href='http://www.pitmantozer.com'>Pitman Tozer Architects</a></li><li><strong>Location:</strong> United Kingdom</li><li><strong>Project Year:</strong> 2019</li><li><strong>Photographs:</strong> <a href='http://www.kilianosullivan.com'>Kilian O’Sullivan</a></li><li><strong>Photographs:</strong> </li><li><strong>Area:</strong> 6400.0 m2</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968878/the-reach-apartments-pitman-tozer-architects">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/yuqqJlslVeM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> The Dezeen guide to plastic in architecture, design and interiors https://www.dezeen.com/2021/09/22/dezeen-guide-plastic-architecture-design-interiors/ Dezeen &amp;#187; Architecture urn:uuid:ca1743d2-e4d3-b05b-0ca5-20792fc97d2b Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:45:37 +0000 <div style="margin-bottom: 15px;"><img width="852" height="852" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-852x852.jpeg" class="attachment-homepage_article_featured size-homepage_article_featured" alt="Recycled PET lego bricks" data-pin-nopin="true" srcset="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-852x852.jpeg 852w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-411x411.jpeg 411w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-822x822.jpeg 822w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-213x213.jpeg 213w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-191x191.jpeg 191w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4.jpeg 936w" sizes="(max-width: 852px) 100vw, 852px" /></div> <p>Thinking of using plastic in your project? Our latest Dezeen guide includes more than 11 types of plastic commonly used in architecture, design and interiors, with links to hundreds of projects for inspiration. Plastics are among the most versatile materials in existence. Defined by their plasticity, they have long carbon chains called polymers at their backbone and can</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dezeen.com/2021/09/22/dezeen-guide-plastic-architecture-design-interiors/">The Dezeen guide to plastic in architecture, design and interiors</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dezeen.com">Dezeen</a>.</p> <div style="margin-bottom: 15px;"><img width="852" height="852" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-852x852.jpeg" class="attachment-homepage_article_featured size-homepage_article_featured" alt="Recycled PET lego bricks" data-pin-nopin="true" srcset="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-852x852.jpeg 852w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-411x411.jpeg 411w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-822x822.jpeg 822w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-213x213.jpeg 213w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4-191x191.jpeg 191w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/lego-recycled-pet-brick-prototype-_dezeen_2364_sq4.jpeg 936w" sizes="(max-width: 852px) 100vw, 852px" /></div><p>Thinking of using <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/plastic/">plastic</a> in your project? Our latest <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/guides">Dezeen guide</a> includes more than 11 types of plastic commonly used in architecture, design and interiors, with links to hundreds of projects for inspiration.<span id="more-1673953"></span></p> <p>Plastics are among the most versatile materials in existence. Defined by their plasticity, they have long carbon chains called polymers at their backbone and can be moulded, extruded or cast into any desired shape from films to textile fibres.</p> <p>They can be divided into thermosetting plastics, which never soften once moulded, and thermoplastics, which can be melted and reshaped, making them more suited to recycling.</p> <p><strong>Plastics "are a co-product of fossil fuels" </strong></p> <p>Although certain plastics – such as <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/rubber/">rubber</a>, which is derived from the rubber plant – occur naturally, most modern plastics are synthetic and more than <a href="https://www.ciel.org/issue/fossil-fuels-plastic/">99 per cent</a> are derived from fossil fuels.</p> <p>This helps to make plastics more affordable than most other materials and sees them used to create millions of tonnes of single-use items every year.</p> <p>"Part of why plastics are so cheap is that they are a co-product of fossil fuels," explained designer <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/charlotte-mccurdy/">Charlotte McCurdy</a>, who has created a <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2019/11/05/charlotte-mccurdy-bioplastic-raincoat-2/">bioplastic made from algae</a>.</p> <p>"Petroleum or natural gas is pumped out of the ground and at the refinery, it is broken up into different lengths of molecule and catalytically cracked into useful monomers."</p> <p><strong>79 per cent of all plastic is dumped in landfills</strong></p> <p>This refining process yields not just fuels such as gasoline and kerosene but also chemical byproducts such as ethylene and propylene, which are the most important feedstocks used to create plastics.</p> <p>Once discarded, <a href="https://www.unep.org/interactive/beat-plastic-pollution/">79 per cent</a> of all plastic is dumped in landfills or in the environment, where it will remain for thousands of years. Although this contributes to pollution, it also helps to sequester the carbon contained in the materials and prevents it from entering the atmosphere.</p> <p><!-- see_also_text: [Related story]: 1657418 --></p> <p>But when incinerated, as 12 per cent of all plastic waste is, this carbon is emitted as carbon dioxide.</p> <p>Taken together, plastic production and incineration were responsible for more than <a href="https://www.ciel.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Plastic-and-Climate-Executive-Summary-2019.pdf">850 million metric tons</a> of greenhouse-gas emissions in 2019.</p> <p>However, with growing efforts to decarbonise the economy, non-fossil alternatives are being developed in a bid to meet the ever-increasing demand for plastics in a more sustainable way.</p> <p>Read on to find out more about the most popular types of plastic and their possible substitutes.</p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1578961" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/10/groundtruth-rikr-design-backpack_dezeen_2364_col_9.jpg" alt="RIKR is a recycled plastic backpack by Groundtruth that can withstand Arctic conditions" width="2364" height="1330" srcset="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/10/groundtruth-rikr-design-backpack_dezeen_2364_col_9.jpg 2364w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/10/groundtruth-rikr-design-backpack_dezeen_2364_col_9-300x169.jpg 300w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/10/groundtruth-rikr-design-backpack_dezeen_2364_col_9-1024x576.jpg 1024w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/10/groundtruth-rikr-design-backpack_dezeen_2364_col_9-1536x864.jpg 1536w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/10/groundtruth-rikr-design-backpack_dezeen_2364_col_9-2048x1152.jpg 2048w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/10/groundtruth-rikr-design-backpack_dezeen_2364_col_9-411x231.jpg 411w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/10/groundtruth-rikr-design-backpack_dezeen_2364_col_9-822x462.jpg 822w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/10/groundtruth-rikr-design-backpack_dezeen_2364_col_9-1233x694.jpg 1233w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/10/groundtruth-rikr-design-backpack_dezeen_2364_col_9-852x479.jpg 852w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/10/groundtruth-rikr-design-backpack_dezeen_2364_col_9-213x120.jpg 213w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/10/groundtruth-rikr-design-backpack_dezeen_2364_col_9-1704x959.jpg 1704w" sizes="(max-width: 2364px) 100vw, 2364px" /></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/pet/">Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)</a></strong></p> <p>PET is a strong yet lightweight thermoplastic, originally developed in the 1940s by combining fossil fuel-derived ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid.</p> <p>The resulting polymer can be blow-moulded to form single-use bottles, stretched into a film for food packaging or spun into fibres to create polyester fabric, which accounts for more than <a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/sustainable-living/fast-fashion-sustainable-worst-fabrics-b1855935.html">half the world's synthetic fibres</a>.</p> <p>Designers often make use of PET for its translucent finish, with <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2020/06/22/colourful-solar-panels-marjan-van-aubel-will-dutch-biotope-expo-pavilion/">Marjan van Aubel turning it into solar panels</a> that resemble stained glass windows while Beyond Space created a cavernous interior in an <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2021/07/13/beyond-space-siersema-office-interior-amsterdam-interiors/">Amsterdam office</a> using a kilometre's worth of semi-sheer polyester.</p> <p>PET is also the most widely recycled plastic, at which point it is called rPET and can be used to create everything from <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2020/10/25/rikr-groundtruth-recycled-plastic-backpack-design/">backpacks</a> (above) to <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2010/04/25/111-navy-chair-by-emeco-2/">Emeco's Navy chair</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/pet/"><em>See projects featuring PET ›</em></a></p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1662977" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/06/peggy-gou-space-available-chair_dezeen_2364_col_0.jpg" alt="Trash to Chair by Peggy Gou and Space Available" width="2364" height="1330" srcset="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/06/peggy-gou-space-available-chair_dezeen_2364_col_0.jpg 2364w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/06/peggy-gou-space-available-chair_dezeen_2364_col_0-300x169.jpg 300w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/06/peggy-gou-space-available-chair_dezeen_2364_col_0-1024x576.jpg 1024w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/06/peggy-gou-space-available-chair_dezeen_2364_col_0-1536x864.jpg 1536w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/06/peggy-gou-space-available-chair_dezeen_2364_col_0-2048x1152.jpg 2048w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/06/peggy-gou-space-available-chair_dezeen_2364_col_0-411x231.jpg 411w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/06/peggy-gou-space-available-chair_dezeen_2364_col_0-822x462.jpg 822w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/06/peggy-gou-space-available-chair_dezeen_2364_col_0-1233x694.jpg 1233w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/06/peggy-gou-space-available-chair_dezeen_2364_col_0-852x479.jpg 852w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/06/peggy-gou-space-available-chair_dezeen_2364_col_0-213x120.jpg 213w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/06/peggy-gou-space-available-chair_dezeen_2364_col_0-1704x959.jpg 1704w" sizes="(max-width: 2364px) 100vw, 2364px" /></p> <p><a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/hdpe/"><strong>High-density polyethylene (HDPE)</strong></a></p> <p>HDPE is a variation of polyethylene, the most common type of plastic in use today. While its low-density equivalent LDPE is used to make plastic bags, HDPE is sturdier and more rigid, lending itself to everything from milk jugs to packaging for cleaning products and toiletries.</p> <p>The material is also used to create plastic bottle caps and even when <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2020/07/21/evian-label-free-water-bottle-recycled-plastic/">brands such as Evian</a> claim they've created bottles from "100 per cent recycled plastic", their lid is generally made from virgin HDPE to guarantee durability.</p> <p>However, the material can ultimately be recycled after use, with <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2020/07/04/iceberg-floating-diving-platform-new-hampshire-lake/">architecture firm Bulot+Collins</a> using the waste plastic to form 1,400 thermochromic tiles for a floating diving platform while <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2021/06/21/peggy-gou-space-available-trash-chair/">Space Available and techno DJ Peggy Gou</a> turned 20 kilograms of HDPE collected from Bali's beaches into a chair.</p> <p><a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/hdpe/"><em>See projects featuring HDPE ›</em></a></p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1474724" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/03/pretty-plastic-overtreders-w-bureau-sla-architecture-design-product-upcycled-sustainable_dezeen_2364_hero.jpg" alt="Overtreders W and Bureau SLA Music Pavilion at Sint-Oelbert Gymnasium with Pretty Plastic cladding by Overtreders W and Bureau SLA" width="2364" height="1330" srcset="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/03/pretty-plastic-overtreders-w-bureau-sla-architecture-design-product-upcycled-sustainable_dezeen_2364_hero.jpg 2364w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/03/pretty-plastic-overtreders-w-bureau-sla-architecture-design-product-upcycled-sustainable_dezeen_2364_hero-300x169.jpg 300w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/03/pretty-plastic-overtreders-w-bureau-sla-architecture-design-product-upcycled-sustainable_dezeen_2364_hero-1024x576.jpg 1024w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/03/pretty-plastic-overtreders-w-bureau-sla-architecture-design-product-upcycled-sustainable_dezeen_2364_hero-411x231.jpg 411w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/03/pretty-plastic-overtreders-w-bureau-sla-architecture-design-product-upcycled-sustainable_dezeen_2364_hero-822x462.jpg 822w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/03/pretty-plastic-overtreders-w-bureau-sla-architecture-design-product-upcycled-sustainable_dezeen_2364_hero-1233x694.jpg 1233w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/03/pretty-plastic-overtreders-w-bureau-sla-architecture-design-product-upcycled-sustainable_dezeen_2364_hero-852x479.jpg 852w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/03/pretty-plastic-overtreders-w-bureau-sla-architecture-design-product-upcycled-sustainable_dezeen_2364_hero-213x120.jpg 213w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/03/pretty-plastic-overtreders-w-bureau-sla-architecture-design-product-upcycled-sustainable_dezeen_2364_hero-1704x959.jpg 1704w" sizes="(max-width: 2364px) 100vw, 2364px" /></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/pvc/">Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)</a></strong></p> <p>Derived from chlorine and ethylene, PVC makes up about <a href="https://www.bpf.co.uk/plastipedia/polymers/pvc.aspx">20 per cent of all plastic produced</a>. Due to its strength and durability, the material is commonly used to create pipes, gutters and window frames, which designers have variously recycled into <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2018/04/17/kodai-iwamoto-transforms-pipes-into-flower-vases-milan-design-week/">flower vases</a> and <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2020/03/03/pretty-plastic-overtreders-w-bureau-sla-upcycled-products/">cladding</a> (above).</p> <p>With the addition of a phthalate plasticiser, PVC can be turned into flexible vinyl and used to form flooring, shower curtains and imitation leather. Swiss studio <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/Bureau-A/">Bureau A</a> made use of the material's pliability to create an <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/26/shelter-inflatable-black-nightclub-bureau-a-federation-swiss-architects/">inflatable nightclub</a> while <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/formafantasma/">Formafantasma</a> played with its translucency in a "deconstructed" <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2015/10/06/formafantasma-terracotta-pvc-deconstructed-architecture-sportmax-catwalk-milan-fashion-week-ss16/">stage design for fashion label Sportmax</a>.</p> <p>Due to additives like phthalate, vinyl is among the least recyclable plastics and has been <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/feb/10/phthalates-plastics-chemicals-research-analysis">linked to a number of health concerns</a>. But <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/latex">latex</a> made from the sap of the rubber tree can offer a renewable, plant-based alternative.</p> <p><a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/pvc/"><em>See projects featuring PVC ›</em></a></p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1543995" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/konstantin-grcic-bell-chair-magis_dezeen_2364_hero.jpg" alt="Bell Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Magis" width="2364" height="1330" srcset="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/konstantin-grcic-bell-chair-magis_dezeen_2364_hero.jpg 2364w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/konstantin-grcic-bell-chair-magis_dezeen_2364_hero-300x169.jpg 300w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/konstantin-grcic-bell-chair-magis_dezeen_2364_hero-1024x576.jpg 1024w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/konstantin-grcic-bell-chair-magis_dezeen_2364_hero-1536x864.jpg 1536w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/konstantin-grcic-bell-chair-magis_dezeen_2364_hero-2048x1152.jpg 2048w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/konstantin-grcic-bell-chair-magis_dezeen_2364_hero-411x231.jpg 411w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/konstantin-grcic-bell-chair-magis_dezeen_2364_hero-822x462.jpg 822w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/konstantin-grcic-bell-chair-magis_dezeen_2364_hero-1233x694.jpg 1233w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/konstantin-grcic-bell-chair-magis_dezeen_2364_hero-852x479.jpg 852w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/konstantin-grcic-bell-chair-magis_dezeen_2364_hero-213x120.jpg 213w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/konstantin-grcic-bell-chair-magis_dezeen_2364_hero-1704x959.jpg 1704w" sizes="(max-width: 2364px) 100vw, 2364px" /></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/polypropylene/">Polypropylene (PP)</a></strong></p> <p>Polypropylene is derived from propylene gas, a byproduct of the gasoline refining process, and is commonly used to form more rigid, hardwearing items such as Tupperware, kid's toys and outdoor furniture.</p> <p>Designers began experimenting with the material in the 1950s to create monobloc chairs, injection moulded and formed from a single piece of material. Among the most notable designs are Verner Panton's <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2014/12/16/a-zdvent-calendar-panton-chair-verner-panton/">Panton chair</a>, the <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2014/12/01/a-zdvent-calendar-air-chair-jasper-morrison/">Air-Chair by Jasper Morrison</a> and more recently the recycled polypropylene <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2020/08/04/bell-chair-magis-konstantin-grcic/">Bell Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Magis</a>, which is manufactured in less than a minute.</p> <p>The thermoplastic can also be spun into fibres to create surgical masks, which South Korean designer Haneul Kim has recycled to create <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2021/01/06/haneul-kim-stack-stool-face-masks-design/">a series of stackable stools</a>, or used as a 3D-printing filament as in the performance sports tiles on <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2021/05/26/canary-wharf-basketball-court-yink-ilori/">Yinka Ilori's Bank Street Park basketball court</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/polypropylene/"><em>See projects featuring PP ›</em></a></p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1556739" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/au-gre-des-champs-lashed-architecture-quebec_dezeen_2364_col_0.jpg" alt="Au Gré des Champs by La Shed" width="2364" height="1330" srcset="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/au-gre-des-champs-lashed-architecture-quebec_dezeen_2364_col_0.jpg 2364w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/au-gre-des-champs-lashed-architecture-quebec_dezeen_2364_col_0-300x169.jpg 300w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/au-gre-des-champs-lashed-architecture-quebec_dezeen_2364_col_0-1024x576.jpg 1024w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/au-gre-des-champs-lashed-architecture-quebec_dezeen_2364_col_0-1536x864.jpg 1536w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/au-gre-des-champs-lashed-architecture-quebec_dezeen_2364_col_0-2048x1152.jpg 2048w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/au-gre-des-champs-lashed-architecture-quebec_dezeen_2364_col_0-411x231.jpg 411w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/au-gre-des-champs-lashed-architecture-quebec_dezeen_2364_col_0-822x462.jpg 822w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/au-gre-des-champs-lashed-architecture-quebec_dezeen_2364_col_0-1233x694.jpg 1233w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/au-gre-des-champs-lashed-architecture-quebec_dezeen_2364_col_0-852x479.jpg 852w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/au-gre-des-champs-lashed-architecture-quebec_dezeen_2364_col_0-213x120.jpg 213w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/08/au-gre-des-champs-lashed-architecture-quebec_dezeen_2364_col_0-1704x959.jpg 1704w" sizes="(max-width: 2364px) 100vw, 2364px" /></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/polycarbonate/">Polycarbonate</a></strong></p> <p>Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic with carbonate groups in its chemical structure, making the material exceptionally resistant to impacts and temperature changes.</p> <p>Often used to create bulletproof windows, it can be engineered to be almost as clear as glass while being lighter and up to 250 times stronger.</p> <p>Polycarbonate sheets are popular among architects and interiors designers for their ability to <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2013/12/05/translucent-house-with-plastic-walls-in-tousuienn-by-suppose-design-office/">maximise natural light</a> while maintaining privacy, as well as improving a building's <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2013/12/05/translucent-house-with-plastic-walls-in-tousuienn-by-suppose-design-office/">thermal insulation</a>.</p> <p>Francesc Rifé Studio used the sheeting to <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2016/07/28/el-bulli-lab-francesc-rife-studio-ferran-adria-renovation-industrial-food-design-studio-barcelona-polycarbonate/">divide an old textile factory into offices</a> for the team behind Michelin-starred restaurant El Bulli while <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/2020/08/16/la-shed-architecture-translucent-barn-cows-quebec/">La Shed Architecture clad an entire barn</a> (above) in the translucent material to give cows "a better quality of life".</p> <p><a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/polycarbonate/"><em>See projects featuring polycarbonate ›</em></a></p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1377606" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2019/07/electrodermis-wearable-technology-design-carnegie-mellon_dezeen_hero-1.jpg" alt="ElectroDermis by Carnegie Mellon University" width="1704" height="959" srcset="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2019/07/electrodermis-wearable-technology-design-carnegie-mellon_dezeen_hero-1.jpg 1704w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2019/07/electrodermis-wearable-technology-design-carnegie-mellon_dezeen_hero-1-300x169.jpg 300w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2019/07/electrodermis-wearable-technology-design-carnegie-mellon_dezeen_hero-1-1024x576.jpg 1024w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2019/07/electrodermis-wearable-technology-design-carnegie-mellon_dezeen_hero-1-411x231.jpg 411w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2019/07/electrodermis-wearable-technology-design-carnegie-mellon_dezeen_hero-1-822x463.jpg 822w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2019/07/electrodermis-wearable-technology-design-carnegie-mellon_dezeen_hero-1-1233x694.jpg 1233w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2019/07/electrodermis-wearable-technology-design-carnegie-mellon_dezeen_hero-1-852x480.jpg 852w, https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2019/07/electrodermis-wearable-technology-design-carnegie-mellon_dezeen_hero-1-213x120.jpg 213w" sizes="(max-width: 1704px) 100vw, 1704px" /></p> <p><a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/po Site start made at £55m Maybole &#039;super school&#039; https://www.urbanrealm.com/news/9623/Site_start_made_at_%C2%A355m_Maybole_%27super_school%27.html Urban Realm Latest News urn:uuid:dce6d315-2a2f-b9ff-790a-d9bf83dd7ce8 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:26:53 +0000 Work has begun to deliver a &pound;55m ' super school ' in Maybole, South Ayrshire with contractor Morgan Sindall making a start on site of South Ayrshire Council's biggest school to date. The Community Education Campus is set to open its doors in August 2023 and will amalgamate 1,370 pupils on a new site at the existing Carrick Academy, drawing together students from St Cuthbert's... Calderwood Primary welcomes first pupils https://www.urbanrealm.com/news/9621/Calderwood_Primary_welcomes_first_pupils.html Urban Realm Latest News urn:uuid:5a6806b5-ab77-0410-2f1b-a00f95bdff52 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:12:51 +0000 Calderwood Primary in East Calder has today opened its doors to 462 pupils following the handover of the &pound;14.3m building to West Lothian Council. Delivered by hub South East with Morrison Construction and jmarchitects the campus caters for a booming local population with the Calderwood Core Development Area delivering up to 2,400 new homes. Greig Jamieson, Hub South East&rsquo;s... Discover the Forest Glamp Project designed by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects https://www.archiscene.net/residential/forest-glamp-bourgeois-lechasseur-architects/ Archiscene - Your Daily Architecture &amp; Design Update urn:uuid:7be1a764-6e43-03e6-186c-4b8f2fe3fee5 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:02:15 +0000 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.archiscene.net/residential/forest-glamp-bourgeois-lechasseur-architects/">Discover the Forest Glamp Project designed by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.archiscene.net">Archiscene - Your Daily Architecture &amp; Design Update</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.archiscene.net/residential/forest-glamp-bourgeois-lechasseur-architects/">Discover the Forest Glamp Project designed by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.archiscene.net">Archiscene - Your Daily Architecture &amp; Design Update</a>.</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/archiscene/~4/eKAbd7R7h0E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> The Best Architectural Photographs Submitted by Our Readers in 2021 https://www.archdaily.com/968717/the-best-architectural-photographs-submitted-by-our-readers-in-2021 Arch Daily urn:uuid:aeafb92f-b13a-9247-54f3-0c0be8d5f041 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 07:30:00 +0000 <p>Every year on August 19th, we celebrate <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/966900/world-photography-day-25-emerging-architectural-photographers-from-around-the-globe">World Photography Day</a>. This year, to encourage our readers who are passionate about this art, we <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/967073/world-photography-day-send-us-your-photos">published an open call</a> inviting people – both amateur and professional photographers – to submit their images of architecture and the city.</p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968717/the-best-architectural-photographs-submitted-by-our-readers-in-2021/614248d2777fad01648e3e0d-the-best-architectural-photographs-submitted-by-our-readers-in-2021-image" rel="attachment" title="featured_image"> <img title="City of Dakar. Photo © Andrea Ceriani" src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/6142/48d2/777f/ad01/648e/3e0d/medium_jpg/ac-photography-rising-dakar-n5.jpg?1631734030" alt="City of Dakar. Photo © Andrea Ceriani"/> </a> <small>City of Dakar. Photo © Andrea Ceriani</small> </figure> <p><p>Every year on August 19th, we celebrate <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/966900/world-photography-day-25-emerging-architectural-photographers-from-around-the-globe">World Photography Day</a>. This year, to encourage our readers who are passionate about this art, we <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/967073/world-photography-day-send-us-your-photos">published an open call</a> inviting people – both amateur and professional photographers – to submit their images of architecture and the city.</p></p><p><p>We received over 400 photographs of buildings, interiors, and public spaces in various locations and contexts, captured by more than 130 participants from all over the world, including India, Brazil, Pakistan, Mozambique, Italy, and the United States. Our editorial team pre-selected 50 photographs and then voted on the 25 most compelling images. Here is the selection, listed in alphabetical order by the names of the authors.</p></p> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968717/the-best-architectural-photographs-submitted-by-our-readers-in-2021">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/0H0fEb6_Ik8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Casaneiro House / UID Architects https://www.archdaily.com/968814/casaneiro-house-uid-architects Arch Daily urn:uuid:7b458a71-f16e-c84b-7d71-c80ccf570158 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 <p>To construct architecture is to create an environment.</p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968814/casaneiro-house-uid-architects/6149b60e777fad01648e40cb-casaneiro-house-uid-architects-photo"> <img src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/6149/b60e/777f/ad01/648e/40cb/medium_jpg/c-uid-casaneiro-photo10.jpg?1632220720" alt="© Nacasa &amp; Partners Inc." title="© Nacasa &amp; Partners Inc." /> </a> <small>© Nacasa &amp; Partners Inc.</small> </figure> <ul class='project-specs'> <li><strong>architects:</strong> <a href='http://www.maeda-inc.jp/'>UID Architects</a></li><li><strong>Location:</strong> Nara, Japan</li><li><strong>Project Year:</strong> 2016</li><li><strong>Photographs:</strong> <a href='http://www.nacasa.co.jp/'>Nacasa & Partners Inc.</a></li><li><strong>Area:</strong> 210.0 m2</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968814/casaneiro-house-uid-architects">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/DcdLzuRXsPQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> New Materials: Textured and Irregular Appearance Fiber Cement Facade Panels https://www.archdaily.com/968377/new-materials-textured-and-irregular-appearance-fiber-cement-facade-panels Arch Daily urn:uuid:9263897b-c22b-ba91-b1b0-1b33cf5f0a56 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 06:45:00 +0000 <p>With the increasing availability of space travel on the rise, living with access to the Moon may no longer be a science fiction fantasy. For decades, <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/catalog/us/companies/120/equitone" target="_blank">Equitone</a> has gathered inspiration for the future by the appearance and raw materials of Earth. Now, reflecting the fascination with what lies beyond our own atmosphere, its new Lunara façade panels appear both otherworldly and yet natural at the same time. Its unique surface, covered with tiny irregular elevations and depressions, is reminiscent of the cratered landscape of the Moon and invites architects and planners to design visionary building envelopes. </p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968377/new-materials-textured-and-irregular-appearance-fiber-cement-facade-panels/613f750ff91c812a66000168-new-materials-textured-and-irregular-appearance-fiber-cement-facade-panels-image" rel="attachment" title="featured_image"> <img title="Courtesy of Equitone" src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/613f/750f/f91c/812a/6600/0168/medium_jpg/EQUITONE_lunara_campaign_image.jpg?1631548655" alt="Courtesy of Equitone"/> </a> <small>Courtesy of Equitone</small> </figure> <p><p>With the increasing availability of space travel on the rise, living with access to the Moon may no longer be a science fiction fantasy. For decades, <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/catalog/us/companies/120/equitone" target="_blank">Equitone</a> has gathered inspiration for the future by the appearance and raw materials of Earth. Now, reflecting the fascination with what lies beyond our own atmosphere, its new Lunara façade panels appear both otherworldly and yet natural at the same time. Its unique surface, covered with tiny irregular elevations and depressions, is reminiscent of the cratered landscape of the Moon and invites architects and planners to design visionary building envelopes. </p></p> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968377/new-materials-textured-and-irregular-appearance-fiber-cement-facade-panels">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/QwlcjPzaQII" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Australian Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai Echoes the Country's Distinctive Culture and Landscape https://www.archdaily.com/968900/australian-pavilion-at-the-expo-2020-dubai-echoes-the-countrys-distinctive-culture-and-landscape Arch Daily urn:uuid:8de059f1-f6eb-84af-7c13-cfc8c938d6b4 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 06:30:00 +0000 <p>Brisbane-based architecture firm <a href="https://bureauproberts.com.au/?utm_medium=website&amp;utm_source=archdaily.com" target="_blank">bureau^proberts</a> has unveiled its design for the Australian <a href="/tag/pavilion">Pavilion</a> at <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/tag/expo-2020-dubai" target="_blank">Expo 2020 in Dubai</a>, <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/country/united-arab-emirates" target="_blank">UAE</a>. The pavilion serves as a cultural contribution with large social space that translates Australia’s distinctive landscape and skies through a cloud-like form suspended over folding timber. The structure "captures the local sensibility" by highlighting the welcoming and warm nature of the Australians through the central and sheltered gathering area. </p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968900/australian-pavilion-at-the-expo-2020-dubai-echoes-the-countrys-distinctive-culture-and-landscape/614ad767f91c8149d3000158-australian-pavilion-at-the-expo-2020-dubai-echoes-the-countrys-distinctive-culture-and-landscape-image" rel="attachment" title="featured_image"> <img title="Courtesy of bureau^proberts" src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/614a/d767/f91c/8149/d300/0158/medium_jpg/AUSTRALIAN_PAVILION_bureau_proberts_Front.jpg?1632294626" alt="Courtesy of bureau^proberts"/> </a> <small>Courtesy of bureau^proberts</small> </figure> <p><p>Brisbane-based architecture firm <a href="https://bureauproberts.com.au/?utm_medium=website&amp;utm_source=archdaily.com" target="_blank">bureau^proberts</a> has unveiled its design for the Australian <a href="/tag/pavilion">Pavilion</a> at <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/tag/expo-2020-dubai" target="_blank">Expo 2020 in Dubai</a>, <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/country/united-arab-emirates" target="_blank">UAE</a>. The pavilion serves as a cultural contribution with large social space that translates Australia’s distinctive landscape and skies through a cloud-like form suspended over folding timber. The structure "captures the local sensibility" by highlighting the welcoming and warm nature of the Australians through the central and sheltered gathering area. </p></p> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968900/australian-pavilion-at-the-expo-2020-dubai-echoes-the-countrys-distinctive-culture-and-landscape">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/rz4K878lxWE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Casas Boulevard / Paralelo Colectivo https://www.archdaily.com/968826/casas-boulevard-paralelo-colectivo Arch Daily urn:uuid:be09a5e5-0c8b-175a-1884-ed2d6ccfa850 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0000 <p>This project consisted of the development of a set of four apartments grouped together on a plot located on the edge of the historic center of the city of <a href="/tag/la-plata">La Plata</a>. The small piece of land measuring 8 meters wide by 17 meters deep, required a very synthetic and orderly approach to be able to meet the surface requirement of the client without losing a good spatiality and fluid continuity of the space, as well as natural lighting.</p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968826/casas-boulevard-paralelo-colectivo/61487d7f777fad01648e4027-casas-boulevard-paralelo-colectivo-photo"> <img src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/6148/7d7f/777f/ad01/648e/4027/medium_jpg/casas-boulevard-1.jpg?1632140707" alt="© Luis Barandiaran" title="© Luis Barandiaran" /> </a> <small>© Luis Barandiaran</small> </figure> <ul class='project-specs'> <li><strong>architects:</strong> <a href='http://www.paralelocolectivo.com'>Paralelo Colectivo</a></li><li><strong>Location:</strong> La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina</li><li><strong>Project Year:</strong> 2020</li><li><strong>Photography:</strong> <a href='http://www.luisbarandiaran.com/'>Luis Barandiaran</a></li><li><strong>Area:</strong> 215.0 m2</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968826/casas-boulevard-paralelo-colectivo">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/Iw3QrJM1jio" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 3XN Completes Organically-Shaped Exhibition Space in Belgium https://www.archdaily.com/968896/3xn-completes-organically-shaped-exhibition-space-in-belgium Arch Daily urn:uuid:6d6f5804-c1b0-145b-b5c8-575fc9469a5f Wed, 22 Sep 2021 05:30:00 +0000 <p><a href="https://3xn.com/?utm_medium=website&amp;utm_source=archdaily.com" target="_blank">3XN</a> has recently completed the Grognon <a href="/tag/exhibition-space">exhibition space</a> dedicated to the history of digital technologies. Located in <a href="/tag/namur">Namur</a>, <a href="/tag/belgium">Belgium</a>, at the confluence of two rivers and neighbouring the Roman citadel, as well as the Wallonian Parliament, the project inserts itself within the protected historical setting as a new topography, a landscape that flows along the site weaving together the context and the new programme.</p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968896/3xn-completes-organically-shaped-exhibition-space-in-belgium/614ab519777fad01648e4188-3xn-completes-organically-shaped-exhibition-space-in-belgium-photo" rel="attachment" title="featured_image"> <img title="© Phillipe Piraux" src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/614a/b519/777f/ad01/648e/4188/medium_jpg/01-grognon-pr-philippepiraux.jpg?1632286011" alt="© Phillipe Piraux"/> </a> <small>© Phillipe Piraux</small> </figure> <p><p><a href="https://3xn.com/?utm_medium=website&amp;utm_source=archdaily.com" target="_blank">3XN</a> has recently completed the Grognon <a href="/tag/exhibition-space">exhibition space</a> dedicated to the history of digital technologies. Located in <a href="/tag/namur">Namur</a>, <a href="/tag/belgium">Belgium</a>, at the confluence of two rivers and neighbouring the Roman citadel, as well as the Wallonian Parliament, the project inserts itself within the protected historical setting as a new topography, a landscape that flows along the site weaving together the context and the new programme.</p></p> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968896/3xn-completes-organically-shaped-exhibition-space-in-belgium">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/TAmUGk0i81o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Non-Structures & Palimpsest: Photography as a Register for Urban Regeneration and Real Estate Speculation https://www.archdaily.com/968713/non-structures-and-palimpsest-photography-as-a-register-for-urban-regeneration-and-real-estate-speculation Arch Daily urn:uuid:c2dee7ba-cffe-84bb-b4b0-01ea9c7866af Wed, 22 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0000 <p dir="ltr">In honor of <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/tag/world-photography-day">World Photography Day</a> (August 19 ), <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/country/chile">Chilean</a> architect <a href="http://www.estudioibanez.com/?utm_medium=website&amp;utm_source=archdaily.com" target="_blank">Francisco Ibáñez Hantke</a> offers a a perspective of urban transformation and the resulting instability caused by the regenerative processes and the constant real estate speculation that drive it. The photographs center on <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/tag/london">London</a>, and reveal an exhausting array of construction and demolition and highlight the often blurry line between architecture and urban decay. </p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968713/non-structures-and-palimpsest-photography-as-a-register-for-urban-regeneration-and-real-estate-speculation/611aceaaf91c813e4a000301-non-structures-and-palimpsest-photography-as-a-register-for-urban-regeneration-and-real-estate-speculation-photo" rel="attachment" title="featured_image"> <img title="&quot;Unsustainable Structures&quot;, 3. Image © Francisco Ibáñez Hantke" src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/611a/ceaa/f91c/813e/4a00/0301/medium_jpg/20210815_Unsustainable_Structures_3_Non_Structures.jpg?1629146771" alt="&quot;Unsustainable Structures&quot;, 3. Image © Francisco Ibáñez Hantke"/> </a> <small>&quot;Unsustainable Structures&quot;, 3. Image © Francisco Ibáñez Hantke</small> </figure> <p><p dir="ltr">In honor of <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/tag/world-photography-day">World Photography Day</a> (August 19 ), <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/country/chile">Chilean</a> architect <a href="http://www.estudioibanez.com/?utm_medium=website&amp;utm_source=archdaily.com" target="_blank">Francisco Ibáñez Hantke</a> offers a a perspective of urban transformation and the resulting instability caused by the regenerative processes and the constant real estate speculation that drive it. The photographs center on <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/tag/london">London</a>, and reveal an exhausting array of construction and demolition and highlight the often blurry line between architecture and urban decay. </p></p> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968713/non-structures-and-palimpsest-photography-as-a-register-for-urban-regeneration-and-real-estate-speculation">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/or64Y_U9H_8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 11 Architect-Designed Furniture and Lighting Pieces Displayed at the 2021 Salone del Mobile https://www.archdaily.com/968804/11-architect-designed-furniture-and-lighting-pieces-displayed-at-the-2021-salone-del-mobile Arch Daily urn:uuid:7015889f-3d4d-d517-e13d-ba5c82472489 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 04:00:00 +0000 <p>After a year-long absence, <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/tag/milan-design-week-2019" target="_blank">Milan Design Week</a> has wrapped up yet another year of creativity and innovation. From the <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/936569/salone-del-mobile-milano-postponed-to-april-2021">5th to the 10th of September,</a> thousands of design companies displayed their creations to more than 200,000 visitors hailing from different countries, demographics, and industries. And while the design fair gravitated towards the world of interior design, many renowned architects such as Bjarke Ingels, <a href="/tag/foster-partners">Foster + Partners</a>, and Herzon &amp; de Meuron participated in the week-long exhibition and joined forces with interior and furniture design brands to create signature pieces. </p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968804/11-architect-designed-furniture-and-lighting-pieces-displayed-at-the-2021-salone-del-mobile/6149be94f91c8149d300007a-11-architect-designed-furniture-and-lighting-pieces-displayed-at-the-2021-salone-del-mobile-image" rel="attachment" title="featured_image"> <img title="La Linea. Image Courtesy of Artemide" src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/6149/be94/f91c/8149/d300/007a/medium_jpg/2.-Artemide-_-BIG---La-Linea.jpg?1632222856" alt="La Linea. Image Courtesy of Artemide"/> </a> <small>La Linea. Image Courtesy of Artemide</small> </figure> <p><p>After a year-long absence, <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/tag/milan-design-week-2019" target="_blank">Milan Design Week</a> has wrapped up yet another year of creativity and innovation. From the <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/936569/salone-del-mobile-milano-postponed-to-april-2021">5th to the 10th of September,</a> thousands of design companies displayed their creations to more than 200,000 visitors hailing from different countries, demographics, and industries. And while the design fair gravitated towards the world of interior design, many renowned architects such as Bjarke Ingels, <a href="/tag/foster-partners">Foster + Partners</a>, and Herzon &amp; de Meuron participated in the week-long exhibition and joined forces with interior and furniture design brands to create signature pieces. </p></p> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968804/11-architect-designed-furniture-and-lighting-pieces-displayed-at-the-2021-salone-del-mobile">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/rszszNIL8eQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Public Space at Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names / Rijnboutt + Studio Libeskind https://www.archdaily.com/968809/public-space-at-dutch-holocaust-memorial-of-names-rijnboutt-plus-studio-libeskind Arch Daily urn:uuid:0c941f6c-38d6-af14-9247-9e1da6f8bbd2 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 03:00:00 +0000 <p>The development plan for the public space around the Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names, designed by Daniel Libeskind, was created by Rijnboutt. The plan aims to carefully integrate the monument into its surroundings and use sustainable, high- quality materials that do justice to the monument.</p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968809/public-space-at-dutch-holocaust-memorial-of-names-rijnboutt-plus-studio-libeskind/6149ab5e9f45c901646de0fb-public-space-at-dutch-holocaust-memorial-of-names-rijnboutt-plus-studio-libeskind-photo"> <img src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/6149/ab5e/9f45/c901/646d/e0fb/medium_jpg/dutch-holocaust-memorial-of-names-amsterdam-rijnboutt-photo-kees-hummel-14-09-2021-319-hr.jpg?1632217974" alt="© Kees Hummel" title="© Kees Hummel" /> </a> <small>© Kees Hummel</small> </figure> <ul class='project-specs'> <li><strong>architects:</strong> <a href='https://rijnboutt.nl/'>Rijnboutt</a></li><li><strong>architects:</strong> <a href='https://libeskind.com/'>Studio Libeskind</a></li><li><strong>Location:</strong> Holocaust Memorial & Dutch Theater (Jewish Cultural Quarter), Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands</li><li><strong>Project Year:</strong> 2021</li><li><strong>Photographs:</strong> Kees Hummel</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968809/public-space-at-dutch-holocaust-memorial-of-names-rijnboutt-plus-studio-libeskind">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/YMStX1K5CyM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> House F / Tom Munz Architekt https://www.archdaily.com/968780/house-f-tom-munz-architekt Arch Daily urn:uuid:cf1245d7-9ce2-7e3b-b756-7a6c207a54ce Wed, 22 Sep 2021 02:00:00 +0000 <p><em>Starting point.</em> The building site is in <a href="/tag/romanshorn">Romanshorn</a>, a town on the shores of Lake Constance with an important railway branch junction. The main body of the settlement is a densely built-up area, with three main arms. The railway station is at the centre. Further inland, workers' housing districts were built according to plans. The historic castle and church district lies in a slightly elevated position on the banks of the lake and shapes the city's skyline.</p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968780/house-f-tom-munz-architekt/6148fb339f45c901646de0c1-house-f-tom-munz-architekt-photo" rel="attachment" title="featured_image"> <img title="© Ladina Bischof" src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/6148/fb33/9f45/c901/646d/e0c1/medium_jpg/tommunz-rom-aussen-2.jpg?1632172871" alt="© Ladina Bischof"/> </a> <small>© Ladina Bischof</small> </figure> <ul class='project-specs'> <li><strong>architects:</strong> <a href='http://www.tommunz.com'>Tom Munz Architekt</a></li><li><strong>Location:</strong> 8590 Romanshorn, Switzerland</li><li><strong>Project Year:</strong> 2021</li><li><strong>Photographs:</strong> <a href='http://www.ladinabischof.ch'>Ladina Bischof</a></li><li><strong>Area:</strong> 456.0 m2</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968780/house-f-tom-munz-architekt">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/Lw5UqIKo_Yg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Pritzker Military Museum & Library announces finalists in Cold War Veterans Memorial competition https://archinect.com/news/bustler/8416/pritzker-military-museum-library-announces-finalists-in-cold-war-veterans-memorial-competition Archinect urn:uuid:4b39232a-a959-f87d-b040-72baf3b4ff3c Wed, 22 Sep 2021 01:11:41 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jc/jcjho9lsuxxhdx0l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Chicago&rsquo;s Pritzker Military Museum &amp; Library has announced four finalists for its <a href="https://bustler.net/competitions/8029/cold-war-veterans-memorial-international-design-competition" target="_blank">international design competition</a> that would give veterans of the Cold War a new memorial in Somers, Wisconsin.</p><p>The memorial is a central part of a larger development plan that will create the <a href="https://www.pritzkerarchivespark.com/" target="_blank">Pritzker Archive and Memorial Park Center (PAMPC</a>) campus in under a decade.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;In missions on and off the battlefield, Americans of all stripes made immense sacrifices in defense of our national interest,&rdquo; founder Jennifer Pritzker said in a statement. &ldquo;They deserve to be recognized, and the weight of this era deserves to be&#8239;understood. This Memorial will provide a place where their contributions are honored.&rdquo;</p><p>The finalists enter phase II of the competition, which is being judged by panelists that considered each entry for its &ldquo;individuality, relevance, and conceptualization.&rdquo; Each project now has until late February to develop before individual reviews begin and a winner is announced in late March.&nbsp;</p><p>Have a closer look...</p> Sports Complex in Sant Francesc Xavier / MCEA (Manuel Costoya Estudio de Arquitectura) https://www.archdaily.com/968643/sporting-uses-in-sant-francesc-xavier-mcea-manuel-costoya-estudio-de-arquitectura Arch Daily urn:uuid:c7edd14b-5eac-c647-a759-e50b5194e442 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 01:00:00 +0000 <p>The intervention carried out is located on a plot included within the delimitation of the site of cultural interest of the historical complex of Sant Francesc Xavier and in the surroundings of the Sa Tanca Vella chapel, the oldest on the island and declared an asset of cultural interest in the monument category in 1993. Although the intervention carried out is limited to the implementation of different sports uses, the initially developed arrangement covered a larger area, with the introduction of cultural uses such as the open-air auditorium, the arrangement of the surroundings near the Sa Tanca Vella chapel, and the reorganization of the existing urban gardens on the plot.</p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968643/sporting-uses-in-sant-francesc-xavier-mcea-manuel-costoya-estudio-de-arquitectura/6143c383777fad01648e3ee8-sporting-uses-in-sant-francesc-xavier-mcea-manuel-costoya-estudio-de-arquitectura-photo" rel="attachment" title="featured_image"> <img title="© Gonzalo Ballester Rosique" src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/6143/c383/777f/ad01/648e/3ee8/medium_jpg/dji-0531-mcea-ok.jpg?1631830948" alt="© Gonzalo Ballester Rosique"/> </a> <small>© Gonzalo Ballester Rosique</small> </figure> <ul class='project-specs'> <li><strong>architects:</strong> <a href='http://www.manuelcostoya.com/'>MCEA | Arquitectura</a></li><li><strong>Location:</strong> 07860 San Francisco Javier, Balearic Islands, Spain</li><li><strong>Project Year:</strong> 2021</li><li><strong>Photographs:</strong> <a href='https://www.instagram.com/gonzaloballesterrosique/?utm_source=ig_embed&hl=es'>Gonzalo Ballester Rosique</a></li><li><strong>Area:</strong> 29353 ft2</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968643/sporting-uses-in-sant-francesc-xavier-mcea-manuel-costoya-estudio-de-arquitectura">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/zr_z4mbXEdE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> MOTTAGI 99 Building / AGIT STUDIO https://www.archdaily.com/968813/mottagi-99-building-agit-studio Arch Daily urn:uuid:82c7843e-50c1-5edf-ca24-7308c86c5a39 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0000 <p>Located in a residential area in downtown Seoul with physical regulations that create fundamental environmental constraints, project ‘MOTTAGI 99’ (The word ‘mottagi’ means cutting off a corner: chamfering) blurs the many rigid boundaries of the surrounding area. It leaves a new gap in the standardized urban landscape. This project started with a question about the typology of urban housing, which has become the result of a combination of urban regulation and individual profit desires against it. ‘MOTTAGI 99’ is a five-story multi-family housing for five families and with retail on the first floor.</p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968813/mottagi-99-building-agit-studio/6149b59e9f45c901646de10e-mottagi-99-building-agit-studio-photo" rel="attachment" title="featured_image"> <img title="© Kyungsub Shin" src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/6149/b59e/9f45/c901/646d/e10e/medium_jpg/agit-studio-m99-34.jpg?1632220720" alt="© Kyungsub Shin"/> </a> <small>© Kyungsub Shin</small> </figure> <ul class='project-specs'> <li><strong>architects:</strong> <a href='http://www.agit-studio.com/'>AGIT STUDIO</a></li><li><strong>Location:</strong> 99 Myeongil-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea</li><li><strong>Project Year:</strong> 2020</li><li><strong>Photographs:</strong> <a href='http://www.shinkyungsub.com/'>Kyungsub Shin</a></li><li><strong>Area:</strong> 436.0 m2</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968813/mottagi-99-building-agit-studio">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/1CUS7jbKT8s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Tollcross tenement infill seeks to avoid &#039;faux copy&#039; trap https://www.urbanrealm.com/news/9620/Tollcross_tenement_infill_seeks_to_avoid_%27faux_copy%27_trap.html Urban Realm Latest News urn:uuid:34241492-0569-55b0-ee69-6f5e14bc9aaf Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:49:47 +0000 A vacant plot on Tollcross Road in Glasgow's east end is to give way to a mixed development of two ground floor commercial units with six apartments. Aberdeen-based Cater Group have purchased the land and appointed Neil Rothnie Architecture to draw up plans for the infill block, including a first-floor terrace to the rear. In a statement, Neil Rothnie wrote: &quot;The building has been... Chicago Architecture Biennial: A new pavilion by SOM & Taubman College makes a statement about SLT technology https://archinect.com/news/article/150282218/chicago-architecture-biennial-a-new-pavilion-by-som-taubman-college-makes-a-statement-about-slt-technology Archinect urn:uuid:b85fa7fe-7cd2-80ef-a5b3-63715fcbf365 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:26:20 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/265f8d1ee216e41863bd409fcc923120.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>As part of their contribution to the 2021 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/skidmoreowingsmerrill" target="_blank">Skidmore Owings &amp; Merrill</a> has teamed up with the University of Michigan&rsquo;s <a href="https://archinect.com/taubmancollege" target="_blank">Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning</a>&nbsp;on the design of a robotically fabricated timber pavilion.&nbsp;</p> <p>The project is the result of a year&rsquo;s worth of research by Taubman Professors Tsz Yan Ng and Wes McGee and is meant as a showcase for the power of robotics to produce efficient and sustainable methods of design and construction.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d5/d5e9f4a100b04073390252509713d35a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d5/d5e9f4a100b04073390252509713d35a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Kendall McCaugherty &copy; Hall+Merrick Photographers</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;Automated manufacturing technologies enable us to precisely and efficiently prefabricate a kit of parts which can be delivered to the construction site on demand, leveraging skilled labor where it is most effective in the process,&rdquo; Ng and McGee said in a statement.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/38/387d3bfc08a81e9e989e6bb433f47909.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/38/387d3bfc08a81e9e989e6bb433f47909.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Kendall McCaugherty &copy; Hall+Merrick Photographers</figcaption></figure><p>The processors report that the Spatial Laminated Timber (SLT) they used reduces up to 46% of material use when compared to more trad...</p> The Architectural Team announces scholarship program at Boston's Wentworth Institute of Technology https://archinect.com/news/article/150282209/the-architectural-team-announces-scholarship-program-at-boston-s-wentworth-institute-of-technology Archinect urn:uuid:04f93d5b-2f0c-ada0-f5a3-22c3e4699e9a Tue, 21 Sep 2021 22:26:57 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a1232569717d124760cbe0bea616d1f0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Architecture, master planning, and interior design firm, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/40148092/the-architectural-team" target="_blank">The Architectural Team (TAT)</a>, has announced a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/92069/scholarship" target="_blank">scholarship</a> in partnership with Boston&rsquo;s <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/41445/wentworth-institute-of-technology" target="_blank">Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT)</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Architectural Team Endowed Scholarship&rdquo; is a need-based scholarship for students pursuing degrees in Wentworth&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Design. It is intended to build a pipeline into professional practice for underrepresented students.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Applications are set to open in early 2022 for the 2022-23 academic year. TAT will make a $25,000 contribution to the scholarship, which will be dollar-matched by funds from the Wentworth endowment as part of the school&rsquo;s Advancing Student Access and Potential (ASAP) Challenge program. In addition, scholarship recipients will have an option to apply for a one-semester co-op opportunity at TAT, allowing them to receive professional experience and build networks.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23323572cb86653660c4e8db3acfe23e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23323572cb86653660c4e8db3acfe23e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The Architectural Team was also recently featured in Archinect's feature article: <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150207453/how-will-senior-living-facilities-change-after-covid-19" target="_blank">How will Senior...</a></figcaption></figure> Shimotsuma Junior High School / MIKAMI Architects https://www.archdaily.com/968519/shimotsuma-junior-high-school-mikami-architects Arch Daily urn:uuid:cb564922-3c25-30b5-8826-ae8e29d14167 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 22:00:00 +0000 <p>Conventional words like “heart of the region” suit this school well. As a school at the heart of the <a href="/tag/shimotsuma">Shimotsuma</a> municipal area, it is also the alma mater of many people who make up the core of locals in the city. <a href="/tag/shimotsuma">Shimotsuma</a> City is also characterized by the nearby Lake Sanuma and beyond that, the two peaks of Shihō Tsukuba (Mount Tsukuba) can be seen.</p> <figure> <a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968519/shimotsuma-junior-high-school-mikami-architects/6141b737f91c8104f8000084-shimotsuma-junior-high-school-mikami-architects-photo" rel="attachment" title="featured_image"> <img title="© Koji Horiuchi" src="https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/6141/b737/f91c/8104/f800/0084/medium_jpg/1.jpg?1631696675" alt="© Koji Horiuchi"/> </a> <small>© Koji Horiuchi</small> </figure> <ul class='project-specs'> <li><strong>architects:</strong> MIKAMI Architects</li><li><strong>Location:</strong> 38-1 Nagatsuka Oto, Shimotsuma City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan</li><li><strong>Project Year:</strong> 2018</li><li><strong>Photographs:</strong> Koji Horiuchi</li><li><strong>Area:</strong> 3818.0 m2</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.archdaily.com/968519/shimotsuma-junior-high-school-mikami-architects">Read more »</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ArchDaily/~4/v6kUcj-E5WU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> OMA's Prestige Liberty Towers break ground in Mumbai https://archinect.com/news/article/150282203/oma-s-prestige-liberty-towers-break-ground-in-mumbai Archinect urn:uuid:c401c99f-8a97-32df-0550-fb8d75d64576 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 21:24:26 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/09/09e0d036a328e588298ae3d39d92fedf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" target="_blank">OMA</a> has announced that construction has begun on the Prestige Liberty Towers mixed-use complex in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/155907/mumbai" target="_blank">Mumbai</a>, the firm&rsquo;s first project in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/284/india" target="_blank">India</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The development is situated in the historic textile mills area of Mahalaxmi in the heart of Mumbai. The complex is another contribution to the city&rsquo;s rapid transformation from industrial city to global financial center, along with its new transport networks, high-rise residential, retail, and office spaces.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/feb82f0498f3a56becf2d6d0cb274bb4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/feb82f0498f3a56becf2d6d0cb274bb4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>As per the architects: &ldquo;OMA&rsquo;s design takes advantage of the views overlooking the Mahalakshmi Racecourse to the Arabian Sea with two staggered towers of 200 and 290 meters &mdash; at 270,000m&sup2; [2.9 million square feet] one of the largest office developments in the city. The rectangular column-free floors, combined with full-height curved glass facades, are designed to maximize the office plan efficiency with light-filled, high-quality workspaces. The restrained material selection of Indian black basalt and glass provide a counterpoint to the urb...</p> Opening of Gehry-designed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi announced for 2026 https://archinect.com/news/article/150282199/opening-of-gehry-designed-guggenheim-abu-dhabi-announced-for-2026 Archinect urn:uuid:f2c5de9b-d6bd-8dc7-c309-d5383182b211 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 21:06:11 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/42/42ecd98aba0f84192d0629ff692f3cc8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The long-awaited Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will open in five years, said the institution&rsquo;s director Richard Armstrong at a press briefing held today in Basel.</p></em><br /><br /><p>One of <a href="https://archinect.com/gehry" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>&rsquo;s most-anticipated projects to date, the $200 million&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/566417/guggenheim-abu-dhabi" target="_blank">Guggenheim Abu Dhabi</a> satellite museum, has been <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150134228/construction-of-gehry-s-guggenheim-abu-dhabi-to-commence-soon" target="_blank">pushed back</a> numerous times over the years after being originally announced by Armstrong&rsquo;s predecessor in July of 2006.</p> <p>Armstrong&rsquo;s tenure has been permeated by <a href="https://hyperallergic.com/161115/protesters-unfurl-three-story-banner-in-guggenheim-museum/" target="_blank">protests</a> over the labor conditions of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/122127345/an-updated-look-at-the-conditions-for-abu-dhabi-s-migrant-workers" target="_blank">workers in the UAE</a>. The new museum will complete the cultural segment of Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island, which includes Jean Nouvel's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/566416/louvre-abu-dhabi" target="_blank">Louvre Abu Dhabi</a> and a planned <a href="https://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/abu-dhabi-performing-arts-centre/" target="_blank">performing art center</a> from Zaha Hadid.</p> <p>&ldquo;We think it should be five years from next week,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It looks like everything is coming together, so we can say something definitive. It has been a relatively long gestation.&rdquo; </p> The Architects' Journal highlights 14 architectural assistants working at the UK's biggest practices https://archinect.com/news/article/150282167/the-architects-journal-highlights-14-architectural-assistants-working-at-the-uk-s-biggest-practices Archinect urn:uuid:29acf7b7-d128-0096-0eec-6559940bad84 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:29:18 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c1/c143f6c7c2a1164fe1f188b928cc0ad2.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It takes a team of experienced and dedicated architects, designers, and project leads to keep a firm running. However, each firm's success also comes down to the unsung contributions of emerging talent whose efforts are often overlooked. This transitional role from a recent graduate to design professional continues to teeter between a slippery slope of "exposure" and "working experience" with unfair work practices. <em>AJ</em>'s latest initiative,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/aj100-new-talent-announced" target="_blank">AJ100 New Talent</a>, however, aims to "champion those who may not always be given the credit they deserve."&nbsp;</p> <p>Celebrating this year's design cohort is a step towards re-writing the narrative for architectural assistants who were once thought of as voiceless and underrepresented. The <em>AJ</em> adds that this celebration of talent "chimes with [their] focus on the struggles facing those entering the profession and the need for change. Practices have a big responsibility to nurture these rising stars, who are the future of the profession."</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1d/1d93caf30dd39d458493f49e8ac14fb4.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1d/1d93caf30dd39d458493f49e8ac14fb4.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>(Top Row L-R) Ellie Sa...</figcaption></figure> Kanye West's favorite architect is drawing some seriously high praise https://archinect.com/news/article/150282176/kanye-west-s-favorite-architect-is-drawing-some-seriously-high-praise Archinect urn:uuid:83ce4d16-f4c2-5606-ae82-c731c86d9636 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 19:15:39 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7c9b579903427c5a1f690346441e42f3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;For most of us, architecture is a profession of compromise [...] We are service people, turned on and off by the client, not so terribly different from window washers. But Valerio is different. He believes in the physical substance of architecture, not the impression &mdash; that something should not just look interesting but be interesting. That makes him incredibly important to our field.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The ever-famous Valerio Olgiati is also a favorite of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/131961/kanye-west" target="_blank">Kanye West</a>, whose <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150282048/kanye-west-buys-57-3-million-tadao-ando-designed-malibu-home" target="_blank">splashy architectural tastes</a> have made headlines of late, and for whom the Swiss architect is said to be designing an <a href="https://www.kaleidoscope.media/article/valerio-olgiati" target="_blank">underground Wyoming home</a>, among other projects. The 44-year-old rapper even reached out to him for input on his recent album <em>Donda</em>.</p> <p>&ldquo;He says I am Picasso, and his job is to buy land so that I can create,&rdquo; Olgiati told the <em>NYT Style Magazine</em>. &ldquo;I have never had anyone who appreciates so much what I do.&rdquo;</p> <p>Olgiati previously served as the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150140381/valerio-olgiati-offers-an-alternative-to-harvard-gsd-expansion" target="_blank">Kenzo Tange Chair</a> at the <a href="https://archinect.com/harvard" target="_blank">Harvard GSD</a>.&nbsp;<em>T</em> <em>Magazine</em> has a lengthy profile of the prolific architect <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/20/t-magazine/valerio-olgiati-architecture.html" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Ten installations to see at the Chicago Architecture Biennial https://www.dezeen.com/2021/09/21/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021-installations/ Dezeen &amp;#187; Architecture urn:uuid:c86d1a1d-c617-1460-7013-9ede0fa573fc Tue, 21 Sep 2021 19:00:46 +0000 <div style="margin-bottom: 15px;"><img width="852" height="852" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021-sq.jpg" class="attachment-homepage_article_featured size-homepage_article_featured" alt="Chicago Architecture Biennial installations" data-pin-nopin="true" /></div> <p>The Chicago Architecture Biennial has returned to Chicago for its fourth edition with installations by Atelier Bow-Wow and Manuel Herz Architects. Here are 10 must-see projects. Curated by designer David Brown, the biennial contains contributions from over 80 participants hailing from more than 18 countries. These include numerous site-specific installations, many of which have been built</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dezeen.com/2021/09/21/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021-installations/">Ten installations to see at the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dezeen.com">Dezeen</a>.</p> <div style="margin-bottom: 15px;"><img width="852" height="852" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021-sq.jpg" class="attachment-homepage_article_featured size-homepage_article_featured" alt="Chicago Architecture Biennial installations" data-pin-nopin="true" /></div><p>The <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/chicago-architecture-biennial/">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> has returned to Chicago for its fourth edition with installations by <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/atelier-bow-wow/">Atelier Bow-Wow</a> and <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/manuel-herz-architects/">Manuel Herz Architects</a>. Here are 10 must-see projects.<span id="more-1717423"></span></p> <p>Curated by designer <a href="https://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/current_edition/artistic_director">David Brown</a>, the biennial contains contributions from over 80 participants hailing from more than 18 countries.</p> <p>These include numerous site-specific installations, many of which have been built on empty lots across the city.</p> <p>With the theme The Available City, this edition of the event intends to investigate who contributes to the design of Chicago, with projects from studios including <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/skidmore-owings-and-merrill/">Skidmore Owings &amp; Merrill</a> and Outpost Office.</p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-1717564 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021_dezeen_2364_col_0-8.jpg" alt="SPLAM by SOM" width="2364" height="2364" /></p> <p><strong>SPLAM by SOM</strong></p> <p>Architecture studio SOM worked with students to build an open-air learning lab and gathering space for the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Chicago's South Shore.</p> <p>The pavilion was created as a prototype to demonstrate the possibilities of prefabricated timber framing to build large structures.</p> <p>"Weaving together timber beams like threads in fabric, SPLAM explores the idea of using smaller pieces of wood than conventional mass timber construction systems," said SOM.</p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-1717557 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021_dezeen_2364_col_0-6.jpg" alt="Block Party by Studio Barnes in collaboration with Shawhin Roudbari and MAS Context" width="2364" height="2364" /></p> <p><strong>Block Party by Studio Barnes in collaboration with Shawhin Roudbari and MAS Context</strong></p> <p>Studio Barnes created two structures on a plot in North Lawndale that are "born from Chicago's rich history of annual block parties".</p> <p>The first is bright pink and blue and designed to recall the look and feel of a bounce house, or bouncy castle, which are often seen at block parties.</p> <p>Alongside this, a second smaller structure made from a series of blocks will be used for social gatherings.</p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-1717551 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021_dezeen_2364_col_0-2.jpg" alt="Cover the Grid by Outpost Office" width="2364" height="2364" /></p> <p><strong>Cover the Grid by Outpost Office</strong></p> <p>Outpost Office has painted a series of plots in the North Lawndale and Pilsen areas of the city with "architectural-scale urban land paintings " for its Cover the Grid installation.</p> <p>Created using GPS-guided robots, which are typically used for painting lines on sports fields, the temporary installation aims to challenge civic boundaries and public rights-of-way.</p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-1717552 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021_dezeen_2364_col_0-3.jpg" alt="River Frames by PORT" width="2364" height="2364" /></p> <p><strong>River Frames by PORT</strong></p> <p>PORT's River Frames aim to draw attention to the history of the installation's site near Bertrand Goldberg's River City apartments on the south branch of the Chicago River.</p> <p>Set on a gravel walkway that outlines the footprint of the former Chicago Great Western Freight warehouse, which was demolished in the 1970s, are a group of steel-framed structures that "reflect the spartan warehouse structure that occupied Southbank Park for nearly a century".</p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-1717529 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021_dezeen_2364_col_1.jpg" alt="Englewood's Commons by Atelier Bow-Wow" width="2364" height="2364" /></p> <p><strong>Englewood's Commons by Atelier Bow-Wow</strong></p> <p>Tokyo-based architecture studio Atelier Bow-Wow is developing a pavilion and meeting space in a square marking the entry to Englewood Nature Trail on Chicago's South Side.</p> <p>The studio is creating a forty-person communal table, raised gardening beds, indoor growing houses and new office space as part of the project.</p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-1717545 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021_dezeen_2364_col_4-1.jpg" alt="Central Park Theater by Manuel Herz Architects" width="1500" height="1500" /></p> <p><strong>Central Park Theater by <a href="https://www.dezeen.com/tag/manuel-herz-architects/">Manuel Herz Architects</a></strong></p> <p>Swiss studio Manuel Herz Architects aimed to recall memories of the buildings that stood near the Central Park Theater in North Lawndale, which is currently being restored, for this installation.</p> <p>A pattern based on floor plans and sections of the lost buildings has been painted across the building.</p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-1717553 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021_dezeen_2364_col_0-4.jpg" alt="Grids + Griots by Sekou Cooke Studio" width="2364" height="2364" /></p> <p><strong>Grids + Griots by Sekou Cooke Studio</strong></p> <p>Sekou Cooke Studio's contribution to the biennial is a series of structures that can be used as benches, tables, planter beds, retail stands and bike storage made from a cut-up forty-foot-long shipping container.</p> <p>Named Grids + Griots, the installation was created in collaboration with youth organisation Young Men's Educational Network (YMEN) and is located at its site in North Lawndale.</p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-1717556 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021_dezeen_2364_col_0-5.jpg" alt="Soil Lab by James Albert Martin, Eibhlín Ní Chathasaigh, and Anne Dorthe Vester, and Maria Bruun" width="2364" height="2364" /></p> <p><strong>Soil Lab by James Albert Martin, Eibhlín Ní Chathasaigh, Anne Dorthe Vester and Maria Bruun</strong></p> <p>Set in the North Lawndale neighbourhood of Chicago, Soil Lab will see a series of structures constructed during the biennial.</p> <p>Structures for social gathering will be made from bricks, rammed earth and ceramic tiles.</p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-1717561 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021_dezeen_2364_col_0-7.jpg" alt="The Garden Table by Studio Ossidiana" width="2364" height="2364" /></p> <p><strong>The Garden Table by Studio Ossidiana</strong></p> <p>Rotterdam-based Studio Ossidiana designed the Garden Table to be "part kitchen, part game, part stage".</p> <p>Along with seating and table space, the permanent installation at the El Paseo community garden in Pilsen is topped with boards for playing marble solitaire, tic tac toe, backgammon and chess.</p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-1717546 size-full" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2021/09/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021_dezeen_2364_col_0-1.jpg" alt="Woodlawn Canopies: Stories and Futures by Norman Teague Design Studios" width="2364" height="2364" /></p> <p><strong>Woodlawn Canopies: Stories and Futures by Norman Teague Design Studios</strong></p> <p>Erected in an empty lot opposite the New Beginnings Church, the temporary Woodlawn Canopies was created as a community space in collaboration with mentorship and training organisation Project HOOD (Helping Others Obtain Destiny).</p> <p>Along with an interactive workspace and stage, an exhibition space has been built to showcase the history of Project HOOD.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dezeen.com/2021/09/21/chicago-architecture-biennial-2021-installations/">Ten installations to see at the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dezeen.com">Dezeen</a>.</p> New architecture and design competitions: Barbican Renewal, Phil Freelon Design Awards, National Design Museum, and Daylight Award https://archinect.com/news/bustler/8414/new-architecture-and-design-competitions-barbican-renewal-phil-freelon-design-awards-national-design-museum-and-daylight-award Archinect urn:uuid:f1342fe1-206e-77ba-70e7-7beeea9054c7 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 18:51:46 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o6/o6rym2kkiab89kqo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Included in this week's <a href="https://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-competition-picks/792691" target="_blank">curated picks</a> of architecture and design competitions listed on Bustler are four briefs inviting entries to the NOMA Phil Freelon Professional Design Awards, research and architecture nominations for the Daylight Award, design proposals for the National Design Museum in the Korean city of Sejong, and renewal schemes for London's famed brutalist complex, the Barbican Centre.<br></p><p>For the complete directory of newly listed competitions click <a href="https://bustler.net/competitions/latest" target="_blank">here</a>.<br></p> Google will buy St. John’s Terminal building in Hudson Square for $2.1B https://archinect.com/news/article/150282174/google-will-buy-st-john-s-terminal-building-in-hudson-square-for-2-1b Archinect urn:uuid:bd101ae7-5205-2971-ade9-1dd01ad7f6e7 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 18:47:23 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8c/8c007db38ba21a83a9e0228b135ab42a.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Google announced plans to purchase the St. John&rsquo;s Terminal building in Hudson Square for $2.1 billion during the first quarter of 2022. The tech giant already leases the former freight terminal, which is currently undergoing a major renovation and addition as part of the company&rsquo;s new 1.7 million-square-foot campus in the neighborhood. The deal marks the priciest sale of a single office building in the country since the pandemic, as well as one of the most expensive ever recorded.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ff/ff77e1ddfc3e816b9dc7f6225951218a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ff/ff77e1ddfc3e816b9dc7f6225951218a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>View more details about St. John's Terminal by&nbsp;COOKFOX on <a href="https://archinect.com/cookfox/" target="_blank">their Archinect profile</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/cookfox/project/st-john-s-terminal" target="_blank">clicking this link</a>.</p> AETHER Apparel Flagship Store by Assembledge+ https://archinect.com/firms/project/40993/aether-apparel-flagship-store/150282166 Archinect urn:uuid:926adf7a-7424-5410-142b-7ad8b9a4f419 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:52:28 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/76/7678867a067983ff632f16ba0af02a0d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Born out of the desire for a men&rsquo;s collection that looked at home in the city but was built to withstand the outdoors, Aether worked with Assembledge+ to develop their new flagship store that would support the brand&rsquo;s mission to create a complete lifestyle collection for urban-dwelling, design-focused, well-travelled men and women.</p> <p>Located in the heart of Los Angeles&rsquo; La Brea design district, the retail space is set in a 4,000square-feet industrial space. Two full-sized glass garage doors open onto the sidewalk, facilitating interaction with the pedestrians, and allowing for natural light and air to fill the space.</p> <p>Inside, the store features a walk-in freezer for prospective gear testing housed in a custom 13-by-13-foot wood cabana, along with 45 modular wood crates that can be moved and rearranged to give the space a different feel monthly, seasonally. A threshold of white and black gives the open space a sense of division while contemplating the brand&rsquo;s dual character to be classi...</p> The collection of towers in Novosibirsk by Brusnika Design https://archinect.com/firms/project/150273598/the-collection-of-towers-in-novosibirsk/150282119 Archinect urn:uuid:c4ee2c75-8594-f40d-5a29-a10caf34b1f2 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:51:51 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cb/cb98635be03724ac5cb18c5a8f9574b1.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In 2014 the Ob riverside area in Novosibirsk was selected for redevelopment. According to the project, the existing industrial estate and fire station were to be replaced by several residential quarters. Brusnika is developing <em>the European Riverfront</em>, one of the plots along the Ob river.</p> <p>The master plan of the quarter was designed by KCAP Architects &amp; Planners. <em>The European Riverfront</em> is conceived as three clusters of blocks along the riverside and the inner street. The clusters are linked by public squares, each designed&nbsp; with a different character and dominated by a 25-storey landmark. Three towers Number 20, 24 and 28 are central elements to open public spaces in the housing estate composition, acting as navigation points for the pedestrian route along the river bank.&nbsp;</p> <p>All three towers are based on a common morphotype, resulting in common visual links. Featuring matching silhouette proportions and uniform white stucco facade finish, they stand out against the neighbouring buildin...</p> AIA survey shows impact of pandemic and climate on client design requests https://archinect.com/news/article/150282151/aia-survey-shows-impact-of-pandemic-and-climate-on-client-design-requests Archinect urn:uuid:454aeff2-a505-5c16-0e19-8438a4790bbf Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:41:19 +0000 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a66b962cd290c47b74c41fc4c7ad2d79.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/49568164/the-american-institute-of-architects" target="_blank">AIA</a> has released the latest edition of its <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1361179/home-design-trends-survey" target="_blank">Home Design Trends Survey</a>, covering the category of &ldquo;home features.&rdquo; The report found that <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1534026/covid-19" target="_blank">quarantines</a>, working from home, and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/167905/climate-change" target="_blank">climate change</a> are among the factors contributing to changing home design trends. Among the key findings from the report were an uptick in demand for outdoor living space, multiple <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/856240/home-office" target="_blank">home offices</a>, and exercise space, and features such as <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/954273/solar-panels" target="_blank">solar panels</a>, backup power generators, and hurricane-resistant design.</p> <p>The demand for <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/140462/patio" target="_blank">outdoor living</a> spaces continues to grow, with a 70% increase in popularity compared to 2020. <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/856240/home-office" target="_blank">Home office</a> popularity increased 69%, while a demand for multiple offices or spaces for virtual meetings increased 48%. There was also a 39% increase in demand for exercise rooms/yoga spaces. Over half of respondents noted either outdoor living spaces or home offices as being the most popular special function room demanded by clients. </p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8e2bd2baa1711b11f5160fd91c4c2baf.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8e2bd2baa1711b11f5160fd91c4c2baf.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Extract from the <a href="http://info.aia.org/AIArchitect/2021/0910/aia-interactive/index.html#!" target="_blank">AIA Home Design Trends Survey</a>. </figcaption></figure></figure><p>The report shows a not...</p>