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© Ricardo de La Concha © Ricardo de La Concha

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Denver Botanic Gardens / Burkettdesign. Image Courtesy of Swisspearl Denver Botanic Gardens / Burkettdesign. Image Courtesy of Swisspearl

At the start, train cars stand ready with cement and bales of fibers. A machine processes the mixture layer by layer into panels of the desired size and thickness. However, some specific production knowledge must be considered in the manufacture of the building material. Marco Ziethen, Swisspearl’s head of production technology, explains us the fabrication process of fiber cement.

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© Amer Ismail © Amer Ismail

Amer Ismail, architect-turned-artist based in London, has developed a spectacular set of intricate “Globe Drawings” of cities around the world. Beginning in 2016, Ismail developed these 5-point-perspective drawings with heavy inspiration from artist Stephen Wiltshire. Having spent many years drawings architecture, including time at Foster+Partners, Ismail tasked himself with developing a series that encompassed his “interest for architecture, city planning, travel, drawings, and Star Wars.”

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la linea is a flexible tube of light, capable of twisting and turning throughout endless distances in accordance to different spaces and undefined geometries.

The post la linea by BIG for artemide, a luminous strip that moves freely in space appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali

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In their day-to-day work, architects face a lot of distractions and challenges: managing clients, collaborators and contractors; keeping up to date with the latest software and technologies; drafting planning applications and paperwork; and if you're lucky, even getting to design some things in between. Originally published by ArchSmarter, this post offers 21 tips on how to maximize your productivity and minimize unnecessary work.

Project schedules are getting shorter and shorter. Building types are getting more complex. We already work hard but there are only so many hours in the day. As architects, we need to work smarter, not harder. How can we maximize our effectiveness and our efficiency? How can we manage the increasing flow of information? How can we design better, faster?

Here are 21 ways you can work smarter, not harder:

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by opening up new spaces in the artist's apartment, chinese firm archive created an open, versatile painter's studio.

The post archive transforms artist’s shanghai apartment into painter’s quarters appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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the platform offers a dramatic backdrop for food, staff, and the choreography of preparing the legendary gourmet market's delicacies.

The post ole scheeren’s mirrored stainless steel ‘stage’ for dean & deluca opens in new york appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.