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Heydar Aliyev Centre / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Iwan Baan Heydar Aliyev Centre / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

Concrete is the second-most used material on earth. It is also the second-largest emitter of CO2, with cement manufacturing accounting for 5 to 7 percent of annual emissions. The continued popularity of concrete as a material of choice in the design and construction industry, coupled with increasing unease of the environmental consequences, has put concrete firmly in the spotlight of innovation and experimentation. As a result, designers, architects, and researchers around the world are generating multiple visions for what the future of concrete in architecture could look like.

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University of Massachusetts campus in Dartmouth. Image Courtesy of UMass Dartmouth University of Massachusetts campus in Dartmouth. Image Courtesy of UMass Dartmouth

One of the United States' leading architects of the Modernist era, Paul Marvin Rudolph (October 23, 1918 – August 8, 1997) was known for his contributions to modernism throughout the latter half of the 20th century. He served as the Chair of Yale University’s School of Architecture for six years and famously designed the Yale Art and Architecture Building, one of the earliest examples of Brutalist architecture in the United States.

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a group of distinctly unusual travelers have arrived and dispersed across the ancient city for the venice art biennale 2019.

The post ‘incomplete’ sculptures of travelers by bruno catalano dock in venice appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

9 hours 24 minutes ago

after a trip to the original scotts fish and chip shop in york, the design team decided to bring the quintessential british chippy to chengdu.

The post unknown works 3D scans british fish & chip shops to create scotts restaurant in china appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

9 hours 24 minutes ago

The 6th LafargeHolcim Awards competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020. The Awards offers a total of USD2-million in prize money and foregrounds sustainable construction projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields.

To evaluate the diverse submissions received in this global competition, the LafargeHolcim Foundation developed a framework of five “target issues” for sustainable construction. The five domains encompass the sustainable development goals of economic, social and ecological performance – but are extended to include contextual and aesthetic impact specific to the built environment, as well as an indicator for innovation and transferability.

To evaluate the diverse submissions received in the 6th LafargeHolcim Awards competition the LafargeHolcim Foundation developed a framework of five “target issues” for sustainable construction to evaluate and rank submissions in the Awards competition.

Innovation and transferability – Progress

The “target issues” promote strategies for improving the built environment. They are broad enough to enable five independent juries of experts in sustainable construction to evaluate and rank submissions in the Awards competition:

Innovation and transferability – Progress

Projects must demonstrate innovative approaches to sustainable development, pushing the envelope of practice and exploring new disciplinary frontiers. Breakthroughs and trend-setting discoveries must be transferable to a range of other applications. Materials should be recyclable and integrated within circular economies. The production of waste should be avoided throughout a structure’s use-cycle.

To evaluate the diverse submissions received in the 6th LafargeHolcim Awards competition the LafargeHolcim Foundation developed a framework of five “target issues” for sustainable construction to evaluate and rank submissions in the Awards competition.

Ethical standards and social inclusion – People

Ethical standards and social inclusion – People

Projects must adhere to the highest ethical standards and promote social inclusion at all stages of construction, from planning and building to use and servicing; to ensure an enduring positive impact on communities. Proposals must demonstrate how they enhance the collective realm and contribute to an affordable and socially inclusive habitat.

To evaluate the diverse submissions received in the 6th LafargeHolcim Awards competition the LafargeHolcim Foundation developed a framework of five “target issues” for sustainable construction to evaluate and rank submissions in the Awards competition.

Resource and environmental performance – Planet

Resource and environmental performance – Planet

Projects must exhibit a sensible use and management of natural resources throughout their entire life cycle. Long-term environmental concerns, especially pertaining to stocks and flows of material, water and energy, should be an integral part of the design philosophy.

To evaluate the diverse submissions received in the 6th LafargeHolcim Awards competition the LafargeHolcim Foundation developed a framework of five “target issues” for sustainable construction to evaluate and rank submissions in the Awards competition.

Economic viability and compatibility – Prosperity

Economic viability and compatibility – Prosperity

Projects must be economically feasible and able to secure financing – whether from public, commercial, or concessional sources – while having a positive impact on society and the environment. Avoiding the wasteful consumption of material resources and limiting CO2 emissions, an economy of means in construction is to be promoted. Construction must adhere to the logic of circular economies.

To evaluate the diverse submissions received in the 6th LafargeHolcim Awards competition the LafargeHolcim Foundation developed a framework of five “target issues” for sustainable construction to evaluate and rank submissions in the Awards competition.

Contextual and aesthetic impact – Place

Contextual and aesthetic impact – Place

Projects must convey a high standard of architectural quality as a prevalent form of cultural expression. With space, form and aesthetic impact of utmost significance, the material manifestation of the design must make a positive and lasting contribution to the physical, human and cultural environment.

Enter the LafargeHolcim Awards competition

The Main Awards category is open to sustainable construction projects at an advanced stage of design, with a high probability of realization. Construction/fabrication must not have started before January 1, 2019. The Awards Next Generation category seeks visionary design concepts and bold ideas at a preliminary stage of design, including design studio and research work. To participate in this category, authors may not be older than 30 years. Students and young professionals are welcome to enter the Main Awards category with projects that have reached an advanced stage of design.

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