MVRDV . COBE

3 hours 40 minutes ago
MVRDV . COBE
Festival Folk High School . Roskilde MVRDV . COBE Construction has been completed on the Roskilde Festival Folk High School, a one-of-a-kind school designed by MVRDV in collaboration with Danish firm COBE for a formerly industrial site in Roskilde, Denmark. Located inside an existing factory hall the school, and the new-build student housing that accompanies … Continue reading MVRDV . COBE
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Garden of Seven Moments by Atelier de Molfetta Strode

3 hours 50 minutes ago
Atelier de Molfetta Strode Divided into seven intertwined moments, which are also distinct spaces, the garden defines key episodes within the property that are characterised by topographic conditions, sun and wind exposure, and vegetation complexity. Every moment is also a specific place, intimately connected to the surrounding landscape through views or trails. The immediate surroundings […]
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What is Beauty in Architecture Today - and Are We Afraid of it?

7 hours 38 minutes ago
Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi. ImageImage via Wikimedia Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi. ImageImage via Wikimedia

There is a new school of architecture in Naples called “Building Beauty,” run by disciples of the former Berkeley professor Christopher Alexander. The name contains a deliberate reference to a word seldom used by establishment architects today—a word that Alexander believes embodies the natural order of things.

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WA Awards for Chinese Architecture 2018

8 hours 8 minutes ago
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WA Awards for Chinese Architecture (WAACA) was established by World Architecture magazine in 2002, and was awarded biennially. The mission of WAACA is to encourage and introduce completed works addressing the national conditions of China with innovative values. It aims at enlivening the academic atmosphere of Chinese architectural community, promoting the prosperity of Chinese architectural design, enhancing the quality of Chinese architecture, contributing to the public understanding and recognition of architectural industry in China, and introducing Chinese architects and architectures to the world.

In 2014, the seventh cycle of WA Awards for Chinese Architecture expanded to a larger range, with increased the categories of the awards, and identifying more clearly the value appeal of each award. By encouraging more types of projects to participate in the selection, WAACA intends to introduce more outstanding Chinese architectural works to the Chinese society and the world.

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MOS

10 hours 22 minutes ago
MOS
House Parts Collected MOS Simple prefabricated building elements provide an adaptable kit of parts for additional rental housing. The design focuses on basic visual privacy and security necessary for a community built upon sharing. Each rental house is organized along the property edge and rearranged according to specific constraints, access, and use. The economic repetition … Continue reading MOS
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How to Use Lumion: Tutorials to Enhance Your Architectural Visualizations

10 hours 38 minutes ago
Image from <a href='https://www.youtube.com/user/Lumion3D/featured'>lumion</a>. Image via Lumion Image from <a href='https://www.youtube.com/user/Lumion3D/featured'>lumion</a>. Image via Lumion

If you are creating architectural visualizations through Lumion, the following tutorial can be of great use to you. This tutorial will maximize your output and teach you easy-to-master practical and techical tips.

Learn how to add objects, use lights, modify materials, and also create panoramic and 360° images, movies, and more.

We hope you enjoy the following videos.

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Level Up / Brett Mahon

11 hours 38 minutes ago
© Rahul Palagani © Rahul Palagani
  • Architects: Brett Mahon
  • Location: Rijeka, Croatia
  • Category: Landscape Architecture
  • Design Collaboration: Brett Mahon, Joonas Parviainen, Saagar Tulshan, Shreyansh Sett
  • Tutors: Brett Mahon (Nothern ireland), Joonas Parviainen (Finland) , Saagar Tulshan (India), Shreyansh Sett (india) , Vanja Borovic (Croatia)
  • Participants : Ana Mateos, Anna Opitz, Anton Fedin, Ásta María Thorsteinsdóttir, Ayşe Tuğçe Pınar, Birgit Fløystad, Caro Andrade, Ciaran Magee, Chloë Reyda, Felic Micallef, Gleb Rudenya, Glenn McNamara, Gustavs Grasis, Ilia Bebi, Joanna Lewanska, Julia Triches, Julien Hermant, Klemen Mraz, Mattea Fenech, Samúel Aron Laufdal Guðlaugsson, Sebastian Bidault, Simona Svitkova, Tadhg Spain
  • Clients: European Association of Architects
  • Area: 110.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Rahul Palagani

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Wann lounge / Various Associates

12 hours 38 minutes ago
The Lights in Cigar room hide behind red glasses shown as sunrise.. Image © Chao Zhang The Lights in Cigar room hide behind red glasses shown as sunrise.. Image © Chao Zhang
  • Architects: Various Associates
  • Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong Sheng, China
  • Category: Restaurants & Bars
  • Lead Architects: Dongzi Yang
  • Design Team: Dongzi Yang, Qianyi Lin, Naqeeb Popal
  • Area: 480.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Chao Zhang

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OMA

15 hours 4 minutes ago
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Saks Fifth Avenue escalator . New York City OMA . photos: Justin Bridges © Saks Fifth Avenue Saks Fifth Avenue opens one of the largest luxury handbag destinations in New York City, furthering the grand renovation of its Fifth Avenue flagship. The expansive 53,000-square-foot main floor of the New York Flagship triples the handbag department … Continue reading OMA
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AFGH

15 hours 37 minutes ago
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Waffenplatz . Zurich Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler AFGH Architects. photos: © valentin jeck The project aims to compensate for what is a rather unfavorable access situation by means of outstanding living qualities. The building plots are situated within the second row of buildings on Waffenplatzstrasse, meaning that they are treated from their rearward aspects in … Continue reading AFGH
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Vanke Xishuanbanna Cultural Center / JANSON XIAN ARCHITECT+ASSOCIATES(XAA)

15 hours 38 minutes ago
Day perspective of the west side corridor. Image © Changheng Zhan Day perspective of the west side corridor. Image © Changheng Zhan
  • Architects: XAA
  • Location: South end of Rongling Avenue, Jinghong city, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan, China
  • Category: Cultural Center
  • Lead Architects: Tao Zhan
  • Design Team: Wang Tian, Mengyu Wang, Chao Wu
  • Area: 1100.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Changheng Zhan, enjoydesign, Chao Wu, GAIA.DESIGN

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Is There an Ideal Time of Year to Get A Pest Inspection Done?

17 hours 14 minutes ago

This really depends on the circumstances, if you have found active pests on your property in which case you would need to call a pest controller out immediately regardless of what time of year it was.If you have a regular pest control services you likely have the benefit of continuous protection and do not have the need to treat for any pests during the seasons when theyare typically most active.

Today we’re speaking with Danny from Pest-Ex Pest Control who has been providing pest control services for more than 10 years right across South East Queensland.

Based on many years of experience in completing thousands of pest control treatments you become familiar with seasonal pest patterns and trends, so we typically see an increase in pest activity when temperatures and humidity start to rise. Depending on where in Australia you live June through to August are cooler and pests will lay dormant over these months and be less active.

So, while we cannot say there is an ideal time of year to conduct a pest inspection there is huge value in scheduling standard pest control treatment services throughout the year as part of a prevention and management plan.

Protection throughout the Year Involves 3 Stages of Treatments

Pest control treatments work in 3 stages and when they are implemented at certain times of the year it results in effective and long-lasting pest control results.

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911-VILLA / VACO Design

17 hours 38 minutes ago
© Quang Dam © Quang Dam
  • Architects: VACO Design
  • Location: Thảo Điền, Vietnam
  • Category: Houses
  • Lead Architects: Do Quoc Hiep
  • Design Team: Le Dinh Trung Quan, Vo Truong Giang, Vo Ksor Y Nhat, Vu Anh Tuan
  • Project Manager: Do Trung Chau
  • Structural Engineer: Nguyen Huu Tuan
  • Area: 1083.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Quang Dam

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Centennial house / IGASO architects & planners

18 hours 38 minutes ago
© Jeong Min Seok © Jeong Min Seok
  • Architects: IGASO architects & planners
  • Location: 76-5, World Cup buk-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Category: Residential
  • Lead Architects: Joong In Kim
  • Construction: Geo Hyun industry
  • Client: Ki Won Lee
  • Area: 477.82 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Jeong Min Seok

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Clever ways for outdoor décor

18 hours 48 minutes ago

When decorating their homes, many people tend to leave the outdoors area for last, often forgetting about the importance it has on the whole image of the house. Think of it as your house’s business card, as it is the first thing people see when they come to visit. From the plants to furniture and interesting front door signs like the ones at https://www.signomatic.com.au/, everything needs to be in harmony with the interior of your house, to build a cohesive aesthetic.

Décor experts say that your garden should be well-thought, but should not look like it’s been too groomed, to avoid losing the “home-sweet-home” feeling. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning the outdoors area:

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