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Alireza Taghaboni wins first Royal Academy Dorfman Award for promising architects

5 July, 2018 - 14:03

The Royal Academy of Arts has named Iranian architect Alireza Taghaboni as the winner of the inaugural Dorfman Award, set up to celebrate talent that "represents the future of architecture". Read more

Henning Larsen Release Images of Revitalized Shipyard District in Gdansk, Poland

5 July, 2018 - 14:00
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Henning Larsen has released images of their proposed urban development for the historic Imperial Shipyard at Gdansk, Poland. The 4.3million-square foot (400,000-square-meter) development seeks to transform the shipyard, built in 1844, into a “powerful financial and social engine building a thriving, mixed-use, inner-city neighborhood by the waterfront that is alive around the clock.”

The old industrial site has played a central role in the economic development of both Gdansk and Poland, serving as a key shipbuilding hub on the Baltic Coast. Through creating spines of public life centered on pedestrian/bicycle-friendly streetsHenning Larsen seeks to maintain the shipyard’s strong presence through waterfront living, work, and recreation.

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Beeline's minimal navigation device directs motorcyclists with single arrow

5 July, 2018 - 13:35

Beeline's minimal navigation device directs motorcyclists with a single arrow

Beeline has designed a stripped back navigation device for motorcyclists, which replaces visually complicated maps with a single arrow to direct bikers. Read more

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Cranley Residence / Architecture Building Culture

5 July, 2018 - 13:00
© Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille

Text description provided by the architects. This project takes its cue from the landscape. It is a single story house that climbs the sloping property in four large steps. Living is at street level and each bedroom is on its own terrace with the master bedroom at the top. To take advantage of the sun and landscape, all rooms have south facing windows with direct access to the courtyard garden.

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Aires Mateus

5 July, 2018 - 12:32
Aires Mateus
Santa Clara 1728 . Lisbon Aires Mateus . + archdaily The Santa Clara project envisioned the renovation of a building in Lisbon. A building with undefined history, with different construction periods and transformations, as it is common in historically rich areas. The goal was to construct a building that reflects the living experience of the … Continue reading Aires Mateus

House + House in Amparo / Aleph Zero

5 July, 2018 - 11:00
© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok
  • Architects: Aleph Zero
  • Location: Amparo, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: Gustavo Utrabo, Pedro Duschenes
  • Area: 613.8 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Pedro Kok

Atelier Bow-Wow Designs Stage for Music Festival at Horst Castle

5 July, 2018 - 10:00
//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/Kasteel_van_Horst_-_Sint_Pieters_Rode_-_Belgica.jpg'>Francisco Conde Sánchez</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en/'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> Horst Castle. Image © <a href='https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/Kasteel_van_Horst_-_Sint_Pieters_Rode_-_Belgica.jpg'>Francisco Conde Sánchez</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en/'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>

Kasteel van Horst, a 17th-century castle in rural Belgium, and the raucous music festival it hosts every fall are an unlikely pair. But for the past four years, the Horst Music and Art Festival hosted at the castle just outside of Leuven, Belgium has brought together international artists, musicians, architects, and designers for a weekend of creative celebration.

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Populous Creates Design-Build Group to Deliver Sports Venue Upgrades (Without Upsetting Fans)

5 July, 2018 - 09:25
Arena das Dunas, Brazil by Populous. Image Courtesy of Populous Arena das Dunas, Brazil by Populous. Image Courtesy of Populous

As an industry populated by creators, the business of design is continually reconsidered and reshaped by processes of reinvention and experimentation. Rarely content with yesterday’s innovations in anything from modeling software to building materials, architects naturally look for strategic ways to gain maximum advantage in both building and business. Taking just such a creative approach to the challenge of improving athletic venues within the stringent time frame of a team’s offseason, the dominant Kansas City-based sports architecture firm Populous recently launched a standalone service that employs the efficiency advantages of a design-build firm to simplify and expand the process of implementing stadium upgrades without any disruption to the fan experience.

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The Capela do Monte Through the Lens of João Morgado

5 July, 2018 - 08:00
© João Morgado © João Morgado

Portuguese architectural photographer João Morgado shared with us a series of images from Álvaro Siza's latest project, the Capela do Monte. This chapel is located in Barão de São João, in the Algarve region of Portugal. Part of the Monte da Charneca complex, Capela do Monte was commissioned in 2016 by a Swiss-American couple residing there.

Inaugurated in March of this year, the sandy colored, 10.34 x 6.34-meter structure was built at the highest point of a hill and can only be accessed by foot. Its monolithic geometry suggests, from outside, a serenity from the inner space. The wooden furniture within the chapel were all designed by Siza and manufactured by Serafim Pereira Simões Successors of Porto.

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Baiona Public Library / Murado & Elvira Architects

5 July, 2018 - 07:00
© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal
  • Architects: Murado & Elvira Architects
  • Location: Baiona, Pontevedra, Spain
  • Competition Phase Design Team: Eugenia Concha, Marta Colón de Carvajal
  • Design Development Phase Design Team: Cristina Gutiérrez Chevalier, Francesco Martone
  • Area: 1076.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Imagen Subliminal, Hector Santos-Diez
  • Project And Site Management, Supervision During Construction: Clara Murado, Juan Elvira (Murado & Elvira Architects), Óscar López Alba (OLA Arquitectos), Manuel Cuquejo (technical architect)
  • Technical Systems Engineering:: Obradoiro Enxeñeiros
  • Structural Engineering: Ezequiel Fernández Grinda
  • Ground Floor Area: 518,91 square meters
  • Upper Floor Area: 557,59 square meters
  • Total Site Area: 1.464 square meters

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Open Call: The Best Student Design-Build Projects

5 July, 2018 - 06:00

When learning about architecture, there is no replacement for practical experience: seeing how materials can be joined together, how structural elements respond to the stresses placed upon them, or how construction techniques can alter the finished project. For this reason, it is a good idea to give students a chance for some hands-on experience building real structures—something that, due to budgetary constraints and the academic culture of many architecture schools, has sadly been uncommon in the past.

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Santa Clara 1728 / Aires Mateus

5 July, 2018 - 05:00
© Juan Rodriguez © Juan Rodriguez

5 Kitchen Cabinet Color Trends of 2018  

5 July, 2018 - 04:44

Are you ready for a new, updated look in your kitchen? Do you want to transform your space on a minimal budget? Changing the color of your kitchen cabinets is one of the best values in kitchen remodels: You won’t spend very much but it will have a huge impact.

Now you just need to decide which kitchen cabinet color you want. Before you choose, you will want to take a look at what is currently in your kitchen. What color are your countertops and appliances? Can you see the living area from your kitchen? If so, you need to keep that color scheme in mind. On top of that, you want to make sure you choose a color that is timeless, so when you go to sell your house you won’t have to change them again.

Yes, it’s a lot to think about. And with literally hundreds of color options available, it can be daunting. Instead, take a look at the top kitchen cabinet color trends of 2018. With only five options to pick between, your decision will be a lot easier.

Rich Cherry Wood

Cherry cabinets are considered somewhat of a classic. The color continues to remain popular year after year, and it’s probably due to its versatility and depth. The reddish hues found within the wood complement both light and dark countertops, the shade isn’t too dark for small spaces, and it looks incredible with stone backsplash.

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Explore the Future of Productive Cities at the 2018 Fab City Summit in Paris

5 July, 2018 - 04:30

The Fab City Global Initiative in collaboration with the City Hall of Paris and the Fab City Grand Paris Association are organizing this year’s Fab City Global Initiative in ParisFrance from July 11-13. The three-day program will take place at the Parc de la Villette, and bring together 18 Fab City Members and international city leaders to discuss and imagine ways to define the future of productive cities. This global collaboration project combines innovation ecosystems, governments, and industries that enable cities to become more sustainable through 2054.

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