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Are We Air Conditioning our Planet to Death?

07:45 - 16 September, 2019
Are We Air Conditioning our Planet to Death?, via Shutterstock
via Shutterstock

This article was originally published on Common Edge.

This summer the federal government released an astonishing statistic: 87% of American homes are now equipped with air conditioning. Since the world is getting undeniably warmer, I suppose this isn’t all that surprising, but keep in mind that robust number of mechanically cooled homes include residences in some fairly temperate climates. So my question is a simple one: When did air conditioning in the U.S. became a requirement, rather than an add-on? 

JKMM's Dance House Helsinki is Designed to Advance the Performing Arts

10:00 - 15 September, 2019
JKMM's Dance House Helsinki is Designed to Advance the Performing Arts, Courtesy of JKMM & ILO
Courtesy of JKMM & ILO

Courtesy of JKMM & ILO Courtesy of JKMM & ILO Courtesy of JKMM & ILO Courtesy of JKMM & ILO + 8

Finnish practice JKMM’s newest project, The Dance House Helsinki, is set to become Finland’s first venue dedicated primarily to dance and the performing arts. Offering rehearsal and performance spaces for artists, Dance House forms an extension to Cable Factory, the largest existing cultural center in Finland.

Robin Leroy's Timeless Photographs of New Créteil

10:00 - 14 September, 2019
Robin Leroy's Timeless Photographs of New Créteil, © Robin Leroy
© Robin Leroy

© Robin Leroy © Robin Leroy © Robin Leroy © Robin Leroy + 16

The “New Créteil” was an urbanization program carried out in the seventies. It was intended to provide the city of Créteil, which is located around 6 km southeast of Paris, new apartment buildings and public facilities such as a town hall, prefecture, hospital, and courthouse. In a series called “See the New Créteil,” photographer Robin Leroy documents a city considered transcendent of the traditional clichés of modern architecture.

"By Design" Season 3 Explores How Architects and AEC Professionals Push the Boundaries of Creativity

09:00 - 13 September, 2019

Four episodes of the third season of “By Design”, GRAPHISOFT’s multi-award-winning digital content series have led viewers on a path of discovery. By Design: Metamorphosis, takes an unflinching look at the fear many firms have when it comes to technological change, and what it takes to overcome it to unlock their true potential, elevate their role and better ensure their future.

Losing Scale: Airports Seen from Above

07:45 - 13 September, 2019
Jandakot Airport, Australia. Nearmap image. <a href='https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd1khcWFqIZ/'>Via Instagram</a>
Jandakot Airport, Australia. Nearmap image. Via Instagram

At different periods in history, the human scale and the approach of the building to the sensitive dimension correlated to the body were values pursued by the architects and an object of reflection for the theoretical production of the area. Although it is a virtue that a space can be perceived in a direct relation between the person and the building, there are cases, and more than that, some project scales, that can only be realized from the furthest perspective.

20 TED Talks to Help Architects Work Better

07:45 - 12 September, 2019
20 TED Talks to Help Architects Work Better, Bjarke Ingels at TED. Image © TED
Bjarke Ingels at TED. Image © TED

Since its founding in 1984 by architect Richard Saul Wurman, TED has been a powerful force in the fields of technology, entertainment, design, and beyond. Architects are among the millions of people around the world who frequently tune into TED's “ideas worth spreading” including talks by architects such as Bjarke Ingels and Jeanne Gang. With over 2500 talks to choose from, we have followed on from our previous lists to provide you with 20 talks to help you work better as an architect.

Members of LafargeHolcim Awards Juries 2020 Confirmed

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Members of LafargeHolcim Awards Juries 2020 Confirmed, © LafargeHolcim
© LafargeHolcim

The independent juries will evaluate entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction in five regions of the world. Each jury consists of nine experts in sustainable design and construction. The Awards seek real projects as well as bold ideas that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The competition offers a total of USD 2 million in prize money and is open for entries until February 25, 2020.

Fire Doors: How to Incorporate Them Into an Architecture Project

07:45 - 10 September, 2019
Fire Doors: How to Incorporate Them Into an Architecture Project, Estación de Bomberos #5 / STGM Architectes + CCM2 Architectes. Image © Alexandre Guérin
Estación de Bomberos #5 / STGM Architectes + CCM2 Architectes. Image © Alexandre Guérin

Fire doors are doors that meet fire resistance standards and can prevent fire (or smoke) from spreading through the floors or living spaces of a building, allowing people to evacuate safely from a fire.

Cortesia de Pexels Cortesia de Pexels Sede Instituto BioCruces / IDOM. Image © Aitor Ortiz via Shutterstock, User: Pair Srinrat + 11

How Will Home Automation Affect our Future?

07:45 - 9 September, 2019
How Will Home Automation Affect our Future?, Casa Três Pátios / extrastudio. Image © Francisco Nogueira
Casa Três Pátios / extrastudio. Image © Francisco Nogueira

Once restricted to luxury or super-tech buildings, home automation is proving to be an increasingly fundamental and affordable addition to architectural projects, whether to new buildings or renovations. While understanding how they operate can be extremely complex, the primary purpose of technology is to make life simpler, safer, and easier. By definition, home automation seeks to be globally intelligent, functioning as a system that facilitates processes without unnecessarily complicating the user's life. The idea is to connect devices, which in turn connect and talk through a centralized control unit, accessible by computers, tablets, and mobile phones. These include lights, appliances, electrical outlets, and heating and cooling systems, but also alarms, doors, windows, smoke detectors, surveillance cameras, and many other sensors and devices.

Could Tall Wood Construction Be the Future of High-Rise Buildings?

04:00 - 9 September, 2019
Could Tall Wood Construction Be the Future of High-Rise Buildings?, Rendering of HAUT. Image Courtesy of Team V Architectuur
Rendering of HAUT. Image Courtesy of Team V Architectuur

Across the globe, tall wood structures have begun transforming the world of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, ushering in an important shift to an architectural practice that has traditionally been dominated by steel and concrete. Typically defined as wood-constructed buildings over 14 stories or 50 meters high, the past six years have seen over 44 tall wood buildings built or underway around the world. Notable examples include Michael Green Architecture and DLR Group’s T3 and Team V Architectuur’s upcoming 73 meter residential tower HAUT.

Turkish Office Redefines Typical Mosque Design

06:00 - 8 September, 2019
Turkish Office Redefines Typical Mosque Design, © BeOffice Architecture
© BeOffice Architecture

In all religions, prayer halls and religious buildings aim to separate the visitor from the chaos of daily life and provide serenity and peace, even for the brief moment in time when visitors are performing their prayers. In the Turkish city of Şanlıurfa, BeOffice Architects designed a circular, unbound mosque with a focus on nature, tranquility, and accessibility.

© BeOffice Architecture © BeOffice Architecture © BeOffice Architecture © BeOffice Architecture + 22

Kharkiv School of Architecture Celebrates BA Inauguration and 2019 EU Mies Award

04:00 - 8 September, 2019
Kharkiv School of Architecture Celebrates BA Inauguration and 2019 EU Mies Award, © Erik Herrmann
© Erik Herrmann

The Kharkiv School of Architecture is celebrating a prosperous year of academic and international achievements. In addition to hosting the nominated projects of the 2019 EU Mies Awards, the school has completed its first year of BA in Architecture. To celebrate these milestones, the school has organized a double exhibition showcasing the works of first-year students, as well as displaying the projects of Europe's most innovative architects.

By bringing together these two exhibitions, the school built a link between two generations of architects: The Mies Award, where the best works of the current European architects and designers are displayed, and the school's “Open/Work” exhibition, a glimpse into the innovations of future Ukrainian architecture.

© Erik Herrmann © Andrew Yarigin © Erik Herrmann © Margaryta Didichenko + 33

Retrofuturism's New Series Places Contemporary Landmarks in Old Persian Paintings

06:00 - 7 September, 2019
Retrofuturism's New Series Places Contemporary Landmarks in Old Persian Paintings, © Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar
© Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar

Architect and visual artist Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar has been conceptually combining contemporary landmarks with traditional Iranian houses and palaces, in a photo-series titled "Retrofuturism". In his latest collection, the Persian architect chose to displace iconic structures and place them in 19th century paintings of the country by artist Eugène Flandin.

© Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar © Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar © Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar © Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar + 10

Unexpected Ways Our Cities Are Becoming Smarter

04:00 - 7 September, 2019
Unexpected Ways Our Cities Are Becoming Smarter, Bleutech Park Las Vegas. Image Courtesy of Bleutech Park Properties
Bleutech Park Las Vegas. Image Courtesy of Bleutech Park Properties

Cities across the globe are undergoing makeovers - swapping out old, antiquated technology for new, sleek alternatives. The development and implementation of computer vision and real-time analytics are ushering in the newest wave of smart cities. The combination of cloud-based dashboards and machine learning are providing actionable data to be collected and understood regarding everything from vehicle concentration to pedestrian activity. As cities continue to push forward and develop socially and technologically, there is no doubt we will continue to see cities incorporate tools like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to facilitate such changes. Despite the fact that eye-popping technologies like drones and robots are at the forefront of this technological revolution, there are also a number of unexpected ways cities are becoming smarter.

How to Choose Kitchen Countertops: Advantages, Disadvantages and Inspiration

07:45 - 6 September, 2019
How to Choose Kitchen Countertops: Advantages, Disadvantages and Inspiration, © Martina Gemmola. ImageCasa de Gatos / WOWOWA Architects
© Martina Gemmola. ImageCasa de Gatos / WOWOWA Architects

One of the most practical and functional spaces of any residential project is the kitchen. Its artificial surfaces – be it countertops, kitchen benches, or coverings – contain most of the space's equipment. Thus, it’s essential to build kitchens with the most resistant and hygienic materials. Aside from these requirements, it's also important to pay attention to aesthetics and profitability, while adapting the space to the dynamics of each family. 

© Nikole Ramsay. ImageBluebird Townhouses / Altereco Design © Oliver Smith. ImageCreative Kitchen Designs and Their Details: The Best Photos of the Week © Josefotoinmo. ImageGAS House / OOIIO Arquitectura © Dmitry Tsyrencshikov. ImageStudio11 Minsk Office / Studio11 + 38

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