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Debunking 3 Myths about 3D Visualization and VR in Architectural Projects

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Debunking 3 Myths about 3D Visualization and VR in Architectural Projects , Courtesy of Enscape
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There’s a lot of buzz going on in terms of technology-driven innovation in the AEC industry. Especially the increasing use of 3D renderings and virtual reality for architectural projects is hitting every architect’s newsfeed. Photorealistic images and virtual reality walk-throughs seem to be turning into the new industry standard. That being said, for many architectural firms it seems to be hard to keep up with quickly developing new tech and thereby find ways to differentiate themselves from the competition.

What is Coworking and How Has It Transformed Work Spaces in Recent Years?

04:00 - 23 September, 2019
What is Coworking and How Has It Transformed Work Spaces in Recent Years?, Área común en el espacios WeWork en D.C.. Image © WeWork
Área común en el espacios WeWork en D.C.. Image © WeWork

Nest / Beza Projekt. Image © Jacek Kołodziejski WeWork Yangping Lu / Linehouse. Image © Dirk Weiblen WeWork Tower 535 / NCDA. Image © Dennis Lo Designs © WeWork + 16

Recent years have seen a dramatic transformation in population distribution: today, more than half of the world's population now lives in cities. In parallel fashion, housing and work spaces have all increasingly embraced the communal, resembling the impulse toward public spaces in new cities. 

Biocities beyond the Digitial / Vicente Guallart for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019

07:00 - 22 September, 2019
Biocities beyond the Digitial / Vicente Guallart for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019

What happens when the sensor-imbued city acquires the ability to see – almost as if it had eyes? Ahead of the 2019 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), titled "Urban Interactions," Archdaily is working with the curators of the "Eyes of the City" section at the Biennial to stimulate a discussion on how new technologies – and Artificial Intelligence in particular – might impact architecture and urban life. Here you can read the “Eyes of the City” curatorial statement by Carlo Ratti, the Politecnico di Torino and SCUT.

Thanks to the development of the digital world, cities can be part of natural history. This is our great challenge for the next few decades.

The digital revolution should allow us to promote an advanced, ecological and human world. Being digital was never the goal–it was a means to reinvent the world. But what kind of world?

ARKxSITE Announces Winners of Site Mausoleum Competition

04:00 - 20 September, 2019
ARKxSITE Announces Winners of Site Mausoleum Competition , 2nd Prize . Image © Emma Bonilla Albornoz, Daniel Eslava Tovar, Santiago Castillo Reina
2nd Prize . Image © Emma Bonilla Albornoz, Daniel Eslava Tovar, Santiago Castillo Reina

ArkxSite has announced the winners of its international architecture ideas competition.The competition has invited all architecture students and young architects to develop innovative ideas for the design of a Site Mausoleum located in the Jaspe Quarry, ‘Serra da Arrábida’, Portugal. The site is of great natural power as the remains of an old quarry are carved into its landscape, along with massive cliffs that drop dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean.

The competition committee wanted participants to develop an intervention that emphasizes, respects, and celebrates the site, all while providing visitors with a unique experience of movement between enclosed and open spaces.

1st Prize. Image © Giulio Pinci 1st Prize. Image © Giulio Pinci 1st Prize . Image © Giulio Pinci 1st Prize . Image © Giulio Pinci + 14

Restoration Project Transforms Old Bridge Cabins Into Hotel Rooms

04:00 - 18 September, 2019
Restoration Project Transforms Old Bridge Cabins Into Hotel Rooms, Courtesy of SWEETS Hotel
Courtesy of SWEETS Hotel

The city of Amsterdam is popular for its compelling architecture, interlaced water canals, bridges, and docks. However, alongside these water canals lay old guard cabins that have been left to defunct. A restoration project by Dutch architecture firm space&matter promises to bring together the historic city's tourists and water canals through a unique architecture project.

Brazilian Houses: 16 Projects with Tile Roofs

07:37 - 17 September, 2019
Brazilian Houses: 16 Projects with Tile Roofs, FVB House / Claudia Haguiara Arquitetura. Image: © Christian Maldonado
FVB House / Claudia Haguiara Arquitetura. Image: © Christian Maldonado

Tile roofs are usually multi-pitched and covered in tiles, which make them different from flat and circular shaped roofs. The “pitch” of the roof is directly related to the wind and tile type, it must be able to drain rainwater and shelter the interior of the house.  

30 Workspaces for the World’s Biggest Tech Companies

04:00 - 17 September, 2019
30 Workspaces for the World’s Biggest Tech Companies, Facebook Offices / O+A Studio. Image © O+A Studio
Facebook Offices / O+A Studio. Image © O+A Studio

For technology companies, image is everything. Whether it be the latest iPhone, the newest Slack interface, or the latest Uber app update, these multimillion-dollar giants strive daily to keep the user engaged, and to keep their image young, current, and cutting edge. Invariably, this need to be noticed transcends the digital screen, and manifests in the architecture of the offices where this innovation takes place.

Across the world, from Dublin to Tel Aviv to Tokyo, the workspaces of the world's largest tech companies are redefining how offices are designed, aided by leading architects such as Foster + Partners, Snøhetta, and Gehry Partners. While our recent article on solutions for flexible home offices reflects on strategic functionality and individual expression, the 30 workspaces below dedicate themselves to collaboration and inspiration through a play on scales, color, shapes, and unexpected fixtures.

Google Campus Dublin / Camenzind Evolution + Henry J. Lyons Architects. Image © Peter Wurmli Airbnb CX Hub / Bora Architects. Image © Jeremy Bitterman Slack Asia Pacific Headquarters / Breathe Architecture. Image © Peter Clarke Samsung Seocho / KPF. Image © Jae Seong Lee + 31

Public Access Lagoons: 'Beach life' in All Cities Around The World

16:30 - 16 September, 2019
Public Access Lagoons: 'Beach life' in All Cities Around The World, © Crystal Lagoons
© Crystal Lagoons

200 years ago, parks were incorporated into cities. Today, 'beach life' can also reach the hearts of cities.

A revolutionary alternative of high social impact that promises to change urban living is gaining ground. Known as Public Access Lagoons (PAL), an innovative concept developed and patented by the multinational water innovation company, Crystal Lagoons, it will bring beach life projects to the heart of large cities, with white sand beaches and monumental crystalline lagoons, in which people can swim and practice water sports in. With the capacity to receive more than one million visits a year, these large bodies of water can incorporate cultural and entertainment centers and amenities, easily accessed via ticketed entry or, alternatively, can be enjoyed free of charge from the contemplation areas.

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
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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.

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