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When is Architecture Day?

In 1996, at the International Union of Architects Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, the organization established that World Architecture Day should coincide with UN-Habitat's World Habitat Day. Therefore, World Architecture Day is celebrated on the first Monday of every October, to celebrate the architect's commitment to our societies, our ecosystems, and our cities.

Architecture Classics: The Benedictine Monastery Chapel / Gabriel Guarda, Martin Correa

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Capilla del Monasterio Benedictino / Gabriel Guarda, Martín Correa. 2022. Image © Fabian Dejtiar

The Benedictine monastery chapel of Santa María de las Condes, visible from different points in the eastern part of Santiago, Chile, is a white volume, located halfway up the slopes of Los Piques hill.

21 Detailed Construction Sections for Wood Structures

Wood is one of the oldest materials that man has used to build their homes and take refuge from the weather. Wood does not only fulfill a structural function -being highly resistant to earthquakes-, but it also provides interior thermal comfort, as well as adding a warm look and feel to a building, while easily adapting to natural environments.

Below find 21 construction sections for wood structures using the material in incredible ways.

This Cantilevered Wooden Staircase is Constructed Without the Use of Fixings

Designed by architect Rafael Iglesia for the home of the Del Grande family in Rosario, Argentina, this staircase is the result of a system of counteracting forces. The structure's wooden elements are held in place only by the friction and pressure that is produced between the pieces of wood that make up the system.

AD Classics: Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo (FAU-USP) / João Vilanova Artigas and Carlos Cascaldi

AD Classics: Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo (FAU-USP) / João Vilanova Artigas and Carlos Cascaldi - Featured Image
© flickr Fernando Stankuns. Used under Creative Commons

This piece of Brazilian architecture was conceived in 1961 by São Paulo architects João Batista Vilanova Artigas and Carlos Cascaldi. Together with the architectural movement of the Paulista School, they form part of the most important history of São Paulo, because of the large amount of works they constructed there and the recognition of many of them at an international level.

Renovation of Chilevisión / elton_léniz + Ramírez y Rodríguez

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Architects: Elton_Léniz
Associate Architects: Alvaro Ramírez, Germán Rodríguez
Client: Chilevisión
Renovation: 1211m2
Year: 2005-2007
Location: Inés Matte Urrejola 0825, Providencia, Santiago, Chile
Photography: Natalia Vial
Predominant Materials: Madera, Prodema, Vidrio, Piedra pizarra

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