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What is Glued Laminated Wood (Glulam)?

Glued Laminated Wood (Glulam) is a structural material manufactured through the union of individual wood segments. When glued with industrial adhesives (usually Melamine or Polyurethane resin adhesives), this type of wood is highly durable and moisture resistant, capable of generating large pieces and unique shapes.

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge / GEC Architecture. Image © Adam Mork The Roof House / MILODAMALO. Image © Ilya Ivanov Casey Key Guest House / Sweet Sparkman Architects. Image © George Cott Wooden House / MAATworks. Image © Marcel van der Burg + 15

Walk-in Showers Without Doors or Curtains: Design Tips and Examples

Because it doesn't include a bathtub, or require doors, screens, or curtains, the walk-in shower often makes bathrooms appear larger, cleaner, and more minimalist. 

However, some precautions must be taken when designing them. Most importantly, the shower cannot be left completely open, even if it appears to be at first glance. Most designs incorporate a tempered glass that prevents water from "bouncing" out of the shower space, subtly closing the area. When this transparent division doesn't have a frame, the appearance of fungi due to accumulation of water and moisture becomes less likely.

Casa de monte / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual. Image © Leo Espinosa Fagerstrom House / Claesson Koivisto Rune. Image © Åke E:son Lindman AUTOHAUS / Matt Fajkus Architecture. Image © Charles Davis Smith Pombal / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados. Image © Nelson Garrido + 28

Spotlight: Sverre Fehn

1997 Pritzker Prize laureate Sverre Fehn (August 14th 1924 – February 23rd 2009) was a leader in Post World War II Scandinavian architecture. “His work has an intuitive confidence in how to use the Nordic landscape and its particular light conditions within the built culture, and yet throughout his career each period has reflected a refined sensitivity to international changes and attitudes in architecture,” said his close collaborator Per Olaf Fjeld. “It can be compared to a poetic work conceived on an isolated mountain by a writer with an uncanny, intuitive sense of what is going on in the towns below.” [1]

Uppsala Concert & Congress Hall / Henning Larsen

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Uppsala, Sweden
  • Architects: Henning Larsen
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 14600.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2007

Spotlight: Gert Wingårdh

One of Sweden’s most esteemed living architects, Gert Wingårdh (born 26 April 1951) brought Swedish architecture out of the tradition of the International Style and into contemporary times with his playful design spirit and love of eye-catching materials. With his use of bright colors and geometric motifs, his recent buildings have been described as "Maximalist" or "Modern Baroque."

Aula Medica. Image © Tord-Rikard Söderström Kuggen. Image © Tord-Rikard Söderström Facts Emporia. Image © Tord-Rikard Söderström Quality Hotel Friends / Karolina Keyzer + Wingårdhs. Image © Tord-Rikard Söderström + 15

Offices and Workplaces: Examples in Plan

The functional distribution plays a fundamental role in the contemporary design of offices and places for work. The study of the architecture plan shows an interesting form of approach; not only allows for proper logistics and circulation but find efficient variations and innovations that will enable better workspaces that adapt to the current needs.

We have selected more than 50 plans of projects that will inspire you, recognizing the different ways in which architects have faced the challenge to design offices, in all different scale ranges.

The Dune Cabin / Murman Arkitekter

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  • Architects: Murman Arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 162.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion in Venice / Sverre Fehn

This article was originally published on March 30, 2016. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Three were originally invited to draw up plans for a ‘Nordic’ pavilion: the Finnish partnership Reima and Raili Pietilä, Sverre Fehn from Norway, and the Swede, Klas Anshelm. Following the selection of Fehn’s proposal in 1959, Gotthard Johansson wrote in the Svenska Dagbladet of the project’s “stunning simplicity [...], without too many architectural overtones”[1] – a proposal for a space able to unite a triumvirate of nations under one (exceptional) roof.

The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman + 30

Pavilion Sandefjord / R21 Arkitekter

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Sandefjord, Norway
  • Architects: R21 Arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 90.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Cabin Sandefjord / R21 arkitekter

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Sandefjord, Norway
  • Architects: R21 arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 81.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

9 Inventive Large-Scale Stadiums and Their Constructive Details

Stadiums —new or remodeled— provide excellent and innovative examples of architecture on a large scale; they are required to shelter thousands of people, including the athletes of the games they host. In addition to the technical aspects and considerations related to sports, these structures apply interesting cladding systems, with some stadiums even generating the energy needed to function.

Read on for more about stadiums and their structures in detail.

Basketball Stadium in Dongguan / gmp architekten. Image © Christian Gahl Mineirão Sports Complex / BCMF Arquitetos. Image © Leonardo Finotti Arena da Baixada / carlosarcosarquite(c)tura. Image © Leonardo Finotti Arena Tele2 / White arkitekter . Image © Åke E:son Lindman + 29

Royal College of Music / AIX Arkitekter

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Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architects: AIX Arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 21000.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

15 Inspiring Architecture School Buildings from Around the World

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Architecture schools and the students they house have a particularly unique and interesting building-user relationship. Architecture students value the buildings of their school not only for providing the valuable work space necessary for constructing studio projects but also as an example and model of a building in use. As the buildings are the places where students first learn how to read and understand architecture, design schools become full-scale teaching tools that help new designers grasp structure, details, how materials perform and interact, and so many of the other core concepts of architecture. While the scrutiny of students and faculty can be exhaustive, architects have embraced the challenge of creating engaging works of architecture that both suit the specific needs of a school and take on the pedagogical challenge of educating students by example.

Creek House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

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Alma Creative Club / Tham & Videgård

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Östermalm, Sweden
  • Architects: Tham & Videgård
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2170.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

House on Krokholmen / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

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Värmdö NO, Sweden

Skissernas Museum / Elding Oscarson

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Lund, Sweden