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How To Calculate How Much Wallpaper You Need

04:00 - 13 August, 2019
Utopicus Clementina cowork / Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Image © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)
Utopicus Clementina cowork / Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Image © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

Once the construction of an architecture project is finished, it's time to install the claddings that will make up the visible faces of the interior spaces. Wallpaper –an efficient way to bring color and design into rooms – is generally specified according to the square meters we want to cover, so we must start by calculating the area of each surface with great precision.

This task can be easy on clear walls with standard dimensions, but it can generate mishaps or unnecessary expenses in more complex designs. We present some tips to make an estimate as accurate and efficient as possible.

Modern Sampran Wangprom Office / Apostrophy's. Image © Sitthisak Namkham Ancestry / Rapt Studio. Image © Jeremy Bitterman Utopicus Clementina cowork / Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Image © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero) Snow Hotel / 1990 uao + Archigroup MA. Image © Sun Namgoong + 18

NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center / HOK + Ballinger + Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

02:00 - 17 April, 2019
NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center  / HOK + Ballinger + Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, © Albert Vecerka Esto
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Keys To Improve Architectural Acoustics: Sound Absorption and Diffusion

07:00 - 12 April, 2019
Cortesia de Acoustical Surfaces
Cortesia de Acoustical Surfaces

"Acoustics" in architecture means improving sound in environments. Although it is a complex science, understanding the basics - and making efficient and effective decisions - is much easier than you might think. The first step is to understand that there are two technical categories used in acoustics: soundproofing and acoustical treatment. Soundproofing means "less noise" and treatment, "better sound".

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center / Rockwell Group

04:00 - 5 November, 2018
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center / Rockwell Group, © Albert Vecerka / Esto
© Albert Vecerka / Esto

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  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, United States
  • Category

  • Principal-in-Charge

    Shawn Sullivan
  • Design Lead

    Michael Fischer
  • Area

    17518.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Blue School / Rockwell Group

16:00 - 3 October, 2018
Blue School / Rockwell Group, © Albert Vecerka/Esto
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Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park Phase II / SWA/BALSLEY + WEISS/MANFREDI

11:00 - 26 September, 2018
Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park Phase II / SWA/BALSLEY + WEISS/MANFREDI, © David Lloyd/SWA
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Meadow Beach House / Andrew Franz Architect

13:00 - 6 July, 2018
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Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage & spring street Salt Shed / Dattner Architects

11:00 - 8 June, 2018
Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage & spring street Salt Shed / Dattner Architects, © Albert Vecerka/ESTO
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NYDG Integral Health & Wellness / Brandon Haw Architecture

15:00 - 23 May, 2018
NYDG Integral Health & Wellness / Brandon Haw Architecture, © Albert Vecerka/ ESTO
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AIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2017

15:05 - 19 April, 2017
AIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2017, Stanford University Central Energy Facility; Stanford, California / ZGF Architects LLP. Image © Matthew Anderson
Stanford University Central Energy Facility; Stanford, California / ZGF Architects LLP. Image © Matthew Anderson

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have named the recipients of the 2017 Top Ten Awards, celebrating buildings that best exemplify the integration of great design, great performance and sustainable design excellence.

Now in its 21st year, the COTE Top Ten Awards program was established to honor projects that protect and enhance the environment through an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.

12 Projects Announced as Winners of 2016 AIA Education Facility Design Awards

14:10 - 9 September, 2016
12 Projects Announced as Winners of 2016 AIA Education Facility Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)'s Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has announced the winners of the 2016 CAE Education Facility Design Awards, which honor educational facilities that “serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client’s mission, goals, and educational program, while demonstrating excellence in architectural design.”

This year's theme was “Visioning and Re-Visioning," which focused on "the ways in which pedagogical innovation and cutting-edge design impact and influence each other." The AIA also notes that education facility design may now be more important than ever, as recent studies have indicated that a positive learning environment can affect a child’s academic progress over a year by as much as 25%.

Find out which projects received awards, after the break.

Baccarat Hotel & Residences / SOM

14:00 - 15 January, 2016
Baccarat Hotel & Residences / SOM, © Albert Vecerka/ESTO
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Tribeca Loft / Andrew Franz Architect

13:00 - 23 March, 2015
Tribeca Loft / Andrew Franz Architect, © Albert Vecerka/Esto
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2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

01:00 - 13 January, 2015
2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology. Image © Albert Večerka/Esto
Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology. Image © Albert Večerka/Esto

Several projects have been selected to receive this year's Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, chosen by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award celebrates projects which exhibit design excellence in the field of architecture, and is one of the highest such awards in the industry. The recipients will be recognized for their work at the AIA 2015 National Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta.

View the winners after the break.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Image © Eduard Hueber / ArchPhoto LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park. Image © Michael Moran Danish Maritime Museum. Image © Luca Santiago Mora UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium and Training Center. Image © Jim Simmons + 23

Mariner Harbor Branch Library / A*PT ARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 18 December, 2014
Mariner Harbor Branch Library / A*PT ARCHITECTURE, © Albert Vecerka / Esto
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, NY, United States
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Anna Torriani, AIA; Lorenzo Pagnamenta, AIA; Wasmiya Tan; Raffaele Stefani; Damien Romanens; Nam Suk Oh; Juan Carlos Salas Ballestin; Caterina Inderbitzin; Petya Ivanova; Felix Lederberger; Roxane Bervini; Anais Iglesias; Nuria Forques.
  • Area

    10000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Seven Ways to Achieve Creative Success: The Rockwell Way

00:00 - 7 October, 2014
Rockwell Group's pop-up theater for TED. Image © Rockwell Group
Rockwell Group's pop-up theater for TED. Image © Rockwell Group

The Rockwell Group takes advantage of a cross-disciplinary approach, with a diverse array of projects ranging from large-scale buildings to product and set design. In this article by Shannon Sharpe, originally posted on Metropolis Magazine as "The Rockwell Way" we learn seven ways that the Rockwell Group has achieved creative success. Read the full article below to discover what drives this particular firm and how it could serve as an inspiration to anyone in the field of design.

How does the magic happen at Rockwell Group? “Pixie dust,” quips Marc Hacker, the firm’s in-house “Thinker.” All jokes aside, there is some truth here. From the animated Quan Yin statue in TAO Downtown to the shifting set of Kinky Boots, to the child-directed free play of the Imagination Playground, a distinct sense of magic imbues every one of these projects. All of them are driven not so much by a look, or even a sensibility, but by the endlessly curious creative process that shaped them. “I know this sounds trite, but it’s not about what’s true now,” says founder and president David Rockwell. “It’s about asking, ‘what if?’” What if an architect could be as experimental as a chef? What if the stage set became a character? What if your environment could transform with every step?

In the Rockwell Group world, asking “What if?”—also the title of a new book being released by Metropolis Books in December to commemorate the firm’s 30th anniversary—has led to an embrace of design at all scales. “On a given day, we could be working on an exhibition, a park, a master plan, an airport interior, a children’s hospital, and a night-club,” Rockwell says. “That confluence of things is probably what makes us most unique.” The process behind these projects —the Rockwell way—is really a set of permissions to roam and explore.

AIA Rewards 11 Projects with the 2014 Educational Facility Design Excellence Award

01:00 - 5 September, 2014
AIA Rewards 11 Projects with the 2014 Educational Facility Design Excellence Award, Raisbeck Aviation High School / Bassetti Architects. Image © Benjamin Benschneider
Raisbeck Aviation High School / Bassetti Architects. Image © Benjamin Benschneider

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 11 exemplary educational projects to receive its 2014 Educational Facility Design Excellence Awards. Representing projects from across the United States, the eleven projects also include a variety of types of educational facility, including a child development center, elementary schools, high schools, college and university buildings and a library.

The AIA awards projects which it believes "further the client's mission, goals and educational program while demonstrating excellence in architectural design. These projects exemplify innovation through the client's educational goals through responsive and responsible programming, planning and design. Function and surrounding regional and community context are valued as part of the planning and design process as well as sustainability."

Check out all the winners after the break

PAVE Academy Charter School / Mitchell | Giurgola Architects, LLP. Image © Albert Vecerka / Esto James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University Raleigh / Clark Nexsen + Snøhetta. Image © Jeff Goldberg / Esto Coastline Community College, Newport Beach Campus / LPA, INC. Image Courtesy of LPA inc. Central Arizona College, Maricopa Campus / SmithGroupJJR. Image © Bill Timmerman + 33

National Center for Civil and Human Rights Exhibit Design / David Rockwell

01:00 - 4 September, 2014
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Exhibit Design / David Rockwell, © Albert Vecerka / ESTO
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