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WEISS/MANFREDI Receives 2020 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture

Design practice WEISS/MANFREDI has won the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture. Presented by the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, the award is one of four honors recognizing achievements in architecture, citizen leaderships, global innovation, and law. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals recognize the exemplary contributions of recipients to the endeavors in which Jefferson excelled and held in high regard.

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New York's Interiors: Apartments, Penthouses and Lofts in the Big Apple

15 Union Square West / ODA Architecture + Perkins Eastman Architects. Image © Robert Granoff15 Renwick / ODA New York. Image © Frank Oudeman12th Street, Loft / Neil Logan Architect. Image © Dean KaufmanTribeca Loft / Andrew Franz Architect. Image © Albert Vecerka/Esto+ 63

One of the most important cities in the world –and the most populated in the United States of America–, New York is home to a great mix of cultures and history that has been shaped over the years, while art and architecture play a fundamental role in this development.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine / WEISS/MANFREDI

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  • Architects: WEISS/MANFREDI
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  117000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

How To Calculate How Much Wallpaper You Need

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 NamkhamAncestry / Rapt Studio. Image © Jeremy BittermanUtopicus 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

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Keys To Improve Architectural Acoustics: Sound Absorption and Diffusion

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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

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New York, United States
  • Architects: Rockwell Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  17518 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011

Blue School / Rockwell Group

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Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park Phase II / SWA/BALSLEY + WEISS/MANFREDI

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Meadow Beach House / Andrew Franz Architect

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Dukes County, United States

Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage & spring street Salt Shed / Dattner Architects

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NYDG Integral Health & Wellness / Brandon Haw Architecture

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AIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2017

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

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

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  • Architects: SOM
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Beaubois, Fantini, VALVO

Tribeca Loft / Andrew Franz Architect

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2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

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 / ArchPhotoLeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park. Image © Michael MoranDanish Maritime Museum. Image © Luca Santiago MoraUC Berkeley Memorial Stadium and Training Center. Image © Jim Simmons+ 23

Mariner Harbor Branch Library / A*PT ARCHITECTURE

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  • Architects: A*PT ARCHITECTURE
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  10000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014