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Recycled Materials Journey Through Factories and Collecting Facilities

Recycled and reused materials continue to grow as a more attractive alternative in the construction field. They are at most times a coveted sustainable substitute to conventional building materials, offering a financially resourceful solution when appropriately sourced and implemented. Aside from saving up on raw material costs, establishing recycling facilities or factories might present a good opportunity to generate jobs within a local setting (collecting, handling). The recycling process might also be used as a gateway to lower energy consumption, with some plants eventually generating their own power through specific material transformation techniques (Heat generated power). 

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Spotlight: Arata Isozaki

Japanese architect, teacher, and theorist Arata Isozaki (born 23 July, 1931) helped bring Japanese influence to some of the most prestigious buildings of the 20th century, and continues to work at the highest level today. Initially working in a distinctive form of modernism, Isozaki developed his own thoughts and theories on architecture into a complex style that invokes pure shape and space as much as it evokes post-modern ideas. Highly adaptable and socially concerned, his work has been acclaimed for being sensitive to context while still making statements of its own.

Qatar National Convention Centre. Image © Nelson GarridoD38 Office. Image © Filippo PoliŌita Prefectural Library, 1966, now Ōita Art Plaza. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/kentamabuchi/2937896268'>Flickr user kentamabuchi</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>Mito Art Tower. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mito_Art_Tower.JPG'>Wikimedia user Korall</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>+ 9

Retail Architecture from 100 to 1000 Square Meters: Examples in Plan and Section

As mentioned in our previous article on retail stores under 100 square meters, the spatial distribution of commercial spaces is a determinant for its success. Not only does it address adequate logistics and the circulation of customers, but the variations and innovations that will enable a more efficient and original space.

Below, we've selected projects from our site, with their plan and section, that can help inspire your next project.

Casa K / Alessandro Bulletti Architetti

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Perugia, Italy

Corte Bertesina / traverso-vighy architetti

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2258
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Luce&Light, Mitsubishi Electric, Bevilacqua Marmi srl, Carretta Serramenti, KLH

Design Furniture Store Interniceramiche / Ceschia e Mentil Architetti Associati

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Tolmezzo, Italy

Residential Unit at the Paluzza Inner Service / Ceschia e Mentil Architetti Associati

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Timau, Italy
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Pedrali, Atipico, Austroflam / Stuv

Prix Versailles Celebrates 12 Projects for Their Outstanding Commercial Architecture

The international Prix Versailles Committee has announced the recipients of its annual awards celebrating built commercial architecture. The awards were held at the UNESCO World Headquarters, with recipients hailing from 6 regions around the world. Chaired by the Mayor of Versailles François de Mazières, the international jury included architects Manuelle Gautrand, Toyo Ito, Wang Shu, and acclaimed chef Guy Laroche.

The 12 World Titles are awarded in 4 top categories: stores, shopping malls, hotels and restaurants. The winners were selected from a diverse range of 70 regional winners already present in the ceremony.

Check out the gallery of the 12 winners below:

Chanel (Temporary Store); Amsterdam, Netherlands / MVRDV. Image © MVRDVTokyu Plaza Ginza; Tokyo, Japan / Nikken Sekkei. Image © Koji Fujii, Nacasa & Partners Inc.Lideta Mercato; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Vilalta Arquitectura. Image © VILALTAMar Adentro; San José del Cabo, Mexico / Miguel Ángel Aragonés. Image © Joe Fletcher+ 118

Garage and Utensils’ Depository in Timau / Ceschia e Mentil Architetti Associati

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CTBUH Names Winners of 2016 Tall Building Awards

The Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat have announced the winners of the 15th edition of the CTBUH Tall Building Awards. From over 100 submissions, the best buildings from four regions – the Americas, Asia & Australasia, Europe and Middle East & Africa – were selected, along with recipients of the Urban Habitat Award, the Innovation Award, the Performance Award and the 10 Year Award. The CTBUH will pick a global winner from the regional selections later this year.

The towers were chosen by a panel of architects from world-renowned firms and were judged on every aspect of performance, looking in particular for “those that have the greatest positive impact on the individuals who use these buildings and the cities they inhabit.”

Read on for the list of winners.

Dior Miami Facade / Barbaritobancel Architectes

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Styl Comp

ALLIANZ Tower / Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  81615
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Cricursa

Bozen Waste to Energy Plant / Cl&aa Architects

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  • Architects: Cl&aa Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  24
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

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Hanna Arendt Undergroung School / Cleaa Claudio Lucchin & architetti associati

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Bolzano, Italy
  • Architects: Cleaa
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2030
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

TVZEB Zero Energy Building / traverso-vighy architetti

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Vicenza, Italy

Casa Ceschi / traverso-vighy architetti

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Fortress of Fortezza / Markus Scherer with Walter Dietl

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