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20 Times Architecture Sheltered Animals, Not Humans

Architecture may have its roots in sheltering humans from the elements, but that is not to say that architecture is for humans alone. Around the world, there are numerous examples of buildings and shelters designed by architects for other species. Some of these can be whimsical, such as the Dogchitecture exhibit by 10 Mexican architecture firms back in 2013, or the series of BowWow Haus kennels designed by over 80 architects back in 2017, including Zaha Hadid Architects. But others are designed for a more direct impact.

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Digital Woodworking: Creating Structures, Furniture, and Surfaces Using CNC

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The automation of architectural design and rendering has been further accelerated by digital production tools. Tools such as 3D printers, assembly robots, and laser cutters, have all but perfected the design and construction process and have proven essential in optimizing resources, improving precision, and increasing control of the process.

In woodworking, the most frequently used digital production tools are milling machines or CNC (computer numerical control) routers. These tools facilitate the rendering of 2D vectoral drawings and 3D models, codifying them into instructions for the machine to follow and execute. Through this process, which starts with digital archives (typically created using design software widely known as AutoCad), milling machines and CNC routers can rapidly and precisely cut wood, producing ready to assemble pieces.

Spotlight: Peter Zumthor

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The Therme Vals. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Known for his sensuous materiality and attention to place, 2009 Pritzker Laureate Peter Zumthor (born April 26, 1943) is one the most revered architects of the 21st century. Shooting to fame on the back of The Therme Vals and Kunsthaus Bregenz, completed just a year apart in 1996 and 1997, his work privileges the experiential qualities of individual buildings over the technological, cultural and theoretical focus often favored by his contemporaries.

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Komorebi House / DRAA

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  • Architects: DRAA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  168
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019

Aviary and Stable Park El Encanto / DRAA

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  • Architects: DRAA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  2045 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019

Charred Cabin / DRAA

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Olmué, Chile
  • Architects: DRAA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  15
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2014

Shangri-la Cabin / DRAA + Magdalena Besomi

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  • Architects: DRAA, Magdalena Besomi
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  45
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2016

La Dacha Mountain Hut / DRAA

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Las Trancas, Chile
  • Architects: DRAA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  140
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  INGEPANEL

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.

VPVC Office / DRAA

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  • Architects: DRAA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2014
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Ignisterra
  • Professionals : FyG

Termas Geométricas Hot Springs Complex / Germán del Sol

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Coñaripe, Chile
  • Architects: Germán del Sol
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1280
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2009
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Sherwin-Williams, Asfaltos Chile, Cbb ReadyMix, Chilcorrofin, Codelpa
  • Professionals : Francisco Cervantes.

Puritama Thermal Bath / Germán del Sol

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • Architects: Germán del Sol
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1190
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2000
  • Professionals : Salfa S.A.

La Leonera Mountain Retreat / DRAA

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Santiago, Chile
  • Architects: DRAA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2014
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Cintac®, HA, RAFCON
  • Professionals : ARBEC, Handitu ltda

House at Punta Chilen / dRN Architects

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  • Architects: dRN Arquitectos: dRN Arquitectos - Nicolás del Rio – Max Núñez
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  276
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2009

Los Molles House / Oltmann Ahlers W. + Oltmann Ahlers G. + dRN Arquitectos

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Zapallar, Chile