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Health Care Facility Josefhof / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

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Graz, Austria

Copper Cladding: A Glittering Room With Baroque Twists

This renovation project by Peter Ebner and friends ZT GmbH is about the history of a place and changing tastes and times. It is about not needing a large scale to radically improve the space around. It is about the beauty and character of the city with its reflected sparkling life, gloomy evening sky, raindrops and lights of passing cars. It is about people who are mostly in a hurry, but who still sometimes stop for a few seconds to take note of a special, glittering room.

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Gestüthalle - The Hidden Treasure / PETER EBNER and friends ZT GmbH

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Residential  · 
Nonntal, Austria

C&P Corporate Headquarters / INNOCAD

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  • Architects: INNOCAD
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2465.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

To Design for the Elderly, Don't Look to the Past

When the world undergoes major changes (be it social, economic, technological, or political), the world of architecture needs to adapt alongside. Changes in government policy, for example, can bring about new opportunities for design to thrive, such as the influx of high-quality social housing currently being designed throughout London. Technological advances are easier to notice, but societal changes have just as much impact upon the architecture industry and the buildings we design.

Dominique Coulon & associés. Image © Eugeni Pons The Architect / LEVS architecten. Image © Marcel van der Burg, via Matthew Usher  Senior Center of Guangxi / Atelier Alter. Image Courtesy of Atelier Alter, via Matthew Usher Pilgrim Gardens / PRP . Image © Tim Crocker, via Matthew Usher + 33

History Museum Graz / INNOCAD

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Refurbishment  · 
Graz, Austria
  • Architects: INNOCAD
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 832.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

STABILO cube / mvm+starke architekten

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Offices  · 
Heroldsberg, Germany

Waiting Rooms, Reception Areas, & Courtyards: 43 Notable Examples of Hospital Architecture

© Tiago Casanova © Andrés Valbuena © Neave Bozorgi © JUNGLIM Architecture + 44

Hospitals and projects related to healthcare must follow specific guidelines based on the rules and regulations of their country. These standards help us to design complex spaces, such as those located in areas of surgery, hospitalization, diagnostics, laboratories, and including areas and circulations that are clean, dirty, restricted or public, which create a properly functioning building.

There are a few spaces that we, as architects, can develop with great ease and freedom of design: waiting rooms, reception areas, and outdoor spaces. These are spaces where architects can express the character of the hospital. To jump-start you into this process, we have selected 43 projects that show us how creativity and quality of a space go hand-in-hand with functionality. 

Cultural Centers: 50 Examples in Plan and Section

How many times have you been faced with the challenge of designing a cultural center? While this may seem like quite a feat, many architects have had to design a program that blends a community center with culture.

Among the projects published on our site, we have found numerous examples that highlight different responses, from flexible configurations to sites that prioritize central gathering areas for citizens and activities. See our series of 50 community centers and their plans and sections below.

How To Design for Senior Citizens

The population’s aging phenomenon is occurring worldwide. We say phenomenon because all population pyramids are reversing, which means birth rates are steadily decreasing over the years, and at the same time, life expectancy has been increasing. Thus, the elderly population is growing at a faster rate than children.

According to IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), in 2017 there were more than 30 million people over the age of 60 in Brazil (14.6% of the population). To understand this growing demographic, let's take a look at other countries' statistics. Mexico's total population is about 28 million, the size of Australia's and New Zealand's combined population. We are talking about a demographic the size of a country. 

House P / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten

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Houses  · 

15 Facades That Push Conventional Limits: The Best Photos of the Week

© Hiroyuki Oki © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Peter Bennetts © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti + 15

New technological developments in construction have given architects great freedom when designing. Innovations in construction materials and their properties allow for the creation of increasingly original and surprising facades. The buildings constructed as a result can even inspire people to travel thousands of kilometers just to see these masterpieces. This week, we present 15 of most ground-breaking facades through photos by prominent photographers such as Paul Ott, Peter Bennetts and Laurian Ghinitoiu.

Residential Care Home Andritz / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

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retirement  · 
Graz, Austria

2015 LEAF Awards Announced

Overall Winner: Ribbon Chapel / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd. Image Courtesy of LEAF International
Overall Winner: Ribbon Chapel / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd. Image Courtesy of LEAF International

The winners of the 2015 LEAF Awards have been announced. Founded in 2001, the awards ceremony honors innovative architecture projects in 13 different categories dedicated to various aspects of building, including best façade design and engineering, best future building, and public building of the year.

Find out which projects won the awards, after the break.

Nursing and Retirement Home / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

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retirement  · 
Leoben, Austria
  • Architects: Dietger Wissounig Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3024.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Ballhaus / HoG Architektur

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Apartments  · 
Graz, Austria
  • Architects: HoG Architektur
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2307.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

ÖBB Headquarters / INNOCAD Architecture

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Vienna, Austria
  • Architects: INNOCAD Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 30000.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Chapel Maria Magdalena / Sacher.Locicero.Architectes

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Chapel  · 
Zollfeld, Austria
  • Architects: Sacher.Locicero.Architectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 27.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014