Aesthetics and Durability: Ideas for Exterior Cladding

The backyards, outdoor areas usually located at the back of the lot, are spaces dedicated to rest, entertainment and family interaction. Its setting is essential to guarantee the warmth and comfort we seek in our homes. At the same time, as they are areas exposed to rain, sun and, sometimes, snow, they also need to have resistant, durable and easy-to-maintain materials.

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Architecture Classics: Aeronautics Technical Center / Oscar Niemeyer

Although little known, the Aeronautics Technical Center (CTA, current Department of Aerospace Science and Technology - DCTA) in São José dos Campos can be considered one of the largest and most relevant works by architect Oscar Niemeyer before Brasilia. It is his first project executed in São Paulo.

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Lessons of Troglodyte Living: What Caves Can Teach Us About Sustainable Design

Contemporary architecture's approach to space is fairly linear: enveloping a specified volume within some form of material construct. But if we take a look at humanity's first intentional dwellings, it becomes clear that they were much less premeditated.

Rather than manmade areas to be furnished with pride, our earliest homes were naturally occurring cave lairs that offered hunter-gatherers temporary protection from the elements and potential predators. It wasn't until the appearance of agriculture that our ancestors took permanent, built residences. To this day, troglodytism — or cave living — continues to be connected to ideas of societal disassociation and a hermetic desire to exist outside of orthodox architectural norms. And yet, from Northern China to Western France and Central Turkey, hundreds of millions of people still choose to spend their lives at least partially underground.

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In the Tidal Wave’s Shadow: Navigating The Metaverse

This article is the first in a series focusing on the Architecture of the Metaverse. ArchDaily has collaborated with John Marx, AIA, the founding design principal and Chief Artistic Officer of Form4 Architecture, to bring you monthly articles that seek to define the Metaverse, convey the potential of this new realm as well as understand its constraints.

The Metaverse is currently hard to define. Try to think of it as the bringing together of the abundance of virtual communities we have created over the years on Facebook with the enormous range of leisure opportunities akin to shopping on Amazon. Yet, the Metaverse goes far beyond this and makes a new type of landscape possible by playing on the very qualities of placemaking we know from the cities, towns, and villages we inhabit worldwide. The Metaverse is a transactional space, and perhaps above all an experiential space where unexpected events take place and, importantly, shared events are enjoyed on an individual and communal basis.

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Loft / Kilo / Honc

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Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Architects: Kilo / Honc
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  52
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2022
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Berker, Element, Ligne Roset, Mawa Design, Osmont

The Break Residence / MU Architecture

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Saint-Hippolyte, Canada
  • Architects: MU Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  6700 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2022
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Savaria, Element de Base

IK Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro + Kids Design Labo

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Harrierfall Hostel / DL Atelier

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Beijing, China
  • Architects: DL Atelier
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  207
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Armstrong, LG

Last Week to Vote for the 2023 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards Finalists

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Sunrise Studio / Bark Design Architects

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Brisbane, Australia
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  110
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2022

The Circus House / CUBO Design Architect

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Chiba, Japan

PMV House / Grupo Eisen

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La Calera, Argentina
  • Architects: Grupo Eisen
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  250
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2022

House of Toninhas / 24 7 Arquitetura

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Ubatuba, Brazil
  • Architects: 24 7 Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  511
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020

Wattens Workshops 1st Extension / obermoser + partner architekten + Schlögl & Süb Architekten

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A Smaller Splash! / Studio Pachón-Paredes

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  140
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2023

Suspended House / fala

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Cortesia de fala

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Porto, Portugal
  • Architects: fala
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  270
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019

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