Archinect 2021-01-18T20:23:25-05:00 Cork Trees House by Trama Arquitetos joaomorgado 2021-01-18T18:14:00-05:00 >2021-01-18T18:14:53-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>We were approached by a young family, who has a close relationship with architecture, to develop a project that materialized the DNA of Trama Arquitetos.</p> <p>Furthermore, in addition to a harmonious design, the project should focus on the space details. The intention was to surprise, to integrate the exterior surroundings with the interior environment, to merge spaces and create sensations, without discouraging functionality.&nbsp;</p> <p>CORK TREES HOUSE. The name of the house reflects the fundamental role that the native vegetation played during the project development. The terrain, on a steep slope, is composed of a grove of centuries-old cork oak trees, located on the lowest level. In this context, the house was designed to enjoy the best sun exposure and also the open views over the mountains and valleys of the region. </p> <p>We started from the idea that the floor of the house should be in line with the canopy of cork trees, as if it were a garden that floats on the horizon. </p> <p>Therefore, we designed...</p> Chaptal Residence by Atelier NEA atelierxnea 2021-01-18T17:46:00-05:00 >2021-01-18T17:46:36-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong>Chaptal Residence is located in a historical building in the 9th district of Paris, in the heart of Nouvelle Ath&egrave;nes neighborhood. </strong></p> <p>The late 19th century apartment which remained untouched for more than six decades is a 150m&sup2; property composed of a spacious living room, an open kitchen, two bathrooms, a laundry room, a walk-in wardrobe, two bedrooms and an office space. The apartment was renovated and restored as a contemporary residence while maintaining its authentic features and fabric as the wall and ceiling moldings, the main structural division and its generous height. <br><br>The apartment owner is a young couple that recently moved to Paris from London. Chaptal Residence was renovated in a way to meet their needs - of an active young couple, that loves to host and entertain guests. The layout was organized in a way that preserves their privacy and autonomy while hosting their friends and family. To achieve this, a large storage area was placed between their master be...</p> Get Lectured: Boston Architectural College, Spring '21 Katherine Guimapang 2021-01-18T16:31:00-05:00 >2021-01-18T16:31:56-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College (BAC)</a> announces its Spring 2021 Student Lecture series. Their Spring theme "Just Space" welcomes five speakers whose work in architecture, design advocacy, and urbanism highlights the important conversations relating to social and racial justice needed in academia and professional practice.</p> <p>Archinect's ongoing&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;series features each school's lectured series and their graphic design prowess with eye-catching lecture posters.&nbsp;</p> <p>With many schools holding virtual events, distance is no longer an issue when it comes to hearing from design professionals and academics within the industry. Check back regularly to keep track of upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em></strong><strong><em><a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</em></strong></p> <p>Starting on January 19th through April 8th the BAC welcomes guest lecturers from guests such as Natasha Espada of <a href="" target="_blank">STUDIO EN&Eacute;E architects</a> who will discuss&nbsp;<em><a href="" target="_blank">Performin...</a></em></p> Richard Rogers' first residential building in NYC, No. 33 Park Row, nears completion Alexander Walter 2021-01-18T15:14:00-05:00 >2021-01-18T15:18:17-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Sitting across the street from New York's City Hall Park in the Financial District, the first residential building in NYC designed by <a href="" target="_blank">Richard Rogers</a> and Graham Stirk of <a href="" target="_blank">Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</a>, No. 33 Park Row, is nearing completion. First renderings of the building appeared on Archinect in <a href="" target="_blank">May 2018</a>.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of No. 33 Park Row.</figcaption></figure><p>Developed by Centurion Real Estate Partners and standing 331 feet tall, the 25-story steel-and-glass condo tower with its signature copper screen fins along the exterior will feature 30 residential units.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of No. 33 Park Row.</figcaption></figure><p>Official launch of the building is expected this spring.<br></p> Praga Studios by ADNS architekti 2021-01-18T14:02:00-05:00 >2021-01-18T14:02:51-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Karl&iacute;n district is becoming a phenomenon of Prague, with little exaggeration small &ldquo;Silicon Valley&rdquo;. Top IT companies are looking for new uncommon places for their business in this district. That was the opportunity of our building in the place of the former engineering halls of the Praga factory in Pernerova Street. Praga Studios is part of a complex of three newly designed houses. The complex completes the cross connection of two Karl&iacute;n&acute;s main streets and a new quiet street, cleverly founded in the 1990s by architect Ricardo Bofill, was created.</p> <p>Well-preserved front wall of the original factory building remains the existence of the first-republic industrial character of district. Karl&iacute;n has always looked to the future and to opportunities. It has always been the center of inventors and start-ups in unknown fields. Praga Studios, our office building, stands on the street line and completes a new public space. The plot of land is delimited by a pulsating class, the nearby admini...</p> 2020 Tall Buildings Report: pandemic contributes to decline in completions Alexander Walter 2021-01-18T13:43:00-05:00 >2021-01-18T13:51:15-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat</a> has published its latest annual web report,&nbsp;<em><a href="" target="_blank">Tall Buildings in 2020</a></em>, with plenty of facts and figures on the state of the skyscraper construction industry during a year full of pandemic-related uncertainty. <br></p> <p>With 106 completions of buildings 200 meters and taller in 2020, the number constitutes a 20-percent decline compared to 133 completions in 2019. <br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Completions Timeline. Illustration courtesy of CTBUH.</figcaption></figure><p>While the two tallest buildings completed in 2020 are in New York City (<a href="" target="_blank">Central Park Tower</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">One Vanderbilt</a>), the United States ranks with 10 completed tall buildings only a distant third in both total number of completions as well as sum of heights compared to China (56 completions) and the United Arab Emirates (12 completions, all in Dubai).</p> <p>The ten tallest buildings completed in 2020 are:</p> <ol><li><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Central Park Tower</strong></a>, New York City, United States,<br>98 floors, 472 m / 1,550 ft<br>Design Architect: <a href="" target="_blank">Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>One Vanderbi...</strong></a></li></ol> UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design appoints Mariana Ibañez as new chair Katherine Guimapang 2021-01-18T13:36:00-05:00 >2021-01-18T13:42:59-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Architect, educator, and researcher Mariana Iba&ntilde;ez joins as the new chair and associate professor at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design</a>. She will succeed under <a href="" target="_blank">Heather Roberge</a>'s leadership, who served as associate professor and chair of the department since July 2017.</p> <p>She is a graduate of the <a href="" target="_blank">University of Buenos Aires</a>, where she received her BA in architecture and a Master's of Architecture and Urbanism from the <a href="" target="_blank">Architectural Association</a> in London. Her experiences in academia and professional practice will add to UCLA's passion for research and "critical engagement with the history and theory of architecture and the future contingencies of contemporary culture."</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Strange Weather, 2017 Seoul Biennale of Art and Architecture, Seoul, Korea. Image courtesy of UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Design</figcaption></figure><p>Before her new position as chair, Iba&ntilde;ez taught at <a href="" target="_blank">Harvard GSD</a> for over a decade and most recently taught at <a href="" target="_blank">MIT</a> as Associate Professor of Architecture. She has also held te...</p> “Villa G01” New Generation Luxury Villa by Mask Architects MASKARCHITECTS 2021-01-17T15:34:00-05:00 >2021-01-17T15:34:10-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><em></em>&Ouml;znur P&#305;nar &Ccedil;ER and Danilo PETTA, the founders of Mask Architects designed the &ldquo;Villa G01&rdquo; "Rock and Cave" special, unique luxury villa with panoramic sea view, located in one of the most exclusive areas of Northern Sardinia. The &ldquo;Villa G01&rdquo; villa was designed to ensure the sustainability of the local architectural and material texture of Sardinia, using today's technology with robotic construction technique.</p> <p>&Ouml;znur and Danilo have aimed to ensure the sustainability of the existing texture by combining the inspiration they draw from the architectural texture of Sardinian works of Jacques Couelle with their own architectural style and the birth of this old-new combination with today's technology. Their aim is to realise a design using a local architectural style which is organic, having natural textures, using local materials but not the same used before. The villa designed by them is re-characterised harmoniously with the existing local architecture style using environmental opportun...</p> Half Barn in Hashimoto by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects & Associates RYUICHI ASHIZAWA 2021-01-16T13:48:00-05:00 >2021-01-16T13:48:50-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It is a residential project for a single-family located in rich terrain near the Kinokawa River in Wakayama prefecture that extends from Kino River, with a rich mountain range spreading around. One can feel and experience the harmony prevailing between the persimmon fields along with the farmhouses, private houses, barns, the mountain range, and Kinokawa River, thus creating a very calm scenery.<br></p> <p>It began when the client came across one of RAA&rsquo;s passive residential projects, MA of Wind published in a renowned Japanese architecture magazine. It is then the client got engrossed in RAA&rsquo;s passive design approach which directed them towards us.</p> <p>ENVIRONMENT AND TOPOGRAPHIC RESPONSE</p> <p>This area has a history of being hit by the Kinokawa River, thus causing the drowning of the surrounding private houses till the first-floor level. Therefore, the main living room&rsquo;s level designed was above the assumed level of inundation. However, instead of simply raising the floor level, we created topographi...</p> Wu Duo Menswear by CROX 琮然林 2021-01-16T13:47:00-05:00 >2021-01-16T13:47:59-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In a day, when sun rises and sets down, a man's work and life is constantly switching, so his sense and sensibility. Based on the brand's duality, CROX designs a &ldquo;No or Less&rdquo; space , as Wu and Duo the store name stands for.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dynamic and Static<br>In the beginning of the design, we hope to present the time and space comparison within: Firstly, we distribute the store into two visualization and divide the whole space into two halves, the front is the clothing display place, on the back is the service counter area. In order to make the dynamic visual more prominent, our design in the exhibition area breaks the general middle island clothing store display, taking the concept of overhauling the hanger into the air. This setting can be moved randomly, suggesting and guiding people to choose and walk freely; on the back the service counter we create a comfortable place, experiencing like family reunion. The fitting room is as twice large as the traditional one, presenting an elegant and static...</p> The Jeffrey Fine (C'76, MArch'78) and Andrea Katz Lecture: Jeanne Gang Weitzman 2021-01-15T20:36:00-05:00 >2021-01-15T20:36:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is the founding principal and partner of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a>, an international architecture and urban design practice headquartered in Chicago. Known for an inquisitive, forward-looking approach to design that unfolds new technical and material possibilities and expands the active role of designers in society, she creates striking places that connect people with each other, their communities, and the environment.</p> <p>Her studio&rsquo;s diverse, award-winning work includes major projects throughout the Americas and Europe, ranging from community-centered cultural institutions like Writers Theatre to public projects that connect citizens with ecology, such as the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, and high-rise towers that foster community, including Aqua Tower. Ongoing projects include an expansion to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City; a new United States Embassy in Bras&iacute;lia; the University of Chicago&rsquo;s European hub for study and research in Paris; a unified...</p> Get Lectured: University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Spring '21 Katherine Guimapang 2021-01-15T19:29:00-05:00 >2021-01-17T12:46:06-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>For their virtual lecture series, the <a href="" target="_blank">University of Nebraska - Lincoln</a>&nbsp;has focused their Spring semester lectures on "Building Justice- Design and Planning for a Just Society."&nbsp;</p> <p>Archinect's ongoing&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;compilation features each school's lecture series and their communication design prowess with graphic lecture posters.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em></strong><a target="_blank"><strong><em></em></strong></a>.</p> <p>At&nbsp;the university, the Hyde Lecture "is a long-standing endowed program within UNL&rsquo;s College of Architecture [...] To confront it, the 20-21 Hyde Lecture Series brings lecturers who believe that design and planning should be explicitly engaged with fostering a just society. Doing so is an act of hope requiring, not only, an awareness of true inequity, but also a compulsion to refute it in its many forms."</p> <p>During their 2021 Hyde Lecture Series and continuing from their Fall series the school has planned 2 lunch and learns followed by 2 Hyde Lec...</p> From the studios: 10 architectural student projects for your Friday inspiration Alexander Walter 2021-01-15T17:22:00-05:00 >2021-01-18T13:43:02-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding student projects on various Archinect <a href="" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="" target="_blank">Student Work</a></em>.</p> <p><strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Museum of London</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Xiaonan Yang</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Re-Urban: Multi-Family Modular Housing</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Raphael Montoya</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Resurrecting Rander</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Kartik Shah</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Interior Troposphere</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Marques Fallejo</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">CORPORATE URBANISM: TIME FRAMING OF CYBERNETIC CITY_ NEO-SUWON-SAMSUNG</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Rico Kwok</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Stripscape</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Ching Huen Leung </a>with <a href="" target="_blank">Margaret Mary Frank</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">light instrument</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Xinzhi Chang</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Spatial Implications of COVID-19</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Christina Brown </a>with professor Nida Rehman<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Un-massed Monument</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Ngoc Ma</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p> <p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p> <p>Simply upload your work as a <em>Projec...</em></p> ​Glacier Eye Clinic - Addition by Cushing Terrell Cushing Terrell 2021-01-15T17:12:00-05:00 >2021-01-15T17:12:34-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Glacier Eye Clinic is a 29,000 sq. ft. building composed on a naturally sloping site, oriented to take full advantage of the views of Glacier National Park. The grand lobby was designed to capture an abundance of natural light and create a focal point and main entry that serves as a way finding destination throughout the large facility.</p> <p>Comprising exam rooms, surgical areas, optical retail area, and a brand-new addition to accommodate LASIK eye surgery, the clinic offers an &ldquo;all-in-one,&rdquo; specialized experience. The lobby, state-of-the art equipment, exam and surgery rooms complement the expertise of the staff and result in the client&rsquo;s goal for a high-tech, patient-centered, welcoming design. </p> Blanton Museum of Art: Snøhetta-designed New Grounds Initiative unveiled Alexander Walter 2021-01-15T13:45:00-05:00 >2021-01-18T13:43:05-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin is planning a $35 million campus redesign led by the firm Snohetta. It will feature architectural and landscaping improvements throughout the museum&rsquo;s 200,000-square-foot grounds like a dramatic biomorphic canopy redefining the entrance plaza as well as a public mural commission by the Cuban-American painter Carmen Herrera.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>View of the Mari and James A. Michener Gallery Building, featuring the Moody Patio, Carmen Herrera mural, and inverted vault at the gallery entrance. Image courtesy of Blanton Museum of Art.</figcaption></figure><p>A virtual groundbreaking celebration will take place on February 18 with completion of the <a href="" target="_blank">$35 million initiative</a> expected in late 2022. <br></p> Danxia World Heritage Gateway by West-line Studio West-line Studio 2021-01-15T13:26:00-05:00 >2021-01-15T13:26:25-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong>Chishui Danxia World Natural Heritage Visitor Center</strong></p> <p>The visitor center welcomes to the core scenic spot of the Danxia World Natural Heritage Site in Chishui region, a popular tourist attraction characterized by a unique red rock landscape, created by reddish accumulation of sandstone. Chishui Danxia landform has been recognized World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2010.</p> <p>The center includes the basic facilities for tourists and is located at the very entrance of the scenic area, in a V-shaped canyon, 6m width at its narrowest point. The valley is surrounded by a stunning landscape: bright red cliffs, peaks and streams on the North and a red Danxia stone arch-shaped cave facing West. The natural cave introduces visitors to the spectacular Danxia landscape, where locals used to offer sacrifices to heaven and earth and worship Buddha. The system of steps and the building shape aim to highlight the ritual importance of the site. &nbsp; </p> <p>The building on the southern side is composed by ...</p> Virtually tour Egypt's most important archeological sites with new Google Arts & Culture offering Sean Joyner 2021-01-15T13:03:00-05:00 >2021-01-15T13:03:38-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;From Pharaonic tombs, to Mamluk mosques, and from Coptic monasteries to Roman villas,&rdquo; you can now take online tours of Egypt's most important archaeological sites. The Google Arts &amp; Culture organisation has teamed up to create the digital platform 'Preserving Egypt&rsquo;s Layered History' with archaeologists at the American Research Centre in Cairo revealing &ldquo;stories of the restoration of diverse locations around Egypt&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em><a href="" target="_blank">Preserving Egypt's Layered History</a></em> offers more than 35 online sections covering topics such as "the conservation of the monastery of St. Anthony, an ancient Coptic church located 334km southeast of Cairo," and much more. Visitors can explore the mosque of Aslam al-Shilahdar, which was built in 1344 and can even tour the tomb of a high-ranking official named Menna, who lived 3,000 years ago.</p> Powerhouse Company's "Paper Roof" reception center has been completed in Tianjin, China Sean Joyner 2021-01-15T12:26:00-05:00 >2021-01-18T07:49:42-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Powerhouse Company</a>'s "Paper Roof," the new design for a reception center in Tianjin, China has been completed. The form is a transparent glass block topped by a light sweeping roof inspired by traditional Chinese architecture.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Weiqi Jin</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Weiqi Jin</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo by Weiqi Jin</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The roof raises 18.5 meters at its highest point with a surface measurement of 30 meters x 50 meters. The canopy is made from powder-coated steel, colored a tone intended to mimic the sky.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Weiqi Jin</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo by Weiqi Jin</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Inside the pavilion, a large atrium offers panoramic views of the surrounding lake and gardens. The second floor includes offices and a viewing balcony in addition to seating areas for small and large gatherings.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Weiqi Jin</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Weiqi Jin</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo by Weiqi Jin</figcaption></figure></figure> Work from anywhere — here are 8 featured remote job opportunities for architects Katherine Guimapang 2021-01-15T09:09:00-05:00 >2021-01-15T20:05:59-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Working remotely is nothing new. With the pandemic changing the way firms and studios continue to navigate COVID-19, however, working remotely is still a requirement for most, and will continue after the pandemic for some.</p> <p>As projects continue to move forward, firms have adopted safe work practices to keep their teams connected and motivated. <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs</a>, the industry's go-to source for <a href="" target="_blank">job seekers</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">hiring firms</a>, has seen an uptick in jobs specifically for remote workers. This week, Archinect features a selection of eight firms currently offering full-time and part-time remote working positions.</p> <p>Stay sharp during your job search&nbsp;&mdash; for architecture employment and professional practice related news and resources, check out our&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Tips</a>&nbsp;section that highlights tips for keeping remote working situations efficient and productive. From&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">maintaining virtual communication</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">personal wellbeing</a>, Archinect has you covered.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Arkansas River Valley Home. Image courtesy of Land + Shelt...</figcaption></figure> New architecture and design competitions: creative awards, Shanghai toys, rammed earth, and a Women's House in Senegal Alexander Walter 2021-01-14T16:34:00-05:00 >2021-01-14T16:34:55-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>With the new year upon us, it's time to flex those creative muscles again and consider participating in one, or two if you will, design competitions.&nbsp;</p><p>For 2021's first <a href="" target="_blank">curated picks</a> of architecture and design competitions listed on Bustler, we have selected four challenges calling for fresh examples of global design excellence, product ideas promoting Shanghai, rammed-earth house designs in Slovenia, and plans for a Women's House in rural Senegal.</p><p>For the complete directory of newly listed competitions click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.<br></p> Backyard Rental Home by Cover Cover Technologies, Inc. 2021-01-14T16:33:00-05:00 >2021-01-14T16:33:57-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Cover designs, manufactures, and installs custom backyard living spaces built from Cover's proprietary prefabricated panelized building system. This 660 square foot backyard home is comprised of a single open living space with integrated cabinetry and shelving, and a separate bedroom, office, and bathroom.<br></p> <p>You can read the full-story on <a href="" target="_blank">Dwell</a> or <a href="" target="_blank">Surface Magazine.</a></p> The Lookout by Hybrid ARC alexherbig 2021-01-14T16:31:00-05:00 >2021-01-14T16:31:47-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Transforming a steep and modest residential lot into a shared residential space, The Lookout is a unique yet simplistic private residence located in Seattle. Elevated for a larger "treehouse" feel and with access to both street and alley, the modern home provides both a lightness and flexibility in its construction. Hybrid Architecture's development, design, and build for the site worked around preserving a beautiful cherry tree to the lot, which provides economic, social, and environmental value to the space.&nbsp;</p> Steel Stacks by Hybrid ARC alexherbig 2021-01-14T16:31:00-05:00 >2021-01-14T16:31:25-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Revamping a commercial lot into four spacious homes and a retail space, Steel Stacks in Seattle embodies a new sense of community. Providing a suburban feel in an urban context, the homes include porches, backyards, and flexible floor plans that provide a comfortable and attainable living experience in a rapidly evolving city. With the living room at the top level to optimize light and views as well as access to a rooftop deck, the homes combine density with good design. The corten cladding on the exterior is a nod to the Nucor steel plant only half a mile away, honoring the neighborhood's history and industrial roots.&nbsp;</p> Brief summer season allows construction on British Antarctic Survey's new Discovery Building Alexander Walter 2021-01-14T13:53:00-05:00 >2021-01-15T12:16:05-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The next stage of building a scientific support facility in Antarctica begins this week [...] A 20 person-plus team from BAS construction partners BAM, Ramboll and Sweco is working on the second season of building the cutting-edge science and operations building. Construction can only take place during a short window during the Antarctic summer months, avoiding the harsh, dark winter.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> PARTISANS opens new 11,000 sf studio in Toronto Sean Joyner 2021-01-14T13:32:00-05:00 >2021-01-14T13:42:25-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Located in Toronto&rsquo;s west end in the Geary Corridor, <a href="" target="_blank">PARTISANS</a>&rsquo; new studio space spans a single-level and covers 11,000 square feet, providing ample room for the practice to grow to over 100 team members. The group took a collective approach in designing the new space, pulling from their community of architects, interior designers, researchers, and other professionals.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo by Thomas Bollmann.</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The original space was a former gear and machine factory and is located in Toronto's old industrial neighborhood, now an area with a thriving arts and music scene, along with some of Toronto's newest restaurants, bars, and breweries.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo by Thomas Bollmann.</figcaption></figure></figure><p>In addition to four meeting rooms, and 40 desks, an additional 1,500 sq ft is dedicated to the workshop -- a space for research and in-house development, including a 3D printing room and archive and material library.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo by Thomas Bollmann.</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Social space was an important aspect of the design, introduced to facilitate group brainstorms an...</p> With an All-New Urban Design Category, the AZ Awards Kicks Off a New Decade. Now’s the Time to Submit your Best Work. Sponsor 2021-01-14T13:19:00-05:00 >2021-01-14T13:21:43-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong>This post is sponsored by <a href="" target="_blank">Azure Magazine</a></strong></p> <p>The AZ Awards has been recognizing excellence in design and architecture across the world for over a decade now. Since AZURE debuted the AZ Awards in 2011, the program has grown in size, scope, and momentum to be internationally recognized for its influence in the global design and architecture spheres. The 2021 edition of the AZ Awards adds the completely new category of Urban Design, encouraging developers to submit their projects.</p> <p>The awards program welcomes submissions until February 25 and promises to attract entries from some of the most forward-thinking firms from all corners of the globe.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>2020 Winner - Studio Lotus: Krushi Bhawan, Bhubaneswar, India / Winner and People's Choice &ndash; Social Good</figcaption></figure><p>In 2020 &ndash; the AZ Awards&rsquo; 10th anniversary &ndash; the program received projects from over 1,200 architects, landscape architects, product designers, interior designers, students, and manufacturers from 47 countries. Out of that unprecedented number, the ...</p> Archinect's Must-Follow Architecture Firms on Instagram for 2021 Katherine Guimapang 2021-01-14T12:55:00-05:00 >2021-01-15T20:06:02-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As we look back on the year, there were plenty of things that made days challenging. Social media took the reins as the public turned to these platforms for entertainment and reflection. While the amount of time spent on these apps has also sparked controversy and discourse, many architects, design professionals, students, and architecture enthusiasts helped make the days a bit more bearable.</p> <p>From beautiful project images, works in progress, and informative posts that addressed architecture's social and political realities, below are firm and studio Instagram profiles to keep an eye on as 2021 kicks off.</p> <p>*Profiles are listed in no particular order.</p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">WeShouldDoItAll</a> for keeping us socially aware and spatially curious.</strong><br><strong>More at </strong><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>@weshoulddoitall</strong></a></p> <a href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a><a href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by WSDIA | WeShouldDoItAll (@weshoulddoitall)</a><br><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Cohesion Studio</a> for their blend of textures, materials, and interior spaces.</strong><br><strong>More at </strong><a href="" target="_blank"><strong></strong></a></p> <a href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram ...</a> Brooklyn-based Almost Studio designs 1,500 sf boutique for fashion designer Sandy Liang Sean Joyner 2021-01-14T12:24:00-05:00 >2021-01-15T10:55:47-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Brooklyn-based architectural firm&nbsp;<a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Almost Studio</a>&nbsp;has designed the 1,500-square-foot flagship boutique for the popular emerging fashion designer&nbsp;<a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Sandy Liang</a>. It is due to open in December of this year.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>The space sits on the ground level of a five-story brick building built in 1900 and was previously occupied by a laundromat. Almost Studio patched and sealed the original concrete floor, replaced the ceiling for new HVAC, and framed the glass storefront with stainless steel, introducing a fresh feel to the long linear retail space.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>Almost Studio co-founder Anthony Gagliardi explained, in a statement, the team's primary design challenge was to "generate a spatial logic that allowed the store to feel cohesive, while also inserting an enfilade of individualized areas within the irregular and narrow space."</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>Upon entry, visitors are greeted by the boutique's shopping area, which stretches roughly 60-feet in length. Next comes the point of sale, then dressing rooms and bathrooms, and finally ...</p> AIA's political action committee has paused all activities and contributions indefinitely Sean Joyner 2021-01-14T11:13:00-05:00 >2021-01-14T17:24:12-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The AIA <a href="" target="_blank">announced yesterday</a> that ArchiPAC (the <a href="" target="_blank">AIA</a>'s political action committee) had "paused all PAC activities and contributions indefinitely, pending further review of the political situation and to enable the development of protocols to address this and future events aimed to undermine American Voters." The rest of the statement reads:</p> <p><em>AIA is taking these steps as a direct result of the inflamed rhetoric and violence that preceded last week&rsquo;s Congressional vote to certify the election of President-Elect Joe Biden.</em></p> <p><em>ArchiPAC was founded 40 years ago to further amplify the voice of architects to Congressional policymakers. ArchiPAC is bipartisan and supports candidates from both political parties who value policies supporting the built environment and advocate for solutions to issues architects face in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of people.</em></p> <p><em>AIA remains a bipartisan organization and ArchiPAC is supported solely by the voluntary contributions of AIA members. Its disburs...</em></p> Magic Bar Designed by GB SPACE in Beijing by GB Space Jean-Pierre Heim 2021-01-13T23:42:00-05:00 >2021-01-13T23:42:30-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong>A Brief Excursion into a Medieval Magician's House to Grab an Alcoholic Concoction of Conjuring Tricks</strong></p> <p><strong>Magic bar</strong>&nbsp;is a bar designed by&nbsp;<strong>GB SPACE</strong>&nbsp;with unique experience of close-up magic performance. This project is located at<strong>&nbsp;<strong>E158, Block E, Zhongjun World City, Jinhui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing</strong></strong>. The total area of the project is 103 square meters.&nbsp;In this project, inspired by &nbsp;immersive theatre , the designer integrates the scene design and divides&nbsp;the whole space into several indoor living &nbsp;scenes, creating&nbsp;<strong>a medieval &ldquo;magician&rsquo;s house&rdquo;</strong>, where people are &nbsp;fully involved in the life of this medieval magician and immersed in an atmosphere which is completely different from the outside world. </p> <p>The scenes in the space chiefly comprise the&nbsp;<strong>corridor scenes</strong>&nbsp;on the facade,&nbsp;the&nbsp;<strong>dinning scenes</strong>&nbsp;at the entrance,&nbsp;the&nbsp;<strong>living room scenes</strong>&nbsp;at the bar area and the<strong>&nbsp;study room scenes&nbsp;</strong>at the performance area.&nbsp; </p> <p>The designers design the reflection installation at each scene, and creates the restauran...</p>