CMA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Embodied Carbon Tool Launches at Greenbuild 2019

The free and open-source software aims to help designers, engineers, and clients assess and reduce upfront emissions by comparing similar materials from different suppliers.

Alterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G ARCHITEKTEN

© Aytac Pekdemir © Aytac Pekdemir

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Watcombe Cottage / RX Architects

© Ashley Gendek © Ashley Gendek
  • Architects: RX Architects
  • Location: Flatroper's Wood, Rye TN31, United Kingdom
  • Area: 146.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ashley Gendek

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Beatriz Colomina on Gender, Collaborative Work, and Disease in Architecture

Architecture theorist, historian, and curator Beatriz Colomina talks about our discipline and its difficulty to accept the work as the result of a collaborative effort. When asked about sexism and gender issues within architecture, Colomina broadens the discussion and tackles the historical myth of architecture as the product of one single, brilliant - and always masculine - mind. A fiction that has obscured the role of a number of women, and whole teams, committed to the design process.

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Meditation Space Quincho Moholy / José Peña

© Sebastián Aguilar © Sebastián Aguilar
  • Architects: José Peña
  • Location: Pucón, Araucanía, Chile
  • Area: 42.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Photographs: Sebastián Aguilar
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The Shenzhen & Hong Kong 2019 Bi-City Biennale Reflects on Technology and Urban Life

© SEICHE © SEICHE

Opening in December in Shenzhen, China, the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture (UABB), organized by the cities of Shenzhen and Hong Kong, will discuss the theme of “Urban Interactions”. First to use Facial Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, the public exhibition will test new grounds to reflect on the impact of digital technologies on the urban environment.

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York University Student Centre / CannonDesign

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Cooper Union Launches Digital Archive of Student Work

Courtesy of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Courtesy of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

The Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture has created a new digital archive of student work in a comprehensive online database. As one of the few online collections of a school of architecture's student work, the database represents over eight decades of work, dating from the 1930’s through the present.

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How BIM Can Make Building Renovations and Retrofits More Efficient

Loft Michigan / Vladimir Radutny Architects. Image © Mike Schwartz Photography Loft Michigan / Vladimir Radutny Architects. Image © Mike Schwartz Photography

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an increasingly common acronym among architects. Most offices and professionals are already migrating or planning to switch to this system, which represents digitally the physical and functional characteristics of a building, integrating various information about all components present in a project. Through BIM software it is possible to digitally create one or more accurate virtual models of a building, which provides greater cost control and efficiency in the work. It is also possible to simulate the building, understanding its behavior before the start of construction and supporting the project throughout its phases, including after construction or dismantling and demolition.

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