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Learn Revit BIM with this Free Online Introductory Course

We have all heard the term BIM within the fields of architecture and construction. But have you ever wondered why its use has grown so much in recent years? The BIM (Building Information Modeling) methodology has simplified the work of the different actors in the world of architecture and construction; it not only facilitates the design process but also simplifies the general analysis of the building, minimizing errors.

Thanks to the BIM methodology, it is possible to work collaboratively and maximize efficiency in the management and administration of projects of any size. Architects and engineers work with parametric plans and models, called 3D smart objects.

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Spotlight: Toyo Ito

As one of the leading architects of Japan‘s increasingly highly-regarded architecture culture, 2013 Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito (born June 1, 1941) has defined his career by combining elements of minimalism with an embrace of technology, in a way that merges both traditional and contemporary elements of Japanese culture.

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Room in the City / 51N4E

The client, a family of 5, lives in an archetypical row house on a dense plot in the historic centre of Leuven. 

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YACademy Students’ Collaboration with Carlo Ratti in Design of “The Mile” Skyscraper

The launch of the 2020 educational offer of YACademy is the right moment to narrate some of the experiences the students had before starting their collaborations with the main characters of the contemporary architectural world. Namely, some designers attending the course in Architecture for Exhibition in 2018 had the opportunity to support the design team of Carlo Ratti Associati to refine the project for “The Mile”, an innovative project for a mile-tall skyscraper.

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Oikumene Church / TSDS Interior Architect

The establishment of Oikumene Church was due to the urgency to accommodate the needs of Christian worship place for the plantation employees and locals nearby. This project is a part of the CSR Programme (Corporate Social Responsibility) from PT. KMS, a company that work in plantation field. The Church is located in the highest altitude and East – West orientation.

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The Pavilion / Feldman Architecture

When our clients purchased a stunning lot nestled among the hills above San Jose, they dreamed of an equally stunning structure that sat lightly on the dramatic hill slope. The original building had burned down some years before, leaving behind its foundation and an unnaturally flat plot cut into the hillside 

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Clock Museum Of the Cultural Revolution / Jiakun Architects

The museum is sited in an abandoned site within the commercial heart, and the design concept was inspired by the relationship between culture and economy.

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Baisha Old Town Retreat / Atelier8 + Atelier GOM

Baisha Old town in Yunnan province is a small village part of Lijiang well known for its Jade Dragon Snow Mountain range. It is still the most legit old town in Lijiang. The typical wood and mud brick houses welcome the visitor to discover the ancient life of the village. 

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Johannes House Extension / MADAM architectuur

The existing house in the middle of the fields is very charming. It’s architecture does not interact with it’s context so it seems as if the house accidentally ended up there.

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Climate Change and the Arrival of the Baseless House

Like most of you, I have spent the last two months quarantined. I’m a bit embarrassed to say it, but just as nobility fled the cities during the plagues of the Middle Ages, we’ve been lucky enough to escape densely populated Boston, a hotpot for the pandemic, and spend our days along the shore in Marshfield, a small town about 45 minutes south, where we have a weekend house. I must constantly remind myself that it could be far worse.

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