Category: Design

Construction Processes, Design

Kingswood School Prep School, Pre-Prep and Nursery / Stonewood Design

September 2, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Text description provided by the architects. A New Prep School Building re-accommodates facilities which include classrooms for Years 5 and 6, Music, Art, “STEAM” facilities, and a School Hall. The School also wished to address the demand for Pre-Prep and […]

Construction Processes, Design

Lab design strategies for renovations and adaptive reuse

August 25, 2021

Via: BDCNetwork

New scientific opportunities are creating demand for more and better laboratory space. For academic and teaching institutions, this demand often leads to renovating and expanding existing research labs to accommodate new practices and technology. For private organizations, demand has many […]

Construction Processes, Design

Architecture Billings Index robust growth continues

July 21, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services in June according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for June remained at an elevated level of 57.1 (any score […]

Construction Processes, Design

Using BIM and VDC to defend against poor construction planning

June 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

BIM first entered the scene a few decades ago as a way to help teams better visualize completed projects, coordinate scheduling and finish work faster and more efficiently. It offered a new way to manage project information, strengthen design team […]

Construction Processes, Design, News, Sustainability

Injecting embodied carbon capability into the integrated design and construction process

May 26, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Our clients are increasingly asking us how they can construct a carbon-neutral facility and accounting for the embodied carbon of construction must be part of the equation for any carbon-neutral project. Embodied carbon is defined as the carbon footprint of […]

Construction Processes, Design, News

Materials at the Intersection of Nature, Technology, Art and Architecture

May 25, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Popularly known as the lotus, the aquatic species Nelumbo nucifera has a useful particularity. Its leaves are self-cleaning, or ultra-hydrophobic. This means that no particles of dirt or water adhere to its leaf, which is especially useful in the humid […]

Construction Processes, Design

What is Architecture? According to our Readers

April 14, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Continuing our quest to redefine how architecture is perceived nowadays and exposing the different notions out there, ArchDaily gave space for its users to answer four fundamental questions: “What is architecture? What can architecture do? What is your architectural position? […]

Construction Processes, Design

The More You Understand How Materials Fit and Work, The Better Your Architecture Will Be

April 13, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Incredible lighting, shining finishes, healthy trees, and properly positioned human figures seem to be the perfect kit for a good and traditional image of architecture, which, however, is not always representative of reality or context. We are accustomed to thinking […]

Construction Processes, Design

How the architecture and design community can contribute to the circular economy

April 7, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

In the not-too-distant past, it was common to view materials through a “cradle to grave” lens. Raw materials would be harvested and turned into products, which would then serve a purpose. These products would eventually break, wear out, or go […]

Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

Would You Pay for Virtual Architecture? What the NFT Craze Means for the Future of the Design Profession

April 2, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

If someone tried to sell you a virtual building, would you buy it? That’s right- a virtual building. Not something that will ever be built in the physical world, or something you can occupy, but an image you can look […]