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Construction Techniques

The Promise of Accessibility: Can Modular Systems Contribute to Democratizing the Design Process?

April 18, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

At the dawn of Modernism, in the fervent search for innovative, efficient, and cost-effective building systems, the idea of modular construction offered the promise of exactly that: an industrialized system comprised of ready-to-assemble elements, easily configured, cost-effective, and quality-controlled. While […]


Construction Processes, Design

Facades in the Circular Economy: Design for Disassembly

March 11, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

The principles of the circular economy have been most influential and applicable to the construction industry. Emphasizing the efficient use of resources, models around reuse and recycling of components and materials are increasingly being pioneered by global architecture practices. The […]


Construction Processes, Design

How Can Architecture be Designed to Reflect Human Behavior?

February 12, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Architecture is the design of spaces for human occupation. Despite architects’ skill in designing spaces to influence human behavior there often is a shortfall in anticipating and reacting to occupants’ behavior. To create environments that boost well-being, productivity, and social […]


Construction Processes, Design

Healing Architecture for Care and Recovery: Iconic Design with Colorful Concepts

February 8, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

The influence of design on our physical and mental health has been largely explored in various contexts, ranging from spatial configuration to furniture. The topic has gained notoriety due to the growing awareness of human well-being, especially in recent times. […]


Construction Processes, Design

Water in Public Spaces: 15 Urban Projects That Incorporate Water Resources in Their Designs

January 17, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Water is indispensable for all forms of life on Earth, as it plays a vital role in maintaining biological processes, supporting ecosystems, and contributing to human well-being. Additionally, water holds cultural significance in many societies, being associated with rituals and […]


Construction Processes, Design

Bruno Stagno: “To Design Tropical Urbanism and Architecture, the first step is a Change of Attitude”

January 3, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Bruno Stagno from Costa Rica not only reflects on how responses to the environment can be the main foundation for the inspiration and identity of architecture but also suggests going a step further, envisioning architecture for an entire latitude. We […]


Construction Processes, Design

The Bridge Between Conceptual Design and BIM: A Real-Time Collaborative Platform to Optimize Building Design

December 15, 2023

Via: ArchDaily

In the ever-changing world of design and construction, the tools at architects’ disposal have remained the same for decades. With its ability to deeply understand how architects design, Snaptrude has emerged as a collaborative 3D building design tool that incorporates […]


Construction Processes, Design

Architecture Billings April Drop Shows Tough Design Environment

May 26, 2023

Via: ENR

The American Institute of Architects/Deltek Architecture Billings Index score decreased from 50.4 in March to 48.5 in April, with any score below 50 indicating a decrease in billings in the on-the-boards survey of more than 100 AIA member firms. The […]


Construction Processes, Design

The Daylighting Design and Solutions Introduction Guide for 2023

March 17, 2023

Via: gb&d magazine

Welcoming light into buildings diminishes the need for artificial lighting during the day and creates a positive working atmosphere for productivity and uplifted spirits. With the implementation of the right technologies for the space, daylighting is significantly cost-effective and a […]


Construction Processes, Design

Innovative Natural Light: How Daylighting Improves Projects

February 23, 2023

Via: gb&d magazine

When the design team behind Spoke Luxury Apartments in Chicago set out to design their parking garage, they knew it had to be special—in keeping with the proximity to downtown. The Challenge “It’s the focal point of the building. The […]


Construction Techniques

AI in Construction Has Landed

February 21, 2023

Via: ConstructConnect

Artificial intelligence in the construction industry is here. It has emerged as a technology that is poised to transform our industry. As we enter this next frontier of construction technology, it is essential to understand what artificial intelligence is and […]


Construction Processes, Design

10 Interior Design Trends of 2022

December 8, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

As we wrap up 2022, we take a look back at how this year introduced new adaptations to the way we live, work, and interact with our built environment, especially after emerging from years of unprecedented changes. One way to […]


Construction Processes, Design

6 Benefits of Designing with Thermally Modified Wood

December 6, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

Wood has been an essential resource long used in green building, but there’s one problem: It changes over time. Wood expands, contracts, and adapts to its environment just as trees in a forest do. It’s a living material, which means […]


Construction Processes, Design

4 Steps to Sustainable Bathroom Design for Commercial and Residential

October 26, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

Sustainable bathroom design covers everything from what materials a designer specs to how occupants feel in the finished space. Are materials off-gassing? Are they easy to clean? And what about accessibility? Designing more hygienic bathrooms is a top concern, especially […]


Construction Processes, Design

Angled Metal Panels for Modular, Creative and Sustainable Façades

October 20, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Blending in with its urban context or standing out to draw attention, a façade tells a building’s story. It is an expressive medium through which we engage with architecture, defining first impressions and setting the tone for the interior by […]


Construction Processes, Design

Human-Centered Design: What Architects Can Learn from UX Designers

September 19, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The architectural practice has always been rooted in what people now call “human-centered design”. The term, coined by Irish engineer Mike Cooley in his 1987 publication “Human-Centred Systems” describes a design approach around identifying people’s needs and solving the right […]


Construction Processes, Design

Mapping Giant Esri Expands Further Into Design-Construction Space

July 19, 2022

Via: ENR

Last week, geographic information system and mapping technology provider Esri called upon attendees at its user conference in San Diego to use their geolocation and explanatory visualization skills to “map common ground.” That theme included Esri’s expansion of its design […]


Construction Processes, Design

Design-Build Helps Accelerate New Orleans Sound Stage Project

June 29, 2022

Via: ENR

Construction will wrap at the end of September on a $35-million renovation and expansion of Second Line Stages, a film and TV production facility in the heart of New Orleans, and those involved say effective communication and collaboration played an […]


Construction Processes, Design

The School of Architecture Develops Design-Build Learning Program at Arcosanti in Arizona, USA

June 27, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The School of Architecture, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright as the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, is undergoing significant transformations. Two years after separating from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, TSOA landed at Arcosanti, an experimental desert community in Arizona owned […]


Sustainability

First Modular Standards Aim at Consistency in Design, Construction, Regulation

January 27, 2022

Via: ENR

Salt Lake City adopted the nation’s first two consensus standards that address offsite construction last March, six months in advance of their publication by the International Code Council and the Modular Building Institute. Though ICC and MBI expect other jurisdictions […]