Archi-Quiz: How Well Do You Know Famous Olympic Buildings of Yesteryear?
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by Architizer Editors
1d ago
Architects: Want to have your project featured? Showcase your work through Architizer and sign up for our inspirational newsletters. Olympic architecture has always pushed the boundaries of design and innovation, creating landmarks that become synonymous with the cities they inhabit. From awe-inspiring stadiums to temporary structures designed for quick assembly and disassembly, all these buildings truly aimed to capture the spirit and history of the Olympics. And with the 2024 Summer Olympics fast approaching, we feel like it’s the perfect time to reflect on the iconic structur ..read more
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Ode to Joy: 3 Steps Architects Can Take To Make Buildings Less Boring
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by Eirini Makarouni
3d ago
The latest edition of “Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture” — a stunning, hardbound book celebrating the most inspiring contemporary architecture from around the globe — is now available. Order your copy today.   The word “boring” is powerful and often viewed as negative, especially within any creative field, including architecture. No architect would ever want to hear, ‘Well done, you made a very boring building.’ Yet, Thomas Heatherwick critiques the architectural profession as having entered a ‘pandemic of boringness.’ The British designer has been associated with this parti ..read more
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Building Bridges With BIM: How Collaborative Design is Revolutionizing 21st Century Architecture
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by Francesc Zamora
3d ago
The jury and the public have had their say — feast your eyes on the winners of Architizer's 12th Annual A+Awards. Subscribe to our Awards Newsletter to receive future program updates. In the ever-evolving landscape of modern architecture and construction, the complexity of building projects is escalating, with each decision intricately linked to factors like structural integrity, sustainability, cost efficiency and aesthetic value. This interconnectedness requires strong communication, where choices in materials, design and technology influence the building’s performance, environmental impact ..read more
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Historic Fabric, Modern Framework: How 19th Century Adaptive Reuse Is Shaping Architecture Today
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by Samantha Frew
4d ago
Architizer is thrilled to announce the world' best architecture firms in 2024, all winners of the 12th Annual A+Awards! Want to get your firm in the running next season? Stay up to date by subscribing to our A+Awards Newsletter.  The 1800s was a century teeming with grandeur and grit. As Napoleon strutted across Europe, crusading and conquering, Queen Victoria set the tone for an era so stiff-upper-lip that even the crinolines stood to attention. While Charles Darwin dared to suggest that humans and monkeys might be distant cousins, the Industrial Revolution chugged along, belching steam ..read more
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Iterating for Iteration’s Sake: Rethinking the Purpose and Process in Architecture and Design
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by Ema Bakalova
5d ago
Ema is a trained architect, writer and photographer who works as a Junior Architect at REX in NYC. Inspired by her global experiences, she shares captivating insights into the world’s most extraordinary cities and buildings and provides travel tips on her blog, The Travel Album. In the world of architecture, the iterative process is often hailed as a crucial phase of design development. This method, characterized by repeated cycles of trial and error, is intended to refine and perfect architectural concepts. However, there is a growing concern within the industry that iteration can sometimes b ..read more
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Modern Classics: Visiting Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium In the Present
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by Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
1w ago
The latest edition of “Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture” — a stunning, hardbound book celebrating the most inspiring contemporary architecture from around the globe — is now available. Order your copy today.   Completed in 1933, the Paimio Sanatorium is one of Alvar Aalto’s crowning glories. The Finnish master planner entered a competition to design a cutting-edge healthcare facility four years before it opened, responding to an urgent need. At that time, pulmonary TB was killing around 10,000 Finns each year, and the numbers carrying the disease were much higher. Today, the ..read more
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And It Was All Yellow: 9 Ways Architects Are Using Sunny Shades to Subvert Design Expectations
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by Kalina Prelikj
1w ago
Architects: Want to have your project featured? Showcase your work through Architizer and sign up for our inspirational newsletters. Historically, yellow hasn’t been prominent in architecture; however, architects in this day and age are shaking up expectations, and the golden color is now having its moment in design. This vibrant hue, associated with happiness, energy and creativity, is popping up in some of the most eye-catching projects worldwide. Whether it’s a bold office building, a lively public space or an inspiring art installation, yellow is stealing the spotlight and i ..read more
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The Netflix Effect: How Our Love of TV Has Changed Residential Design
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by Samantha Frew
1w ago
Architects: Want to have your project featured? Showcase your work through Architizer and sign up for our inspirational newsletters. At 3 p.m. on November 2, 1936, the soon-to-be unmistakable mustache and impeccable enunciation of Leslie Mitchell, the BBC’s first television announcer, welcomed viewers to a historic broadcast, Here’s Looking At You was the first regularly scheduled television service in the world. It was performed twice a day for ten days and was put together with a budget of £300. The broadcast was a one-hour variety show featuring popular musicians and comedian ..read more
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Rooted in Place: 6 Reasons Design Workshop Is the World’s Hottest Landscape Design Firm
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by Eric Baldwin
1w ago
Architizer is thrilled to announce the world' best architecture firms in 2024, all winners of the 12th Annual A+Awards! Want to get your firm in the running next season? Stay up to date by subscribing to our A+Awards Newsletter.  Design Workshop, this year’s Jury selection for Best Landscape Design Firm in Architizer’s A+Awards, is internationally renowned for its dedication to creating projects that benefit clients, society and the well-being of our planet. With eight studios across the U.S. and a portfolio of global projects, Design Workshop is a community of landscape architects, plann ..read more
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Beyond Green Roofs: 7 Bold Projects Reveal How Sustainable Design is Remaking Modern Architecture
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by Eirini Makarouni
1w ago
The jury and the public have had their say — feast your eyes on the winners of Architizer's 12th Annual A+Awards. Subscribe to our Awards Newsletter to receive future program updates. When architects talk about sustainability, the mind usually drifts to self-sustaining buildings, natural materials, green terraces and zero carbon emissions. Still, this selection of projects — all awarded A+Awards in Architizer’s Sustainability categories — collectively imbue the word “sustainable” with new meaning. Taken as a whole, they demonstrate conceptual design and construction practices that advocate for ..read more
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