A while back, during a meeting with a renowned architect from Africa, I was trying to help him understand the need to integrate BIM (Building Information Modeling) in the design process, in order to speed and simplify things. However, ...
For several decades, eminent scientists have warned that we are polluting the planet at a pace beyond its natural systems can process. The same time non-renewable resources are consumed at a faster rate than at any previous point in the history. Fossil fuel emissions alongside with deforestation have been cited as the main factors causing destabilisation of the climate.
Stockholm, like many other cities, has a major need for more non-commercial public indoor environments. Utopia Arkitekter wants to start a discussion in Stockholm: how do we manage and develop our public spaces?
The global facades market size is expected to reach USD 339.46 billion by 2024, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The surge in the adoption of advanced eco-friendly facades across North America and Europe is anticipated to fuel the market growth in the coming years.
WinDoorEx Middle East + Glass & Aluminum is one of the largest trade fairs for windows, doors and facades, in the Middle East. Εvery year, it attracts leading international experts to showcase their newest and most innovative products for the industry.
Bold renderings have emerged for a distinctive 52-story stacked structure that may become downtown Los Angeles’ newest landmark. Designed by Gensler, this tower adds to Central LA’s current development boom, with more than 15 other new high-rise housing towers currently underway.
The façade as a synthesis of building elements, nowadays is the most important building part in terms of performance and architectural design. It is not only the aesthetics that make the façade so significant. Parameters such as such as complexity, materials and finishes, performance, and magnitude and location of the project, the façade can account for anything between 20 and 30 per cent of the total construction costs.
Destined to become a Chinese landmark, Guangzhou Circle towers 138m above southern China's largest city like a great copper spool. According to the architecture firm A.M. Project, the architectural concept is inspired by the ancient jade disc, the royal symbol of ancient Chinese dynasty that reigned in this area around 2000 years ago.
BAU 2017, the world's leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, held in Munich last week, succeeded once again in demonstrating its position (long standing reputation) as a driving force of innovation in the construction industry.
Constructing the world's tallest skyscrapers used to be an American phenomenon. With such innovative structures as the 443-meter high Empire State Building in New York and the 527-meter high Willis Tower in Chicago, it was in the U.S. that 20th-century architects most often reached for the skies. The 21st century, however, has been a different story. The tallest building in the world now stands in the Middle East, where Dubai's 828-meter Burj Khalifa towers above the rest. Yet as the years tick by, the largest recent cluster of staggeringly tall skyscrapers has sprung up in the Far East, specifically in China.