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China’s construction: designing the future

China’s construction industry has been a driving force in the nation’s economy since the early 80s. The country is experiencing an unprecedented exodus of population from rural areas to cities. The urban population has increased half a billion since 1980 and 300 million people are expected to live in cities by 2030. Shanghai and Beijing […]

next stop: hutopolis

Beijing Design Week is scheduled to be an annual event composed of several sections: a design forum, design exhibitions, workshops, a guest city program, design hops and an annual design award. ‘Next stop: Hutopolis’ is a retrospective on the urban condition of Beijing and specifically its Hutongs.

architecture without context

Contextualism in architecture refers to the visual relationship of a building about its surroundings. Architecture is the single unit interwoven into an urban fabric. Added collectively, these interconnected units engage a dialogue concerning the culture, time and history of a place. Contextualism creates an environment where memories of a place are collected together.

efficient construction documentation

The days of manual drafting are history, and the contemporary era is all about generating the best designs with the latest tools. With new ventures in architectural software’s, coordination between different teams has become simpler. We’ve come miles from the time when a simple CAD drawing had to go through several hoops just for us […]

contract administration

In addition to the Faculty Management determined by the local regulations, project management coordinates the agents involved in the works not directly dependent from the main contractor.

landscape design

Landscape design refers to the transformation of open spaces and natural environments ‒ such as gardens, terrains or streams of water ‒ to integrate them with the architecture, their contexts, and other changing elements of the setting.

what is organic architecture?

Horizontal volumes of cantilever combined with an inside steady stream of a waterfall – there is no better example of the harmony between nature and architecture than Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater House.

REmodelling

defining structural systems: concrete vs steel

tierra de cultivo in Gorizia

using authentic eco-friendly building products

wavescape

urbanization process in China

mock-ups

AQSO launches urban research Hutopolis

statutory approvals

time spent on project development: a future-proof investment

physical models

communicating design with 3D prints

building services

lecture at the Iterate workshop

brief development

site supervision

structural systems

construction systems

the philosophy of experimental design

2012 bjdw

boundaries #3

striking ship-like hotel proposed as new Shoreditch landmark

the people’s urbanism

quantity survey and cost plan

Iberian architecture in Beijing

a map of hutopolis

Lisbon Architecture Triennale

process

right size

glass magazine #11

prefabricated construction in Anguix

design workshop

sustainable natural ventilation

the illusion of weightless architecture

master planning

urban design

technical reports

lighting study

key elements of the contemporary urban language

city roots

precast concrete advantages

site survey

special mention for atienza hall

interdisciplinary is not multidisciplinary

architecture for millennials

30×1

(un)made in China exhibition in Shanghai

starchitecture and cityscape

the value of unconventional thought

singular concepts

conservation and urban diversity

designing with big data

Harvest Home awarded by the IaaC

plug and play

identities in comparison

room 21

parametric design challenges

aqso and cca awarded for Liuzhou museum

a map of hutopolis

elevations and facade systems

wiki architecture

massing study

the value of psychology on architecture

the blink

open arte-fact exhibited in Beirut

architecture against noise

self-fab house

the significant value of design in real estate

finishes

old is new at Today Art Museum

quality control systems

‘ramp up the mun’ shortlisted for e10

nature in architecture: choosing the right tree

GFRC, the lightweight concrete

unmade in China

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selective tendering

lecture at the Dashilan design hop

3×3 projects in contexts

building products for sustainable design

net-zero waste in construction

space planning

hotel lobby, the new social space

the power of a concept

city visions

architecture for the shared economy

transformations

learning from Dashilar

the process

lecture at the Global Pioneer design forum

circulation, use and flow

E9 forum in Santiago de Compostela

value engineering

how to use your building

analysing the customer journey

arquia proxima 2012

(un)made in China

site analysis

furniture and accessories

fixed furniture and fittings

mark magazine

handover and as-built documentation

contemporary city limit

architects at work

everything under the sun

from policies to design

round table at 751

computer-generated imagery

our analysis of the Chinese market for El País

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