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Compact Luxury: Exploring the Future of Urban Living

May 4, 2021 Rene Submissions 0

As global urbanization accelerates at a rapid pace, living spaces in contemporary cities and the projected cities of the future grow ever smaller. To anticipate these changes, product design firm AXOR has partnered with The Future Laboratory, a leading international consulting firm for future trends, for the development of their project ‘Compact Luxury.’ Aimed at uncovering the major influences of urbanization and adapting luxury spaces for these anticipated global changes, the Compact Luxury project identifies trends in contemporary living and projects a future for compact design.

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Converting Sunlight to Electricity with Clear Solar Glass

April 30, 2021 Rene Submissions 0

In today’s climate, energy and how we use it is a primary concern in the design of built spaces. Buildings currently contribute nearly 40% to global carbon emissions and with a projected growth of 230 billion square meters in construction before the end of 2060, the focus on construction decarbonization efforts should be paramount.

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The Renovated Neue Nationalgalerie Utilizes Designs by Dornbracht

April 29, 2021 Rene Submissions 0

Around six years after the decision was made to renovate the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin (New National Gallery in Berlin), the completed design is soon to reopen to the public. The extensive renovations, which were planned and implemented by David Chipperfield Architects, utilized product design brand Dornbracht for the interior fittings. These iconic fittings combined the iconic modern style of the gallery’s architecture with Dornbracht’s unique design language, which is equally reduced in form.

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How to Improve BIM and CAD Collaboration with Georeferencing in Vectorworks

April 28, 2021 Rene Submissions 0

Architects, landscape architects, and planning professionals have been working with GIS data for many years to great success in Vectorworks’ BIM workflows. Much of this work has involved georeferenced Shapefiles (SHP), Drawing Interchange Formats (DXF), and image files (JGW, BPW, TFW, etc.). Though georeferencing makes sense as a solution for aligning GIS data in a BIM environment, users did not immediately expect that it would also be the solution to maintaining accurate positioning of site CAD and BIM files within the project. This article will describe how users are finding success by incorporating georeferencing in Vectorworks Landmark to better collaborate with the external and internal project participants.

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Call For Entries: Design New Facilities for the Observation of the Aurora Borealis

April 13, 2021 Rene Submissions 0

YAC – Young Architects Competitions – launches ARCTIC HOTEL, a competition of ideas for the design of accommodation facilities combining hospitality and unspoilt nature and offering a unique experience for the observation of the Aurora Borealis.

The cash prize of €15,000 will be distributed to the winning proposals selected by an international jury panel made of, among the others: Rodrigo Duque Motta, Nicodemos Tsolakis (Kyriakos Tsolakis Architects), Lukas Rungger (noa*), Dagur Eggertsson (Rintala Eggertsson Architects) and Hesselberg Foged (Effekt).


Some places may seem straight out of a fairy tale, but they exist in the real world. In some places, a blend

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Twinmotion 2021.1: How to Use the New Features for 3D Visualization

April 8, 2021 Rene Submissions 0

Twinmotion 2021.1 offers powerful new possibilities to create, develop and present visualizations as a fully connected member of the Epic ecosystem, cementing its place as an essential component of the entire archviz process from concept to advanced photorealistic experience. Additionally, with this release, Unreal Engine continues its efforts to improve existing features and workflows in response to customer feedback.

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Bringing 3D Visualizations to Life in Lumion

April 7, 2021 Rene Submissions 0

There is life within every design. In the way that the leaves of a tree move with the wind, the energy of a busy public building with its never-ending flow of interesting and unique people, or the feeling of a cozy evening indoors while heavy rain batters the windows.