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Architecture is among the most imposing and ubiquitous forms of art. It's impossible to avoid getting in contact with physical structures, which are often designed to appeal to multiple senses. However, despite being surrounded by buildings and living in them, how often do we touch architecture?
Photo-realistic architectural visualizations of unbuilt projects are among the most critical assets of architecture firms. They showcase the firm's ability, improve the designs, and win competitions. As a valuable part of the portfolio, they're also crucial for long term architectural success as they attract better employees and clients.
Since the first use of its early prototypes in the 1960s, Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies are long-established as staples of architectural design.
Often cited as the technology that is kickstarting the "second era of the internet", blockchain is already transforming the world of business and human affairs. Popularized as the technology behind BitCoin, blockchain is a decentralized database stored on different computers as identical copies.
"I don't believe architecture has to speak too much. It should remain silent and let nature in the guise of sunlight and wind," said celebrated Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The four following architectural projects in sensitive habitats align precisely with Tadao Ando's vision. They show that a different world is possible, in terms of both architecture and habitat conservation.
The Champs-Élysées, the iconic avenue stretching for about two kilometres in the heart of Paris, is often said to be the world's most beautiful. Since its completion in the 17th century, the elegant avenue lured shoppers and visitors for centuries, attracting as many as 300,000 visitors a day.
In both fantasy and the real world, doors symbolize a passage — as well as an authority of which person should have an access to a place. They're vehicles to identify a safe space, privacy, and intimacy.
Yet, tackling the challenges of a dense population on a limited landmass, New York City embraced architectural innovation like few other places. The following are among the five most beautiful apartments in New York City.
Despite some recent improvements and ongoing digitization, construction remains one of the least efficient industries in the world. Global labor-productivity growth in construction has averaged only 1 percent a year over the past two decades and was flat in most advanced economies.
From the Arabian peninsula to the Southern United States, more than a billion people live in desert regions and experience extreme temperatures. These desert communities see very little rainfall, and regular dust storms.
“The door handle is the handshake of the building," says Juhani Pallasmaa, celebrated Finnish architect and the author of the book The Eyes of The Skin, which is considered a classic of architectural theory. “ The elements of architecture are not visual units or gestalt; they are encounters, confrontations that interact with memory," Mr. Pallasmaa observes.
Buildings are to blame, in part, for today's staggering rates of global warming. As they constitute a whopping 39 percent of the worldwide carbon emissions, it's not possible to stop the catastrophic temperature rise without making buildings greener. Luckily, the proliferation of net-zero energy construction is doing exactly that, turning this environmental liability into an opportunity.