Designed by WhiteWater, the 60-foot water slide tower will have seven slides. Photo credit: JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa to open new waterpark

Designed by WhiteWater, the 60-foot water slide tower will have seven slides. by Mick Tan As part of its expansion and renovation, the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura, Fla., has opened its new Tidal Cove Waterpark. Tidal Cove will have a 60-foot tower...
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a closer look at the 230 new emojis arriving in 2019

juliana neira yesterday, a colossal 230 emojis were approved by the unicode consortium, one month in advance of their official release. coming to major platforms possibly in september or october, this is the sixth major update since 2014 and continues to broaden its diversity and...
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Chicago Biennial announces theme that goes beyond design for third edition

Beyond design, the event will address policy, education, and activism By Sara Freund After the city’s first two biennials, with titles like “The State of Art and Architecture,” and “Make New History,” this year Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu and her team have chosen a theme that...
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Architects and avian advocates have been working hard to prevent bird collisions on private structures in the U.S. Now Congress is stepping up to stop deaths on federal public buildings. Shown here: Aqua Tower in Chicago designed by Studio Gang, a firm keenly aware of the issue. (Via Creative Commons)

Congress may follow architects’ lead in constructing bird-safe buildings

Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would try to stop birds from flying into federal buildings. By Sydney Franklin In recent years, many architects have taken the initiative to design buildings, specifically mid- to...
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Courtesy of The Mediated Matter Group From Cooper Hewitt: Neri Oxman’s Aguahoja, which exemplifies the National Design Award winner’s advancement of material ecology, a design approach that seeks to unify nature’s material intelligence with engineering, computation and digital fabrication. The project culminates in a pavilion made from 3D printed panels of plant cellulose and chitosan, a material made from the chitin present in invertebrate shells.

Cooper Hewitt to Showcase Design Interventions for Climate Change in a 2019 Triennial Exhibit

“Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” will be on view at the Cooper Hewitt in New York and the Cube design museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands, from May 10 until Jan. 20, 2020. By Katharine Keane As a polar vortex sweeps across the nation, we are again forced to confront the new...
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Dezeen Awards 2019 launches and is now accepting entries

Dezeen Awards 2019 is now open for entries! It is now accepting submissions for the world’s best architecture, interiors and design projects. Rebecca Grove Dezeen Awards 2019 is now open for entries! We are now accepting submissions for the world’s best architecture,...
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Yesomi Umolu, the artistic director of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, will be in New York on Feb. 5, 2019, at a news conference to announce the upcoming biennial's theme and title,

Chicago Architecture Biennial promises to explore new stories about Chicago — and avoid ‘Archi-babble’

The third Chicago Architecture Biennial promises a look at old Chicago stories that have been shoved out of the spotlight and new ones that will emerge through fresh comparisons with the cities of Sao Paulo, Johannesburg and Vancouver. by Blair Kamin If you’ve lived in...
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Reality Bytes: Firms are calling VR a design process game-changer.

But what does that mean? By Katherine Flynn for AIA Architect According to the American Institute of Architects’ 2018 firm survey, “The Business of Architecture,” virtual reality (VR) technology is currently utilized by about 67 percent of large firms. Roughly a quarter of...
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The Trends that Will Influence Architecture in 2019

by Pola Mora It is, once again, the time of year where we look towards the future to define the goals and approaches that we will take for our careers throughout the upcoming year. To help the millions of architects who visit ArchDaily every day from all over the world, we...
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Swiss researchers develop high-tech floor that minimizes concrete use

Global construction continues to steam ahead, even while seemingly mundane building materials (like sand) become rarer and more precious, and construction Researchers at ETH have developed a “functionally integrated funicular floor” system that is optimized to use the...
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