How mass timber could transform our cities (really). Recreation of Maison Dom-Ino in wood at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale (Courtesy Ventana blog)

How mass timber could transform our cities (really) – Archpaper.com

By Matt Shaw This is a preview of our special November timber issue. Mass timber is having its Maison Dom-Ino moment. At the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, a curious structure sat on the grass near the international pavilion in the Giardini. It was an engineered timber...
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Satoshi Kina Las Olas Boulevard, Miami, during Hurricane Irma

Building Codes that Promote Resilient Design Still Get a Mixed Reception | Architect Magazine

Five years after Hurricane Sandy—and in the wake of a brutal hurricane season—architects face both forward and backward momentum in their efforts to champion resilient design standards. By Mary Catherine O’Connor Just days before Hurricane Irma made landfall, Michael...
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Tall Timber Construction Code is Still Thinking Small | Architect Magazine

With improved fire safety and proven superior energy performance, tall timber is growing in popularity, but can construction codes keep up? By Ian Spula Mass timber has been on the move in Europe and Canada for some time, where the intersection of energy savings and renewable...
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RIBA Releases Statement on Fire-Safety Design Following Grenfell Tower Tragedy | Architect Magazine

The statement includes commentary on regulatory information, guidance for fire safety, and recommendations for the government. By Katharine Keane The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) released a statement on fire-safety design following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in...
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Construction spending in South Florida skyrockets in April

Commercial construction tripled compared to April of last year By Amanda Rabines Construction spending was up 80 percent in South Florida in April compared to the previous year, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics. Residential construction experienced a...
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Drones will bring “profound change” change to architecture and cities, says Mark Dytham – Dezeen

Marcus Fairs Drones will transform the way buildings are designed, the way they look and the way they are used, according to architect Mark Dytham.Dytham, co-founder of Tokyo-based studio Klein Dytham Architecture, said that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) would soon replace road...
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A Secret Of Gothic Architecture Could Revolutionize Buildings Today

By Diana Budds Concrete is typically the default building material for tall structures, thanks to its strength and cost-effectiveness. But there’s one big trade-off: Heft. Conventional concrete construction requires significant mass and steel reinforcement, which takes up space...
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South Beach wants to save Art Deco gems before the seas rise. One solution: Jack them up | Miami Herald

By Andres Viglucci and Joey Flechas Decades after preservationists saved Miami Beach’s treasure-trove of Art Deco architecture from developers and politicians looking to tear it all down, they’re confronting a dire new menace: The relentless rise of the oceans that threatens to...
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Tesla’s new solar panels blend right into existing roofs – Curbed

The company is now taking custom quote requests by Jenny Xie Tesla’s potentially game-changing solar roof tiles have captured a lot of attention recently, but the company has just quietly debuted a solar option that could be a lot more practical for homeowners not looking to...
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The Art of Saving Energy and the Ingenuity for Saving Art

A nationally recognized art museum solves a historic design challenge with windows that offer modern energy savings. Brought to you by Graham Architectural Products In a recent ranking of university museums, The St. Louis University Museum of Art ranked No. 4 in the nation. Its...
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