© Fabián Dejtiar Who has not felt the anxiety of using a restroom outside the comfort of their home? Various architects have experimented with proposals that address these stressful situations, addressing the efficiency of public restrooms from their sanitary facilities, spatial distribution and, mainly, privacy and comfort. These variations can be seen in the planimetry of numerous examples published on our site. We've selected a number of projects that can inspire your next design.
© Fabián Dejtiar The link between architecture and cinema is unquestionable, as is the magic of seeing a film in a place structured specifically for this contemplative activity. The design requires architectural solutions that not only respond to the distribution of seats and visibility of movie-goers but also to acoustics and lighting. Various projects published on our site highlight how architects have responded to this challenge in innovative ways. Below, stunning 10 movie theaters with their plans and drawings.
© Fabián Dejtiar Airports require architectural solutions that not only respond to the efficiency of their spaces and circulations - both operational and passenger - but also to their connection with other transport systems and terminals. Take a look at 10 airports/terminals and their plans and section below.
© Fabián Dejtiar In recent years hair salons and barbershops have begun to incorporate different activities - a programmatic hybridization almost necessary in today's service economy. Several architects have been commissioned to propose alternatives to the standard beauty salon/barbershop to not only address an efficient configuration but stunning interior aesthetics. Take a look at 10 barbershops and beauty salons with their plan and section.
<a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/884151/por-que-las-maquetas-son-fundamentales-para-hacer-realidad-los-proyectos-en-bambu'>The models are fundamental to realize these bamboo projects</a>. Image © Eduardo Souza It's not easy to find theory in the implementation of architectural models: a practical model that allows you to analyze and showcase the organization of material elements according to a particular process. They also allow you to detect and modify the key elements of a project while also addressing the project's executive procedures. Together with architectonic construction details, the development of the constructive facets is pushed to the background up until the ultimate steps of the design process, but this is also when we identify what is appropriate for a certain stage in the process in order to facilitate a seamless execution. In the search to bring ourselves closer to the presentation and utility of architectural models, we invite you to take a look at a series of examples:
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Via <a href='https://www.lingoapp.com/a/35DA42F0-2F9E-40CE-8B80-471E96F9A40B/-hBqKYpN8igf9ZqDEbERBoARlyPBSOrKBgWR9zj1dI8/?k=6A90F478-575D-4F32-8019-F27331DA7A09§=96DCC6E5-06AF-42BA-8A8A-616F0A8AA561&s=6&v=0&tkn=PnvqFdbbGRkcjfZbs9EIaBoNYdYQNVCFn8gwuZSUsrE'>The Noun Project</a> The title says it all: if you've spent hours browsing the web for simple design icons for diagrams and architectural representation - a relevant tool to optimize organization, analysis, and communication - then this universal online library from The Noun Project will be very useful. More than one million drawings generated by a global community are presented in the "Icons for Everything" gallery, which you can use by crediting the author through a Creative Commons license or paying a suggested amount for each design. And why icons? They are a kind of universal visual language, an excellent form of direct communication for when words - or translations - are missing across the borders of the world.
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Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar The spatial distribution of a restaurant or bar is essential to its success. Faced with this design challenge, several architects have experimented and proposed configurations that both enhance the use of space in different culinary experiences. With this being said, take a look at 50 gastronomic establishments in plan and section to inspire your next design.
Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar How many times have you been faced with the challenge of designing a cultural center? While this may seem like quite a feat, many architects have had to design a program that blends a community center with culture. Among the projects published on our site, we have found numerous examples that highlight different responses, from flexible configurations to sites that prioritize central gathering areas for citizens and activities. See our series of 50 community centers and their plans and sections below.
Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar Faced with the challenge of designing homes on terrains with steep slopes - or in compact urban contexts that do not allow much variation in plan - several architects have experimented and proposed split-level homes to enhance the use of space, allowing, among other things, interesting visual perspectives. These variations can be seen in numerous examples published on our site. Below, we have selected 50 examples that can help you in your next project.
Cortesía de Fabian Dejtiar A floor plan is an interesting way to represent and approach the functional program of hospitals and health centers, where the complexity of the system implies the need for specific studies of the distribution and spatial organization for proper health care. From our published projects, we have found numerous solutions and possibilities for health centers and hospitals depending on the site's specific needs. Below, we have selected 50 on-site floor plan examples that can help you better understand how architects design hospitals and health care centers.
Villa el Libertador Príncipe de Asturias Municipal Hospital / Santiago Viale + Ian Dutari + Alejandro Paz
<a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/02-88619/casa-ladrillo-azl-architects'>Casa Ladrillo / AZL architects</a>. Image © Iwan Baan Bricks have historically been the cornerstone of a wide array of living spaces, providing everything from enclosure and protection to the framework for letting in sunlight. Whether it be for their economic or aesthetic aspects in both color and texture, the use of brick can be glimpsed in cities the world over. In spite of its practicality and widespread use, brick does present a challenge for architects and builders. Everything from humidity, wind, sun, mold, and time leaves its mark on brick, gradually wearing down its practical and aesthetic properties. But fear not, in the following article we'll give you our tips on how to best treat and care for brick.
First and foremost, it's essential to recognize the wide variety of bricks and the various ways they are treated and processed in
Cortesía de ELEMENTAL ELEMENTAL, the architecture office led by Alejandro Aravena, has proposed a solution to the physical integration of Villa 31 in the city of Buenos Aires. The building includes a raised linear park that aims to be the new headquarters for the Southern Cone of the Inter-American Development Bank Group and to facilitate access of the residents of the neighborhood to other areas of the city. Learn more about the project, below.
Barrio 31, a place where more than 40,000 people live, lies between one of the main rail terminals and the port of Buenos Aires. The community's indicators of income, employment, education, health and safety are, unfortunately, inferior to the indicators in the rest of the city.
As ELEMENTAL points out, the building seeks to make it possible for residents to access the new opportunities for jobs, services and public transportation in the
Chiloé is a five-part video series produced by Glaciar Films and directed by Diego Breit and David Guzmán; it explores the architectural identity of the southern island off of Chile. Architects, carpenters, artisans, and inhabitants present the constructive history of the island and explore how it is faced with the imminent changes of modern production and practices. Glaciar Films has made three of the five episodes available to ArchDaily readers. In these clips, explore the island's architecture along with interviews with principal architects of the region: Jonah Retamal, Edward Rojas, and Macarena Almonacid. In the first clip, Jonah Retamal, an architect from the University of Chile who has been living on the island for 15 years, discusses his approach to the traditional materiality and the adoption of modern patterns in local production modes. Retamal has been recognized for his work that considers the local culture, environment, and technologies. His work focuses on maintaining the natural conditions of the island.
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Screen capture, Post-Digital Interior Design Drawing. Image via Show It Better If you are trying to approach the representation of architecture through postproduction in Photoshop, the YouTube channel Show It Better can be very useful. The following tutorials allow you to maximize the effectiveness of photoshop by providing both technical and visual tips. Here we have selected examples that address axonometric representation, plans, sections, elevations, diagrams, and others. We hope you enjoy the following tutorials. What other kinds of drawing tips would you like to see?
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© Fabián Dejtiar We already know that the ramp, aside from its different design possibilities, allows—without forgetting the notion of promenade architecturale—its users to overcome physical barriers in the urban and architectural context. Although it basically consists of a continuous surface with a particular angle of slope, it is necessary to point out the many constructive specifications, which of course may vary due based on the standards of different governing bodies. The following clarifications are intended to assist and determine the appropriate dimensions for comfortable and efficient ramps for all, based on the concept of universal accessibility. To what extent can the slope of a ramp be modified? How can we determine its width and the space needed for maneuvering? What considerations exist regarding the handrails? Here we review some calculations and design examples for different ramps, below.
How is the Slope of a Ramp Calculated?The slope can be expressed as a percentage that results from the ratio between the height
via © Wikipedia User: Cambalachero Licensed under Public Domain Located in the central region of Argentina, the historic city of Córdoba is the second most populated city in the country; which means it can be considered an important center for culture, education, and finance. Its dense historic center is characterized by the presence of brick -a product of the work of Togo Díaz- and the particular landscape that links the urban with the natural, resulting in an exclusive atmosphere that invites us to walk its streets. The characteristic culture of Córdoba is evident in its urban public spaces, its natural streams and its pedestrian areas; where one can appreciate the heterogeneity of classical, modern and contemporary architecture. Below is a list of 15 sites that every architect should visit. Guía de arquitectura en Córdoba: 15 sitios que todo arquitecto debe visitar
© Federico Cairoli As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Argentinian Pavilion. Below, the curatorial team describes the exhibition in their own words.
Horizontal Vertigo, Argentinian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, delves into the notions of humanity and democratic spirit as proposed by Freespace, by establishing a cross-cutting dialog between geography, place, and architecture. The exhibition, curated by the architects Javier Mendiondo, Pablo Anzilutti, Francisco Garrido and Federico Cairoli, is an invitation to rethink our territory as a collective construction and discover architecture in its capacity to convey unexpected generosity in every project.
Description from the curatorial team. Horizontality —a condition both abstract and real in the extensive Argentinean landscape— can also describe our architecture as a continuous thought-scape.
Horizontal Vertigo crosses the folds of our territory by mapping its architectural production over the last decades, since Argentina’s return to democracy
This month the world winners of the Prix Versailles 2018 were announced at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. This annual recognition celebrates commercial architecture projects from around the world, promoting successful interactions between culture and economy. The twelve winning projects—including stores, shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants—were selected from the 70 continental finalist teams from 32 different countries. These works of architecture also show projects that recognize architecture's relationship with heritage. See all of the selected projects after the break.
Categoy: Shops & StoresShops & Stores - Prix Versailles 2018
Apple Orchard Road - Singapore, Singapore
Foster + Partners - London, United Kingdom
Shops & Stores - Special prize Interior 2018
Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo - Venice, Italy
Carbondale - Paris, France
Shops & Stores - Special prize Exterior 2018
Porcelanosa Chile - Santiago, Chile
Image © Iwan Baan Chilean architect Smiljan Radic was announced the winner of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018 Architecture Awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. The academy's annual architecture awards program began in 1955 with the opening of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize. The prize is given to an architect of any nationality who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art. The program has since been expanded to include four Arts and Literature Awards for American architects that explore ideas in architecture through any medium of expression. This year’s winners were chosen from a group of 32 individuals and practices nominated by the members of the Academy. The jurors were: Annabelle Selldorf, Kenneth Frampton, Steven Holl, Thom Mayne, James Polshek, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams.
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