Renzo Piano Designs New Genoa Bridge after Disaster

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Courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop Courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop One of the most tragic events in Europe in 2018 was the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy on August 14th, claiming 43 lives. In the aftermath of the disaster, Genoa-born architect Renzo Piano offered to donate the design of a bridge to replace the old one, having been deeply affected by the tragedy. In a positive development before the year ends, Genoa’s mayor has announced that Piano will lead a 200-million-euro ($230 million) project for the bridge’s replacement, inspired by Genoa’s historic maritime prominence.
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As reported by The Washington Post, the project will take 12 months, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. The bridge will no longer carry the name “Morandi,” the architect who constructed the ill-fated reinforced concrete structure. Under Piano’s vision, which he submitted

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Foster + Partners Design a “Glittering” Stadium for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup

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© Foster + Partners / Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy © Foster + Partners / Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy The organizers behind the FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup have released new images of the Foster + Partners-designed Lusail Stadium. Merging contemporary and historical influences, the “sleek, bold shape” of the arena is inspired by the bowls and vessels used in the Middle East across centuries. Foster + Partners were chosen for the scheme’s design in 2015, ahead of David Chipperfield Architects, Mossessian & Partners and Mangera Yvars Architects. Located in Lusail City, 15 kilometers north of Doha, the 80,000-seat stadium will host the opening ceremony and final match of one of the world’s biggest sporting occasions.
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The scheme is to be adorned with a glittering gold exterior reminiscent of intricate clothing, with a roof crafted to provide a balance between shade for spectators and sunlight for the

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Zaha Hadid Architects “Champagne Flute” Brisbane Towers Cancelled

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Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Plans for a set of skyscrapers for Brisbane, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, have been scrapped following a long-running controversy. The "Grace on Coronation" scheme, lodged for application in 2014, consisted of three sculptural residential towers and sought to reinvigorate a historic site in Toowong, four kilometers west of Brisbane’s Central Business District. However, the scheme has been criticized for a perceived lack of sensitivity to the surrounding area, with its proposed 27 stories breaching the city plan limit of 15 stories. In May 2018, a sole resident won an appeal against the development due to the height violation.
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The developer behind the $430 million scheme, Sunland Group, has now announced that the scheme will not go ahead, following a Court of Appeal decision in September upholding the resident’s objection.

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Work Set to Begin on Miami’s Answer to the NYC High Line, Designed by James Corner Field Operations

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© James Corner Field Operations and Friends of the Underline, via Miami Herald © James Corner Field Operations and Friends of the Underline, via Miami Herald Work is set to begin on the Miami “Underline” project, a 10-mile-long park and trail under Miami’s elevated Metrorail tracks. Designed by James Corner Field Operations, the team behind the acclaimed Manhattan High Line, along with a team of volunteers and entrepreneurs led by Meg Daly and “Friends of the Underline,” the scheme has recently broken ground, set for completion by the summer of 2020. As reported by the Miami Herald, the scheme will extend from downtown Miami to Dadeland, with an initial segment in the Brickell district measuring half a mile.
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The project, in the works for the past five years, was launched by neighborhood activists, with enthusiastic support from government, businesses, and citizens. The James Corner Field Operations

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Forensic Architecture and Heatherwick Among Winners of the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

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via Design Museum via Design Museum Forensic Architecture has been crowned overall winner of the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018, with their exhibition “Counter Investigations.” The firm has undertaken sterling work in recent years, uncovering miscarriages of justice and international war crimes through architectural analysis of imagery, from official news, satellite footage, and crowdsourced information. The spatial investigation group, based in Goldsmith University London, is currently nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize. The interdisciplinary group of architects, filmmakers, journalists, lawyers, and scientists have devoted their energy to investigating state and corporate violations worldwide.
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The exhibition “Counter Investigations” showcases the group’s work from its inception in 2010 by architect Eyal Weizman. The online crowdsourcing database behind Forensic Architecture was exemplified recently with news that the team intended to collect people’s first-hand accounts of the Grenfell Tower fire in London in June 2017 through the Grenfell Media Archive, in order

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6 Radical Experiments in Social Housing Exhibited by the RIBA and V&A

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© Martin Charles RIBA Collections © Martin Charles RIBA Collections The RIBA and Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) have joined forces to display six pioneering experiments in social housing from their archives. “A Home for All” features designs “from a tower block that up-ended the terraced street, to a DIY kit that encouraged residents to design their own homes.” The six projects, all commissioned by public authorities, demonstrate both the crucial role played by the state in providing housing, and the role of the architect in creating high-quality housing through personal philosophy, new ideas, integration of best practice, and lessons from previous mistakes. The exhibition, free to the public at the V&A + RIBA Gallery on Cromwell Road, London, is freely open to the public seven days per week. On display are original architectural drawings, photographs, site plans, and building models. It will also contain archival poster and protest material, uncovering the rift
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Aarhus School of Architecture’s Revolutionary Robotic Formwork Method Cuts Concrete Use by 70%

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Courtesy of Odico Formwork Robotics Courtesy of Odico Formwork Robotics The Aarhus School of Architecture working with Asbjørn Søndergaard of Odico Formwork Robotics, has unveiled a high-performance structure deployed using a revolutionary robotic manufacturing method. “Experiment R” seeks to disrupt current concrete manufacturing by cutting the cost of concrete formwork production by 50%. The abrasive wire-cutting method can accelerate the production time of conventional formwork by a factor of 126, while reducing the amount of concrete used by up to 70%. Despite these impressive stats, the technology has been developed to preserve and enhance design freedom.
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The concrete form is generated using an electrically-driven abrasive wire, rotating at high speed around a carbon-fiber frame mounted on an industrial robot. An Expanded Polystyrene formwork was used during the experiment, due to its low cost, and popularity in construction insulation.

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The software and hardware advancements made

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Architect Magazine Selects the Top 50 Architecture Firms in the US for 2018

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Intuit Marine Way Building / WRNS Studio + Clive Wilkinson Architects. Image © Jeremy Bittermann Intuit Marine Way Building / WRNS Studio + Clive Wilkinson Architects. Image © Jeremy Bittermann Architect Magazine has unveiled the 2018 edition of the “Architect 50,” their list of the 50 best architecture firms in the United States. This year saw more entrants than ever before, with 160 completed submissions calculated along three categories: business, sustainability, and design. Topping the list this year was WRNS Studio, followed by Brooks + Scarpa, and William Rawn Associates. Below, we have republished the full list, along with links to their ArchDaily archive of work. Visit the official website here for more information on the methodology, details, and 2019 submission notes.
  1. WRNS Studio
  2. Brooks + Scarpa
  3. William Rawn Associates
  4. Cannon Design
  5. HOK
  6. Studio Ma
  7. HKS Architects
  8. Touloukian Touloukian Inc
  9. Skidmore Owings & Merrill
  10. LMN Architects
  11. Hastings
  12. Mithun
  13. Lake Flato Architects
  14. HDR
  15. Perkins+Will
  16. Payette
  17. The Miller Hull Partnership
  18. Adrian Smith Gordon Gill Architecture
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Pavel Hnilicka Architekti to Transform Prague’s Victory Square

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© Pavel Hnilicka Architekti © Pavel Hnilicka Architekti Pavel Hnilicka Architekti is set to design Prague’s Victory Square, having been announced as winners of an international competition. Led by Pavel Hnilička, Eva Macáková, and Josef Filip, the winning scheme seeks to divert all existing traffic away from the square, transforming the space with a striking central monument. The scheme sees the removal of tram tracks through the square, which will instead be relocated to the west side and Evropská Street. While traffic will be removed from the square, a new traffic plan will, in fact, accommodate more cars than the existing layout, while the center of the existing roundabout will become a “functioning space for universal use.”
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The planned placement of trees will separate the roadway from the center of the square, allowing for an undisturbed pedestrian experience, while a new Metro exit and crosswalks will allow for easy

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The First “Maidan Tent” is Built to Aid Refugees in Greece

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© Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti In an effort to aid the plight of refugees around the world fleeing war and persecution, two young architects in 2016 embarked on a project designed to improve the mental health of refugees in camps. Led by Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone and Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner, and supported by the UN International Organization for Migration, “Maidan Tent” allows refugees to benefit from indoor public space – a communal area to counteract the psychological trauma induced by war, persecution, and forced migration. Two years on, the first tent has been installed at the Ritsona refugee camp in Greece, currently hosting more than 800 refugees. The camp which now hosts the inaugural Maidan Tent was also the subject site where the design team made eight visits to throughout the past two years.
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During the visits, the team reflected

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MAD Architects Begin Construction on Floating Kindergarten above Historic Beijing Courtyard

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© SAN © SAN Construction has begun on MAD Architect’s “Courtyard Kindergarten” in Beijing. Located on the site of a traditional siheyuan courtyard dating from 1725, MAD’s proposal sees a new building inserted to protect the surroundings, and reinvigorate the existing buildings into use. The courtyard will be surrounded by a “dynamic floating roof” offering a “multi-layered urban narrative, where old and new co-exist.” The rooftop element is envisioned as a “place full of magic – a playful escape for the children that is a symbol of freedom and endless imagination.”
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The new addition adopts a low, gentle posture, creating a colorful playground for outdoor sports and activities. The southwest side features an undulating surface of hills and plains, forming a playful landscape of high and low terrains.

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Beneath the roof, the kindergarten’s interior contains open-concept teaching spaces, a library, small theater, and gymnasium. The open

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A Library of 100 Downloadable Photoshop Textures

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Among the dozens of software programs exploited by architects today, Photoshop is one of the most universal, enduring, and valuable. The go-to tool for students and architects for image-based editing, collages, and rendering, the popularity of Photoshop has given rise to countless online tutorials, tips, and resources. One of the most frustrating and time-consuming exercises in using Photoshop is the endless search for high-quality material textures. This demand has led to the creation of many dispersed online libraries, allowing users to download royalty-free, high-resolution textures for almost any material. One such site is Texture Palace, offering an extensive, Flickr-based library with high-quality concrete, timber, steel, and many other textures. Below, we have collated some of the best textures from Texture Palace, creating an easy go-to resource as you create your next masterpiece. The site is steadily updated with new textures, so be sure to visit the official site
Concrete 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/31299399748/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 02. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/43173659600/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 03. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/31112986218/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 04. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/31112998688/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 05. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44266480034/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 06. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/45648845922/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 07. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/45648845952/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 08. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44074213025/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 09. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/14618584163/in/album-72157645564121334/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 10. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44360640144/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 11. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/45611979752/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 12. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44136351435/in/album-72157696117507400/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 13. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/14595226351/in/album-72157645564121334/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 14. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/14596575894/in/album-72157645564121334/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 15. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26519540325/in/album-72157665019001624/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/20837125478/in/album-72157657578015070/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 02. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/20837124958/in/album-72157657578015070/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 03. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/21015109172/in/album-72157657578015070/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 04. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/20998785236/in/album-72157657578015070/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 05. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/20402380884/in/album-72157657578015070/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 06. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26631925861/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 07. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/30234441987/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 08. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26671306316/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 09. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/29432767890/in/album-72157670644351134/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 10. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26671306756/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 11. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26092193084/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 12. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26671306106/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 13. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/29432768030/in/album-72157670644351134/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 14. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26092193554/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 15. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26671306976/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579221113/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 02. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26284739653/in/album-72157667894168321/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 03. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579694024/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 04. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579733264/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 05. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579783364/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 06. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579426613/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 07. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579367123/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 08. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26284740723/in/album-72157667894168321/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 09. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579724914/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 10. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26284736873/in/album-72157667894168321/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 11. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26283607514/in/album-72157667894168321/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 12. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579716144/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 13. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26283608214/in/album-72157667894168321/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 14. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26284737343/in/album-72157667894168321/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 15. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579242195/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/43073098130/in/album-72157695836164870/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 02. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44885343591/in/album-72157695836164870/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 03. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/24837938945/in/album-72157664282323136/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 04. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/16894802517/in/album-72157651874177541/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 05. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/45051688584/in/album-72157673238924477/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 06. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/41232206930/in/album-72157698440372815/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 07. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44261895335/in/album-72157698957715542/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 08. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/24211097513/in/album-72157664282323136/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 09. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/30836749027/in/album-72157673238924477/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 10. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/43959254290/in/album-72157673238924477/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Brick 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/27606531@N02/2870123940/in/photolist-5nC8Rw-cAEswj-mzPC94-7LDLWB-8zJKip-bJ4kLZ-7EgnFz-PjfBp-9QzUXk-EyHnJ-9Gnjtp-a3LA7r-bgQRQi-nTVkMf-9MoDSF-6ohH72-ekd8J8-sb1bqX-9JTtS3-6V9yGm-4prH6n-9di7rN-rnwmME-nSJA1s-nYDsFn-4V6WNy-9YZASL-81EN1k-9UF5fa-udyV4y-5Bo2Lr-qjmoJy-Hm4Wgm-ds4CvJ-6ZYq7M-bxSGfz-e3JEqV-paTcXN-rfcKsQ-Q3Hbr-dW6o1D-7NcNeL-8cHqQp-dmCGNh-69qWat-dB5erd-a4t5vx-6bn3rD-8utxsV-dFbHya'>Flickr user War on Tomato</a> licensed under CC BY 2.0
Brick 02. Image © Flickr user Andrew Kelsall icensed under CC BY 2.0
Brick 03. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/axelnaud/15261916930/in/photolist-pfDjbN-9netMw-dh1V5F-6HKnGw-9Nfxm4-eiuCwz-42ipE-5tk6ZV-o8EbhY-j93UfP-7DcRiD-73LTpn-s1Jg7-cc9SZb-atw2eG-9uoqz2-8sss1j-vB8xf-tUZbL-kuMwf2-7a2z-aKzpf-6vHV2J-ojGPts-cHPwd-7TBRg4-9xC7wS-6n6Q1o-5e2TDT-7KHNrm-adBQro-3kYcUT-gm8oh-rzjB8N-QDge4N-5WFk7F-8KoVvR-5dG3Ts-8XLNTq-7xMoPH-8ZsJt8-5gBLHh-aw4wQ5-53txjb-9G5eXn-aiEiW3-dxgu2i-ar19e7-qeaLUT-ofruSZ'>Flickr user Alex Naud</a> licensed under CC BY 2.0
Brick 04. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/sampos/2694429783/in/photolist-576E6V-69uec5-MGkch-6qq7Sp-4Ht5u2-oK5cii-6i2wTQ-6B87Qm-eTMUob-F7NnW7-6idYbc-21x5L3-4wXLc2-6yjReP-4ALG6q-22Nmpr-6bmi9g-e8KY6s-bJzqLt-h8uZ7z-7SZXhQ-73dkDq-4tFvTC-21sJ3v-nci2i-7cNN6i-ryGF-4u614k-6dw5AX-awZndg-aDyyf-ryGW-gS1y8-bJHTEv-bkM38r-pRhC6R-9jL9P-YpQyQS-FxAjsX-doUYHa-4uy4Gu-8v6sF9-SGezNB-bMmBv6-4ktgLT-bpu5rn-4CcBh7-p6vZin-7SyGkM-9mdYKn'>Flickr user Sampo Sikio</a> licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Brick 05. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/pg/2633127765/in/photolist-51Ft9z-GNk7eB-Qu91is-9cZxQu-sbDKJ2-b4hrwx-rV9fiq-77Lzsg-8myJwG-SsdDtt-3oWibU-7de7fx-3gGqN-8kj1e2-8jYt11-5YKGWb-oGzemA-8YPDWa-9y4yv1-7CmfXP-KWqxy6-4dgvsX-bDcvEh-rtE4yM-8RnSGc-8i8uUo-8ioqe2-8eDSbB-8oS6sn-8gXP5k-CdkeMw-8Q8B3y-DmwHxt-FWmnp-94sjg9-8QFjEL-Rerzne-8eRqB9-eADn72-suu5jS-8R39fN-rgk8QJ-8rFNZc-8jBzoD-8zSqej-8RGBwF-8D7czj-J4s6sH-87uQVq-e5uckm'>Flickr user Peter Guthrie</a> licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Brick 06. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/brettpatterson/4071752267/in/photolist-7cNN6i-ryGF-4u614k-6dw5AX-awZndg-aDyyf-ryGW-gS1y8-bJHTEv-bkM38r-pRhC6R-9jL9P-YpQyQS-FxAjsX-doUYHa-4uy4Gu-8v6sF9-SGezNB-bMmBv6-4ktgLT-bpu5rn-4CcBh7-p6vZin-7SyGkM-9mdYKn-5RNgHQ-dU9Ded-75Li6L-cKtjrq-6V8fcE-rSeVY-uAb8Wg-4VqXX8-BzNfQS-T6b3U-8RSLQS-b9U4GX-76Q13c-KpHeMb-9Teq4V-9yBXpU-7R6fbv-9o9j1J-9M6cGb-kwYhjn-XeYTdH-cDNQ5b-5x3CMo-ekdU9D-2duXYP'>Flickr user Brett Patterson</a> licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Brick 07. Image © Flickr user Ryan Day licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Brick 08. Image © Flickr user Michael Coghlan licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Brick 09. Image © Flickr user Esko Kurvinen licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Brick 10. Image © Flickr user Kat Selvocki licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Asphalt 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44050399715/in/album-72157671737088257/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Asphalt 02. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44050387115/in/album-72157671737088257/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Asphalt 03. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/31090080378/in/album-72157671737088257/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Asphalt 04. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44243167644/in/album-72157671737088257/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Asphalt 05. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/31090070388/in/album-72157671737088257/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Asphalt 06. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44008929435/in/album-72157671667579987/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Asphalt 07. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/43109239450/in/album-72157671667579987/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Earth 01. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Earth 02. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Earth 03. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Earth 04. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Earth 05. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Earth 06. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Earth 07. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Grass 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/14866392570/in/photolist-oDG9zh-p9vRmR-86zj39-HVfP1p-qCKRrG-ayKgb4-89fJ8b-o3zaUw-tBWQzM-sinuVf-hNJPYx-U4MGSm-oB1WoQ-bkwcy2-9wWhLG-ewDJLg-rjxiGF-6hDeBq-nq4XH5-d8pasq-ei9KCb-aMDSBi-dVWKBN-dVrJ4x-kG7rt5-hNKf1S-243uAjf-27FMcRG-avGCoh-8Kp1f6-5bxXqY-9ETeAC-PMtDTd-e2yUYk-pfX5gw-oQkUYr-A268JE-rz6pn4-9s9Gkg-fQyY7k-iaYb6e-29nvLm5-edtjVs-nhdkc1-mxGCex-bPhsS2-a7MRtV-a6WFHK-akS1oi-dRNWKB'>Flickr user William Warby</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Leaves 01. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Leaves 02. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Leaves 03. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Leaves 04. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Water 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/eltpics/6187284354/in/photolist-aqKs5s-e9Gots-dTmNTN-ndPoUH-dto5tb-kngsua-8HpMpL-8Nvx56-9xgAub-cn9P6f-aHHfUg-eZuCKy-GGESYR-8poKM8-2cCHwvG-mTN6Ke-jJ75UC-23miRpG-N2VaGx-idzQ5s-oQdjUo-jfT5Dx-qqtVxp-vAh2XZ-daz7cx-pL5Z5U-mjpLre-cBhHeQ-hVYK1L-iZEASp-ifxycB-dQJUuK-dRqQXX-d8p825-s7Zaj2-8ST8Fh-bAB8Sj-cWVPQ1-qVy7sa-d63THQ-kDroua-fo5oEJ-cDmQFm-dNwhCZ-a7r5np-oG6HTo-YsKkQC-uD5N9x-gU4ck3-ppddxX'>Flickr user eltpics</a> licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Water 02. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Water 03. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Water 04. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Water 05. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Water 06. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/ttrinoid/27982248976/in/photolist-JCGkJy-pokH5B-hXFH4n-2bnEV6V-oRGnXE-dMFhob-a4mn5s-a5F29V-dk7v62-dMHVfr-947tvC-a7Xw2r-dVsCBF-bvMi8t-9g6WiA-c22hnW-agEZuB-canaVw-9qnuh9-4mRgkd-a525Si-cXds1j-dRghQ3-Q6nxSV-byRUoh-AY5fHw-aR4Qgz-8Ze9wi-9wgUKW-btxPsH-f537C1-aMY1Ug-E4FZ9F-FbPKZk-8GBKm1-c37XWC-b8sCvc-fv7t2X-oVHRVB-cRV96q-aAmBaV-hb56S9-dW3AQT-pjVK3A-n6121H-aygzjA-5Uik94-ea1eRH-dTecgd-e8Tu86'>Flickr user Bjoern von Thuelen</a> licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Sky 01. Image © Flickr user Martin Duggan licensed under CC BY 2.0
Sky 02. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Sky 03. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Sky 04. Image © Flickr user Texture Palace licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Sky 05. Image © Flickr user Sarah Falla licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Fabric 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26445053092/in/album-72157665053759414/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Fabric 02. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/25934473043/in/album-72157665053759414/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Fabric 03. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/25906199603/in/album-72157667154856352/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Fabric 04. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26449980250/in/album-72157667760980045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Fabric 05. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26463507242/in/album-72157667322969116/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
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A Library of 100 Downloadable Photoshop Textures

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Among the dozens of software programs exploited by architects today, Photoshop is one of the most universal, enduring, and valuable. The go-to tool for students and architects for image-based editing, collages, and rendering, the popularity of Photoshop has given rise to countless online tutorials, tips, and resources. One of the most frustrating and time-consuming exercises in using Photoshop is the endless search for high-quality material textures. This demand has led to the creation of many dispersed online libraries, allowing users to download royalty-free, high-resolution textures for almost any material. One such site is Texture Palace, offering an extensive, Flickr-based library with high-quality concrete, timber, steel, and many other textures. Below, we have collated some of the best textures from Texture Palace, creating an easy go-to resource as you create your next masterpiece. The site is steadily updated with new textures, so be sure to visit the official site
Concrete 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/31299399748/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 02. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/43173659600/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 03. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/31112986218/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 04. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/31112998688/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 05. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44266480034/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 06. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/45648845922/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 07. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/45648845952/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 08. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44074213025/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 09. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/14618584163/in/album-72157645564121334/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 10. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44360640144/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 11. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/45611979752/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 12. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44136351435/in/album-72157696117507400/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 13. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/14595226351/in/album-72157645564121334/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 14. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/14596575894/in/album-72157645564121334/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Concrete 15. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26519540325/in/album-72157665019001624/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/20837125478/in/album-72157657578015070/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 02. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/20837124958/in/album-72157657578015070/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 03. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/21015109172/in/album-72157657578015070/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 04. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/20998785236/in/album-72157657578015070/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 05. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/20402380884/in/album-72157657578015070/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 06. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26631925861/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 07. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/30234441987/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 08. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26671306316/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 09. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/29432767890/in/album-72157670644351134/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 10. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26671306756/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 11. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26092193084/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 12. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26671306106/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 13. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/29432768030/in/album-72157670644351134/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 14. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26092193554/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Timber 15. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26671306976/in/album-72157667705646045/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579221113/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 02. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26284739653/in/album-72157667894168321/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 03. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579694024/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 04. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579733264/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 05. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579783364/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 06. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579426613/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 07. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579367123/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 08. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26284740723/in/album-72157667894168321/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 09. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579724914/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 10. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26284736873/in/album-72157667894168321/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 11. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26283607514/in/album-72157667894168321/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 12. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579716144/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 13. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26283608214/in/album-72157667894168321/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 14. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/26284737343/in/album-72157667894168321/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Metal 15. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/13579242195/in/album-72157643305853013/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/43073098130/in/album-72157695836164870/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 02. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44885343591/in/album-72157695836164870/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 03. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/24837938945/in/album-72157664282323136/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 04. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/16894802517/in/album-72157651874177541/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 05. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/45051688584/in/album-72157673238924477/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 06. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/41232206930/in/album-72157698440372815/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 07. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/44261895335/in/album-72157698957715542/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 08. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/24211097513/in/album-72157664282323136/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 09. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/30836749027/in/album-72157673238924477/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Stone 10. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/122127718@N08/43959254290/in/album-72157673238924477/'>Flickr user Texture Palace</a> licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Brick 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/27606531@N02/2870123940/in/photolist-5nC8Rw-cAEswj-mzPC94-7LDLWB-8zJKip-bJ4kLZ-7EgnFz-PjfBp-9QzUXk-EyHnJ-9Gnjtp-a3LA7r-bgQRQi-nTVkMf-9MoDSF-6ohH72-ekd8J8-sb1bqX-9JTtS3-6V9yGm-4prH6n-9di7rN-rnwmME-nSJA1s-nYDsFn-4V6WNy-9YZASL-81EN1k-9UF5fa-udyV4y-5Bo2Lr-qjmoJy-Hm4Wgm-ds4CvJ-6ZYq7M-bxSGfz-e3JEqV-paTcXN-rfcKsQ-Q3Hbr-dW6o1D-7NcNeL-8cHqQp-dmCGNh-69qWat-dB5erd-a4t5vx-6bn3rD-8utxsV-dFbHya'>Flickr user War on Tomato</a> licensed under CC BY 2.0
Brick 02. Image © Flickr user Andrew Kelsall icensed under CC BY 2.0
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Water 01. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/eltpics/6187284354/in/photolist-aqKs5s-e9Gots-dTmNTN-ndPoUH-dto5tb-kngsua-8HpMpL-8Nvx56-9xgAub-cn9P6f-aHHfUg-eZuCKy-GGESYR-8poKM8-2cCHwvG-mTN6Ke-jJ75UC-23miRpG-N2VaGx-idzQ5s-oQdjUo-jfT5Dx-qqtVxp-vAh2XZ-daz7cx-pL5Z5U-mjpLre-cBhHeQ-hVYK1L-iZEASp-ifxycB-dQJUuK-dRqQXX-d8p825-s7Zaj2-8ST8Fh-bAB8Sj-cWVPQ1-qVy7sa-d63THQ-kDroua-fo5oEJ-cDmQFm-dNwhCZ-a7r5np-oG6HTo-YsKkQC-uD5N9x-gU4ck3-ppddxX'>Flickr user eltpics</a> licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
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Bjarke Ingels’ Burning Man ORB Captured through the Lens of Laurian Ghinitoiu

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© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu One of the star attractions of 2018’s Burning Man Festival was the ORB, designed and overseen by Bjarke Ingels, Iacob Lange & Laurent de Carniere. The 1/500,000 scale sphere of the Earth’s surface was designed to conceptually reference earth and human expression, intending to leave no trace following its deflation. The designers wanted the giant sphere to act as a guiding landmark for festival-goers, and set up an Indiegogo campaign back in July to raise the remaining funding for the installation. In total, the team invested 30 tons of steel, 1,000 welding and sewing hours, and $300,000 of their own funds to make the ORB a reality.

Now, photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has published an extensive set of images showcasing the construction and operation of the ORB during the Burning Man Festival in Black Rock City. Below, we have laid out some of the most expressive images, with

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A Series of Rejected Plans That Would Have Transformed London

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Westminster City Airport. Image © <a href='https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/london/advice-and-inspiration/interactive/in-pictures-the-london-that-could-have-been/'>Barratt Homes</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a> Westminster City Airport. Image © <a href='https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/london/advice-and-inspiration/interactive/in-pictures-the-london-that-could-have-been/'>Barratt Homes</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a> London is one of the world’s most iconic and beloved cities, with a diverse blend of architectural styles spanning the centuries. Every year, 20 million tourists flock to the city in search of iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster, the London Eye, and Trafalgar Square. But London could have been so different. Through time, a host of ambitious, crazy, and revolutionary plans were drawn up around the city, only to be consigned to an unbuilt history. To demonstrate this, Barratt Homes has unearthed plans for “some of the capital’s most ambitious construction projects that never saw the light of day.” We have republished the images and shortened descriptions from Barratt Homes below. Be sure to visit the official website here for more in-depth reading.

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Today. Image © <a href='https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/london/advice-and-inspiration/interactive/in-pictures-the-london-that-could-have-been/'>Barratt Homes</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a>
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Today. Image © <a href='https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/london/advice-and-inspiration/interactive/in-pictures-the-london-that-could-have-been/'>Barratt Homes</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a>
What could have been. Image © <a href='https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/london/advice-and-inspiration/interactive/in-pictures-the-london-that-could-have-been/'>Barratt Homes</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a>
Today. Image © <a href='https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/london/advice-and-inspiration/interactive/in-pictures-the-london-that-could-have-been/'>Barratt Homes</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a>
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ecoLogicStudio’s Bio-Digital Curtain Fights Climate Change by Filtering Air and Creating Bioplastic

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© NAARO © NAARO London-based architectural and urban design firm ecoLogicStudio has unveiled a large-scale “urban curtain” designed to fight climate change. “Photo.Synth.Etica” was developed in collaboration with Climate-KIC, the most prominent climate innovation initiative from the European Union, to “accelerate solutions to global climate change.” Photo.Synth.Etica, currently on display at the Printworks Building in Ireland’s Dublin Castle, captures and stores one kilogram of CO2 per day, the equivalent to that of 20 large trees.
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The prototype is composed of 16 modules measuring 2 x 7 meters, covering the first and second floor of the historic building, recently featured in our architectural guide to Dublin. Each module functions as a photobioreactor: “a digitally designed and custom-made bioplastic container that utilizes daylight to feed the living micro-algal cultures and releases luminescent shades at night.”

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Mountain Outpost Brings “Architectural Ambition” to the Swiss Alps

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Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron Herzog & de Meuron have unveiled their proposal for a mountain outpost in the Swiss Alps. “TITLIS 3020” is situated on one of Switzerland’s most renowned tourist attractions, the 3000-meter-high Mount Titlis. The design forms part of a master plan for the area developed by Herzog & de Meuron, which includes the construction of the outpost, the redevelopment of an old beam antenna tower, and redevelopment of an underground tunnel.
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The mountain outpost will replace a summit station built in 1967 which is currently unable to meet modern demands. For the scheme’s design, Herzog & de Meuron sought to give architectural ambition to a typology which is often designed to be purely functional. TITLIS 3020 belongs to “a new generation of Alpine architecture that aims to do justice to the breathtaking landscape by ensuring a corresponding
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Zaha Hadid Architects Among Firms Chosen for Russian Mega-Smart City

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Zaha Hadid Architects, working in collaboration with Russia-based TPO Pride Architects has been selected as one of three consortiums to realize the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye neighborhood in the West of the Russian capital Moscow. The team will work with fellow winners Nikken Sekkei, UNK Project, Archea Associati, and ABD Architects to develop 4 million square meters of new buildings over 460 hectares. Over one-third of the new neighborhoods will be parklands and forest bordering the Moscow River, with a centerpiece 30-hectare lake.

The urban region will include homes for 66,500 residents, as well as schools, clinics, transport infrastructure, shopping districts, and 800,000 square meters of office space to meet the demands of Moscow’s financial, consulting, and legal sectors.

The masterplan is in response to rapid projected growth for Moscow, whose population has increased by 30% in the past 20 years. The project seeks to accommodate the city’s

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Zaha Hadid Architects Among Firms Chosen for Russian Mega-Smart City

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Zaha Hadid Architects, working in collaboration with Russia-based TPO Pride Architects has been selected as one of three consortiums to realize the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye neighborhood in the West of the Russian capital Moscow. The team will work with fellow winners Nikken Sekkei, UNK Project, Archea Associati, and ABD Architects to develop 4 million square meters of new buildings over 460 hectares. Over one-third of the new neighborhoods will be parklands and forest bordering the Moscow River, with a centerpiece 30-hectare lake.

The urban region will include homes for 66,500 residents, as well as schools, clinics, transport infrastructure, shopping districts, and 800,000 square meters of office space to meet the demands of Moscow’s financial, consulting, and legal sectors.

The masterplan is in response to rapid projected growth for Moscow, whose population has increased by 30% in the past 20 years. The project seeks to accommodate the city’s

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Harvard GSD’s Wheelwright Prize 2019 is Open for Submissions

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© Kris Snibbe/Harvard University News Office © Kris Snibbe/Harvard University News Office The Harvard Graduate School of Design has initiated a call for submissions for the 2019 Wheelwright Prize, an open international competition that awards $100,000 to a “talented early-career architect to support travel-based research.” With an open competition process, the Wheelwright Prize recognizes the importance of field research to professional development and reinforces Harvard GSD’s dedication to fostering investigative approaches to contemporary design. The winning entrant will join previous winners such as Aude-Line Duliere in 2018, Samuel Bravo in 2017, and Anna Puigjaner in 2016. The prize is open to emerging architects irrespective of where they practice. Applicants must have received a degree from a professionally accredited architecture program in the past 15 years, however an affiliation with the Harvard GSD is not required. The application must comprise a portfolio, research proposal, and travel itinerary that takes them outside their
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