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First Look: Qatar World Cup stadium design references nomadic heritage

Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have released images of the second stadium design, Archdaily reports.

Dubbed the Al Bayt Stadium, the complex is planned for Al Khor City. It will be surrounded by retail space, restaurants, and landscaped recreational trails for cycling, jogging, and horseback riding.

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The new World Cup 2022 stadium is designed to resemble the tents used by Qatar's local nomadic tribes.

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Organizers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, recently unveiled designs for the second stadium.

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Wed, 2014-07-02 15:41
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All renderings courtesy of Neoscape
All renderings courtesy of Neoscape
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Organizers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, recently unveiled designs for the second stadium.

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Gehry edits Canadian skyscraper plan to be 'more Toronto'

With his signature, outlandish, and dramatic forms, people usually either love or hate a Frank Gehry building in their vicinity.

After Gehry’s proposed skyscraper complex was put down by critics, he recently unveiled a reworked design that reduces the number of towers from three to two from the original plan for the development in Toronto’s entertainment district, DeZeen reports.

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The Mirvish-Gehry Toronto towers will house residential, retail, office, and gallery spaces in the center of Toronto's entertainment district.

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After being criticized for the original tower complex, architect Frank Gehry unveils a new design that is more subtle, and "more Toronto."

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Thu, 2014-07-03 15:20
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Rendering courtesy of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto
Rendering courtesy of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto
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After being criticized for the original tower complex, architect Frank Gehry unveils a new design that is more subtle, and "more Toronto."

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'Solar orchid' pods will serve as floating restaurants, retail shops in Singapore's harbor [slideshow]

In an attempt to reunite the nation of Singapore with its harbor, SPARK Architects has designed the "solar orchid"—self-contained, solar-powered pods that mimic traditional hawkers.

Hawkers, or floating stalls where vendors sell various products, were once commonplace in Singapore, but have faded away after decades of urban development, designboom reports.

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The pods will include cooking stalls, complete with table settings, built-in exhaust, and water, gas, electrical, and waste collection services.

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In an attempt to reunite the nation of Singapore with its harbor, SPARK Architects has designed the "solar orchid"—self-contained, solar-powered pods that mimic traditional hawkers. 

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Mon, 2014-07-07 11:54
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Renderings courtesy SPARK
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In an attempt to reunite the nation of Singapore with its harbor, SPARK Architects has designed the "solar orchid"—self-contained, solar-powered pods that mimic traditional hawkers. 

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7 emerging design trends in brick buildings

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From wild architectural shapes to unique color blends and pattern arrangements, these projects demonstrate the design possibilities of brick. 

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From wild architectural shapes to unique color blends and pattern arrangements, these projects demonstrate the design possibilities of brick. 

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Mon, 2014-07-07 14:46
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For the west façade of the 77,000-sf Farm Credit Services of America Corporate O
For the west façade of the 77,000-sf Farm Credit Services of America Corporate Office Building 2 in Omaha, Neb., Clark Enersen Partners created an abstract representation of wind blowing through a wheat field—using two brick colors at various depths and orientation. Photo: Scholz Images
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From wild architectural shapes to unique color blends and pattern arrangements, these projects demonstrate the design possibilities of brick. 

Fired clay brick continues to evolve with new color blends, textures, and architectural shapes that inspire innovative and enduring designs. These design trends are evident in the winning projects from the BIA's Brick in Architecture Awards.  

Here’s a look at the latest brick design trends based on recent award winners:

 

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Team unity pays off for a new hospital in Maine [2014 Building Team Awards]

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Extensive use of local contractors, vendors, and laborers brings a Maine hospital project in months ahead of schedule.

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Extensive use of local contractors, vendors, and laborers brings a Maine hospital project in months ahead of schedule.

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Mon, 2014-07-07 15:50
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The Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Maine, uses massing to create a ‘Village
The Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Maine, uses massing to create a ‘Village of Healthcare’ concept—a progression of functional adjacencies organized around a central spine, to reduce long walks between service areas. PHOTO: ANTON GRASSL/ESTO
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Extensive use of local contractors, vendors, and laborers brings a Maine hospital project in months ahead of schedule.

About four years ago, executives at MaineGeneral Health, which has served the people of the Kennebec Valley since 1891, realized that they faced a classic decision: Should they renovate their two primary facilities, one in Augusta, the state capital, the other 20 or so miles north in Waterville, or start all over?

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5 factors that can affect thermal stress break risk of insulated glass units

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Glass type, glass coating, shading patterns, vents, and framing system can impact an IGU’s risk for a thermal break.

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The glass type, glass coating, shading patterns, vents, and framing system can impact an IGU’s risk for a thermal break.

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Mon, 2014-07-07 16:06
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The glass type, glass coating, shading patterns, vents, and framing system can impact an IGU’s risk for a thermal break.

Thermal stress is one of many factors that can cause glass to break, even when it is not impacted by a projectile. 

Such failures usually are not a testament to the quality of the glass, but rather the result of temperature imbalance within the glass, which can occur when the center of a window or insulating glass unit (IGU) heats and expands while the edges remain cool. 

The resulting thermally induced tensile stress on the glass edges can exceed the strength of the glass itself, causing it to break at approximately a 90-degree angle.

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Lost in the Museum: Bjarke Ingels' maze will make you look up and around

For the past two years, the National Building Museum has put up a temporary mini-golf course for visitors to play in. But this year, they're taking museum-goers to a different place: a maze.

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The maze actually gets easier as you go along.

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The maze, located in the National Building Museum, is a precursor to an exhibit showcasing some of BIG's projects. To navigate the maze, people must look up.

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Tue, 2014-07-08 13:55
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The maze, located in the National Building Museum, is a precursor to an exhibit showcasing some of BIG's projects. To navigate the maze, people must look up.

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Frank Lloyd Wright's posthumous gas station opens in Buffalo

A fireplace in a gas station – imagine getting a permit to build something like that today. But that is exactly what legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright thought up for a gas station he designed more than half a century ago, and that was exactly what was built in the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum in Buffalo, New York, for public viewing.

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This never built design is like a time-capsule that preserved the enthusiasm and optimism for cars in early 20th century United States.

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Eighty-seven years after Frank Lloyd Wright designed an ornamental gas station for the city of Buffalo, the structure has been built and opened to the public—inside an auto museum. 

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Tue, 2014-07-08 13:31
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Photos courtesy of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum
Photos courtesy of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum
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Eighty-seven years after Frank Lloyd Wright designed an ornamental gas station for the city of Buffalo, the structure has been built and opened to the public—inside an auto museum. 

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Fast-track naval hospital sparks sea change in project delivery [2014 Building Team Awards]

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Through advanced coordination methods and an experimental contract method, the Building Team for Camp Pendleton’s new hospital campus sets a new standard for project delivery.

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Through advanced coordination methods and an experimental contract method, the Building Team for Camp Pendleton’s new hospital campus sets a new standard for project delivery.

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Tue, 2014-07-08 15:58
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The Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton replaces an outmoded hospital on the base.
The Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton replaces an outmoded hospital on the base. The 500,000-sf facility has 96 outpatient procedure rooms, 205 exam rooms, ancillary departments, support spaces, and 60 inpatient rooms. Outpatient visits are expected to top 2,000 per day. Photo: LaCasse Photography
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Through advanced coordination methods and an experimental contract method, the Building Team for Camp Pendleton’s new hospital campus sets a new standard for project delivery.

In a Building Team Awards competition that was heavy with high-quality healthcare projects, including four eventual winners, the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton (NHCP) stood out, according to the awards judges. The jury commended the Building Team for executing an extremely large and complex program under an aggressive schedule and experimental design-build contracting method—all while beating the initial budget by nearly 19%.  

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Does Zaha Hadid’s Tokyo Olympic Stadium have a design flaw?

Despite her extensive experience and established portfolio, household name and architect Zaha Hadid can’t seem to escape from scrutiny by fellow architects or even the public.

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There are only so many materials one could choose to create a curved, retractable roof. Apparently Zaha Hadid's team chose a flammable one.

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After being criticized for the cost and size of her stadium design for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, a Japanese architect points out a major design flaw in the stadium that may endanger the spectators.

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Tue, 2014-07-08 14:56
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Renderings: Zaha Hadid Architects
Renderings: Zaha Hadid Architects
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After being criticized for the cost and size of her stadium design for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, a Japanese architect points out a major design flaw in the stadium that may endanger the spectators.

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