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Architecturally Integrated Bunk Beds: Material and Design Tips

September 16, 2021 Olivia Bartolini 0

It is a common misconception that bunk beds – which are sleeping spaces elevated above floor-level – are used exclusively for the bedrooms of children and teens. While bunk beds are a great solution for younger kids and older kids alike, the practical aspect of bunk beds which gives ample sleeping space while saving on floor space, makes them great for a variety of purposes and applications. With a rise in density and the majority of people living in large urban centers making use of increasingly smaller living spaces, there has come a push towards modularity in interior architecture. For this reason, bunk beds and lofted sleeping areas have become a great solution to maximize square footage. 

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A’ Design Awards & Competition: Call for Submissions

September 15, 2021 Olivia Bartolini 0

The A’ Design Award was “born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well-designed products.” The A’ Design Award, recognizing the excellent and original talent from across the globe, is both a major achievement for designers and a source of inspiration for award-winning architects, brands, and design agencies. Entry and nomination are open to contestants from every country. Registration for the A’ Design Award & Competition 2021-2022 period is now open. Register and upload your design here, and receive a complimentary preliminary score.

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The Benefits of Copper and BIO-C29: A Technology That Eliminates Up to 99.9% of Fungi

September 8, 2021 Olivia Bartolini 0

In an effort to create a high-impact solution during the current global pandemic, the Peru-based Grupo LAMOSA decided to generate a line of ceramics with antiviral properties of Copper Nanoparticles (NanCu). The team decided to kick-off the distribution of BIO-C29 technology through its range of BIO-CER products. This solution was achieved through a collaboration between Mauricio Méndez (Industrial Director) and Jenny Morales (LATAM Technical Manager) from Cerámica San Lorenzo-Grupo LAMOSA, in conjunction with Nano Quantum Group SpA. The result is a capable protective layer that considerably eradicates infectious agents, creating disinfected architectural spaces free of health hazards.

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How to Communicate your Design Intent Through Visualization Styles

September 7, 2021 Olivia Bartolini 0

Creating a compelling visualization that communicates your design intent and gets stakeholders on board is no easy feat. While designers have plenty of visualization tools to deploy— from powerful rendering engines to the simplicity of pen and paper — there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to visualization. As your design evolves, you may need multiple renderings at various levels of detail. 

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The Role of Open BIM Technology in one of Queensland’s Largest Developments

August 6, 2021 Olivia Bartolini 0

With new advancements in software opportunities, Open BIM is tiding over the disconnects between different project sectors, making the workflow more efficient at both large and small scales. Open BIM extends the benefits of BIM (Building Information Modeling) by improving the accessibility, usability, management, and sustainability of digital data in the built asset industry. Open BIM processes can be defined as sharable project information that supports seamless collaboration for all project participants, removing the traditional problem of BIM data that is typically constrained by proprietary vendor data formats, by discipline, or by the phase of a project.

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How Can Architecture Firms Learn to Adopt a Whole-Systems Approach to Business Planning?

August 3, 2021 Olivia Bartolini 0

Business planning is similar to creating design iterations and drafting drawings before starting construction, in the sense that it is the blueprint for a firm’s future success. Having a strategic plan provides a basis to evaluate what is happening in real-time against what was expected, make adjustments as necessary, and have a guide to help make better business decisions. Without a plan, how can you coordinate all of the elements and timing required to achieve the desired result? How can you navigate an unpredictable business environment?

Let’s review how the business plan with a whole-systems approach can guide us to successful results, as developed by Charrette Venture Group (CVG).

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Brick Apartment Interiors: 5 Examples of Rustic Warmth

July 20, 2021 Olivia Bartolini 0

There is no material more diverse and timeless than brick – which can be seen as a staple in both ancient and modern architecture. In many cases, stripping away the drywall of a historical building can reveal beautiful brick walls, which bring a great deal of texture, warmth, and character into a living space. Whether left raw or painted, the look lends itself to a range of styles from rustic to industrial. 

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How Exterior Metal Panels Provide Function, Performance, and Beauty

July 6, 2021 Olivia Bartolini 0

Integrating metal panels into exterior architecture can result in a unique building that is both performative and beautiful. Metal panels customized in tandem with adaptive solutions, proprietary technology, and skilled project managers and designers create a perfect opportunity to make a statement in the surrounding built environment. Arktura provides services, resources, and materials to support endless creativity with exterior metal wall panels that give the flexibility to achieve virtually any design preference.