ArchDaily Selects the Best New Practices of 2021

As our world evolves at an unprecedented pace, the challenges we face are becoming increasingly complex. The built environment has a significant role to play in addressing these challenges, and architects are at the forefront...

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As our world evolves at an unprecedented pace, the challenges we face are becoming increasingly complex. The built environment has a significant role to play in addressing these challenges, and architects are at the forefront of finding innovative solutions. ArchDaily recognizes the importance of architecture in shaping our future and has selected the best new practices of 2021 that are driving change in the industry.

Embracing Change in Architecture

Architecture is no longer limited to traditional practices; it has become a transversal question in our society. From citizens questioning the quality of public spaces to self-trained builders creating tiny houses, architecture is evolving to become more inclusive and accessible. The selected practices of 2021 reflect this diversity and are committed to making a meaningful impact.

Catalysts of Change

The practices selected for the 2021 ArchDaily New Practices generation are catalysts for the revolution in architecture. They inspire with their work, reflect on their models of engagement, and, most importantly, demonstrate a commitment to the evolution of architecture.

Introducing the 2021 ArchDaily New Practices

Let's take a closer look at some of the selected practices:

a for architecture | India

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Based in Nasik, India, a for architecture acknowledges the changing urban landscape and their role in shaping it. They believe that contemporary architecture should mitigate the negative effects of rapid transformation and ensure inclusivity. Their engagement goes beyond the built environment, encompassing cultural and professional initiatives.

Albor Arquitectos | Cuba

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Building in Cuba comes with its own set of challenges, such as limited resources and resistance to contemporary proposals. Albor Arquitectos sees their work as an interpretation and response to the Cuban reality. Their projects explore economic constraints, social dynamics, and cultural influences, ultimately embracing the complexity of contemporary Cuban society.

Atelier Lai | China

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Atelier Lai, based in China, embraces the concept of "Lai," meaning both "being" and "future." They draw inspiration from the past while envisioning a contemporary architectural approach. Their work reflects a deep understanding of local context and seeks to create a path to the future of architecture.

baupal | Germany

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baupal aims to democratize architectural planning by making it accessible and sustainable. Through digitization and transparent workflows, they empower private builders with cost-effective and customized solutions. Their approach reduces complexity and puts the control back in the hands of the clients.

Ben-Avid | Argentina

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Ben-Avid believes in the transformative power of dialogue and the importance of reinterpreting existing architectural concepts. They challenge themselves to create unique designs that bridge the gap between what has been done before and what is yet to come. Their commitment to the craft of architecture is evident in their rigorous approach to writing, competition, and drawing.

Canoa | United States

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Canoa is a marketplace for planet-conscious products for the workplace, aiming to reduce waste in commercial interiors. Their technology enables teams to design, procure, and track sustainable furniture and accessories. By emphasizing durability and reusability, Canoa strives to create a more sustainable and efficient approach to workspace design.

Equipo de Arquitectura | Paraguay

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Equipo de Arquitectura's approach is rooted in the essential and primitive aspects of architecture. They work with materials and light to create spaces that respect the natural environment and enhance the pre-existing context. By focusing on local craftsmanship and sustainable construction techniques, they strive to create architecture that is appropriate for the climate and socioeconomic reality.

ESEColectivo Arquitectos | Ecuador

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ESEColectivo Arquitectos is dedicated to experimentation with alternative building materials and technologies. They seek to reconcile sustainable strategies with project-specific needs, resulting in diverse and innovative designs. Their collaborative approach extends beyond architecture to include cultural and research initiatives that contribute to the broader architectural discourse.

HANNAH Office | United States

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HANNAH Office embraces digital design and fabrication technologies to explore new possibilities in architecture. Their work integrates material methods, environmental practices, and sustainable construction techniques. From 3D-printed cabins to customized seats, their projects showcase the potential of technology to transform the built environment.

These are just a few examples of the diverse and innovative practices that made the ArchDaily's 2021 New Practices list. Each practice brings a unique perspective and contributes to the evolution of architecture.

Conclusion

In a rapidly changing world, architecture plays a crucial role in addressing complex challenges. The 2021 ArchDaily New Practices selected practices demonstrate a commitment to innovation, sustainability, and inclusivity. They inspire with their designs, engage with their communities, and shape the future of architecture.

Stay tuned for a series of in-depth articles on these practices, where we will delve deeper into their inspiring work. The future of architecture is bright, and these practices are leading the way.

This article is part of the ArchDaily Topic: New Practices, proudly presented by PERI. PERI's research into disruptive technologies is shaping the future of the construction industry. Through their innovative approach, they are expanding the boundaries of what is possible in architecture. Learn more about PERI's groundbreaking work and their vision for the future.

Disclaimer: The content of this article is based on the original ArchDaily article and has been rewritten following the provided guidelines. No external details, contact information, or unrelated content have been included.

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