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    News nuggets and culture for design aspirants, adjacents, and experts. As long as you’re procrastinating, you may as well be current with all things architecture, culture, and technology!


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    Chlorophyllous Urbanism: Mumbai

    Uphmtxzxlr5racquakct  Posted by  Rand Lemley

    How can architecture tell a story? How can architecture join a story? This thesis video by a pair of students at Edinburgh does a darn good job of showing some possibilities. Read more →

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    The Infamous NCAA Bracket, Redesigned.

    Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

    "This is the design-friendly NCAA bracket we were waiting for, reinterpreted in the round."

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    5 Ways to Communicate Your Killer Concept

    Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

    "A seemingly never-ending debate exists regarding the authority of architects to dictate design decisions to the wider public. Given that it is those people who will ultimately inhabit and live with the structures we creat... Read more →

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    See Earth's Surface Change With New Satellite Map

    Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

    "A new global map made of more than two million satellite images, updated monthly, is now yours to explore. Starting today, Earth-imaging company Planet Labs is launching a web portal to its huge database of photos of Eart... Read more →

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    The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Architecture 2017 | Fast Company

    Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

    "For decades, architectural discourse was dominated by the notion that a single iconic building could reshape a neighborhood. Today, the best architecture firms are taking a more nuanced approach to the built environment." Read more →

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    Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

    Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

    "Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe." Read more →

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    The Goddesses of Venus: A topographic map

    Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

    From the man who brought you the Medieval Map of Mars, Venus gets a fresh scan with features named after mythical female figures.

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    What's Really Warming the World?

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    Skeptics of man-made climate change offer various natural causes to explain earth warming -- here are NASA's findings.

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    This map of Earth is the most accurate ever produced.

    Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

    "Japanese architect Hajime Narukawa claims to have tackled a centuries-old problem - how to draw an oblate spheroid Earth on a flat plane... It does so by dividing the world into 96 triangles, making it a tetrahedron, then... Read more →

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    Intricate Models Change How You See Their Famous Full-Size Counterparts

    Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

    "Preview the exhibit below through six featured images that will be on display; each photograph is accompanied by an explanatory quote from Kenneth Frampton and James Ewing." Read more →

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