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Chlorophyllous Urbanism: Mumbai

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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?

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

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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Sedna, Landscape Supercomputer

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"A re-reading and re-designing of Nature as a supercomputer. The film shows a multi-level computational program running on Sedna - An Insurance and Oil Futures Risk Analysis, commissioned by OPEC, speculating on the econom... Read more →

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Dead IRL | Mostly Human

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"If you could create a digital version of yourself to stick around long after you've died, would you want to?"

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Unused Space in the World's Tallest Buildings

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"A recent Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) study illustrates that big chunks of useless space are hidden at the top of many of the world's skyscrapers in order to inflate their height. In fact, as much a... Read more →

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Design Competition - or Ideological Crisis?

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

'"I’m really hesitant to say the wall has provided an opportunity,” he told me over coffee in Berkeley last week, but he makes the argument that we should view the nearly 700 miles of wall as an opportunity for economic an... Read more →

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Architecture's Most Intriguing Drawing

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"With their Manual of Section, the three founding partners of LTL architects engage with section as an essential tool of architectural design... 'Extrusion,' 'Stack,' 'Shape,' 'Shear,' 'Hole,' 'Incline,' and 'Nest' each hi... Read more →

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The Scientific Case for Bringing Back the Russian Mammoth

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Resurrecting extinct species is a dumb way to make a theme park and a practical way to fight global warming."

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Shrunken plastic bottles as a bonding material (Video)

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Product designer micaella pedros’ ‘joining bottles’ project uses shrunken plastic bottles as an experimental wood-joining technique. Through the application of heat, the simple throw-away item is transformed into a wood b... Read more →

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In Defense of the Lecture

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The best lectures draw on careful preparation as well as spontaneous revelation. While speaking to students and gauging their reactions, lecturers come to new conclusions, incorporate them into the lecture, and refine the... Read more →

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Outrage: 'Craft might make us happier but it's not going to save the world'

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"There is a problem with the discourse of craft, with craft being set up as an end in itself"

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Field of Vision - Best of Luck with the Wall

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Terrifyingly futile (y mucho dinero).

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This 3D Map Shows the Price Per Square Foot of U.S. Housing Markets

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This 3D interactive map comes Max Galka’s great Metrocosm blog. Don’t forget to check out his project, Blueshift. Where is the most expensive real estate in the United States? It depends on how you look at it. Using home... Read more →

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Ricardo Bofill's 40-Year factory/home renovation

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"consisting of such a wide range of structures, the first step to renovation consisted in the calculated demolition of certain elements with the use of jackhammers and dynamite." Read more →

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Architects will have five days to submit proposals for Trump's border wall

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

SC's wall features high speed rail connecting San Diego to San Antonio, low income housing, and a free trade zone embedded - 5 days indeed. #lemonade Read more →

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Who Are RCR Arquitectes? Get to Know the New Pritzker Prize Winners

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"As designers of an architecture that is both stylistically and physically local—RCR Arquitectes’ work is mostly found in Catalonia, although recent projects have taken them to France and Belgium—the firm has established a... Read more →

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Lawns are a soul-crushing timesuck and most of us would be better off without...

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"As Baker notes in her essay, lawns are a big part of contemporary American life. There are somewhere around 40 million acres of lawn in the lower 48, according to a 2005 NASA estimate derived from satellite imaging. Turf ... Read more →

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Baltimore's floating trash-eaters clean up 1 million pounds of debris

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The initial trash wheel prototype was created by local sailor and engineer John Kellett, who approached the city about trying to find a water pollution solution after watching debris floating in the Inner Harbor on a regu... Read more →

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Japan invents Robo-bees that can legitimately pollinate the Earth

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"We already have great pollinators on Earth – they are called bees. So instead of building drones that replicate their behaviour, perhaps we should focus on saving the ones we’ve already got. Otherwise, we could be working... Read more →

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'Duck Dynasty' vs. 'Modern Family': 50 Maps of the U.S. Cultural Divide

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Americans have been clustering themselves into cultural bubbles just as they have clustered in political bubbles. Their TV preferences confirm that. Read more →

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Virtual Art Sessions

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Google has partnered with several artists, bringing them a new way to paint, draw and sculpt. The following interactive sessions show their first explorations in a 3D virtual environment. Watch them craft in virtual space,... Read more →

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Robots are about to change the way buildings are constructed

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The In Situ Fabricator1 is designed from the bottom up to be practical. It can build stuff using a range of tools with a precision of less than five millimeters, it is designed to operate semi-autonomously in a complex ch... Read more →