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Common Construction Systems, spelled out.

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"a tool to help architects translate their plan diagrams into tangible architectural works, as well as to help students learn the knowledge necessary to build what they plan."  Read more →

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An Architect's Voice Is Their Most Important Tool.

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live only as you can.” — Neil Gaiman"  Read more →

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How Singapore Is Creating More Land for Itself

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"What does a tremendously rich and ambitious country do when it is running out of land? And what can the rest of the world learn from these experiments?"  Read more →

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The Most Used AutoDesk Commands

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Revealed as a sequence of infographics, the results demonstrate how people work – and how they often deviate from prescribed usage."

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"Pool Party"

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Bureau Spectacular's proposal for 2017 YAP MoMA PS1.

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Wood Turned Plum Bowl

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17 minutes in heaven...

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America's manliest industries are all competing for women

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The Iron Workers union this month leaped to the cutting edge of the effort, becoming the first building trades union to offer up to eight months of paid maternity leave to pregnant women and new moms."  Read more →

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The Next Big Blue-Collar Job, Is Coding?

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The national average salary for IT jobs is about $81,000 (more than double the national average for all jobs), and the field is set to expand by 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than most other occupations."  Read more →

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Plastic-eating caterpillars may save our planet.

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Each year, about 80 million tonnes of the plastic polyethylene are produced around the world...it can take hundreds of years to decompose completely. However, caterpillars of the moth (Galleria mellonella) can make holes ...  Read more →

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A "Neo-Brutalist Revival" in Seoul

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"During his frequent travels to Seoul, Hong Kong- and Singapore-based photographer Raphael Olivier noticed a new trend taking the South Korean capital: a crop of geometric, concrete buildings of all genres. He calls the ne...  Read more →

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How does a Warming Planet Drives Human Migration?

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Climate displacement is becoming one of the world’s most powerful — and destabilizing — geopolitical forces." "In a 2010 Gallup World Poll, though, about 12 percent of respondents — representing a total of 500 million ad...  Read more →

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GET LOW—London's "Super Basements"

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"With land prices in London spiraling ever upwards since the 2008 financial crash, property owners in the city have increasingly chosen to dig down to increase the floor area — and the value — of their tightly packed resid...  Read more →

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Shipping Container = Pool?

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"We’ve seen shipping containers converted to urban farms, off-the-grid getaways... now, some people are using recycled shipping containers as backyard swimming pools."  Read more →

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"The New Inflatable Moment" at BSA Space

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

“The New Inflatable Moment” acknowledges the practical uses of inflatable architecture, but leans more toward “the role that some of these revolutionary works of imagination have had in envisioning utopia”. A series of ins...  Read more →

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Architectural Details: Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie

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"...The curvilinear, intricately intertwining wall, balustrade and ceiling design of the Great Hall is comprised of 10,000 unique gypsum fiber panels with a special sound-diffusing pattern applied to each piece, which all ...  Read more →

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How a Warming Planet Drives Human Migration

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This map overlays human turmoil — represented here by United Nations data on nearly 64 million “persons of concern,” whose numbers have tripled since 2005 — with climate turmoil, represented by data from NASA’s Common Sens...  Read more →

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CEBRA_toons

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Bringing the fun back into archi-fun-tecture. CEBRA takes a playful approach to their projects, either mid- or post-process. May we all stay children, playfully critical of ourselves and the world around us!  Read more →

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Yota Yoshida Captures The Loneliness Of Transit In Tokyo

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Entitled “From Somewhere to Elsewhere”, his series portrays people, often alone, in various states of transit: on public transport, during their everyday commutes or simply waiting. Tinged with a sense of loneliness, the ...  Read more →

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How Iowa Became A New Hub For Innovation In Tech & Renewables

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Iowa’s rich and proven tradition of excellence in agriculture—coupled with its open-armed welcome of new businesses and new ideas—has made it a fertile hub for cutting-edge industries like biorenewables, the collective na...  Read more →

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American energy use, in one diagram

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"How much energy we use, what kind, and how much is wasted."

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Will a Computer Steal Your Architecture Job?

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"If you haven’t been paying attention to the latest advancements in digitally-assisted design, now is a good time to start. As today’s fragmented technologies become increasingly coordinated, architectural practice is set ...  Read more →

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The Urban-Rural Divide Matters More Than Red Versus Blue State

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Red state, blue state? The urban-rural divide is more significant... Politically, the city might as well be on a different planet from towns that lie a couple of exits away."  Read more →

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When Parks Were Radical

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"More than 150 years ago, Frederick Law Olmsted changed how Americans think about public space."

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France Declares Commercial Rooftops Must Be 'Green'

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"A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels."  Read more →

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Intern no more: AIA supports two new titles

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The newly approved statement specified that, while "intern" remains a supported title for students working in an architectural office while pursuing an architecture degree, it should not apply to those who have already ea...  Read more →

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Seattle's Tunnel Borer Emerging From the Ground

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The world’s largest tunnel borer saw the light of day on Tuesday after its four-year journey eating through a 1.7-mile underground passageway. To celebrate, the Washington State Department of Transportation yesterday rele...  Read more →

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Giant breast erected in London, to counter stigma over breastfeeding

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"In a statement from the advertiser’s website, Mother London explained that the project was meant as gesture of support for women who had been made to feel embarrassed or ashamed for feeding for their babies in public."  Read more →

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How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps (NYT)

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Americans overwhelmingly believe that global warming is happening, and that carbon emissions should be scaled back. But fewer are sure that the changes will harm them personally. New data released by the Yale Program on C...  Read more →

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'Hip-Hop Architecture' and Why Modernism Failed Urban America

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The hip-hop culture that emerged in the 1970s was a response to that failed urban design—what Ford calls “the post-occupancy report on modernism.” His new doctrine of Hip Hop Architecture hopes to build today on that mode...  Read more →