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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 →

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Amazing Things Architects Make When They Aren't Architecting

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"NOTHING IN ARCHITECTURE happens quickly. Designing a building takes ages, and actually building it longer still. That can frustrate architects, who have an almost compulsive need to design and create. Many of them turn to... Read more →

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"Börder Wåll": IKEA offers Trump an affordable solution

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The Scandinavian furniture maker has offered the USA a practical, ready-made solution with “Börder Wåll”. All they need to do is pick it up in a van from the nearest IKEA branch and put it up where they want it to go. Tot... Read more →

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Wikipedia - List of Common Misconceptions

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Win at trivia, win at life...

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Leaked video shows new 'nightmare-inducing' wheeled robot from Boston Dynamics

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Just in case you were getting too much sleep at night, Boston Dynamics has upped the ante once again with robots which, presumably, will some day hunt us to our deaths. Happy hump day! Read more →

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The Hideaway | Uncharted Supply Company

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Wondering what to do with all that waste foam from your last CNC project? Look no further.

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The Dieline

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This website showcases the best of product branding.

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Mapping The Collective Experience Of A City

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"City maps are handy for negotiating streets and subway stops, but they tell us little about the character of a place and how people use it." Read more →

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'Architecture doesn't respond well to change, and it's a shame because it tak...

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"... From Zaha to Heatherwick, he's worked with the greats to make some truly iconic places. Yet he remains conscious of the very human on-the-ground experience, always quick with an anecdote or a story to explain his idea... Read more →

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Some Architects Are Protesting The AIA By Leaving It

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The deadline for architects to pay membership dues to their national professional organization, the American Institute of Architects, came and went on January 15. It was the first time since the AIA released a controversi... Read more →

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New Map Highlights African-American Architects' Work in Los Angeles

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The challenge of visible role models is one that has plagued the field, notoriously male and white. Ted Landsmark, then president of Boston Architectural College, declared in a 2007 lecture, “If there is any kind of profe... Read more →

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Adjaye "embarrassed as a male" that women still need to fight for gender parity

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"I find it exhausting that women are still fighting for gender parity," said Adjaye. "I find it embarrassing to be really honest." "We're in the 21st century," he continued. "This is such an old story, we should be ... Read more →

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Required Reading: Women's March Posters

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The largest protests in US history took place yesterday and people’s sign creativity was on full display."

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Tokyo without architects - Photo-essays via Domus

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The resulting urban landscapes are full of unexpected, beautiful combinations and details, formed without intention, but rather emerging on their own as part of a living, breathing architectural ecosystem. It would be tra... Read more →

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Michael Hays to teach free online course through Harvard

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced that K. Michael Hays will offer a free online course starting on February 28. The course will be part of the Harvard EdX platform, which facilitates MOOC’s, or Mass... Read more →

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From Bullets, Seeds

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Found By Kylan Shirley: "The Department of Defense is looking to develop 'biodegradable training ammunition' loaded with specialized seeds to grow environmentally beneficial plants that eliminate ammunition debris and con... Read more →

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A New Series About the Visionary Designers Who Shape Our World

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"I can guess what you’re thinking, because I have watched a lot of design documentaries. Restrained, polished, pretty—so many of them look like a moving version of a coffee table book. You’ve got softly lit interviews, eso... Read more →

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16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them)

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Here we’ve compiled a selection of 16 materials that should be part of the design vocabulary of all architects, ranging from the very familiar (such as concrete and steel) to materials which may be unknown for some of our... Read more →

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Equity by Design "Metrics, Meaning & Matrices" Video Debut

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"We are excited to share the Equity by Design: Metrics, Meaning & Matrices video from AIASF's 4th Symposium and messaging about the mission and exciting movement for taking action. Please share this video with your colleag... Read more →

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Watch Diller Scofidio + Renfro's versatile telescopic Shed in action

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Mimicking the great cranes that were once commonplace on the piers stretching into the Hudson River, the shell can support (literally and figuratively) a wide range of activities when it’s rolled onto the adjacent plaza." Read more →

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What the Muck of Walden Pond Tells Us About Our Planet

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

...a fanciful “realometer” to cut through the “slush of opinion, and prejudice and tradition … to a hard bottom.”

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SC Co-founder Jono Bentley Sturt Reviews ACADIA2016

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Did you miss ACADIA this year? Or maybe you did attend, but want some early nostalgia? Give this a read!

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The Evolution of White Light

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"In its 2011 paper “Perceptions of White Light Sources of Different Color Temperatures,” the LRC found that humans perceived untinted white illumination with chromaticities that map to an “S”-curve rather than the smooth a... Read more →

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Architecture Criticism By the People, For the People

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"If walls could talk, what stories would they tell, not only about our intimate selves but also about our cultural assumptions, our social interactions, and the values we cherish most? Short of getting the inside story dir... Read more →

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Study Architecture: GRAD APP Part IV: Get Paid!

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Graduate school is expensive. Without funding, students can accumulate large amounts of debt. From tuition to housing to supplies, the costs add up quickly. But there is hope!. And we are here to help guide you through th... Read more →

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Architects propose flying pigs to deal with Chicago's Trump sign

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The choice of golden pigs is symbolic on many levels. A direct reference to the cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals album cover, New World Design said their proposal will “encourage folly viewers to listen and make their own in... Read more →