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10 Work Skills For The Postnormal Era

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Futurist, researcher and analyst Stowe Boyd of Work Futures provides a compelling list of essential skills for impactful work.

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Do Plants Know They Are Being Eaten?

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"According to Modern Farmer, thale cress produces mustard oils that are mildly toxic when eaten and sends them throughout its leaves to try to keep the predators away. The research also revealed that when the plants felt... Read more →

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'Ocean Cleanup' will begin extracting plastic from the Pacific in 2018

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The team will use a floating barrier to slowly push the plastic to shore. This update of the initial design, which was recognised at the Designs of The Year awards in 2015, will be weighted to move with the current instea... Read more →

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Designing for More Effective Protests

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"A flash competition in New York City asks designers to come up with way to make protests stand out as they become more frequent."

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Ai Weiwei's Latest Artwork: Building Fences Throughout New York City

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Ai Weiwei, the provocative Chinese artist, will build more than 100 fences and installations around New York City this fall for “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” one of his most large-scale public art projects to date. T... Read more →

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Obama Foundation Unveils TWBTA-Designed Presidential Center

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The Obama Foundation today unveiled the design of former President Barack Obama’s Presidential Center, reports The Chicago Tribune. Designed by Todd Williams Billie Tsien Architects, the center’s design comprises three bu... Read more →

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Digital Sketch: Axonometric Representation

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The following series of explorative illustrations shows how digital sketching becomes a powerful communication tool when paired with traditional systems of representation, such as the axonometric perspective. The result ... Read more →

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The Most Ridiculous Requests To Work For Free

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"If you’re a starting artist who is still building up a portfolio, then you’ve probably dealt with clients who expect you to work for free. Well, Toronto-based illustrator and graphic designer, Emmie Tsumura, had enough of... Read more →

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The Invisible Bike Riders

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"An important look at an "invisible" segment of the biking population: The low-income people who use their bikes to get to work, not to save a little money or for the purposes of exercise, but because they have no other op... Read more →

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Just Nøt The Same: Representing Equity

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"So strongly did Rose Florian and Kordae Henry feel that this was the case that they compiled a database of just those minorities (in the world of design imagery at least). “Just Nøt The Same is an effort to expand our vis... Read more →

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Using Architectural Diagrams To Explain Mental Illness

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The designs are chillingly abstract, but for anyone living with the agony of mental illness, they're all too accurate. An animated video posted to the Barcelona-based digital artist's YouTube page further intensifies the ... Read more →

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Low-Cost Techniques to Activate Underused Urban Space

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Trends to activate public spaces are increasing in popularity around the world; urban parks and gardens, vibrant street places, wider pedestrian walkways, cafes with outdoor seating." Read more →

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2017 National Design Award Winners | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The National Design Awards program celebrates design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and la... Read more →

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Architecture's Nastiest Lawsuits

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Sometimes the most inspired designs can go awry. And when they do, some clients lawyer up. Here are 9 fascinating examples."

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2017's 10 best gas stations, worldwide, as ranked by Design Curial

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"new entrants are fueling some alternative aesthetic takes on the usually quotidian gas station. Here are the winners..."

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Get to Know Your CNC: How to Read G-Code

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Using a modern-day desktop CNC machine and software, you’ll never have to enter G-code manually, unless you want to. The CAD/CAM software and the machine controller will take care of all of this for you. However, some peo... Read more →

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Trends in Architectural Representation

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"...the tools of representation are a blend of old and new – from techniques which have existed for centuries, to the technology of our century alone. Below, we give five answers to the question of how architecture should ... Read more →

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Arctic seed vault flooded after permafrost melts

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the ... Read more →

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Pollution Solutions: 10 Weird And Wonderful Inventions

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"With the heat from the UN — and with billionaire patrons like Richard Branson dangling a giant money-carrot — the race is on to develop innovative methods and technologies to assist in carbon dioxide removal. The scope of... Read more →

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What Can Architecture Teach Us About Democracy?

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

“Architecture sets the stage for our lives as it creates the world we inhabit. In a time in which democracy is under increasing pressure in different parts of the world, it is time to rethink the architecture of assembly. ... Read more →

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Tiles as a substitute for steel: the art of the timbrel vault

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Found this during some recent design research. Via http://www.lowtechmagazine.com

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Apple's New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

“Could we have cut a corner here or there?” Cook asks rhetorically. “It wouldn’t have been Apple. And it wouldn’t have sent the message to everybody working here every day that detail matters, that care matters.” That was ... Read more →

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Flannery O'Connor Mystery and Manners

Teq6lnpe4c3ypipbyxv5  Posted by  Tim Culvahouse

Flannery O’Connor's “The Nature and Aims of Fiction” is, to my mind, one of the great essays. It is useful for architects and designers, though it started life as a talk to a college fiction-writing class. She begins, “I... Read more →

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Kimbell Art Museum

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Kahn + Piano = Light

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Folkscanomy: Architecture : Free Texts : : Internet Archive

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Neufert? Check. Time saver standards? Check. Random monographs? Check. Someone scanned their library up to Archive.org and now we can all benefit from these awesome references. ..on our Kindle/iPad/Surface/Nook. God ble... Read more →

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Common Construction Systems, spelled out.

Pwalcadml1pfqxbwmj4x  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"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."