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Empty gestures: Starchitecture's Swan Song

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

British Architecture critic Peter Buchanan lays it out bare in this essay published in the Architectural Review. "We need to move on from the adolescent search for momentary excitement and spectacle to a more mature archit... Read more →

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The Plot Against Trains

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

The New Yorker lays out a very compelling explanation as to how we got to this point. Fierce American independence to blame? Greedy corporations and their deep pocketed lobbyists? All of the above. Read more →

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'Architecture is now a tool of capital, complicit in a purpose antithetical t...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

OMA partner Reinier de Graaf contemplates a sad reality of our current times, suggesting that 20th century ideals of social reform were but a mere blip. Rally cry?! For all of us 20-30 something's finding it more and more ... Read more →

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Daniel Libeskind Is No Architect

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"THE PRESUMED EROSION OF THE STATURE OF THE WORD 'ARCHITECT' IS PURE PARANOIA."

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Resilience to Adaptation

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"If architects can all start moving in the same direction, then a natural evolution of resilience and adaptation will occur in terms of technical specificity. And as our environment shifts and changes—for better or for wor... Read more →

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These Are the Top 20 Cities Americans Are Ditching

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"So what's going on here? Michael Stoll, a professor of public policy and urban planning at the University of California Los Angeles, has an idea. Soaring home prices are pushing local residents out and scaring away potent... Read more →

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Mapping how the United States generates its electricity

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A good summary of where we're at on the cusp of Obama's announcement. Way to go Massachusetts for becoming a leader in Solar!

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Why Aren't There More Women Futurists?

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Frewen says that futurism won’t ever be like architecture or medicine, in that “it’s never going to be a licensed field.” But there are still things that many futurists agree people in their field shouldn’t do. “We think o... Read more →

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The Reverse Commute: Chinese arch firms are moving into the US market

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

via @jnthnslmn: Terrific piece by @paperarchitect on Chinese capital and architectural talent in the US.

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'Starchitects are putting lipstick on a rash(er) of enormous pigs'

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Although the names of famous architects are attached to these buildings, they’re actually designed by lawyers and accountants, their form the outcome of negotiating the arcana of the city’s zoning system to exploit its bo... Read more →

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From Catastrophe to Renaissance

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"We heard many people say New Orleans now is like “a start-up city.” Filled with creative energy, a fervor for building from the ground-up, and a sense of being a laboratory for tackling urgent 21st century problems. Certa... Read more →

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Going up? Space elevator could zoom astronauts into Earth's stratosphere

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Where does the limit of architecture end and vertical transportation infrastructure begin? And why couldn't they have made a better rendering than a sketchUp screenshot? Read more →

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What Role Does Crowdfunding Have in Architecture?

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Lady Liberty may have been a great example, but what do we think of the 'low line' and BIG's smoke ring Kickstarter campaign? Architecture enters the age of crowdfunding when State funding kicks the can down the road. A go... Read more →

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Detroit's Planning Director Maurice Cox: Dream Big

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A mentor and role model to many of us in the design community, Maurice has affected positive change everywhere he goes. Check this: Mayor of Charlottesville AND Professor at University of Virginia, then at GSD, then Dir... Read more →

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75+ PBS Documentaries on Demand!

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Burned out from your dwindling Netflix options? That may honestly be for the best. This September, you can access more than 75 feature-length and short documentaries, including 13 News and Documentary Emmy Award nominated ... Read more →

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Ai Weiwei & Anish Kapoor lead London walk for refugees

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

via the Guardian: Kapoor: “We are demanding creativity of others, recognising that those who leave their country and go on a journey across the water full of danger or who walk hundreds of miles across land are also mak... Read more →

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Place Changing

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Developed by SC Curator Nicolas Rivard, "Place Changing is one part design, one part storytelling, and one part civic engagement. The Rivard Report and Overland Partners aim to give readers a neighborhood-level perspective... Read more →

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The dead zones of hypercapitalism - in pictures

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

The speed of delivery in our ever-accelerating post-Amazon world increases by the day, and photographer Henrik Spohler wants you to see the places behind the products. He stalks the little-seen realm of logistics, finding ... Read more →

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Mayo Clinic Launches Ambitious Study On How Being Indoors All The Time Affect...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"While the medical community regularly tells us that spending time outdoors can make us healthier, there hasn't yet been a comprehensive analysis of how and to what extent being indoors all the time is really affecting us.... Read more →

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There is no such thing as a city that has run out of room

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

" from an economist's point of view, there is no such thing as a full place. Especially not in America, where our neighborhoods, as urban planning professor Sonia Hirt puts it, are "astonishingly low density" compared to t... Read more →

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Norwegian authorities destroy fake furniture

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Found by Linda Zaff ‏via @Dezeen ‏ @ZaffArchitect: "Preserving design but by making the actual design less accessible. Is this the intention of furniture designers? " Read more →

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2,200 Radical Political Posters, Digitized

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The collection as a whole gives us a potentially inspiring, or infuriating, mosaic of political thought at its boldest and most graphically assertive from a time before online petitions and hashtag campaigns took over as ... Read more →

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Plastic pollution in the ocean is reaching crisis levels.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

The average waste collection rate in the countries of interest is barely above 40%–meaning the majority of waste ends up as litter. found via @KateOrff Read more →

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Butterflies

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

This is the incredible and heartbreaking account of the man who invented leaded gasoline, among other things that later proved to be horrible for the environment. Told by exquisite story teller Nate DiMeo. Read more →

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Hello From the Same Side

Os0xgbxbzcahrdlucbno  Posted by  Jono Bentley Sturt

A pretty great piece of writing which discusses the inherent cultural biases that define how we respond to Adele's smash hit and/or Donald Trump. Revealing, disturbing, and clear. Read more →

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Bowie mode.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Join us. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (full album) via -YouTube

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Best Enjoyed By

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A great 99PI episode explaining how all those sell by dates on food are total crap. If it tastes ok, eat it. Unless it's deli meat. Then toss it. Read more →

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Keeping Your Cool at Work

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Truth is the best comedy. Note to self.

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Which States Care Most About the Environment?

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Across the nation, Americans are going green – and they’re heading online for more information. Even their search results prove it, as they type in terms such as “how to save energy,” “eco-friendly,” and “electric cars.” ... Read more →