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11 Tips You Need To Know Before Building A Shipping Container Home

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Rule #1: 1. Make Sure You See The Containers You're Buying..."The one thing that I wished I had not done was buy my containers without seeing them - I took the company’s word that they would be in good shape. They were bea... Read more →

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Coming up for air

Nnjiwhxchoiwtlvvbczy  Posted by  Tom Parker

'You must make a discovery in architecture everyday. Yes, every single day, that will be conducive for the people, the place and beyond. You always confront uncertainty in a world of unknowns. It’s when you know your do... Read more →

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Thank you, Architects

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"In response to the overwhelming encouragement surrounding the 2016 Gold Medal, Denise Scott Brown, Hon. FAIA, personally thanks AIA members for supporting both her and her husband Robert Venturi, FAIA, throughout the years." Read more →

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2016 AIA Small Project Awards

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The 2016 AIA Small Project Awards recognize small project practitioners for the high quality of their work and to promote excellence in small project design. This program strives to raise public awareness of the value and... Read more →

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EntreArchitect #130: How to Build a Successful Architecture Firm That Works [...

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Former students continue to inspire! This week on EntreArchitect Podcast, Declan Keefe of Placetailor talks about How to Build a Successful Architecture Firm That Works. "Placetailor is working to provide a fun experie... Read more →

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Google Maps Gets a 700-Trillion-Pixel Makeover

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

via Mark Stanley! "Google has added 700 trillion pixels of new data to its service. The new map, which activates this week for all users of Google Maps and Google Earth, consists of orbital imagery that is newer, more det... Read more →

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Glamour Shots of the World's Sacred Cows

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Chill with these chill cows.

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31 scientific societies told Congress to take their climate denial and shove it.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Scientists have had enough of Congress' climate denial. On Tuesday, a whopping 31 major scientific groups — representing tens of thousands of researchers — delivered a joint letter to Capitol Hill to present a unified fro... Read more →

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Micro, Mega, Macro: Designing Landscapes of Urban Change

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Fresh writing by our friend Gina Ford of Sasaki! "Cities across the United States, in an effort to maintain competitiveness and address broader economic, ecological or social issues, are investing in innovative planning a... Read more →

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People Who Sleep Late Are Actually Smarter And More Creative

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

This may be preaching to the choir.... "According to research published in The Huffington Post, those who deviate from the normal sleep schedule are considered more intelligent." Still, get some sleep! Read more →

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It's shockingly easy to fix your electronics. Say watt!

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A great overview of how to fix electronics that seemingly stop working, instead of just tossing them. Take control of your stuff!

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Here's what cities will look like in 30 years

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

All the usual suspects well represented in this superficial overview.

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Maps have 'north' at the top, but it could've been different

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Given such a long history of human map-making, it is perhaps surprising that it is only within the last few hundred years that north has been consistently considered to be at the top. In fact, for much of human history, n... Read more →

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Meet the People Building a Medieval Castle Without Using Any New Technology

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Construction started way back in 1997 and the castle is still not done; in fact, it’s supposed to take 25 years to complete. But it’s become a tourist attraction because, well, that’s what happens when people from the 21s... Read more →

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Eco-Friendly Air Conditioning Systems Are Coming Our Way

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Using their skills in space and thermal engineering, the team have designed a system that releases no greenhouse gas emissions and uses the power of the sun to heat water up to 200 degrees Celsius. The pressurized water ... Read more →

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Which Video Games Have the Best Architecture?

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"With the ability to manipulate every interaction players have in a game, video game designers have boundless opportunity to shape the way players experience space. Because of this, game designers often look to architectur... Read more →

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Building the Future: University of Stuttgart's Stunning Research Pavilions

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The first collection in a series focusing on university projects and research-driven design, the following pavilions from the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Computational Design reveal the power of collaboration ... Read more →

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Reporting from which front? Aravena's sexist opening panel

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"That the opening is celebrated by an all male panel, and one of established males reveal how little does the curatorial team cares for real issues and where the real front is. That there are no women, no people of color,... Read more →

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Manual of Section Sent to Printers, Available Fall 2016

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Published by Princeton Architectural Press, Manual of Section provides a conceptional and practical framework for understanding this key technique of architectural representation and design. In this forthcoming book, Lewi... Read more →

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7 of the Prettiest Architecture Instagrams You Ever Did See

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"#MINIMALISM IS KING on Instagram, where more than 3.5 million photos use that hashtag. The app is full of photographers who perfected the clean, artfully empty aesthetic, and gain thousands of followers because of their f... Read more →

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Christo's Newest Project: Walking on Water

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Rich content. Delicious project. "Look!” Christo said, pointing to a juncture where two pathways joined to form a bright saffron-colored V, contrasting against the deep blue of the lake. “You see! It falls in that way so... Read more →

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A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"The question of how to design a secure human future is complicated by the uncertainties of predicting that future. As it is practiced today, design is strategically positioned to improve the usefulness and quality of huma... Read more →

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Source Material

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Let’s face it: all human-built objects are temporary. Our buildings, our roads, our infrastructure will be on this planet for only a limited period of time. Still, that period has a wide range. The Grand Bazaar in Istanbu... Read more →

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Uncertain Future for Earth's Biggest Telescope

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Tucked into a sinkhole in the Puerto Rican jungle, the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope scans the skies for signs of distant galaxies, elusive gravitational waves, and the murmurs of extraterrestrial civilizati... Read more →

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Needs More Jpg

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"When someone uses a blurry jpg send them this lol top kek meme" -Imgur

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Tired of over-engineered web design? Brutalism might be the internet trend yo...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"As a descriptor, "Brutalist" seems to imply that the sites are somehow ugly or offensive to the viewer, but this isn't always the case. Often, it just means a website is constructed from essential coding elements and very... Read more →

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ELL | San Francisco - Instigation

Bnjumkmxv1cnxrnxgump  Posted by  ELL San Francisco

The intent here is to confront our thoughts that inform 'the everyday'. To ask ourselves why we make, as opposed to how we make, or with what process and methodology. With this proclamation, we can continue to question w... Read more →

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Academic Job Hunts From Hell: Why You Weren't Picked

Os0xgbxbzcahrdlucbno  Posted by  Jono Bentley Sturt

This pretty well solidifies my take on academic hires, previously only supported by anecdotal evidence. A great piece of perspective for those of us wading in these waters... "In the (future) words of Capt. Jean-Luc Picar... Read more →

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The Architect (movie trailer)

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Shot in and around Seattle, The Architect is a comedy about the many challenges of making a good home. Drew (Parker Posey, Best in Show) and Colin (Eric McCormack, "Will & Grace") are a married couple going through the st... Read more →

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Problem Solving Home Improvement Products

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Some good tips in here - i'm especially keen on the Push-in connectors to make wiring easier.