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Changing Skyline: What western architects can learn from Africa

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

An exciting show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: "Rather than just document past work, curators Kathryn Hiesinger and Colin Fanning encouraged Kéré to create a demonstration project for the Perelman atrium. Outside the ... Read more →

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How Autodesk Tackles UX Design Challenges

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"In the Tel Aviv office, Uri Ashano serves as the senior UX manager for AutoCAD 360, the mobile application of the company’s flagship product. Ashano and his team of five (two UX designers, two visual designers, and one re... Read more →

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Your City Needs a Local Data Intermediary Now

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Via Melissa Alexander: "When used properly, data can reveal patterns within anecdotes, suggest potential solutions and validate the lived experiences of people too often overlooked. As open data efforts spread, government... Read more →

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Quiz: Identify cities from blank street maps

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

kinda fun... try it on. Excerpts from Gretchen Peterson’s City Maps: A Coloring Book for Adults.

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"Good Architecture Cannot Be Legal; It Is Illegal!"

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Interview with Zvi Hecker "Throughout the course of his career, the forms present in Zvi Hecker's work have undergone significant changes – from the rigidly geometric shapes of his early work such as his Ramot Polin housi... Read more →

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The Most Amazing (Unknown) Buildings In the World

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"What makes a building world-famous? The answer is most likely some combination of magnificence, size, and historical importance. But it's far from an exact science, and many of the world's most impressive architectural la... Read more →

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Playboy Magazine and the Architecture of Seduction

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

An interview with Beatriz Colomina about the provocative thesis of her Elmhurst Museum exhibition. "Colomina established her reputation in the early 1990s by examining the role of gender in the works of architects such as... Read more →

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What Is Concrete?

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"When we think concrete, we usually picture white pavements, swimming pools, and building foundations. Most of us aren’t aware of concrete’s fiery volcanic origin story, or that concrete is a $100 billion dollar industry. ... Read more →

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The Fastest-Growing U.S. Cities: The Latest Numbers

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"From 2009-11, Americans seemed to be clustering again in dense cities, to the great excitement urban boosters. The recently released 2015 Census population estimates confirm that was an anomaly. Americans have strongly re... Read more →

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Zumthor heralds return of handmade architecture

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Venice Biennale, y'all! "The hand is back," he said. "Everyone says that manual labour is dying and the computer is taking over, but no, the computer is just a slave and we are doing the work with our hands still." -via ... Read more →

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Welcome to Disturbia

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Why midcentury Americans believed the suburbs were making them sick. "The science may be sounder, but the tone of moral approbation from the 1950s still clings to many polemics against suburban life." Read more →

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What will our growing megacities really look like?

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Will we live in buildings made out of waste, heavily surveilled smart cities, or maybe floating communities designed to cope with rising sea levels?" Terreform, Blade Runner, and the City of Blubber. Read more →

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Innovation in Architecture Starts with the Perfect Pitch

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

Co-Founder Robert Yuen, featured on Architect Magazine today on his involvement with the Equity by Design group at the AIA National Convention 2016 last week. Sharing some of his experiences building Section Cut, BigFluffy... Read more →

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Dear Future Young Architects ... Please Quit Screwing Around!

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

This is great. Just great. "Most importantly, stop letting architects from another generation bully you into thinking you must have an architecture license and that expensive AIA membership, because you really don’t need... Read more →

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Still Standing

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"The history of duckpin is a murky pond. It was long believed that the game emerged around 1900 from a Baltimore gaming hall owned by John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson, future members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. But resea... Read more →

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The war over Chesapeake Bay

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

SC's very own Marilyn Moedinger and family have found themselves at the center of water restoration in the Chesapeake Bay basin project. A fascinating read about what is "perhaps the most ambitious—and, some would say, ov... Read more →

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On Time is Late - Universal Truth

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This very small picture is that of a guy who knows what he's talking about. Any time I've had work done by his business, VGKids, I have been more than pleased with the results, and this enjoyable little piece of writing... Read more →

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ELL Raising Funds For New Gallery/Rental Space On Commercial Street | Hoodline

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

An event that represents various fields - art, architecture, photography, culinary, film, literature, music, performance, fashion...all with one common thread. The common thread is a conversation that we can all engage in... Read more →

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Two former architects speak about design & tech: Alex Dixon & Shan He

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

Taco Tuesdays: A Product Design Talk Series Hosted by thoughtbot. Tomorrow May 24th of 2016, there will be two former architects covering topics on SEO and building data visualizations. Learn a little more about each spe... Read more →

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Architecture Ranked 10th Best Entry-Level Job

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Architects are famously cynical about the long hours and over-education required for what can be a thankless career. But in a recent study conducted by WalletHub, “2016’s Best & Worst Entry-Level Jobs”, recent grads and s... Read more →

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Renderings of Detroit to debut at Venice Biennale

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"In a small U.S. State Department building in Venice, Italy, crews are putting the final touches on 12 museum-caliber models of Detroit buildings and places. They are fantastical visions, resembling modern art or miniatur... Read more →

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10 Typologies of Daylighting

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

From Expressive Dynamic Patterns to Diffuse Light... "Researchers analysed numerous examples of contemporary architecture with regard to the spatial and temporal variability of daylight. Their conclusion led finally to a ... Read more →

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The Changing American Diet

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"In the interactive below, we look at the major food items in each category. Each column is a category, and each chart is a time series for a major food item, represented as serving units per category. Items move up and do... Read more →

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The Multilevel Metropolis

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Since the 1960s, seventeen notable pedestrian systems have developed in the United States and Canada. 1 Whereas early experiments in multilevel urbanism belonged to social utopians and the architectural avant-garde, the s... Read more →

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15 beautiful buildings in Philly

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Whilst AIA'ing, be sure to find these beauties...

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The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

There's more to it than Mr. Ingles. (but yes, he's in there too...)

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Watch 50+ Architecture Documentaries Via YouTube

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Over the past 20 years, a bunch of awesome Europeans have come together to produce more than 50 architecture documentaries. Now, these videos are accessible to the public via a YouTube channel! Read more →

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Velocipedia

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

via Gianluca Gimini *product design & visual communication* "You might have noticed there’s something wrong with this bike. Or you might have not. This bicycle is missing a very important part of its frame and it would im... Read more →

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Patricio Gonzalez Vivo

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"Patricio Gonzalez Vivo is an artist and engineer who uses code and light to turn data into stunning landscapes. His landscapes address the problem of scale and the development of technology to perceive beyond the world in... Read more →