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Glow-in-the-dark cement could illuminate dark highways without electricity

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Not just highways...this could be a game-changer for many architectural applications. Emergency Egress!!

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A new tool lets users see a city's health through the density of its retail s...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Here’s a tool Jane Jacobs would approve of: The Storefront Index, created by Joe Cortright and Dillon Mahmoudi of Portland, Oregon–based think tank City Observatory, measures the quantity and density of retail storefronts... Read more →

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The feds just made it easier to fit bike lanes on streets

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Though they rarely make headlines, the "13 Controlling Criteria" have loomed large in the work of traffic engineers across the country since they were adopted in 1985. The idea then was to create a simple, hard-to-break l... Read more →

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Six maps that will make you rethink the world

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"...It’s all Congress’s fault. All Congress has to do is to make sure that instead of district- and state-level pork barrel project spending, projects have some kind of cross-border dimensions, so that American citizens, w... Read more →

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Solar power is contagious.

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Wowza! "Studies have found that if you install solar photovoltaic panels on your roof, that increases the odds that your neighbors will install their own panels. SolarCity, the largest solar installer in the United States... Read more →

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This city embedded traffic lights in the sidewalks so that smartphone users d...

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Officials in the city of Augsburg became concerned when they noticed a new phenomenon: Pedestrians were so busy looking at their smartphones that they were ignoring traffic lights. The city has attempted to solve that pr... Read more →

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'Degree programs I did not get into': A Princeton professor's 'CV of failures'

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Most of what I try fails,” Haushofers writes in the introduction to his resume, “but these failures are often invisible, while the successes are visible.” People may think they fail because something is wrong with them, h... Read more →

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Best Architecture Websites of 2015 - Monograph

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

The end of the semester! Portfolio's and websites are hot topics right around the corner along with internships, jobs, and portfolios. Take a look at Monograph's top architecture websites of 2015. Did they miss any and if... Read more →

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2,000 Pigeons Will Put on a Light Show in Brooklyn

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

If you live in NYC, go see this!!

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This Architecture Firm Is Turning VR Into The Next Great Productivity Tool

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"While using virtual reality as an architectural presentation tool is gaining steam, what NBBJ and Visual Vocal realized was there wasn't an effective way to integrate it with existing workflows. You could create a beautif... Read more →

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AIA 2016 Top Ten Sustainable Projects

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Every year, the AIA's Committee on the Environment highlights 10 projects that push the boundaries of both sustainable and beautiful design. This year's crop continues that trend. " Read more →

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US Architecture School Bans Styrene as Model Making Material

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

By next Fall, the architecture students of Washington University in St. Louis will no longer be allowed to use Styrene on their projects. The university's newspaper, Student Life reports that the commonly used white plasti... Read more →

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An Illustrated History of American Money Design

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

In honor of the great news of our upcoming re-vamped money, take a tour through the incredible history of our nation's paper currency.

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#Engagement Is More than a Hashtag

S6fq3vrl4t1l21lbjyn4  Posted by  Melissa Alexander

I recently moderated a session on the topic of technology and community engagement at this year’s American Planning Association Conference in Phoenix. The panel included one representative each from four important groups i... Read more →

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The New Makers: Uniting Science and Art

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"An exciting new generation of makers is merging creative ambition with the disciplined rationale of hard science. They are Ph.D.s, lovers of the outdoors or believers in the ability of big data to predict our palates. Tog... Read more →

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Rob|Arch 2016 Video Submissions

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Every two years, as part of the Rob|Arch conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design, the Association for Robots in Architecture sends out a Call for Videos. The videos in this collection represent t... Read more →

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'Storytellers' Workshop Gallery @UTK

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Students from the disciplines of landscape and architecture co-mingled in this exploratory studio-based workshop session. The goal of this exercise was to fortify students' digital design tool-belts via a quick burst of ex... Read more →

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Better Websites for Architects - Monograph

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

The same engineering team who bought you Section Cut's web platform is now building a tool to help architects build better websites. Better your practice by showcasing your work with a website designed by architects for ar... Read more →

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The Minecraft Generation - NYTimes

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"For one thing, it doesn’t really feel like a game. It’s more like a destination, a technical tool, a cultural scene, or all three put together: a place where kids engineer complex machines, shoot videos of their escapades... Read more →

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How A Geologist Designed The Perfect App For The Window Seat

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Not everyone has a burning desire to know what they’re seeing 35,000 feet below. But for Flyover Country’s creator Shane Loeffler, who traveled the world for his field work at the University of Minnesota, flying is a chanc... Read more →

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A '60s Architecture Collective That Made History (but No Buildings)

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The group lasted only 12 years, until 1978, before scattering, mostly into academia, but Superstudio’s place in postwar design history borders on the mythic. At their height, they exhibited everywhere from the Museum of M... Read more →

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This 360-Degree View of Game of Thrones' Opening Credits Is Totally Awesome

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

If you're a GoT fan and an architect, you no doubt have drooled over the opening credits and wished you could play around in that digital model. Well this 360 view version is one step closer to full VR interactivity. Read more →

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Knowing Our Worth: Architecture's True Value Proposition

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"Develop a new value proposition for architecture, as well as communicating the value we bring when providing architectural services to clients, stakeholders and society at large. <b>Know your worth.</b> Improving prof... Read more →

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EQxD Hackathon 2016 @ AIA National

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

" The EQxD Hackathon: Architecture And, the Era of Connection, we will start with an exploration at the intersection of design, architecture, tech and entrepreneurship featuring a diversely experienced panel. Join us for a... Read more →

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Female Architects Speak Out on Sexism, Unequal Pay and More

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

“We absolutely face obstacles. Every single day. It’s still largely a white, male-dominated field, and seeing a woman at the job site or in a big meeting with developers is not that common. Every single day I have to remin... Read more →

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SC Co-Founder Named Distinguished Alumni!

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Section Cut Director of Content Dan Weissman recently received the 2016 Distinguished Recent Alumni Award! (we're proud poppas...) The Awards for Distinction recognize Sam Fox School alumni and other individuals for ... Read more →

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MoMA to Abolish Architecture and Design Galleries

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"It could be good to see architecture and design placed into a larger context of the arts, but it’s not hard to imagine—given the role they have traditionally played in art history and museums—that architecture will be sid... Read more →

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Airports, Designed for Everyone but the Passenger

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Architects have to try to create art and, at the same time, make room for sightlines, security checkpoints and control rooms. It’s an almost impossible juggling act, I realize, and it’s a small wonder that any airport get... Read more →