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In Defense of the Lecture

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The best lectures draw on careful preparation as well as spontaneous revelation. While speaking to students and gauging their reactions, lecturers come to new conclusions, incorporate them into the lecture, and refine the... Read more →

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Outrage: 'Craft might make us happier but it's not going to save the world'

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"There is a problem with the discourse of craft, with craft being set up as an end in itself"

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Field of Vision - Best of Luck with the Wall

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Terrifyingly futile (y mucho dinero).

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This 3D Map Shows the Price Per Square Foot of U.S. Housing Markets

Aocfyw4pkjrzyoj0rvwr  Posted by  Maryam Eskandari

This 3D interactive map comes Max Galka’s great Metrocosm blog. Don’t forget to check out his project, Blueshift. Where is the most expensive real estate in the United States? It depends on how you look at it. Using home... Read more →

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Ricardo Bofill's 40-Year factory/home renovation

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"consisting of such a wide range of structures, the first step to renovation consisted in the calculated demolition of certain elements with the use of jackhammers and dynamite." Read more →

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Architects will have five days to submit proposals for Trump's border wall

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

SC's wall features high speed rail connecting San Diego to San Antonio, low income housing, and a free trade zone embedded - 5 days indeed. #lemonade Read more →

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Who Are RCR Arquitectes? Get to Know the New Pritzker Prize Winners

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"As designers of an architecture that is both stylistically and physically local—RCR Arquitectes’ work is mostly found in Catalonia, although recent projects have taken them to France and Belgium—the firm has established a... Read more →

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Lawns are a soul-crushing timesuck and most of us would be better off without...

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"As Baker notes in her essay, lawns are a big part of contemporary American life. There are somewhere around 40 million acres of lawn in the lower 48, according to a 2005 NASA estimate derived from satellite imaging. Turf ... Read more →

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Baltimore's floating trash-eaters clean up 1 million pounds of debris

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The initial trash wheel prototype was created by local sailor and engineer John Kellett, who approached the city about trying to find a water pollution solution after watching debris floating in the Inner Harbor on a regu... Read more →

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Japan invents Robo-bees that can legitimately pollinate the Earth

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"We already have great pollinators on Earth – they are called bees. So instead of building drones that replicate their behaviour, perhaps we should focus on saving the ones we’ve already got. Otherwise, we could be working... Read more →

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'Duck Dynasty' vs. 'Modern Family': 50 Maps of the U.S. Cultural Divide

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Americans have been clustering themselves into cultural bubbles just as they have clustered in political bubbles. Their TV preferences confirm that. Read more →

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Virtual Art Sessions

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Google has partnered with several artists, bringing them a new way to paint, draw and sculpt. The following interactive sessions show their first explorations in a 3D virtual environment. Watch them craft in virtual space,... Read more →

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Robots are about to change the way buildings are constructed

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The In Situ Fabricator1 is designed from the bottom up to be practical. It can build stuff using a range of tools with a precision of less than five millimeters, it is designed to operate semi-autonomously in a complex ch... Read more →

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Amazing Things Architects Make When They Aren't Architecting

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"NOTHING IN ARCHITECTURE happens quickly. Designing a building takes ages, and actually building it longer still. That can frustrate architects, who have an almost compulsive need to design and create. Many of them turn to... Read more →

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"Börder Wåll": IKEA offers Trump an affordable solution

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The Scandinavian furniture maker has offered the USA a practical, ready-made solution with “Börder Wåll”. All they need to do is pick it up in a van from the nearest IKEA branch and put it up where they want it to go. Tot... Read more →

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Wikipedia - List of Common Misconceptions

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Win at trivia, win at life...

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Leaked video shows new 'nightmare-inducing' wheeled robot from Boston Dynamics

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Just in case you were getting too much sleep at night, Boston Dynamics has upped the ante once again with robots which, presumably, will some day hunt us to our deaths. Happy hump day! Read more →

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The Hideaway | Uncharted Supply Company

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Wondering what to do with all that waste foam from your last CNC project? Look no further.

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The Dieline

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This website showcases the best of product branding.

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Mapping The Collective Experience Of A City

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"City maps are handy for negotiating streets and subway stops, but they tell us little about the character of a place and how people use it." Read more →

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'Architecture doesn't respond well to change, and it's a shame because it tak...

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"... From Zaha to Heatherwick, he's worked with the greats to make some truly iconic places. Yet he remains conscious of the very human on-the-ground experience, always quick with an anecdote or a story to explain his idea... Read more →

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Some Architects Are Protesting The AIA By Leaving It

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The deadline for architects to pay membership dues to their national professional organization, the American Institute of Architects, came and went on January 15. It was the first time since the AIA released a controversi... Read more →

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New Map Highlights African-American Architects' Work in Los Angeles

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The challenge of visible role models is one that has plagued the field, notoriously male and white. Ted Landsmark, then president of Boston Architectural College, declared in a 2007 lecture, “If there is any kind of profe... Read more →

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Adjaye "embarrassed as a male" that women still need to fight for gender parity

Zxbkhntolcjotvnddkiu  Posted by  Elise Hunchuck

"I find it exhausting that women are still fighting for gender parity," said Adjaye. "I find it embarrassing to be really honest." "We're in the 21st century," he continued. "This is such an old story, we should be ... Read more →

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Required Reading: Women's March Posters

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The largest protests in US history took place yesterday and people’s sign creativity was on full display."

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Tokyo without architects - Photo-essays via Domus

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The resulting urban landscapes are full of unexpected, beautiful combinations and details, formed without intention, but rather emerging on their own as part of a living, breathing architectural ecosystem. It would be tra... Read more →

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Michael Hays to teach free online course through Harvard

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced that K. Michael Hays will offer a free online course starting on February 28. The course will be part of the Harvard EdX platform, which facilitates MOOC’s, or Mass... Read more →

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From Bullets, Seeds

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Found By Kylan Shirley: "The Department of Defense is looking to develop 'biodegradable training ammunition' loaded with specialized seeds to grow environmentally beneficial plants that eliminate ammunition debris and con... Read more →

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A New Series About the Visionary Designers Who Shape Our World

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"I can guess what you’re thinking, because I have watched a lot of design documentaries. Restrained, polished, pretty—so many of them look like a moving version of a coffee table book. You’ve got softly lit interviews, eso... Read more →