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16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them)

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Here we’ve compiled a selection of 16 materials that should be part of the design vocabulary of all architects, ranging from the very familiar (such as concrete and steel) to materials which may be unknown for some of our... Read more →

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Equity by Design "Metrics, Meaning & Matrices" Video Debut

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"We are excited to share the Equity by Design: Metrics, Meaning & Matrices video from AIASF's 4th Symposium and messaging about the mission and exciting movement for taking action. Please share this video with your colleag... Read more →

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Watch Diller Scofidio + Renfro's versatile telescopic Shed in action

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Mimicking the great cranes that were once commonplace on the piers stretching into the Hudson River, the shell can support (literally and figuratively) a wide range of activities when it’s rolled onto the adjacent plaza." Read more →

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What the Muck of Walden Pond Tells Us About Our Planet

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

...a fanciful “realometer” to cut through the “slush of opinion, and prejudice and tradition … to a hard bottom.”

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SC Co-founder Jono Bentley Sturt Reviews ACADIA2016

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Did you miss ACADIA this year? Or maybe you did attend, but want some early nostalgia? Give this a read!

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The Evolution of White Light

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"In its 2011 paper “Perceptions of White Light Sources of Different Color Temperatures,” the LRC found that humans perceived untinted white illumination with chromaticities that map to an “S”-curve rather than the smooth a... Read more →

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Architecture Criticism By the People, For the People

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"If walls could talk, what stories would they tell, not only about our intimate selves but also about our cultural assumptions, our social interactions, and the values we cherish most? Short of getting the inside story dir... Read more →

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Study Architecture: GRAD APP Part IV: Get Paid!

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Graduate school is expensive. Without funding, students can accumulate large amounts of debt. From tuition to housing to supplies, the costs add up quickly. But there is hope!. And we are here to help guide you through th... Read more →

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Architects propose flying pigs to deal with Chicago's Trump sign

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The choice of golden pigs is symbolic on many levels. A direct reference to the cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals album cover, New World Design said their proposal will “encourage folly viewers to listen and make their own in... Read more →

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Reading List | Architecture in Spaces of Crisis

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Readings on the relationship between architecture and humanitarianism, from the 2016 Wallenberg Studio on "Refuge" at Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning. Curated by Dawin Gilpin Read more →

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Young Architect Guide: How to Write About Architecture

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Phaidon’s book 10x10_3 — an expansive volume on emerging architecture firms by 10 preeminent writers — goes to show that it is in fact possible to succinctly write about buildings and their designers while remaining engag... Read more →

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Moshe Safdie: Architects "Have a Deep Social Responsibility"

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"In the latest edition of Section D, Monocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, the team speak to Moshe Safdie – the Israeli-Canadian architect whose "signature geometric style of lavish curves and green... Read more →

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NYC Mapped All of its Trees

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"In terms of data for each tree, no detail was left out, since each one was assigned a unique ID number, as well a color indicating its species. In addition, it has its exact location accompanied by its corresponding image... Read more →

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Young Architect Guide: Essential Design Programs

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"If you’re really good at using a software program, but it doesn’t help you get directly from concept to product, something’s wrong. Hopefully by sharing my own workflow here, you can begin to understand a bit more about h... Read more →

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"It is time to stop listening to Patrik Schumacher"

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

An op-ed by Phineas Hrper for Dezeen: "How exhilarating, an architect's lecture has made the mainstream news. Not only has the speech - first reported by Dezeen - been picked up by the London Evening Standard, but it m... Read more →

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At the intersection of photography and architecture

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Via Boston Globe (Featuring SC Curator Christian Borger!) "Christian Borger aims to bring together his two creative interests, photography and architectural design, and his Instagram account (@chrisventures) lies at their... Read more →

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Google Timelapse: Rapid Expansion of the World's Cities over 32 Years

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Google Earth has released an update to its Timelapse feature, giving viewers a better look at the rapid expansion of the world’s urban areas between 1984 and 2016 Read more →

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Timelapse: Landsat Satellite Images of Climate Change

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

On Nov. 29, 2016, Google released a major update expanding the data from 2012 to 2016. Accompanied by some incredibly written pieces by Brian Walsh and Jeffrey Kluger, this collaboration between TIME magazine and Google sh... Read more →

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Largest mass timber building in U.S. opens in Minneapolis

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

As reported by Olivia Martin for ArchitectsNewspaper "While the building resembles the nearby historic warehouses in the district, its efficient structural system is about one-fifth the weight of a similarly sized concr... Read more →

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How to Do Creative Placemaking

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"In its ongoing commitment to producing resources for community engagement with the arts, the National Endowment for the Arts has published How to Do Creative Placemaking: An Action-Oriented Guide to Arts in Community Deve... Read more →

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Local Code: 3,659 Proposals About Data, Design & the Nature of Cities

Mdiid4kl2otltl9k7s6p  Posted by  Connie Migliazzo

Local Code is a collection of data-driven tools and design prototypes for understanding and transforming the physical, social, and ecological resilience of cities. The book's data-driven layout arranges drawings of 3,659 ... Read more →

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The Perfect Drawing: 8 Sensational Sections

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Via The Angry Architect at Architizer. Not to be overlooked. Work that line! #inspiration

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My New Old Chair

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Found by Curator Jesse Wetzel. "Visual artist Tatiane Freitas repairs broken wood furniture by replacing the missing pieces with translucent acrylic. Much like the Japanese practice of kintsugi or medieval parchment repa... Read more →

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Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what?

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"There isn’t a natural grain of sand on the beach in Northern New Jersey; there is no Miami Beach unless we build it," Young says. "The real endangered species on the coast of the US isn’t the piping plover or the loggerhe... Read more →

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Trump's Secret Garden

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

via Architect's Newspaper: "In 1979, Donald Trump made a development deal with the city that permitted him to increase the building’s size by twenty stories. That zoning variance was only achieved by including 15,000 squar... Read more →

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Lungs of the Earth

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

via Elise Hunchuck "The world’s forests, along with its oceans, absorb enormous amounts of the carbon dioxide that circulates in the atmosphere. They are, effectively, the Earth’s lungs, and protecting those lungs is cruc... Read more →

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AIA pledges to work w/ Trump, membership recoils.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is drawing ire from across the architectural profession after releasing a post-election memo containing conciliatory and supportive language for President-elect Donald Trump’s ca... Read more →

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Quantifying urban revitalization

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Young men perceive as "lively" spaces that women perceive to be "unsafe." Historically urban planners have been men." Christopher Guignon