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Architect's Guide to SEO - Part 1

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Architects and Traffic! Here is a quick guide on how to get more - Part 1. #Monograph The top 3 positions in Google's search results account for a whopping 55% of organic clicks, with the number one spot alone netting ove... Read more →

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Sand, Magnified 300 Times

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Comparing something to a grain of sand is usually supposed to mean that it’s small or insignificant, but Dr. Gary Greenberg’s microscopic photography aims to turn this stereotype on its head." Read more →

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Why American Trucks Are So Deadly for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Trucks by design have large blind spots, or really a set of blind spots. It means that the visibility in a truck is not as good as it is in an automobile. And then the vehicle is so high off the ground and has a large tur... Read more →

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It's Time to Think About Living in Parking Garages

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Building for multiple lifetimes of use works. Just look at the recent success of downtown buildings built as warehouses, now lusted after by trendy firms who love their blank slate-y approach to space. Get excited for the... Read more →

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Herzog and De Meuron's Hamburg Miracle

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"It’s only appropriate for the building to have the last laugh. A national embarrassment for the last decade, as the budget galloped ever higher, with construction mired in delays and the very real threat that its carcass ... Read more →

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Best Architecture Websites of 2016

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"For our second installment of Monograph's annual best architecture websites collection we've hand-picked five more excellent sites that demonstrate superb design, usability and overall visual experience. If you're looking... Read more →

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Masonry Detailing Series List | International Masonry Institute

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Need to know how to put together a masonry wall? Want to see some examples of well drawn and delightfully clear construction details? Check out the IMI's masonry detailing series. Oodles of details for all sorts of maso... Read more →

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No One Saw Tesla's Solar Roof Coming.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Honestly, Tesla's inventions may save us all. Hey look, now you can appear normal and BE SUSTAINABLE? Welcome to the #americandream, in spite of itself. Brilliant. Read more →

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Equity by Design Releases Early Findings From Its 2016 Equity in Architecture...

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"AIA San Francisco’s Equity by Design (AIASF’s EQxD) committee released the early findings from its 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey during its fourth (sold-out) symposium, Equity by Design: Metrics, Meaning, and Matrice... Read more →

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Top-Down, Bottom-Up Urban Design

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Found Via Curator Elise Hunchuck "...what we need to do is think of the city as a more open system, which accumulates complexity, and in which those complexities have to be worked with, rather than simplified.” - Rich... Read more →

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Brutal Internet Attack Is the Beginning of a Bleak Future

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Some think the attack was a political conspiracy, like an attempt to take down the internet so that people wouldn’t be able to read the leaked Clinton emails on Wikileaks. Others think it’s the usual Russian assault. No m... Read more →

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The Composition Notebook Gets A Luxurious Redesign

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"Dog-eared and covered in ballpoint doodles, the humble composition notebook has been a mainstay of teenager knapsacks for the better part of the last century. And not just students love them. Jean-Michael Basquiat and Roy... Read more →

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Animal.Vegetable.Mineral: early infographics, charts and diagrams for organiz...

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"a publication from Wellcome Collection celebrating how humans visually classified and organised the sprawling natural world in an important era of scientific research. Made to accompany the upcoming exhibition Making Natu... Read more →

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7 Scary Architectural Elements That Wouldn't Meet Building Code Requirements ...

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"With the clarity that only retrospect can offer, it’s easy to look back on the following macabre materials, bleak utilities, and terrifying technologies in horror... but perhaps what is most scary is to consider which asp... Read more →

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12 useful things you can make w/ a 3D printer.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Not the most well written article, but food for thought, and for your 3D printer!

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My Syllabus, My Self

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Found via Elise Hunchuck "If you are a syllabus fetishist like me, you have a great nostalgia for those days you received your syllabus on the first day of class. The object was endowed with an almost numinous power. From... Read more →

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A Case for Building Architectural Models

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"I could also talk about how effective this model was when meeting with the client. If I put a stack of 3D renderings on the table and pointed at the images while telling my story, there would have been a period of mental ... Read more →

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"Branding Islands Making Nations" Case Study Competition at La Biennale di Ve...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Part of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016’s Collateral Events, Branding Islands Making Nations: On Intangible Assets and Value Propositions in Spatial Practice is a public program and case study competition, drawing a... Read more →

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Turning Detroit's Abandoned Homes Into Greenhouses

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Two years after Detroit emerged from bankruptcy, its urban-farming scene is flourishing, with some 1,400 farms and community gardens spread across the city’s 139 square miles. Many local growers worry that they will be up... Read more →

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Is Your McMansion Haunted? Probably.

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

The archetypal American haunted house has always been one whose construction was aesthetically unbalanced. Take one of the most famous American haunted houses, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s house of the seven gables. Defined by it... Read more →

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Introducing the 2017 Color of the Year - Poised Taupe SW 6039

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Poised Taupe SW 6039 creates a cozy lifestyle and brings a sense of sanctuary into our homes. It diffuses the stresses of the world outside our doors — so much so that we feel restored and in balance when we walk across ou... Read more →

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How Beige Took Over American Homes

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

*shudder Beigeification was part of a larger shift that happened during the early 2000s. After centuries of the home being primarily a place or a space, during the 2000s it was seen as primarily an object or, more specific... Read more →

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Architecture Schools Are Failing. This Designer Is Calling For A Revolution

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Los Angeles–based designer Peter Zellner has an ax to grind with architectural education in the United States. Students are saddled with debt, schools aren't teaching the right skills, and a patriarchal dynamic squashes f... Read more →

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Fantastic solar powered home can move anywhere with its owner | Doomos

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Extreme(ly simple) pre-fab. "According to Kodasema, the design firm responsible for creating the building, “KODA can become whatever you want: a city centre home, a lakeside summer house, a cosy café, an office, workshop o... Read more →

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GIFs of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"For centuries before the invention of screws and fasteners, Japanese craftsmen used complex, interlocking joints to connect pieces of wood for structures and beams, helping to create a uniquely Japanese wood aesthetic tha... Read more →

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C.W. Keller & the Art of Streamlining Construction

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A long standing SC Curator writing for Archinect writes about the STANDOUT- Family-Run Fabricators Working with Google and WeWork. s/o Daniel Clarke! Read more →

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The 40-Year-Old Burnout

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This seems an important consideration for all educators - via The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nice share, Rachel Loischild.

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The Avery Review

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

A Periodical of Critical Essays on Architecture! Issue 18 — October 2016 Caitlin Blanchfield — Reset, Modernity. McLain Clutter — Notes on Ruin Porn Marcelo López-Dinardi — Folk Politics at the 15th Venice A... Read more →