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Passive-Aggressive design: When sustainability radically shapes architecture

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"The promise of architecturally considered, environmentally conscious buildings that are more than exercises in technological prosthetics is taking shape around the world. Sustainable design can be achieved without subjuga... Read more →

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Love Ramen? Love Baths? Why Not Try a Ramen Noodle Bath

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The people of Hakone, Japan don’t mess around when it comes to ramen—but they don’t just eat ramen. Patrons of Yunessan Spa House know that a noodle bath is good for the skin and can increase metabolism, which is why they... Read more →

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The Dutch Police Are Training Eagles To Take Down Drones

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

And in birds’ latest bid to win us over, eagles have now teamed up with police in the Netherlands to take out rogue drones. In hopes of lowering the number of future incidents, the national police have come up with what th... Read more →

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Nick Offerman's Woodworking Advice

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

In this video, actor and woodworker Nick Offerman shares with Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor where his love of woodworking began and offers advice for young people who want to work with their hands. Read more →

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The Feminist Architect Who Tried to Liberate Kitchens From Houses

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

To create the kitchenless house, Austin looked to technological developments in electricity, automation and railways for her designs. She didn’t envision a place where nobody cooked; instead, kitchens would become centrali... Read more →

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Study Says Making Art Reduces Stress, Even If You Kind Of Suck At It

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Kaimal recently led a study examining the effects of making art on stress-related hormones in your body. The results, published in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, titled “Reduction of Cortis... Read more →

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Powerful Ways Top Firms Leverage their Website - Monograph

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

How firms like Snøhetta and Morphosis use the web successfully. "While architecture websites have traditionally served as a place to host a digital portfolio, we’ve witnessed unexpected and transformative ways that archit... Read more →

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Bjarke Ingels: Designing a New Vernacular in the Face of Climate Change

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

“In fact the climate and the changing climate is the very condition of living on a planet with an atmosphere … You have different climate zones that get different exposure to sunlight, that have different temperatures, dif... Read more →

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100 Years In The Making, Black History And Culture Museum Ready For Reveal

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

The idea of the museum was first proposed in 1915 by black veterans of the Civil War. A year later, Rep. Leonidas C. Dyer, R-Mo., introduced HR 18721, a bill that called for a commission to "secure plans and designs for a ... Read more →

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Avery/GSAPP Architectural Plans and Sections (Columbia University)

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Free Architectural drawings released by Avery and Columbia University. Great data base with many resources

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Museum dedicated to architecture models opens in Japan

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Billed as Japan's only architectural model museum, the Archi-Depot Museum is a warehouse-cum-gallery where both study maquettes and final design models are on show to the public. Read more →

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A Skyscraper Made of Bones: How Biomimicry Could Shape the Cities of the Future

Nnjiwhxchoiwtlvvbczy  Posted by  Tom Parker

“The natural world and ecological system are maybe the best picture for what a sustainable world looks and performs like,” says Erin Rovalo, a senior principal of design at the consulting firm Biomimicry 3.8. “And if our b... Read more →

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Hollywood loves architects. As long as they are white men.

Nnjiwhxchoiwtlvvbczy  Posted by  Tom Parker

Thought provoking article about Hollywood's (shock!) lack of diversity when representing architects in film. 'male movie-architects are assumed to personify the perfect romantic lead: they are “creative, but not as grubb... Read more →

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SOILED " No. 6 - Deathscrapers released!

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Deathscrapers summons the architecture that surrounds the dearly departed. Seeking alternately to soften death’s physical and emotional toll or cultivate death’s instrumental potential, the stories of Deathscrapers span a... Read more →

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A Quick, Clear Video Explanation for Why Parking Requirements Hurt Cities

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Of all the cities across North America relaxing their developer parking requirements, none can boast a PSA on the topic as clear and concise as Ottawa’s 90-second “Review of Minimum Parking Standards” video...The clip acc... Read more →

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Step inside a rainbow with liz west's immersive color landscape

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"the visceral experience is overloaded with illumination, testing the psychological, physical, emotional and spiritual responses visitors undergo during their encounter with the work. both the site’s existing architecture ... Read more →

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Curious George bookstore would be replaced by elevator, stairs in developer's...

Aocfyw4pkjrzyoj0rvwr  Posted by  Maryam Eskandari

Earlier last month, Cambridge City decided to move forward with the redevelopment of Harvard Square - "Our beloved Kiosk is now under threat from Harvard Square Infrastructure Improvements planned with $4.6 million of City... Read more →

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Cambridge Historical Commission: SUPPORT LANDMARK DESIGNATION FOR THE HARVARD...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

For all you who grew up after the 1960's urban renewal campaigns (me included) who lament the lost urban fabric, here's your chance to save a piece of the action. "Our beloved Kiosk is now under threat from Harvard Square ... Read more →

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BRASÍLIA by Rem Koolhaas

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Editor’s Note: This was written by Rem Koolhaas on the occasion of his first trip to Brasília in August of 2011, and has since remained unpublished. Revista Centro (online Brazilian magazine about architecture, urban studi... Read more →

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The Largest Native American Protest In HISTORY Is Happening Right Now.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Running through a similar pathway as that of the well known failed Keystone XL project, the Bakken Pipeline would run across the Ogallala aquifer and the Mississippi rivers through sovereign Native lands. This is their pro... Read more →

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Renzo Piano To Lead Reconstruction Efforts After Italian Earthquake

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Piano, who was appointed an Italian senator for life in 2013, has deep experience working with UNESCO and in earthquake zones from Japan to California. He will be joined in his task by local governor Vasco Errani of Emilia... Read more →

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Amphetamines Seep Into Baltimore's Streams

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A new study suggests that aquatic life in Baltimore is being exposed to drugs, and it's having an impact. And these aren't soft drugs; they include methamphetamine and amphetamine. They're messing with the growth and deve... Read more →

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Here's Where You Can Expect to Buy a Home Before 40

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Another one for the groaner department...

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America's Ugly Strip Malls Were Caused By Government Regulation

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

There is a common architectural language that I’ve found while traveling America. The most interesting part of any city is generally its downtown, with historic buildings and narrow streets. But drive a couple miles—or in ... Read more →

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Our Energy Grid Is Amazingly Vulnerable and Climate Change Is the Cause

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Like many challenges associated with climate change, the problem here isn’t a lack of smart technology; it’s a lack of smart policy. Decisions about land use, fuel choice, transmission technology, and consumer incentives ... Read more →

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Where It All Happens: Inside the Architecture Studio

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"This collection takes a look at a diverse set of architecture studios. These are spaces of invention, idea-testing and collaboration. Each studio is different from the next and speaks volumes about the immense breadth of ... Read more →

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Elon Musk's Gigafactory, the Largest Building in the World

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"This structure’s standout feature is its size: The completed Gigafactory is projected to be the largest building in the world by footprint. To celebrate the opening of this momentous facility, we have assembled a list of ... Read more →

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Yes, a 'Submerged Floating Bridge' Is a Reasonable Way to Cross a Fjord

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Because many of these waterways are wide and the largest is nearly a mile deep, a typical bridge won’t do. So Norway is considering fording its fjords with something the world has never seen before: a submerged floating b... Read more →

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The First Autonomous Machine Made With Soft Robotics

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"For years roboticists have been looking into using softer materials for parts rather than the usual metal and plastic — sometimes even building entirely soft robots. But this Octobot from Harvard is the first that not onl... Read more →