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Mapping How Climate Change Will Affect Animal Migration

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Called Migrations in Motion, the map outlines how species will move from their current habitats to their new ones while avoiding major man-made and natural barriers. Pink lines indicate the movement of mammals, while the b... Read more →

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Monograph - Architecture Websites is in Beta!!

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

Monograph is a technology company founded by architects with the mission to help every architect build a beautiful website– simply, without any code. We make it easy to grow your firm's online identity with website templat... Read more →

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What can architects learn from No Man's Sky?

Nnjiwhxchoiwtlvvbczy  Posted by  Tom Parker

“My concern is that if randomness is taken as a design approach in architecture it would produce the same result: it would generate a lot of objects, or at best even buildings, but no meaning, and therefore, no architectur... Read more →

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Designing for the Dark

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Although the MLO has not been widely adopted since its release in 2011, its language, including the lighting zones and the BUG rating system, has been incorporated into a LEED credit for light-pollution reduction, helping... Read more →

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Memorial in Alabama Will Honor Victims of Lynching

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

...Designed in partnership with MASS, a Boston-based design group, [And lighting design by SC Co-founder Dan Weissman] the memorial will be made up of two parts. One is a large, four-sided gallery of 801 suspended six-foo... Read more →

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These 6 New Buildings Are the Future of Sustainable Architecture | Architectu...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

As green building technologies advance at monumental pace, architects around the world are following suit, offering progressively innovative interpretations of sustainable trends. Practices like AD100 firm Lake|Flato are l... Read more →

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The Art of the Nonconforming Stair

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

When it comes to stair design, it’s not always practical or cost-effective to design and build a fully code-compliant stairway. We’re not advocating breaking code for the main stairs throughout the house, but rather those ... Read more →

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Office 2.0: Big Data is changing the design of our workplaces

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Buildings equal data isn’t a standard premise in our industry," says David Fano, the Chief Product Officer at WeWork, the multi-billion dollar global coworking giant that’s embracing an intensely data-driven model for des... Read more →

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Living in an Airplane Hangar Isn't Such a Bad Idea

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"From the outside it looks like a giant shipping container. And that’s pretty much what it is—a 27 foot high prefab structure of metal and waxed concrete. Inside, the original 130-year-old cottage remains eerily preserved ... Read more →

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"Architecture can feel like a paltry gesture in times like ours"

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Architecture can feel like a paltry gesture in times like ours – times where the news cycle and social media conflate national and international politics with terror attacks and senseless killings of unarmed black men and... Read more →

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How Architects Charge For Their Services

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Found via Marilyn Moedinger. "If you feel in-the-dark as to how architects charge for their work, you’re in good company—it’s a system that mystifies architects, too. In 1990, the government enacted the Sherman Act, a law... Read more →

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Salvador Dalí's Long Lost Collaboration With Walt Disney

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Your next six minutes of surrealism. Found by Steven Godanis.

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Canada at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Web exclusive by Canadian Architect. Written by Mr. Belanger - so you know it's worth a gander. "Ultimately, the project shows how Canada has become a global resource empire, and how Canada has become the preeminent extra... Read more →

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Colorado City Uses $1.5 Million From Pot Tax To Help Homeless

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

ONE LOVE. "Aurora, Colorado’s third largest city, recently announced how it will use $1.5 million generated from a tax on recreational pot to supporting homeless people, the Aurora Sentinel reported. The city first made t... Read more →

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Moshe Safdie, The Master of Manipulating Habitats

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Architect Moshe Safdie has spent half a century rethinking the way we live. From modular low-income housing to vast urban developments, he has continuously provided new models for accommodation and its surrounding environ... Read more →

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Rem review: jet-setting portrait of world's most talked-about architect

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Set to premiere at this year’s Venice film festival in September, Rem is the culmination of film-maker Tomas Koolhaas chasing his busy father across time zones for four years, from taxi to departure lounge to construction... Read more →

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Cornell NOMAS goes to Los Angeles

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

As some of you may or may not know, Cornell University has officially rechartered their student chapter! We've had a difficult start, but we are happy to announce that we will be attending the NOMA Conference in LA. That... Read more →

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Against 'Sustainability'

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Instead of sustainability, we should instead speak of adaptability, a term that skews away from the idea of a perfect, ordered nature and unchanging industrial-technological conditions, and favors a vision of nature in a ... Read more →

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My Deadly, Beautiful City

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The arctic mining city of Norilsk is one of the most polluted in the world — but many residents are still proud to call it home."

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The Section Is The Generator

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Can't wait for their new book! "Wall and detail sections foreground technical concerns, using graphic conventions of line, hatch, and tone, and depict material systems and tectonics. Site sections emphasize a built form’... Read more →

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Watch Mountains Of Trash Take Over The U.S.

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A century of garbage. "In the early 1900s, dumps were essentially just holes in the ground, and cities also disposed of trash in wetlands and in the ocean. In 1976, a federal law passed requiring landfills to be lined to ... Read more →

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A Center for Majestic Experiences Rises in the Middle of Montana

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Ensemble Studio's latest fore into land art.

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At This English Bar, An Old-School Solution To Rude Cellphones

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Yay for Faraday Cages! "I've been in the pub industry for a long time, and progressively it's become less and less social and more and more antisocial," Steve Tyler, the owner of the Gin Tub in Sussex, England, tells NPR'... Read more →

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Why Corporate Bathrooms Stink and How Good Design Can Fix This

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

I always judge the quality of architecture by the sensibility in the bathrooms. Give it some love!

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EQxD Symposium 2016

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"AIA San Francisco proudly presents its fourth Symposium, Equity by Design: Metrics, Meaning & Matrices on October 29, 2016 at the San Francisco Art Institute. The conversation that began as an exploration of the “missing ... Read more →

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CogniCity - Software as Infrastructure for Climate Adaptation

Os0xgbxbzcahrdlucbno  Posted by  Jono Bentley Sturt

At its worst, social media can operate as an arms race of socially accepted narcissism. At its best, we occasionally see strange and incredible movements of culture and capital (your ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, your HONY). T... Read more →

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Humans Are Gobbling Up Natural Resources At A Terrifying Rate

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"That’s the official word from a new U.N. report on the use of natural resources. It found that, from the food we eat to the homes we live in to the fuels we burn, our rates of consumption are just unsustainable. That’s no... Read more →

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Kenneth Frampton tracks the evolution of modern architecture in his new book

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"The book is lucid not only in the literary content but as a graphic document where each illustration re-enforces the text and analysis. This is the result of a long process of design undertaken by Frampton and his editor ... Read more →

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The problem with believing half the world's population lives in cities

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"When startup accelerator Y Combinator announced its New Cities project in June, it came with a couple of footnotes. Number one was, "Two out of three people will live in cities by 2050." In the center of the cover of the... Read more →

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Did an American City Finally Build a Good Streetcar?

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"And then there is the new streetcar route in Kansas City, which is getting 6,660 riders a day over three first three months of operation—and rising. Total ridership is 550,000 riders in just 84 days of operation. That’s a... Read more →