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Millennium Tower is sinking.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"...[S]ince its completion in 2008, the 58-story building has sunk 16 inches, according to an independent consultant hired to monitor the problem. It has also tilted 2 inches to the northwest." "According to the consult... Read more →

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A Tribute To Female Flâneurs

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"Rather than wandering aimlessly, like her male counterpart, the female flâneur has an element of transgression: she goes where she’s not supposed to." Read more →

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7 Ways GIFs Can Improve Your Project Presentation

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

When it comes to architectural drawings, it's fundamental to understand what information needs to be highlighted and what is the best way to show it, getting rid of all the extra data to focus attention on the main asset. ... Read more →

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The Architect Who Became a Diamond

Nnjiwhxchoiwtlvvbczy  Posted by  Tom Parker

A truly extraordinary story. This may be a long read but I implore you to give it your time. It tells a tale both poetic and tragic. The truth truly is stranger than fiction. Read more →

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The Mind of an Architect - 99% Invisible

Nnjiwhxchoiwtlvvbczy  Posted by  Tom Parker

This podcast episode tells the remarkable story of a group of world famous architects agreeing to a weekend of psychological examination to help discover more about that illusive thing - creativity! There is a full transcr... Read more →

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Healthcare Design Borrows Old Healing Technique: Plants!

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"This week, the American Institute of Architects announced seven new, stand-out structures designed to help heal patients, whether the focus is cancer treatment, reproductive health, or pediatrics. One constant that runs t... Read more →

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EntreArchitect #133: 'The Power of Trying' w/ Robert Yuen

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Mark talks with someone who’s been doing just that ever since he discovered a need in grad school and couldn’t find the solution, so he decided to create the solution himself. Learn how he started his many companies, how h... Read more →

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Revisionist History: Episode #6

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A fascinating episode of Malcolm Gladwell's new podcast Revisionist History - investigating the realities of philanthropy in higher education. It's a weakest link problem! Read more →

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Gigantic Kaleidoscope Lighthouse Installation

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

An incredible reuse of a lighthouse in Denmark. "Bessards’ Studio and JAJA Architects designed a scenographic stairway giving access to the tower and making the ascent a sequence of architectural experiences. Staging its ... Read more →

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The Art of Rendering: Stunning Archi-Visualizations w/ Only SketchUp, Photoshop

Tskqvxbsusxh6npir8f4  Posted by  Alexander Pagliere

A smart person named Alex does what I wish I could have done in school. Awesome visualizations with common tools.

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Yale's New Dean of Architecture on Plywood and Mood Lighting

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"The home improvement that’s most worth making is: effective lighting you can really control. Lighting is mood and warmth and happiness. You want task lighting for work and then something more restful, serene or romantic." Read more →

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17 Le Corbusier Projects Named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Given to places of special cultural or physical significance, the designation will help to protect and preserve the buildings for future generations. Citing Le Corbusier’s inventive architectural language, UNESCO praised t... Read more →

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How Urban Design Perpetuates Racial Inequality-And What We Can Do About It

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Our cities weren't created equal. But they don't have to stay that way. "There is a need to redesign the designers, and to give them the tools and competencies to work within social constructs and spatial contexts that th... Read more →

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Grid Corrections

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"This film was made mining the Thomas Jefferson's Grid in Google Earth. By superimposing a rectangular grid on the earth surface, a grid built from exact square miles, the spherical deviations have to be fixed. After all... Read more →

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VR 'memory palaces' could help you master a new language

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"The system uses spatial learning, a trick that places hard to remember things such as German grammar or all the capital cities of Africa into a physical space....Using images to help remember non-visual things isn’t new t... Read more →

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Shigeru Ban's Tower - The World's Tallest Timber Structure

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Found by Curator Jim Moses. "Shigeru Ban certainly made the most of the first project that he designed for Canada. The Pritzker Prize–winning architect, along with developer PortLiving, unveiled plans for Terrace Hous... Read more →

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Regenerative Development and Design: A Framework for Evolving Sustainability

Zhek1hwxfwqfahjdsk0h  Posted by  Carlos Guzman

I recently participated in Regenesis' Regeneration Practitioner course and was blown away by how the regenerative approach to projects differs from conventional practices by focusing on potential of place instead of proble... Read more →

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Object Lessons: The New Museum Explores Why We Keep Things

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

“The Keeper,” the New Museum’s summer show, a four-floor exhibit that opens on Wednesday, July 20, is a museum blockbuster of a different kind. Curators at the New Museum have created an exhibit with over 4,000 objects tha... Read more →

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This Robot Keeps Trying To Escape A Russian Lab

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Found by Curator Melissa Alexander. "It might sound like fodder for a sci-fi buddy comedy, but the researchers behind Promobot IR77 say they might have to "dispose of" the bad bot if it keeps making a dash for freedom, in... Read more →

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HYPER-REALITY

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Scary as all hell. "Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media." Read more →

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Architecture for Humanity Founders and Board Members Sued for $3 Million

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Sad to read... "In 2015, Architecture for Humanity (AFH), a U.S.-based nonprofit organization with more than 60 chapters worldwide, abruptly closed and declared bankruptcy, leaving many to wonder what exactly went wrong. ... Read more →

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2016 Norden Fund Winners

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"The League is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of Deborah J. Norden Fund travel grants: Bryan Maddock for “A Serpentine Science: Affonso Eduardo Reidy’s Housing Pair” and Caitlin Blanchfield and Nina Kolowratni... Read more →

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'Pokémon GO' Can Lure More Customers To Local Businesses

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Instead, take a cue from this local indie clothing store, which got into the spirit of the game by saying “come get your PokéBalls and previously rocked threads. Gotta catch ‘em all in style!” That’s bound to leave a posi... Read more →

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FarmBot, a DIY agriculture robot.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Precision farming has been hailed as the future of agriculture, sustainability, and the food industry. That’s why a company called FarmBot is working to bring precision agriculture technology to environmentally conscious ... Read more →

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The End of the All-Nighter? New Overtime Rules...

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Under a new regulation issued by the Labor Department last month, the majority of salaried employees earning up to $47,476 a year must receive time-and-a-half overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. This... Read more →

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Can architecture help reunite a post-Brexit Britain?

Nnjiwhxchoiwtlvvbczy  Posted by  Tom Parker

Well could it? I have my doubts but this article showcases some beautiful work from Eric Wong, a Masters graduate from the Bartlett School of Architecture. 'Deep divisions within political parties, the UK and the whole co... Read more →

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@makearchitecturebooksagain * Instagram photos and videos

Nnjiwhxchoiwtlvvbczy  Posted by  Tom Parker

I stumbled across this great anonymous instagram account through 'A Daily Dose Of Architecture' (A brilliant blog I'd recommend checking out) and found it so interesting. They are unearthing obscure and unloved architectur... Read more →

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The 2016 R+D Awards

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

For the program's 10-year anniversary, the jury selected 14 projects, products, and technologies that address large- and local-scale issues. Really digging the Modular Edible Insect Farm by Terreform ONE. Read more →

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Catie Newell's 'Overnight' Explores a Dark Detroit

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A beautiful exhibition by Catie Newall, a prof at UM Taubman College, exploring how the lack of street lighting before Detroit's LED upgrade created beautiful darkness. Read more →