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In Mexico we occupy streets in a very particular manner—it may seem chaotic, but it is actually very complex and organized.

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Tag Archives: Architecture

March 26, 2017
The Architecture of an Asylum
Huffington Post

On 300 acres in Washington D.C., where Dorothea Dix once helped organize a 19th-century mental hospital, the U.S. Coast Guard now operates its headquarters. The Department of Homeland Security soon will follow, with mixed-use development not far behind.

March 23, 2017
March 22, 2017
How Neuroscience Can Improve The Office Space

The ceiling height of an office can influence whether a team is better at figuring out big picture problems or hashing out complex details. Your focus, stress and energy levels are affected by the presence of green and blue in the office.

March 21, 2017
March 20, 2017
March 19, 2017
Young Planners At Madison Hip-Hop Architecture Camp
Madison Capital Times

Model cities, built on vinyl records, were scattered around a lobby at UW-Madison as part of the Hip-Hop Architecture Camp’s premiere festivities. The LPs nod to the organizer’s question, “What happens at the intersection of hip-hop culture and architecture?”

Why Not Build More Classical Architecture?
The Spectator

There is a fair amount of research suggesting that traditional architecture, such as Georgian and Victorian terraces and mansion blocks, contributes to our wellbeing. Beauty makes people happy. So why aren’t we building more of it?

Who Builds Your Architecture? A Critical Field Guide

Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?) asks architects and allied fields to better understand how the production of buildings connects their design and consulting practices to the workers who ultimately build them.

March 16, 2017
March 15, 2017
March 14, 2017
Are Liberal Democracies Doomed To Boring Architecture?
Common Edge

While a great many planners, architects, and public officials heed higher callings, cities as a whole seek little more than to be places for “live, work, play,” to quote a ubiquitous but deathly uninspiring slogan.

March 13, 2017
March 12, 2017
March 9, 2017
Should We Resurrect Dead Buildings?

In light of plans to bring the neoclassical Penn Station and Frank Lloyd Wright’s lost pavilions back to life, Aaron Betsky argues that architects should focus on renovating existing buildings rather than replacing new with old, in this Opinion column.

March 8, 2017
Abandoned Asylums Show Architecture Designed to Heal

While intellectual interest in ruins has been recorded for centuries, the popularity and controversy of contemporary “ruin porn” can be traced back to somewhere around 2009. A favorite subject within this field is the American insane asylum.

March 7, 2017
Designing Spaces of Care
The Dirt

Designers, physicians, and researchers are partnering to better understand what it’s like to have a neuro-cognitive disorder and then create more sensitive processes and empathetic spaces that can help alleviate the pain these patients experience while institutionalized.

Urban Design In An Age Of Recessions
Journal of Urban Design (abstract)

American cities are deeply imbedded in an unforgiving system of forces, relationships and patterns that frustrate urban designers and architects across the country.

March 6, 2017
Are Americans Finally Killing The McMansion?
Business Insider

As Americans’ attitudes toward conspicuous consumption have evolved in the wake of the recession, the suburban McMansion as we’ve come to understand it could be on its way out.


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