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Tag Archives: Architecture

April 27, 2017
Dynamically Planned: Make Only Big Plans, the Sequel
Living Cities

In his latest writing on the Equipt to Innovate framework, Steven Bosacker takes inspiration from architect Daniel Burnham, plus the work of cities like New Orleans and Louisville, to discuss how urban areas can tackle their biggest issues by making appropriately big plans.

April 26, 2017
Architecture in the Basement
Urban Omnibus

For the last 36 years, Janet Parks, curator of the Avery Archives, has been mayor of New York’s architecture community, located in the lower level of Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.

Designer Michael Ford’s ‘Hip Hop Architecture’
Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Michael Ford had a life-changing moment when he went on a school trip from Cass Tech in Detroit to the architecture school at University of Detroit Mercy. It was there that Ford met Professor Dan Pitera, a self-described “political and social activist masquerading as an architect.”

April 25, 2017
Has Seattle Finally Figured Out Redevelopment?

Over the last few years, virtually every neighborhood in Seattle has seemingly been inundated with large development projects. What has the city learned during its redevelopment process?

April 19, 2017
Can We Finally Say Goodbye To Glass Skyscrapers?
Architecture and Design

Despite major advances in the environmental performance of glass skyscrapers over the past few decades, there is a growing consensus within the building industries that we cannot keep designing tall buildings with full-height glazing. Quite simply, it is not sustainable.

April 17, 2017
The AIA’s 8 New Climate Principles

“Architecture and design can mitigate climate impact while simultaneously reducing operating costs for building owners,” says AIA President Thomas Vonier, FAIA, in a recently-released press statement issued in conjunction with Earth Day.

April 16, 2017
April 13, 2017
April 12, 2017
Las Vegas Is Learning From Us

In a place with no rules, why is the Strip trying so hard to be just like the boring city you left behind?

What Does Radical Urbanism Mean Today?
The Architects' Newspaper

What does it mean to be a radical architect or designer today? Never before have cities mattered as much to the future of humanity.

April 11, 2017
April 10, 2017
Why Design Buffs Must Visit Tokyo
The Telegraph

Tokyo’s rapid-fire post-war urban growth – and its tightly packed population (13.6 million at last count) – has resulted in the evolution of a city that excels at creating (and harmoniously coexisting in) the tiniest of spaces.

April 9, 2017
April 6, 2017
How Technology Revolutionizes Architecture

The Big Bend shows that anything goes, it seems, in a world of computer-aided design, high-tech materials, pre-fabrication, high land values, the unblushing egos of developers and the seemingly insatiable aspiration of buyers. But how has architecture reached this point?

April 5, 2017
April 4, 2017
City Parks of the Future
Architectural Digest

With their bold design, one New York–based architecture firm is pushing the boundaries of how public parks should be created.

April 2, 2017


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