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Apartment life can be strangely isolating: the intimacy of removing a complete stranger’s underwear from the building washing machine; the awkwardness of silent elevator rides while rubbing elbows with a fellow tenant; the jealous pangs of hurrying alone past a cluster of happy friends sharing pizza on your stoop.

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Tag Archives: Architecture

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
The Autonomobile and the City
Architectural Record

Just as earlier technological innovations, like streetcar lines, railways, and horseless carriages, had transformative effects on urban morphology and life, so the advent of the autonomous vehicle—autonomobiles—will transform our cities decisively.

March 30, 2017
March 29, 2017
The Symmetry of Helsinki Architecture
The Guardian

Helsinki photographer Kristo Vedenoja captures the colourful mix of architectural styles in Finland’s capital on Instagram, one square at a time.

March 28, 2017
Why Do Architects Limit Childrens’ Play?
Dezeen

We need to stop concentrating our energies on hazard-proofing playgrounds, and worry instead about how our buildings and environments could be better suited to children, says Phineas Harper in this Opinion column.

March 27, 2017
Big Bend Skyscraper Twisting NYC Zoning Laws
The Urban Developer

New York city’s zoning laws have created a unique set of circumstances where developers attempt to maximise their property’s height in order to infuse it with the prestige of a high rise structure. “But what if we substituted height with length?”

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
GeekWire

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
Archinect

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
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