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Tag Archives: Architecture

January 18, 2017
January 17, 2017
How to Design a Good Urban Grocery Store
Joe Urban

With a grocery store proposed as part of a mixed-use development at 46th and Hiawatha, it is time to review good urban standards for grocery store design.

January 16, 2017
Finally, a Debut for the Elbphilharmonie Hall in Hamburg
New York Times

The escalator to the Elbphilharmonie moves at a snail’s pace, by design. A visit to this striking new hall, built on top of a massive brick warehouse overlooking the harbor here, begins with a four-minute ride through a white tube sequined with thousands of reflective discs.

January 12, 2017
Shenzhen Built More Skyscrapers in 2016 Than U.S., Australia
Quartz

In 2016 the world saw the completion of 128 skyscrapers, up from 114 in 2015, according to the US-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (it defines a skyscraper as being higher than 200 m, or 656 ft). Of those, 84 came from China, a new record for the nation.

NYC Releases Design Guidelines for Public Housing
Next City

In the eight decades since the first of New York City’s public housing was built, the city has changed dramatically. The New York City Housing Authority, on the other hand, has stayed largely the same.

January 11, 2017
Architects Need to Learn How Buildings Are Used
Architects Journal

As the UK Green Building Council nears its 10th birthday, Will Hurst spoke to chief executive Julie Hirigoyen about accusations of corporatism and whether the political climate is a threat to sustainability.

January 10, 2017
Within and Without Architecture
Places Journal

The imaginative possibilities of miniature things lie not in their being shrunken versions of a larger thing. The world of the miniature opens to reveal a secret life.

L.A. Will Be Home to George Lucas’ $1B Museum
Los Angeles Times

The suspense has been as epic as “Star Wars,” but after months of intense speculation, George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art on Tuesday chose Los Angeles as its home over San Francisco.

January 9, 2017
The Gutting of Dayton
A New Domain

For decades, cities like Dayton, Ohio have been demolishing their architecturally significant buildings with abandon. Now we know why.

January 8, 2017
An Interview About Homogenous Towers
Brandon Donnelly

My friend Randy Gladman, who is Vice President of Development at Triovest Realty Advisors, recently sat down for an interview with Alex Josephson, who is a founding partner of the Toronto-based architecture practice PARTISANS.

January 5, 2017
Hungary Still Dominated by Buildings Over 70 Years
Hungary Today

The Budapest-based think tank specialized on architectural planning, urban development and geoinformatics has created an interactive map that shows the housing constructions in Hungary over the past century.

January 4, 2017
Is There A “Charleroi Effect”?
Art Media Agency

Since 1997, much has been written about the “Bilbao effect”. But is the creation of “mega-museums” still adapted to our society today? We probe this question by examining Charleroi, which has chosen to privilege depth in a project that combines urbanism and culture.

December 21, 2016
The Role of Commissioning in Today’s Built Environment
American City and County

Sure, your engineers and contractors can verify that they’ve designed and installed the systems correctly. But are all the heating, ventilation, cooling, electrical, lighting and other systems working together? Are they tested as an integrated building system?

December 20, 2016
Fairy Tale Architecture: Flatland
Places Journal

The brother-sister duo of writer Kate Bernheimer and architect Andrew Bernheimer curate a series in which diverse architects explore the intimate relationship between the domestic structure of fairy tales and the imaginative realm of architecture.

Is There a “Libertarian Architecture”?
Market Urbanism

I sometimes ask myself if there is a “libertarian architecture” when thinking about what a purely libertarian culture — one that has been free from government intervention long enough to flourish — would look like. Let me begin.

December 19, 2016
In Miami, Architecture is About the Car
Miami Herald

We often think of architecture in Miami as a symmetry between water and sky, hovering, distilled by subtropical light, detached from earthly constraints — from the ground plane, from traffic and social unrest.

WeWork Capitalizes on Aging Architecture
Fast Company Design

“They don’t build ’em like they used to.” It’s an oft-repeated phrase by those who wax nostalgic. But in the case of the Corbin Building—an office building architect Francis H. Kimball designed in 1888—the saying holds true.

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