Architects and avian advocates have been working hard to prevent bird collisions on private structures in the U.S. Now Congress is stepping up to stop deaths on federal public buildings. Shown here: Aqua Tower in Chicago designed by Studio Gang, a firm keenly aware of the issue. (Via Creative Commons)

Congress may follow architects’ lead in constructing bird-safe buildings

Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would try to stop birds from flying into federal buildings. By Sydney Franklin In recent years, many architects have taken the initiative to design buildings, specifically mid- to...
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Courtesy of The Mediated Matter Group From Cooper Hewitt: Neri Oxman’s Aguahoja, which exemplifies the National Design Award winner’s advancement of material ecology, a design approach that seeks to unify nature’s material intelligence with engineering, computation and digital fabrication. The project culminates in a pavilion made from 3D printed panels of plant cellulose and chitosan, a material made from the chitin present in invertebrate shells.

Cooper Hewitt to Showcase Design Interventions for Climate Change in a 2019 Triennial Exhibit

“Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” will be on view at the Cooper Hewitt in New York and the Cube design museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands, from May 10 until Jan. 20, 2020. By Katharine Keane As a polar vortex sweeps across the nation, we are again forced to confront the new...
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Dezeen Awards 2019 launches and is now accepting entries

Dezeen Awards 2019 is now open for entries! It is now accepting submissions for the world’s best architecture, interiors and design projects. Rebecca Grove Dezeen Awards 2019 is now open for entries! We are now accepting submissions for the world’s best architecture,...
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Yesomi Umolu, the artistic director of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, will be in New York on Feb. 5, 2019, at a news conference to announce the upcoming biennial's theme and title,

Chicago Architecture Biennial promises to explore new stories about Chicago — and avoid ‘Archi-babble’

The third Chicago Architecture Biennial promises a look at old Chicago stories that have been shoved out of the spotlight and new ones that will emerge through fresh comparisons with the cities of Sao Paulo, Johannesburg and Vancouver. by Blair Kamin If you’ve lived in...
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