Miami Approves 82-Story 2nd & 2nd Tower After 16 Months Of Review

An 82-story tower known as 2nd & 2nd was granted approval last week when Miami’s Office of Zoning granted waivers needed from the Miami 21 zoning code. A notice issued on the city’s website confirmed the approval was issued November 26. Plans for the tower were first...

Cities, on front lines of climate change, can make outsized difference

A new C40 report argues cities can boost the economy while responding to pressing climate change crisis By Patrick Sisson Cities are essential to fighting climate change, according to new research released today, both oversized contributors to the problem, but also, with the...
Torre Velasca by BBPR. 1958, Milan, Italy. (Photo: Claudio Divizia via Shutterstock)

Brutalism: What Is It and Why Is It Making a Comeback?

A look at the history of Brutalist architecture and the characteristics that made it the go-to style of the mid-20th century. We also explore Brutalism’s fall from favor and renewed appreciation. By Jessica Stewart They say that trends are circular and what’s old becomes...
The research team from Purdue University has developed a 3-D-printed cement with remarkable flexibility. (Courtesy Purdue Univesity, School of Civil Engineering)

Flexible 3-D-printed cement stretches the possibilities of construction

By Matthew Marani Concrete is a ubiquitous building material, applied to the bulk of contemporary construction projects. While the sedimentary aggregate is commonly used due to its impressive compressive strength, it remains a brittle material subject to damage or failure during...
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Art Spaces for All – Architects all over the country are helping making fine art more accessible.

Architects all over the country are helping making fine art more accessible. By Kathleen O’Donnell for AIA Architect Small galleries, nonprofit museums, and community art centers require partnerships with architects to fulfill their mission of bringing art to the publi...
Bruner/Cott & Associates R.W. Kern Center, Hampshire College

ArchitectChats Ep. 26: Timber on the Rise, Part 9 – Behind the Scenes at Hampshire College’s Kern Center

Bruner/Cott Architects’ Jason Jewhurst and Hampshire College past president Jonathan Lash discuss the Living Building’s conception and impact on themselves and the greater community. By Wanda Lau ArchitectChats‘ Timber on the Rise series highlights innovations...
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What’s New in Vectorworks 2017 | Architect Magazine

Many of the latest features in the BIM software platform, developed by its namesake developer, originated from user suggestions. By Michael Kilkelly Nearly 70 percent of the new features in Vectorworks 2017 came directly from user requests. (Many were previewed during the...

Curbed Gift Guide: For the Kid Architect in Your Life

by Sara Polsky Welcome to Curbed’s first gift guide, wherein our editors sort through a retail landscape rife with tech, toys, textiles, trinkets, and tchotchkes. This year we’re shopping for some rather specific recipients—though we think you’ll find the gift...
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Does architecture need to be original? The Guardian

There was one lawyer in the audience of Law x Copy, a symposium held at the Center for Architecture as part of Un/Fair Use, an exhibition on architecture and copyright law earlier this month – and she left before the Q&A. To be fair, the proceedings did run long. But perhaps...