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Flying Cars Are Real—And They’re Not Bad for the Climate

They might even be greener than electric ones. Lilium Robinson Meyer It has a sleek black pill of a body, with two rigid, white arms sprouting from its sides. It looks, in other words, like an iPad had a baby with a crop duster, or like a Volkswagen Bug from a future designed by...
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The Impact of the “Happiness Industry” on Architecture

A new exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture explores the measures of happiness and examines its impact on architecture. by Dima Stouhi Although The Architecture of Happiness did not gain momentum after its publication in the mid-2000s, the ideology of architecture...
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Palladio: The Power of Architecture explores the work and impact of the Italian architect. (Graeme Churchard/Via Flickr)

Palladio and his architecture come alive in new film

“Palladio: The Power of Architecture,” a new documentary from filmmaker Giacomo Gatti, explores the work and impact of the Italian architect. By Drew Zeiba A new feature-length documentary from Italian filmmaker Giacomo Gatti exploring the impact of 16th-century...
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Book review: New York City Brick by Brick: The Art of LEGO Construction

New York City Brick by Brick: The Art of LEGO Construction Jonathan Lopes Abrams, May 2019 Hardcover | 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches | 192 pages | 100 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-1419734687 | $24.99 Publisher Description: New York City Brick by Brick is the ultimate exploration of...
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Work begins on 18-story downtown Sarasota condo tower Epoch, design by NBWW

Residences at Epoch in downtown Sarasota are priced from $3.3 million to $8.5 million. SARASOTA — Site work is underway after Seaward Development LLC broke ground on Epoch, an 18-story, 23-unit condominium tower in downtown Sarasota. The project is between South Palm Avenue and...
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IM Pei dies aged 102

Breaking news: Pritzker Prize-winning architect IM Pei has passed away aged 102. Eleanor Gibson Pritzker Prize-winning architect IM Pei has passed away aged 102.The Chinese-American architect’s death on 16 May was confirmed by his firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. His...
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Increasing Diversity in Architecture: Firm Initiatives

The last of a three-part series on improving representation in the building profession describes programs organized by several architecture and engineering firms to diversify their talent pool and future leadership. By Alice Liao Architecture remains very much a white profession,...
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The electric-vehicle revolution starts with the city bus

Who knew buses could move so fast? By Michael J. Coren The era of the internal combustion engine may have peaked. A report from Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance out today (May 15) estimates conventional car sales are now in decline and more electric vehicles (EVs) will be sold than...
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This Week in Tech: The Dystopian Winner of the 2019 Evolo Skyscraper Competition

Plus, the final winners of NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, AIA’s Upjohn Research Grant recipients, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Evolo magazine selected three winners from 478 submissions to its annual Skyscraper Competition,...
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In earthquake-prone Jintai, in the Chinese province of Sichuan, Rural Urban Framework helped reconstruct a sustainable village in cooperation with the local government. The clustered dwellings feature stepped green roofs, vertical courtyards, and rainwater collection.Photo: Rural Urban Framework via AD

Repairing the Future with Caring Architecture

A new book from the MIT Press argues that architecture and urbanism have a crucial role to play in crises of nearly every kind By Meaghan O’Neill “In medical terms, critical care is a specialized branch of medicine dedicated to diagnosing and treating life-threatening...
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