Facebook Facebook's Aquila drone will bring Internet connectivity to the world.

This Week in Tech: Facebook’s Drone and Internet to All | Architect Magazine

Facebook wants even more people to know its name. Yesterday, the social network released more information on its drone, Aquila, which aims to give the remaining 10 percent of the world who are offline an Internet connection (and probably a Facebook account). The carbon-fiber...
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The Gando Primary School (2001) in Burkina Faso by Diébédo Francis Kéré. The clay-brick construction was deliberately designed to engage neighbors in the construction process. All images courtesy Louisiana Museum.

AFRICA Provides Creative Vision of Contemporary and Traditional Architecture

by Patrick Sisson Africa’s varied cultures have rich histories, but often, the continent’s modern art and design doesn’t become part of the wider dialogue. A new exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark seeks to remedy that by showcasing the...
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The Ritz-Carlton Resort & Residences in Key Biscayne

#TBT – NBWW Design throwback: THE RITZ-CARLTON RESORT & RESIDENCES Key Biscayne, Florida

THE RITZ-CARLTON RESORT & RESIDENCES Key Biscayne, Florida 250 guestroom hotel 125 condo-hotel units 20,000 sf spa & fitness center Beach & tennis club From Ritz-Carlton: Escape to a luxury Miami Beach resort that exudes the classic charm of South Florida. Located on...
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Illustration: Viktor Koen

Design Is Not Enough; reducing the debt barrier | Architect Magazine

Going to the barricades in the AIA’s Year of the Advocate is a collective effort and an individual responsibility. By Dominic Mercier for AIA Architect For young architects and architects-to-be, the numbers are daunting. A 2012 survey conducted by the American Institute of...
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A wall constructed in glazed-headed Flemish bond with bricks of various shades and lengths: cc Pawel Wozniak

Today we like Handmade Brick! Brick architecture and design projects | Dezeen magazine

Architects are beginning to rediscover the potential of handmade bricks, which offer subtle colour variations and a wider variety of textures than the standard mass-produced version. Recent examples include an asymmetric house in Belgium, a canal-side development in London with...
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ICD/ITKE Inside the 2014-2015 iteration of the biomimetic research pavilion at the University of Stuttgart, in Germany, that this year uses bundled strands of carbon fiber to support a translucent ETFE membrane.

Arachnid Architecture as Human Shelter | Architect Magazine

A spider-inspired ETFE-and-carbon-fiber shell shapes this year’s research pavilion from the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Computational Design and Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design. By Blaine Brownell Biological designs and novel fabrication...
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The Four Books on Architecture: by Andrea Palladio

The Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio was one of the most influential figures that the field of architecture has ever produced. For classical architects, the term Palladian stands for a vocabulary of architectural forms embodying perfection and beauty. Of even greater...
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NBWW’s design of the Marriott Marquis at Miami Worldcenter featured in South Florida Business & Wealth magazine.

Marriott Marquis Worldcenter Adds to Downtown Miami’s Transformation by Leslie Kraft Burke The Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter Hotel & Expo Center will be a new chapter for the city: It will be the first combination five-star hotel and major conference center for...
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Tampa Marriott Waterside

#TBT – NBWW Design throwback: TAMPA MARRIOTT WATERSIDE Convention Hotel

TAMPA MARRIOTT WATERSIDE Tampa, Florida Convention headquarters hotel 714 guestrooms/suites 75,000 sf convention space Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina’s premier location on Tampa’s pedestrian-friendly Riverwalk connects guests to downtown’s dynamic...
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Facades Plus: Facades+ is the leading conference on high performance and high design building skins.

Facades+ is the leading conference on high performance and high design building skins. Join the robust dialogue that covers all aspects of building envelopes and is the key to building systems integration, resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. Who should come?...
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