A new rendering of MDM Development Group’s planned expo center and hotel in downtown Miami. The developer is breaking up the project into two phases. Courtesy Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates (NBWW)

Developer of downtown Miami expo center and hotel tweaks design

By David Smiley for The Miami Herald With the market shifting, the developer building a $525 million convention center and hotel on the site of the former Miami Arena is tweaking the project’s design. The Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter Hotel & Expo will still be built...
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Frank Josef, New York Slum. Albertina, Wien.

Architectural drawings from the Albertina opens at Tchoban Foundation

BERLIN.- The latest temporary exhibition in the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin presents masterly architectural drawings from the Albertina’s collection in Vienna. The Albertina is one of the most prominent collections of the world with over one million works covering...
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“Smart devices introduce an ambiguity over who is in charge”

by Reinier de Graaf Opinion: “smart” technology promises to make our lives easier by learning what we like and giving us more of it, says Reinier de Graaf. But who will really be in control when the machines know everything about us? The US recently rolled out a law...
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Challenging Washington’s Architectural History – NY Times

Architectural diversity on Washington’s National Mall is in full flower. By LINDA HALES WASHINGTON — From day one, the American capital was designed as a city of the future, even if the architecture was rooted in the past. Now, after more than two centuries, history is...
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The Promise of ‘Enchanted’ Architecture

The built environment needs to cut down on its screen time and find new ways to make existing products and spaces “smart.” By Blaine Brownell The Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived. From connected automobiles to pet-tracking chips, the movement describes an...
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The AIA Explores Perceptions of Gender and Racial Equity in Architecture

Significantly more women than men noted gender disparity in the industry, while a majority of respondents agreed that minorities are under-represented. The question remains: What are we going to do about it? By Hallie Busta It’s been a decade since the AIA took an in-depth,...
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Architecture for Humanity Announces a New Name and a Fresh Start

The rebranding effort centers on the nonprofit’s commitment to participatory design that benefits the collective community. By Wanda Lau The nonprofit originally known as Architecture for Humanity (AFH) and more recently as Architecture for Humanity Chapter Networks (AFHCN)...
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Faena lands demolition OK for Versailles lobby

The property will be torn down to build two condo towers By Francisco Alvarado Nine months after a boxy 1955 addition to the Versailles Hotel was torn down as part of Faena Miami Beach, the Miami Beach Preservation Board approved additional demolition work in the Art Deco hotel’s...
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Miami Beach approves measures to clean up Ocean Drive

City commission adopts task force report on upgrading lighting, boosting police presence By James Teeple Miami Beach commissioners moved to address complaints of petty crime, out-of-control noise and sidewalks overcrowded with tables and umbrellas on Ocean Drive. Commissioners...
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The Rise and Rise of Pop-Up Architecture – Curbed

How temporary design became mainstream by Marni Epstein-Mervis For five weeks in August and September 2015, street artist Banksy opened a dystopian theme park with Disney-esque castles and theme rides in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare in southwest England. Attractions...
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