Darfur refugee camp in Chad; Author: Mark Knobil

Architecture Across Borders – One in every 122 people worldwide is displaced. Curbed

One in every 122 people worldwide is displaced. How can architects help without causing harm? by Sarah Hucal On a brisk April afternoon, children play outside a complex of shipping containers in the far-flung Berlin suburb of Buch. The sun shines a jarring light on the boxy...
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World’s Monuments and Cities Under Grave Threat Due to Climate Change, New Report Details – Curbed

The report does not bode well by Asad Syrkett Oh dear: A sobering new report—released jointly by UNESCO, the United Nations Environment Program, and the Union of Concerned Scientists, and recently written up in the New York Times—details the serious threat climate change and...
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MiamiCentral towers beginning to rise, image by Flickr user Phillip Pessar

All Aboard Florida’s MiamiCentral Phase One Starting to Take Shape | SkyriseCities

Since our last update in late 2015, progress has been moving along nicely at Phase One of All Aboard Florida‘s MiamiCentral Station… the project will come in two phases, beginning with two residential towers and an office building, all of which will rest atop the...
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Curbed’s Guide to Architectural Tourism Across the Country

by Patrick Sisson You can scan social media and admire great architecture and design from afar, but there’s something to be said about seeing a great work in its natural environment. With summer travel season about to start, there’s plenty of time to get site-specific...
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Venice architecture biennale 2016 – ideas for real world problems | The Guardian

A sense of social purpose drives this year’s Venice biennale, and while good intentions don’t always translate into good ideas, the best combine usefulness, economy and beauty Rowan Moore Architects are insecure about their usefulness. They work with buildings, which are...
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Wanda Lau

Innovation in Architecture Starts with the Perfect Pitch

The 2016 Equity by Design Hackathon at this year’s AIA Convention taught participants to embrace their creativity to solve design and practice problems. By Wanda Lau The day before thousands of people poured into the Pennsylvania Convention Center to watch the opening...
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The Living: The connections that form the frame (shown) of a partition by The Living for Airbus are based on design permutations from natural structures.

When Architecture, Art, and Biology Collide | Architect Magazine

A recent symposium at the University of Minnesota explored the convergence of these three fields and the interdisciplinary design solutions that result in the built environment and beyond.   By Blaine Brownell In April, several University of Minnesota colleagues and I hosted...
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Virtual reality offers architects a whole new way of designing

New virtual reality tools will allow architects and designers to create buildings and products intuitively in 3D space around them, according to the director of visualisation studio VRtisan (+ movie). The technology, which couples VR software created for game designers with...
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What must happen before Miami gets a new expo center and hotel | Miami Herald

By David Smiley The fate of the downtown convention center and hotel coveted for years by Miami business and tourism boosters now rests on the willingness of county and city of Miami officials to reopen one of South Florida’s most controversial compacts. Late Monday night, MDM...
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Koolhaas: architecture has a problem with communication

Too many architects only talk to other architects that share the same views, and are becoming increasingly irrelevant as a result, according to OMA founder Rem Koolhaas. In his keynote speech at the American Institute of Architects‘ annual convention last week, Koolhaas...
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