Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry Displays Lego Architecture in a Bold New Way | Architectural Digest

At the “Brick by Brick” exhibition, the famous plastic bricks are used to re-create One World Trade Center, the Golden Gate Bridge, and other architectural feats Text by Nick Mafi Since Legos were first produced in the mid-20th century, the colorful interlocking bricks have...
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Walkable Cities Gaining Ground Against Suburbs, Says Report – Curbed

Research says walkable urban places command a rent premium, increase equity—and are poised for more growth. by Patrick Sisson For the last six or seven decades, the United States has seen rapid growth in the suburbs, a huge shift from the boom in walkable urban places that took...
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Zom scores $101M loan for NBWW designed Met Square rental tower in downtown Miami

Met Square includes Silverspot Cinema, restaurants, retail and luxury apartments June 14, 2016 07:00AM By Katherine Kallergis Orlando-based apartment developer Zom has bought into Met Square, the final phase of MDM’s Metropolitan Miami project, and closed a $101 million loan for...
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“The Destruction of Memory” documentary explores the role of architecture in cultural genocide

By Jason Sayer In light of the destruction to architectural heritage sites in Palmyra, The Destruction of Memory documentary film couldn’t be more topical: it examines “the war against culture, and the battle to save it.” Based on architecture critic Robert Bevan’s acclaimed book...
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The death of the desk | Architecture Now

Workplace experts Unispace predict the “death of the desk” by 2020, outlined in the recently released report “Workplace 2020”. Workspace design experts Unispace believe that the traditional office will change irrevocably in as little as five years, and...
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How to write a great architecture job ad | Archinect

Lindsay Urquhart With competition for great architectural talent at an all-time high, how can you ensure that your job stands out from the crowd? When you’re writing copy, try to remember that there is something unique and great about every job role. It seems obvious, but many...
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Biennale Applauded for Shifting Focus to World Improvement From ‘Starchitects’

This year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture is like none that came before. BY Laura Maggi Take just the previous two, mainly focused on the theoretical aspects of the discipline. The 2012 edition took on the lack of understanding between architecture and society. The 2014 version...
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How seven cities are inventing the future of transportation – Washington Post

By Michael Laris, illustrations by Nick Slater How do you get to the city of the future? Seven cities have spent six months racing to answer that question. They’re vying for a $40 million start-up prize from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which asked them to juggle three...
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What to Expect When Working With an Architect – Curbed

There are five basic steps when working with an architect by Melissa Dalton The process of working with an architect is quite fluid, with the architect donning many hats at various times, from big picture thinker to detailed project manager. That’s the value to hiring one, says...
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1. Space print (Geospace, Interplanetary, Interstellar, Intergalactic, Beyond) in limited edition grey, $55, Brainstorm

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 10 Useful, Fun, or Otherwise Cool Ideas – Curbed

Happy shopping! by Jenny Xie People say dad is the hardest family member to shop for, but it doesn’t have to be that way. After all, when it comes down to it, don’t we all merely want something ingeniously useful, simply beautiful, or just plain fun? Below,...
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