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This Week in Tech: Rooting Out Homelessness with Bioceramic Geodesic Domes

Plus, the next version of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard is up for comment, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane According to a recent Fast Company article, design startup Geoship has partnered with online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos...
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Engineer Hired To Begin Work On 40-Story Downtown Miami Towers

Miami Riverside Center now has an engineer. Bliss & Nyitray, Inc announced on social media last week that they had been hired as the engineer for the project. The company will be working on multiple 40 story residential towers, as well as 19-story office tower. Miami voters...
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Dezeen Day will tackle five critical issues facing architecture and design

The inaugural Dezeen Day conference in London on 30 October 2019 will address the circular economy and four other critical topics. Marcus Fairs The inaugural Dezeen Day conference in London on 30 October 2019 will address the future of cities, materials and education, as well as...
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Morse and Stiles Colleges, Yale University, 1958-62, Eero Saarinen, architect. Saarinen is seen here with a large model of the two residential colleges, which he designed to have the rambling plan of an Italian hill town. Yale Manuscripts and Archives. (Excerpted from Living on Campus: An Architectural History of the American Dormitory.) Courtesy University of Minnesota Press

19 New Architecture and Design Books For Summer 2019

With warmer weather comes a fresh batch of exciting texts on architecture and design, past and present. Zachary Edelson, Samuel Medina, Laurel Rogers, Joseph P. Sgambati III Twice a year, the editors at Metropolis gather the most exciting books in one place for your convenience....
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E. A. Ehrmann, Shore Park Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, 1939.

Living With Water in Miami Beach

Jessie Kindig on preservation in Miami Beach CRISP, LOW-LYING, AND QUIETLY BEAUTIFUL, the Art Deco boulevards of Miami Beach constitute what the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) calls an “Open Air Museum of 20th Century Architecture,” driving tourism and the city’s...
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Cutaway painting of a toroidal space colony, depicting a multi-tiered urban fabric. (NASA Ames Research Center/Rick Guidice)

Space Settlements explores what happens when we run out of Earth

In Space Settlements, Fred Scharmen argues that a series of paintings produced as part of a NASA study in 1975 has had a lasting impact on design. By Jonathan Hilburg Space Settlements By Fred Scharmen Columbia Books on Architecture and the City $24.00 The Earth is finite, and...
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Here’s A List Of Every Tower Announced At Miami Worldcenter To Date, Now Nearing A Dozen

Miami Worldcenter is in the process of transforming downtown Miami, with block after block of massive towers already underway or in planning. It is either the biggest or second biggest urban development project in the United States (some say that New York’s Hudson Yards is...
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Architecture Critic Michael Kimmelman on His Socially Conscious Work as a Writer-Activist

by Time Sensitive On the latest episode of Time Sensitive podcast, produced by the New York-based “conscious entertainment” media company The Slowdown, co-host Spencer Bailey speaks with New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman. The two discuss Kimmelman’s...
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Wanda Lau The Practice Innovation Lab held during the 2017 AIA Young Architects Forum was co-organized by the author and encouraged attendees to network and think beyond design as a business model.

What Meaningful Networking Requires and Offers in Return

Building professional connections is a skill not taught in many architecture programs, but it is a necessity in practice, Evelyn Lee writes in her first column for ARCHITECT. By Evelyn Lee   According to Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point (Back Bay Books, 2002), I would be...
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The densest square kilometer of New York City, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, contains 42,673 people. Garrett Dash Nelson/OpenMap Tiles

What Micro-Mapping a City’s Density Reveals

Exploring density by the square kilometer reveals as much variation within cities as between them—and shows that raw statistics can be deceptive. Garrett Dash Nelson Density is one of the most important urban characteristics. A high-density city like New York looks, feels, and...
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