In a concept called Parked to Place, Ultrabarrio created garages that could transition to other uses. Colocating a parking garage and public transit could help drivers transition to a different commute. [Image: courtesy UltraBarrio]

These future-proof parking garages can easily morph into offices or housing

Parking takes up an extraordinary amount of space in cities. These projects are making it easier to convert it to something more useful than car storage. By Adele Peters At a 13-story office tower under construction in Hollywood that will soon serve as the headquarters of...
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The Guardian newspaper switches from plastic to biodegradable wrapping

UK national newspaper The Guardian has scrapped its polythene packaging in favour of a compostable wrapping made from potato starch, in a bid to reduce its plastic waste. Natashah Hitti UK national newspaper The Guardian has scrapped its polythene packaging in favour of a...
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Walking Tour Through the Downtown Miami Historic District | Miami Center for Architecture & Design, Inc.

Walking Tour Through the Downtown Miami Historic District This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin with a brief introductory discussion at the Miami Center...
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Sixty-Six Percent of Firm Leaders Report that Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Be One of the Biggest Trends Impacting the Industry Over the Next Five to 10 Years

According to AIA’s 2018 Firm Survey Report, 16 percent of architecture firms already use VR in their practice. By Michele Russo for AIA Architect While over a quarter of architecture firm leaders report that there has already been a significant impact of virtual and...
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Material Trends to Watch in 2019

Innovative products and systems that aim to reduce our carbon footprint are sure to make headlines this year. By Blaine Brownell As concerns about climate change and humanity’s environmental footprint increase, carbon reduction will doubtless remain a prominent topic in 2019....
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Top 10 design and architecture exhibitions: winter 2019

Our guide to the best architecture and design exhibitions for winter 2019 includes a Christian Dior retrospective and a showcase of the future of transport design. Gunseli Yalcinkaya To start a new quarterly guide to the best architecture and design exhibitions around the world,...
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Faith Lutat is pursuing a career in wind energy at Iowa Lakes Community College’s Sustainable Energy Resources and Technology program. Photo courtesy Paris to Pittsburgh

‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ documentary shows what dramatic climate action might look like

The documentary ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ portrays a U.S. fueled by renewable energy jobs. By Alissa Walker Minutes after President Donald Trump vowed to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord in 2017, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto received an alert on his phone. The...
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And don’t forget to spread the word… NBWW seeks Construction Administrator position in Tampa!

Construction Administrator Tampa, FL USA Perfect position for candidate with a minimum 5 years experience in hospitality related projects, looking for a full-time opportunity. Candidate is to be based in Tampa but must be willing to travel. Candidate should have a professional...
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One of South Florida’s largest resorts just hit the market, asking as much as $1B

Brookfield completed a $100M renovation of the Diplomat Beach Resort in 2017 Katherine Kallergis Brookfield Asset Management is looking to sell the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, the largest resort in Broward County and the second-largest in South Florida after the...
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11 Architecture Biennials to Pay Attention to in 2019

Nicolás Valencia Venice captured all architects’ hearts and minds last year, but 2019 —a Venice-less year— will be still a year full of biennials and festivals around the world (many of which we’re proud to be official partners of). The excitement is already building....
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