Architecture and Design Film Festival comes to New York

by Dan Howarth Dezeen promotion: highlights from the Architecture and Design Film Festival taking place in New York City this week include a documentary about Australian architect Glenn Murcutt and a movie set among the modernist gems of Columbus, Indiana. The ninth edition of...
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Satoshi Kina Las Olas Boulevard, Miami, during Hurricane Irma

Building Codes that Promote Resilient Design Still Get a Mixed Reception | Architect Magazine

Five years after Hurricane Sandy—and in the wake of a brutal hurricane season—architects face both forward and backward momentum in their efforts to champion resilient design standards. By Mary Catherine O’Connor Just days before Hurricane Irma made landfall, Michael...
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Ji Xin Wind analysis from student Ji Xin's project for Zero Energy Residential High-Rise, the studio co-taught by Ali Malkawi and Gordon Gill at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design this spring.

Education and the Performance Imperative | Architect Magazine

Ali Malkawi and Gordon Gill discuss their recent Harvard GSD studio and the need for heightened climate awareness in architecture schools. By Katie Gerfen Teaching a design studio without consideration for sustainability, resilience, and performance leads future architects in the...
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Calculating the Ecological Footprint of the Built Environment | Architect Magazine

Researchers across disciplines continue to seek an accurate method for measuring the carbon footprint of buildings. By Blaine Brownell Today I took the Footprint Calculator quiz. The results were appalling. Specifically, I visited the Global Footprint Network’s online quiz to...
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Tampa Marriott Waterside

#NBWW50 – #TBT: TAMPA MARRIOTT WATERSIDE Convention Hotel

For NBWW’s 50th anniversary we are looking at great blasts from the past for our Thursday-Throw-Backs! (A special Friday edition) This week is a special throw-back to Tampa’s Marriott Waterside Hotel and Convention Center as we continue our involvement with the new...
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(Courtesy Laborwave Designs)

Top architecture reads for the October Revolution’s 100th anniversary – Archpaper.com

By the Editors October 25th, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the October Revolution, when a group of socialist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace in Petrograd (today’s St Petersburg), an event that would echo through the 20th century and beyond by...
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The 2018 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam asks designers to confront climate change. Pictured here: Water-laden agriculture and rural development in the Netherlands. (Flickr/Franklin Heijnen)

International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam releases 2018 call for practices – Archpaper.com

By Jackson Rollings Instead of the traditional call for projects, the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) has released a call for practices for its 2018 and 2020 editions, which will share a common mission and focus on the environment. The biennials, collectively...
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Jeff Elkins Bamboo’s high tensile strength makes the material a viable option for construction.

Material Strategies for Sustainable Construction | Architect Magazine

By Blaine Brownell Waste is a crime. Embrace your inner pragmatist and celebrate materials, methods, and technologies that do more with less. Though sustainability rating programs such as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s LEED have contributed fundamental knowledge...
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The ultimate guide to dressing like an architect for Halloween – Curbed

From Le Corbusier to Denise Scott Brown by Katherine Wisniewski and Jenny Xie In the last few years, architects have done quite the dance in the mainstream cultural consciousness—Pharrell designed some shoes with Zaha Hadid, Brad Pitt is pointing at things in close proximity to...
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Can Food Waste be Turned into Building Materials? Arup Thinks So. | Architect Magazine

The multinational firm proposes upcycling organic waste for insulation, flat boards, and other building materials. By Katharine Keane In a new report entitled “The Urban Bio-Loop,” multinational professional services firm Arup proposes a new paradigm for developing building...
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