What's up with the Chicago Biennial? (Courtesy Chicago Architecture Biennial)

What’s up with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial? – Archpaper.com

By Matthew Messner The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) will open its second iteration this September under the theme “Make New History.” This raises some serious questions. Why are we still talking about “history” in architecture? Didn’t the cheeky use of architectural...
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Why Architecture Needs to be Stylish | Architect Magazine

Aaron Betsky writes that style is critical to how architects make the world better. By Aaron Betsky The article I wrote recently broached a delicate subject in architecture: that of style. To call someone stylish might be OK, but to call their work such is just not done in our...
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“We have much to learn from the timber constructivists”

Aaron Betsky Architects designing for America‘s future suburbs should look back to the country’s unsung modernists, who created site-appropriate and liveable timber homes across the USA, says Aaron Betsky in this Opinion column. Drive around the suburbs that arose...
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The Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, Germany, by James Stirling

Make No Bad Plans: sexy plans still matter | Architect Magazine

In an age where the screen has replaced the pen and paper, Aaron Betsky explains why sexy plans still matter. By Aaron Betsky Is the plan still the generator? For generations, architects have used Le Corbusier’s phrase to base their designs on an apportionment of spaces that...
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Architecture Is an Antidote | Architect Magazine

Move over, Le Corbusier. The next revolutionary moment in architecture has arrived. But to realize its potential, we have to sell it. By Ned Cramer Two out of three Americans are dissatisfied with “the way things are going in the United States,” according to a May 2017 Gallup...
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Angela Brady (left) says we need to recognize women but Dorte Mandrup says female titles are patronizing.

The great debate: Should you call these women ‘female architects’? – CNN.com

By Jenni Marsh, CNN In a controversial opinion editorial published by design magazine Dezeen last month, Dorte Mandrup made a bold declaration. “I am not a female architect. I am an architect.” The award-winning Danish architect, and founder of the Copenhagen-based...
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Frank Lloyd Wright at 150 – Curbed guide to the most famous architect in U.S. history

The Curbed guide to the most famous architect in U.S. history by Curbed Frank Lloyd Wright’s talent, creativity, and output are the reasons he’s still remembered on his 150th birthday, lionized for launching a modern, multifaceted American architecture. But his fame, engineered...
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Courtesy Iwan Baan Stilt houses in Ganvie, Benin.

AIA Opposes U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Accord | Architect Magazine

The American Institute of Architects has released a statement protesting Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. By ARCHITECT Staff The AIA has come out in strong opposition to Donald Trump’s June 1 decision withdrawing the United States from the...
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How to Avoid Employee Burnout | Architect Magazine

Practitioners and psychologists weigh in on tactics to promote a healthy, successful practice. By Sarah Rafson Architects may not be surprised to learn that workplace stress contributed an estimated $190 billion to U.S. healthcare costs in 2015. The cutthroat culture of design...
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What Zaha Hadid’s Paintings Reveal about Her Legacy | Architect Magazine

An exhibition at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery highlights how the architect’s early work informed her vision. By Joseph Giovannini Zaha Hadid died last year as a triumphant succession of her buildings finished or neared completion, most of them deeply imprinted...
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