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The Impact of the “Happiness Industry” on Architecture

A new exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture explores the measures of happiness and examines its impact on architecture. by Dima Stouhi Although The Architecture of Happiness did not gain momentum after its publication in the mid-2000s, the ideology of architecture...
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For Our Happy Life, a non-archival show at the Canadian Centre for Architecture on exhibit May 8 through October 13, the institution commissioned works from artists and architects like the Italian photographer Emanuela Meloni. Pictured: Meloni’s Buio, 2019. Courtesy Canadian Centre for Architecture

How the “Happiness Industry” Is Changing Architecture

A new exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) explores the quantifying and ranking of happiness and probes its impact on architecture. Samuel Medina The Architecture of Happiness was a trite book published in the mid-2000s and mercifully forgotten. Our Happy...
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The new museum, and a cradle designed by Peter Keler (1922) from the collection bloomimages

Weimar—birthplace of Bauhaus—opens new museum dedicated to the influential design school

On the same day, the nearby Neues Museum Weimar will open a new permanent exhibition on early Modernism Catherine Hickley The German city of Weimar earned Unesco World Heritage status for its classical past, embodied in buildings such as Goethe’s house and the Residential Palace....
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AI: More than Human exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London

Top 10 architecture and design exhibitions: spring 2019

To continue our quarterly guide of the best architecture and design exhibitions around the world, we’ve chosen 10 of the best to visit in the next three months. Jordi Fairs To continue our quarterly guide to the best architecture and design exhibitions around the world,...
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Robert Motherwell in his Provincetown studio, 1969, with Open No. 97: The Spanish House.© 2019 Dedalus Foundation, Inc. Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

Robert Motherwell Found Unlikely Inspiration in Architecture

A new solo exhibition on the artist at Kasmin gallery in New York takes a second look at the Abstract Expressionist painter By Katherine McGrath As one of the founders of the Abstract Expressionist movement, Robert Motherwell was nothing if not ambitious. “It took a lot of...
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Cornell's Wasted: Design for the End of Material as We Know It symposium looked at construction without waste (Courtesy David Salomon)

Cornell symposium looks at architecture and construction post-waste

Wasted: Design for the End of Material as We Know It, a symposium at Cornell University, looked at construction without waste. By David Salomon Can you imagine a world without waste? A world where the leftovers of today are easily turned into a delicious dinner tomorrow? Can such...
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Harvard art museums “Verdure” (1950) by Herbert Bayer

Bowing to the Bauhaus when we all were Modern – The Boston Globe

The Bauhaus school proposed radical egalitarianism through design. For its centenary, a new show at Harvard suggests it had a ways to go. By Murray Whyte CAMBRIDGE — “Less is more, ” Mies van der Rohe, he of the towering, steel-ribbed black-glass boxes, once famously proclaimed,...
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Illustrations by Naomi Elliott

An illustrated guide to New York City’s architectural styles

From the 18th century to today By Sam Lubell  Illustrations by Naomi Elliott Few places are as comfortable with architectural variety as New York, a city that has always reinvented itself, but never thrown away its past. As a result, it boasts one of the liveliest mixes of...
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Bauhaus is 100 years old in 2019—but which one are we celebrating?

The German school, one of the crucibles of Modernism, was a complex entity Charles Darwent On 1 April 1919, a new school of applied arts opened in Weimar, the de facto capital of the Weimar Republic. State and school would last as long as each other, and die young of the same...
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museo nacional del virreinato tepotzotlán V, 2015 all images © candida höfer, köln / VG bild-kunst, bonn | courtesy of sean kelly, new york

candida höfer’s architectural photography in mexico exhibits in new york

by kat barandy sean kelly will present a solo exhibition by german photographer candida höfer, known for her rigorously composed, large-scale color ‘portraits’ of architectural interiors. höfer’s upcoming exhibition features works drawn from her mexico series, which she undertook...
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