This Is Your Brain on Architecture – A Book Review by CityLab

Amanda Kolson Hurley In her new book, Sarah Williams Goldhagen presents scientific evidence for why some buildings delight us and others—too many of them—disappoint. Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for The New Republic for many years, a role she combined with...
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Courtesy Jason Pineau Lockhart Lake truck stop is on the way to the Ekati diamond mine, about 120 miles south of the Arctic circle.

The Conflicting Future for Arctic Settlement and Design | Architect Magazine

Blaine Brownell reviews ‘Many Norths: Spatial Practice in a Polar Territory’ by architects Lola Sheppard and Mason White. By Blaine Brownell With the early arrival of spring in the northern hemisphere, our attention is once again drawn to the high Arctic.The North now...
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Assessing Architecture Through Neuroscience and Psychology | Architect Magazine

Blaine Brownell reviews “Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives” by architecture critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen By Blaine Brownell We can do better. This is the fundamental message of Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes...
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A Daily Dose of Architecture: Book Review: Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide

Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA by Sam Lubell, photographs by Darren Bradley Phaidon, 2016 Flexicover, 376 pages I’ve never considered that the idiom “never judge a book by its cover” should be ascribed to illustrated books. It makes...
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Gorgeous New Book Preaches the Gospel of Brutalist Architecture | WIRED

by Margaret Rhodes Before This Brutal World ($50) was an art book from Phaidon, it was a Twitter account. Unlike your typical Twitter feed, this one eschews 140-character musings in favor of images of Brutalist buildings. Its progenitor, an art director from London named Peter...
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Architecture’s Technological Moment | Architect Magazine

The rapid pace of technological change stands to have a profound impact on the built environment and our relationship with it. By Blaine Brownell American writer and futurist Alvin Toffler’s death last month at the age of 87 brought renewed attention to the cultural...
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Wright with a model of his Guggenheim Museum in 1945. Credit Margaret Carson/New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection

In ‘Architecture’s Odd Couple,’ It’s Philip Johnson vs. Frank Lloyd Wright – The New York Times

By INGA SAFFRON ARCHITECTURE’S ODD COUPLE Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson By Hugh Howard Illustrated. 331 pp. Bloomsbury Press. $28. Odd coupling did not begin with Felix and Oscar. Think of all the rivals shackled together by history: Bernini and Borromini, Hemingway and...
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Recalling Fay Kellogg in New York City, a female builder in Berlin shows off her daring to the press. She is pictured making repairs to the roof of Berlin's City Hall in 1910 Illustrierte Frauenzeitung 38, from 1910

Where Are the Women Architects? New Book Looks at Profession’s Gender Gap – Curbed

“This is a human loss, a loss of talent and dreams and desires.” by Patrick Sisson As a prelude to her new collection of articles and essays about the gender gap in architecture, author and University of Buffalo Professor Despina Stratigakos gets personal, dedicating her book to...
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New Aging by Matthias Hollwich

Aging Gracefully: How a New Architecture for Old Age Helps Everyone – Curbed

Architect Matthias Hollwich’s book New Aging offers a radical blueprint for rethinking and redesigning old age by Patrick Sisson Architect Matthias Hollwich’s mission, simply put, is promoting a design philosophy that makes everyone more comfortable, connected, and...
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Archidose’s Book Briefs #24 – 6 New Titles for Reference

“Book Briefs” are an ongoing series of posts with two- or three-sentence first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way into my library. These briefs are not full-blown reviews, but they are a way to share more worthwhile books than...
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