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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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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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Source: Elisa Rolle (commons.wikimedia.org) Leslie (Albert Anis, 1937), Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Art Deco District

Miami shows how conservation can be combined with change | Opinion | Architects Journal

By Paul Finch The mantra ‘complementary but not a copy’ is a useful guide to interventions affecting architectural heritage, says Paul Finch The Miami Design Preservation League does excellent tours of the South Beach Art Deco district. Our guide on a recent visit was Joel...
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Courtesy Cranbrook Archives Ben Baldwin, Harry Bertoia, and Eliel Saarinen scrutinize a never-built model c. 1939 for the Smithsonian Gallery of Art.

What If: The Unbuilt Legacy | Architect Magazine

How would the architects’ legacies have been altered if some of history’s most notable unbuilt projects had actually been constructed? By Witold Rybczynski Last November, the Museum of Modern Art in New York held a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of t...
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Illustration: Lauren Nassef | Art Direction: Jelena Schulz

Pursuing Equity: 11 steps toward equitable practice.

11 steps toward equitable practice. By Damon Leverett, AIA, for AIA Architect In 2015, the American Institute of Architects passed Resolution 15-1: Equity in Architecture, a call to action for the profession to realize the goal of equitable practice. In 2016, the AIA Board of...
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