“Designers and diplomats must work together” says government advisor

The design community and foreign policymakers need to communicate better to help solve global urbanisation issues, says US Department of State advisor by Ian Klaus The design community and foreign policymakers need to attend each other’s events and communicate, if we are to...
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Are micro-apartments a revolutionary or exploitative trend?

Thanks to recently repealed laws, in NYC only building codes provide a de facto minimum unit size (somewhere in the upper 200 square foot range). By Zach Edelson The situation was dire: People were flocking to cities for work, but scarce land and lack of new construction were...
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What can western planners learn from Asia’s mega-cities?

“We can’t stop superblocks or sprawl, but we have to make space for life in between” Aaron Betsky finds lessons for western city planners and designers in amongst the mega-blocks, privatised spaces and urban sprawl of Asian cities. As a tourist and business...
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Fernando Romero has unveiled plans for a binational city spanning the US-Mexico border called Border City

Borders are “primitive” limits says designer of US-Mexico binational city

London Design Biennale 2016: architect Fernando Romero has unveiled plans for a binational city spanning the US-Mexico border, amid Donald Trump’s calls for a wall to be built between the two countries Romero’s Border City presents a utopian vision for a city with...
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Architecture’s place in the museum | Archinect

Bridget Gayle Ground The role that architecture plays in our individual and communal lives is often overlooked, yet in an age when environmental crises are imminent and individuals increasingly turn inward to their electronic devices, an investment in quality spaces that promote...
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The most interesting ideas in architecture right now | TED

Jun 29, 2016 / Fred Bernstein Architecture expos are often futurist fantasias of design — but this year’s Venice Biennale explores how humanity’s first art can house (and treat) us all better. So-called “starchitecture,” flashy buildings designed by high-profile architects, has...
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How will Brexit will affect architecture and design?

Brexit crisis: shockwaves are rippling through the architecture and design industries following the UK’s decision to sever ties with the European Union. Our dedicated newsletter pulls together the latest expert opinion and reaction to Brexit from the pages of Dezeen. Read...
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Demand new policies to make the best of Brexit – DeZeen

Architects and designers in the UK should start fighting for better post-Brexit policies for their industry, according to Rohan Silva. EU referendum: architects and designers in the UK should stop complaining about the outcome of the EU referendum and instead start fighting for...
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UK architects and designers react to “nightmare” result of EU referendum

EU referendum: the UK’s architects and designers have been left reeling by the results of yesterday’s referendum, in which the country voted to leave the European Union. The result, which came through overnight, was split 52 per cent in favour of leave, and 48 per...
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Mexico is a booming market for design and architecture, says Luteca

Mexico‘s luxury resort boom is leading to a surge in demand for locally sourced products, according to Mexican design brand Luteca. US firms that are building in Mexico City and constructing high-end resorts across the country are choosing to furnish the spaces with designs...
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