The Living: The connections that form the frame (shown) of a partition by The Living for Airbus are based on design permutations from natural structures.

When Architecture, Art, and Biology Collide | Architect Magazine

A recent symposium at the University of Minnesota explored the convergence of these three fields and the interdisciplinary design solutions that result in the built environment and beyond.   By Blaine Brownell In April, several University of Minnesota colleagues and I hosted...
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Koolhaas: architecture has a problem with communication

Too many architects only talk to other architects that share the same views, and are becoming increasingly irrelevant as a result, according to OMA founder Rem Koolhaas. In his keynote speech at the American Institute of Architects‘ annual convention last week, Koolhaas...
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Can Architects Save Former Arizona Boomtowns?

A series of design studios at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture focuses on Globe and Miami, two Arizona towns suffering from downturns in mining operations. By Aaron Betsky There is nothing that lets you understand a neighborhood better than working on its buildings...
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Platform City proposal for downtown Houston Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Unrealized City Plans: 9 What-Ifs That Would Have Changed U.S. Cities – Curbed

Counterfactual city planning, missed opportunities, and a floating stadium by Patrick Sisson The history of any city, a conglomeration of decades of developments and design trends, contains numerous false starts. Buildings that weren’t finished, plans that never materialized,...
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Villa Le Lac, Corseaux, Switzerland - (1924) - Photo: Schwizgebel

How Mothers Influence Architecture: 5 Iconic Homes Designed for Archit

By Jana Perkovic We do not celebrate enough the role of mothers in design. On the eve of Mother’s Day in many countries, let us remember one thing about architecture: a commission from one’s mother is how some of the most notable careers in architecture began. There is an adage...
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Improving with age? How city design is adapting to older populations

As cities experience a demographic shift, the need for age-friendly design is becoming ever more critical. From almshouses to driverless cars, the future of urban housing and mobility may just be shaped for and by the elderly. by Alice Grahame There is no denying it: like it or...
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Reflections on the amazing Zaha Hadid and her Miami connection

Zaha Hadid, the foremost woman architect in the world, died Thursday in Miami, her adopted second home. 1000 Museum Tower downtown will be a fitting monument to her career. BY ALASTAIR GORDON for The Miami Herald Architect Zaha Hadid, who died Thursday morning in Miami, was a...
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Iconic art deco buildings in Miami Beach. Laurent Bolli via FlickrCC

Sea-Level Rise Threatens Miami’s Historic Architecture | Miami New Times

By Jessica Lipscomb The seas are rising. And Miami is in grave danger of going under. Anyone who lives in South Florida and isn’t living in a Marco Rubio-size bubble of denial knows these facts by now, and the national media has been pounding the story into the ground in...
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Design can support or change company culture says Haworth research

Haworth white papers: workplace culture is the most important factor to take into account when designing office spaces, according to research by Haworth. The research, contained in a white paper produced by the US office furniture giant, found that organisational culture is a...
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University of Arkansas Community Design Center

Q+A: Building a National Network of Resilient-Design Studios

Sherry-Lea Bloodworth Botop, executive director of the AIA’s Architects Foundation, discusses the nonprofit’s goals for its six regional, university-based design studios and how they’re targeting local needs related to social, disaster, and chronic issues. By Hallie Busta Last...
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