Instagram design guide shows architects how to create “a visual sense of amazement”

Architects should make Instagram-friendly elements a central part of their designs for hotels, bars and restaurants to boost their chances of success, according to a new report. Marcus Fairs Architects should make Instagram-friendly elements a central part of their designs for...
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A rendering of the entry hall at the upcoming Higgins Hotel & Convention Center in New Orleans. Image: Courtesy of the National WWII Museum

Higgins Hotel Sets 2019 Debut: Kay Lang, NBWW to design hotel adjacent to WWII Museum in NOLA

Boutique Design The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center in New Orleans is on track for completion in 2019. Created by the National WWII Museum to help expand its educational programs, the 230-key property, which broke ground late last year, will be the first Curio Collection by...
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Google’s office on 8th Avenue in Manhattan All images courtesy of Google

Google’s new plan to create more accessible offices – Curbed

A holistic approach to universal design wants to make the workspace better for all by Patrick Sisson Google software engineer Sasha Blair-Goldensohn takes issues of accessibility very personally. The lifelong New Yorker, who was injured when a tree fell on him during a walk...
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Arches within La Sagrada Familia; Author: Rp22

Details How Biomimicry Can be Applied to Architecture from Financial Times Article | ArchDaily

by Sabrina Santos In a recent article published by the Financial Times, architect and public speaker Michael Pawlyn delves into how biomimicry can be applied to architecture in order to solve design problems and create a more sustainable future. Even in very early examples,...
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This Strange Stockholm Wind Farm Generates Power Through Writhing Tentacles – CityLab

The proposed “Strawscraper” would create energy from the gyration of thousands of follicles. by John Metcalfe Wind turbines are a fine source of green energy, but some would argue they’re also eyesores. People have tried to lessen their horizon-dominating nature...
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