Mark Foster Gage Architects Mark Foster Gage's design for a skyscraper on West 57th Street in New York

Why Architecture Needs to be Stylish | Architect Magazine

Aaron Betsky writes that style is critical to how architects make the world better. By Aaron Betsky The article I wrote recently broached a delicate subject in architecture: that of style. To call someone stylish might be OK, but to call their work such is just not done in our...
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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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The Seasteading Institute’s floating cities are designed for unregulated innovation

Calum Lindsay A plan to build self-sufficient floating cities outside of national borders features in the latest movie from our Dezeen x MINI Living video series. The Seasteading Institute is a non-profit organisation founded by political economic theorist Patri Friedman and...
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cc: Michael Holley

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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BBC – The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel.

By Michael Bond “We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us,” mused Winston Churchill in 1943 while considering the repair of the bomb-ravaged House of Commons. More than 70 years on, he would doubtless be pleased to learn that neuroscientists and psychologists...
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Sean Davis Aerial of Memphis, Tenn.

Defining Desirable Cities and Neighborhoods Through Regulations | Architect Magazine

Local zoning laws and strategic plans that promote transit-oriented development and pedestrian-friendly downtowns are helping to shape great cities. By Ian Spula Great power to effect change in cities resides within local development codes. The era of the single-use factory, the...
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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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Sara Johnson From left: Nóra Demeter, Cheryl McAfee, Michael Ford, and Frances Anderton

AIA Conference: What’s Next | Architect Magazine

At the final keynote session on Saturday, DnA: Design and Architecture’s Frances Anderton hosted a panel and social psychologist Amy Cuddy spoke about her research in human behavior. By Sara Johnson On the final day of AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, the three-day...
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Erin Gehle Women in Green (Ecotone Publishing, 2007)

Women in Green: A Decade Later. Activism to combat climate change | Architect Magazine

What impact does gender equity have on activism to combat climate change? A lot, it turns out. By Kira Gould, Lance Hosey Next month marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of our book, Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design (Ecotone Publishing, 2007). It was the...
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