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Chicago Architecture Biennial, in second act, will tackle architects’ roles in a frayed society – Curbed

Curators and architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee talk to Curbed by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg The Chicago Architecture Biennial returns to the city this fall, two years after attracting over half a million visitors to the Windy City. The biennial’s sophomore showing will again...
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Where Architects Stand on Climate Change | Architectural Record

Lance Hosey, FAIA In January, amid an outcry about the American Institute of Architects’ post-election declaration in support of the Trump administration, its Board of Directors issued “Where architects stand: A statement of our values.” Two of the statement’s seven planks...
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SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM Entries to the Chicago Tribune Tower competition (1922). L-R: John Howells and Raymond Hood (winner), Eliel Saarinen, Bertram Goodhue, Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer, Max Taut.

Architecture and What Not: “What If” histories are fascinating but misleading | The Huffington Post

“What If” histories are fascinating but misleading. Lance Hosey, Contributor In 2014, the British historian Richard J. Evans railed against “what if” scenarios about historical events: “‘Counterfactuals,’ as such ‘what-if’ speculations are generally termed by the aficionados, are...
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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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Photography: Carl Bower; Thomas Vonier, FAIA, 2017 AIA President

Influence: Beyond ideas, only action leads to power | Architect Magazine

Beyond ideas, only action leads to power. By Thomas Vonier, FAIA, for AIA Architect Architects around the world seem to face the same issues. They certainly voice the same complaints: Fees aren’t adequate; clients expect too much, don’t value design, and don’t understand what we...
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Informal assembly at the Urban School Ruhr, Athens Credit Photo: Joanne Pouzenc

What’s Wrong with Academia? On Alternative Schools of Architecture |  Archinect

By Joanne Pouzenc Over the course of the last few years, debate around the form of architectural education has reached new levels of popularity, illustrated by the proliferation of reflexive initiatives, conferences and publications around artistic and architectural education as...
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The five typologies of legislative buildings. (Diagram: XML)

These 5 architectural designs influence every legislature in the world — and tell you how each governs – The Washington Post

By Max Cohen de Lara and David Mulder van der Vegt Every one of the United Nations’ 193 member states has a legislature — and each has a plenary hall for its meetings. How does the architecture of these assembly spaces structure the way that legislature makes decisions? To answer...
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On International Women’s Day, 50 inspirational women in architecture and design

Amy Frearson To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Dezeen editorial team has nominated 50 women and female-led studios from the architecture and design industry who inspire us. In no particular order… See the List of Women HERE >>>> Source: DeZeen On...
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Xavier Boymond, Courtesy Selux In Paris, the night mayor is tasked with empowering the nightlife industry and taking part in infrastructure planning like the Place de la République renovation.

Advocacy After Dark: connecting and empowering nighttime economies, community members, and political stakeholders

Cities around the world are appointing and electing “night mayors” to promote their nighttime economies. By Katharine Keane Historically, daytime and nighttime hours have been associated with different—and even conflicting—personas, but with technology enabling round-the-clock...
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HUD’s Next Chapter Proves Elusive | Architect Magazine

Incoming HUD secretary Ben Carson says he will bring a holistic approach to housing. But his beliefs on housing policy spell an uncertain future for the agency. By Deane Madsen, Assoc. AIA, for AIA Architect To understand what lies ahead for the U.S. Department of Housing and...
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